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Man Accused of Choking Girlfriend, Threatening to Kill Her

July 06, 2015 SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/6/15) — A Madisonville man was charged with assault, unlawful imprisonment and other charges after he was accused of choking his live-in girlfriend while threatening to kill her.…

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Miners' Game Rescheduled for July 7

by Tricia Noel
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/6/15) — The Madisonville 4thFest/Madisonville Miners game against Dubois County that was rained out on July 2 will be played Tuesday night, July 7 at Elmer Kelley Stadium in the… Read More...

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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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Cane Run Station's New NGCC Generating…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (7/6/15) — After more than two and one half years and over two million construction hours, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company's new 640-megawatt natural gas combined-cycle generating unit - known as Cane Run Unit 7 or CR7 for short - is now commercially available, providing customers with another source of safe, reliable energy. Employees and… Read More...
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Madisonville Fire Department Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/6/15) — The city’s fire chief is elated there were no fireworks-related incidents over July 4 holiday. Madisonville Fire Department Chief Greg Brasher credits the new city ordinance, police and MFD’s fire prevention safety measures designed to curb dangers associated with fireworks. “People did excellent abiding by city ordinance and everyone was safe,” Brasher said.… Read More...
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Kentucky 70 West of Madisonville to…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/6/15) — As a reminder, P&L Railroad plans to close Kentucky 70/Beulah Road west of Madisonville in Hopkins County starting Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Kentucky 70 will be closed to allow a rail crossing to be upgraded at mile point 16.170. This is near the P&L Rail Yard for Madisonville. This crossing is along Kentucky 70 between Perkins Road and Poole Road. Motorists who… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/6/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, July 6. Doyle L. Austin, Jr., of Evansville, Ind., was charged July 4 with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $500 and on a Christian County warrant for failure to appear. Trevin L. Brinkley, of Madisonville, was charged July 5 with operating on a suspended or revoked operations license,… Read More...
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First Oil, Gas Development Public…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/6/15) — The first of three public meetings to allow interested parties to submit comments concerning oil and gas development in the Commonwealth will be held Tuesday July 7 in Madisonville, Ky. When: Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. local time. Where: Madisonville Community College's North Campus at 2000 College Drive, Madisonville. The… Read More...
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Pet of the Day

KENTUCKY (7/6/15) — Meet Priscilla, she's a 5 month old female Lab Beagle mix. We had recently went to an overcrowded shelter to help out so they wouldn't have to euthanize. We saw this beautiful girl hanging out in a kennel with Ivory and Cricket. We knew that being a black dog the odds were against her, so we had to take her with us. She is your typical puppy and loves to play with all the… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/6/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday July 5, 2015. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 6 - 2 - 7 Pick 4 Sunday Evening 3 - 0 - 4 - 0 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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Mahr Park Planning Committee Meeting…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/6/15) — The regular meeting of the Mahr Park Planning Committee scheduled for July 6, 2015 is cancelled due to lack of business. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Laura Faulk Read More...
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Pet of the Day

KENTUCKY (7/5/15) — Meet Marcus, he's a 2-3 year old Pit Bull mix. He's had a rough start in life before coming to our rescue. You can't tell it now by the way he's always so happy. He seems to be a wonderful boy, and we are learning more about him daily. He loves dogs of all sizes, but wouldn't do good with an alpha male dog. Marcus does great with children also. Adoption fee is $150 and… Read More...
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Mementos at Traveling Wall to be…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/5/15) — Mementos left at the Traveling Vietnam Wall when it visits Lexington next month may end up in a collection displayed at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. The Traveling Wall will be open to the public at the Kentucky Horse Park beginning at noon Thursday, July 9, and stay open 24 hours a day through 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12. The opening ceremony begins at 10… Read More...
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Drop in Female Offenders Leads to…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/5/15) — Responding to changing population trends, the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex will be converted into two distinct, separate prisons this summer. The change will result in a 200-bed, minimum-custody facility for females, to be named the Ross-Cash Center; and a 470-bed, secure-custody facility for male offenders, which will retain the WKCC name. The conversion, which… Read More...
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Dave Says - July 5, 2015

KENTUCKY (7/5/15) — This week Dave discusses if we should pause investing for a luxury and the rebate explanation. Dear Dave, Where should you save for large expenditures when you’re doing the Baby Steps? Heath Dear Heath, Depending on what the expenditure is, I would suggest saving for these sorts of things after Baby Step 3. Once you’ve paid off all of your debts, except for your home, and… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of July 5, 2015

KENTUCKY (7/5/15) — The energy market is changing, rapidly. And the result isn't all bad. Who would have thought even 10 years ago that the price of crude oil would drop at least $50 a barrel between 2014 and 2015, and that the retail price of gasoline would drop by more than a dollar over the same period? Hard to fathom, but it's true. It's also true that natural gas is becoming the favored fuel… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - July 5, 2015

KENTUCKY (7/5/15) — I know you may not want to hear about it but I've scheduled a few days away next week to work on the upcoming deer season. Since I won't be able to hunt this location until November, I need to get as much preparation done now in order to limit my groundwork then. I've got to move a treestand, put out a trail camera, and scout another site for a stand. Again, I'll not return to… Read More...
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Tips for a Safe, Healthy Summer…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/4/15) — This holiday weekend, many Kentuckians will flock to one of the many rivers, lakes and creeks across the state to boat, fish, swim, canoe or otherwise enjoy the water. The Kentucky Division of Water and the Kentucky Department for Public Health offer these safety tips to help you safely enjoy Kentucky's abundant water resources. Over the past several years, concerted… Read More...
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KDA Marketing Chief Tells Panel…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/4/15) — New program launches, alterations to existing programs, and a stronger emphasis on farm impact are paying off for Kentucky Proud members, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Kristen Branscum told a legislative panel on Wednesday. "Everything we do at Kentucky Proud, we want to make sure that puts more dollars into our farm families' pockets," Branscum told the… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings – Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/4/15) — The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • 4th Fest IRecycle Regatta will take place on Saturday, July 4 at 9 a.m. with registration to begin at 8 a.m. at Madisonville City Park Pool. Boats for the event are to be made from recyclable materials. For information, call (272) 871-4171. • Pennyrile State Resort Park will host a Beach Day,… Read More...
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Kentucky's Drinking Water Annual Report…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/4/15) — Data from Kentucky's 446 public water systems shows they consistently produce excellent quality water and are nearly always in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water requirements, according to the Kentucky annual Drinking Water Report. The report summarizes the compliance data and status of public water system compliance monitoring results. The Safe Drinking Water Act… Read More...
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Pet of the Day

KENTUCKY (7/4/15) — Meet Lillie, she’s a 4 year old Rat/Bull Terrier mix, that was pulled from a local high kill shelter, and was terrified. She is much happier now in her foster home. Lillie is wonderful in her foster home. She is housebroken and crate trained. She loves her foster mommy's 7 year old daughter, and often sleeps in the bed with her. She also does great with dogs of all sizes… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'Safer among the…

KENTUCKY (7/4/15) — The Barna Group is a long-tenured research organization that tracks "spiritual indicators" and the role of faith within American culture. Barna maintains massive databases on everything from Americans' TV-viewing habits to weekly church attendance, and its data is used extensively. A recent Barna study, commissioned by the American Bible Society, sought to determine the level… 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 Motorists 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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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

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

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Elmer Ray Giffin, 74, of Dawson Springs

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (7/6/15) — Elmer Ray Giffin, 74, of Dawson Springs, Kentucky died on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Baptist Health in…

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MCMS Football Team to Practice June 13

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (7/6/15) — The Muhlenberg County Middle School football team will begin practice at 4:30 p.m.,… Read More

MCHS Qualifies for Three National TEAMS Competition

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (7/6/15) — Our Marshall County High School team was among those that qualified for all three… Read More
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Another ‘Welcomed’ Sign

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Miners Slip past Hoppers, 6-5

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/30/15) — In the Ohio Valley League, host Madisonville notched its third straight win on Monday, edging Hopkinsville 6-5. Visiting… Read More

Public Information Regarding Use of Fireworks This 4th of July

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/30/15) — People may only use, ignite, fire or explode consumer fireworks in the city on the following days and times: July 1 through… Read More

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

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… Read More

Outdoor Movie Night Rescheduled Due to Forecast of Rain

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… Read More

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault Arrest

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/29/15) — A Madisonville man was charged with fourth-degree assault after police say he was sitting on top of his girlfriend and hitting… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - June 29, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/29/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, June 29. Trevor M. Hall, of Princeton, was charged June… Read More

Nortonville Man Accused of Trying to Choke Girlfriend

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (6/29/15) — A Nortonville man has been accused of beating and attempting to choke a woman Friday night. According to a Hopkins County… Read More

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