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Alleged Shoplifter Charged with Meth Possession

September 25, 2018
HENDERSON, Ky. (9/25/18) — A Dollar Store customer who allegedly left without paying for $10 worth of merchandise faces a meth possession charge. According to Henderson Police Department, officers responded to the 8:39 Monday night call at 528 N. Green St.…

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High School Football Polls Released Following Week 5

September 24, 2018 Steve LeMaster
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (9/24/18) — Following Week 5 in the 2018 high school football season, the Kentucky Associated Press released its weekly polls on Monday. The top teams in the…
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LEGISLATOR'S COLUMN by Melinda Gibbons…

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BELTON, Ky. (9/25/18) — One of the important bills that passed this past legislative session was Workers’ Compensation Reform in House Bill 2. It had been worked on for several years and finally passed in the 2018 Session of the General Assembly after much consultation, consideration and compromise from many stakeholders. There had not been any changes to workers compensation laws for…

FBI Statistics Show Nation's Crime…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (9/24/18) — After two consecutive years of increases, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased .2 percent in 2017 when compared with 2016 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes dropped 3 percent, marking the 15th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offenses declined. The 2017 statistics show the estimated rate of…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/24/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: James Aaron Sutton of Marion was charged Sept. 24 with failure to appear. Kanese Dewon Williams of Madisonville was charged Sept. 22 with failure to maintain required insurance (second offense), no registration plates and failure to notify Kentucky Department of Transportation of address change.…
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REGIONAL NEWS: Man Charged with…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PADUCAH, Ky. (9/24/18) — A man twice convicted of child abuse was charged Saturday night with abusing a 2-year-old girl. Paducah Police Department officials said police were summoned to the Baptist Health Paducah emergency room by a Social Services worker. The 2-year-old had been brought into the ER with fractures to her left tibia, right femur and left side of her skull. The child’s mother was…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/24/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Brent Wells of Earlington was charged Sept. 22 with possession of synthetic drugs and failure to appear. Barry Hudson of Mortons Gap was charged Sept. 22 with violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, possession of synthetic drugs, second-degree fleeing police on foot, resisting arrest and tampering with…
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REGIONAL NEWS: McCracken PVA Indicted;…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (9/24/18) — Kentucky State Police arrested the former McCracken County Property Value Administrator today after a McCracken Grand Jury returned an eight-count indictment. KSP began its investigation after a spring citizen complaint was received regarding misuse of official funds from the PVA’s office. KSP said detectives uncovered evidence of theft and fraud by PVA Nancy…
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Dawson Springs Police Department…

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (9/24/18) — Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports today: Christopher L. Johnson, 40 of Madisonville was charged Sept. 20 with no brake lights, no registration plates, no registration receipt and theft by failure to make required disposition of property (less than $10,000). James L. Sloan, 57 of Mortons Gap was charged Sept. 20 with failure to appear…
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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Unveils…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/24/18) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet unveiled the design of the 2019 driver’s licenses, permits and personal IDs today. Officials walked through the evolution of credentials at a press event held at Louisville International Airport. Kentucky’s new issuance system and updated identity credentials, known as Confident Kentucky, offer increased counterfeit protection and…
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REGIONAL NEWS: Todd Co. Man Shot to…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
TODD COUNTY, Ky. (9/24/18) — Kentucky State Police Post 2 is investigating a fatal shooting from yesterday afternoon in Guthrie. KSP received a call of a suspicious vehicle on Stateline Road in Todd County at approximately 4:39 p.m. Sunday. When troopers arrived, they discovered that 47-year-old Jerry Robertson of Guthrie had been fatally shot and was pronounced dead at the scene by Todd County…
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KENTUCKY (9/25/18) — Did you hear the news? A tech company introduced a microwave you can turn on using Wi-Fi – as long as you have one of the company’s voice assistants at home, reported Kaitlyn Tiffany of Vox. Soon, the voice assistants will be built with neural networks that will formulate hunches about whether their owners might like to be reminded to lock the door or turn off a device. Some…
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Tractor Supply in Franklin to Add 156…

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FRANKLIN, Ky. (9/24/18) — Tractor Supply Co., a major U.S. rural lifestyle retailer, will create approximately 156 full-time jobs at its distribution facility in Franklin with an $8.5 million investment, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday. “Tractor Supply is a major employer in the Franklin area, and we are thrilled they have decided to expand operations and create even more job opportunities…
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Deer Crashes Escalate during Oct.,…

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KENTUCKY (9/24/18) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is alerting drivers to be prepared for deer on the move during the last three months of the year. The combination of fewer daylight hours and cooler evening temperatures cause deer to emerge earlier than normal this year. Kentucky is 15th in the nation for deer-vehicle collisions with drivers facing a 1 in 100 chance of hitting a deer. “The…
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STATE NEWS: KSP Searching for Man…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
MAYFIELD, Ky. (9/24/18) — Kentucky State Police are seeking information related to a random abduction attempt of a juvenile girl last night near Mayfield. KSP received a complaint about the incident at approximately 10:30 p.m. Sunday. An investigation led police to begin a search for a white male in his mid 30s with black hair and a black goatee, driving a white Kia Soul. KSP said the girl was…
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DAVE SAYS: Friends, Family, Loans Don't…

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KENTUCKY (9/23/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, a reader asks about selling a personal asset to pay off a business debt. Dear Dave, My husband started his own one-man, small business as a handyman a little less than a year ago. He has netted $17,000 in that time, but the business has about $13,000 worth of debt. We’ve always kept personal finances and business separate, but what would you think…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Life's Most Precious…

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KENTUCKY (9/23/18) — My trail cameras are not showing me anything that I want to hunt right now, so I’m waiting on getting into the woods. My goal every year is not to get tired, burnt out, or behind, before the best days of deer hunting get here. For me, those days begin about November 1st and run through about the middle of January. It seems that everything fits me better during those times.…
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CPC OPINION: Pregnancy Care Centers…

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KENTUCKY (9/22/18) — More often than not there are enterprises within our communities that we know nothing about. But when little-known organizations have an outsized impact on improving lives, it becomes obligatory for everyone to know. Such is the story of Kentucky's pregnancy care centers — faith-based organizations that help women in the middle of unplanned pregnancies. Of course, it's much…


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Gwyn G. Lacy, 68, of Hopkinsville

September 25, 2018
HOPKINSVILLE, KY., — Gwyn G. Lacy, 68, of Hopkinsville passed away at 7:43pm Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, KY. Funeral services will be 10am Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Funeral Home with…

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