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Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

May 04, 2015 SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/4/15) — A Madisonville man was charged with drug possession after a Madisonville Police officer stopped him for littering. According to an MPD report, Officer Justin Jones…

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Storm Limited in Loss to Visiting Trinity

by Steve LeMaster
MORTONS GAP, Ky. (5/1/15) — Visiting Trinity (Whitesville) scored at least one run in six of its seven at-bats to beat Hopkins County Central 9-4 in a high school baseball game Thursday.… Read More...

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Kentucky Defensive End Picked by the Baltimore Ravens

LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/4/15) — Kentucky defensive end Za'Darius Smith was chosen by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2015 National Football League… Read More...

Eighth-Inning Homer Powers No. 6 Vandy to Series Win

LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/4/15) — Jeren Kendall's home run in the eighth inning broke open a tie game and lifted No. 6 Vanderbilt to a series-clinching 7-3 win over… Read More...

Men's Tennis Adds Top-Ranked Recruit Ryotaro Matsumura

LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/1/15) — The University of Kentucky men's tennis team announced the signing of Ryotaro Matsumura Friday afternoon, one of the most… Read More...
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KHSADA Honorees Include Madisonville Player

LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/1/15) — The Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association has recognized its latest group of honorees and the award-winners hail… Read More...

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KCTCS Colleges to Award Nearly 14,000…

VERSAILLES, Ky. (5/4/15) — The Kentucky Community and Technical College System will honor more than 7,150 candidates, receiving nearly 14,000 credentials, for graduation this spring in 16 college ceremonies across the state. In addition to the spring graduates, many KCTCS college commencement exercises will also recognize students who have graduated since the May 2014 commencement. A list of… Read More...

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/4/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, May 4. Phillip W. Teague, of Madisonville, was charged May 4 on Hopkins County warrants for non-payment of fines. Ryan E. Hust, of Madisonville, was charged May 3 on a Hopkins County warrant for failure to appear. Sara Orange, of Madisonville, was charged May 3 with second-degree disorderly… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/4/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Monday, May 4. David W. Harvey, of White Plains, was charged May 2 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance/meth and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess. Jamie N. McGowan, of Madisonville, was charged May 2 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first offense. Jeffrey Travis Belt,… Read More...

Dawson Springs Police Reports for…

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (5/4/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, May 4. Robert D. Alshire, 44,of Dawson Springs, was charged April 24 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offenses, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, vehicle a nuisance/noisy/etc., and failure to notify address change to DOT. Billy J.… Read More...
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Madisonville Public Works Plans to…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/4/15) — The City of Madisonville Public Works Department has announced that crews will be repairing potholes on city-maintained roadways beginning May 6 through 8. To report a pothole, please call (270) 824-2160 or visit and use the search word “pothole.” If you have questions about this information, please feel free to call Public Works at (270)… Read More...

Easy and Budget-Friendly Ways to Add…

KENTUCKY (5/4/15) — Curb appeal can help a home get noticed in a bustling real estate market. Curb appeal also can contribute to the aesthetics of a neighborhood for residents who plan to stay put, and many homeowners feel an attractive exterior is just as important as a comfortable interior. Homeowners do not have to spend a fortune to improve the curb appeal of their homes. With these… Read More...

Revitalize Kids' Toys in No Time

KENTUCKY (5/4/15) — Children can be rough on their toys, and many a toy has found its way into the garbage pile long before parents could have imagined it would when they purchased the item. But there are various, easy ways to rehabilitate toys so they can go on to have more utility and not end up in the garbage prematurely. The following suggestions can help restore some of the luster that made… Read More...

How Bulk Cooking Can Make Meals Easier

KENTUCKY (5/4/15) — Healthy family meals can get lost in the shuffle of busy schedules. Convenience may win out when parents are short on time, and it's hard not to be enticed by the ease of fast food or the lure of frozen foods. While these options are certainly fine on occasion, there is a more nutritious solution for time-crunched families. Planning is a big part of enjoying a homecooked meal,… Read More...

Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday May…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/4/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday May 4, 2015. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 8 - 4 - 1 Pick 4 Sunday Evening 6 - 9 - 2 - 5 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 Kentucky… Read More...

2015 Correctional Employees' Week…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/3/15) — From Paducah to Pikeville, and everywhere in between, events are taking place next week to mark "Correctional Employees Week." Governor Steve Beshear proclaimed May 4-9, 2015, as the official period in Kentucky when correctional employees are recognized for their hard work and commitment to public safety. Events are being held at state prisons, probation and parole… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'You Are Stuck With…

KENTUCKY (5/3/15) — Recently, on a visit to my hometown, I took the time to drive by the house that had been my childhood home. It was the first time I had seen it in nearly two decades. It was largely unchanged except that it seemed so much smaller. Surely, the house, and what I thought had been a sprawling front yard, had shrunk over the years. How else could Shane, Michael, Zane, Tammy,… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of May 3, 2015

KENTUCKY (5/3/15) — Do you remember your best teacher in elementary, middle or high school? You might not remember much about that person, or you may remember a whole lot. In fact, it's likely that you do. It is not uncommon for folks to say that the most influential person in their life, aside from a parent or grandparent, was a teacher. And there are statistics to back that claim up. I found… Read More...
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Dave Says - May 3, 2015

KENTUCKY (5/3/15) — This week Dave shares His wisdom - "God is whispering to you." Dave also shares thoughts on having a mortgage. Dear Dave, I was recently notified that I am one of the beneficiaries of a class action lawsuit against a previous employer. The amount I can receive is just $200, but I don’t feel like this past employer wronged me in any way. Everyone around me is urging me to take… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths – May 3, 2015

KENTUCKY (5/3/15) — I had big plans on opening day of turkey season. I knew where the gobblers would be. They had been there every year for as far back as I can remember. It’s like it was their favorite place to roost. I had also been able to put a few from there on my dinner table as well. If there is a honey hole in turkey hunting this is it. So you can imagine how excited I was to wake up on… Read More...

Conquering the clutter: Cleanliness…

KENTUCKY (5/2/15) — Famed comedienne Phyllis Diller once said, "Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing." Many parents realize that having children means their homes will be filled with a vast assortment of toys, clothing and other items that seemingly spend more time scattered across the family room floor than in children's… Read More...

Don't Bet on Supreme Court Overturning…

KENTUCKY (5/2/15) — Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard lively oral arguments over the constitutionality of state laws that keep marriage between a man and a woman. Opposing attorneys jockeyed for position on the social issue of the decade - an issue whose stakes are higher than the outcome of the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. Much more is riding on this case than meets the eye. For… Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/2/15) ― The following meetings and events are scheduled for the this week: • Derby Day Celebration will be held from noon to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2 at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. For more information, call (270) 836-3959. • Pam’s Dance Barn will be dancing the night away from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at 35 Cedar Lane. For more information, call (270) 836-4649.… Read More...

Homegrown by Heroes Receives Donation…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (5/2/15) — The Kentucky Derby Festival gave a helping hand to a national veterans organization at the Kentucky Proud WineFest Farm to Table Dinner on Tuesday in Louisville. Before a crowd of more than 100 at the sold-out dinner, the KDF presented a check for $1,000 to the Farmer Veteran Coalition to support the Homegrown By Heroes program. The coalition, in turn, awarded $1,000 to… Read More...
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New Mather Metals to Expand in Franklin

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/2/15) — When New Mather Metals first made plans to expand its Simpson County facility a year ago, the company expected to create 20 new jobs and invest $4.5 million into the project. Turns out, the Kentucky automotive supplier needs to grow even more. Gov. Steve Beshear announced April 30, that New Mather has increased the scope of the project and now plans to hire a total of 40… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - 'Kentucky Derby…

KENTUCKY (5/2/15) — The Kentucky Derby takes place this Saturday, May 2. Can't make it? No need to worry, our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science and a kid scientist show us how to create our own Kentucky Derby in the classroom or at home with a science twist. INGREDIENTS Long Balloons Straws String Tape INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Place two chairs several feet from each other. Run a… Read More...

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Baptist Health Hosts Annual ‘Bike Safety Day’

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/2/15) — Young and young at heart were in the sun today at Baptist Health in Madisonville. SurfKY News was there to capture some moments… Read More...

Frymire’s Life Accomplishments, Dedication to MCC to be Recognized During Graduation Ceremonies

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/2/15) — A man that is an icon of community service through his military experience, and for the state legislature and county elected… Read More...

Above and Beyond: Leighann Stroud

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (05/02/15) – SurfKY News spoke with Detective Leighann Stroud of the Madisonville Police Department about her history and service to… Read More...

More Than 40 Employers Gather for Job Fair

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
Students and job seekers filled the Madisonville Community College halls Thursday for the annual Hopkins County Job Expo. Tammy Holloway reports: Read More...

Probation and Parole Violators - April 30, 2015

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
Probation and Parole has issued a new list of their top most wanted. Read More...
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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - April 30, 2015

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...

Above and Beyond: Wade Simons

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (04/25/15) – SurfKY News spoke with Lt. Wade Simons of the Madisonville Fire Department about his history and service to Hopkins County.… Read More...

Above and Beyond: Corey Miller

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (04/21/15) – SurfKY News spoke with Corey Miller, a police officer for the city of Madisonville about his contribution to our community’s… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Earl Bryant Dawson, 67, of Benton, Ky.

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. – Earl Bryant Dawson, 67, of Benton, Ky. and formerly of Christian County, Ky., died on May 3, 2015 in Talledega, Ala.…

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Providence Police Reports Released

PROVIDENCE, Ky. (5/4/15) ― The Providence Police Department released the following reports Monday, May 4. Deborah… Read More

BMS Selects Student of the Month

BENTON, Ky. (5/4/15) — Each month the principal of Benton Middle School selects a student for the Academically Above… Read More
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