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Employers, Employees Should Prepare for New Year's Health Care Premium Increases

August 05, 2015 Ron Sanders
KENTUCKY (8/5/15) — On Jan. 1, employers and employees are facing much higher health care premiums, regulations and paperwork. The greatest cost impact will be to employers with 50 to 99 employees…

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Waldie Wins Eli Barron Invitational Title

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) — Kevin Waldie won the 46th Eli Barron Invitational at Madisonville Community Golf Course over the weekend, prevailing in the talent-heavy golf tournament on Sunday.… Read More...

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Former Wildcat Fuqua Named Assistant Men's Golf Coach

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/30/15) — Former Wildcat great Ben Fuqua will return to the Big Blue Nation as an assistant coach for the Kentucky men's golf team, head coach… Read More...
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UK Women's Golf Announces Strong 2015-16 Schedule

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/30/15) — Coming off a school-record fifth straight NCAA regional performance, the Kentucky women's golf team has unveiled an exciting 2015-16… Read More...
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Bowerman Award Fan Voting Begins Today

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/28/15) — Fan voting for the Bowerman Award – collegiate track and field's top individual award – begins today. Kentucky's Kendra Harrison is… Read More...

Hopkinsville, Fulton Avenge Losses

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (7/27/15) — The Hopkinsville Hoppers and the Fulton Railroaders each prevailed in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley League Playoffs on… Read More...

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Joint Kentucky-Indiana bridge project…

An innovative, joint project by Kentucky and Indiana to replace a deteriorating Ohio River bridge with minimal disruption of river navigation and cross-river traffic has been singled out for a prestigious transportation award. Read More...
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Attorney General Conway Warns Kentucky…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/4/15) – Attorney General Jack Conway is warning Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Recently, Attorney General Conway’s Office of Consumer Protection has received calls from consumers who report that they have been contacted by scammers identifying themselves as IRS… Read More...

Gov. Beshear Announces Funding to…

Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Kentucky will receive up to $3 million in federal grants over three years to provide expanded substance abuse treatment for opiate-dependent pregnant and postpartum women from the Bluegrass and Cumberland regions of the state. Read More...
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Madisonville Fire Department Reports

MADISONVILLE, KY (8/4/15) — A woman rescued from a burning apartment was hospitalized for smoke inhalation, according to a Madisonville Fire Department report. The unidentified resident was reported to have started the fire unintentionally, while using a candle on a bed. According to MFD, crews were dispatched at 11:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 to 1300 Eastside Lane, Apartment No. 53, where heavy… Read More...

Division of Waste Management Requests…

The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Division of Waste Management (DWM) is calling for grant applications for two waste-management programs: the cleanup of illegal dumps, and the cleanup of litter along public roads. Read More...

Several Western Kentucky Counties Among…

Frankfort, Ky. (8/4/15) – Gov. Steve Beshear announced today that fiscal courts in 34 counties will receive refunds totaling $266,141.66 from mining permit and acreage fees. “Our coal-producing counties are our partners, and these funds provide a direct benefit for their efforts,” said Gov. Beshear. “Every effort is being made by this administration to help the mining industry extract coal in a… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/4/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Tuesday, Aug. 4. Christopher W. Stevens, Madisonville, was charged Aug. 4 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offenses. Christopher W. Clark, Madisonville, was charged Aug. 3 with first-degree criminal trespass. Debra L. Dexter, Madisonville, was charged Aug. 3 on a Hopkins… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Requests Federal Disaster…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/4/15) – Governor Steve Beshear has asked President Obama to issue a major disaster declaration and provide emergency assistance to individuals in Kentucky communities recovering from recent flooding. Strong storms from July 11-20 caused heavy rain and flash flooding, which claimed lives, washed out roads and forced people from their homes in the affected communities. In his… Read More...
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KSP Post 2 July 2015 Activity Report

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/4/15) – Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of July 2015: Arrested 32 Impaired Drivers Issued a Total of 1,220 Citations Issued 321 Speeding Citations Issued 159 Seatbelt Citations Issued 16 Child Restraint Citations Issued 664 Courtesy Notices Investigated 69 Traffic Crashes Assisted 230 Stranded Motorists… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/4/15) ― The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, Aug. 4. Daniel Rickard, Madisonville, was charged on a warrant for a violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO. Humberto Alvarado Jarqwin, Dawson Springs, was charged July 31 with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. with aggravated circumstances – first offense and no… Read More...
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Pet of the Day - August

Meet August! He’s a Border Collie mix who craves your attention and absolutely loves to snuggle against you while you bend down to pet him. Read More...

Republican Caucus Issues Planned…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/4/15) – “Last week, after repeated requests for information, a high-ranking official with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services admitted that it provided at least $331,300 in taxpayer funding through local health departments to “Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky.” The Cabinet official claimed that only federal funds were involved. The source of these public… Read More...
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Protecting Kentucky Families Following…

KENTUCKY (8/4/15) — After a treacherous onslaught of storms, the skies have calmed, but there is much work to do in the counties hardest hit by flooding and property damage. My thoughts and prayers are with families affected by recent flooding, particularly those in Johnson County who have suffered loss of life. Be assured, my office stands ready to investigate and prosecute anyone who seeks… Read More...

Economic Development Corporation…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/4/15) – Gerald Cook, President of the Madisonville/Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation, today announced the organization’s latest project to foster entrepreneurial development in Hopkins County. The program, Synergize, will offer free advice from established business owners to assist with business plans, entity formation, marketing strategies, cash flow, balance… Read More...
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Justice Cabinet Announces $2 Million in…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/4/15) — Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown announced $2 million in funding for public safety grants through the federal Violence Against Women Act Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution program. VAWA STOP grants may be used to support service delivery and related assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault. All… Read More...

Whitfield Vows to Fight Obama's Legacy…

WASHINGTON (8/3/15) — Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) issued the following statement after the Obama administration announced final rules to regulate carbon dioxide from new and existing power plants, also known as the "Clean Power Plan." "This rule is nothing more than a backdoor cap and trade policy executed through an unprecedented power grab by the EPA under the… Read More...

McConnell Reacts to President's EPA…

WASHINGTON (8/3/15) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding President Obama's so-called Clean Power Plan: "In just a few minutes, President Obama will deliver another blow to the economy and to the Middle-Class. "He'll unveil regressive regulations that are set to harm struggling workers and families. "They're projected to cost… Read More...
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Ky. Attorney General Responds to…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/3/15) — "I sued to stop this rule when it was first proposed. Now that it has come out in its final form, I will continue to fight this Kentucky job-killing rule. "I will be joining a bipartisan group of attorneys general asking the EPA and the federal court to stay implementation of this rule while it's challenged in court. I believe, once again, the courts will rule that the… Read More...

Madisonville Police Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) ― The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Aug. 3. Donnie L. Ketchum, Madisonville, was charged July 31 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offenses and on a Hopkins County warrant for non-payment of fines. Bradley K. Phillips, Madisonville, was charged Aug. 2 with second-degree disorderly conduct. Travis P.… Read More...
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Special Called Meeting Aug. 4, 2015

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/3/15) — The Hopkins Fiscal Court Budget, Audit and Personnel Committee will have a special called meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 North Main Street, Madisonville Ky. Special Called MeetingBudget, Audit and Personnel CommitteeHopkins County Government Center56 North Main StreetMadisonville, Kentucky Tuesday, Aug. 4,… Read More...

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (8/3/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, Aug. 3. Jason S. Barnes, 36, of Dawson Springs, was charged July 25 on a warrant for a federal agency. Bryan D. Skimehorn, 30, of Nortonville, was charged July 26 on a Hopkins County warrant for two counts of contempt of court and on a Caldwell County warrant for contempt of court. Joseph J.… Read More...
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Tiniest Division of Hopkins County Fair…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/2/15) — The 5th Annual Hopkins County Baby and Toddler Pageant took place on Saturday evening in the Ballard Convention Center and was the largest pageant of the 2015 Hopkins County Fair. The cuties, dressed in their Sunday best, showed off for the judges with waves, smiles and by blowing kisses. The contest consisted of four age divisions, 0-11, 12-23, 24-35 months and 3-4… Read More...

Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/3/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday Aug. 2, 2015. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 3 - 2 - 8 Pick 4 Sunday Evening 1 - 7 - 0 - 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 Kentucky… Read More...
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MCC Announces Fall 2015 Registration…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) — Registration is underway at Madisonville Community College for the fall 2015 semester and will continue through Friday, Aug. 14. Students may contact their academic advisor, the MCC Enrollment Center (270) 824-8621, or the Muhlenberg County Campus (270) 757-9881 for additional registration information. "We encourage students to come in now with any admissions or… Read More...

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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

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

Berry Employees Accept Kickin' Kafe 'Battle of the Burgers' Challenge

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/24/15) – What’s for breakfast this sunny Friday morning? For a group of Berry Plastics third-shift employees, it was a healthy 5-pound… Read More...
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Nation's Oldest Travel Team Tournament Still Running Strong

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (7/20/15) — SurfKY News was at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville over the weekend for the Kentucky Hoopfest directed by Hopkins County… Read More...

Madisonville Police Warn Homeowners of Potential Scams

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/17/15) - Madisonville Police Department's Lt. Billy Poe shares a few tips about protecting the public from scams. This is a public service… Read More...
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Splendor of Adsmore Shared with Historical Society

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/16/15) — Hopkins County Historical Society met for their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9th. This month the group was honored to have… Read More...

Focus on Hopkins County: Jack Merrill

Focus on Hopkins County
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/11/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Jack Merrill with the Hopkins County Humane Society on this episode of Focus on Hopkins County. Learn… Read More...

VIDEO: MCC Nursing Includes Three Pursing Doctor in Nursing Practice Degrees

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/9/15) – Madisonville Community College’s Nursing Division recently announced three faculty members are pursuing Doctor of nursing practice… 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...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Chester Joseph, Jr., 74, of Nortonville

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (8/5/15) — Chester Joseph, Jr., 74, of Nortonville, died Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Services will be held Friday at 11:00…

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Local Industry Leaders Hold Soft Skill Discussion at HCC

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) — Hopkinsville Community College had their annual academic year kick-off convocation meeting… Read More

Providence Police Arrest Reports

WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (8/3/15) — The Providence Police Department released the following reports Monday, Aug. 3. Janie… Read More
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State Fair President Commends Hopkins County Fair Board

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/31/15) — President and CEO of the Kentucky State Fair Board Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe visited Hopkins County Fair Thursday, July 30.… Read More

Fairgoers Enjoy Fair Weather Thursday Night

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/31/15) — Fairgoers seemed to enjoy Thursday night’s rain-free weather that provided an ornamental backdrop for all the lights, food and… Read More

HCBOE Announces Free, Reduced Lunch Policy

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/31/15) — Hopkins County Board of Education announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for students under the National School… Read More

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/31/15) — The following fines were handed down in Hopkins District Court recently: Janice A. Spann, contempt of court, two days. Patrick… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - July 30, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/30/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, July 30. Maximilian H. Jones, of Madisonville, was… Read More

Nothing 'Sheepish' about Young Livestock Competitors

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/30/15) — 4-H and Future Farmers of America students were vying for top lamb during livestock competition at Hopkins County Fair… Read More

OVL Championship Series: Miners Level Dubois County, 14-4

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/30/15) — Host Madisonville defeated Dubois County 14-4 in the first game of the Ohio Valley League championship series on Wednesday. After… Read More

Hanson City Council Discusses Boundaries, Zoning

HANSON, Ky. (7/29/15) — Hanson City Council had its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 28 with Mayor Mickey Demoss calling the meeting to order. The… Read More

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