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McLean Co. Chamber 2020 schedule

December 12, 2019
MCLEAN COUNTY, Ky. (12/12/19) — McLean County Chamber of Commerce released its 2020 meeting six-month schedule: Jan. 23 — Guest speaker is CASA, set for noon at McLean County Chamber Loft buliding, 297 Main St. in Calhousn. Feb. 27 — Guest speaker is Tyson,…

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Amendments to wildlife regulations proposed

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/12/19) — The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed new bear hunting regulations and new procedures for captive cervid facilities at its quarterly…
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House Judiciary Committee votes to…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/13/19) — Pres. Donald Trump is under fire in Washington this week after members of the House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment today. The ariticles were sent to the floor today for a full House vote. The committee approved the orders with a vote of 23-17, with plans for a full House vote possibly on Wednesday. If passed next week, the Senate would…
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Beasher signs order to restore voting…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
KENTUCKY (12/13/19) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Thursday to restore voting rights to approximately 140,000 convicted felons that have already served their sentences. Most states, with the exception of Iowa and Virginia, allow those convicted of prior felonies to vote in elections. House Democratic Caucus Chair Derrick Graham and Cacus Whip Joni Jenkins released the…
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Paducah PD reports body found in Ohio…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
PADUCAH, Ky. (12/12/19) — Paducah Police Department reports the body of a man was found in the Ohio River at Schultz Park this afternoon, just hours after his van was pulled from the river at the foot of Broadway. Foul play is not suspected in the death of Keith F. Barnes, PPD indicated. McCracken County Coroner Amanda Melton said Barnes’ body will be sent to the Regional Crime Lab in…
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Democrat proposes bill to ban flavored…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
KENTUCKY (12/11/19) — State Rep. Buddy Wheatley of District 65 (part of Kenton County) has filed Bill Request 925 today to prohibit the sale, purchase and distribution of flavored vapor products. The bill would ban online sales of the flavored products in the commonwealth, according to the Democrat's listed request. Should the bill become law, violators would pay a fine of no less than $1,000 and…
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Ky. Organ Donor Affiliates holding…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (12/10/19) — Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates has launched its raffling of a bottle of bourbon sourced from Buffalo Trace’s six millionth barrel as a charitable giveaway, KODA announced. Each ticket is a $100 contribution and a chance to own a piece of bourbon history and help save lives. The form to enter is available on KODA’s website at https://donatelifeky.org/bourbon-raffle/.…
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White Castle recalls frozen burgers for…

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U.S. (12/9/19) — White Castle has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of frozen six-pack cheeseburgers, frozen six-pack hamburgers, frozen eight-pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, and 16-pack hamburgers, 16-pack cheeseburgers for the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes, the FDA reported today. FDA indicates Listeria monocytogenesis an organism which can cause serious and sometimes…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: 'Who makes Christmas?'

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KENTUCKY (12/9/19) — As we approach Christmas day, let's take a moment to salute the grand women of Christmas. My wife knocks herself out preparing for events like Thanksgiving and Christmas. She started preparing the Thanksgiving meal two weeks in advance and for sure we had a feast. For some time now she has been in charge of locating the right Christmas gift for children and grandchildren and…
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Manufacturer plans to bring 75 jobs to…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/9/19) — TPG Plastics LLC, which designs and manufactures engineered plastics and blow-molded products, plans to invest $14.3 million to open a facility in Murray, creating 75 Kentucky-resident jobs across the coming years, Gov. Bevin announced today. “TPG Plastics’ announcement is tremendous news for Calloway County, as Kentucky continues putting its engineering and…
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KYTC reports change in license plate…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/9/19) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to implement a modernized license plate manufacturing process late next year that would make them more easily read by electronic tolling devices and save on storing the current plates. KYTC reports entering into a recent agreement with Intellectual Technologies Inc. to manufacture the plates. Unlike current license plates embossed…
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Ky. Democrat proposes bill to…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
KENTUCKY (11/8/19) — State Rep. Jeffery Donohue, House Democrat representing part of District 37 in Jefferson County, filed HB 354 to request an act relating to firearms. According to the bill filed Dec. 2, Donohue wants to amend KRS 527.010 to define “assault weapons” and “large-capacity ammunition-feeding devices” in addition to creating a new chapter to criminalize “possession and transfer” of…
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DAVE SAYS: 'Decisions and Sacrifices'

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KENTUCKY (12/8/19) — In this week's "Dave Says" column, he answers questions concerning savings bonds and a family income situation. Dear Dave, My wife and I are following your plan, and recently we found some old savings bonds that had been given to her by her grandfather when she was a kid. Do you think we should go ahead and cash these in before they reach their final maturity date in a few…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: 'Reject the busyness…

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KENTUCKY (12/8/19) — There’s one four letter word I think everyone uses. Well, there’s at least one four letter word everyone uses. And we probably use it every day. It’s the word busy. Ask any person who has a job and somewhere in the middle of a normal conversation, he or she will mention how busy they are. Even those who have retired will tell you they are busier now than when they were…
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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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Marvin Howard, Sr. 74, of Island

December 03, 2019
ISLAND, KY., Marvin Howard, Sr. 74, of Island went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 2, 2019 at his home in Island. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Muster Funeral Homes Livermore Chapel with the Revs. Kevin Smith…

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