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Park Avenue Women's Mission Creates Comforting Backpacks for Foster Children

October 05, 2015 SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/5/15) — The Park Avenue Baptist Women's Mission Union was recently inspired to do a local project after learning about a similar one at a fellow church in Texas. Betty Jones of…



Hopkinsville Turns Back Maroons, 45-14

Steve LeMaster
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (10/5/15) — Hopkinsville defeated Madisonville-North Hopkins 45-14 in a Class 4A, District 1 game on Friday night. With the win, Hopkinsville improved to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in…

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USDA NRCS Announces First Application…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/5/15) — The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities. The application process for NRCS’s conservation programs is continuous, but funding selections for specific… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/5/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Oct. 5. Tyler D. Harrison, of Madisonville, was charged Oct. 3 with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense. Christopher D. Harvey, of Madisonville, was charged Oct. 3 with failure to comply with sex offender registration – first offense. Gaylon L. Betar, of… Read More...

Legislator's Log - Week of Oct. 4, 2015

KENTUCKY (10/5/15) — No premium increases, no benefit changes and the same coverage. That's what nearly 300,000 state employees, teachers and many local government employees can look forward to next year as members of the Kentucky Employees' Health Plan. State Personnel officials told a state legislative panel in September that those signing up for 2016 Kentucky Employees' Health Plan coverage… Read More...

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (10/5/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports. Joseph S. Eli, 47, of Dawson Springs, was charged Sept. 28 with fourth-degree assault with minor injury, third-degree assault/police or probation officer, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and tampering with physical evidence. Jason L. Laureano,… Read More...

1 Million Cups Oct. 7 Meeting…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/5/15) — 1 Million Cups will not meet on Oct. 7, 2015 due to Fall Break. Please join us at 7:30 a.m., on Oct. 14 at Brother's Bar-B-Que. Presenting on Oct. 14 is Serial Entrepreneur Dale Hawkins from Hawkins Auto Body. Please come and join us on the Oct. 14, 2015 and hear from a local entrepreneur. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Ruthann Padgett Read More...

Mahr Park Planning Committee to Meet…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/5/15) — The next regular meeting of the Mahr Park Planning Committee originally scheduled to meet on Oct. 5, 2015 is rescheduled to meet at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 in the City Hall conference room, 67 N. Main Street, Madisonville, Ky. 42431. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Laura Faulk Read More...

Market Commentary - Oct. 5, 2015

KENTUCKY (10/5/15) — Well, third quarter was a humdinger. It began with the first International Monetary Fund default by a developed country (Greece) and finished with Hurricane Joaquin possibly headed toward the east coast. In between, China's stock market tumbled, the Federal Reserve tried to interpret conflicting signals, and trade growth slowed globally. After such a stressful quarter, we may… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/5/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday Oct. 4, 2015. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 0 - 5 - 3 Pick 4 Sunday Evening 7 - 8 - 8 - 8 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… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Saturday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/5/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. Powerball 6 - 26 - 33 - 44 - 46 - 4 Power Play 2 Pick 3 Saturday Midday 4 - 6 - 4 Saturday Evening 0 - 1 - 1 Pick 4 Saturday Midday 6 - 4 - 9 - 1 Saturday Evening 2 - 9 - 0 - 4 Cash Ball Saturday 2 - 11 - 16 - 31 - 20 Kicker 8 - 6 - 7 - 2 - 3 5 Cash Card Saturday 2S - QC - KC - 9C -… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Friday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/5/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Friday Oct. 2, 2015. Mega Millions Friday 4 - 14 - 29 - 31 - 47 - 9 Megaplier 2 Pick 3 Friday Midday 1 - 7 - 0 Friday Evening 0 - 9 - 7 Pick 4 Friday Midday 7 - 4 - 7 - 0 Friday Evening 6 - 3 - 7 - 2 Cash Ball Friday 14 - 17 - 26 - 30 - 16 Kicker 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 3 5 Cash Card Friday 2S - QC - KC - 9C - 8D… Read More...
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UK Biofuels Team Receives Nearly $1…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/5/15) — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded nearly $1 million to a research team at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research for its microalgae-based carbon dioxide capture project. CAER's Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis team's project was one of 16 selected by the DOE to receive funding through the National Energy Technology Laboratory Carbon… Read More...
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TVA Invites Public to Aquatic Health…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (10/4/15) — Tennessee Valley Authority biologists are conducting their fall aquatic survey to assess the overall health of fish and other aquatic life on four TVA reservoirs in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. Angling enthusiasts and other members of the public interested in the state of the reservoirs and how the surveys are conducted are invited to observe. The surveys start… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - Oct. 4, 2015

KENTUCKY (10/4/15) — Safety in the deer hunting world has made so many strides in the past few decades. I can remember when safety harnesses were not even invented and the only disclaimer on some climbing stands was ones that invoked its owner to “climb at your own risk.” Many hunters had accidents but it still surprises me that still more did not. I can remember owning one of those stands and I… Read More...
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Dave Says - Oct. 4, 2015

KENTUCKY (10/4/15) —This week Dave discusses does the right to collect still exist and put warranty money in your pocket. Dear Dave, If a credit card company has charged off a debt, can they still sell that debt to someone else who can come after it? I’m currently receiving calls about a debt that’s more than 20 years old. Do you have any suggestions? Lisa Dear Lisa, Charging off a debt doesn’t… Read More...

Weather Folklore - Persimmon Seeds,…

KENTUCKY (10/3/15) — As the leaves start to change, you may be thinking about what mother nature has in store for winter. Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/03/15) ― The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • The Parkway Plaza Mall will host its annual Fall Craft Fall Community Bazaar Saturday, Oct. and 3, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. • The Junior Auxiliary's Dog Show will take place on Saturday Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 6, 856 Legion Drive, Madisonville. For information call Karen at… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - 'Singing Rod'

KENTUCKY (10/3/15) — Can you make an aluminum rod sing? According to our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist, you can and all you need are a few ingredients from around the house. INGREDIENTS 2 Feet, 1/4 Inch, Aluminum Rod Rosin INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Firmly hold the center of the aluminum rod horizontally using the thumb and forefinger of one hand. STEP 2: Pinch and release a small… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/2/15) ― The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Oct. 2. Jason S. Woods, Madisonville, was charged Oct. 1 with driving on a DUI suspended license – first offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. - second offense, no registration plates, license to be in possession, possession of synthetic drugs and… Read More...
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KSP Accepting Trooper Cadet Applications

KENTUCKY (10/2/15) — The Kentucky State Police is now taking applications for its 94th Academy Class. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at Information available on the website includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of… Read More...
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Hopkins County Health Department Food…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/2/15) — The Hopkins County Health Department released the following restaurant/kitchen inspection ratings Thursday, Oct. 1. Ferrell’s 99 Drink nozzles need cleaning. Ms. Becky’s 94 Ice scoop improperly stored. Drink nozzles need cleaning. No hand towels by hand sink. Water on floor in storage area. The Homestead 94 Scoop in sugar improperly stored. Ceiling vent needs… Read More...
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KSP Post 2 Monthly Activity - September…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/2/15) — Captain Brent White, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of September 2015: Arrested 20 Impaired Drivers Issued a Total of 1,283 Citations Issued 565 Speeding Citations Issued 94 Seatbelt Citations Issued 7 Child Restraint Citations Issued 571 Courtesy Notices Investigated 61 Traffic Crashes Assisted 161 Stranded Motorists… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/2/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday Oct. 1, 2015. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 4 - 6 - 1 Thursday Evening 5 - 6 - 5 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 3 - 9 - 1 - 0 Thursday Evening 9 - 7 - 3 - 6 Cash Ball Thursday 6 - 7 - 28 - 29 - 24 Kicker 6 - 7 - 8 - 1 - 1 5 Cash Card Thursday 7S - 4D - AD - QH - KD Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are… Read More...
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‘Right-to-Try’ for Terminally Ill…

KENTUCKY (10/2/15) — Once upon a time, an eagle’s egg was knocked loose from its nest and rolled down the mountain into a barnyard full of chickens. The chickens compassionately protected this egg until it hatched, after which they raised this creature – not as a beautiful eagle but just like a chicken who scratched the ground for grub and worms while fluttering around the barnyard. One day, a… Read More...

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Legislators Preview Election 2015

KENTUCKY (8/26/15) — If the informal observations of the state’s legislative leadership are accurate, Kentuckians aren’t paying much attention to this year’s…

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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - September 30, 2015

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

Events Coming to Glema Mahr Center in October

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/29/15) — Brad Downall, director of the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, describes the events coming in October at the center. Visit… Read More...

Lt. Gov. Visits Hopkins County

Focus on Hopkins County
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/28/15) — Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen discusses the duties of her office as well as her future plans for serving Kentucky with Tim Thomas.… Read More...
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Christ the King School Bar-be-cue Picnic Celebrates 31st Year

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/19/15) — Christ the King Catholic School held their 31st annual bar-be-cue picnic this weekend. This event has help raise over $25,000… Read More...

Nebo Festival Features BBQ, Beauties

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
NEBO, Ky. (9/19/2015) — The third annual Nebo Fall Festival and BBQ kicked off Friday night with the Miss Nebo Pageants. Several young ladies ages 10-55… Read More...

Help for Veterans: VA Benefits, Veterans Cemetery Burial Process Discussed

Focus on Hopkins County
KENTUCKY (9/17/15) — Tim Thomas interviews Richard Stanley, director of Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West, and Johnny Allen, Veterans Benefit Field… Read More...

Local Heroes to be Inducted into Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/11/15) — Twenty-five military veterans are to be inducted in the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame on Sept. 26. Four of these people are… Read More...

Madisonville Police Warn Homeowners of Potential Scams

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/17/15) - Madisonville Police Department's Lt. Billy Poe shares a few tips about protecting the public from scams. This is a public service… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Martha Jane Williams Tompkins, 56, of Mortons Gap

MORTONS GAP, Ky. (10/4/15) — Martha Jane Williams Tompkins, 56, of Mortons Gap, Kentucky died at Muhlenberg Community Hospital on Saturday,…

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One Injured in Early Morning Rollover Accident near Manitou

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/29/15) — A Webster County man was injured during a single-vehicle collision yesterday morning in Hopkins County. According to a Hopkins… Read More

Dog Show to Benefit Local Veterans

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/28/15) — The Post 6 American Legion Auxiliary Jr. Girls will host a dog show at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at 856 Legion Drive, Madisonville.… Read More

Police Seeking Information Related to Rite Aid Pharmacy Burglary

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/28/15) — Madisonville Police are seeking the public's assistance in gathering information related to a burglary at Rite Aid Pharmacy on… Read More

Woman Charged with Methamphetamine Possession after Allegedly Fleeing Police

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/28/15) — Police say a Madisonville woman was “tweaking” on meth and fled from them while they were attempting to talk to her about a… Read More

Officers Attempting to Serve Warrant Find a Man with Gun

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/28/15) — While police were searching for a subject on foot early Sunday morning in Victoria Trailer Park, they overheard a disturbance… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - Sept. 28, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/28/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Sept. 28. Sharod B. Valentine Sr., of California, was… Read More

Elder, Woodall Elected to KNA Board of Directors Positions

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/28/15) — Madisonville Community College is pleased to announce the election of Loretta Elder and Marsha Woodall to positions on the… Read More

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (9/28/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, Sept. 28. Michael E. Cotton, 54, of Hanson, was… Read More

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