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SurfKY Spotlight: Blackwell’s Diner and Sports Bar

August 22, 2014 Gary Gates, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/22/14) — Blackwell’s Diner and Sports Bar has been in business since May of 2007 with owners Eric and Leslie Blackwell, who have worked in the restaurant industry for 10 years…

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HCCHS vs Webster Game Time Changes

by Coach Marshall Enoch
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/22/14) — The time for the Hopkins County Central High School football game with Webster County has been changed. The game has been moved to 7 to 7:30 p.m. SurfKY News… Read More...

Dawson Springs Falls to Apollo in Season Opener

by Steve LeMaster
HOPKINS, Ky. (8/20/14) — Playing on the road in its season-opener didn't phase the Apollo Eagles. Apollo prevailed in its season-opener, rolling past host Dawson Springs 9-1 Tuesday. Six different… Read More...

Madisonville-North Hopkins Falls to Lady Aces

by Steve LeMaster
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/20/14) — Olivia Cason continues to excel for the Owensboro Catholic High School girls' golf team. Cason fired an Owensboro Catholic nine-hole record 33 to lead the Lady Aces to a… Read More...

Lady Maroons Level Dawson Springs in Opener

by Steve LeMaster
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/20/14) — The Madisonville-North Hopkins girls' soccer team dominated in its season-opener. Madisonville-North Hopkins pulled away to win convincingly in its 2014 debut, shutting… Read More...

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KYTC is Eager to 'Adopt' Your Student's…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/23/14) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the beginning of the 2014 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest. Students across the Commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2015. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age. Exposure to the contest and to the Adopt-a-Highway program… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'Wise Up'

KENTUCKY (8/23/14) — When a mother giraffe gives birth, she will do so while standing up. So her calf’s first act is to fall six feet to the ground, crash landing on his face. Then, as if such an arrival wasn’t harsh enough, the youngling’s mother will continually knock him down when he attempts to stand. Only when completely exhausted will she allow him to stagger to his feet. This isn’t… Read More...
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Happenings and Meeting - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/23/14) — The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: Poppy and Clover will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at 4075 Dalton Road Providence. For more information, call (270) 339-2341 or (270) 836-7874. Juried Art & Photography Exhibit will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 through Aug. 29 at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts.… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - Balloon in a Bottle

KENTUCKY (8/23/14) — Have you ever tried to inflate a balloon in an empty water bottle? Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist shows us how by using a thumbtack. INGREDIENTS 2 Balloon 2 Empty Water Bottle Thumbtack INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Insert a balloon into one of the empty water bottles and pull the neck of the balloon over the outside of the bottle. STEP 2: Place your mouth over… Read More...
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Optometrists Suggest Steps to Ensure…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/23/14) — Now that the school year has started, the fall sports season also is under way. That means parents must take precautions to ensure their children’s eye safety. According to Prevent Blindness America, approximately 40,000 eye injuries take place in the United States during sports or recreational activities each year, and some will lead to irreversible vision loss. Almost… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/22/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Aug. 22. Rodney Richard, 42, of Hardinsburg was served an arrest warrant Aug. 21 for another police agency. The arresting officer was Ryan Clark. Georgia Wilkerson, 38, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant Aug. 21 for receiving stolen property under $500. The arresting officer was… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/22/14) ― The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following arrest reports Friday, Aug. 22. James D. Morgan, 27, Madisonville, was arrested Aug. 21 on a warrant for failure to appear and bond withdrawal. Timothy L. Fogle, 37, Earlington, was arrested Aug. 21 for third-degree assault/police officer, fleeing/evading police and third-degree escape. Angelena M. Vasquez,… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/22/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday Aug. 21, 2014. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 8 - 7 - 1 Thursday Evening 2 - 8 - 1 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 1 - 1 - 4 - 6 Thursday Evening 8 - 3 - 9 - 9 Cash Ball Thursday 2 - 12 - 20 - 26 - 29 Kicker 4 - 0 - 4 - 0 - 0 Decades of Dollars Thursday 4 - 11 - 12 - 19 - 33 - 40 5 Cash Card Thursday QC - 7C - 9S… Read More...
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Foley's Horrifying Death, ISIS is a…

KENTUCKY (8/22/14) — The beheading of American journalist James Foley was horrifying. My prayers are with his family. May God comfort Foley's soul in eternity. Foley was one of our sons, brothers and friends. He was an American. I don't see how we can sleep in this country until we destroy ISIS. ISIS, is a world cancer and must be eliminated. I realize they are a long way from America, but cancer… Read More...
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McConnell and Grimes Go Head-to-Head…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/21/14) — Kentucky Farm Bureau's Board of Directors met with U.S. Senate candidates Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes to discuss positions on issues affecting the state's agriculture industry, farm families and rural communities. Senate Republican Leader McConnell (R) and Secretary of State Grimes (D) fielded questions from the KFB leaders and explained their positions… Read More...
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TVA Board Approves Investments to…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (8/21/14) ― The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors approved a $10.7 billion budget for fiscal 2015 that achieves a sustainable $500 million savings in operations spending and a record $3.5 billion in capital investment in generating plants and system improvements. “This budget reflects our continuing efforts to reduce our O&M spending while modernizing and diversifying… Read More...
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U of L Hospital Expands Forensic…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/21/14) — University of Louisville Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will expand its ability to gather forensic evidence for victims of sexual assault to include services for domestic violence victims. The expansion, made possible by a grant from Verizon Wireless, will enable collection of forensic evidence that could assist prosecution in all types of domestic violence… Read More...
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Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/21/14) — The Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and Auction kicked off its 51st anniversary with a full house of elected officials and invited guests at the Kentucky State Fair. Sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau, the breakfast and auction is one of the signature events of the Kentucky State Fair and celebrates a proud tradition of showcasing superior-quality country hams. The… Read More...
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County Jobless Rates Down in 108…

FRANKFORT, KY. (8/21/14) — Unemployment Rates fell in 108 Kentucky Counties between July 2013 and July 2014, while 10 county rates increased, and two remained 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 5.8 percent. It was followed… Read More...
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Grand Champion Ham Fetches Record…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/21/14) — The Kentucky State Fair's Grand Champion Ham is a hot commodity, earning a record-high $2 million charitable bid during Kentucky Farm Bureau's 51st annual Country Ham Breakfast and Auction. After bidding against one another at the auction's opening and watching the prices climb higher and higher, Republic Bank & Trust Company paired with Hermitage Farms and Bridgeman… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/21/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, Aug. 21. Larandance Johnson, 22, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant Aug. 20 for failure to pay. The arresting officer was Ryan Clark. William Miller, 45, of Madisonville was charged Aug. 20 possession of control substance, drug paraphernalia buy or possess and obscuring the identity… Read More...
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TVA Board Approves Natural Gas Plant in…

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (8/21/14) — The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors on Thursday approved replacing the Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis with a cleaner, natural gas plant that will help ensure continued low-cost and reliable electricity for the greater Memphis area and TVA’s western service territory. Following an environmental review that received comments from more than 1,500 people, the… Read More...
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Hopkins County Health Department Food…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/21/14) — The following is your update on local restaurant inspections for the Hopkins County area, courtesy of the Hopkins County Health Department. Brighton Cornerstone 100 Grapevine Baptist Church 100 Quick Stop (Princeton Pike) 100 YMCA Kid's Center 100 Hopkins County Central High School Cafeteria 99 Liquid spillage on floor in outdoor walk-in cooler West KY Speedway 100… Read More...
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SBDM Meeting Change

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/21/14) — Southside Elementary School's Site-Based Council meeting scheduled for Sept. 9 has been rescheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sept. 12. This will be held at the school. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Lori Harrison Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/21/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday Aug. 20, 2014. Powerball Wednesday 4 - 8 - 21 - 38 - 40 - 3 Power Play 2 Pick 3 Wednesday Midday 8 - 9 - 5 Wednesday Evening 0 - 1 - 6 Pick 4 Wednesday Midday 9 - 8 - 5 - 6 Wednesday Evening 4 - 7 - 1 - 4 Cash Ball Wednesday 10 - 11 - 16 - 24 - 8 Kicker 3 - 6 - 3 - 1 - 0 5 Cash Card Wednesday 2H… Read More...
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Hopkins County YMCA Offers Afterschool…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/21/14) — The Hopkins County Family YMCA is offering an Afterschool Meal Program to help children stay healthy and succeed in school. Through a national partnership between YMCA of the USA and the Walmart Foundation, the program combines learning enrichment activities with physical activity to keep minds and bodies active, while also serving a healthy snack/supper to kids who… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of Aug. 20, 2014

KENTUCKY (8/20/14) — Sometimes schools get off track and are unable to meet the strict learning standards that the Commonwealth and the federal government have set for them. These institutions are known in Kentucky state government and educators' circles as "Priority Schools"-persistently low achieving schools which require state intervention to get back on track. And Kentucky has 39 of them,… Read More...
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Whitfield Leads Kentucky House…

WASHINGTON (8/20/14) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, joined by Reps. Brett Guthrie (KY-02), John Yarmuth (KY-03), Thomas Massie (KY-04), Hal Rogers (KY-05) and Andy Barr (KY-06) sent a letter to Colonel Robert C. Wittig, the Commander of the United States Army Environmental Command in Fort Sam Houston, Texas to express support for Fort… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/20/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, Aug. 20. Richard Cotton, 43, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant Aug. 19 for non-payment of fines. The arresting officer was Tyrone Gregory. Zackarius Franklin, 20, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant Aug. 19 for non-payment of fines. The arresting officer was Jeff Miller.… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/20/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014. Mega Millions Tuesday 22 - 39 - 56 - 67 - 71 - 15 Megaplier 4 Pick 3 Tuesday Midday 8 - 4 - 2 Tuesday Evening 7 - 4 - 9 Pick 4 Tuesday Midday 2 - 4 - 4 - 3 Tuesday Evening 0 - 3 - 1 - 0 Cash Ball Tuesday 3 - 20 - 21 - 24 - 12 Kicker 6 - 6 - 9 - 9 - 0 5 Cash Card Tuesday 3S - 10S -… Read More...

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Bud Dupree Named Preseason Second-Team All-SEC

LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/22/14) — Kentucky senior defensive end Alvin 'Bud' Dupree has been tabbed second-team All-Southeastern Conference in a voting of league… Read More...
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Women’s Soccer Opens UK Athletics Calendar on Friday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/21/14) — The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team will kick off the 2014-15 UK Athletics calendar year Friday night with a match… Read More...
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Six Wildcat Greats to be Inducted into UK Athletics Hall of Fame

LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/21/14) — Six University of Kentucky greats will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in late September. The 2014 class includes… Read More...
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UK Gymnastics Finishes in Top 25 Nationally in Team GPA in 2014, Nine Named Scholar All-Americans

LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/21/14) — The University of Kentucky gymnastics team finished 22nd in team grade point average among NCAA women's gymnastics teams and nine… Read More...
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2014 UK Coaches’ Clinic Set for Oct. 25

LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/21/14) — The 2014 John Calipari Coaches’ Clinic has been set for Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Joe Craft Center. Last year’s clinic… Read More...
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Curtis' Hat Trick Leads Hopkinsville Over Fort Campbell

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (8/22/14) — Hopkinsville posted its second win in the 2014 Kentucky girls' high school soccer season… Read More

Two Busted for Meth in Central City

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (8/22/14) — Two Central City residents are in jail after Kentucky State Police obtained a search… Read More
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