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Hopkins grand jury returns January indictments

January 25, 2020
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/25/20) — A Hopkins County grand jury returned the following January indictments: Michael Weaver, 42 of Madisonville, first-degree rape (child younger than 12 years old). Dustin Coble, 32 of Newburgh, Indiana, first-degree rape (child…

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Wurth leads Henderson County to 10th win

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (1/26/20) — Sadie Wurth scored a game-high 20 points to lead Henderson County over host Christian County 69-36 in a girls' high school basketball game on…
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THE MARKETS: New trade deals are here

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KENTUCKY (1/26/20) — The U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade deal last week. The next day, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement was approved by the Senate. The phase-one deal between the U.S. and China has been analyzed, applauded, disparaged, and questioned. Here is a sampling of what’s being said: “The eight-part deal includes protections for trade secrets and intellectual property,…
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DAVE SAYS: 'What really matters'

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KENTUCKY (1/26/20) — In this week's "Dave Says" column, he replies to questions about keeping cash readily avialable and 401(k) plans. Dear Dave, I’m trying very hard to get out of debt. I have my beginner emergency fund in place, and I’m living on a monthly budget. Is it okay to include a little wallet cash in my budget at this point, just in case? Andrew Dear Andrew, It’s probably not going to…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: 'Understanding value of…

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KENTUCKY (1/26/20) — Are you obsessed over something? Has something gained your attention in such a way that you have made some drastic changes in order to accommodate that matter? Deer hunters do this all the time. I was just reliving the past season with a friend. He was telling me about a place where he hunted that was for bow hunters only. One particular evening, just before dark, he saw what…
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Social Security Matters column — Jan.…

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KENTUCKY (1/25/20) — Ask Rusty: We took benefits early; can we get more now? Dear Rusty: My birth date is 1947. My wife is 1950. We both took our Social Security years ago at age 62 due to health concerns because we questioned if we would live to age 78 to equalize the extra payout if we would have waited to age 66. Taking early at 62 may have been a mistake and I am wondering if there are any…
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KDA seeking grant applicants for…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/25/20) — Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles announced the Kentucky Department of Agriculture is seeking Specialty Crop Block Grant Program proposals. “The specialty crop program is intended to help make Kentucky specialty crops more competitive in both domestic and foreign markets,” Quarles said. “Specialty crops make up a significant part of Kentucky’s agricultural…
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This week at the state Capitol — Jan.…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/25/20) — As sure as gavel strikes to mark the start of a Kentucky General Assembly session, packed hallways in the Capitol Annex are a sign that a session has gone into high gear as people from across Kentucky converge to make their voices heard, writes Robert Weber of the Legislative Research Commission. That was clearly the case this past week as thousands of Kentuckians came…
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/24/20) — Madisonville Police Department released the following report today: Paul D. Morgan of Madisonville was charged Jan. 23 with public intoxication (excludes alcohol) and possession of synthetic drugs. SurfKY News
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Amity Packing Co. recalls certain raw…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (1/24/20) — Amity Packing Co. Inc., a Chicago, Illinois establishment, is recalling approximately 2,020 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear, thin pliable plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported today. The raw ground beef items were produced on Jan. 6, 2020. The…
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COLUMN: Rep. Jim Gooch House Week in…

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KENTUCKY (1/24/20) — The pace really picked up during week three of the 2019 General Assembly, with legislation on its way to the Senate for consideration after clearing both House committees and the full House. Already almost 600 bills and resolutions have been filed for consideration in both the House and Senate, and there are still four weeks before the deadline for requesting a bill be…
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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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 Bettye Rae Hamilton, 92 of Owensboro

January 26, 2020
OWENSBORO, Ky., — Bettye Rae Hamilton, 92 of Owensboro, died January 2. In celebration of her life, a service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday January 27 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with Dr. Paul Strahan officiating. Visitation will be Sunday 2:00 p.m.…

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