Madisonville - Hopkins County News

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Ham Brings World a Little Closer

July 04, 2015 Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/4/15) — Today’s communication methods are nothing new to seasoned ham radio operators, who have been sending images, using Wi-Fi and talking to people around the world for years.…

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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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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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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/2/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, July 2. Charlene A. Whitsell, of Madisonville, was charged July 1 on a Hopkins County warrant for first-degree possession of a controlled substance/meth – first offense, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and trafficking in marijuana – first offense. Jacob S. Taylor, of Madisonville, was charged… Read More...
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Pet of the Day

KENTUCKY (7/2/15) — Meet Cricket, she's a 7 month old Mini Aussie Feist mix. Cricket and her sister Ivory 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 is great with dogs of all sizes, and also great with children. Did we mention she has a natural bob tail? It’s the cutest thing… Read More...
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New Medicaid Managed Care Contracts…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/2/15) — The Commonwealth of Kentucky has signed new contracts with five managed care organizations to provide healthcare services to Kentuckians who meet eligibility requirements for Medicaid. Individuals in all 120 Kentucky counties who are eligible for Medicaid may choose Anthem, Coventry Cares, Humana, Passport or Wellcare as their healthcare provider. Statewide contracts… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/2/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday July 1, 2015. Powerball Wednesday 7 - 24 - 26 - 31 - 41 - 25 Power Play 2 Pick 3 Wednesday Midday 8 - 1 - 5 Wednesday Evening 4 - 1 - 8 Pick 4 Wednesday Midday 5 - 7 - 5 - 6 Wednesday Evening 0 - 2 - 1 - 0 Cash Ball Wednesday 7 - 9 - 19 - 32 - 19 Kicker 7 - 5 - 2 - 2 - 1 5 Cash Card Wednesday 7C… Read More...
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Hopkins County Health Department Food…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/2/15) — The Hopkins County Health Department released the following restaurant/kitchen inspection ratings Thursday, July 2. Hopkins County Jail Culinary Program 98 Ice scoop improperly stored Dawson Pointe 100 Baptist Health Hospital Kitchen 100 BPOE (The Elks) 91 Critical Item – follow-up required Spillage in bottom of coolers Sugar container not covered Pans and potatoes… 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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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

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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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Infant Sawyer Jai Duncan of Madisonville

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. — Infant Sawyer Jai Duncan of Madisonville passed away, Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Baptist Health in Madisonville. He…

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