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OBITUARIES FOR FRIDAY, FEB. 1st, 2019

OBITUARIES FOR FRIDAY, FEB. 1st, 2019

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 1st, 2019

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WANDA LEE BERRONG 84 FORMERLY OF HENDERSON WHO DIED FRIDAY WILL BE 1 PM FRIDAY AT RUDY ROWLAND FUNERAL HOME THE REVEREND DONNIE RISLEY WILL OFFICIATE BURIAL WILL BE IN FAIRMONT CEMETERY FRIENDS MAY CALL FROM 10 AM TO SERVICE TIME TOMORROW […]

Opioid maker considered profiting off addiction treatment

Opioid maker considered profiting off addiction treatment

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 1st, 2019

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By The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — As the nation’s opioid crisis was deepening, the company that makes a powerful prescription painkiller considered marketing an anti-addiction drug to “an attractive market” of people with addictions, according to allegations in court documents made public Thursday. The […]

One-two punch of winter storms, canceled blood drives straining Red Cross blood supply

One-two punch of winter storms, canceled blood drives straining Red Cross blood supply

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 1st, 2019

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Red Cross has an emergency need for blood, platelet donors to give now LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2019) — The American Red Cross is reissuing its emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now after multiple snow storms, frigid temperatures and the government […]

Gov. Bevin Announces Plans for Additional $20 Million in Kentucky State Park Upgrades

Gov. Bevin Announces Plans for Additional $20 Million in Kentucky State Park Upgrades

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 1st, 2019

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CARROLLTON, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin today joined Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and Kentucky State Parks officials at General Butler State Park to announce the kickoff of phase II of the Commonwealth’s “Refreshing the Finest” initiative. Launched in 2016, “Refreshing the […]

Obituaries for Jan. 31st, 2019

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 31st, 2019

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DOROTHY DODSON LILES, 91, OF ROBARDS DIED TUESDAY AT THE LUCY SMITH KING CARE CENTER. SHE RETIRED FROM THE STATE, HAVING WORKED AT AND MANAGED THE HENDERSON EMPLOYMENT OFFICE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF ROBARDS BAPTIST CHURCH AND THE POOLE HOMEMAKERS. SHE […]

Higher education forums planned across Kentucky

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 31st, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The president of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education plans a statewide listening tour. A council statement says President Aaron Thompson wants to talk with students, community members, business representatives and educators about college access, student success, workforce quality and career transitions. […]

New signs on U.S. 41 point the way to Historic Downtown Henderson

New signs on U.S. 41 point the way to Historic Downtown Henderson

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 31st, 2019

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HENDERSON, KY, January 31, 2019– The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has completed installation of the brown “attraction signs” – officially called Limited Supplemental Guide Signs – on U.S. 41 at the Zion Road/Kentucky 351/Second Street exit. The signs, designed to relay information to motorists about tourist […]

31 file for statewide office in Kentucky ahead of deadline

31 file for statewide office in Kentucky ahead of deadline

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 30th, 2019

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By ADAM BEAM , Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Statewide elections in Kentucky were finalized Tuesday as the Secretary of State closed the door on the filing period in one of three states scheduled to elect governors in 2019. Democratic Secretary of State Alison […]

Bitter Cold Delays City Trash Collections

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 30th, 2019

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Trash collections in the City of Henderson have been suspended for Wednesday, Jan. 30, because of the wind chill factor. Sanitation crews will be operating on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, as if on a holiday schedule. Public Works Director Brian Williams […]

Kentucky gov gets heat for criticizing cold-weather closures

Kentucky gov gets heat for criticizing cold-weather closures

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 30th, 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor is getting some heat for saying school districts are being too “soft” on kids when they cancel classes due to cold weather. Many of Kentucky’s schools closed Wednesday with forecasts predicting wind chills well below zero degrees (negative […]