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Hopkins County Board of Education Prepares Budget

September 23, 2014 Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/23/14) ― The working budget approved by the Hopkins County Board of Education at its Monday, Sept. 22 meeting reflects a $1.1 million increase for the 2014-2015 school year over…

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Tayshaun Prince Unveils New Explorium…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (9/23/14) — Tayshaun Prince returned to Kentucky Tuesday to help raise the curtain on a new agriculture display at The Explorium of Lexington. The former University of Kentucky men's basketball star joined Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, Explorium executive director Lee Ellen Martin and Kentucky Department of Agriculture officials to unveil the Farm To Market exhibit, which is designed… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/23/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, Sept. 23. Christopher Duvall, 25, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant Sept. 22 for assault in the fourth degree. The arresting officer was Ronald Latham. Tammy Suttle, 43, of Nebo was served an arrest warrant and charged Sept. 22 for contempt of court and theft by unlawful taking –… Read More...
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Transportation Cabinet Personnel to…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/23/14) — The placement of advertising signs on Kentucky state highway right of way is against the law. Illegally placed signs interfere with maintenance operations and can create a safety hazards for motorists. Despite this legal prohibition, an increasing number of improperly placed signs are showing up along area highways. While political signs are not the only offenders,… Read More...
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KSP to Participate in 'Take Back'…

KENTUCKY (9/23/14) — Kentucky State Police will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency in a collaborate effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets as part of the 'Take Back' Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at individual KSP posts. Citizens are encouraged to bring unused or outdated prescription medications to the post to be… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Monday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/23/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Monday Sept. 22, 2014. Pick 3 Monday Midday 3 - 2 - 4 Monday Evening 8 - 5 - 5 Pick 4 Monday Midday 9 - 3 - 5 - 0 Monday Evening 2 - 8 - 5 - 3 Cash Ball Monday 6 - 12 - 13 - 27 - 31 Kicker 3 - 0 - 5 - 1 - 2 Decades of Dollars Monday 3 - 10 - 22 - 30 - 34 - 47 5 Cash Card Monday 7C - 2H - 3S - 7D - 4C… Read More...
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Commissioner Comer Urges Kentucky…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/23/14) — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer challenged Kentucky schools to provide fresh local foods to their students on Farm Fresh Fridays, a program that will launch in conjunction with Farm to School Month in October. "Serving fresh local foods to our school children will provide them the nourishment they need to grow up strong and healthy," Commissioner Comer said. "It… Read More...
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Community United Chili Cook-Off Seeking…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/23/14) — Participants are now being sought for the 2nd Annual Community United Chili Cook-Off hosted by the City of Madisonville and Hopkins County Government. This event is scheduled to take place at the Farmers Market Pavilion (Ballard Convention Center) from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2. All proceeds raised from this event will benefit United Way of the… Read More...
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KSP To Partner With DEA For Ninth…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/23/14) — The Kentucky State Police will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets. This is the ninth national DEA 'Take Back' initiative the agency has participated in. Since the program's inception in September 2010, the KSP has… Read More...
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Attorney General Conway, Ky. Department…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/22/14) — Attorney General Jack Conway, the Kentucky Department of Education, and the Better Business Bureau are joining together to warn Kentucky school districts to be vigilant of a scam targeting schools throughout the country. "Schools are receiving invoices for textbooks they didn't order," Attorney General Conway said. "It's troubling that scammers are preying on schools… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/22/14) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following arrest reports Monday, Sept. 22. Gary L. Vincent, 43, of Dawson Springs, was charged Sept. 17 on a warrant for failure to appear. Jacquelin Crick, 40, of White Plains, was charged Sept. 17 on warrant for contempt of court. Bryant M. Stone, 19, of Dixon, was charged Sept. 17 for operating a motor vehicle… Read More...
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Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (9/22//14) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, Sept. 22. Matheaw Allard, 31, of Madisonville, was charged with failure to appear Sept. 15 on a Crittenden County warrant and failure to pay fines on a Caldwell County warrant. Capt. Jonathan Sholar was the charging officer. Alicia Cotton, 42, of Dawson Springs, was charged with failure to… Read More...
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Hopkins County Brings Out Marchers of…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/22/14) — It was the best feel-good moment of the week when approximately 200 plus residents joined together in support of the smallest citizens of Hopkins County, babies, by participating in the 2014 March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes. Baptist Health Madisonville Trover Wellness Park was packed with strollers, families and corporate teams who raised more than… Read More...
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Medical Emergency Ends in Drug Arrest…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/22/14) — Officers were dispatched to a Devonshire Drive, Madisonville residence for a medical emergency Saturday, Sept. 20. According to a Madisonville Police report, when officers reached the home of Blake Randall Mattox's parents, they located suspected synthetic drugs on his dresser. The report said Mattox, 24, had been using the synthetic drugs causing him to overdose.… Read More...
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State Beef Assessment Referendum Set…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/22/14) — A referendum on whether Kentucky cattle producers may be assessed $1 per head on cattle marketed in Kentucky is scheduled for Nov. 20, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association have announced. The referendum will ask Kentucky cattle producers: "Shall the producers of bovine animals assess themselves an additional $1.00 per head… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/22/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday Sept. 21, 2014. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 7 - 5 - 7 Pick 4 Sunday Evening 4 - 2 - 3 - 2 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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State Urges Propane Customers to Plan…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/22/14) — The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and Kentucky's propane industry are taking proactive steps to ensure that adequate propane supplies are available to meet the needs of Kentuckians this coming winter. "The most effective short-term actions that suppliers and customers can take are to participate in fall fill programs," said EEC Secretary Len Peters. "Weather… Read More...
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On Farm Safety Week, Comer Urges…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/22/14) — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer urged Kentucky farmers to put safety first for themselves and for their families as he declared the week of Sept. 21-27 National Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky. "An accident on the farm affects the whole family and even an entire community," Commissioner Comer said. "A farming-related fatality or injury creates emotional… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/22/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Sept. 22. Cole Lovan, 18, of Clay was charged Sept. 19 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and possession marijuana. The arresting officer was Van Killough. Timothy Smith, 58, of Madisonville was charged Sept. 20 for no registration plates, operating on a… Read More...
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City of Nortonville Special Called…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/22/14) — The City of Nortonville will hold a special called meeting scheduled 6 p.m. Monday Sept. 22, 2014. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the first reading of the City Tax Rate Ordinance, discuss Fire Department Insurance Coverage, and the Status of Council Documents Request. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers at Nortonville City Hall, located… Read More...
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City of Nortonville Special Called…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/22/14) — The City of Nortonville will hold a special called meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 23, 2014. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the second reading of the City Tax Rate Ordinance. The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers at Nortonville City Hall, located at 199 South Main Street, Nortonville, Ky. 42442. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by… Read More...
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Onton Resident to Share Life Stories of…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/21/14) — The Hopkins County Genealogical Society monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the old L&N Depot, 38 W. Arch St., Madisonville. The program, an oral history, will be presented by Mrs. Emojean Moneymaker Pennington. A resident of Onton, Mrs. Pennington was a "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII in Evansville, Ind., and has very interesting stories to share.… Read More...
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Dave Says - Sept. 21, 2014

KENTUCKY (9/21/14) — This week Dave discusses being offered a timeshare and using the mortgage to consolidate. Dear Dave, Some friends recently offered me a timeshare. It’s an older place on the beach, and they’ve had it for about 20 years. I’d have to pay a transfer fee of $100, plus a yearly association fee of $500. I know you’re not a big fan of timeshares, but does this deal sound okay? Jill… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - Toothbrush Robot

KENTUCKY (9/20/14) — We typically use a toothbrush to clean our teeth, but did you know you can turn your toothbrush into a robot? Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how to create a toothbrush robot. INGREDIENTS 7.5VDC Micro Super High Speed Motor Toothbrush Double Sided Foam Tape Wire Cutters Button/Coin Cell Battery Electric Tape INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Using wire cutters,… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'What Is Wrong With…

KENTUCKY (9/21/14) — 'Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose,' goes the French proverb credited to Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr: 'The more things change, the more they stay the same.' It's not that a society or organization cannot be transformed. But such change is often cosmetic or superficial. Reality isn't altered at the deeper, more profound levels. Simply examine today's news feeds. There… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of Sept. 21,…

KENTUCKY (9/21/14) — The head of UK's Markey Cancer Center says his agency supports an increase in the state cigarette tax and a statewide smoking ban as part of its effort to significantly reduce cancer deaths in the Commonwealth. Dr. B. Mark Evers, MD, the head of the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky, recommended that state lawmakers support both initiatives when he spoke on… Read More...

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No. 14 UK Opens SEC Slate at LSU Wednesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (9/23/14) — After a 10-2 nonconference slate, the No. 14 Kentucky volleyball team opens Southeastern Conference play Wednesday at LSU at 9 p.m.… Read More...
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Boys' 3rd Region Soccer Records

THIRD REGION, Ky. (9/23/14) — The following is the current records for 3rd Region Boys' Soccer. Daviess County (12-2-1) Owensboro (9-2-0) Grayson County… Read More...
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Napper Repeats as SEC Defensive Player of the Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (9/22/14) — Senior libero Jackie Napper has been named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week… Read More...
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Women's Golf Finishes in Ninth at Mason Rudolph Championship

LEXINGTON, Ky. (9/22/14) — After carding out a 17 over 305, the University of Kentucky women's golf team finished with a 39 over 903 posting a ninth place… Read More...
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UK Men's Soccer vs. No. 9 UofL Designated an 'Abe Out'

LEXINGTON, Ky. (9/22/14) — The Kentucky men's soccer team's home-match with No. 9 Louisville Tuesday, Sept. 23 has been designated an 'Abe Out,' with multiple… Read More...
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Muhlenberg Bass Team Members Score Scholarships

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (9/22/14) — Muhlenberg Mustang Bass Team members Jacob Bowles and Cameron Brooks have been… Read More

Moving Lane Restriction Along I-24 in Christian County Starting Tuesday

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (9/22/14) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is in the final phases of median… Read More
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