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Police Seize Approximate 60-Pound Meth Cache

June 20, 2018
MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (6/20/18) — Authorities charged two men with trafficking in a large quantity of methamphetamine yesterday afternoon in the Graham area. A multi-agency investigation then led police on a trail from Graham to Hopkinsville, where they…

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Apollo High School Dance Team to Host Zumbathon Fundraiser

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/20/18) — The Apollo High School Eaglette Dance Team will host a Zumbathon Fundraiser from 9-11 a.m. at AHS on Saturday, Aug. 11. Admission for the fundraiser is…
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BILL ADCOCK'S BLOG: Atheists Targeted…

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KENTUCKY (6/19/18) — The atheists wanting freedom from religion are trying to lasso America’s military as well as the public schools. The U.S. Navy has stood up and rejected their demand to remove the Bible from a respected custom among the military ranks .. the Missing Man Table. This is a long-held tradition honoring the MIA, POW or KIA in America’s military service. This custom was on display…
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New Ag Certification Added to High…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/18/18) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles today announced a state partnership that will open a new career path for Kentucky high school students. The Kentucky Department of Education has added Agricultural Pesticide Applicator Certification to the list of qualified KDE industry certifications in a partnership with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The certification…
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2018 Summer Scrub Commonwealth Cleanup…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/18/18) — Throughout the Commonwealth, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Adopt-a-Highway volunteers will participate in the scheduled 2018 Summer Scrub cleanup between now and Sunday, June 24. Volunteer groups are eligible to submit their Adopt-a-Highway projects for entry in Gov. Matt Bevin’s Beautify the Bluegrass contest, sponsored by Kentucky Living. Summer Scrub is an annual…
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MARKET COMMENTARY: U.S. Markets Mostly…

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KENTUCKY (6/18/18) — Deal or no deal? Last week opened with heightened trade tensions between the United States and its allies. It closed with the United States imposing new tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods. The Chinese declared it was the start of a trade war, reported Financial Times. U.S. markets largely ignored the potential impact of trade wars on multiple fronts. Barron’s reported…
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9 KSP Trooper Cadets Earn Degrees in…

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KENTUCKY (6/18/18) — One year ago, the Kentucky State Police announced a change to its hiring policy that would allow trooper cadet applicants, who did not have 60 hours of college credit, to earn those hours while attending the training academy. The legislative change is already paying dividends as nine cadets in the current academy class have earned an Associate’s Degree in General Occupational…
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Baptist Health Paducah July Events…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (6/18/18) — The following events have been scheduled at Baptist Health Paducah: Baptist Health Paducah Arthritis Support GroupNoon to 1 p.m., Monday, July 2, Baptist Carson-Myre Heart Center conference roomThe group provides support for people living with arthritis. Phone 270.575.2721 for more information. Baptist Health Paducah Stroke Support Group3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, July 2,…
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DAVE SAYS: Don't Feel Obligated to Pay…

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KENTUCKY (6/17/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, Dave advises a woman about funeral expenses for her estranged father. Dear Dave, My father died recently. He walked out of my life 25 years ago when I was a teenager, and he never wanted anything to do with me after that. His brothers, who have already paid for some of his final expenses, asked if I wanted to pay to have his body cremated. They…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Growing Means Changing

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KENTUCKY (6/17/18) — Deer give us a great example of how patterns change according to one’s needs. Right now, in many parts of the country, we are seeing a changing pattern. I always break these down into three periods; early spring through late summer, late summer through fall and winter. Let me explain. In the early spring through late summer, the land is full of all sorts of food. The deer do…
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USDA Launches Interactive Opioid…

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KENTUCKY (6/15/18 ) — Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today unveiled a new interactive feature on the United States Department of Agriculture’s rural opioid misuse webpage. Now webpage visitors can use an interactive map to learn about, access or replicate actions rural leaders are taking in small towns across the country to address the opioid epidemic through…
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Quarles Named 'Friend of Hemp' by…

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CYNTHIANA, Ky. (6/15/18) — The United States Hemp Roundtable presented Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles with its “Friend of Hemp Award” at Kentucky Hemp Days during Hemp History Week. The award is presented to individuals who exhibit tireless leadership on behalf of the industry. The industry group also recognized U.S. Reps.Thomas Massie and Andy Barr for their stewardship of the growing…
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JIM WATERS: Innovate to Make KASPER…

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KENTUCKY (6/14/18) — Secretary Meier: Congratulations on your appointment to lead the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which, with 8,500 employees, is state government’s largest agency. The release from the governor’s office announcing your appointment commended your emphasis as former deputy chief of staff “on improving technology and analytical capabilities to better measure policy…
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Governor Appoints Todd County…

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TODD COUNTY, Ky. (6/14/18) — Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Michael Todd Mansfield of Elkton as County Judge-Executive of Todd County. Mansfield is a former bank president who currently works for Bolinger Appraisal in Hopkinsville as well as in his family's business at Mansfield Chevrolet. He is also a Hopkinsville Community College Foundation board member. "I would like to thank Gov. Bevin for…
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KYTC Launching 'Bridging Kentucky'…

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KENTUCKY (6/14/18) — With a renewed focus on safety and protecting critical transportation assets, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is launching Bridging Kentucky – a statewide bridge program that will rehabilitate or replace more than 1,000 bridges. Bridging Kentucky is one of the nation’s most aggressive bridge rehabilitation and replacement programs. It represents a transformational…
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64 Area Children Attend KSP Trooper…

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HICKORY, Ky. (6/13/18) — During the week of June 4-8, 64 boys and girls from the Kentucky State Police Madisonville and Mayfield Post Districts attended the KSP Trooper Island Camp. Before leaving for the island, the campers were treated to a cookout at the Madisonville Post courtesy of Richard and LaNell Gordon of Madisonville and Woodmen of the World Chapter 92, Princeton. During their week on…
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U.S. Farm Bill to Legalize Industrial…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (6/13/18) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined his colleagues on the U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee today to vote in favor of the Farm Bill. During the committee meeting, McConnell discussed his legislation to legalize industrial hemp and the importance of including his Hemp Farming Act of 2018 in the Senate Farm Bill. Senator…
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Spay, Neuter Grant Applications…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/13/18) — The Kentucky Animal Control Advisory Board encourages county and metro governments in Kentucky to apply for matching grants for spay and neuter activities for 2018. Governments may partner with non-profit organizations to obtain the best use of resources. Funds are extremely limited, and applicants may request up to $2,000. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.…

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Susan Lavon Rich, 64 of Clay

June 18, 2018
CLAY, Ky. (6/18/2018) — Susan Lavon Rich, 64, of Clay, passed away Saturday, June 16, at her home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay, with Darrell Garrett officiating. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery in…

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