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Owensboro accepting vacuum leaf collection requests through Feb. 13

January 25, 2020
OWENSBORO, Ky. (1/25/20) — The Sanitation Department has completed its third pass through Owensboro, collecting more than 3.3 million pounds of leaves, officials reported. Vacuum leaf collection will continue by request through Friday, Feb. 14. In order to…

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Aces come up short in All 'A' Classic Quarterfinals

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RICHMOND, Ky. (1/25/20) — Owensboro came up short as Frankfort pulled away to win 63-55 in the quarterfinals of the All 'A' Classic at Eastern Kentucky University's McBrayer Arena…
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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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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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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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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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 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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