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MCC Open House Planned for Mid-Continent Students

April 24, 2014 Joyce Riggs
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/23/14) — Madisonville Community College's Enrollment Center will host an Open House and Advising Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 1 for all students affected by the…
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Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-Staff…

Office of the Governor April 24, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/24/14) — Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, April 25 in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died during World War II and whose remains were recently identified. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office recently announced that the remains of Army Pfc. William T. Carneal, 24, of Paducah, Ky.,… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director April 24, 2014
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/24/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following arrest reports Thursday, April 24. Matthew Bullock, 21, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant April 23 for non-payment of fines. The arresting officer was Justin Jones. Jeri S. Dillingham, 43, of Henderson, was served an arrest warrant April 23 for non-payment of fines. The arresting officer was Justin… Read More...
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Meet The Hopkins County Magistrate…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director April 24, 2014
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/10/14) — Sixteen people are running for the office of Hopkins County Magistrate. Read More...
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American Independence, Paying the Price…

SurfKY News April 24, 2014
KENTUCKY (4/24/14) — The dream of the average American is independence. Under this umbrella known as the American dream is the pursuit of owning a home, a car, a stable paying job and the ability to provide for our food, clothing and enough cash to care for our family. Americans work one or two jobs forty to sixty hours a week to keep this umbrella over our heads. Independence is never easy or… Read More...
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Birding Bonanza at Land Between The…

LBL April 24, 2014
GOLDEN POND, Ky. (4/24/14) — Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites all bird lovers to Woodlands Nature Station for a Birding Bonanza Saturday, May 10. Learn to identify common birds, get tips on attracting birds to your backyard, go on a scavenger hunt, enjoy face to face encounters with Nature Station’s birds, and more. All programs are free with Nature Station admission. “If… Read More...
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National Astronomy Day at Golden Pond…

LBL April 24, 2014
GOLDEN POND, Ky. (4/24/14) — Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area and the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers will host National Astronomy Day Saturday, May 10, at the Golden Pond Planetarium, located at the Golden Pond Visitor Center, from 12 - 4 p.m. Enjoy Free, full-dome, digital, surround sound planetarium shows 10 and 11 a.m., and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. A Star Party will take place at… Read More...
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Seasonal Parking Permits and New Bus…

Ryne Dunkelberger April 24, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (4/24/14) — The Kentucky State Fair Board approved two parking changes related to seasonal parking permits and bus parking rates, both of which go into effect May 1. For $75, the new seasonal parking permit will allow for unlimited parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center from May 24 through Sept 30, coinciding with the Kentucky Kingdom season. (Permits are not valid August 14 –… Read More...
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County Jobless Rates Released for March…

Kentucky Office of Employment and Training April 24, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/24/14) — Unemployment rates fell in 69 Kentucky counties between March 2013 and March 2014, while 43 county rates went up and eight counties stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Boone County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.7 percent. It was… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday…

Kentucky Lottery April 24, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/24/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday April 23, 2014. Powerball Wednesday 19 - 25 - 29 - 36 - 48 – 12 Power Play 4 Pick 3 Wednesday Midday 0 - 7 - 7 Wednesday Evening 3 - 0 - 0 Pick 4 Wednesday Midday 3 - 5 - 8 - 9 Wednesday Evening 8 - 7 - 8 - 4 Cash Ball Wednesday 8 - 28 - 31 - 32 - 5 Kicker 0 - 6 - 3 - 6 - 4 5 Cash Card Wednesday… Read More...
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Derby Weekend at Pennyrile Forest May 2…

Gil Lawson April 24, 2014
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (4/24/14) — Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is offering guests a chance to celebrate the Kentucky Derby at the park with a special Derby Weekend Package May 2-4. The package includes two nights lodging, a continental breakfast Saturday morning, watching the big race on television, a Ladies Derby Luncheon Saturday, Saturday night dinner buffet with music from DJ Kevin Lynn… Read More...
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Comedian Kenn Kington Hosts ‘Ultimate…

Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter April 23, 2014
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/23/14) — To keep a relationship fresh and exciting, no matter how long you have been together, a couple needs alone time; away from unread emails, destructive kids and the everyday headaches of life. Comedian Kenn Kington will host the "The Ultimate Date Night," Saturday, April 26, to see how well you know your spouse. Date Night is one of Kington’s favorite events; he… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Reports - April 23,…

Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter April 23, 2014
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/23/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following arrest reports Wednesday, April 23. Jana L. Rivera-Mena, 28, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant April 22 for contempt of court, libel, slander, resistance to order, and failure to appear. The arresting officer was Jared Ward. James D. Morgan, 27, of Hanson was served an arrest warrant April 22 for… Read More...
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Learn How to Manage a Farm at ‘Farm…

Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter April 23, 2014
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/23/14) — Leadership Hopkins County and the Hopkins County Cooperative Extension Service announced the first annual Hopkins County Farm Pride Day in Madisonville and Hopkins County Wednesday scheduled for Saturday, May 10. Agriculture has an incredible economic impact on Hopkins County, creating over $80 million annually in raw products. For Farm Pride Day, visitors will be… Read More...
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MCC Offers Two Semester Online Medical…

Joyce Riggs April 23, 2014
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/23/14) — Madisonville Community College is now offering a Medical Receptionist certificate with all coursework being completed online and in less than two semesters. Medical receptionists are the first point of contact; they greet patients, answer non-medical questions, make appointments, and work as a liaison between the patient and the medical staff. Classes will prepare… Read More...
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PSC Grants Rate Increase to Atmos Energy

Andrew Melnykovych April 23, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/23/14) — The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted Atmos Energy Corp. an annual revenue increase of $8.55 million (5.5 percent), which is $4.817 million less than the amount sought by the utility. For a typical residential customer using an average of 5,000 cubic feet per month, the base rate portion of the bill will increase by $1.99 per month, or $23.88 per year. The… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday…

Kentucky Lottery April 23, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/23/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Tuesday April 22, 2014. Mega Millions Tuesday 2 - 18 - 19 - 49 - 50 – 1 Megaplier 3 Pick 3 Tuesday Midday 9 - 2 - 4 Tuesday Evening 8 - 0 - 4 Pick 4 Tuesday Midday 4 - 7 - 4 - 4 Tuesday Evening 5 - 4 - 2 - 9 Cash Ball Tuesday 11 - 15 - 20 - 31 - 16 Kicker 8 - 7 - 2 - 1 - 4 5 Cash Card Tuesday 6S - 5H -… Read More...
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Rifles and Knives from Richie Farmer…

Ted Sloan April 23, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/23/14) — The state will auction dozens of high-quality collector's items left over from a 2008 agriculture conference during Richie Farmer's tenure as Kentucky agriculture commissioner. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will sell 13 Remington rifles and 16 Case knives in an auction May 5 at KDFWR headquarters, 1 Sportsman's Lane west of Frankfort. Proceeds… Read More...
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Public Input Sought for Increasing…

Lisa Tolliver April 23, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/25/14) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking public input on proposed goals for increasing Disadvantaged Business Enterprise involvement in highway projects. The KYTC Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development, which oversees the cabinet's DBE program is proposing an annual, overall DBE participation goal of 8.5 percent for federal fiscal year 2015. The… Read More...
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Occupational Therapy Helps Individuals…

Joyce Riggs April 23, 2014
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/23/14) — In celebration of April as Occupational Therapy Month, students in Madisonville Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program are working to educate the community about their profession. Occupational therapy enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent and/or live better with injury, illness or… Read More...
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Hopkins County Genealogical Offers…

HCMPL April 22, 2014
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/22/14) — Want to track down your family roots and don't know where to start? Maybe you know parts of your family tree, but aren’t sure which direction to go next. Join Teresa Ray, Betty Cox, and other members of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library. Branch out, dig in and explore your… Read More...
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2013 Kentucky Highway Fatality Count…

Office of the Governor April 22, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/22/14) — Kentucky highway fatalities dropped to a 64-year low in 2013; a 14 percent reduction in deaths over 2012. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety today released final statistics for 2013. There were 638 fatalities last year, a dramatic improvement from 746 fatalities in 2012. “The good news is that 108 fewer lives were lost,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “The bad news is that 638… Read More...
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Governor Beshear Signs Energy Bill on…

Office of the Governor April 22, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/22/14) — In celebration of Earth Day, Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 70, which allows for more Energy Savings Performance Contracts to help state government achieve significant savings on utility bills. Since 1996, the Finance and Administration Cabinet has successfully implemented more than $200 million in ESPC projects. “Finding ways to reduce state government’s energy… Read More...
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Casting Call for “Sweeney Todd”

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts April 22, 2014
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/22/14) — Like to sing? Auditions for “Sweeney Todd – the Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will be held May 17 and 18 at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on the campus of Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, Kentucky. The rare instance of a musical thriller, “Sweeney Todd” is Stephen Sondheim's chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous… Read More...
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Test Drive Fundraiser Scheduled for FFA

Lori Harrison April 22, 2014
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/22/14) — Hopkins County Central and Madisonville North Hopkins FFA Chapters will hold a test drive fundraiser at Hudson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, April 26, to raise money for the National FFA Organization in support of local FFA chapter leadership programs. The event is part of a national day of test drive fundraising events held at participating… Read More...
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West Hopkins Schools Scholarship…

Lori Harrison April 22, 2014
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/22/14) — Planning to attend a four-year college or university? Need cash? West Hopkins School is accepting applications for its West Hopkins Scholarship Funds award. Purpose: The West Hopkins Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic achievement and extracurricular and community involvement. Criteria: The… Read More...

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Rotary Sponsors Seventh Annual Taste of Muhlenberg Fundraiser

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (4/22/14) — Chefs, restaurateurs and caterers from throughout the county and beyond will serve… Read More

Rep. Brent Yonts and Guest at Capitol Event

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (4/24/14) — Amber Todd of Greenville visited with Rep. Brent Yonts, D-Greenville, during last… Read More
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