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Muhlenberg Chamber Awards Recognize Businesses, Individuals, Organizations

December 14, 2018
CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (12/14/18) — The stars came out to shine Thursday night in Central City as the Greater Muhlenberg Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet shined its light on some of its most prestigious members. Awards were presented to: Farm Enterprise of the…

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Trojans Rally Past Calloway County, 62-57

December 14, 2018 Steve LeMaster
MURRAY, Ky. (12/14/18) — Persevering on the road, Webster County rallied to beat host Calloway County 62-57 in a boys' high school basketball game on Thursday night. With the win,…
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Sister Emma Cecilia Busam, 97 of Mount…

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MAPLE MOUNT, Ky. (12/14/18) — Sister Emma Cecilia Busam, 97, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Friday, Dec. 14 at Mount Saint Joseph. The Owensboro native was an educator for 38 years having taught at St. Joseph School, Central City, St. William School, Knottsville, Blessed Mother School and Sts. Joseph and Paul School. She was a Brescia art teacher and taught art at Owensboro…
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KSP Searchng for Man Believed in Lakes…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (12/14/18) — Kentucky State Police are warning the public about a wanted man that could be staying in the Lakes region of western Kentucky. KSP Post 1 said Kenneth Brian Fitzgerald, 31 of Marion is wanted for theft/$10,000 or more and by Kentucky Probation and Parole officers. KSP said Fitzgerald has a history of being armed and physically violent and should be considered…
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports — Dec.…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/14/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Katrina K. Davis of Madisonville was charged Dec. 13 with theft by unlawful taking/disposition (less than $10,000) and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. Amanda May of Madisonville was charged Dec. 14 with DUI, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. SurfKY News
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Charles Harvey 'Bud' Sheffield, 90 of…

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BEAVER DAM, Ky. (12/14/18) — Charles Harvey "Bud" Sheffield, 90 of Beaver Dam died Wednesday, Dec. 12 at his home. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hartford Christian Church. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday at the church. Messages of condolence to the family may be sent at www.millerschapmire.com SurfKY News
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Hopkins County Food Inspection Scores —…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/14/18) — Hopkins County Health Department released the following food inspection scores through Dec. 13: Wings ETC. — 97 • Scoop without a handle being used• Water standing in bottom of prep cooler Sonic (South Main Street) — 100 Brighton Cornerstone Kitchen — 100 Arby’s — 98• Box of food on floor in walk-in freezer• Inside lip of ice machine needs cleaning Hillside Center…
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KY NEWS: Indictment Returned for Man in…

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WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (12/13/18) — A man accused of being a serial killer has been indicted in the death of a Kentucky woman in a 37-year-old cold case. Kentucky State Police said a Warren County Grand Jury returned an indictment yesterday for Samuel Little, 78, on a count of murder in the death of Linda Sue Boards, whose body was found May 15, 1981 on a Smiths Grove, Kentucky farm. KSP said Post 3…
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Heart of Romaine eColi Concern Narrowed…

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UNITED STATES (12/12/18) — The FDA, along with CDC, state and local agencies, is investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce grown in California this fall. The Public Health Agency of Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency are also coordinating with U.S. agencies as they investigate a similar outbreak in Canada. As of Dec. 13, FDA has further…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/13/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: James Woodruff of Providence was charged Dec. 12 with failure to appear, second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking-automobile/more than $10,000 and contempt of court (Webster County). He was also served a Henderson County warrant on the charge of failure to appear. Daniel D. Holeman of…
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REGIONAL NEWS: New Distillery to Locate…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/13/18) — Diageo, a global producer of beverage alcohol, will locate a $130 million distillery in Lebanon creating 30 full-time jobs, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today. “It was just last year that we unveiled Diageo’s Bulleit distillery in Shelbyville, and this latest investment is another example of continued growth for the company and within our bourbon and spirits industry,”…
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REGIONAL NEWS: Paducah Police Charge…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (12/13/18) — A man already serving jail time was charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl today. Paducah Police Department said Detective Jason Hicks charged Daquan O. Askew with second-degree rape at the McCracken County Regional Jail. A woman contacted PPD several weeks ago reporting that she had learned Askew had sexual intercourse two times with her 13-year-old daughter. Hicks…
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JIM WATERS: Pension Systems…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
KENTUCKY (12/13/18) — Unsurprisingly, the Kentucky Supreme Court upheld Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd’s ruling that the pension reform law passed earlier this year by the General Assembly is unconstitutional. Also unsurprising is that opponents of reform are seizing on the ruling to drive a narrative of continued fiscal insanity by advocating that Kentucky continue down the same path it…
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Princeton Police Reports Released -…

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PRINCETON, Ky. (12/13/18) — Princeton Police Department released the following reports today: Jason A. McGregor, 25 of Linton Way was charged Dec. 7 with 10 counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception less than $500. On Dec. 10, McGregor was served with a contempt of court warrant at the jail. Clayton Harrison, 43 of Mechanic Street was charged Dec. 9…
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Lois Marie Simms, 75 of Owensboro

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (12/13/18) — Lois Marie Simms, 75 of Owensboro died Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Owensboro Regional Hospital. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Muster Funeral Home Calhoun Chapel. Visitation will be 2 - 7 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Lois Marie Simms family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Calhoun Cemetery,…
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Baptist Health Paducah Employees Named…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (12/13/18) — Adam Ogle, MSN, RN, CEN, who serves as the Executive Director of Emergency Services at Baptist Health Paducah, and Carl Vinson, LPN, who works in the Emergency Department, were both recently appointed to the Kentucky Board of Nursing by Gov. Matt Bevin. Ogle will represent the Kentucky Nursing Association and Vinson will represent the Kentucky Licensed Practical Nurses…
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports — Dec.…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/13/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Jeffrey Moore of Earlington was charged Dec. 10 with contempt of court by witness/juror officer. Scott S. Baker of Providence was charged Dec. 11 with driving on DUI-suspended license. Jeremy J. Steverson of Madisonville was charged Dec. 12 with public intoxication. SurfKY News
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House Democratic Caucus Leaders Elected

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LEXINGTON – State Reps. Rocky Adkins, Derrick Graham and Joni Jenkins will serve as the House Democratic Leadership team for the next two years, following a vote by their fellow caucus members this afternoon. Graham is the first African-American and Jenkins is the second woman in history to be a Democratic leader in the House. “I’ve been proud to be the House Democratic Floor Leader for the past…

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Larry Gene Woods, 63 of Powderly, Formerly of Centertown

December 14, 2018
POWDERLY, Ky. (12/14/18) — Larry Gene Woods, 63 of Powderly and formerly of Centertown died Thursday, Dec. 13 at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. Larry was born in Pahokee, Florida to Frances Dixon Woods and the late Otis Woods.…

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