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911 Smoked Meat Fundraiser to Benefit Heart Patient

October 15, 2018
MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (10/15/18) — Muhlenberg County 911 crews will be cooking and smoking meat and delivering meals as a fundraiser for Brayden Morris on Thursday, Oct. 25 but orders must be received soon. Proceeds will go to 16-year-old Braden Morris, who…

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Maroons Knock Off Logan County, 21-17

October 13, 2018 Steve LeMaster
RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (10/13/18) — Running back Jeriah Hightower rushed 21 times for 101 yards and one touchdown as Madisonville-North Hopkins defeated Logan County 21-17 in a Class…
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Letter to the Editor: Know More about…

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KENTUCKY (10/15/18) — We’d like to encourage everyone to get to know the candidates on the ballot before they go to the polls this election. There are many races on the ballot and sometimes gathering enough information on the candidates in order to make an informed vote can be overwhelming. That’s why the Commonwealth Policy Center and Commonwealth Policy PAC have teamed up to produce a voter…
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KENTUCKY (10/15/18) — Like an unexpected gust of wind that blows the hat off your head or flips your umbrella inside out, last week’s stock market performance startled investors. Looking back, it’s easy to identify some of the factors that may have contributed to investors’ unease and shaken confidence in the markets. Ben Levisohn of Barron’s offered a brief rundown that included: • The yield on…
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Social Security Matters: Penalties for…

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KENTUCKY (10/15/18) — A reader asks Rusty about possible Medicare penalties for late enrollment. Dear Rusty: I’ve never been a fan of socialized medicine, so wasn’t happy with that whole “Great Society” thing that happened back in the 1960’s, which is where Medicare started. Just on principle, I refused to sign up for Medicare when I turned 65, but with age comes wisdom, I guess, so now I find…
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DAVE SAYS: Keeping Options Open with…

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KENTUCKY (10/14/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, a reader asks about adding “fun money” into monthly budget: Dear Dave, We are debt-free except for our home, and we have six months of expenses set aside in our emergency fund. Every time we do our monthly budget, we set aside a small amount of personal spending money for us both. Do you see anything wrong with this? DeAnna Dear DeAnna, There’s…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Being in His Presence…

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KENTUCKY (10/14/18) — I started the morning sitting in a tree stand. A few weeks ago, I had trimmed limbs and opened up some shooting lanes for this new stand placement. I think it is going to be a good one. The cool morning was expected as well as the lingering fog that hovers over the hills, sometimes through the late morning. That was the case on this particular day. As I peered toward the sky…
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Lung Cancer Screening Offered by…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (10/13/18) — Baptist Health has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, efficiently and equitably saves tens of thousands of lives a year. “Baptist Health Paducah is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality care,”…
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Baptist Health Paducah Safety Officer…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (10/12/18) — Ron Henley, safety officer for Baptist Health Paducah, was recently recognized by the American Society for Health Care Engineering of the American Hospital Association. ASHE celebrated its members’ outstanding contributions to improving the health care physical environment during its 55th Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition in July. Henley was one of 11 people who…
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Letter to the Editor: The Truth about…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/12/18) — Election day is drawing nearer and the campaign signs are abounding. One sign recently caught my attention, as it declared simply, “Remember in November, KEA.” The political position advocated by this sign is presumably a call for voters to “vote out” the current state legislators who supported the state pension reform bill passed in the last session of the General…
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Princeton Police Reports - Oct. 12

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PRINCETON, Ky. (10/12/18) — The Princeton Police Department recently released the following reports: The Caldwell County School Resource Officer charged a juvenile at CCHS Sept. 21 with theft by unlawful taking more than $500 but less than $10,000/cell phone. The Caldwell County School Resource Officer charged a juvenile at CCMS Sept. 25 with second-degree terroristic threatening involving a…
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JIM WATERS: Kentucky Wired's Sunk-Cost…

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KENTUCKY (10/11/18) — Lifehack writer Michael Davidson could have been describing the failed Kentucky Wired project when he told how he “once made the mistake of staying in the theater during Dinner For Schmucks despite quickly realizing how terrible it was. It never got better, and I wasted even more of my time by staying.” Davidson included the scenario in an article describing how the “sunk…
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Baptist Paducah Hosting Alzheimer's,…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (10/11/18) — Baptist Health Paducah will host a free telemedicine program about the latest in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Meeting Room A, located in Medical Park 2. A question and answer session will follow the program. The program is free, but registration is requested by Oct. 18 by emailing or phoning…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: The Alternative to Dying

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KENTUCKY (10/11/18) — In recent years, I've watched good friends walk the valley of battling cancer. Somewhat slowly they went through the process of fighting for their lives. Finally, one day it was over and they died. I sat with one dear friend in his home months before he died and he asked, "Why me?" He was about 63 and had just started thinking about retirement and then his life was over. I…
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REGIONAL NEWS: Trigg Man Killed during…

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GUTHRIE, Ky. (10/11/18) — A 69-year-old man was killed when the tractor he was driving was struck by a passing vehicle and he crashed into a ditch. Kentucky State Police Post 2 was summoned at approximately 6:50 p.m. Wednesday to Old Railroad Lane about 6 miles north of Guthrie to the scene of a two-vehicle collision. KSP’s preliminary investigation revealed that Aden Coblentz, 69 of Guthrie was…

State Awards Fish House Contract to…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PADUCAH, Ky. (10/10/18) — Gov. Matt Bevin has announced the award of the state’s first-ever fish house contract in an innovative step to attack the Asian carp problem in western Kentucky and encourage job growth in the region. Bevin announced that Kentucky Fish Center, LLC of Wickliffe has won the contract to establish the fish house, which will expand the market for Kentucky-caught Asian carp.…
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Ky. Proud Produce Grower/Buyer Meet Up…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/10/18) — Produce growers and buyers will get together to look for opportunities to work together during the Kentucky Proud Produce Grower-Buyer Meet-Up on Nov. 8 at the Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm near Frankfort. “The meet-up gives growers of all sizes the chance to pitch their products to buyers and form mutually beneficial business partnerships,”…
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Open House Features Post-Menopausal…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PADUCAH, Ky. (10/10/18) — Two out of five women experience post-menopausal symptoms, including vaginal dryness, itching, burning and painful urination. Obstetrician-Gynecologist Amber Savells, MD, and staff will provide information on MonaLisa Touch, a laser therapy for post-menopausal women, at an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Baptist Health Medical Group OB/GYN, Suite…


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Tomal Glenn Stanley, 48, of Central City

October 15, 2018
CENTRAL CITY, KY., — Tomal Glenn Stanley, 48, of Central City passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. Mr. Stanley was born on October 29, 1968 in Muhlenberg County. Mr. Stanley was of the Baptist…

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