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Post-Thanksgiving hike Nov. 29 at Mahr Park Arboretum

November 13, 2019
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/13/19) — Mahr Park Arboretum offers nature hikes for the entire family. An “Opt to be Outside Hike” is scheduled 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, with leader Maria Bailey guiding the nature hike, with the gathering starting at the Welcome…

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Schedule set for 2019 Traditional Bank Holiday Classic

November 13, 2019 Steve LeMaster
LEXINGTON, Ky. (11/13/19) — The schedule has been set for the 2019 Traditional Bank Holiday Classic. One of the state's top holiday boys' high school basketball tournaments, the…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's reports — Nov.…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/13/19) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Austin VanMatre of Madisonville was charged Nov. 8 with two counts of failure to appear in court (Ohio County). Olis McNary of Nortonville was charged Nov. 9 with failure to appear. SurfKY News
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/12/19) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Nicholas Deramo of Madisonville was charged Nov. 8 with giving officer false identifying information, first-degree fleeing police on foot, second-degree wanton endangerment of police officer and failure to appear in court. Thelester Washington of Madisonville was charged Nov. 11 with no driver’s…
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Hopkins Genealogical Society meets Nov.…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/12/19) — Hopkins County Genealogical Society meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 N. Main St. in Madisonville. The program will be presented by Keith Pruitt, Ed. S., author of "Beyond Coverup, The Coup That Murdered A President". SurfKY News
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Hopkins County Central Site-Based…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/12/19) — The Hopkins County Central High School Site-Based Council meeting originally set for today has been rescheduled for 3:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 in the school Site-Based Room. SurfKY News


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November 11, 2019 The Markets Last week, major United States stock indices finished at historic highs. According to a source cited by Barron’s, U.S. stock markets are responsible for creating $6 trillion in paper wealth this year. ‘Paper’ wealth is when an asset is estimated to be worth a specific amount. The wealth becomes ‘real’ when the asset is sold. If you’re having difficulty comprehending…
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Warren Co. teen dies in Butler Co. crash

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
ROUNDHILL, Ky. (11/10/19) — Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green reported receiving a call from Butler County Sheriff’s Department requesting assistance with an investigation regarding a two-vehicle fatal collision that occurred 1:06 p.m. today. Troopers responded to the 5500 block of Reedyville Road/Kentucky185, near the intersection of Lock 5 Road, KSP indicated. Preliminary investigation…
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DAVE SAYS: 'Lots of stuff does not…

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KENTUCKY (11/10/19) — In this week's "Dave Says" column, he responds to a man trying to take charge of his spending habits. Dear Dave, I’ve gotten out of debt before following your plan, but I always seem to fall right back in. I find myself spending more than I mean to whenever I go out shopping or running errands. I’m tired of all this, and I want to stop busting my budget and get control of my…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: 'Veteran and the Novice'

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KENTUCKY (11/10/19) — I’m back at home after an extended time away hunting and preparing for some outdoor events. I had better not plan on staying around too long; if I get too comfy, I’ll miss a bunch of bucks on the move. The weather has been very inconsistent. I have hunted on days where the temperatures have soared to the mid-70s and days when the skies have dumped 2 inches of rain. I have…
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RANDY FRANKLIN: Could a Health Savings…

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KENTUCKY (10/30/19) — Could a Health Savings Account Help Strengthen Your Retirement Plan? By one estimate, a 65-year-old couple who retire in 2019 may need about $300,000 in savings to pay their health-care expenses in retirement. This includes premiums for Medicare Parts B and D, supplemental (Medigap) insurance, and median out-of-pocket prescription drug expenses, but not other health expenses…

RANDY FRANKLIN: Manufacturing Slowdown:…

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KENTUCKY (10/21/19) — Manufacturing Slowdown: What Does It Mean for the Economy? In September 2019, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), which measures a wide variety of manufacturing data, fell to 47.8%, the lowest level since June 2009.1 A reading below 50% generally means that manufacturing activity is contracting. The August reading of 49.1% had signaled…
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Social Security Matters: Should I Claim…

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UNITED STATES (11/9/19) — Should I Claim Benefits at Age 67 if I’m working? Ask Rusty – Should I Claim Benefits at Age 67 if I’m working? Dear Rusty: My wife and I were talking to some other senior citizens who say it would be more beneficial to start drawing social security when I turn 67 next year, rather than wait till 70, even if I work full time. Can I do that? Signed: Working Senior Dear…

GLENN MOLLETTE: Entitlements — more…

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KENTUCKY (11/9/19) — Our country is over 22 trillion dollars in debt and growing. Reducing our spending is never easy especially for our government. We have a lot of obligations from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, defense, veterans, infrastructure and more. There aren't that many places to cut spending in our nation's budget. Social Security eats up about 23 percent of our budget. Our…
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/8/19) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Andrew M. Thompson of Clay was charged Nov. 7 with theft by unlawful taking-disposition (automobile valued at more than $10,000 owned by Hertz Rental Car). Diana M. Todd of Earlington was charged Nov. 7 with failure to appear in court. SurfKY News
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Crash involving semi prompts road…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
BARDWELL, Ky. (11/8/19) — Carlisle County Dispatch reports an crash involving a semi at 3600 Block of U.S. 51-N in Bardwell, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd of District 1 indicated at 8:28 p.m. The road will be closed for an undetermined amount of time, Todd indicated. Carlisle Coounty Sheriff, Carlisle County EMA and Ambulance Service have responded. No spills or HAZMAT…
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Warren County residents restrain…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (11/8/19) — A Warren County homeowner awakened early this morning to find a prowler standing in the bedroom gained control of the situation and called authorities. Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported the resident at 121 Belgium Court was able to restrain 27-year-old Jimmy Bivens of Bowling Green, with help from a neighbor. When law enforcement arrived, Bivens was believed…
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Kentucky drought ends

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/8/19) — Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Office of the State Climatologist, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, have removed drought declarations for all 120 counties in the commonwealth. Recent rains have eliminated precipitation deficits and improved stream flows and soil moisture levels. Precipitation events since Oct. 3, when the…


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Douglas R. Nichols, 71, of Madisonville

November 13, 2019
MADISONVILLE, KY., — Douglas R. Nichols, 71, of Madisonville passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. He was born in Hopkins County, KY on February 19, 1948 to the late Raymond ‘R.C.’ Nichols and Honey Lou Burden Nichols. Mr. Nichols was a member of the…

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