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Baptist Health Madisonville names new board chair

January 24, 2020
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/24/20) — Janet Berry, CPA has been named chairperson of Baptist Health Madisonville Administrative Board of Directors, hospital officials announced. Berry will serve a two-year term, which began Jan. 1, providing leadership to hospital…

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Mustang Showcase set for Saturday

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GREENVILLE, Ky. (1/24/20) — Muhlenberg County High School will host the Mustang Showcase at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Several area cheerleading squads will be participating in the…
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/23/20) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Benjamin N. Germany of Madisonville was charged Jan. 22 with second-degree hindering prosecution. Matthew L. Pendley of Madisonville was charged Jan. 22 with first-degree fleeing police on foot and theft by unlawful taking (less than $10,000). Amanda F. Lopez of Madisonville was charged Jan. 22 with…
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Mental health first-aid training bill…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/23/20) — Kentucky would develop a statewide Mental Health First Aid Training Program or similar program under legislation that advanced to the Senate today after passing the House 93-0, according to a Legislative Research Committee press release. House Bill 153 sponsor and House Health and Family Services Committee Chair Rep. Kimberly Poore Moser, R-Taylor Mill, said the bill…
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Teacher assistant charged with internet…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/23/20) — Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced today that an investigation by the Cyber Crimes Unit within the Office of the Attorney General has led to the arrest of LaVance Rondell Anderson, 28, of Bowling Green. The arrest occurred today in Warren County with the assistance of the U.S. Secret Service, Bowling Green and Louisville Metro police departments. He was charged…
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Ky. Senate approves photo ID to vote…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/23/20) — State Senators passed Senate Bill 2, Secretary of State Michael G. Adams’ top legislative priority, by a lopsided 29-9 margin, according to a kentucky.gov press release. The measure would for the first time require proof of identity with a Photo ID, unless the voter affirms in writing that a “reasonable impediment” prevents the voter from obtaining a Photo ID. To help…
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School safety bill passes out of Ky.…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/23/20) — On the second anniversary of the Marshall County High School shooting that catalyzed the 2019 School Safety and Resiliency Act, a Senate committee heard legislation to add to the measure, according to a Legislative Research Committee press release. “It’s my pleasure to introduce Senate Bill 8 which many people are calling the School Safety and Resiliency Act II,” Sen.…
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Comer makes statement on EPA WOTUS rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (1/23/20) — U.S. Rep. James Comer's office reports the EPA and Army are delivering on President Trump’s promise to remove crippling regulations on American farmers by issuing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. Today, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced a new definition for “waters of the United States”. This…
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Grapevine Elementary Site-Based Council…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/23/20) — Grapevine Elementary School Site-Based Council meets 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at the school. SurfKY News
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Ky. Senate panel hears ‘born-alive’…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/23/20) — Legislation titled, the "Born-Alive Infant Protection Act," passed a Senate committee today, the Legislative Research Committee reports. The measure, known as Senate Bill 9, would require that a child born alive — under any circumstance — be given the appropriate medical care to preserve the infant’s life, said Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Crofton, who sponsored the bill…
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Kentucky December unemployment rated at…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/23/20) — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The preliminary December 2019 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from the 4.4 percent recorded for the state in November 2019. The U.S. seasonally adjusted…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: The groundhog's last…

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KENTUCKY (1/23/20) — Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil is coming out soon to see or not see his shadow on his big day, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. If old' furry Phil wants to fly first class or even coach anywhere, he had better do it this year. The chances are he will be walking or riding with a friend in a car next Groundhog's day. A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation would…
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BILL ADCOCK BLOG: Religion in the news

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KENTUCKY (1/22/20) — Author Faye Kanouse is selling a kid’s book, with pictures, that should have been for adults entitled: “If You Give a Pig the White House.” My, my; that’s attacking Pres. Trump. I know, I know; it’s freedom of the press. It's our First Amendment right. But, religion is also mentioned, and it’s mentioned first! Faye’s using a picture book that’s not a kid’s book. It’s for…
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/22/20) — Madisonville Police Department released the following report today: Ryan Daniel Hines of Hanson was charged Jan. 21 with driving on a suspended or revoked license, possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence. SurfKY News
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Ky. Voter ID bill receives favorable…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/22/20) — Legislation that would impose stricter voter identification requirements advanced in the Kentucky General Assembly today after the Senate State and Local Government Committee passed an amended version of the measure. Known as Senate Bill 2, the legislation would require a voter to present photographic identification at the poll. Under the amended bill, an expired photo…
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Kentucky HB 204 clears House panel

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/22/20) — A bill that would add publicly-leased playgrounds to the list of locations off limits to registered sex offenders has passed a House committee. House Bill 204 sponsor Rep. Savannah Maddox, R-Dry Ridge, said the legislation is specifically written to ban future registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of such playgrounds and from entering those playgrounds…
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Ky. Board of Education seeking input…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/22/20) — Kentucky Board of Education request residents and stakeholders participate in a community survey on the qualities they would like to see in the state’s next education commissioner, according to a Kentucky Department of Education press release. The survey, available here, opened Jan. 21 and will close at 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 6. It takes about five minutes to complete. The…
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OPINION: USMCA is win for Ky. workers,…

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KENTUCKY (1/22/20) — Kentuckians are rightfully known for being hard workers. I’m glad more of them, from Paducah to Pikeville, are benefitting from our country’s strong economy, which has been bolstered by Republican policies. The Republican-led Senate just gave Kentucky workers another boost in an overwhelming vote by passing President Trump’s landmark trade deal called the United…

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William Wayne Martin, 93, of Madisonville

January 24, 2020
MADISONVILLE, KY., — William Wayne Martin, 93, of Madisonville passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Joseph Eddie Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, KY. He was born on September 26, 1926 in Sullivan, KY to the late Ercie Ethel Morgan…

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