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Letter to the Editor: Family Concerned with Safety in Providence

April 21, 2019
PROVIDENCE, Ky. (4/21/19) — The following letter to the editor has been received from a Florida citizen whose family resides in Providence. Dear Editor, I am writing to report an incident that I found very concerning that happened to property in Providence,…

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Webster County Ranked Fifth in MaxPreps Top 25 Poll

April 19, 2019 Steve LeMaster
DIXON, Ky. (4/19/19) — Webster County is ranked fifth in the latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25, a statewide high school softball poll. The Lady Trojans are listed behind Warren East…
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DAVE SAYS: Set Aside 6 Months Business…

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KENTUCKY (4/21/19) — In this week’s Dave Says, a reader asks about budgeting for utilities. Dear Dave, I’m just starting my debt-free journey and trying to lay out a budget. What are your thoughts on budget billing for utilities? Ryan Dear Ryan, I think it’s wonderful. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it at all. For a lot of folks, especially those in your situation, it helps smooth out…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Learning to Listen…

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KENTUCKY (4/21/19) — I noticed my actions during a turkey hunt a few mornings ago. I had not heard a bird gobble for a few days, so there I was waiting again for that familiar sound. I always arrive just before daylight and make my way to a central place in order to be heard should I do a shock call and in order that I might hear the location of a bird should it choose to respond. Or, sometimes,…
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Blonde Lab Gets Job at UofL Hospital

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (4/20/19) — He’s one of UofL Hospital’s newest employees. Travis, a facility dog, helps put patients at ease while motivating them during physical or occupational rehabilitation.This blonde Labrador can toss a balloon or roll a ball with patients, and even sit still, allowing patients to brush him – encouraging functional tasks. “Travis brings a great deal of comfort to patients…
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Investigators Seize 30 Pounds of…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (4/20/19) — A drug task force and postal inspectors investigation led to the arrest of a Bowling Green man and seizure of 30 pounds of marijuana, guns and cash yesterday. Warren County Drug Task Force along with Bowling Green Police K-9 Unit and Warren County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 1:30 p.m. at 1045 Blake Way at the home of Pheldon L. Flippin, 31. The…
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OPINION: What's So Good about Good…

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KENTUCKY (4/19/19) — Today, Christians around the world observe one of the most solemn days of the faith in what is called Good Friday. The name itself appears self contradictory when you consider that it centers around one of the most shameful and horrible acts in history: the crucifixion of an innocent man--but not just any man but God himself. The day was preceded by sellout and betrayal by…
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COLUMN: Rep. Jim Gooch House Week in…

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KENTUCKY (4/19/19) — I am still taking time to reflect on many of the measures passed during the 2019 Legislative Session. I also reflect on that last day. As the hours stretched into the evening, I got a unique perspective on an event that was being prepared for the next day. March 28, 2019 was the last day of Session, but March 29 would see Vietnam Veterans and their families visit the Capitol…
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JIM WATERS: Let States Clean Up the…

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KENTUCKY (4/18/19) — A favorite tactic of opponents to the Bevin administration’s attempt to rein in Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion is to predict health-care Armageddon for 100,000 Kentuckians if able-bodied adults without dependents or disabilities are required to work, train for jobs or volunteer at least 20 hours per week in order to continue receiving benefits. Progressive crusaders are buoyed…
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CRITTENDEN COUNTY: Ky. 1668 to be…

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CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ky. (4/18/19) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists Kentucky 1668 will be closed between mile point 1.89 and 2.8 in Crittenden County starting at noon on Thursday, April 18 and extending through Monday, April 22. A contractor for KYTC is resurfacing Kentucky 1668 and in the process discovered road base failures. The near mile-long closure is necessary to allow…
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WTO Panel Finds China Failed to…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (4/18/19) — U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel found that China has administered its tariff-rate quotas for wheat, corn, and rice inconsistently with its WTO commitments. Contrary to those commitments, China’s TRQ administration is not transparent,…
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Princeton Police Reports Released -…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PRINCETON, Ky. (4/18/19) — The Princeton Police Department released the following reports today: Janice M. Cotton, 33 of West Green Street was charged April 17 with second-degree disorderly conduct. Steven T. Sloyan, 27 of Hopkinsville Street was charged April 17 with failure to illuminate head lamps, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, possession of marijuana and first-degree…
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Proposed Bill Would Raise Minimum Age…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (4/18/19) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced plans at a press conference today in Louisivlle to introduce legislation in the U.S. Senate to raise the nationwide minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The McConnell bill, which will be introduced in May, will cover all tobacco products, including vaping devices. Senator McConnell was joined at…
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Trump Approves Ky. Disaster Declaration

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (4/18/19) — Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and ordered Federal assistance to supplement Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from Feb. 6 to March 10. Federal funding is available to Commonwealth and eligible…
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Sen. C.B. Embry's Legislative Update -…

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MORGANTOWN, Ky. (4/18/19) — The following is a column by state Sen. C.B. Embry: Dear Friend, It was an honor to serve you and our district at the Capitol during the 2019 Regular Session. I, along with my colleagues in the Senate and the House, were proud to stand with Kentuckians as we passed historic legislation throughout our thirty days in Frankfort. The Kentucky General Assembly passed almost…
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CPC: Equality Act — Clever Name,…

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KENTUCKY (4/16/19) — The Equality Act (HR 5) is moving in Congress but Congressman James Comer (R-Tompkinsville) is "deeply troubled" after looking into the details. "It's a clever name with an allegedly noble purpose," Comer said before the House Committee on Education and Labor, "but a vehicle for serious harmful consequences." The act adds “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” as…
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Princeton Police Reports Released -…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PRINCETON, Ky. (4/16/18) — The Princeton Police Department released the following reports today: Michael D. Grubbs, 38 of Maple Avenue was charged April 12 with fourth-degree assault and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. Michael C. Bartee, 41, address unknown, was charged April 12 on a Caldwell County failure to appear warrant and on a parole violation warrant. Corey D. Bell, 21 of Varmint…
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KSP Seizes 'Shrooms, Hash Oil, Pain…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
LEWISPORT, Ky. (4/15/19) — A Lewisport man was charged Friday with trafficking in several illegal drugs. Kentucky State Police said trooper executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of Riverview Drive shortly after midnight in Lewisport. During the search, troopers located a large quantity of processed marijuana, butane hash oil, THC shatter, THS wax, THS vape cartridges,…

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Harold Ray Head, 87 of Providence

April 20, 2019
WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (4/20/19) — Harold Ray Head, 87 of Providence, died Friday at his residence. He is the son of the late Clarence Ray and Ruby (Blackwell) Head. He is preceded in death by brother Robert Head and sisters Wanda Hamel, Cecelia Perkins and…

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