There will be no school in Hopkins County on Thursday, March 5. Winter Storm Warning in effect until Thursday, 6:00 AM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service.

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Rain Causes Road Flooding as Another Winter Storm Looms

March 04, 2015 Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/4/15) — Several roads are closed or marked with high water signs in Hopkins and surrounding counties. High water is just a drop in the bucket considering forecasters are…

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Lady Storm Levels Lyon County in 2nd Region Girls' Tournament

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL MARION, Ky. (3/4/15) – Junior guard Lyric Campbell scored a game-high 20 points to lead Hopkins County Central past Lyon County 61-44 in the opening round of the 2nd… Read More...

Maroons Capture Sixth Straight Seventh District Championship

by Steve LeMaster
PRINCETON, Ky. (3/2/15) — Madisonville-North Hopkins remained on top in the Seventh District Friday night, defeating tournament host Caldwell County 61-55 for its sixth straight district title. The… Read More...

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Thousands of Archers Compete at Two Tournaments in Downtown Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) — Thousands of professional, amateur and student archers will compete at two renowned archery competitions, the National Field Archery… Read More...
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Logue Sparkles in Starting Debut as UK Tops Murray State

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/3/15) — In his first career start, freshman Zach Logue worked 6.2 innings, allowing just one run and striking out seven, leading Kentucky to… Read More...
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Kyle Cody Named National Pitcher of the Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/3/15) — After firing seven no-hit innings Saturday, Kentucky junior right-hander Kyle Cody has been named a Louisville Slugger National… Read More...
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UK Volleyball Announces Spring Schedule

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/3/15) — Fresh off its 10th-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament, the Kentucky volleyball team is set to hit the hardwood for the… Read More...

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City Offices to be Closed Thursday

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) ― Madisonville Municipal Utilities and City Hall will be closed Thursday, March 5 due to inclement weather. Offices will reopen Friday, March 6 and customer accounts due on the 5th will not be due until the 6th. The Madisonville Sanitation department has also announced that garbage and recycling collection will be on a one-day delay. Thursday's collection will take… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Warns Kentuckians to…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Governor Steve Beshear warned Kentuckians to prepare for heavy snows, poor driving conditions, flooding and possible power outages as another strong winter storm bears down on the Commonwealth. "Even though the predicted snowfalls vary, it's clear that this winter storm will pack another wallop," said Gov. Beshear. "The potential for hazardous travel is high, because the… Read More...
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Attorney General Conway Encourages…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Attorney General Jack Conway reminds Kentuckians filing tax returns to help support child sexual abuse prevention programs across the Commonwealth through the Kentucky Income Tax Refund Check-Off program. Located in the "Fund Contributions" section of the Kentucky income tax form, the tax refund check-off allows Kentuckians to make a tax-deductible donation to the Child… Read More...
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Transportation Cabinet Road Crews Ready…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway district road crews are preparing for yet another winter storm set to hit the state today and continue into Thursday morning. Crews are monitoring road temperatures and watching for changing weather conditions, standing by ready to keep roads safe for Kentucky drivers. A strong weather system bringing a combination of heavy rain,… Read More...
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Late Season Cold Spell Boosts Tennessee…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (3/4/15) — March appears to be coming in like a lion rather than a lamb as another mass of cold air targets the Tennessee Valley from Wednesday into Friday. The Tennessee Valley Authority and local power companies are already working to make sure generation and transmission resources are operating at top efficiency to meet the increased need for electricity. "Although the… Read More...
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McConnell to States: Don't Comply with…

KENTUCKY (3/4/15) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is urging state officials not to comply with the Obama administration's signature climate rule. McConnell, a stringent opponent of the regulation, said states should not submit a design plan for limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants. "The regulation is unfair. It's probably illegal. And state officials can do… Read More...
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KSP Offers Winter Driving Tips

KENTUCKY (3/4/15) — In the coming hours, the Tri-State will be dealing with some wintery weather, so the KSP is asking motorists to be aware and monitor current weather conditions before travel. KSP reports that slippery roads were the contributing factor in 26,427 crashes in 2014. Here are a few simple steps to help keep you on the road: Avoid travel unless necessary when winter weather is in… Read More...
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KYEM Monitoring Another Storm System…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Kentucky Emergency Management is preparing for another significant weather system that will cross the Commonwealth today through Thursday. KYEM staff is closely monitoring the system and stands ready to assist as needed. The State Emergency Operations Center was opened Tuesday to a Level IV activation to provide enhanced monitoring and situational awareness to our state… Read More...
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State Fire Marshal: 'Change the…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — The Kentucky State Fire Marshal is reminding Kentuckians to change the batteries in each of their home's smoke alarms when you spring your clocks forward this weekend to daylight saving time. "Early warning is the first line of defense in escaping a fire," said William Swope, director of the Public Protection Cabinet's Division of Fire Prevention and the state's fire… Read More...
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Whitfield Votes against President…

WASHINGTON (3/4/15) — Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), voted against the Senate Amendment to H.R. 240 that funds the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015. Whitfield released the following statement: "I could not support the bill sent to us today by the United States Senate because it failed to permanently defund President Obama's unilateral executive… Read More...
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Whitfield Examines Changing Energy…

WASHINGTON (3/4/15) — The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), held a hearing to examine changes in global energy markets. When it comes to energy markets, the transformation over the last decade has been dramatic and for the better. America is producing more while using and importing less, resulting in more jobs and lower prices at the pump. While the overall… Read More...
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City Hall Closing Due to Inclement…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) — Due to inclement weather, City Hall and Madisonville Municipal Utilities will close at 2 p.m. today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please travel safely. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Leslie Curneal Read More...
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House Bill 8, by Rep. John Tilley,…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Yesterday, the Kentucky Senate Committee on the Judiciary, chaired by Sen. Whitney Westerfield, passed House Bill 8. This legislation would extend civil protections to dating couples. Sponsored by Rep. John Tilley, this effort promises to bring Kentucky in-line with the rest of the nation in offering these protections. Rep. Tilley presented the bill before the committee.… Read More...
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UPDATE - KENTUCKYDOT Issues High Water…

WESTERN KENTUCKY (3/4/15) — Kentucky Transportation Public Information Officer Keith Todd has released the following report on roads covering in water. DaviessKENTUCKY 298 at the 2-3mm Water Over RoadKENTUCKY 762 at the 0 to 1mm Water Over Road at Ohio County Line CaldwellKentucky. 128 is reported with high water signs out at the 0-1 mm HopkinsKENTUCKY 813 has High Water at the 10-11 mm at the… Read More...
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Covenant Community Church Closed Due to…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) — Covenant Community Church offices are now closed. Church service for tonight, March 4, 2015, are cancelled due to the expected snow and hazardous road conditions. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Leesa Boone Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, Feb. 4. Daniel A. Rogers, homeless, was charged March 3 with third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. Nichole Morgan, of Dawson Springs, was charged March 3 with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $500. Michael L. Stearns, of Albany, was charged March 3 on a Clinton County… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Tuesday March 3, 2015. Mega Millions Tuesday 9 - 11 - 42 - 44 - 50 - 3 Megaplier 4 Pick 3 Tuesday Midday 5 - 2 - 6 Tuesday Evening 0 - 3 - 7 Pick 4 Tuesday Midday 2 - 9 - 8 - 6 Tuesday Evening 0 - 3 - 9 - 6 Cash Ball Tuesday 4 - 5 - 7 - 28 - 6 Kicker 7 - 0 - 1 - 3 - 0 5 Cash Card Tuesday 4C - 6S - JS - 7C… Read More...
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Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen Encourages…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen announced earlier this week, Friday, March 6, as "Dress in Blue Day" to kick off National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and to help raise awareness about colon cancer in Kentucky. According to the 2015 American Cancer Society Facts and Figures, 2,090 new cases of colon cancer will be diagnosed in Kentucky this year, and nearly 850 people will… Read More...
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Monthly Column from Attorney General…

KENTUCKY (3/4/15) — When Anthem, one of the nation's largest health insurers, announced last month that it had been the target of a sophisticated cyberattack, scammers seized the opportunity to prey on vulnerable customers through phishing scams. It didn't take long for emails masquerading as legitimate communications from Anthem to begin popping up in the inboxes of the company's current and… Read More...
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Superintendent: Spring Break Won't be…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/03/15) – The impending bad weather was discussed at the Hopkins County Board of Education meeting on Monday. Hopkins County Schools Superintendent Linda Zellich said they are watching the forecast closely, and with predicted weather forecasts, the end of this week is not looking good. A targeted date for the last day of school was May 22, but with more snow looming, that… Read More...

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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - March 4, 2015

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New Downtown Plaza to Provide Platform for Events, Community

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) - SurfKY News spoke with Karen Glenn, President/CEO of First United Bank, and Daron Jordan, Community Development Director for the… Read More...
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Local Church Hosting Spring Campmeeting

Pastors Tim and Barbara Rigdon of New Covenant Christian Center in Providence to host a Spring Campmeeting featuring area pastors. Read More...
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AIRPLAY: Travis Dukes Makes Stop for Jam Session

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/27/15) — Last March, SurfKY News presented an in-depth interview with Nashville musician Travis Dukes. Since then, Dukes has continued to… Read More...
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Probation and Parole Violators - February 26, 2015

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Coming Attractions to Glema Center in March

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Hopkins County Obituaries

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Wanda Louise Marvel Rogers, 86, of Earlington, Ky.

EARLINGTON, Ky. – Wanda Louise Marvel Rogers, 86, of Earlington, Ky. passed away at Gateway Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. on…
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Highway Crews Dealing with Landsides in Muhlenberg, Caldwell Counties

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SurfKY News Exclusive: John Conlee Talks of 40 Years in Country Music

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (3/3/15) — It has been said that the true sign of real talent is longevity. In the case of Grand… Read More
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