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Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on Comer Drive

July 02, 2015 Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
UPDATE: (7/1/15 - 10:12 P.M.) MADISONVILLE, Ky. —A resident of Comer Drive advises that she has been told to remain inside her home but has not been evacuated. At approximately 10:12 P.M., she…

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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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Area Baseball Players among All-State Honorees

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (6/16/15) — Several area baseball players have earned All-State honors from the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association. The complete… Read More...

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State Property Tax Rate Unchanged for…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/1/15) — The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2015 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year. This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2014 to 2015.… Read More...
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Expect Fallout from Supreme Court's…

KENTUCKY (7/1/15) — On Friday, five U.S. Supreme Court Justices mysteriously discovered that the 14th Amendment requires Kentucky and the rest of the country to recognize out-of-state same sex marriages and offer licenses to in-state same-sex couples seeking them. Chief Justice John Roberts duly congratulated the plaintiffs but noted the ruling had nothing to do with our nation's cherished legal… Read More...
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KSP Charges Montgomery County Man with…

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ky. (7/1/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on June 30, 2015, at approximately 6:47 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, arrested a Montgomery County man on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. The report said Daniel R. Whitt, 44,… Read More...
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KSP Post 2 Activity Report - June 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/1/15) — Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of June 2015: Arrested 26 Impaired Drivers Issued a Total of 1,127 Citations Issued 416 Speeding Citations Issued 143 Seatbelt Citations Issued 8 Child Restraint Citations Issued 587 Courtesy Notices Investigated 78 Traffic Crashes Assisted 176 Stranded Motorists… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/1/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, July 1. Michael A. Renfrow, of Madisonville, was charged June 30 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offenses and second-degree wanton endangerment. Adan Santos Aragon, of Bowling Green, was charged June 30 with obstructed vision and/or windshield, no registration… Read More...
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Sparklers Pose a Safety Risk, Too

KENTUCKY (7/1/15) — Fireworks tend to be most prevalent during the summertime. Elaborate pyrotechnic displays may be part of Independence Day celebrations or other special events. Individuals also may set off fireworks to light up the night skies for private parties. Although parents will warn children against going too close to fireworks, many do not share the same apprehension about sparklers.… Read More...
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Monthly Column from Attorney General…

KENTUCKY (7/1/15) — As your Attorney General, I have always kept my promise to push back on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed policies and plans that would cost Kentucky jobs and hurt Kentucky families. And I'm pleased that our efforts in the Office of the Attorney General to fight these overly burdensome and overreaching regulations are making a real difference. The U.S. Supreme… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/1/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Tuesday June 30, 2015. Mega Millions Tuesday 11 - 17 - 34 - 43 - 50 - 15 Megaplier 4 Pick 3 Tuesday Midday 5 - 7 - 0 Tuesday Evening 6 - 7 - 7 Pick 4 Tuesday Midday 4 - 7 - 7 - 7 Tuesday Evening 8 - 3 - 8 - 4 Cash Ball Tuesday 3 - 16 - 22 - 26 - 26 Kicker 3 - 0 - 7 - 6 - 0 5 Cash Card Tuesday 2D - 6H - 10C… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/30/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, June 30. Tanner M. Southerland, of Earlington, was charged June 29 with theft of identity, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, public intoxication – controlled substance excludes alcohol, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and on Hopkins County warrants for violation of a… Read More...
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KSR to Broadcast Drew Franklin Live at…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/30/15) — On Wednesday July 1, Kentucky Sports Radio featuring Madisonville native son, Drew Franklin will be broadcasting live from Hudson Toyota Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. The radio show broadcasts live every day from 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. CST. KSP takes listener calls and discusses all things UK Sports plus many other topics. Everyone is invited to attend. Hudson Toyota Chrysler… Read More...
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KPSC Approves Settlement Reached in…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (6/30/15) — Stating that the unanimous settlement agreement reached by the parties to the LG&E and KU rates cases was "fair, just and reasonable," the Kentucky Public Service Commission today announced its approval to increase base rates for KU electric and LG&E natural gas customers. While the monthly basic service charge will remain unchanged, the per-kilowatt charge will be… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

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 charged June 29 on a Hopkins County bench warrant. Tanner M. Southerland, of Earlington, was charged June 29 with first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault. Jeremy L. Tucker, address unknown, was charged June 29 on a Hopkins… Read More...
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Outdoor Movie Night Rescheduled Due to…

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 Wellness Park has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Outdoor Movie Night is sponsored by Baptist Health – Madisonville. For more information, visit www.Madisonville4thFest.com or call (270) 824-2101. SurfKY NewsInformation provided… Read More...
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PSC Approves Settlement in KU, LG&E…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/30/15) — The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a settlement that reduces the base rate increases sought by Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co. Under the terms of the unanimous settlement agreement, LG&E's electric customers will see virtually no change to base rates. Rates will increase for LG&E natural gas customers and KU customers, but the… Read More...
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MCC Advising, Registration Day – July 9

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/30/15) — The Madisonville Community College Enrollment Center will host a special Advising and Registration Day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., on Thursday, July 9. Academic advisors will be available to assist readmit, transfer, and other students plan their class schedules for the fall 2015 semester. Only students who have attended MCC or another college will be eligible to… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Monday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/30/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Monday June 29, 2015. Pick 3 Monday Midday 0 - 8 - 3 Monday Evening 0 - 3 - 6 Pick 4 Monday Midday 2 - 9 - 5 - 6 Monday Evening 7 - 2 - 0 - 3 Cash Ball Monday 18 - 24 - 28 - 33 - 10 Kicker 5 - 4 - 9 - 0 - 2 5 Cash Card Monday AD - 3C - JS - KC - AS Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are determined by… Read More...
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Kentucky State Parks Holding Open House…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/30/15) — The Kentucky State Parks are holding an open house July 15 aimed at educators interested in finding out more about the educational offerings at parks around the state. The open house will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (local time) at 28 state resort parks, recreation parks and historic sites. "This is a great opportunity for educators to find out more about the… Read More...
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UofL School of Dentistry Ranked No. 2…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (6/30/15) — The University of Louisville School of Dentistry has risen to the No. 2 rank among dental schools in the United States on the graduate school website Graduateprograms.com. The website uses student evaluations to rank programs throughout the nation. Current students and recent graduates, contacted via scholarship entries and social media, rated the school on 15 areas,… Read More...
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It's a Different Day in America

KENTUCKY (6/29/15) — Americans celebrate our Independence each 4th of July. We have all kinds of independence in our country. We are free to kill unborn babies and free to legally marry people of the same sex. We are also free from the ritual of prayer in public schools. We are free to take all kinds of drugs in America as long as we have a doctor's prescription. We are free now to sit home while… Read More...
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Special Called Meeting

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/29/15) — A special called meeting of the Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission is set for 1 p.m., July 2, 2015. Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/29/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, June 29. Trevor M. Hall, of Princeton, was charged June 28 with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol under 21 years of age, driving on a DUI suspended license – first offense and leaving the scene of an accident. Brent T. McKinney, of Dawson Springs, was charged June 28 with… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/29/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Monday, June 29. Arshamba S. Reynolds, of Henderson, was charged June 28 with careless driving, improper lane usage, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, possession of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol/etc., with aggravated circumstances… Read More...
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Madisonville Fire Department Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/29/15) — Madisonville Fire Department responded to a call about a three-story brick house filling with smoke shortly before midnight. MFD reported homeowner Judy Hines of 264 Union St., told emergency responders she saw smoke on the third floor of her home at 11:34 p.m. June 24. Firefighters met with two residents, who were standing on the front porch, according to the… Read More...
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MCC Fall 2015 Registration Underway

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/29/15) — Registration for fall 2015 courses at Madisonville Community College is currently in progress for readmit, transfer, high school and non-degree seeking students. New MCC students are required to attend a First Semester Experience session prior to enrolling in fall 2015 courses. Contact the MCC Enrollment Center at (270) 824-8621 for more information. MCC's fall… 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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Probation and Parole Violators - June 12, 2015

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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...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Mary Elizabeth (Carroll) Patterson, 72 of Henderson

HENDERSON, Ky. — Mary Elizabeth (Carroll) Patterson, 72 of Henderson died June 30, 2015 at Methodist Hospital. She was born November 15,…

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Verizon A-Wireless Opens in Hopkinsville

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (7/1/15) — Christian County Chamber Ribbon Cutting today at Verizon A-Wireless in Hopkinsville. Owner… Read More

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