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Whitney Wardrip Speaks about 'The Patrick Rudd Project' to Rotarians

May 28, 2015 Ron Sanders
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/28/15) — When we read history and we read about the conflicts of our great country, we realize the greatness of our country is built on the service and sacrifice of the men and…

Hopkins County Sports

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Maroons Suffer One-Run Loss to Christian County

by Steve LeMaster
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (5/27/15) — Madisonville-North Hopkins' 2015 season ended with a loss to Christian County in the first round of the Second Region Baseball Tournament at Hopkinsville Tuesday night.… Read More...

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Second Region Baseball/Softball Scoreboard

KENTUCKY (5/27/15) — The following are the Second Region Baseball and Softball scores: Second Region Baseball Tournament at Hopkinsville Tuesday, May 26… Read More...
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Revised Schedule Set for Third Region Baseball Tournament

BROWNSVILLE, Ky. (5/26/15) — After rain washed out previously scheduled matchups on Monday, first round games in the Third Region Baseball Tournament will be… Read More...
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Second Region Baseball Tournament Set to Start

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (5/25/15) — Christian County, Madisonville-North Hopkins, Trigg County, Union County, Henderson County, Hopkinsville, Caldwell County and… Read More...

Barbee Elevated to Assistant Coach

LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/22/15) — Head coach John Calipari announced on Friday the elevation of Tony Barbee to assistant coach after spending the 2014-15 season as… Read More...

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KFB Seeking Nominations for 'Excellence…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (5/28/15) – Kentucky Farm Bureau is searching across the state for 2015 "Excellence in Ag Literacy Award" nominees. The award, presented annually by KFB during its annual meeting, was established to recognize and reward teachers who excel in their efforts to incorporate agricultural concepts throughout their core academic studies. "Real-life application of agriculture in the… Read More...

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/27/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27. Ryann K. Welch, of Madisonville, was charged May 26 with operating on a suspended/revoked operator's license, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess, tampering with physical evidence and rear license not illuminated and on a Hopkins County warrant for failure to… Read More...
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Hopkins Fiscal Court Public Safety…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/27/15) — The Hopkins Fiscal Court Public Safety Committee special called meeting for Friday, May 29 at the Ballard Convention Center, 605 E. Arch Street, Madisonville has been cancelled. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Kim Blue Read More...

Principal Selection SBDM Meeting

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/27/15) — There will be principal selection meeting for the Madisonville North Hopkins High School SBDM Council, for the purpose of continuing the principal selection process. The committee will be reviewing Stakeholders, Survey Data and approve applicants for interview. The meeting will be conducted at 2 p.m., on Friday, May 29 2015 at the Hopkins County Board of Education… Read More...

KSP Charges Madison County Man with…

RICHMOND, Ky. (5/27/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on May 26, 2015, at approximately 5:10 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Richmond Police Department, arrested a Madison County man on charges related to prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/police officer for sex. The report said Owen P. Taylor, 49, was… Read More...

A.G. Conway Announces Scholarship…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/27/15) — Attorney General Jack Conway, along with the Prosecutors Advisory Council, the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, and two concerned parents who have lost children to prescription drug abuse, today announced the recipients of the "Sarah Shay and Michael Donta Memorial Scholarships for Hope and Healing." Lennon Reed, a graduate of Logan County High… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/27/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, May 27. Austin J. Lashley, of Lake Aurthur, La., was charged May 26 with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $500 and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess. Gregory Childress, of Nortonville, was charged May 26 on a Hopkins County warrant for theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under… Read More...

McConnell Office Statement on EPA…

WASHINGTON (5/27/15) — Robert Steurer, Communications Director for Senator Mitch McConnell, released the following statement today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency rule to regulate "the waters of the United States": "Senator McConnell is still reviewing the rule. However, he has heard from Kentuckians in the agriculture community, coal industry, and manufacturing that any attempt to… Read More...

Kentucky to Look at Tobacco Use among…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/27/15) — Kentucky is one of five states chosen to participate in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 2015 State Policy Academy on Tobacco Control in Behavioral Health. The Academy will take place June 18-19, 2015, at SAMHSA in Rockville, Md. Over the last several years, SAMHSA has conducted a series of policy academies to help state, local, tribal and… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/27/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Tuesday May 26, 2015. Mega Millions Tuesday 1 - 39 - 52 - 69 - 72 - 12 Megaplier 4 Pick 3 Tuesday Midday 8 - 5 - 8 Tuesday Evening 0 - 8 - 0 Pick 4 Tuesday Midday 8 - 7 - 2 - 1 Tuesday Evening 6 - 3 - 9 - 8 Cash Ball Tuesday 3 - 4 - 10 - 16 - 25 Kicker 8 - 5 - 1 - 8 - 3 5 Cash Card Tuesday 2S - 2C - JH -… Read More...

Kentucky National Guard Memorial Guests…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/26/15) — Guests at the unveiling of the Kentucky National Guard Memorial on Memorial Day were treated to a luncheon of Kentucky Proud prod-ucts prior to the ceremony at the Boone National Guard Center. "We are honored and humbled that Kentucky Proud could play a small role in this solemn occasion," Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said in a statement. "Kentucky's heritage of… Read More...

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/26/15) — The following fines were handed down in Hopkins District Court recently: Stephen M. Smith, giving an officer a false name or address, $194. Jason M. DeMoss, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking synthetic drugs, driver’s license revoked 30… Read More...

Road to Close May 27 for Maintenance

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/26/15) — City of Madisonville has announced that West Arch Street from the CSX-bridge to North Main Street will be closed beginning 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 for maintenance. The public can expect the roadway to re-open by 11 a.m. on the same day. For more information, please contact the City of Madisonville at (270) 824-2100. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Leslie… Read More...

Governor Announces Hopkins County as…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/26/15) — Gov. Steve Beshear has announced that Hopkins County is certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community. In August 2012, county leaders sought local support to meet the requirements to develop a skilled workforce for the 21st century. The governor also named Boyd, Carroll, Greenup, Knott and Lawrence counties as Kentucky Work Ready Communities on May 14. In order to… Read More...
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Natural Ways to Beat Seasonal Allergies

KENTUCKY (5/26/15) — The arrival of warmer weather changes the landscape completely. Animals come out of hiding and hibernation while trees and flowers bloom anew. The spring season can be an exciting time for naturalists and lovers of the great outdoors because they can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of nature. But for many people, spring also marks the start of allergy… Read More...

Breaking Dyslexia Stereotypes

KENTUCKY (5/26/15) — Dyslexia affects as many as 17 percent of school children in the United States, making it the most commonly identified learning issue according to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. In Canada, between 15 and 20 percent of the population has dyslexia, says The Reading Clinic in Ontario. In spite of its prevalence, dyslexia is still widely misunderstood. What is… Read More...

How to Clean Your Grill during Summer…

KENTUCKY (5/26/15) — Grilling season has arrived, and amateur grillmasters everywhere are gearing up for another summer of backyard barbecues and family dinners outside under the summer sun. But once you fire up that grill and cook your first hot dog of the season, your work is not quite done. Cleaning the grill after you have eaten makes it easier to prolong the life of your grill and ensure the… Read More...

Easy Financial Tips to Get on Track

KENTUCKY (5/26/15) — Money is something that individuals usually need more of but frequently find in short supply. People worry about money a lot. According to the YouGov poll for the Institute of Financial Planning and National Savings and Investments in Great Britain, nearly two-thirds of respondents worried about their finances, with 43 percent saying they worried about money "more often than… Read More...

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (5/26/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, May 26. Christopher J. Logan, 40, of Dawson Springs was charged May 16 with leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance, first-degree fleeing or evading police/motor vehicle, failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation, third-degree… Read More...

Encourage a Love of Physical Activity…

KENTUCKY (5/26/15) — According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents should engage in physical activity for 60 minutes or more each day. While fulfilling those requirements might not have been a problem for children who grew up before the dawn of the Internet, nowadays children are spending less time playing outside and more time on their computers… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Monday May…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/26/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Monday May 25, 2015. Pick 3 Monday Midday 3 - 3 - 3 Monday Evening 6 - 3 - 6 Pick 4 Monday Midday 0 - 2 - 6 - 0 Monday Evening 0 - 7 - 9 - 9 Cash Ball Monday 15 - 19 - 25 - 31 - 3 Kicker 1 - 6 - 8 - 3 - 0 5 Cash Card Monday 8D - 2H - 6H - AD - QD Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are determined by… Read More...

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

KENTUCKY (5/25/15) — Sunscreen has been proven to reduce the risk for all types of skin cancer and to prevent or delay signs of aging, but most Americans still don't use it regularly, according to a new study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, found that only 14 percent of men and 30 percent of… Read More...

Deep in the Brain: Why Some Smokers Can…

KENTUCKY (5/25/15) — When a person tries to quit smoking, the cravings, headaches and lethargy that come from the nicotine withdrawal makes it near impossible for many to be successful. But this lack of success could also be a result of how a smoker's brain is wired, according to a study from Duke University. The study, published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, used magnetic resonance… Read More...
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Brescia University 2015 Graduates

OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/25/15) — Brescia University awarded degrees at the RiverPark Center on May 9, 2015. The following students received degrees as indicated: Associate of Arts (A.A.)Associate of Science (A.S.)Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)Master of Science in Management (M.S.M)Master of Science in Teacher… Read More...

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VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
HANSON, Ky. (05/26/15) – There was standing room only as the city of Hanson met for its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, May 26. And, Mayor Mickey DeMoss… Read More...
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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...

Church's Military Mission a Success

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/26/15) — The Rev. Bill Adcock and members of Slaughters Christian Church have been on a mission for the military. Their mission is an… Read More...

Barry Duvall Shares Muhlenberg History with Hopkins Historical Society

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (5/20/15) — Hopkins County Historical Society recently met for its monthly meeting with Muhlenberg historian Barry Duvall as guest speaker.… Read More...

County Employees Won’t Get Annual Raise as Budget Reduced

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (5/19/15) — Hopkins Fiscal Court approved its 2015-16 fiscal year budget of $26.58 million at its Tuesday morning meeting. The county also… Read More...

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health Plex in Madisonville

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (5/19/15) — Owensboro Health Inc. announced today its plans to build a $15 million outpatient healthcare facility in Madisonville. Company… Read More...

Probation and Parole Violators - May 15, 2015

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
Probation and Parole has issued a new list of their top most wanted. Read More...

Pastor Talks About Trials, Triumphs of 30-Year Ministry

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
WHITE PLAINS, Ky. (5/11/15) — Mt. Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in White Plains will honor Bro. John Shoulta and his wife, Brenda, at 11 a.m. May 17,… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Wesley C. Hunt, 78, of Madisonville, Ky.

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Wesley C. Hunt, 78, of Madisonville, Ky. died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Baptist Health Hospital in Madisonville. Mr.…

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Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – May 27, 2015

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (5/27/15) — The above photos are local fugitives that are currently being sought by local… Read More

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Wreath Laying Ceremony Set for May 25

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/21/15) — The public is invited to attend a wreath laying ceremony in honor of our veterans at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the City… Read More

Madisonville Reduced Its Debt by Nearly $13 Million over Five Years

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/21/15) — The city of Madisonville heard first reading this week for its proposed 2015-16 fiscal year budget totaling $65.6 million,… Read More

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing Dispatch Because He Wanted Cigarettes, Pop

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/21/15) — A Madisonville man is in jail after police charged him with harassing communications for allegedly calling 911 because he wanted… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - May 21, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/21/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, May 21. Caleb V. Jones, of Madisonville, was charged… Read More

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/21/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Thursday, May 21. Austin M. Gamblin, of Nortonville, was… Read More

Ridgewood Terrace Fire Quickly Extinguished

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/20/15) — A worker at Ridgewood Terrace was abruptly interrupted from his work after a floor buffer he was operating caught fire at the… Read More

Pride Second Graders Step Around Downtown

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/20/15) ― Second-grade students from Pride Elementary School enjoyed a field trip to visit some of the local agencies and organizations… Read More

Madisonville Police Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/20/15) ― The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, May 20. Joey L. Colson, Madisonville, was charged… Read More

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