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WKCTC Fall Open House Set for October 21

October 18, 2014 Tammy Thompson
PADUCAH, Ky. (10/18/14) — West Kentucky Community and Technical College will host a fall open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 21. The open house provides an opportunity for individuals to explore higher education. It's open for…
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The Legend of Jack-o'-Lanterns

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KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — The tradition of jack-o'-lanterns began in Ireland and Scotland, and pumpkins were not the first gourd of choice to use as lanterns. Turnips and rutabagas were often used because of their availability. When Irish immigrants migrated to America, they brought their jack-o'-lantern traditions with them. Turnips were not as prevalent on this side of the Atlantic, so carvers… Read More...
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Republican Headquarters Celebrates Open…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/19/2014) – Open House Saturday as candidates, constituents, supporters and campaign workers gathered. Hopkins County Republican Headquarters celebrated Open House today at their new location, 445 Main Street, Madisonville, Saturday October 18. The Headquarters is apparent by candidate signs as they envelop the front of the building, the US flag and “Friends of Coal” banner… Read More...
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Avoid Halloween Makeup Allergies and…

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KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — What are the horrors of Halloween? Many might say encountering a gruesome ghoul or a blood-sucking vampire is the most horrific part of Halloween. However, an allergic reaction can be just as scary as ghosts and goblins come Halloween. The candy a child eats, the makeup kids use as part of their costumes or even the costume itself can cause an allergic reaction. Parents and… Read More...
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Kentucky Energy Department Releases…

Dick Brown
FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/19/14) — In celebration of October as Energy Awareness month, the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence has released the virtual solar energy story map. For those unfamiliar with a story map, a story map uses geography to present information and is designed for everyone. The solar energy story map takes a visitor around the state virtually to view… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - Oct. 19, 2014

Gary Miller
KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — My hunting plans this year was to put some meat in the freezer while waiting on the big bucks to show themselves during the rut. I have been able to do that even though there’s still room for another one. The pressure really subsides after that first arrow finds its mark. It’s like catching a limit of fish in a tournament and spending the rest of the day culling the small… Read More...
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Right-to-Work: The Right Message for…

Jim Waters
KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — The 3,748 manufacturers that have stayed in Kentucky and employ 228,600 workers, despite a less-than-friendly business atmosphere, deserve all of the accolades Frankfort can muster, including Gov. Steve Beshear’s decree that October is 'Manufacturing Month in the Commonwealth.' Perhaps this could be followed by “Political Courage Month” in November, during which the governor… Read More...
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Dr. Brady Harris Completes Advanced…

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MURRAY, Ky. (10/19/14) — Dr. Brady Harris has received additional training in advanced minimally invasive surgery in two of the most respected laparoscopic surgery centers in Europe. The advanced training included procedures on the esophagus, stomach, biliary tract, hernias, pancreas, adrenals, spleen, large intestine and rectum. He also participated in original research which should lead to a… Read More...
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Key to Cooking with Pumpkins

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KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — Autumn is ripe with vibrant colors and scenery. One of the more vivid sights this time of year are the bright, orange pumpkins that adorn walkways and front porches of homes and businesses. Not only are pumpkins ideal for decorating, but they're also great to eat. Some people who plan to carve jack-o-lanterns mistakenly believe the same type of pumpkin can be used in their… Read More...
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2014 Rotary Football Championship…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/18/14) — The 2014 Rotary Football Championship Game was not decided until the very last second. Read More...
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'Mamm & Glam' for Breast Cancer…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/18/14) — To honor Think Pink and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Baptist Health sponsored Mamm & Glam. With the aid of a Think Pink Grant, free mammograms, spa services and educational materials were offered to uninsured or underinsured women 40 years of age and older on Saturday. “This is the first year we have hosted a “Mamm & Glam” event, however we usually do have free… Read More...
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How Senior Donors Can Avoid Scams

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KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — Con artists masquerading as charities can victimize anyone, but seniors are especially vulnerable to such criminals. Men and women who perpetrate charitable fraud often target older men and women, feeling that seniors are more likely to have a significant amount of money in their bank accounts and less likely to report crimes for fear of embarrassment. But even if seniors… Read More...
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Research Important When Choosing a…

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KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — Were you nominated to do the ice bucket challenge during the summer of 2014? This fundraiser for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, swept social media, spurring the participation of private citizens, celebrities and even world leaders. But the challenge also managed to raise awareness and funds to go toward ALS research. While the ice bucket challenge and similar… Read More...
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Baptist Health Paducah to Host Breast…

Angie Kinsey Timmons
PADUCAH, Ky. (10/18/14) — Baptist Health Paducah will host The Power of Pink, a free breast cancer awareness luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Baptist Heart Center Auditorium. Speakers will discuss surviving breast cancer today. They are radiologist Brad Williams, MD, on the benefits of the hospital's new and the region's first 3-D mammography; oncologist Yashpal Modi,… Read More...
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WKCTC Fall Open House Set for October 21

Tammy Thompson
PADUCAH, Ky. (10/18/14) — West Kentucky Community and Technical College will host a fall open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 21. The open house provides an opportunity for individuals to explore higher education. It's open for anyone who is interested in going to college and finding out more about what WKCTC has to offer. Visitors get the opportunity to learn about the WKCTC campus in an… Read More...
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A 'Mess' with a Message

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/18/14) — A beautiful mess 5k color run was held today in Madisonville. The event was held by Light of Chance in collaboration with the Madisonville-Hopkins County Board of Realtors. Read More...
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Kentucky's Jobless Rate Plummets to 6.7…

Kim Brannock
FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/18/14) — Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in September 2014 at 6.7 percent from a revised 7.1 percent in August 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. It marks the single-biggest one-month drop in unemployment… Read More...
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Box Tops for Education

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/17/14) — Box Tops makes earning cash for schools simple. Jennifer Brasher, Media Specialist and Box Top coordinator at West Hopkins School, said, “With education budget cuts, this is a great way to supplement.” Since 1996, the Box Tops for Education program has helped schools across America earn cash for the things they need and is one of the largest school earnings loyalty… Read More...
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Ladies Night Out - West

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/18/14) — Shopping, placing orders, booking parties and career exploration – all at Ladies Night Out, sponsored by the Family Resource Center at West Hopkins School, Thursday, October 16. Bobbi Schaffer, Family Resource Coordinator, said, “We have been hosting this event since 2008. We have 25 vendors and ladies of all ages are invited to explore various careers, buy… Read More...
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Second Annual Glow Run is Scheduled for…

Robin Newberry
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (10/18/14) — McCracken County High School Running Booster Club's Second Annual Glow Run, is scheduled for Oct. 23, 2014. A Glow Run is a little different than a regular 5K – it is run at night and participants "get their glow on" with help from glow sticks, necklaces, bracelets, etc. The 5K and a one-mile "Kid K" start at 7 p.m. Thursday night, Oct. 23, and are held on the… Read More...
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Muhlenberg County Celebrates New…

Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
POWDERLY, Ky. (10/18/14) — The Muhlenberg County farmers market celebrated their grand opening Wednesday, Oct. 15 located on Cleaton Road next to the University of Kentucky Extension office. About 60 people gathered for the celebration, which opened a permanent area where local farmers can market their goods. The building was designed by Craig Thomas of Greenville and features the state’s only… Read More...
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Grace Warehouse Hosts Singing Benefit…

Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/18/14) — Grace Warehouse will be hosting a Gospel Singing Benefit for Johnny Dunlap of White Plains at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2206 South Main Street. “Johnny was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008,” said organizer Kelly Faulk. “His colon cancer is in remission. However, in September 2013, he was diagnosed with lung cancer.” Faulk said in the beginning stages of… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - Bloody Handprint

Jason Lindsey
KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — Halloween is just weeks away. If you are searching for a spooky experiment, our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us a special paper. When slapped with a baking soda covered hand, the paper turns blood red. INGREDIENTS Goldenrod Paper Baking Soda Water INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Mix one cup of baking soda with 1 cup of warm water. Dip the palm of your hand into… Read More...
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Habitat for Humanity Hosting Partner…

Michelle Hawkins
HENDERSON, Ky. (10/15/14) — Habitat for Humanity of Henderson will be hosting the Second Annual Partner Family Application meeting 9 a.m. Saturday Nov. 8, 2014, at Henderson First Baptist Church 307 Center Street. A Partner Family can be anyone that has been living or working in Henderson County for one calendar year. Homeowners are selected based on the need for housing, ability to repay a… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/18/14) — The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: Pumpkin Roll Soapbox Derby Rally Race will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 19. For more information, call (270) 839-4177. Light of Chance “A Beautiful Mess” 5k Run will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at 122 North Franklin Street. For more information,… Read More...

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Mrs. Nancy Day, 80, of Central City, Ky.

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. – Mrs. Nancy Day, 80, of Central City, Ky. passed away October 16, 2014 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Nancy was born April 26, 1934 in Central City to Herbert and Annie Millard.…
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