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TVA Responds to Pres. Trump's Tweet about Unit 3

February 12, 2019
KENTUCKY (2/12/19) — President Donald Trump has added his support to the list of officials asking the TVA board to not close the last coal burning unit at the Paradise plant. “Coal is an important part of our electricity generation mix and @TVAnews should…

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Johnson Signs with KWC Football Program

February 14, 2019 Steve LeMaster
DIXON, Ky. (2/14/19) — Webster County High School senior Bryson Johnson made his college choice official on Wednesday, signing with the Kentucky Wesleyan College football program.…

KSP Investigation into Todd County…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
TODD COUNTY, Ky. (2/15/19) — Kentucky State Police Post 2 is seeking the public's assistance in investigating a three-year-old murder case. KSP was notified June 28, 2015 about an Old Trenton Road, Guthrie residence that had been broken into and a possible assault. Enos Yoder called Todd Central Dispatch at 8:07 a.m advising someone had broken into his father's home, assaulted him and that his…
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CHFS: Ky. Measles Case Not Linked to…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
KENTUCKY (2/15/19) — A case of measles has been confirmed in a young child living in the region served by the Barren River District Health Department. The child, who is unvaccinated, recently traveled out of the country to an area where measles is endemic, the Kentucky Department for Public Health reports. The case is not linked to an ongoing measles outbreak in the state of Washington or other…
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Princeton Police Reports Released -…

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PRINCETON, Ky. (2/15/19) — Princeton Police Department released the following reports today: Kimberly D. Deweese, 52 of North Harrison was charged Feb. 13 on a Caldwell County failure to appear warrant. Joshua A. Mosley, 27 of Market Street was charged Feb. 14 on a Caldwell County indictment warrant on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance/meth – first offense. Jason A.…

KSP Post 16 Seeking Union County Jail…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MORGANFIELD, Ky. (2/15/19) — Kentucky State Police is looking for an inmate who walked away from Union County Jail work release in Morganfiled Thursday morning. Post 16 Spokesman Trooper Corey King reported preliminary investigation reveals 40 year-old Jason Stangel of Uniontown was in the Union County Detention Center for non-violent charges, but was granted work release and was with a work crew…

Foster Child 'Bill of Rights' Measure…

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KENTUCKY (2/15/19) — A bill that would give statutory rights to Kentucky foster children and require background checks on those who work with children in out-of-home care yesterday passed a House committee. House Bill 158 sponsor and House Speaker Pro Tempore David Meade, R-Stanford, told the House Health and Family Services Committee that the foster child “bill of rights”—a list of 16 rights…

JIM WATERS: Put 'Public' Back in…

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KENTUCKY (2/15/19) — Critics jumping at opportunities to stamp an “anti-public education” label on school choice supporters also unwittingly advocate for something different from a truly public education by defending Kentucky’s antiquated School-Based Decision Making approach as the holy grail of school governance. Actually, we could have a debate around this question: Are Kentucky’s…
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Senate Approves Concealed Carry…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/15/19) — The state Senate passed a measure yesterday that would allow someone to carry a concealed firearm without a license by a 29-8 vote. Senate Bill 150, dubbed the permitless carry bill, states that people 21 or older who are able to lawfully possess a firearm may carry a concealed weapon without a license in the same locations as people with valid state-issued licenses.…
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Public Works Contract Bill Advances to…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/15/19) — A bill that would prohibit public agencies from mandating agreements between labor unions and contractors vying for public works projects has passed the Kentucky House. HB 135 was amended by the House and sent to the Senate on a vote of 50-44 following floor debate on whether public agencies should be allowed to require contractors on public works projects to enter into…
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State Highway Crews preparing for…

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WESTERN Ky. (2/14/19) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 Snow and Ice Team is preparing for a winter weather event this weekend. KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd reported today the team plans to have crews pretreating area highways 6:00 a.m. Friday to prepare for snow arriving late Friday afternoon. Some crews could begin pretreating efforts today as they complete other previously planned…
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Tips Offered for Students Taking ACT

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KENTUCKY (2/14/19) — Juniors in Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT on March 12. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority may help students do better on the test. • Most of the ACT is based on reading. The more you read, the better you’ll do. • Take advantage of any free ACT prep courses offered by your school or by local colleges and libraries. • Take…
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Social Security Matters: Can HSA be…

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KENTUCKY (2/14/19) — In this week’s Social Security Matters, a reader asks Rusty about using a Health Savings Account. Dear Rusty: My understanding is that once I’m on Medicare the Health Savings Account cannot be used. I have prescriptions that cost more with the Medicare Insurance than paying cash, so why can’t I use the HSA to pay for these types of prescriptions and for DME with…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: 'Holding My Stillborn…

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KENTUCKY (2/14/19) — My wife and I got the news on May 30, 1989. Our full-term, 9-month-old son was dead. Karen had not felt the baby move in a couple of days and when she checked into the hospital to deliver our son the worst news ever was reported; our son was dead. Something had happened. Somehow tragically the unbilical cord either had a kink in it or was wrapped around the baby's neck but…
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'Human Life Protection Act' Clears…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/14/19) — A bill that would outlaw abortion in Kentucky in most cases if the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade is reversed is on its way to the floor of the Kentucky House. The “Human Life Protection Act” or House Bill 148, sponsored by Rep. Joseph M. Fischer, R-Ft. Thomas, and Rep. Nancy Tate, R-Brandenburg, would take effect automatically should the U.S. Supreme…
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UPDATE: KSP Trooper Shoots Alleged Ohio…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
UPDATE: FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/13/19) — Kentucky State Police held a press conference today in Frankfort related to an Investigation spanning two states that ended in a trooper-involved shooting Monday afternoon in Oldham County. KSP determined the woman abducted by the suspect in Ohio was 20-year-old Skylar Williams, who was fatally shot by the suspect. The two had a child in common. She died at…

Industrial Hemp Bills Head Out of…

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KENTUCKY (2/13/19) — Kentucky would expand its definition of industrial hemp to match language in the recently signed 2018 Farm Bill under legislation that today cleared the House Agriculture Committee. House Bill 197, sponsored by House Agriculture Chair Rep. Richard Heath, R-Mayfield, would expand the definition to include the seeds of industrial hemp — scientifically named Cannabis sativa L.…
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Salmonella Alert on Certain Lots of…

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UNITED STATES (2/13/19) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers of potential Salmonella Tennessee contamination of Soom Foods Chocolate Sweet Tahini Halva Spread. This product is individually packaged in 1 oz. (30 ML) pouches or packets with a stamped lot number of “67333D” on the bottom. The spread is packaged in purple laminated paper packets with a tear-away tab on one…


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Paul Northern, 86 of Newburgh, IN, formerly of Providence

February 14, 2019
NEWBURGH, Ind. (2/14/19) — Paul Northern, 86 of Newburgh, Indiana, formerly of Providence, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He is the son of the late Lark and Faye (Moore) Northern and was preceded in death by brother L.J. Northern.…

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