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Portion of Union Ridge Road to Close Thursday

December 17, 2018
MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (12/17/18) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of Union Ridge Road in southeastern Muhlenberg County starting Thursday, Dec. 20. Union Ridge Road will be closed to allow a new deck to be…

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Lady Mustang Classic: Muhlenberg County Beats Murray, 50-46

December 16, 2018 Steve LeMaster
GREENVILLE, Ky. (12/16/18) — Elisabeth Joines and Destin Armour combined to score 32 points as host Muhlenberg County defeated Murray 50-46 in the Lady Mustang Classic on Friday…
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REGIONAL: McCracken Inmate Death…

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (12/18/18) — The death of a McCracken County Jail inmate has been preliminarily determined as suicide after a Kentucky State Police investigation. KSP Post 1 said Ronald G. Ledbetter, 35 of Smithland was found by McCracken County Jail staff hanging in his cell shortly after 1 a.m. Dec. 14. Jail staff administered first aid until medical crews arrived that transported him to…
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U.S. Rep. Comer Marks End of 115th…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/18/18) — 2018 has been packed with important debate, deliberation, and compromises as well as many successes. My Republican colleagues and I have worked hard to deliver on our promises to the American people and to uphold President Trump’s America-first agenda. While perspectives are diverse among the 435 Members of the House of Representatives, each of us play a significant…
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USDA Offering Loans to Build Broadband…

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UNITED STATES (12/18/18) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America. Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply for funding through USDA’s new…
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Mayfield to Get New Hemp Facility; 80…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (12/18/18) — Kentucky continues its role as a national leader in the burgeoning hemp industry as Gov. Matt Bevin recently announced GenCanna Global USA Inc., a hemp genetics and cannabidiol formulation company based in Winchester, will add a new facility in Graves County with a $40 million investment expected to create 80 full-time jobs. “Kentucky is quickly establishing itself…
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Princeton Police Reports Released -…

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PRINCETON, Ky. (12/18/18) — The Princeton Police Department recently released the following reports: Cameron D. Malone, 19 of South Harrison Street, was cited to court Dec. 12 with theft by unlawful taking less than $500. Larry E. Oliver, 63 of Hendersonville, Tennessee was charged Dec. 13 on a Simpson County failure to appear warrant. Michael D. Larue, 40 of Henderson was charged Dec. 13 on a…
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E.coli Romaine Link Narrowed to…

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KENTUCKY (12/18/18) — The FDA, along with CDC, state and local agencies, is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce grown in California this fall. The Public Health Agency of Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency are also coordinating with U.S. agencies as they investigate a similar outbreak in Canada. On Dec. 13, Adam Bros. Farming, Inc.,…
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MARKET COMMENTARY: Investor Concerns…

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KENTUCKY (12/18/18) — It never feels good when the stock market heads south, and that’s what happened last week. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq Composite all moved into correction territory, which means the indices have fallen 10 percent or more from their previous peaks. If you look at corporate earnings, the decline in U.S. stock values may seem a bit…
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Bevin Calls Special Session to Address…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/17/18) — Gov. Matt Bevin announced at a press conference today in Frankfort that he is calling a special legislative session this week to address Kentucky's looming public pension crisis. The governor issued the following statement: "Today, I am convening the General Assembly into special session to enact vital legislation that will be a meaningful first step toward shoring up…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: We Still Need Christmas

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KENTUCKY (12/17/18) — Merchants around the world depend on the Christmas season each year for 20 - 50 percent of their yearly sales. The travel industry from airlines to gasoline stations see a nice bump during the holidays. People are going to buy airplane tickets and buy gasoline. Grocery stores do better during the holidays. People cook more for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. The…
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Caldwell, Crittenden, Lyon Officials…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (12/17/18) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials briefed elected leaders from Caldwell, Crittenden and Lyon counties today to update them on the status of potential routes for an improved U.S. 641 between Fredonia and Eddyville. The proposed expansion would connect with a recently completed U.S. 641 improvement project between Fredonia and Marion. The Cabinet has not…
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Inspired Organics Almond Butter Being…

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KENTUCKY (12/17/18) — Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Almond Butter due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term…
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$26M in Federal Grants Awarded to…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/17/18) — The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet is awarding more than $26 million in federal grants to programs that assist victims of violent crime or help combat violence against women, Gov. Matt Bevin and Justice Secretary John Tilley announced today. The funds are part of two federal grant programs – the Victims of Crime Act, known as VOCA, and the STOP Violence…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: The Breakthrough Will…

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KENTUCKY (12/16/18) — There’s something about bow hunting in the dead of winter. It brings together the most difficult circumstances a hunter can face. Many times, the temperatures are in the teens, the wind can cut through the thickest clothes, and the snow can make a normally short walk to the stand, a long and treacherous trek. And then you must get within bow range, which is usually 30 - 40…
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DAVE SAYS: Don't Make Loan with…

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KENTUCKY (12/16/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, a reader asks about accepting money from parents to attain an MBA. Dear Dave, I’m on Baby Step 4 of your plan. I’m debt-free, and I’m currently putting lots of money toward retirement. Now, I want to go back to school and get an MBA. I could pay for school with cash, but that would delay buying a home. My parents have offered to help out…
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KSP Searching for Man Believed in Lakes…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (12/14/18) — Kentucky State Police are warning the public about a wanted man that could be staying in the Lakes region of western Kentucky. KSP Post 1 said Kenneth Brian Fitzgerald, 31 of Marion is wanted for theft/$10,000 or more and by Kentucky Probation and Parole officers. KSP said Fitzgerald has a history of being armed and physically violent and should be considered…
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KY NEWS: Indictment Returned for Man in…

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WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (12/13/18) — A man accused of being a serial killer has been indicted in the death of a Kentucky woman in a 37-year-old cold case. Kentucky State Police said a Warren County Grand Jury returned an indictment yesterday for Samuel Little, 78, on a count of murder in the death of Linda Sue Boards, whose body was found May 15, 1981 on a Smiths Grove, Kentucky farm. KSP said Post 3…

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William Ralph Stanley, 71, of Central City

December 18, 2018
CENTRAL CITY, KY., — William Ralph Stanley, 71, of Central City passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10:05am at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Stanley was born December 25, 1946, in Newton County, Missouri. He was an iron worker at TVA, and a…

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