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Burn ban lifted in McLean County today

October 21, 2019
MCLEAN COUNTY, Ky. (10/21/19) — McLean County Judge-Executive Edward W. West has lifted the countywide burn ban effective today. The judge said measurable precipitation received in McLean County has alleviated fire hazards previously in place. Per Kentucky…

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RPI Rankings released following Week 9 in football season

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/21/19) — The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) has released its RPI Rankings following Week 9 in the 2019 football season. With two weeks…
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One giant leap for womankind

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/21/19) — Far above the atmosphere, astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station Friday for the first-ever all-female spacewalk. Pres. Donald J. Trump called them from the White House during their historic mission, marking the first time since 1969 that an American president has spoken to astronauts while they were outside their…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: Dealing with prostate…

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KENTUCKY (10/21/19) — I never wanted cancer — who does? Within four months I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and prostate cancer. Last Oct. 26, my entire thyroid was removed with four malignant nodules. I dreaded that surgery because I knew speech and singing complications could happen because of the proximity of the thyroid to the vocal cords. Some people end up with paralyzed vocal cords for…
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KYTC worker makes surprise roadside find

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WESTERN Ky. (10/21/19) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews find a lot of odd things as they go about their work along area highways. Discoveries have ranged from missing billfolds to coolers, and even bags of new clothing that have fallen from passing vehicles. KYTC Hickman County Highway Superintendent Tommy Ingrum recently found more than just a roadside curiosity — much more. A few weeks…
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Crash at Ohio River Bridge slowing 1-24…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (10/21/19) — A crash along 1-24 westbound lanes at the Ohio River Bridge has slowed traffic this morning in McCracken County. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 Spokesman Keith Todd reported 7:23 a.m. today the right lane will be closed for a couple of hours as workers clear the wreckage. SurfKY News
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Bevin makes appointments to Ky. Boards…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/20/19) — Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions recently: Holly Kellam McCoy, Neal J. Moser and Charles Robert Oliver have been appointed as members of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Advisory Committee, according to a press release. Dr. Holly Kellam McCoy, of Bardstown, is a physician. She will represent the Speaker of the House of…
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Dave Says: 'Winners never quit,…

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KENTUCKY (10/20/19) — In this week’s “Dave Says” column, Dave replies to a college graduate seeking advice to help her mother. Dear Dave, What’s the best way to talk to a parent, and tell them their career or financial choices aren’t working out? My mom and dad divorced a few years ago, and now my mom is having money problems. She bought some rental properties after the divorce with the idea…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: 'The power of prayer'

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KENTUCKY (10/19/19) — I wrote about the lack of rain a few weeks ago. My little food plot needed a drink so bad. It still does, but the drought continues. And it’s probably too late now, anyways. Something growing in the middle of October seems unlikely. I did all that I could do. I needed God to send the rain. He hasn’t. I can only pray he does. I guess it’s that “thoughts and prayers” thing.…
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Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife auction…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/19/19) — Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will conduct its fall public auction of surplus and confiscated items Oct. 28 at department headquarters in Frankfort. Surplus auction items include four-wheel drive Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge trucks, Yamaha all-terrain vehicles, ATV trailers, Boston Whaler boats with Mercury motors, aluminum canoes, jon boats and more,…
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Trump to hold rally at Rupp Arena Nov. 4

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/19/19) — The Trump Campaign announced Pres. Donald J. Trump plans a “Keep America Great” rally 7 p.m. EST Nov. 4 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Doors open 4 p.m. EST for general admission, the campaign reports. SurfKY News
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Gov. Bevin recognizes recently…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/19/19) — Gov. Matt Bevin recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky sailor who died in World War II, but whose remains have just been positively identified. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the remains of a U.S. serviceman, accounted for from World War II are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Navy Seaman 2nd Class Hubert P. Hall, 20,…
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McCracken County Jail escapee located

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UPDATE: PADUCAH, Ky. (10/18/19) — McCracken County Sheriff's Office reported a local jail escapee is back in jail. Christopher B. Peevyhouse, 19 of Paducah, was spotted 1:04 p.m. today walking down South Gum Springs Road. He was charged with second-degree escape. SurfKY News PADUCAH, Ky. (10/17/19) — Kentucky State Police reported receiving a call from the McCracken County Jail at approximately…
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BILL ADCOCK BLOG: Religion in the News

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Defending Christianity KENTUCKY (10/17/19) — Two federal judges have protected Christians’ rights. Iowa Univ. and its officers had kicked InterVarsity and some other religious groups off campus in June 2018. “Judge Stephanie M. Rose of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, called the university's conduct ‘ludicrous’ and ‘incredibly baffling.’ ” Judge Rose ruled, “that…
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Sen. C.B. Embry legislative update —…

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KENTUCKY (10/17/19) — Fall is officially upon us, which means the end of the interim is quickly approaching. It is hard to believe that in less than 100 days, the General Assembly will convene at the Capitol for the 2020 Regular Session. Advancing public policy is one of the cornerstones of the legislative branch. The General Assembly is utilizing this time away from Frankfort to reflect on…
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MARKET COMMENTARY: The Markets…

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KENTUCKY (10/16/19) — The Markets The world breathed a sigh of relief last week when the United States and China took a step toward a trade-war truce. Financial Times reported the United States agreed to not increase tariffs from 25 percent to 30 percent on $250 billion of Chinese imports next week. (Current tariffs remain in place, and it is possible new tariffs will be imposed on additional…
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RANDY FRANKLIN: Employer Plans Can…

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KENTUCKY (10/16/19) — Employer Plans Can Offer the Foundation of a Comfortable Retirement October 20 to 26, 2019, is National Retirement Security Week, a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the importance of saving for retirement. Established by Congress in 2006, National Retirement Security Week is designed to elevate public knowledge about retirement savings and to encourage employees to…
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Social Security Matters: Income Tax on…

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UNITED STATES (10/16/19) — Income Tax on Social Security vs. the Earnings Test Ask Rusty – Income Tax on Social Security vs. the Earnings Test Dear Rusty: I retired from work this year (age 62) and I will receive my first social security benefits in September. Is there a special rule for the first year you retire that allows you to not pay taxes on your social security since you have earned no…

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Betty S. Chambers, 66, of Calhoun

October 16, 2019
CALHOUN, KY., — Betty S. Chambers, 66, of Calhoun went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11am Friday at Muster Funeral Homes in Calhoun Chapel with Dr. Richard Sams…

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