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Muhlenberg Schools Recognizes 30 Retirees during Ceremony

July 22, 2018
POWDERLY, Ky. (7/22/18) — Muhlenberg County Schools celebrated the retirements of 30 employees during a special ceremony July 19 at Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall. The retirees represent a total 655 years of service with the school system. Those recognized and…

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Dubois County-Henderson Game Rained Out; Moved to Monday

July 22, 2018 Steve LeMaster
HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (7/22/18) — The Dubois County-Henderson matchup to be played as part of the Ohio Valley League Playoffs was rained out. The game will be made up in Huntingburg…
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DAVE SAYS: Being Careful with Money…

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KENTUCKY, Ky. (7/22/18) —In this week's Dave Says, Dave advises an employer on interviewing potential employees. Dear Dave, I own a small business with two employees, and I have a bit of a hiring conundrum. I’m looking at two candidates for a position, and on paper they’re evenly matched. I’ve interviewed each of them four times, and I’m still undecided. I was hoping you had an idea for…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Evidence of Creation…

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KENTUCKY (7/22/18) — I say the same thing every year at this time. “It’s hot!” I guess it’s supposed to be, but this year seems to be especially dry and excessively hot. Outside work is relegated to early mornings and late evenings, and I hate that. If you just look outside from the comfort of your own living room, you think, “What a beautiful day. I think I’ll work around the yard.” Then, you…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: Branson Duck Boat Ride

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KENTUCKY (7/21/18) — I've thought about taking a Duck boat ride and I'm glad I passed. Thirty-one people including 29 passengers had boarded the Duck boat ride vehicle for a joy ride on Table Rock Lake outside Branson, Missouri last week. It became the last ride that 17 of the passengers would ever make. Torrential weather turned the lake into a rollercoaster ride that became more than the Duck…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/20/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Dustin B. Hopper of Madisonville was charged July 19 with fourth-degree assault-dating violence and first-degree fleeing police on foot. David A. Turner of Hopkinsville was charged July 19 with public intoxication (controlled substance-excludes alcohol). Allison P. Richey of Nebo was charged July 19…
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KDA Partners with FDA to Improve Food…

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KENTUCKY (7/20/18) — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help Kentucky food producers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. Under the cooperative agreement, the FDA will release a total of $2.84 million to Kentucky over the next three years. The funds will be divided among the…
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JIM WATERS: Charter Opponents Don't…

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KENTUCKY (7/20/18) — Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, state education leaders in Louisiana decided to take over and rebuild the shattered New Orleans public school infrastructure using charter schools, which by their very nature are more innovative and rapidly responsive than their traditional counterparts. Such speed and innovation were sorely needed in the Big Easy after…
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UofL: Opioid Misuse Potential Decreased…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (7/20/18) — Spine surgeons and researchers at the University of Louisville, concerned about potential opioid misuse resulting from pain management related to surgery, have discovered positive news in a study of back surgery patients. The study, conducted by researchers in the UofL Department of Neurological Surgery, has determined that patients undergoing surgery for degenerative…
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Kyndle 4th Friday Networking Luncheon…

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HENDERSON, Ky. (7/19/18) — The Kyndle 4th Friday Networking Luncheon will be held noon Friday, July 27 at the Kyndle training room, 136 Second St., Henderson. RSVP to info@kyndle.us or call (270) 826-7505. Lunch is sponsored by Lori Tuggle of Shelter Insurance. SurfKY News
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/19/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Ashley R. Picou of Madisonville was charged July 19 with fourth-degree assault-dating violence. Christopher Lee Blair of Madisonville was charged July 18 with public intoxication (excludes alcohol) and third-degree criminal trespassing. Norman Rigney of Madisonville was charged July 19 with failure…
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Social Security Matters: Timing Affects…

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KENTUCKY (7/19/18) —In this week's column, Rusty explains timing on amount of Social Security benefits paid. Dear Rusty: I am 63 ½ and I am officially retiring from my job on Aug. 1 because I’m physically unable to do the work anymore. I have qualified for a pension from work and I also want to start receiving my Social Security benefits. What happens if I choose to go back to work full time or…
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Seasonally Adjusted, Employment,…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/19/18) — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary June 2018 unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for June 2018 was up from the 4.1 percent reported for May 2018. The preliminary June 2018 jobless rate was down 0.9 percentage points from…
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Quarles, Farmer Vets Coalition Unveil…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/19/18) — Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles and the Farmer Veteran Coalition have announced a new logo for the nationwide Homegrown By Heroes agricultural marketing program. “The new Homegrown By Heroes logo refreshes the brand while more accurately representing active-duty members of the armed forces and military veterans in agriculture,” Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan…
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Daytime Closure for Ky. 892 in Hopkins…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/19/18) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of Kentucky 892 in Hopkins County Friday. Kentucky 892/Hickland Road will be closed during daylight hours, between Kentucky 862 and Thomas Moore Road, to allow a cross drain to be replaced, KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd reported. The road will close 7 a.m. and it is expected to reopen to traffic around 2…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/18/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Jeremy J. Steverson of Madisonville was charged July 17 with fourth-degree assault-domestic violence. Roger Ted Barnett of Madisonville was charged July 17 with fourth-degree assault-domestic violence. Devon J. Manion of Louisville was charged July 17 with failure to appear (Jefferson County).…
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Comer Selected for Farm Bill Conference…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (7/18/18) — U.S. Rep. James Comer (KY-01) has been selected to serve on the conference committee tasked with negotiating a final version of the Farm Bill. While the House of Representatives and the Senate both passed a Farm Bill in late June, there are several key differences between the two versions that must be resolved before a final Farm Bill can be signed into law, providing…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports — July…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/18/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Stephanie Hansen of Elkton was charged July 17 with failure to pay. Tony Pettus of Earlington was charged July 17 with no registration plates, second-degree fleeing police in a vehicle and three counts of failure to appear. SurfKY News

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Irvin Wright Gary, 88, of Greenville

July 22, 2018
GREENVILLE, KY., — Irvin Wright Gary, 88, of Greenville passed away Saturday morning, July 21, 2018 at 8:30am in the Heartford House in Owensboro after a short illness. Granddad was born on November 30, 1929 in Luzerne the only son of James Irvin Gary and…

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