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Hibbs Electromechanical Wins Safety Award

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (11/24/15) — Hibbs Electromechanical is among 14 organizations receiving Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance award for commitment and success in maintaining a safe workplace.…



Kentucky High School Football State Semifinals Schedule

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KENTUCKY (11/23/15) — The Kentucky High School Football State Semifinals schedule for Friday, Nov. 27 is below: Class 1A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron BowlPikeville at Paintsville,…

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Madisonville Police Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/24/15) ― The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, Nov. 24. Rosa Messamore, Madisonville, was charged Nov. 23 with tampering with physical evidence. Billie Jo Osborne, Madisonville, was charged Nov. 23 on a Hopkins County warrant for contempt of court. Brittany Warner, White Plains, was charged Nov. 23 on a Christian County warrant for… Read More...
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Sen. Rand Paul Responds to Conflict…

WASHINGTON (11/24/15) — Sen. Paul issued the following statement upon learning that Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syria-Turkey border: "The shooting down of a Russian fighter jet illustrates precisely why we need open lines of communication with Russia and should resist calls from some Presidential candidates to isolate ourselves from discussions with our adversaries.… Read More...

House Republican Leader Takes Issue…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/24/15) — "I have long been a supporter of allowing low-level, non-violent felony offenders to have their voting rights restored once they have paid their debt to society. I have been a co-sponsor of legislation for several sessions in the House seeking restoration of voting rights. "My issue with today's action is not about the restoration of those rights, but the fact once… Read More...
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Beshear Signs Executive Order Restoring…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/24/15) — Governor Steve Beshear today signed an executive order that automatically restores the right to vote and hold public office to certain offenders once all terms of their sentences have been satisfied. The order excludes persons convicted of violent or sex crimes, bribery or treason. "The right to vote is one of the most intrinsically American privileges, and thousands… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Monday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/24/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Monday Nov. 23, 2015. Pick 3 Monday Midday 2 - 0 - 8 Monday Evening 6 - 6 - 9 Pick 4 Monday Midday 2 - 2 - 6 - 9 Monday Evening 0 - 4 - 9 - 1 Cash Ball Monday 6 - 7 - 8 - 13 - 24 Kicker 4 - 6 - 0 - 7 - 4 5 Cash Card Monday 4S - AH - 8S - 6S - AC Lucky for Life Monday 1 - 12 - 16 - 26 - 42 - 6 Winning… Read More...
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Madisonville City Council to Meet Nov.…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/24/15) — Mayor David Jackson has called a special meeting of the Madisonville City Council to be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 at City Hall in the in conference room. For complete meeting details, click here to view agenda. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Leslie Curneal Read More...

Bevin-Hampton Inauguration Committee…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/24/15) — The Bevin-Hampton Inaugural Committee announced Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, the launch of the official Inauguration website – The site will detail information surrounding the Dec. 8 Inauguration of Governor-Elect Matt Bevin and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Jenean Hampton. "Excitement surrounding the inauguration of our new Governor and Lieutenant… Read More...

Pet of the Day - Mia

Today, Mia is featured as our Pet of the Day. Read More...
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Madisonville Police Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/23/15) ― The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Nov. 23. Tammy J. Suttle, Nebo, was charged Nov. 22 with theft of identity, drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence and on Hopkins County warrants for theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $500, failure to pay fines and failure to appear on payment. Jacob A. Seiber,… Read More...

Market Commentary - Nov. 23, 2015

KENTUCKY (11/23/15) — Financial markets were remarkably calm last week. Many stock markets in the United States, Europe, and Asia moved higher as investors chose to focus their attention on the minutes of the Oct. 27-28, 2015 Federal Open Market Committee meeting, which were released on Wednesday, rather than recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Lebanon, Mali, and against Russia. The FOMC minutes… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/23/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday Nov. 22, 2015. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 7 - 4 - 2 Pick 4 Sunday Evening 0 - 0 - 2 - 4 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...

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (11/23/15) ― The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, Nov. 23. Stacey L. Parker, 41, Atlanta, Ga., was charged Nov. 15 with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. - first offense, first-degree wanton endangerment/police officer, reckless driving, obstructed vision and/or windshield, resisting arrest, first-degree… Read More...
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LG&E, KU Establishing Industrial,…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (11/23/15) — Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company have taken another step in the solar market with the intent of offering their business and industrial customers individual, renewable generation facilities. The utilities issued a request for information targeted at contractors with expertise in solar generation design and construction. The RFI will… Read More...

Pet of the Day - Chaos

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Legislator's Log - Week of Nov. 22, 2015

KENTUCKY (11/22/15) — What are you thankful for as we near Thanksgiving? It was just a couple of weeks ago that we were giving thanks for our nation's 21 million veterans and the sacrifices they made for our freedom. The events of the past week in Paris remind us how important it is that we have a large trained military force-a force that I believe to be the best in the world. We go to sleep at… Read More...
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Dave Says - Nov. 22, 2015

KENTUCKY (11/22/15) — This week Dave discusses minor car repairs should be in the budget and start saving after step 3. Dear Dave, My wife and I are on Baby Step 3 of your plan. When we have standard car repairs, I want to use the emergency fund. She says that kind of thing isn’t an emergency, and we should just put it off as long as possible while saving up to fix the problem. Who’s right? Ryan… Read More...
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TVA Operational, Financial Performance…

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (11/21/15) — The Tennessee Valley Authority's strong operational and financial performance for fiscal year 2015 was highlighted at its board of directors' quarterly meeting Friday. "The performance of TVA employees in 2015 was outstanding, and I am not someone who uses that word lightly," TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson told the board. "Employee expertise and dedication were… Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/21/15) ― The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • Glema Mahr Center for the Arts will showcase 20 Years of Inspiration: Selected Costumes and Art of Heather Wallace-Campbell in the Anne P. Baker Gallery from Nov. 21-December 17. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 6 pm. For more information contact the Glema Mahr Center at… Read More...

Hopkins County Sheriff's Office Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/20/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office recently released the following reports. Marc D. Whitaker, Madisonville, was charged Nov. 20 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance/meth, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, promoting contraband and giving an officer a false name and on a Hopkins County warrant for contempt of… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/20/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Nov. 20. William H. “Chico” Hamilton, Madisonville, was charged Nov. 19 with fourth-degree assault with minor injury, third-degree terroristic threatening and alcohol intoxication in a public place – first or second offenses. Virginia Young, Madisonville, was charged Nov. 19 with theft by… Read More...

Live Animals Featured during…

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (11/20/15) — The Nortonville Baptist Church will present the “The Real Reason for the Season” drive-through nativity from 6 – 8 p.m. Dec. 12, 13 and 14 at 83 S. Hopkinsville Road, U.S. 41S, Nortonville. Live animals including ”humphrey” the camel will be part of the scene Monday, Dec. 14. There is no admission charge. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Kathy Day Read More...
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Operation R.A.I.D. Designed to Save…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/20/15) — With fatalities on Kentucky's roadways up compared to last year's statistics, the Kentucky State Police are implementing Operation Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers from Kentucky Roadways in an effort to save lives and reduce injury-related crashes during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season. Through Nov. 19 of 2014, 585 lives were lost on… Read More...

KCTCS Recognizes Benefactors at…

VERSAILLES, Ky. (11/20/15) – The Kentucky Community and Technical College System hosted the first annual Celebration of Philanthropy Awards Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Lexington Center. Nearly 600 state and local dignitaries from across the Commonwealth attended the event. This event provides an opportunity for KCTCS to honor an impressive list of 34 of the state's leading… Read More...
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Scoppechio Healthcare Awarded Baptist…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (11/20/15) — Baptist Health Kentucky, a full-spectrum health system, has announced plans to further its wellness and growth mission through the appointment of Scoppechio Healthcare, a division of Kentucky's largest full service ad agency, as its new agency-of-record. "Baptist Health has an expressed vision to lead the transformation to healthier communities throughout the state of… Read More...

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L.I.F.E. Provides Students with 'Reality Check'

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The 18th Annual “Learning it First Through Education” took place Friday at First United Methodist Church with 22 booth participants. Read More...

Using Science to Harvest a Trophy Buck

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EDC Shows Innovation by Promoting Innovation

Ron Sanders
Innovation and entrepreneurship was the focus of the Innovation Luncheon today in Hopkins County. Read More...

Hooked on Science - 'Amazing Egg Drop'

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Searching for a way to add a little science to your Thanksgiving? If so, Jason Lindsey aka “Mr. Science” with Hooked on Science and a local kid scientist show… Read More...

Priorities for the Next State Budget

KENTUCKY (11/21/15) — When state lawmakers convene in January, their top agenda item will be to pass a new two-year budget for the commonwealth. Under the best… Read More...

Hopkins County Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - November 18, 2015

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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Pape Urges Border Control, Cutting Off Immigration from Countries Sponsoring Terrorism

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/17/15) ― U.S. First Congressional District Republican Primary Candidate Michael Pape visited Madisonville Tuesday to share his philosophy… Read More...
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Beshear: Today, We Take Another Huge Step

Ron Sanders
Gov. Beshear and a host of dignitaries celebrated the official dedication of a 42.6 mile segment and the conversion of Kentucky’s parkways to interstate… Read More...

Gov-elect Bevin, One to One with KET’s Bill Goodman

KENTUCKY (11/16/15) — When multiple polls showed that this year’s race for governor was essentially tied or that Democrat Jack Conway was slightly ahead, Matt… Read More...

Hopkins County 2005 Tornado Remembered

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Ten years ago today, Hopkins County residents faced the largest tornado in the USA of 2005. Read More...

Hooked on Science - 'Capture Your Shadow'

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Have you ever wanted to capture your shadow? If so, Jason Lindsey aka “Mr. Science” with Hooked on Science and a kid scientist show us how by using a few… Read More...
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The Elections: What Happened and What’s Ahead?

KENTUCKY (11/11/15) — All the polling in the Kentucky governor’s race showed Democrat Jack Conway even with or ahead of Republican Matt Bevin. Conway outraised… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries


Mary Frances Bowles, 99, of Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Mary Frances Bowles, 99, of Madisonville, Ky., passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home in…

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New Hopkinsville La Quinta Hotel Now Open

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (11/24/15) — La Quinta Inn and Suites Hopkinsville, Ky., is now open for business. The hotel… Read More

Providence Police Reports Released

PROVIDENCE, Ky. (11/23/15) ― The Providence Police Department released the following reports Monday, Nov. 23. Dylan… Read More

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Hart Promotes Safety through Weather Radios at Madisonville Store

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/19/15) — Several Madisonville residents visited Walgreens on South Main Street Wednesday as News 25 Meteorologist Wayne Hart promoted… Read More

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/19/15) — A Hopkins County Grand Jury recently returned the following misdemeanor indictments. Zachary Blair, 20, Madisonville,… Read More

Rotarians, Homebuilders Partner to Provide Beds for Children; Donations Sought

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/19/15) — It sounded a lot like Santa’s workshop inside Ricky Wilson Construction this week. Several volunteers equipped with saws,… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - Nov. 18, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/18/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, Nov. 18. Kimberly A. Ray, Lobelville, Tenn., was… Read More

Hopkins County Fiscal Court Announces Tunnel Closing

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/18/15) — Blacktopping will begin at the tunnels on North Kentucky Avenue, Madisonville, Ky., Thursday Nov. 19. This area will be closed… Read More

Archery Complex Future Funding Discussed

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/18/15) — County officials discussed future funding concerning the newly constructed archery building, which has launched an active… Read More

Leaf Collection Scheduled to Begin Nov. 16

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/18/15) — The Madisonville Public Works Department will begin loose leaf collection Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Loose leaves will be collected… Read More

Nortonville Accepts $1.25 Million Water Facility Bid; Approves Speed Limit Changes in City

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (11/18/15) — The Nortonville City Council had a special called meeting on Monday to vote to authorize the city's ordinance related to Water… Read More


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