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Vehicle Fire Causes Traffic Back-Up on Pennyrile

December 19, 2014 Doreen Dennis
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/19/14) ― Fire crews from Grapevine and Madisonville fire departments battled a vehicle fire at the 41 mile marker on Pennyrile Parkway Friday at dusk. Southbound lanes were…

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Farmers' Markets, Vendors; Sign Up for…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/20/14) — Kentucky farmers' markets and vendors that currently do not accept SNAP benefits can start doing so by signing up to receive free EBT equipment Monday, Jan. 5 during the 2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Formerly known as food stamps, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are issued electronically via Electronic Benefit Transfer, which is like… Read More...
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City of Madisonville Holiday Schedule

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/20/14) — City of Madisonville offices will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday and Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. The Madisonville Sanitation Department will observe the following modified collection schedule during these times: Regular Service Day Modified Collection Day Christmas Eve – Dec. 24 Tuesday Dec. 23 Christmas Day –… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/20/14) — The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: Poppy and Clover will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at 4075 Dalton Road. For more information, call (270) 836-7874. Santa’s House will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 through Sunday, Dec. 21 at the old courthouse downtown Madisonville. For more information, call… Read More...
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'When the Universe Was Young' Opens…

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (12/20/14) — When the Universe Was Young will be presented Jan. 4-Feb. 15 at WKU's Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. About the show: We are the first generation of humans to know what our universe was like at the very beginning. Less than 100 years ago people thought that our galaxy was all there was and that it… Read More...
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WKU Public Affairs Claims 17 Statewide…

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (12/20/14) — Western Kentucky University's Division of Public Affairs claimed 17 awards in a variety of categories during the annual competition sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in Kentucky. The awards were presented Dec. 12 during the CASE Kentucky annual meeting in Louisville. WKU won the grand award for Best Practices in Communications &… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'Peace Begins at…

KENTUCKY (12/20/14) — In December of 2001, the Jews of Afghanistan celebrated their first Hanukah free of the Taliban in almost a decade. It was a small celebration, for there were only two Jews left in the entire country, only two, and each one celebrated the Festival of Lights alone. At separate ends of a rundown synagogue in Kabul, Ishak Levin and Zebulon Simantov lit their candles and said… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - 'Popping Christmas…

KENTUCKY (12/20/14) — Looking for a way to add a little science to the Christmas tree this year? If so, our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how to pop popcorn inside a clear glass ornament. INGREDIENTS Transparent Glass Ball Ornament Popcorn Kernels Brown Paper Bag INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Remove the metal catch and hook. Place about 2 teaspoons of popcorn kernels into the… Read More...
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New Trial Sites Added for U of L's…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (12/20/14) — Advanced Cancer Therapeutics, a privately held company dedicated to bringing new anti-cancer therapies to market, announced that the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have been added as human clinical trial sites for PFK-158, a first-in-man/first-in-class inhibitor of PFKFB3, an… Read More...
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Law Enforcement Officers, Agencies…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/20/14) — The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored 193 law enforcement officers from 169 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to target impaired drivers. The 2014 Governor's Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. Awards were presented to officers with the most impaired driving arrests in each agency and… Read More...
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Whitfield and Bishop Lead Bipartisan…

WASHINGTON (12/19/14) — Representatives Ed Whitfield (R-KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, and Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA-02), Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, today wrote to President Barack Obama to express their concerns regarding the proposed rule announced by the Environmental Protection Agency on June 2, 2014, entitled "Carbon Pollution… Read More...
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Local-Option Sales Tax Focus of House…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/19/14) — House Speaker Greg Stumbo and House Majority Whip Tommy Thompson joined with House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Daviess County Judge/Executive Al Mattingly this morning to announce that the local-option sales tax will be the focus of House Bill 1 during the 2015 Regular Session. The proposal is known as… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/19/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Dec. 19. James Thomas Jr., 38, of Dawson Springs was charged Dec. 18 for sexual abuse, first degree, victim under 12 years of age. The arresting officer was Sean McCance. Hunter York, 21, of Scottsville was served an arrest warrant Dec. 18 for criminal possession of forged instrument. The… Read More...
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AG Conway Announces $90 Million…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/19/14) — Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that he joined the attorneys general of 49 other states and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission in reaching a settlement with T-Mobile USA, Inc. The settlement includes at least $90 million in payments for consumer refunds and resolves allegations that T-Mobile… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/19/14) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following arrest report Friday, Dec. 19. David C. Cox, 23, of Madisonville, second-degree criminal mischief. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Sheila Hopper Read More...
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Paducah Attorney Elected Baptist Health…

PADUCAH, Ky. (12/19/14) — Paducah attorney R. Christion "Chris" Hutson will begin a two-year term Jan. 1 as chairman of the board of directors for the Baptist Health system, a seven-hospital system based in Louisville. It includes Baptist Health Paducah. He was elected by fellow board members during the board's December meeting in Louisville. Hutson, a partner in the Paducah law firm of Whitlow,… Read More...
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Deadline to Change Party Affiliation is…

KENTUCKY (12/19/14) — Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding registered voters who wish to vote in another party’s May 2015 Primary Election or be a candidate as a member of another political party in the regularly scheduled 2015 elections that they must change their registration no later than Dec. 31, 2014. The deadline also applies to registered voters who wish to attain ballot… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/19/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday Dec. 18, 2014. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 8 - 5 - 4 Thursday Evening 0 - 2 - 0 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 8 - 5 - 9 - 3 Thursday Evening 6 - 0 - 7 - 5 Cash Ball Thursday 7 - 16 - 17 - 29 - 25 Kicker 7 - 0 - 1 - 4 - 0 5 Cash Card Thursday 7H - 9H - KH - 2C - 3S Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/18/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, Dec. 18. Archie Adamson, 20, of Nortonville was served an arrest warrant Dec. 17 for Webster County. The arresting officer was William Roundtree. Venus Fox, 34, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant Dec. 17 for failure to appear. The arresting officer was Falon Graham. Kimberly Roby,… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/18/14) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following arrest reports Thursday, Dec. 18. Phyllis Knight, 50, of Madisonville, was arrested Dec. 9 on a warrant for criminal mischief. Joshua B. Riley, 22, of Mortons Gap, was charged Dec. 13 with menacing. Jessica F. Baldwin, 25, of Nortonville, was charged Dec. 14 with careless driving, failure to wear seatbelt,… Read More...
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Hopkins County Testing of Sirens

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/18/14) — The Hopkins County Emergency Management will be testing the County Sirens on Thursday, Dec. 18 and Friday, Dec. 19. Please do not be alarmed as this is only a test. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Kim Blue Read More...

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Christmas Celebrated at Munn's School

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/6/14) — SurfKY had the opportunity this morning to take a walk back in time, when one room school houses were common. The Munn’s school… Read More...
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MPD Officer Offers Traffic Tips for Holiday Shoppers

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/10/14) — Traffic during the holiday season can prove hazardous if distractions arise. Lt. Billy Poe of the Madisonville Police… Read More...
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SurfKY Spotlight: Hudson Service Center

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/17/14) — Hudson Service Center is the place to go for all of your vehicle needs. Gary GatesSurfKY News Read More...
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Students Give Back for Thanksgiving

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/26/14) — The Student Leadership team of Browning Springs Middle School gave back this Thanksgiving by serving their community at the… Read More...
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MPD Officer Offers Home Protection Tips for Holiday Travelers

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/7/14) — Many area residents will be traveling during the holiday season, which offers a window of opportunity for burglars and thieves.… Read More...
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MPD Officer Offers Online Safety Tips for Social Media

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/11/14) — Simple precautions to take when using social media during the holidays. Lt. Billy Poe of the Madisonville Police Department… Read More...
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Street Brings Positive Message to Hopkins County School Children

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/11/14) — The Street Heat Band from Louisville performed two showings Thursday, Dec. 11 for packed houses of Hopkins County students at… Read More...
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SurfKY Spotlight: Madisonville Pediatrics

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/17/14) — Madisonville Pediatrics friendly ‘kid caring’ staff is always ready to provide your child with the best healthcare possible. Read More...

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King of the Bluegrass Set to Tip off

LOUISVLLE, Ky. (12/19/14) — The 2014 King of the Bluegrass Tournament is set to tip off at Fairdale High School. In addition to tournament host Fairdale,… Read More...
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Kyle Cody Tabbed Preseason All-America

LEXINGTON, Ky. (12/19/14) — Kentucky junior right-hander Kyle Cody has been named a third-team preseason All-America by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, it… Read More...
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Dupree, Forrest, MacGinnis, Williams Honored by Phil Steele

LEXINGTON, Ky. (12/19/14) — Phil Steele, creator of one of the nation's most informative preseason football magazines Phil Steele's College Football, has… Read More...
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Third Region Boys' and Girls' Basketball Records

KENTUCKY (12/18/14) — The following are the Third Region Boys' and Girls' basketball records: Third Region Boys' Basketball Records Meade County (6-1)… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Louise Pruitt Utley Reynolds, 84, of Madisonville, Ky.

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Louise Pruitt Utley Reynolds, 84, of Madisonville, Ky. passed away at her home on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. She was born…
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Crofton Elementary Students Sing Carols for Parents

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