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Wounded Warrior Returns to UK for Journalism Degree

May 25, 2015 Rebecca Stratton, Jenny Wells, Blair Hoover, Elizabeth Baunach
LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/25/15) — What do surfing, skydiving, hunting, meeting Toby Keith, riding in a NASCAR car, completing marathons, riding a hand cycle and earning a college degree all have in common?…

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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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Coach Cal receives 2015 Humanitarian Award at the Alltech REBELation

LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/21/15) – John Calipari, head men’s basketball coach for the University of Kentucky, received Alltech’s prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award on… Read More...
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School-Record Three UK Teams Win NCAA Academic Progress Rate Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/21/15) — The University of Kentucky has a school-record three teams – women's cross country, men's golf and men's basketball – that have… Read More...
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McCracken, Madisonville remain 1-2 in state poll

LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/20/15) – There's no change at or near the top in the latest Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Top 25 Poll. High school powerhouses… Read More...

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Gov. Beshear to Lead Trade Mission to…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/25/15) — More than a dozen Kentucky small businesses will connect with key liaisons in the international marketplace next week. Gov. Steve Beshear will lead a Kentucky Export Initiative trade mission to Canada starting Monday. The companies, which represent a variety of industries throughout the Commonwealth, will be personally matched with Canadian businesses and distribution… Read More...
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Prosecutors from Kentucky, Tennessee to…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/24/15) — Attorney General Jack Conway announced May 21 that his office will help host an annual training event that focuses on the effective prosecution of vehicular homicide cases, many of which involve drunk drivers. Commonwealth's Attorneys from across Kentucky will join prosecutors from the Tennessee District Attorney's office at the training, entitled "Lethal Weapon,"… Read More...
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'Remember Our Military' by Glenn…

UNITED STATES (5/24/15) — One of my sons recently came home from a twelve month military deployment. My wife and I took a couple of days and flew to welcome him at his stateside arrival airport. We watched soldier after soldier pick up his or her duffel bags and other luggage in baggage claims. We didn't see families or friends hugging them and welcoming them home. My son turned the corner and… Read More...
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Whitfield Meets with Mental Health…

WASHINGTON, D.C. (5/24/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office yesterday with representatives of Kentucky’s chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). SurfKY NewsInformation provided by U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield Read More...
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Dave Says - May 24, 2015

KENTUCKY (5/24/15) — This week Dave discusses budgeting together and stay with the bank. Dear Dave, I have a question about budgeting. I give myself and my husband $150 a month each for blow money to be used on whatever we want. I’m upset because he spends all his eating out, then he buys other things he wants that he has no money for. Am I being too stingy? Cheryl Dear Cheryl, I think you guys… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - May 24, 2015

KENTUCKY (5/24/15) — My hunting has given way to fishing. At one time I actually did more fishing than hunting. But for the past several years it’s been hard to keep me out of the woods. My fishing has its extremes. I love the thrill of landing a big bass but I also love the serenity (and table fare) of catching pan fish. Recently I fished in a local bass tournament. The competition adds to the… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of May 24, 2015

KENTUCKY (5/24/15) — From our caves to our lakes to our historical sites, Kentucky has a lot to offer. So it's little wonder that tourism is a big business in the Bluegrass State. And that business is growing. All nine tourism regions in the state had gains in tourism spending in 2014 for a statewide economic impact of nearly $13.1 billion, a 4.4 percent increase over 2013, according to the state… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - ' Glow Slime'

KENTUCKY (5/24/15) — Slime is always fun to play with, especially when it glows in the dark. Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how to use a few ingredients from around the house to create a batch of homemade glow slime. INGREDIENTS 1/4 Cup Liquid Starch 1/4 Cup Elmer's Glue 2 Tablespoons Glow-In-The-Dark Pigment 1 Bowl INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Mix the liquid starch and… Read More...
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Pennyroyal Herb Club Annual Garden Tour…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/23/15) — Tour eight local gardens, featuring butterfly gardens, raised beds, shade gardens, container gardens, railway gardens, organics, native plants, perennials, vegetables, and more. Tour headquarters located at the Ruby Laffoon Log Cabin, 107 Union Street, Madisonville. Tickets $10 each. Advance tickets available at Exotic Florist and Metcalfe's Landscaping & Garden… Read More...
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Whitfield Meets with Kentucky Ambulance…

WASHINGTON, D.C. (5/23/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office yesterday with representatives of the Kentucky Ambulance Providers. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield Read More...
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Madisonville Fire Department Report -…

MADISONVILLE, KY (5/23/15) — Madisonville Fire Department released the following reports recently: Dispatched at 7:45 p.m. May 21 to 532 Wyatt Ave., for a report of hazardous material in a house. The resident informed fire officials she had respiratory distress. Crews investigated and found no air quality hazards. Dispatched at 1:49 p.m. May 19 to 980 Woodlawn Drive for an oven fire. The resident… Read More...
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KEDPB to Begin National Search for…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/23/15) — As chair of the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board, Governor Steve Beshear announced plans on Tuesday to conduct a national search to fill the role of secretary for the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet. Current Secretary Larry Hayes announced his intent to retire from the position later this year, ending a seven-year tenure in the role. "Larry Hayes… Read More...
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Health Department Food Scores Released

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/23/15) ― The Hopkins County Health Department recently released the following reports of food scores through May 20. Captain D’s 86 (Critical Items, Follow-up Required) Floor drain in kitchen clogged and over-flowing onto floorUncovered food in walk-in cooler allowing condensation to drip onto foodWalk-in cooler and freezer doors propped openTemperature above legal range in… Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/23/15) ― The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 6 will host a balloon release on Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at 856 Legion Dr., Madisonville. A message can be sent to a loved one in for a $1 donation. The event is open to the public. • First General Baptist Church, 900 W. Center St., Madisonville, will host a… Read More...
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Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/24/15) — The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Public Protection Cabinet's Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction wants to remind residential and commercial building owners that building to code saves energy and money. The reminder is part of a month long awareness campaign sponsored by the International Code Council. Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'Unconditional Love…

KENTUCKY (5/23/15) — Even if one makes only a cursory reading of the Old Testament, that reading is sure to uncover the fact that ancient peoples were fond of building memorials. In the oldest of times, these places were called “gilgals.” A “gilgal” is a “circle” or a “wheel,” and these places were exactly that; circular campsites and memorials not unlike Stonehenge. A stone monument would be… Read More...
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KSP Looking for New Leads in Officer…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/22/15) — Nearly two years have passed since the murder of Bardstown Police Department Officer Jason Ellis. Read More...
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Graduation Shuttle Service

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/22/15) — The Hopkins County Schools Transportation Department will provide bus shuttle service to the commencement ceremonies at Hopkins County Central High School and Madisonville North Hopkins High School. Hopkins County Central High School Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Shuttle service will begin at 5:30 from South Hopkins Middle School. Guests will load in front of the HCCHS… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/22/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Friday, May 22. Kari A. Verschueren, of Nortonville, was charged May 19 with operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license. Austin M. Gamblin, of Nortonville, was charged May 20 on a Hopkins County warrant for non-payment of fines. Zackarius Franklin, of Madisonville, was charged May 20… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/22/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, May 22. Ricky F. Hadden, of Jamestown, was charged May 21 on a Jessamine County warrant for non-payment of fines. Breantis Ewing, of Madisonville, was charged May 21 with first-degree rape. Christina J. Timmons, of Madisonville, was charged May 22 with second-degree disorderly conduct. Kimberly… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/22/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday May 21, 2015. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 7 - 1 - 4 Thursday Evening 2 - 4 - 6 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 4 - 8 - 1 - 1 Thursday Evening 9 - 7 - 4 - 1 Cash Ball Thursday 13 - 17 - 23 - 30 - 27 Kicker 1 - 6 - 6 - 0 - 4 5 Cash Card Thursday 7D - QC - 4D - 7C - 7H Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are… Read More...
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Omni Visions Seeks to Recruit Foster…

KENTUCKY (5/22/15) — May is Foster Parent Appreciation month. This May also holds another distinction: the number of children in out-of-home care has reached an all-time high in Kentucky. The Foster Care Data report from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services indicates that 7,861 children are in OOHC this month. This is the third consecutive month of increase with 258 more children… Read More...
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EPA Rules Threaten Aluminum's Revival

KENTUCKY (5/21/15) — Aluminum may not cost as much as it did when special guests at banquets hosted by Napoleon III were offered a prized set of cutlery made from the metal while less-favored guests used knives and forks laden only with gold. However, its value to Kentucky's economy – and threats looming against it on the horizon – must be understood. I reported in July 2012 that the… Read More...
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Bluegrass Family Health Changing Name…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/21/15) — Bluegrass Family Health, the insurance arm of Baptist Health, is changing its name to Baptist Health Plan. The Lexington-based health insurance carrier will now be more readily identified with its parent organization, which is based in Louisville. "As healthcare continues to evolve, it's important to bring together the different parts of the Baptist Health system so… Read More...

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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 20, 2015

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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Barry Duvall Shares Muhlenberg History with Hopkins Historical Society

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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...
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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...
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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...
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Probation and Parole Violators - May 15, 2015

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Probation and Parole has issued a new list of their top most wanted. Read More...
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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...
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Shrek Comes to Glema Center

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/9/15) — Glema Mahr Center for the Arts Director Brad Downall highlights the upcoming schedule for the summer during a video interview… Read More...
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MCC's Johnson, Bennett, Morrow to Receive KCTCS Horizon Awards

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky.. (5/8/15) — Madisonville Community College announced the winners of the annual New Horizons Awards of Excellence for 2015. Felecia Johnson… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Gordy Mae Tirey Osborne, 83, of White Plains, Ky.

EARLINGTON, Ky. – Gordy Mae Tirey Osborne, 83, of White Plains, Ky. died at her home on Thursday, May 21, 2015. She was born in White City,…

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Reading Solutions Offers Students a Hand in Learning

GREENVILLE, Ky. (5/24/15) ― The Muhlenberg County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Reading… Read More
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Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (5/18/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, May 18. Derek G. Schipp, 32, of Tell City, Ind.,… Read More

Madisonville Historic District Commission Meets May 19

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/18/15) — The City of Madisonville Historic District Commission will meet in regular session at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in the 2nd… Read More

Fiscal Court Meetings: Date Changes for June, July

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/18/15) — The following are changes for Fiscal Court dates in June and July only: June 2 and June 16 and July 7 and July 21 – No Fiscal… Read More

Public Library Doing It's Part to Fight Cancer

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/12/15) — Hopkins County - Madisonville Public Library have two events and scores of books to help prevent cancer. The Library Crew will… Read More

Hopkins Fiscal Court Transportation Committee Meeting May 19

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/17/15) — The Hopkins Fiscal Court Transportation Committee will have a special called meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at… Read More

Special Called Meeting Set for May 19

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/16/15) — The Hopkins Fiscal Court Public Safety Committee will have a special called meeting at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at… Read More

Mahr Park Planning Committee Meeting Cancelled

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/16/15) — The regular meeting of the Mahr Park Planning Committee scheduled for May 18, 2015 is cancelled due to lack of business. SurfKY… Read More

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