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Grammy Award-Winning Songwriters Return to Henderson

Grammy Award-Winning Songwriters Return to Henderson

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

July 7th, 2017

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Henderson, Kentucky – July 6, 2017 – Over 30 award-winning songwriters will perform live during the 8th Annual Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters Festival. The festival will be held in the evenings from July 26th through July 29th. Each night the songwriters will perform shows at […]

Fake news: Tips on how to distinguish it from the real thing

Fake news: Tips on how to distinguish it from the real thing

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 13th, 2017

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CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press Teachers from elementary school through college are instructing students on how to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to online news, after an election season that saw made-up stories abound. Some of their lessons: ___ — URL look odd? That […]

AP FACT CHECK: TV personality Sherri Shepherd isn’t dead

AP FACT CHECK: TV personality Sherri Shepherd isn’t dead

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 17th, 2017

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The Associated Press Sherri Shepherd is alive despite a story shared on social media claiming the television personality suffered a fatal heart attack last month. The story posted by headlinennews.com uses the circumstances surrounding “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher’s death in falsely reporting Shepherd’s passing. […]

National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory

National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 9th, 2016

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  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY. * AREAS OF LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW HAVE PRODUCED QUITE SLICK CONDITIONS ON MANY AREA ROADWAYS LAST NIGHT AND EARLY THIS MORNING. THOUGH THE […]

Dog named Trigger shoots owner during Indiana waterfowl hunt

Dog named Trigger shoots owner during Indiana waterfowl hunt

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

October 27th, 2015

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NORTH WEBSTER, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a northern Indiana woman is recovering after being shot in the foot by her dog. And the dog’s name? Trigger. Indiana Conservation Officer Jonathon Boyd says 25-year-old Allie Carter of Avilla laid her 12-gauge shotgun on the ground […]

Santa Claus elected to North Pole City Council

Santa Claus elected to North Pole City Council

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

October 14th, 2015

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Santa Claus has been chosen to represent the people of North Pole. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1Ncp7rf ) that a man whose legal name is Santa Claus won a write-in campaign for an open City Council seat in the 2,200-person […]

Pennsylvania groundhog ‘forecasts’ 6 more weeks of winter

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 2nd, 2015

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PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has forecast six more weeks of winter. Members of the top hat-wearing Inner Circle announced the “forecast” just before 7:30 a.m. Monday. A German legend has it that […]

Newport Aquarium to add North America’s first Shark Bridge; Largest Scalloped Hammerheads exhibit

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 30th, 2015

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Aquarium’s 2015 exhibits lineup to include – back by popular demand – Otters! NEWPORT, Ky. – Newport Aquarium announced Wednesday an exhilarating 2015 lineup of coming attractions, featuring Shark Bridge, the only suspension bridge in North America where guests can walk just inches above nearly […]

MSU graduate is veterinarian on Nat Geo Wild new series, Bandit Patrol

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

January 14th, 2015

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MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University graduate Dr. Jared Tapp appears in the premiere of Bandit Patrol, a new television series on the National Geographic Channel (Nat Geo Wild). The first episode of Bandit Patrol can be seen on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 9 p.m. […]

Obituaries for 12/16/14

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

December 16th, 2014

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MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR AMY M. ROBINSON, 82, OF HENDERSON WHO DIED FRIDAY WILL BE 1 PM SATURDAY AT NEW HOPE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH REV. JAMES FORD WILL OFFICIATE BURIAL WILL BE IN ROSELAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS BENTON GLUNT FUNERAL HOME, A LIFE CELEBRATION HOME, IS IN CHARGE […]