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Ice Skating, Christmas tree lighting draws crowd in Henderson

December 06, 2019
HENDERSON, Ky. (12/6/19) — Hundreds gathered in Henderson this evening to celebrate the city’s official Christmas tree lighting and partake in fun activities. According to Bill Floyd of Henderson Lions Club, the ice skating rink set up for weekend festivities…

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Colonels edge Whitesville Trinity, 53-50

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HENDERSON, Ky. (12/6/19) — Notching its first win in the 2019 boys' high school basketball season, Henderson County held on to defeat visiting Whitesville Trinity 53-50 on…
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Wreaths to be placed on KSP gravesites…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/6/19) — Kentucky State Police reports the holiday season can be a dreaded time for families who have lost someone dear to them, especially those who died in the line of duty. A simple item or symbol, can remind a family member or friend of a special memory during the holidays. This year, KSP received 37 holiday wreaths in remembrance of the fallen troopers and officers within…
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Officers recognized during Governor's…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/6/19) — The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored more than 200 law enforcement officers from more than 180 agencies across the commonwealth Thursday for their efforts to target impaired drivers, KOHS reported. The 2019 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington. Awards were presented to officers with the most…
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Area police officers graduate from…

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RICHMOND, Ky. (12/5/19) — Thirty law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, the DOCJT reported. Joseph R. Bufford of Hopkinsville Police Department received honors as the Recruit of Distinction, while HPD Officer Tyler C. Daniels received the Outstanding Performance Award for Physical…
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Caldwell County High School student…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
PRINCETON, Ky. (12/4/19) — An 18-year-old Caldwell County High School student was arrested today following a Princeton Police Department investigation. PPD reported officers were notified 3 p.m. related to a threat made by CCHS student. “Witnesses told officers they heard another student say, ‘I have been profiled as a school shooter for 18 years, and I am not playing, I am going to do it,’”…
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Social Security Matters: About Survivor…

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UNITED STATES (12/4/19) About Survivor Benefits, My Own Benefits and Taxes Ask Rusty – About Survivor Benefits, My Own Benefits and Taxes Dear Rusty: I am 67 and still working full time but plan to retire after June of next year. Because of my income I have not been drawing my Social Security benefits; however, my income will not be a tax issue in 2020 with my planned retirement. If I begin…
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McConnell: 'Let’s get serious about…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/4/19) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding essential funding for the government: "Nearly every day I’ve come to the floor to talk about the key pieces of legislation that we’ll only be able to complete with bipartisan cooperation. Really essential things — like funding for the entirety of our…
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Calif. congressman enters guilty plea…

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (12/4/19) — U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-California) pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to the major count in his indictment, admitting that he knowingly and willfully stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds that he and his wife used to maintain their lifestyle, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office Southern District of California press release. According…
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FDA updates hepatitis A outbreak linked…

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U.S. (12/3/19) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration along with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin potentially linked to fresh conventional (non-organic) blackberries from the grocery store, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. CDC updated…
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TONIGHT: NWS Ky. Weather experts…

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KENTUCKY (12/3/19) — The National Weather Service Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee West will be promoting Winter Weather Awareness Week with a Facebook Live question and answer session tonight. NWS meteorologists will be joined by emergency management professionals to talk about severe weather events the area may face during winter months. The question and answer session kicks off at 7…
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Ky. AG-Elect Cameron appoints Maddox as…

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KENTUCKY (12/3/19) — Attorney General-elect Cameron announced the appointment of attorney Victor Maddox as Assistant Deputy Attorney General. In this role, Maddox will serve as the civil chief within the Office of the Attorney General. “Vic has spent his career litigating complex legal matters at every level of our court system, and his breadth of knowledge will be essential to leading our civil…
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MARKET COMMENTARY: The Markets (12/2/19)

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December 2, 2019 The Markets It’s a shopping revolution! Sometime, probably not so long ago, comedian Dave Barry wrote, “Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” Not so much anymore. On Black Friday 2019, many shoppers didn’t venture any farther than their favorite digital device. CNBC…
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Teen charged with making school…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
PRINCETON, Ky. (12/3/19) — Princeton Police Department took a 15-year-old into custody today following an alleged school threat. PPD reported officers were notified 7:27 p.m. that a non-specific threat of a school shooting was made during an online game. Officers and detectives investigated immediately to identify a suspect, who is currently enrolled at a Caldwell County School. The teen was…
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LEGISLATOR'S COLUMN: Melinda Gibbons…

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BELTON, Ky. (12/2/19) — As I write this, I am grateful for a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. I pray you and yours had one, too. This column will cover three weeks of activity with a few comments on what we might be facing in the upcoming General Session. The week of November 11th included participating in the Greenville Elementary Veterans Day Program, traveling to Frankfort for…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: Gifts vs spending time…

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KENTUCKY (12/2/19) — The average American will spend $920 on Christmas gifts this year reaching a total of more than $1 trillion in holiday spending. Eight percent said they would spend nothing, and 3 percent said they were unsure. Twenty-nine percent expected their gift spending to be between $100 and $499 according to stats from Investopedia. In 2001, the average American planned to spend…
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KYTC road closures — Dec. 1, 2019

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WESTERN Ky. (12/1/19) — The following roads in District 2 are closed due to high water, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported this evening. Spokeswoman Kiersten Jageeers recommends drivers turn around and seek alternate routes upon encountering a road that has been barricaded. Henderson County: Kentucky 812 between mile markers 4-5 is closed. Kentucky 2247 between mile markers 0-1 is closed.…
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DAVE SAYS: Single-family homes easier…

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KENTUCKY (12/1/19) — In this week's "Dave Says" column, he answers questions about purchasing a duplex for rental property purposes. Dear Dave, I’m 23, debt-free, and I’ve almost got my fully-funded emergency fund in place. I was curious about your thoughts on saving up money to buy a duplex, living on one side, and renting out the other. It would be my first home purchase, and my first rental…

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Maurince Cummings, 91 of Henderson

December 05, 2019
HENDERSON, Ky. (12/5/19) — Maurince Cummings, 91 of Henderson, died Wednesday at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana. He was born July 24, 1928 in McLean County to the late Orville Dixon and Mary Elizabeth “Short” English Cummings, attended…

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