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Farm City Breakfast Honors Farming Legacy

November 28, 2014 Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/26/14) – More than 250 folks lined-up to share in the 40th Annual Farm City Breakfast hosted by the Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber Wednesday, Nov 26 at the Greater…

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US (11/28/14) — 'Tis the season to be festive, and that usually means stringing up hundreds of twinkling lights to create a welcoming glow on dark winter nights. Some people view the holiday season as their chance to go all out with regard to decorating their homes with an abundance of lights, inflatable lawn ornaments and maybe even some mechanical figures. While these decorations certainly may… Read More...

CAP Honor the Result of Founding…

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (11/28/14) — On Dec. 10, Civil Air Patrol will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Capitol Hill in honor of its founding members' role in protecting the homeland against deadly German U-boat attacks during World War II and carrying out other vital wartime domestic missions. The Congressional Gold Medal ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in Statuary Hall at the… Read More...
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Ride in Santa's Corvette Sunday, Dec. 7

KENTUCKY (11/28/14) — Join us for our annual Christmas event Sunday, Dec. 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the National Corvette Museum Conference Center. Santa will be offering short rides around the Museum grounds in a Corvette, and guests will enjoy arts and crafts activities, and the sweet treat station with holiday refreshments presented by IGA. Pictures with Santa in the Corvette are available - $5 for a… Read More...

Five Tips for Keeping Your Kids Content…

KENTUCKY (11/28/14) — Keeping your kids content during the holidays can be a difficult task. With all the marketing and consumerism during this holiday, it’s easy for your kids to get sucked in and expect everything they’ve asked for on Christmas morning. So, how do you keep your kids happy and content during the holiday season? Set expectations early. Discontentment happens when kids expect the… Read More...

How to Maintain Workout Routines During…

US (11/27/14) — Between decking the halls, visiting family and attending holiday parties, it may seem like there is little time to maintain a workout routine during the holiday season. While the holiday season is an especially busy time of year, men and women who plan and stay dedicated to their routines do not need to let their health fall by the wayside until January. Several studies show that… Read More...

DFI Provides Cyber Safety Tips for…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/27/14) — With Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching, 'tis the season for spending, and surveys show that more than half of shoppers plan to shop online this holiday season. The Department of Financial Institutions and its Financial Cybercrime Task Force of Kentucky are warning consumers to beware of the ever-growing variety of scams that target online shoppers and email… Read More...

Holiday Films to Lift Your Spirits

US (11/27/14) — Many families have their own unique holiday traditions, but some traditions transcend familial lines to become an integral part of many people's holiday celebrations. One of the more popular traditions during this festive time of year is to watch a favorite holiday film with family and friends. With that in mind, the following are some of the most beloved holiday movies ever to… Read More...

2014 Holiday Toy Predictions

US (11/27/14) — Parents often find themselves waiting in long lines to snag the hottest toys for children's holiday gifts. Shoppers arrive at retail stores in droves to grab the newest video game consoles or must-have dolls or action figures. From Cabbage Patch Dolls of the 1980s to the Elmo craze of the 1990s, every generation seems to have its own "must-have" holiday gift. This year, holiday… Read More...

Easy Ideas for Holiday Wreaths

US (11/27/14) — Wreaths are synonymous with the holiday season, and they can range from intricate to simple to flashy to rustic. Creating festive wreaths does not necessarily require a lot of skill, and wreaths can be fashioned from a variety of different materials. The first step to crafting wreaths is to gather the foundation pieces. This usually involves a sturdy material that will serve as… Read More...

Bowling Green Designated a Top-Ten…

KENTUCKY (11/27/14) — Bowling Green was recently named a Top 10 All-American City by National Geographic in its new book World's Best Cities: Celebrating 220 Great Destinations. Bowling Green made the list because of its association with the Corvette. The city is the birthplace of America's favorite sports car at the GM Corvette Assembly Plant and the home of the National Corvette Museum and the… Read More...

Four Tips for Avoiding Debt this…

KENTUCKY (11/27/14) — With the average consumer expected to spend more than $800 on gifts this year, it’s important they have a plan for their money. Here are four tips from Chris Hogan, personal finance expert and speaker for Ramsey Solutions, for a debt-free holiday. Plan it Nothing intentional happens without a plan. Make a list of the people you want to buy a gift for, and set a spending… Read More...

How to Save on High-Tech Gifts

US (11/27/14) — Gadgets are among the most popular gifts come the holiday season. In 2013, CreditDonkey.com surveyed shoppers to determine what they planned to give during the holidays, and electronics were second only to gift cards among the most popular gifts to give. Sixty-three percent of respondents cited their intentions to give electronics, while the survey also found that 76 percent of… Read More...

Great Gifts for People Who Love to Read

US (11/26/14) — Many people love to read, and such people do not often cause headaches for holiday shoppers. Readers typically are easy to shop for come the holiday season, when shoppers stuck on what to get a friend or family member can always fall back on a book or two if they know their loved one likes to get lost in a good book. But books aren't the only gifts shoppers can give the readers on… Read More...

Gift Exchange Dos and Don'ts

US (11/26/14) — Christmas and New Year's Eve are right around the corner. That means neighborhoods, buildings and stores will be awash in holiday splendor. Social schedules will be full, and men and women everywhere will shuffle to complete their holiday shopping. Grab bags are a staple of this season of giving, and the following are a few dos and don'ts to ensure participation in gift exchanges… Read More...

Don't Let Your Thanksgiving Go Up in…

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., (11/26/14) — Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Friends and family are putting together menus and looking for that perfect turkey to be the centerpiece of the holiday meal. While you're in the midst of your holiday planning, don't forget the safety. According to State Farm, there were 30 cooking fires reported to the company on Thanksgiving Day last year, which is 11 more… Read More...

Ready Your Home for Holiday Guests

US (11/26/14) — The holiday season is about more than just rushing to stores to stock up on presents. Socializing and hosting friends and family members to catch up on a year's worth of news also makes this time of year so special. Before friends and family arrive, holiday hosts must take steps to prepare their homes for their guests. The following home prep plan can make relatively easy work of… Read More...

You Could Be Feasting on the Treasury…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/26/14) — If you're a "Pilgrim" or a "Turkey" with some "Thanksgiving " in your name there may be some unclaimed property being held for you at the Kentucky State Treasury. In fact there are 223 unclaimed properties with the name Holiday attached, and there are 9 Thanks, 25 Givins, 38 Pilgrims, 17 Turkeys and 3 Dressings. Searching for unclaimed property is as easy as pumpkin… Read More...

Committee Leaders Respond to EPA's…

WASHINGTON (11/26/14) — House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today responded to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone, costly new regulatory requirements that would have consequences across the U.S. economy. Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) stated, "In 2011, President Obama rightly admitted that new… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/26/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, Nov. 26. Eulis Adams, 25, of Madisonville was charged Nov. 25 for theft by unlawful taking under $500. The arresting officer was Falon Graham. Joshua Pierce, 23, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant Nov. 25 for theft by deception includes cold checks under $500. The arresting… Read More...
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Citizen Sounds Off About Library

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/26/14) — Here we go again, the library, or should I say, “the black hole.” On Nov 18, the Dulin Building was declared an “imminent danger to the public.” Madisonville City Council voted unanimously to file suit against the Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation after the entity allegedly allowed the historic building in the city's downtown district to go to ruin. While… Read More...

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Focus on Hopkins County: Veterans Parade

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/12/14) — Watch the 2014 Hopkins County Veterans parade on this edition of Focus on Hopkins County. Video provided by Tim Thomas and… Read More...
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Faces & Stories: Veterans Looking Back

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/11/14) — Veterans Day is a day set aside to recognize the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. For some, it’s a day filled… Read More...

A 'Mess' with a Message

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/18/14) — A beautiful mess 5k color run was held today in Madisonville. The event was held by Light of Chance in collaboration with the… Read More...
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Ameriprise Helping to Feed America, Local Community

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — David Thomas with Ameriprise Financial spoke to SurfKY News about his role in Feeding America. Read More...

Statewide Sports News


All-WKC High School Football Teams Announced

KENTUCKY (11/28/14) — All-WKC football teams announced The 2014 All-Western Kentucky Conference football teams have been announced and the squads feature… Read More...

Girls' High School Basketball Scoreboard

Girls' High School Basketball Scoreboard Monday, Dec. 1Marion County at Bardstown, 7:30 p.m.Paintsville at Betsy Layne, 7:30 p.m.Greenup County at Boyd County,… Read More...
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Boys' High School Basketball Scoreboard

Boys' High School Basketball Scoreboard Monday, Dec. 1Garrard County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.Lee County at Bath County, 7:30 p.m.Burgin at Boyle County,… Read More...
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Five Wildcats Earn All-SEC Honors, Napper Named Libero of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (11/27/14) — Five Kentucky volleyball players earned All-Southeastern Conference honors and senior libero Jackie Napper was named the SEC Libero… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Mary Joann Culley, 79, of Madisonville, Ky.

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Mary Joann Culley, 79, of Madisonville, Ky. passed away, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Baptist Health in Madisonville.…
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MURRAY, Ky. (11/28/14) — A two-day introduction to sprint and Olympic distance triathlons will be hosted at the… Read More

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