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Icon of Western Kentucky Medicine Dies at Age 92

August 21, 2018
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/21/18) — Dr. Dan Martin practiced medicine for 66 years with most of those years in Hopkins County. The 1952 Harvard Medical School graduate, was a Benson, North Carolina native that moved to Madisonville in 1965, and specialized in…

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Henderson County Boys' Basketball to Offer Two-Day Skills Clinic

August 21, 2018 Steve LeMaster
HENDERSON, Ky. (8/21/18) — The Henderson County High School boys' basketball program will offer a two-day skills clinic for players in grades 4-6 on Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. and…
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Princeton Police Reports - Aug. 21

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PRINCETON, Ky. (8/21/18) — The Princeton Police Department released the following reports Aug. 21: A School Resource Officer charged two Caldwell County juvenile students with drug offenses Aug. 16 after receiving a tip. One juvenile was charged with trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 (feet) of a school while the other was charged with possession of marijuana. Brad A. Byassee, 25 of…
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McConnell Speaks in Support of Trump…

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WASHINGTON, D. C. (8/21/18) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Affordable Clean Energy rule, the EPA’s replacement for the Obama-era “Clean Power Plan”: “The Obama Administration’s so-called ‘Clean Power Plan’ offered a typical story from that era. An innocent-seeming name. A pleasant-sounding objective. But…
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State Rep. Pre-files 'In God We Trust'…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/21/18) — State Rep. Brandon Reed of Hodgenville has pre-filed legislation that would require public elementary and secondary schools to display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” in a prominent location. “In God We Trust” has served as America’s national motto since 1956, and is featured on money, license plates, and a variety of other platforms. “There is no reason for us…
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KENTUCKY (8/21/18) — As Maxwell Smart used to say… Missed it by THAT much! After a rocky start, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index came within 1 percent of an all-time high last week, reported Ben Levisohn for Barron’s. It’s significant because the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has been trading below its January record all year. The article suggested the lack of progress begs the question: Are we…
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LEGISLATOR'S COLUMN by Melinda Gibbons…

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BELTON, Ky. (8/20/18) — I briefly would like to clarify a couple of things that came up in response to last week’s column. When I mentioned the “process” by which the bill was passed, I was referring to the fact that there is a deadline to file bills (which this year was Feb. 27). After that deadline new bills cannot be introduced. If a bill, that has been worked on up to that point, needs any…
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BILL ADCOCK'S BLOG: Religion in the News

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KENTUCKY (8/20/18) — Religion in the News: “Intelligence, Patriotism, Christianity and a firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.” — Abe Lincoln The culture of school shootings has become a way of life — no respect for life. Netflix is pushing a filmed series “13 Reasons Why’” in which a…
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DAVE SAYS: Teens Earning Money…

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KENTUCKY (8/19/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, a reader asks about teaching teens to earn for what they want. Dear Dave, My wife and I are not on the same page when it comes to money and our two teenage daughters. I think they should be learning the value of work and money, but she doesn’t want them to work. She regularly hands them spending money and buys them expensive gifts. I want our girls…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Setting our Compasses…

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KENTUCKY (8/10/18) — I just came back from another great opportunity to speak to some hunters and fishermen in central Kentucky. For nearly a decade, Terry and his volunteers have been hosting an expo. In fact, I spoke at the first one. Terry and his team rent the local high school and bring in vendors and groups from all over the region. They pay a small fee to host a booth and in turn, hundreds…

Bevin Directs Flags Lowered to Half…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/18/18) — Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half staff today, Aug. 18 in honor of a Kentucky serviceman, who was killed in action during the Korean War but whose remains were only recently identified. PFC Joe Stanton Elmore, 20, died on Dec. 2, 1950 in Changjim County, Hamgyeong Province, North Korea. A member of Company A, 1st…
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Neuroscience Coodinator Named for…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (8/17/18) — Chapman Offutt, RN, has been named Neuroscience Coordinator for Baptist Health Paducah. Offutt’s duties include managing the hospital’s stroke program as a Primary Stroke Center and providing education to EMS partners and the community. Offutt has worked at Baptist since 2009, most recently as an Emergency department nurse. He previously worked at Mercy Regional EMS and…

KSP Reminds Motorists to 'Drive Sober…

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KENTUCKY (8/17/18) — As the Labor Day weekend approaches, families and friends are making plans to celebrate the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time for motorists, as many impaired drivers get behind the wheel. For this reason, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety, the Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement agencies are…
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Baptist Health Paducah September Events…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (8/16/18) — Baptist Health Paducah has announced the following events scheduled in September: Parkinson’s Support Group9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 and Sept. 19, Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2, Baptist Health Paducah. Phone 270.575.2721 for more information. Multiple Myeloma Support Group6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, Radiation therapy conference room, Ray & Kay…
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JIM WATERS: Welfare-to-Work Programs…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
KENTUCKY (8/16/18) — First, the good news: Kentucky’s unemployment rate is among the lowest ever. Then, bad news: Kentucky’s unemployment rate is among the lowest ever. How can historically low unemployment rates be bad news? While more job opportunities than ever exist across the commonwealth with 10s of thousands of positions unfilled in the commonwealth, more Kentuckians fail to take advantage…

Paper Products Manufacturer to Create…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (8/16/18) — Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Global Win Wickliffe, a Chinese-owned paper products manufacturer, will reopen the former Verso Corp. mill in western Kentucky’s Ballard County with a $150 million investment expected to create 500 full-time jobs. “Global Win Wickliffe will be a tremendous addition to West Kentucky, and the 500 jobs associated with the reopening of this…
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Man Charged with Raping Child in the…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MORGANFIELD, Ky. (8/16/18) — A nine-month investigation that stemmed from alleged sex crimes dating back to the early 1980s has resulted in the indictment of a 66-year-old Gibson County, Indiana man. A Union County grand jury returned the indictment Aug. 7 against Roger D. Dailey of Owensville on the charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse (victim younger than 12). Kentucky…
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USDA Purchases $50 Million in Milk to…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/15/18) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will purchase 11-13 million gallons of milk from dairy farmers for $50 million and distribute it to food banks across the nation. “This announcement is a much-needed shot in the arm for the dairy industry,” Commissioner Quarles said. “I was honored to appeal to the…


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William D. Gardner, 79 of Dixon

August 15, 2018
DIXON, Ky. (8/15/2018) — William D. Gardner 79, of Dixon, passed away at Baptist Health in Madisonville, on Sunday Aug. 12. Funeral services were held Aug. 15, at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon. Rev. Jimmy Sigler will officiate. Burial in Townsend Cemetery in…

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