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Western Kentucky Opiod/SUD Summit Feb. 27 in Madisonville

February 15, 2020
WESTERN Ky. (2/15/20) — Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center, Henderson Chamber, Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Henderson Economic Development have partnered to organize the Western Kentucky Opioid/SUD Summit set for 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.…

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Ohio County edges Caldwell County, 62-59

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HARTFORD, Ky. (2/16/20) — Rain Embry scored 17 points and Kelsey Kennedy netted 15 points as host Ohio County edged Caldwell County 62-59 in a girls' high school basketball game…
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DAVE SAYS: 'How much life insurance do…

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KENTUCKY (2/16/20) — In this week's Dave Says column, he offers adivce on life insurance and a cell phone bill dispute: Dear Dave, My husband and I are on Baby Step 3b, and we’re saving for a house. We’re out of debt and both of us make good money, plus we each have 20-year level term life insurance policies with coverage equaling 10 times our individual incomes. We also have an emergency fund…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: The Gospel is good news

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KENTUCKY (2/16/20) — As I look back on this last deer season, it seems that bad news could be the theme. I hunted hard since I was not able to very much last year, but my effort only produced minimal results. If I had to compare the hours in the stand to my harvest ledger, I would definitely be in the red. What makes it even worse is I knew I was in a place where some big bucks lived. In fact, I…
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KYTC water over road report — Feb. 15,…

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WESTERN Ky. (2/15/20) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 released the following water over road report this evening: Christian County U.S. 41 is open with high water at the 2 mm – signs are posted Daviess County KY 298 is closed from the 2 – 3mm – signs are posted Hancock County KY 334 is closed from the 12 – 15mm and the 17 – 19mm - signs are posted KY 3543 is closed from the 0 – 1mm –…
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Beshear makes appointments to Ky.…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/15/20) — Gov. Andy Beshear made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions: Lucy Gentry, Chrysanthia Carr-Seals, Marta Miranda-Straub, Marita Willis, Ashley Adkins, Marisa Aull, and Sarah Holland as members of the Kentucky Commission on Women. Gentry of Lexington is in business development at Ridge Behavorial Health System. She replaces Mary Capilouto, whose…
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KET: Calling all young authors!

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THE 2020 KET YOUNG WRITERS CONTEST IS UNDERWAY! The goal of the KET Young Writers Contest is to encourage student writing and celebrate creativity. With this in mind, and based on your feedback, we’ve broadened the contest’s scope for 2020! Have a fourth grader who loves crafting poetry, a fifth grader who creates amazing illustrated stories, or a high schooler with a passion for writing short…
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Kentucky adds 2 new sites to U.S. Civil…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/14/20) — In recognition of Black History Month, Gov. Andy Beshear and Tourism Secretary Mike Berry announced today that Kentucky will now be home to the newest sites on the historic the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville and the SEEK Museum in Russellville, Kentucky mark the latest additions to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail making Kentucky home to five…
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Indiana, Kentucky drug trafficking…

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (2/13/20) — U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced federal charges against 17 individuals, who are alleged to have operated a drug trafficking organization, some of whom are members and associates of the Evansville Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club, for bringing large quantities of methamphetamine into Evansville and surrounding areas, according to South District of Indiana court…
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RANDY FRANKLIN: There's still time to…

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KENTUCKY (2/13/120) — Even though tax filing season is well under way, there's still time to make a regular IRA contribution for 2019. You have until your tax return due date (not including extensions) to contribute up to $6,000 for 2019 ($7,000 if you were age 50 or older on DeC. 31, 2019). For most taxpayers, the contribution deadline for 2019 is April 15, 2020. You can contribute to a…
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Foster child student bill advances to…

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FRANKFORT—Legislation that would make it easier for foster children to change schools after a change in home placement has been approved by the state House, Rebecca Hanchett of the Legislative Research Committee reports. House Bill 312, sponsored by House Speaker Pro Tem David Meade, R-Stanford, will “ensure that we are immediately meeting the needs of these children who are already in a…
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Insulin cost-saving bill heads to Ky.…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/13/20) — Patient cost for a month’s supply of insulin in Kentucky would be capped at $100 under a bill approved today by a House committee, Rebecca Hanchett of the Legislative Research Commission reported today. House Bill 12, sponsored by Reps. Danny Bentley, R-Russell, and Steve Sheldon, R-Bowling Green, would require health insurance plans to cap the patient cost for a 30-day…
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KYTC water over road report — Feb. 13,…

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WESTERN Ky. (2/13/20) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 released the following water over the road report today: Christian County U.S. 41 is open with high water at the 2 mm – signs are posted Daviess County KY 298 is closed from the 2 – 3mm – signs are posted KY 762 is closed from the 0 – 1mm/Ohio County line – signs are posted Hancock County KY 334 is closed from the 12 – 14mm –…
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KYTC water over road report — Feb. 12,…

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WESTERN, Ky. (2/12/20) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 released the following water over road report. Christian County U.S. 41 is open with high water at the 2 mm – signs are posted Henderson County KY 136 is closed from the 0 – 5 mm – signs are posted KY 3522 is closed from the 0 and 1 mm – signs are posted Hopkins County KY 1178 is closed from the 0 – 1mm – signs are posted KY 2811…
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Medicinal marijuana bills clear Ky.…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/12/20) — A Kentucky House committee voted today to add Kentucky to the list of at least 33 other states with a government-regulated medicinal marijuana program, Rebecca Hanchett of the Legislative Research Commission reports. The program would be established under House Bill 136, sponsored by Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, and Rep. John Sims Jr., D-Flemingsburg, approved today…
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McConnell secures funding for W. Ky.…

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will fund several vital western Kentucky infrastructure projects in its fiscal year 2020 work plan. McConnell delivered funding for the following projects listed in the plan: · $63 million to complete the Olmsted Locks and Dam · More than $61 million for Kentucky Lock· $4 million…
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Social Security Matters column — Feb.…

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KENTUCKY (2/12/20) — Ask Rusty: Why did my Social Security payment go down? Dear Rusty: Upon reading a magazine article about the 2020 COLA increase, I thought I’d share the following: Like others, I received the 1.6% raise in my Social Security benefit. However, after their manipulations with Medicare, the net result was a reduction of $124 in my Social Security payment. I can’t afford their…
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New Army Headquarters to locate in Fort…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (2/11/20) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced today that at their request the Department of the Army selected Fort Knox to be the home of the new corps headquarters that is urgently needed to fulfill National Defense Strategy requirements and support U.S. forces and operations in Europe.…

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Alice Blacklock Bryant, 95 of Cromwell

February 14, 2020
CROMWELL, Ky., — Alice Blacklock Bryant, 95 of Cromwell, Kentucky died Wednesday, February 12 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born February 2, 1925 in Ohio County, Kentucky to the late Alva Lee Blacklock and Ida Myrtle Day Blacklock.…

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