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Ohio County Public Library Feb. 2020 events

January 17, 2020
OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (1/17/20) — Ohio County Public Library, 413 Main St. in Hartford, released the following list of February events: Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. OCTC SkillTrain SkillTrain provides adults (ages 19+) with instruction in basic…

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KHSAA Board of Control approves esports championship site, date

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (1/17/20) — The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control addressed several operational issues at its meeting at the KHSAA offices on Thursday.…
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Butler County man dies during…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
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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KSP: Escaped Marshall County inmate…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
BENTON, Ky. (1/14/20) — An apparent stolen vehicle with OnStar tracking resulted in the capture of a Marshall County Jail escapee, Kentucky State Police reports. Robert W. Fritz, who walked away from a work release program at the Marshall County Animal Shelter around 8 p.m. Monday, was apprehended, KSP said this morning. Marshall County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a stolen vehicle…
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AAA: Fuel 4 cents lower this week in w.…

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KENTUCKY (1/14/20) — Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are four cents lower this week at $2.325, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The Great Lakes and Central States are seeing typical regional gas price volatility. Four states land on the top 10 list for largest weekly changes, all with pump price jumps: Michigan (+7 cents), Minnesota (+4 cents), Ohio (+4 cents) and Indiana (+3…

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Jasmine Diane Holland, 22 of Beaver Dam

January 16, 2020
BEAVER DAM, Ky., — Jasmine Diane Holland, 22 of Beaver Dam, passed away January 14. She was born June 18, 1997 in Hartford. Jasmine was a member of Crossroad Community Church in Beaver Dam, graduated from Ohio County High School in 2017, was a member of JROTC…

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