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Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in Court

June 29, 2015 Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
OWENSBORO, KY (6/29/15) ― Twelve defendants from Hopkins and Webster counties arrested last week on charges of synthetic marijuana distributions appeared at a hearing in U. S. District Court today in…

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Miners, Railroaders Split Doubleheader

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/26/15) — The Madisonville Miners and Fulton Railroaders split a doubleheader in the Ohio Valley League on Thursday. Host Madisonville doubled up Fulton 4-2 in seven innings 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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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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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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WCPL to Host World-Renown Archaeologist…

WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (6/29/15) — Warren County Public Library will host world-renown archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the Sloan Convention Center . He will present The Pyramids, the Mummies and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries. Dr. Hawass has written more than 40 books and more than 150 scholarly articles on his excavations. The most popular of his books are "Secrets from the… Read More...
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Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (6/29/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, June 29. Kagen C. Thise, 22, of Manitou, was charged June 25 on a warrant for failure to appear. Emily C. Hammons, 21, of Dawson Springs, was charged June 25 with second-degree disorderly conduct. Jennifer L. Plunkett, 42, of Dawson Springs, was charged June 27 on a Hopkins County warrant… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/29/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday June 28, 2015. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 0 - 8 - 3 Pick 4 Sunday Evening 8 - 0 - 5 - 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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Sun Exposure for Construction

KENTUCKY (6/29/15) — Sun exposure can do major damage - sunburn, skin cancer and cataracts. While the rays of the sun are more damaging during summer months and between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., sunburns can occur during a cloudy day, other seasons and other times of the day. Melanoma (skin cancer)Skin cancer developing in the pigment cells is called melanoma. It may spread to other parts of the body.… Read More...
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Dave Says - June 28, 2015

KENTUCKY (6/28/15) — This week Dave discusses traps to avoid after graduation and stay away from interest-only mortgages. Dear Dave, I’m currently a senior in college. I’m completely debt-free right now, and I am wondering what I should do to stay this way after graduation. Cary Dear Cary, You’re already primed for a great start. Doesn’t it feel great to know you won’t have a bunch of payments… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - June 28, 2015

KENTUCKY (6/28/15) — Men have this uncanny ability to compartmentalize most of what we do. We can simply, mentally, separate one thing from another. We can neatly detach our fatherhood from our hunting and fishing, and each of these from us being a husband. Some say we are organized; my wife would beg to differ or even laugh at the man who came up with that idea. Women do however; have more of a… Read More...
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Can Walking Save Your Life?

KENTUCKY (6/27/15) — With summer here, the state health department is urging Kentuckians to adopt a regular walking schedule to connect with friends and neighbors and improve health and fitness in a state that ranks high in obesity and low in physical activity. “Summer is the perfect time to renew your commitment to get outdoors and take a walk,” Health Commissioner Stephanie Mayfield, said in a… Read More...
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'Vocalystics' Featured During FCPC…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/26715) ― First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1540 Anton Road, Madisonville, will host its annual Homecoming Celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 28. The event will feature southern gospel music group, “The Vocalystics,” of Henderson. There also will be a home-cooked meal in the afternoon. The harmonizing gospel family trio, Lyndal Riggs, Peggy Riggs and Cindy Raney organized… Read More...
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State Fire Marshal Reminds Kentuckians…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/27/15) — Kentuckians are encouraged to attend a community celebration this Fourth of July holiday. Kentucky State Fire Marshal Bill Swope advises families to let the professionals entertain you. "Setting off fireworks at home runs the risk of injury and may also run the risk of violating local ordinances and state law," Swope said. "Citizens should be aware of potential… Read More...
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Take Safety Precautions with Fireworks…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/27/15) — Fireworks are a tradition that go hand-in-hand with the Fourth of July. But all too often, that tradition can lead to injury. That's why the Kentucky Optometric Association is urging families to take precautions to protect themselves and their children against the potential dangers of fireworks. "Safety should always be the top priority when celebrating with fireworks,"… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - 'Elephant's…

KENTUCKY (6/27/15) — Mixing together a few ingredients from around the house can create a rush of bubbles. So much so, it looks like the toothpaste an elephant might use. Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey shows us how to create Elephant's Toothpaste. INGREDIENTS 16 Ounce Plastic Soda Bottle 20-Volume Hydrogen Peroxide Dry Yeast Warm Water Dishwashing Liquid INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Pour half a cup of… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'Living Unafraid'

KENTUCKY (6/27/15) — In August of 1871 a man sent a letter to his wife claiming that he had been swindled by the Wells Fargo Company. He vowed his revenge. So, he began burglarizing the Fargo stage coaches in northern California. Over the next decade he succeeded in almost 30 robberies. He would wait for the coach at a narrow pass, and at just the right moment would emerge dressed in black with a… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/27/15) — The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: The 4th annual Highway 41 Sale will be continuing on Saturday, June 27, with 150 miles of shopping, food and sightseeing in beautiful Western Kentucky. Travel U.S. Highway 41 in Henderson, Webster, Hopkins, Christian and Todd Counties - from the Tennessee state line to the Indiana state line. The… Read More...
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MCCC Corporation Executive Committee to…

PADUCAH, Ky. (6/26/15) — The Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center Corporation Executive Committee meeting is set for June 29. Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/26/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, June 26. Jessica L. Chanel, of Madisonville, was charged June 25 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance/meth and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and on a Hopkins County warrant for contempt of court. Tara R. Dees, of Madisonville, was charged June 25 on a Hopkins County warrant… Read More...
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AG Conway Announces Guilty Plea,…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/26/15) – Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the guilty plea and sentencing of former Montgomery County Master Commissioner for abuse of public trust. This morning, 40-year-old Myra Chenault of Mt. Sterling, Ky., entered a guilty plea in Franklin Circuit Court to one count of abuse of public trust, a Class D felony carrying a penalty range of one to five years in… Read More...
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Commonwealth Policy Center Responds to…

CADIZ, Ky. (6/26/15) — On Friday, (June 26, 2015) the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Kentucky's law defining marriage as between one man and one woman. "This is a sad day for the rule of law and the democratic process," said Commonwealth Policy Center Executive Director Richard Nelson. "Over 51 million voters amended 31 state constitutions to recognize man/woman marriage and today five judges… Read More...
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Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Webster, Trigg…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/26/15) — Gov. Steve Beshear today announced nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded to 55 Community Early Childhood Councils covering 84 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children. Twenty-seven additional councils covering 33 counties have been invited to apply for the remaining funds of more than $280,000 bringing the total award to more than $1.25… 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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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - June 23, 2015

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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Locals Help Improve Hopkins County Farmer's Market

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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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Probation and Parole has issued a new list of their top most wanted. 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...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Kimberley Jane Smith, 53, of St. Charles

HOPKINIS COUNTY, Ky. — Kimberley Jane Smith, 53, of St. Charles, KY passed away, Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Baptist Health in Madisonville.…

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Muhlenberg Allstars 9-10 Fall to Warren North

WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (6/29/15) — The Muhlenberg Allstars 9-10-year-old boys fell to Warren North Saturday, June 27 at the… Read More

Muhlenberg Allstars 11-12 Year Olds Take down Warren County 10-0

WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (6/29/15) — The Muhlenberg Allstars 11-12-year-old boys defeated Warren County Saturday, June 27 at… Read More
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County Workers Asked to Curb Spending to Avoid Layoffs

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