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Construction Projects Suspended to Ease Holiday Travel

December 22, 2014 Lisa Tolliver
FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/22/14) — In an effort to ease holiday travel, construction on most major roadways in Kentucky is being suspended through the holiday. Nonetheless, motorists are cautioned to be…

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McConnell Announces Staff Promotions…

WASHINGTON (12/22/14) — U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that he has promoted several staffers in his Washington, D.C. (personal) office. Senator McConnell named Jennifer Kuskowski as his next Legislative Director. Jen previously served as Legislative Assistant handling health care, tax and budget issues. Jen will continue to manage these issues, and in this new role… Read More...
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Kentucky Receives $2 Million Health…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/22/14) — Kentucky will receive up to $2 million to design health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs, the federal Department for Health and Human Services announced last week. "Kentucky has been on the forefront of embracing the opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act to improve the health of our commonwealth… Read More...
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Deer Causes Traffic Accident off…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/22/14) — Madisonville Police responded to a traffic accident that happened off Stagecoach Road Sunday, Dec. 21. According to the Madisonville Police report, Caleb J. McNeily, 20, Providence was traveling south on Stagecoach Road when a deer ran in front of his vehicle. McNeily swerved to the right to avoid colliding with the deer and struck a mailbox on the right shoulder of… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/22/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Dec. 22. Destin Hallum, 18, of Nortonville was served an arrest warrant Dec. 19 for failure to appear. The arresting officer was Paul Haynie. Andrew Orange, 25, of White Plains was served an arrest warrant Dec. 19 for theft by deception includes cold checks under $500. The arresting officer… Read More...
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PSC Okays Kentucky's First…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/22/14) — The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved the construction of the state's first major solar-powered electric generating facility. In an order issued Friday, Dec. 19, the PSC authorized Kentucky Utilities Co. and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. to build a 10-megawatt photovoltaic solar array at the E.W. Brown Generating Station in Mercer County. A megawatt of… Read More...
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Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (12/22/14) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following arrest reports Monday, Dec. 22. Russell W. Terry, 48, of Dawson Springs, was charged Dec. 15 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offense and second-degree disorderly conduct. Brandi D. Orten, 35, of Dawson Springs, was arrested on a Hopkins County warrant for second-degree… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/22/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday Dec. 21, 2014. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 2 - 9 - 9 Pick 4 Sunday Evening 8 - 5 - 7 - 0 Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are determined by the numbers drawn and not by the numbers reported. The Kentucky Lottery is not responsible for misprinted numbers on this page or any other medium. The… Read More...
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America in Bloom Announces a New Level…

US (12/21/14) — America in Bloom announced the creation of a new level of competition in its nationwide awards program. The new level is called the Champions category. Jack Clasen, program chair stated, “The America in Bloom National Awards Program continues to expand with over 220 communities throughout the country participating over the past 13 years. Many communities participate for a number… Read More...
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AG Conway, Prosecutors, Law Enforcement…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/21/14) — Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, prosecutors and law enforcement officers joined together to announce priorities they believe must be included in any heroin legislation considered by the 2015 General Assembly. "Last year, I presented a bipartisan bill to address the resurgence of heroin that did not pass in the waning hours of the 2014 General Assembly," Attorney… Read More...
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Public Input Sought for State's…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/21/14) — Public input is being requested for a new five-year strategic plan outlining goals and objectives for helping preserve historic buildings and other sites in the Commonwealth through 2020. The Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office has set up an online survey and will also be arranging a series of public meetings and networking opportunities during… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Ceremonially Signs House…

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (12/21/14) — Two-and-a-half years after creating a pilot scholarship program to help college students in eastern Kentucky complete their bachelor's degree close to home, Gov. Steve Beshear ceremonially signed House Bill 2, legislation that permanently extends the scholarship program to all coal counties. "Giving college students the tools they need to complete their degree has been… Read More...
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KSP Collects 116 Tons of Food during…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/21/14) — Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced Thursday that the agency's 'Cram the Cruiser' food drive netted 232,011 pounds (116 tons) of food statewide. Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in the local post and region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and… Read More...
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Dave Says - Dec. 21, 2014

KENTUCKY (12/21/14) — This week Dave discusses an unlikely thief and you need an umbrella. Dear Dave, I gave my wife $350 for Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart. While she was there with our six-year-old daughter, she cashed her bonus check to put with the Christmas money. When she tried to check out, the money was gone. My wife even asked our daughter if she took the money out of mommy’s purse, and… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - Dec. 21, 2014

KENTUCKY (12/21/14) — When I first began bass fishing as a young adult I didn't have the luxury of a bass boat and all of its frills. I fished with a friend who had a "V" hull aluminum boat. The trolling motor was small and the outboard was even smaller. He owned a small cabin on the lake so our fishing always started from the same location. Because of the limited horsepower we rarely traveled… Read More...
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NCM Motorsports Park to Break Ground on…

KENTUCKY (12/21/14) — The NCM Motorsports Park announced plans to break ground in early January on a 14,062 square foot complex which will encompass 22 day rental garages, viewing decks and a pavilion with concessions, restrooms and showers. Eighteen of the garages will be individual garages at a size of 17 feet by 24 feet and the other four will be oversized, primarily serving as tech garages.… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of Dec. 21, 2014

KENTUCKY (12/21/14) — The start of the 2015 Regular Session on January 6 means a new Kentucky General Assembly, and that means change in the Kentucky House of Representatives. We'll see a change in House membership for some districts that elected new State Representatives last fall. Leadership elections will bring at least one change with Louisville Rep. Larry Clark's announcement that he will… Read More...
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UK Family Doctor Gives Back, Stays…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (12/21/14) — On the morning of Dec. 16, Dr. Shannon Voogt warmed up her classically trained opera voice before coming to work at UK HealthCare. At 11 a.m., she applied resin to the bow of her violin in the Pavilion A lobby of the UK Chandler Hospital. Moments later, an audience of patients, employees and hospital visitors circled around the atrium lobby as Voogt, a soprano, showed… Read More...
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AG Conway Announces 2014 Keep Kentucky…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/21/14) — Attorney General Jack Conway announced the winners of the 2014 Keep Kentucky Kids Safe public service announcement contest. The annual competition for middle and high school students is part of Attorney General Conway's statewide prescription drug abuse awareness and prevention initiative. This year's winning PSA was submitted by a group of students from Atherton High… Read More...
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Edumedics LLC to Expand Louisville…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/21/14) — Another Louisville health care company is growing. Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced that Edumedics LLC, a chronic disease management company, plans to expand its corporate headquarters. The company is expected to create 17 new jobs. "Another win for Kentucky's growing health care industry," said Gov. Beshear. "Louisville continues to be a world… Read More...
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Follow Safe Sleep Recommendations for…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/21/14) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health reminds parents to follow recommended safe sleep practices for infants, particularly during the colder winter months, which present different challenges for keeping babies warm and free from danger. "Infant mortality is a serious public health concern, and we live in a state where far too many children don't live to celebrate… Read More...

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MPD Officer Offers Online Safety Tips for Social Media

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/11/14) — Simple precautions to take when using social media during the holidays. Lt. Billy Poe of the Madisonville Police Department… Read More...
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Christmas Celebrated at Munn's School

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/6/14) — SurfKY had the opportunity this morning to take a walk back in time, when one room school houses were common. The Munn’s school… Read More...
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Street Brings Positive Message to Hopkins County School Children

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/11/14) — The Street Heat Band from Louisville performed two showings Thursday, Dec. 11 for packed houses of Hopkins County students at… Read More...
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SurfKY Spotlight: Madisonville Pediatrics

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/17/14) — Madisonville Pediatrics friendly ‘kid caring’ staff is always ready to provide your child with the best healthcare possible. Read More...
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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - December 11, 2014

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/11/14) — Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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MPD Officer Offers Home Protection Tips for Holiday Travelers

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/7/14) — Many area residents will be traveling during the holiday season, which offers a window of opportunity for burglars and thieves.… Read More...
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SurfKY Spotlight: Hudson Service Center

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/17/14) — Hudson Service Center is the place to go for all of your vehicle needs. Gary GatesSurfKY News Read More...
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MPD Officer Offers Traffic Tips for Holiday Shoppers

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/10/14) — Traffic during the holiday season can prove hazardous if distractions arise. Lt. Billy Poe of the Madisonville Police… Read More...

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Lady Cougars Fall to ACS in Lex Cath Tournament

LEXINGTON, Ky. (12/22/14) — The Grayson County Lady Cougars fell to Fourth Region frontrunner Allen County-Scottsville Saturday in the Traditional Bank Holiday… Read More...
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Booker Named SEC Freshman of the Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (12/22/14) — Guard Devin Booker was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week Monday after scoring a game-high 19 points in… Read More...
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Boys' High School Basketball Scoreboard

KENTUCKY (12/22/14) — The following are the Boys' High School Basketball scores: Sunday, Dec. 21 Owensboro Invitational Tournament at various sites. Warren… Read More...
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King of the Bluegrass Set to Tip off

LOUISVLLE, Ky. (12/19/14) — The 2014 King of the Bluegrass Tournament is set to tip off at Fairdale High School. In addition to tournament host Fairdale,… Read More...

Hopkins County Sports

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Storm Falls to Ohio County in Holiday Tournament

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DIXON, Ky. (12/22/14) — The Hopkins County Central Storm fell to the Ohio County Eagles in the opening round of the Baptist Health & Sports Rehab Holiday Classic at Webster County Saturday. Ohio… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Mary Lois Bowling, 89, of Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Mary Lois Bowling, 89, of Madisonville passed away, Dec. 21, 2014 at NHC Healthcare in Madisonville. Mrs. Bowling was…
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