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‘Blind Date with a Book’ Contest Winner Announced

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/14/16) — Wethonia Morris, a student in the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program at Madisonville Community College, was the winner of the "Blind Date with a Book"…

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Second Region Boys' and Girls' Basketball Records

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KENTUCKY (2/12/16) — The following are the Second Region boys' and girls' basketball records: Second Region Boys' Basketball Records(Through Feb. 11.) Webster County (22-4) Christian County (20-2)…

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Legislator's Log - Week of Feb. 14, 2016

KENTUCKY (2/14/16) — A Hollywood star with a message about child literacy brought national attention to the State Capitol last week as education-related legislation and other proposed bills cleared hurdles in the Kentucky House. Child literacy has long been a priority in Kentucky through early childhood education programs like Save the Children, Head Start, Reading Recovery and the Kentucky… Read More...
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Dave Says - Feb. 14, 2016

KENTUCKY (2/14/16) — This week Dave discusses don’t tithe with credit cards and don’t insure cell phones. Dear Dave, What is your opinion of churches encouraging members to do e-giving with credit cards and debit cards? Melissa Dear Melissa, I’m against debt, so I’m not particularly fond of churches asking people to use a debt vehicle to pay their tithes. I realize that few businesses and… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths – Feb. 14, 2016

KENTUCKY (2/14/16) — Several years ago it was not unusual to make one or two trips per week to wade the Cherokee Lake. Late winter always proved to hold enough of the bass variety to keep me fishing even in the most extreme conditions. These trips usually only lasted about half of the day and since I kept my equipment in my truck, I only needed a short notice and a good excuse. I can remember one… Read More...
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KCTCS President Selected to Serve on…

VERSAILLES, Ky. (2/13/16) — Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay K. Box has been appointed to a new national community college board, Reclaiming America's Middle Class. The board is a federal policy advocacy group for community colleges, specifically community colleges within state systems or large districts. RAMC's mission is to rebuild America's middle class by… Read More...
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Division of Waste Management Requests…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/13/16) — The Energy and Environment Cabinet is accepting grant proposals for projects that promote the use of recycled waste tires for landscaping. Grant funds may be used to purchase crumb rubber mulch for landscaping projects. Grant funding comes from the Waste Tire Trust Fund, an endowment established in 1998 by the Kentucky General Assembly to receive fees collected from new… Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/13/16) — The following happenings and meetings are planned for the following week in Hopkins County. • There will be a cupcake decorating contest, Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library, Saturday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m., 425 East Center, Madisonville. • Rufus and Julia will be at the Crowded House on Saturday, Feb 13 at 8 p.m., 26 W. Center St., Madisonville. • An exhibit of… Read More...
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Illustrator's, Writer's Retreat at…

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (2/12/16) — New and aspiring writers and illustrators should consider visiting Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park near Dawson Springs March 31-April 2 for the Illustrator's and Writer's Retreat. This event is co-sponsored by Heart to Heart Publishing, Inc. The retreat, aimed at artists, writers, and published authors, will be an ideal trip for writing and publishing… Read More...
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KSP Post 2 Traffic, Winter Weather…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/12/16) — On Friday, Feb. 12, units from the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville have investigated a total of seven, non-injury collisions. The collisions occurred in the following counties: Crittenden County - one Hopkins County - four Muhlenberg County – two With another round of wintery weather expected later this weekend, the KSP is reminding motorists to be aware… Read More...
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Corvette Cave-In Exhibit Open on Two…

KENTUCKY (2/12/16) — Two years ago, on Feb. 12, 2014, many people across the globe woke up to some startling news – a sinkhole had opened up inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., and eight Corvettes were laying at the bottom of it. Fortunately, the cars and building were the only things damaged as it occurred in the early morning hours before anyone was in the Museum. The… Read More...
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Rep. Leslie Combs' Public-Private…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/12/16) — State Rep. Leslie Combs, a long-time advocate for bringing Kentucky in line with most other states that have taken advantage of public-private partnerships, said she was very pleased to see the Kentucky House put its support behind her legislation on Thursday. "With support from both sides of the aisle, and with the backing of organizations like the Kentucky Chamber of… Read More...
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‘Spotlight’ Will Introduce Kentuckians…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/12/16) — Public servants who often work behind the scenes at the State Capitol will now have moments in the spotlight. An online feature introducing Kentuckians to the staff of the Legislative Research Commission starts today. The LRC will highlight a different staff member each week on the Kentucky Legislature Home Page through "LRC Employee Spotlight" stories and photos that… Read More...
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Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season Begins…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/12/16) — It doesn't make sense for wildfires to start easily when Kentucky has had such a run of cold, wet weather, but how wet or cold the ground is has little to do with how vulnerable dead grass is to a spark. "Despite recent precipitation, dead fuels like grass, leaves and twigs are rapidly dried with sunlight and wind," said William H. Steele, Jr., director of the Division… Read More...
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Beshear Starts Campaign to Fight…

KENTUCKY (2/12/16) — Steve Beshear, the Democrat who was the only Southern governor to expand Medicaid and create a state-based insurance exchange under federal health reform, announced Thursday that he has taken the unprecedented step of starting a lobbying campaign to fight new Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's plans to scale back the expansion and close the Kynect marketplace. "For reasons he… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/12/16) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Feb. 12. Sherman M. Tate, Madisonville, was charged Feb. 11 with failure to wear seat belts and operating on a suspended/revoked operators license. Amber Crook, Madisonville, was charged Feb. 11 with carrying a concealed weapon. Danielle M. Bahner, Georgetown, was charged Feb. 11 with… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/12/16) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday Feb. 11, 2016. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 2 - 8 - 5 Thursday Evening 5 - 0 - 5 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 3 - 1 - 5 - 4 Thursday Evening 7 - 1 - 1 - 8 Cash Ball Thursday 8 - 18 - 22 - 26 - 29 Kicker 9 - 2 - 5 - 7 - 0 5 Cash Card Thursday 3H - KC - 6C - 8D - QD Lucky for Life Thursday 11 - 27 - 29 - 31 -… Read More...
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Whitfield Advances 12 Bills to Full…

WASHINGTON (2/12/16) — The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Ed Whitfield (KY-01), advanced 12 energy bills to the full committee yesterday. These initiatives demonstrate the committee's ongoing commitment to advancing thoughtful legislative solutions to strengthen and modernize our energy infrastructure, create jobs, and protect manufacturers and businesses from harmful rules and… Read More...
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Hopkins County Health Department Food…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/12/16) — The Hopkins County Health Department released the following restaurant/kitchen inspection ratings Thursday, Feb. 11. Sureway Deli 100 Ms. Misty's 99 Wiping cloth improperly stored Wendy's 100 Pizza Hunt (D.S.) 100 Pride Ave. School Café 100 Food Safety Class the second Tuesday of each month. No fee. Call (270) 821-5242. It is illegal to sell food without a Health… Read More...
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Pet of the Day – Atlas

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How to create color changing flowers

Searching for the perfect science gift for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? If so, Jason Lindsey aka "Mr. Science" with Hooked on Science and a kid scientist show us how to create color changing flowers. Read More...
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Governor Bevin Signs Historic Pro-Life…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/11/16) — Today, in front of a record crowd at the annual Kentucky Right to Life Rally, Governor Matt Bevin ceremonially signed Senate Bill 4, an historic pro-life bill to ensure informed consent prior to abortions. "I am humbled to be here as the Governor of Kentucky, where we value the sanctity of life," said Governor Bevin. "We must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to… Read More...
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House, Senate Committees Unanimously…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/11/16) — Two identical bills that have one goal – helping a Pike County boy and as many as 200 other children who have been denied the same health benefit – cleared a major hurdle today when separate House and Senate committees unanimously approved the legislation within minutes of each other. Senate Bill 146, which is sponsored by Senate Democratic Floor Leader Ray S. Jones II,… Read More...
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Cool Down with a Hot Drink

When it’s cold outside, you might grab a hot drink to warm up, but it turns out, that hot drank may be cooling you down. Our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey explains what happens when you drank a hot drink. Read More...
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One to One: Kentucky Perspectives on…

In less than a month, Kentucky Republicans will have their say in the long process to select their party’s nominee for president. Read More...
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Corvette Cave-In Exhibit Opens Friday

KENTUCKY (2/11/16) — On Feb. 12, 2014 the National Corvette Museum experienced a massive sinkhole collapse in the Skydome of the Museum, taking with it eight prized Corvettes - and it was all caught on security footage that has since been viewed more than 8.6 million times. The Corvettes have been recovered, two have been restored, and the hole has been filed. Due to the popularity of the… Read More...

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Cool Down with a Hot Drink

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One to One: Kentucky Perspectives on Presidential Politics

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In less than a month, Kentucky Republicans will have their say in the long process to select their party’s nominee for president. Read More...
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SurfKY's Most Wanted: Hopkins County Edition

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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Deals & Steals on Wheels

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Hooked on Science - Valentine’s Day Candy Drop

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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… 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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Merle Travis took the experiences of his early years growing up in Muhlenberg County, Ky., to the national stage and rode the rising tide of country music’s… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Wayne 'Ex-Lawman' Fowler, 81, of Graham

GRAHAM, Ky. — Wayne “Ex-Lawman” Fowler, 81, of Graham, Ky., passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at Baptist Health in Madisonville, Ky. Mr.…

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Upward Bound Uplifts Hearts, Minds, Spirits

GRAPEVINE, Ky. (2/7/16) ― About 1,000 people cycle through the Grapevine Baptist Church gymnasium each Saturday between December and February for Upward… Read More

Hopkins County Job Expo Scheduled for April 12

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/7/16) — The Hopkins County Job Expo will be 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at the Ballard Convention Center, 605 E. Arch St.,… Read More

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Upcoming Week

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/6/16) — The following happenings and meetings are planned for the following week in Hopkins County. • Wyonna Judd & The Big Noise will… Read More

Hundreds of Coal Mining Jobs Lost; Layoff Impact to Resonate in Local Economy

WESTERN KENTUCKY (2/5/16) — More bad news came for workers in the coalfields of western Kentucky Friday. According to a statement issued by Heath Lovell, vice… Read More

MCC Hosting African American Read-In

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/5/16) — In honor of Black History Month, Madisonville Community College's Humanities Division will be hosting African American Read-Ins… Read More

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