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Huge Turnout Joins to Support Shanice Bean Family

March 29, 2015 Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
NORTONVILLE, Ky. (03/29/15) – There was a huge community outpouring for the “ShaniceInspired” 5K and 1 mile run/walk on Saturday in Nortonville. Co-coordinator Ginny Watts said although the event was…

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MNHHS Rates Second in Kentucky Prep Softball Coaches Poll

by Steve LeMaster
LONDON, Ky. (3/26/15) — McCracken County remains on top in the latest Kentucky Prep Softball Coaches Poll. Listed directly behind McCracken County is Madisonville-North Hopkins, which received enough… Read More...

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KSCA Ranks Top 10 Teams in All 16 Regions

LONDON, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Kentucky Softball Coaches Association has ranked the Top 10 teams in each of the state's 16 regions. Top-ranked teams from across… Read More...
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Kentucky (37-0), West Virginia (25-10) Box Scores from Thursday's Game

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/27/15) — The following are box scores from Kentucky's 78-39 win over West Virginia. UK advances to the Midwest Regional finals: Box Score… Read More...
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Martin Shines in Relief in Midweek Win over Morehead

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/26/15) — Storm Wilson smashed his first home run of the year and Taylor Martin fired 2.2 shutout innings in relief for his first career… Read More...
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McDaniel Named SEC Freshman of the Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/26/15) — Kentucky golfer Tyler 'Chip' McDaniel was tabbed the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week the league office announced… Read More...

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UK Experts to Discuss Cancer Care on KET

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/29/15) — Next week, KET will feature three University of Kentucky experts discussing cancer care in a set of programs that will accompany the three-part documentary series Cancer: "The Emperor of All Maladies by Ken Burns." The series, which will air at 9 p.m. March 30, 31 and April 1, is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear, Federal Officials to…

Multi-agency POWER Initiative makes grant money available for job creation, workforce development in coal communities LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/29/15) – Gov. Steve Beshear Friday joined several federal and state officials to announce the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization initiative, which will award up to $38 million in grants to coal communities to support economic… Read More...
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North American Stainless to Make $150…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/29/15) — A major expansion is in the works in Carroll County. Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday that North American Stainless plans to invest $150 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Ghent. The expansion, which is the company's 11th since it began operations in Kentucky in 1990, will include the addition of 36 new jobs. The company also is celebrating its 25th… Read More...
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Dave Says - March 29, 2015

KENTUCKY (3/29/15) — This week Dave discusses pay for grades? And, making grown-up choices. Dear Dave, What’s your opinion on rewarding kids with money for getting good grades in school? Joe Dear Joe, Honestly, I don’t have a strong opinion about it one way or the other. We didn’t pay our kids for good grades, but I can’t really think of a strong argument not to pay them for success in school.… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - March 29, 2015

KENTUCKY (3/29/15) — In my early adult years, March and April meant crappie fishing. During those days I perused every bush and sunken tree in straight creek hollow to find my limit of that tasty fish. Most of the time I was the passenger in my friend's old fish and ski boat. Since we knew where most of the fish were, it really didn't matter how we got to them. And once we were there a good heavy… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of March 29,…

KENTUCKY (3/29/15) — Each legislative session ends with the warmer days of spring. Renewal is in the air, along with a hope that we did good work, the "People's Business," as we say in Frankfort, for Kentucky. We did a lot of business over the 29 days that the 2015 annual session was convened. We adjusted the state's booster seat bill to make our child passengers safer, created an income tax… Read More...
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Midea America Corporation to Locate…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/28/15) — Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Thursday that Midea America Corporation plans to locate its first U.S. research and development operation in Jefferson County. Midea, the third-largest appliance maker in the world, plans to create up to 25 new jobs and invest nearly $2.7 million into the project. "This is a very exciting project on many… Read More...
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This Week at the State Capitol

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/28/15) — The most talked-about issue of the opening days of the General Assembly's 2015 session was also a main focus of the late-night closing hours of the session as lawmakers struck a bipartisan agreement on a comprehensive bill to battle the state's heroin epidemic. Heroin is devastating Kentucky families in a number of ways, and the legislation lawmakers approved strikes… Read More...
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Madisonville Fire Department Reports…

MADISONVILLE, KY (3/28/15) ― After investigating a Friday morning house fire that displaced a family, city officials reported the blaze possibly originated from an electrical outlet. Madisonville Fire Department responded at 9:34 a.m. after receiving the report of smoke at 447 Sugg St. The residence was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire was extinguished in… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Announces Funding for…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/28/15) — Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday that a $182,000 Community Development Block Grant has been approved for the construction a new WATCH Inc. work facility and the renovation of existing WATCH Inc. facilities in Murray. "For decades, WATCH Inc. has worked with local businesses to provide job training and independent-living skills for disabled individuals in Murray and… Read More...
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Internal Shop Will Maintain Museum's…

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (3/28/15) — At the National Corvette Museum, 2013 and 2014 were record years for car donations, with 13 being received last year, and 12 in 2013 bringing the grand total of Museum-owned Corvettes to 62. For several years the goal has been to launch a department focused solely on maintenance and upkeep of these prized Corvettes. That goal is now a reality. Phillip Wheeler and… Read More...
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'Invisible Universe' Opens April 7 at…

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (3/28/15) — Invisible Universe. Viewing Our Cosmos in a Different Light will be presented April 7-May 14 at WKU's Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. About the show: We are simply bystanders in our vast universe, learning about the cosmos by analyzing the light that shines across space. Our eyes do an excellent… Read More...
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Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/28/15) — Four Roses is expanding again. Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday the company plans to build a new bottling facility in Bullitt County. Four Roses is expected to create up to 30 new jobs and invest $8 million into the project. "Four Roses is vital to Kentucky's rich bourbon heritage," said Gov. Beshear. "It's exciting to see the company continue to grow its… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/28/15) ― The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: The Sound of Music presented by Madisonville North Hopkins High School Music Department will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. The story of the von Trapp family has found a place in the hearts of everyone who has experienced it.… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'More Than A Change…

KENTUCKY (3/28/15) — "Repent" is a religious word I've heard most of my life, and to this day, it still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand with fright. As a child, I heard the call to repent burst from the lips of many a revival preacher. With the evangelist's bulging carotids, burning eyes, and angry finger pointing, I could feel the fires of hell licking at my heels. With "turn or… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - ' Expanding and…

KENTUCKY (3/28/15) — Ever wonder what happens when you remove the air from inside and outside a Peep? Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us by placing a Peep in a vacuum. INGREDIENTS Peeps Vacuum Pumper and Chamber INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Place a few Peeps inside of the chamber. STEP 2: Use the vacuum pumper to remove as much air from the chamber as possible and observe.… Read More...
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KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on March 26, 2015, at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown, arrested a Jefferson County man for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Christopher L. Miller, 32, was arrested as the result of an undercover… Read More...
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It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health continues to emphasize the importance of influenza vaccine following a recent increase in flu activity attributed to influenza B viruses. While influenza A has accounted for most of the flu activity so far this season, it is not uncommon for influenza B types to become more predominant in the latter half of a flu season.… Read More...
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Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/27/15) — The college town of Lexington, Ky., has a new institute of learning, one that schools its students in beer and spirits. The unique school will be the only brewing and distilling academy in the state, as well as the only one connected to an operating brewery and distillery - Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. The Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy is… Read More...
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Special Called Meeting March 31

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Madisonville City Council will meet in special called session Tuesday, March 31, 2015 for a budget working session. Read More...

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VIDEO: Shoe Charity Expands to 'Sweet Sixteen' Counties in Kentucky

What started as a solution to a need of one county’s children, soon spread into a cause that now assists 16 Kentucky counties by providing shoes for students.… Read More...
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VIDEO: Educators, Leaders Share 'State of Education'

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — The Madisonville - Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon to discuss the state of education for Hopkins County and… Read More...
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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - March 25, 2015

Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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MPD Officer Offers Pedestrian Safety Tips

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/24/15) — Simple precautions to take with pedestrian safety. Lt. Billy Poe of the Madisonville Police Department offers these tips to… Read More...
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Marty Brown: Story Behind 'Whatever Makes You Smile'

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/24/15) — During an interview at SurfKY Studios, country music singer, songwriter Marty Brown along with his wife Shellie shared the story… Read More...
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Marty Brown: 'I'm From the Country' and We Like It That Way!

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/23/15) — During an interview at SurfKY Studios Monday, March 16, country music singer, songwriter Marty Brown along with his wife Shellie… Read More...
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First Baptist Gearing Up for Easter Weekend

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/22/15) — Dr. Stephen Seaford, Interim Pastor of First Baptist Madisonville spoke with SurfKY this week about their upcoming Easter… Read More...
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Marty Brown: Behind the Scenes Look at America's Got Talent

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/20/15) — During an interview at SurfKY Studios Monday, March 16, country music singer, songwriter Marty Brown alond with his wife and… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Edith 'Buddie' Nell LaMond, 81, of Madisonville, Ky.

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Edith "Buddie" Nell LaMond, 81, of Madisonville, Ky., passed away March 27, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. LaMond was born…
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Whitfield Meets with Alzheimer's Association

WASHINGTON (3/29/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in… Read More
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Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

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One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

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Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

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Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility in Bullitt…

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