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UPDATE: Comer to visit Central City for 'Coffee with your Congressman' Friday

January 18, 2020
UPDATE: (1/18/20) — The "Coffee with your Congressman" with U.S. Rep. James Comer will be held at a different location, the office reports. It will be hosted 8-9 a.m. Friday at the Muhlenberg County Senior Citizens Center, 55 Career Way in Central City.…

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Muhlenberg County beats South Warren, 55-33

January 18, 2020 Steve LeMaster
GREENVILLE, Ky. (1/18/20) — Muhlenberg County pulled away to win convincingly on Friday night, beating visiting South Warren 55-33 in a girls' high school basketball game. With…
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This week at the state Capitol — Jan.…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/18/20) — There’s always a guessing game among Capitol observers in the early days of a Kentucky General Assembly session over which issues will be designated as Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 1 — honorifics reserved for matters considered to be among top priorities by legislative leaders. Part of that answer was unveiled last week when legislation on immigration was filed in the…
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Gov. Beshear calls for criminal justice…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/17/20) — Ahead of his budget address set for Jan. 28, Gov. Andy Beshear today outlined the need for criminal justice reforms, saying the state’s prison costs and populations are surging while the state’s infrastructure is crumbling, according to a press release. Beshear said that the existing locations of the state’s institutions are also not sustainable. “Criminal justice…
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Butler County man dies during…

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WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (1/17/20) — A Morgantown man died during a Thursday evening crash reported in Warren County. Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an injury accident at Morgantown Road and Highland Church Road at 7:52 p.m., according to a press release. Through investigation, deputies determined a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette was traveling northbound on Morgantown Road, when…
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Ky. Majority passes first bills of 2020…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/17/20) — A bill co-sponsored by Kentucky Sen. C.B. Embry was among the first round of bills to pass during week two of the 2020 Regular Session. Embry said he was pleased to see SB 11 pass from the committee and Senate floor this week, with a majority vote of 29-5. “I was encouraged to see SB 11 pass the Senate with such an overwhelming majority,” Embry said. “We have a lot of…
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Early morning blaze claims life of…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
EDMONSON COUNTY, Ky. (1/17/20) — An Edmonson County woman and her daughter were found deceased in their residence early this morning after a fire broke out in the home off East Hack Road, Kentucky State Police Bowling Green Post 3 reports. KSP says no foul play is suspected related to the incident, and the investigation is ongoing. Edmonson County Dispatch called troopers at 2:18 a.m. to respond…
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Senate passes first bills of Regular…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/16/20) — Legislation to move the governor’s race to presidential election years passed out of the state Senate today, making it the first measure to clear the chamber this session. Known as Senate Bill 3, the legislation is a proposed amendment to the Kentucky Constitution. In addition to the governor and the lieutenant governor, who run on the same ticket, the races for state…
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Man found in Ohio River identified as…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (1/16/20) — A man found in the Ohio River has been identified as an 84-year-old male from Louisville, McCracken County Coroner Amanda Melton said in a press release today. He was reported missing from Louisville Sept. 9, 201,8 and found near the Brookport, Illinois bridge Sept. 18, 2018. "His family has requested his name be withheld," Melton wrote. The man was identified thanks to…
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McConnell: Senate passes N. American…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (1/16/20) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S., Mexico and Canada Agreement: ‘Before we turn to the trial in earnest, the Senate has one more major accomplishment to deliver to the American people. ‘Yesterday we began floor consideration of the most significant update to North American…
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Trump declares today as 'Religious…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (1/16/20) — Pres. Donald Trump issued the following proclamation Wednesday declaring today as Religious Freedom Day in the nation: From its opening pages, the story of America has been rooted in the truth that all men and women are endowed with the right to follow their conscience, worship freely, and live in accordance with their convictions. On Religious Freedom Day, we honor…
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Section of I-69 southbound closed in…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (1/16/20) — Interstate 69 southbound is blocked at mile-marker 37 in Marshall County due to an overturned semi, state highway officials reported at 8:47 a.m. today. This crash is along I-69 between Benton and Mayfield, about 3 miles south of the U.S. 641 Spur Benton Interchange, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd said. The southbound passage through that area is…
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Health officials rule out infectious…

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UPDATE: FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/15/20) — Kentucky Department for Public Health reported the agency was notified today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all test results of a potential infectious disease at Barbourville Appalachian Regional Healthcare hospital are negative. “My administration took immediate action working with officials to quickly respond and we are pleased to…
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CPE reports higher education benefits…

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KENTUCKY (1/15/20) — A new report issued by the Council on Postsecondary Education shows that college still pays for those who earn postsecondary credentials, and that state allocations for public higher education more than pay for themselves. Higher Education’s Return on Investment report examines the return on investment for both the individual student and the state as a whole. Using the…
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OCTC fall 2019 Dean's List

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (1/15/20) — Owensboro Community and Technical College Dean's List recognizes the acadmeic excellence of full-time students in fall 2019 who earned at least a 3.5 GPA. Students completed 12 hours or more of course work numbered 100 or above and part-time students enrolled in three-11 credit hours having a cumulative 3.5 GPA and successfully completed a total of at least 15 KCTCS…
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Gov. Beshear delivers State of the…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/14/20) — In his first state of the Commonwealth address today, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky’s future depends on leaving divisive politics in the past and focusing on providing opportunity for every Kentucky family. Beshear said the transformational and positive change Kentucky families count on occurs when we break the cycles of poverty, abuse and addiction, and obtain a…
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House Transportation hears of Real ID…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/14/20) — The rollout of Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards resumes this week with regional offices opening in Bowling Green, Paducah and Somerset, state officials told the House Transportation Committee today. Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray, who is a former two-term mayor of Lexington, told the committee that the Bowling Green office officially opened…
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Ky. Senate Bill to curb rental property…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/14/20) — A measure to discourage tenants from damaging rental properties after they are evicted advanced out of a Senate committee today – the first bill to do so in the Senate this session, according to a Legislative Research Commitee press release. The legislation, known as Senate Bill 11, would clarify current criminal mischief statutes by creating a category in Kentucky’s…

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Martha Sumner Shelton Rhoads, 66 of The Villages

January 17, 2020
THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Martha Sumner Shelton Rhoads, 66, of The Villages, formerly of Greenville, passed away at the Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumterville, Florida, on Jan. 13. Martha was born June 13, 1953, in Greenville; the daughter of Willis and Margaret…

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