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Owensboro driver charged with attempted murder following police pursuit

October 14, 2019
HARTFORD, Ky. (10/14/19) — An Owensboro man faces an attempted murder charge following a pursuit that all began in Warren County today. Kentucky State Police reports Warren County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to make a traffic stop 4 p.m. today on a 2017…

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High School Football Polls: Maroons ranked fifth in Class 4A

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LOUISVILLE (10/14/19) — Multiple area teams remain ranked in the Kentucky Associated Press high school football polls. Madisonville-North Hopkins is among the area teams ranked.…

W. Va. stocks Ky. River with blue…

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KENTUCKY (10/14/19) — Kentucky Department of Fash and Wildlife reports a generous donation of 15,000 blue catfish from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources boosted fish populations in the Kentucky River. “We’re grateful to West Virginia for helping us fortify blue catfish populations in areas where numbers are low and catfishing is popular,” said Paul Wilkes, acting director of…

GLENN MOLLETTE: Nothing is impossible

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KENTUCKY: (10/14/19) — A lot of us are faced with the impossible. We may have what seems to be impossible debts, physical illnesses, human relationships and vocational pressures. Too often we hear someone say, "Nothing is impossible" and we nod our heads nonchalantly in an unbelieving way. Keep in mind there is always the possibility of a breakthrough. Enough great minds working together may come…
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DAVE SAYS: Emergency funds should be…

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KENTUCKY (10/13/19) — In this week's "Dave Says," individuals inquire about the use of emergency funds: Dear Dave, My husband lost his job last week. The good news is we’re completely debt-free, and we have a six-month emergency fund saved up. I work part-time, since we have young children, and I’ve been bringing home about $800 a month. Should we cut our budget down to bare bones now, or do you…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: A light of understanding

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KENTUCKY, (10/13/19) — I started the morning sitting in a tree stand. A few weeks ago, I had trimmed limbs and opened up some shooting lanes for this new stand placement. I think it is going to be a good one. The cool morning was expected as well as the lingering fog that hovers over the hills, sometimes through the late morning. That was the case on this particular day. As I peered toward the…
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KSP Post 2 conducting crash reduction…

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NORTONVILLE, Ky. (10/12/19) — Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Regional Crash Reduction Initiative, which began Friday and extends through Monday. During the Regional Crash Reduction Initiative, KSP will have increased patrols, and will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 2 District. The…

DOCJT reports 20 graduate from CSI…

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RICHMOND, Ky. (10/11/19) — Crime scene investigators from across the commonwealth graduated today from the Department of Criminal Justice Training's Kentucky Criminalistics Academy. KCA is made up of two, five-week, 200-hour courses that DOCJT instructors developed for full-time and newly-appointed CSIs and patrol officers who serve as CSIs for their agencies, according to a DOCJT press release.…
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BILL ADCOCK BLOG: Religion in the News

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KENTUCKY (10/10/19) — The following column was submitted by Bro. Bill Adcock: “A secularist takes life for granted; sees nothing as a gift." — Colson Center Alliance Defending Freedom’s, John Bursch, ADF’s attorney argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 8, 2019, in the case of R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Attorney Bursch spoke for Tom Rost and…
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RANDY FRANKLIN: Medicare Open…

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KENTUCKY (10/9/19) — Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15, contributing columnist and market expert Randy Franklin reports. What is the Medicare Open Enrollment Period? The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is the time during which Medicare beneficiaries can make new choices and pick plans that work best for them. Each year, Medicare plan costs and coverage typically change. In addition, your…
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Social Security Matters: Understanding…

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UNITED STATES (10/8/19) — Understanding the Family Maximum Dear Rusty: My husband passed away when our children were 3 and 5 years old. I received benefits for myself, our two children and my 14-year-old son from a previous relationship. When my 14-year-old son turned 18, the amount he received stopped and was added to ours, keeping the total family amount the same. Then in July of this year my…
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MCC students inducted into Honor Society

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/10/19) — Madisonville Community College recently inducted 13 students into the Chi Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest and largest honor society, serving students at two-year colleges. Students are eligible for membership as long as the courses they are taking could be applied to an associate degree and they meet the requirements of…

Lyon 1st woman to serve as 'revised'…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/9/19) — Rebecca Combs Lyon became the first woman to serve as clerk of the Kentucky Court of Appeals when she assumed that role Oct. 1. The appellate clerk is appointed and responsible for the custody, control and storage of all appellate records. CLARIFICATION: Rebecca Combs Lyon is the first woman to serve as the clerk of the Kentucky Court of Appeals since the Judicial…
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KENTUCKY (10/7/19) — The Markets From trade wars to impeachment inquiries, investors had a lot to ponder during the third quarter. Toward the end of September, they appeared to become more cautious, although it’s difficult to say which issues weighed most heavily. Here are a few questions they may have been asking: Is recession looming closer? While there are signs of slower economic growth –…

GLENN MOLLETTE: The power of forgiveness

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KENTUCKY (10/7/19) — Many have watched the powerful television report of Brandt Jean's act of forgiveness toward Amber Guyger who killed his brother Botham Jean. The scene of him hugging her and extending forgiveness toward her has been replayed over and again and invoked a sundry of reactions from across the nation and the Texas community. The former Dallas police officer Guyger testified that…
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Gov. Bevin makes appointments to…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/7/19) — Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions: Julie Ann Rubemeyer, Anita Carol Dowd, Anna Katherine Light, Eric Wesley Umstead, Libby Ellen Suttles and Jessica Dueñas have been appointed to the State Advisory Council for Exceptional Children. Julie Ann Rubemeyer, of Erlanger, is a teacher. She will represent parents of an…
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USDA to support socially disadvantaged…

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WASHINGTON, D. C. (10/7/19) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today it will issue $16.2 million in grants to provide training, outreach, and technical assistance to underserved and veteran farmers and ranchers. The department reports funding is available through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program…
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DAVE SAYS: Debt is not a mathematics…

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KENTUCKY (10/6/19) — In this week’s “Dave Says,” individuals ask if paying off debts from smallest to largest is a good theory and if using savings to purchase rental property is good practice: Dear Dave, I’ve heard lots of different theories and recommendations when it comes to paying off debt. Why do you advise paying off debts from smallest to largest? Marlee Dear Marlee, A lot of people…


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Mary M. Ashby, 79, of Slaughters

October 12, 2019
SLAUGHTERS, KY., — Mary M. Ashby, 79, of Slaughters went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center in Calhoun. Graveside services will be held at 2pm Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Island Community…

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