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No School in Hopkins County School System Wednesday, Feb. 10

February 09, 2016 SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/9/16) — Hopkins County Schools will be having another SKILLS Day on Wednesday, Feb. 10. There will be no school in Hopkins County Wednesday, and students in grades K-12 will be…

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Lady Maroons Roll over Caldwell County, 67-23

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/8/16) — Madisonville-North Hopkins pulled away to defeat visiting Caldwell County 67-23 in a Seventh District girls' basketball game on Friday night. With the win,…

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Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Fort Knox…

WASHINGTON (2/9/16) — U.S. Senator Rand Paul today introduced S.2523, the Fort Knox Energy Security Act. The legislation would specifically allow the U.S. Department of De-fense to continue producing natural gas at Fort Knox in Kentucky, which ultimately would enable Fort Knox to become the only military installation capable of self-sustainment in the country. Sen. Paul pre-viously introduced the… Read More...
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Rep. Owens Files House Bill 372 to…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/9/16) — Rep. Darryl Owens, (D-Louisville), has filed legislation that would increase the homestead exemption for some disabled veteran homeowners from the current $36,900 limitation up to the veteran's full property tax liability. House Bill 372 would exempt a totally disabled veteran whose disability is service-connected from property taxes on the entire assessed value of his… Read More...
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Running with the Devil at U of L

KENTUCKY (2/9/16) — The University of Louisville's men's basketball self-imposed ban on post-season play has rocked their basketball season and drawn the ire of Coach Rick Pitino who argues that heavy fines should be levied on coaches, the school—anybody but his ballplayers. It's a compelling argument from U of L's motivator-in-chief. But this is the second time Pitino has skirted around a sex… Read More...
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Ky. Dept. of Revenue Predicts Longer…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/9/16) – Because of enhanced security features and fraud analysis tools, the Kentucky Department of Revenue is estimating that refunds may take a bit longer to process this year—up to 21 days for electronic filers if their return is error free. "While electronic filing is the fastest way to get refunds, the department wants Kentucky taxpayers to be aware that refunds may not be… Read More...
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Letter to Editor

KENTUCKY (2/9/16) — People the world over know of Daniel Boone, Abraham Lincoln and Jennifer Lawrence's connection to Kentucky. But what they might not know is that Kentucky also gave us the African American who invented the modern traffic light and one of the Nobel Prize winners who discovered how to split genes. The list of historic accomplishments originating from the commonwealth is lengthy.… Read More...
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City of Nortonville Accepting…

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (2/9/16) — The City of Nortonville is accepting applications for the position of Public Works/Maintenance laborer. Backhoe Experience preferred. Resumes or applications must be received at 199 South Main St., Nortonville, Ky. by Wednesday Feb. 24, 2016 at 4 p.m., EQE. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Vickie Gilkey Read More...
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Attorney General Beshear, First Lady…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/9/16) — Attorney General Andy Beshear and First Lady Glenna Bevin are partnering to launch a comprehensive statewide training agenda aimed at protecting Kentucky's children from sexual abuse. The Attorney General and First Lady joined child advocates and lawmakers today to highlight the nearly 20 statewide trainings that focus on the ways and how sexual predators try to approach… Read More...
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Governor Bevin Names Stephen P. Miller…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/9/16) — Governor Matt Bevin and Secretary Vickie Yates Glisson today announced the appointment of Stephen P. Miller, CPA, as Department of Medicaid Commissioner. "As we work to redesign the Medicaid program and transition it to a more affordable, sustainable model tailored to Kentucky's needs, it is important to have someone with a deep understanding of the healthcare industry… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/9/16) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, Feb. 9. Marvin Bronaugh, Madisonville, was charged Feb. 8 with second-degree disorderly conduct. Steven S. Bolton, Madisonville, was charged Feb. 8 with second-degree disorderly conduct. Garrett S. Epling, Madisonville, was charged Feb. 8 on a Henderson County warrant for second-degree wanton… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Monday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/9/16) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Monday Feb. 8, 2016. Pick 3 Monday Midday 9 - 9 - 1 Monday Evening 7 - 7 - 6 Pick 4 Monday Midday 7 - 2 - 5 - 6 Monday Evening 7 - 5 - 5 - 4 Cash Ball Monday 1 - 7 - 28 - 29 - 21 Kicker 4 - 3 - 9 - 0 - 1 5 Cash Card Monday 5C - 2C - 8C - 7S - 2D Lucky for Life Monday 18 - 30 - 31 - 43 - 47 - 16 Winning… Read More...
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Attorney General Beshear Supports…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/9/16) – 1 Timothy 1:8 states that "we know the law is good, if ... man uses it lawfully." In my first few weeks in office, I have worked to ensure our laws work to protect your family. As your Attorney General, my focus is to strengthen your families and protect our children from abuse and neglect. I have partnered with both organizations and lawmakers to do just that.… Read More...
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Pet of the Day - Lexi

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Second Annual Women's Conference…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/8/16) — The Madisonville/Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation announced today that the American Dream Women's Conference will be held Feb. 11 at Catering and Creations on North Main Street. Cost per person is $20. The event is open to the public. "Woman owned enterprises are a vital piece of our economy," said Ruthann Padgett, VP Entrepreneurship, with the… Read More...
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Governor Bevin Appoints John Holiday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/8/16) — Governor Matt Bevin today announced the appointment of John Holiday as Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. Holiday had worked extensively in the Department of Defense in U.S. Special Operations for the past two decades. "John Holiday brings a wealth of experience to this important position," said Governor Bevin. "He has an exceptional set of… Read More...
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Deals & Steals on Wheels

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Funding Available for Projects that…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/8/16) — The Kentucky Division of Water is making available assistance funds, not to exceed $60,000 per project, to help communities pay for source water protection projects that will help prevent contamination of drinking water sources. The funds are available to public water systems as well as the entities they serve. "The goal of the funding program is to make money available… Read More...
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Presidential Candidates, Talking and…

KENTUCKY (2/8/16) — During the campaign trails of Trump, Clinton, Cruse, Rubio, Sanders and the others we hear a lot of talk and see a lot of shaking of hands. Talking and shaking hands is good if it leads to saving our country. We could use some talking to America's businesses. Federal and state leaders must ask our businesses to stay here. Cut their corporate taxes to 15 percent. Ask the cities… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - Valentine’s Day…

Do you typically get too much chocolate candy for Valentine’s Day? If so, don’t trash it! Our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how your Valentine’s Day candy can be used to learn more about science. Read More...
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Share of Kentuckians without Health…

KENTUCKY (2/8/16) — An ongoing study of federal health reform's impact in Kentucky has found that Medicaid expansion continues to help lower the number of Kentuckians without health coverage, which dropped to 7 percent in the third quarter of 2015. The uninsured rate was 9.8 percent in 2014, the first year of the expansion and federally subsidized health insurance. In 2013, it was 20.4 percent.… Read More...
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Market Commentary – Feb. 8, 2016

KENTUCKY (2/8/16) — There was bad news and good news in last Friday's unemployment report. In the negative column, fewer jobs were created in the United States than economists had predicted, and January's jobs gains were not as strong as December's had been. In addition, the December jobs increase was revised downward from 292,000 to 252,000, according to Barron's. On the positive side of the… Read More...
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State Health Officials Encourage…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/8/16) — With influenza activity increasing across the country, Kentucky Department for Public Health officials are encouraging residents to get vaccinated against the flu if they haven't already received a flu shot or other type of flu vaccination. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received recent reports of severe flu illness in young and middle-aged adults.… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/8/16) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday Feb. 7, 2016. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 9 - 1 - 7 Pick 4 Sunday Evening 1 - 1 - 3 - 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 Kentucky… Read More...
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Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (2/8/16) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, Feb. 8. Travis E. Robinson, 38, Dawson Springs, was charged Feb. 1 on Hopkins County warrants for failure to appear and fourth-degree assault with no visible injury. Jason S. Johnson, 35, Dawson Springs, was charged Feb. 2 on a Caldwell County warrant for non-payment of fines. Russell W.… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Saturday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/8/16) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. Powerball Saturday 4 - 13 - 31 - 36 - 52 - 8 Power Play 3 Pick 3 Saturday Midday 6 - 2 - 9 Saturday Evening 1 - 1 - 8 Pick 4 Saturday Midday 5 - 9 - 2 - 4 Saturday Evening 8 - 1 - 5 - 2 Cash Ball Saturday 10 - 15 - 18 - 30 – 6 Kicker 9 - 3 - 3 - 0 - 3 5 Cash Card Saturday JC - 8C -… Read More...

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Hooked on Science - Valentine’s Day Candy Drop

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Hopkins County Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - February 3, 2016

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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The Proposed Budget: Room for Compromise?

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When Gov. Matt Bevin unveiled his state budget last week, he put an optimistic spin on the work that lies ahead for legislators to approve a spending plan. Read More...
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Sixteen Tons of Merle Travis

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Gov. Bevin Discusses Budget Priorities

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Just after 7 p.m. last Tuesday, Gov. Matt Bevin stood outside the House of Representatives chamber at the state capitol, waiting to be introduced to a joint… Read More...
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CDC Targeting Kentucky, Other Heavy-Smoking States with New Ads

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Above and Beyond - Justin Cardwell, Paramedic

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Hopkins County Obituaries

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Marlin Wesley Pleasant, 90, of Nortonville

NORTONVILLE, Ky. — Marlin Wesley Pleasant, 90, of Nortonville, Ky., passed away Feb. 8, 2016, at Baptist Health Hospital. Services will be…

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