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Planning Commission Approves Re-zoning Classifications for North Main

July 03, 2015 Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/3/15) — There was a special called meeting of the Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission on Thursday, July 2. There was no quorum at the designated time of 1 p.m., but Chair…

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No Hitter! Team USA Blanks Cuba to Open Series

US (7/2/15) — Tanner Houck (Missouri), A.J. Puk (Florida) and Ryan Hendrix (Texas A&M) combined to hand the Cuban National Team its first ever no-hitter in… Read More...
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Seven Wildcats Named to UK Athletics Hall of Fame

Will be Inducted Sept. 25-26 in Conjunction with Missouri Football Game LEXINGTON, Ky. (6/28/15) – University of Kentucky Athletics will induct seven members… Read More...
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Alex Meyer Earns First Big League Call-up

LEXINGTON, Ky. (6/26/15) — Kentucky great Alex Meyer has been called up to join the Minnesota Twins for the first time in his professional career, the Twins… Read More...
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UK No. 22 in Directors' Cup Standings

LEXINGTON, Ky. (6/26/15) — The University of Kentucky has placed in the top-25 athletics programs for the third consecutive year with a No. 22 finish in the… Read More...

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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/3/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday July 2, 2015. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 9 - 3 - 8 Thursday Evening 7 - 3 - 5 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 3 - 7 - 8 - 0 Thursday Evening 0 - 3 - 5 - 5 Cash Ball Thursday 1 - 8 - 16 - 27 - 5 Kicker 0 - 5 - 2 - 5 - 2 5 Cash Card Thursday 9H - AC - JD - 10H - 3S Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are… Read More...
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Pet of the Day

KENTUCKY (7/3/15) — Meet Ivory, she's a 7 month old Mini Aussie Feist mix. Ivory and her sister Cricket were recently found as strays, and never reclaimed. She is your typical puppy, and wants to play with everyone she meets. She definitely needs work on the leash. She gets along with other dogs of all sizes. Cricket also does great with children. Adoption fee is $150 and includes vet exam,… Read More...
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States Where Motorcycles Can Run Red…

US (7/3/15) — Ever been stuck at a traffic light that takes an excruciating amount of time - what feels like hours - to turn green? Imagine that as a daily occurrence. That is what it’s like for some motorcyclists due to sensors at some intersections that don’t recognize when lightweight vehicles arrive. To alleviate this aggravation, some states have passed “safe on red” laws that allow… Read More...
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KMA Reminds Motorist of New Kentucky…

KENTUCKY (7/3/15) — The Kentucky Motorcycle Association would like to publish this notice to inform all road users of a new law effective July 15, 2015, HB 370. Kentucky is the 15th state to implement this law. Thanks to Rep Jay Bell for legislation vital to motorcyclists safety. This is a safety issue to keep motorcyclists from being struck from behind, or struck while waiting for a light to… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/2/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, July 2. Charlene A. Whitsell, of Madisonville, was charged July 1 on a Hopkins County warrant for first-degree possession of a controlled substance/meth – first offense, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and trafficking in marijuana – first offense. Jacob S. Taylor, of Madisonville, was charged… Read More...
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Pet of the Day

KENTUCKY (7/2/15) — Meet Cricket, she's a 7 month old Mini Aussie Feist mix. Cricket and her sister Ivory were recently found as strays, and never reclaimed. She is your typical puppy, and wants to play with everyone she meets. She definitely needs work on the leash. She is great with dogs of all sizes, and also great with children. Did we mention she has a natural bob tail? It’s the cutest thing… Read More...
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New Medicaid Managed Care Contracts…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/2/15) — The Commonwealth of Kentucky has signed new contracts with five managed care organizations to provide healthcare services to Kentuckians who meet eligibility requirements for Medicaid. Individuals in all 120 Kentucky counties who are eligible for Medicaid may choose Anthem, Coventry Cares, Humana, Passport or Wellcare as their healthcare provider. Statewide contracts… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/2/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday July 1, 2015. Powerball Wednesday 7 - 24 - 26 - 31 - 41 - 25 Power Play 2 Pick 3 Wednesday Midday 8 - 1 - 5 Wednesday Evening 4 - 1 - 8 Pick 4 Wednesday Midday 5 - 7 - 5 - 6 Wednesday Evening 0 - 2 - 1 - 0 Cash Ball Wednesday 7 - 9 - 19 - 32 - 19 Kicker 7 - 5 - 2 - 2 - 1 5 Cash Card Wednesday 7C… Read More...
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Hopkins County Health Department Food…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/2/15) — The Hopkins County Health Department released the following restaurant/kitchen inspection ratings Thursday, July 2. Hopkins County Jail Culinary Program 98 Ice scoop improperly stored Dawson Pointe 100 Baptist Health Hospital Kitchen 100 BPOE (The Elks) 91 Critical Item – follow-up required Spillage in bottom of coolers Sugar container not covered Pans and potatoes… Read More...
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State Property Tax Rate Unchanged for…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/1/15) — The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2015 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year. This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2014 to 2015.… Read More...
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Expect Fallout from Supreme Court's…

KENTUCKY (7/1/15) — On Friday, five U.S. Supreme Court Justices mysteriously discovered that the 14th Amendment requires Kentucky and the rest of the country to recognize out-of-state same sex marriages and offer licenses to in-state same-sex couples seeking them. Chief Justice John Roberts duly congratulated the plaintiffs but noted the ruling had nothing to do with our nation's cherished legal… Read More...
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KSP Charges Montgomery County Man with…

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ky. (7/1/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on June 30, 2015, at approximately 6:47 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, arrested a Montgomery County man on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. The report said Daniel R. Whitt, 44,… Read More...
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KSP Post 2 Activity Report - June 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/1/15) — Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of June 2015: Arrested 26 Impaired Drivers Issued a Total of 1,127 Citations Issued 416 Speeding Citations Issued 143 Seatbelt Citations Issued 8 Child Restraint Citations Issued 587 Courtesy Notices Investigated 78 Traffic Crashes Assisted 176 Stranded Motorists… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/1/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, July 1. Michael A. Renfrow, of Madisonville, was charged June 30 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offenses and second-degree wanton endangerment. Adan Santos Aragon, of Bowling Green, was charged June 30 with obstructed vision and/or windshield, no registration… Read More...
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Sparklers Pose a Safety Risk, Too

KENTUCKY (7/1/15) — Fireworks tend to be most prevalent during the summertime. Elaborate pyrotechnic displays may be part of Independence Day celebrations or other special events. Individuals also may set off fireworks to light up the night skies for private parties. Although parents will warn children against going too close to fireworks, many do not share the same apprehension about sparklers.… Read More...
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Monthly Column from Attorney General…

KENTUCKY (7/1/15) — As your Attorney General, I have always kept my promise to push back on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed policies and plans that would cost Kentucky jobs and hurt Kentucky families. And I'm pleased that our efforts in the Office of the Attorney General to fight these overly burdensome and overreaching regulations are making a real difference. The U.S. Supreme… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/1/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Tuesday June 30, 2015. Mega Millions Tuesday 11 - 17 - 34 - 43 - 50 - 15 Megaplier 4 Pick 3 Tuesday Midday 5 - 7 - 0 Tuesday Evening 6 - 7 - 7 Pick 4 Tuesday Midday 4 - 7 - 7 - 7 Tuesday Evening 8 - 3 - 8 - 4 Cash Ball Tuesday 3 - 16 - 22 - 26 - 26 Kicker 3 - 0 - 7 - 6 - 0 5 Cash Card Tuesday 2D - 6H - 10C… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/30/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, June 30. Tanner M. Southerland, of Earlington, was charged June 29 with theft of identity, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, public intoxication – controlled substance excludes alcohol, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and on Hopkins County warrants for violation of a… Read More...
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KSR to Broadcast Drew Franklin Live at…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/30/15) — On Wednesday July 1, Kentucky Sports Radio featuring Madisonville native son, Drew Franklin will be broadcasting live from Hudson Toyota Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. The radio show broadcasts live every day from 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. CST. KSP takes listener calls and discusses all things UK Sports plus many other topics. Everyone is invited to attend. Hudson Toyota Chrysler… Read More...
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KPSC Approves Settlement Reached in…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (6/30/15) — Stating that the unanimous settlement agreement reached by the parties to the LG&E and KU rates cases was "fair, just and reasonable," the Kentucky Public Service Commission today announced its approval to increase base rates for KU electric and LG&E natural gas customers. While the monthly basic service charge will remain unchanged, the per-kilowatt charge will be… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/30/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Tuesday, June 30. Michael E. Beshear, of Madisonville, was charged June 29 on a Hopkins County bench warrant. Tanner M. Southerland, of Earlington, was charged June 29 with first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault. Jeremy L. Tucker, address unknown, was charged June 29 on a Hopkins… Read More...
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Outdoor Movie Night Rescheduled Due to…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/30/15) — Due to the forecast of rain for Wednesday, July 1, the 4thFest committee has announced that the Outdoor Movie Night at the Trover Wellness Park has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Outdoor Movie Night is sponsored by Baptist Health – Madisonville. For more information, visit www.Madisonville4thFest.com or call (270) 824-2101. SurfKY NewsInformation provided… Read More...
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PSC Approves Settlement in KU, LG&E…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/30/15) — The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a settlement that reduces the base rate increases sought by Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co. Under the terms of the unanimous settlement agreement, LG&E's electric customers will see virtually no change to base rates. Rates will increase for LG&E natural gas customers and KU customers, but the… Read More...
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MCC Advising, Registration Day – July 9

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/30/15) — The Madisonville Community College Enrollment Center will host a special Advising and Registration Day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., on Thursday, July 9. Academic advisors will be available to assist readmit, transfer, and other students plan their class schedules for the fall 2015 semester. Only students who have attended MCC or another college will be eligible to… Read More...

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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

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Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest Synthetic Drug Ring Busted

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
'Brain Melting' Synthetic Drug Round Up Nets 11 Including Kingpin HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/24/15) — Thirteen people from around Hopkins and Webster counties are… Read More...
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Locals Help Improve Hopkins County Farmer's Market

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/16/15) — The Hopkins County Farmer's Market received some tender loving care with the help of from community volunteers. Gary… Read More...
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Beshear Visits Veteran Center Touting State Worker Wage Increase

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HANSON, KY (6/12/15) ― Gov. Steve Beshear stopped by the Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson this afternoon to greet some of the… Read More...
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Focus on Hopkins County: Mahr Park

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/13/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Barbie Hunt, Co-Trustee of the Mahr Trust and with Sam Koltinsky of Marvo Entertainment Group. They… Read More...
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Woodall Energetically Takes on Role as MCC Advancement Director

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (06/11/15) – Madisonville Community College announced the promotion of Chris Woodall to Director of Advancement. Woodall began his career… Read More...
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Bridge Naming Ceremony Hosts Fallen Soldier’s Family, Dignitaries, Community

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
The Sgt. William Michael Coomes Memorial Bridge sign unveiling took place on Saturday, June 6 at Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson. Read More...
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Maroon Football Team Uses Muscle to Build Home for ‘Habitat’

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/7/15) — Very soon, a new family will be living in a new home on Spring Street thanks to the efforts of Habitat for Humanity. Saturday,… Read More...

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Leona 'Faye' Koeber, 90, of Madisonville

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. — Leona “Faye” Koeber, 90, of Madisonville passed away, Thursday July 2, 2015 at Baptist Health in Madisonville. Mrs.…

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Local Educator to Participate in Advanced Placement Program Reading in Calculus

PADUCAH, Ky. (7/2/15) – Gary Goodaker of Caldwell County was recently selected to participate in the College Board's… Read More

Suspicious Package under Investigation

MURRAY, Ky. (7/2/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on July 1, 2015 at 5:20 p.m., KSP received a call… Read More
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