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Four Charged with Drug Offenses after Motel Disturbance

October 05, 2015 SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/5/15) — Four people were charged with drug offenses after police were summoned to a Madisonville motel Sunday morning. According to a Madisonville Police Report, officers…



Kentucky High School Football Scoreboard/Schedule

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KENTUCKY (10/2/15) — The Kentucky High School Football scoreboard from Thursday Oct. 1 and schedule for Friday Oct. 2 are below: High School Football Scoreboard Thursday, Oct. 1 Ballard 63, Seneca 6…

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Kentucky Lottery Results for Saturday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/5/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. Powerball 6 - 26 - 33 - 44 - 46 - 4 Power Play 2 Pick 3 Saturday Midday 4 - 6 - 4 Saturday Evening 0 - 1 - 1 Pick 4 Saturday Midday 6 - 4 - 9 - 1 Saturday Evening 2 - 9 - 0 - 4 Cash Ball Saturday 2 - 11 - 16 - 31 - 20 Kicker 8 - 6 - 7 - 2 - 3 5 Cash Card Saturday 2S - QC - KC - 9C -… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Friday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/5/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Friday Oct. 2, 2015. Mega Millions Friday 4 - 14 - 29 - 31 - 47 - 9 Megaplier 2 Pick 3 Friday Midday 1 - 7 - 0 Friday Evening 0 - 9 - 7 Pick 4 Friday Midday 7 - 4 - 7 - 0 Friday Evening 6 - 3 - 7 - 2 Cash Ball Friday 14 - 17 - 26 - 30 - 16 Kicker 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 3 5 Cash Card Friday 2S - QC - KC - 9C - 8D… Read More...
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UK Biofuels Team Receives Nearly $1…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/5/15) — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded nearly $1 million to a research team at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research for its microalgae-based carbon dioxide capture project. CAER's Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis team's project was one of 16 selected by the DOE to receive funding through the National Energy Technology Laboratory Carbon… Read More...
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TVA Invites Public to Aquatic Health…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (10/4/15) — Tennessee Valley Authority biologists are conducting their fall aquatic survey to assess the overall health of fish and other aquatic life on four TVA reservoirs in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. Angling enthusiasts and other members of the public interested in the state of the reservoirs and how the surveys are conducted are invited to observe. The surveys start… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - Oct. 4, 2015

KENTUCKY (10/4/15) — Safety in the deer hunting world has made so many strides in the past few decades. I can remember when safety harnesses were not even invented and the only disclaimer on some climbing stands was ones that invoked its owner to “climb at your own risk.” Many hunters had accidents but it still surprises me that still more did not. I can remember owning one of those stands and I… Read More...
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Dave Says - Oct. 4, 2015

KENTUCKY (10/4/15) —This week Dave discusses does the right to collect still exist and put warranty money in your pocket. Dear Dave, If a credit card company has charged off a debt, can they still sell that debt to someone else who can come after it? I’m currently receiving calls about a debt that’s more than 20 years old. Do you have any suggestions? Lisa Dear Lisa, Charging off a debt doesn’t… Read More...

Weather Folklore - Persimmon Seeds,…

KENTUCKY (10/3/15) — As the leaves start to change, you may be thinking about what mother nature has in store for winter. Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/03/15) ― The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • The Parkway Plaza Mall will host its annual Fall Craft Fall Community Bazaar Saturday, Oct. and 3, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. • The Junior Auxiliary's Dog Show will take place on Saturday Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 6, 856 Legion Drive, Madisonville. For information call Karen at… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - 'Singing Rod'

KENTUCKY (10/3/15) — Can you make an aluminum rod sing? According to our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist, you can and all you need are a few ingredients from around the house. INGREDIENTS 2 Feet, 1/4 Inch, Aluminum Rod Rosin INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Firmly hold the center of the aluminum rod horizontally using the thumb and forefinger of one hand. STEP 2: Pinch and release a small… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/2/15) ― The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Oct. 2. Jason S. Woods, Madisonville, was charged Oct. 1 with driving on a DUI suspended license – first offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. - second offense, no registration plates, license to be in possession, possession of synthetic drugs and… Read More...
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KSP Accepting Trooper Cadet Applications

KENTUCKY (10/2/15) — The Kentucky State Police is now taking applications for its 94th Academy Class. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at Information available on the website includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of… Read More...
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Hopkins County Health Department Food…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/2/15) — The Hopkins County Health Department released the following restaurant/kitchen inspection ratings Thursday, Oct. 1. Ferrell’s 99 Drink nozzles need cleaning. Ms. Becky’s 94 Ice scoop improperly stored. Drink nozzles need cleaning. No hand towels by hand sink. Water on floor in storage area. The Homestead 94 Scoop in sugar improperly stored. Ceiling vent needs… Read More...
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KSP Post 2 Monthly Activity - September…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/2/15) — Captain Brent White, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of September 2015: Arrested 20 Impaired Drivers Issued a Total of 1,283 Citations Issued 565 Speeding Citations Issued 94 Seatbelt Citations Issued 7 Child Restraint Citations Issued 571 Courtesy Notices Investigated 61 Traffic Crashes Assisted 161 Stranded Motorists… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/2/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday Oct. 1, 2015. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 4 - 6 - 1 Thursday Evening 5 - 6 - 5 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 3 - 9 - 1 - 0 Thursday Evening 9 - 7 - 3 - 6 Cash Ball Thursday 6 - 7 - 28 - 29 - 24 Kicker 6 - 7 - 8 - 1 - 1 5 Cash Card Thursday 7S - 4D - AD - QH - KD Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are… Read More...
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‘Right-to-Try’ for Terminally Ill…

KENTUCKY (10/2/15) — Once upon a time, an eagle’s egg was knocked loose from its nest and rolled down the mountain into a barnyard full of chickens. The chickens compassionately protected this egg until it hatched, after which they raised this creature – not as a beautiful eagle but just like a chicken who scratched the ground for grub and worms while fluttering around the barnyard. One day, a… Read More...

Pet of the Day - Simon

Meet Simon, he is a 1 year old Pit Bull Terrier mix that is a beautiful brindle red. Read More...

Gov. Beshear, Beam Officials Celebrate…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (10/2/15) — Governor Steve Beshear joined Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and other local leaders for a ceremony to help open the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse in downtown Louisville, Thursday – the latest bourbon-themed attraction in the state's largest city. "Bourbon is one of Kentucky's most historic and treasured industries – a thriving $3 billion economic engine that generates more… Read More...
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Elkton Man Charged with Alleged Assault

ELKTON, Ky. (10/2/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, KSP has charged an Elkton man with assault first degree after conducting an investigation. The report said on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at approximately 1:37 p.m. Kentucky State Police Post 2 was contacted by Elkton Police Department requesting assistance with a shooting in the city limits of Elkton. Upon arrival, investigators… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/1/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, Oct. 1. George A. Gamble, of Earlington, was charged Sept. 30 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offense, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess. Thomas R. Rymal, of Madisonville, was charged Sept. 30 on a Hopkins County warrant for fraudulent… Read More...

ColorFall Kicks Off The Fall Color…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/1/15) – Fall has arrived, and with it the 2015 edition of the ColorFall program promoting travel to peak foliage viewing areas and exciting autumn events around Kentucky. ColorFall is designed to aid the public’s enjoyment and media’s coverage of autumn in the Bluegrass State. Coordinated by the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism and the Kentucky Department of Parks,… Read More...

Baptist Health Plan Introduces…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (10/1/15) — Baptist Health has announced a significant expansion of its health-insurance business, introducing new insurance plans for the Medicare Advantage and individual markets. For more than 20 years, Baptist Health quietly operated Bluegrass Family Health, covering nearly 80,000 members in Kentucky and parts of adjoining states in the traditional commercial market, offering… Read More...

Syrian Refugees, How Many More Can We…

KENTUCKY (10/1/15) — Ten people want to move into your house. The reasons may be good such as there has been violence in their neighborhood or life in general has been bad where they currently live. These same people would also need for you to provide them with cash, food, education assistance, childcare and most likely half of the 10 would need this assistance for the rest of their lives. You… Read More...
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Madisonville Fire Department Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/1/15) — Madisonville Fire Department released the following reports recently: Dispatched at 1:10 p.m. Sept. 30 to Pennyrile Parkway 44-mile marker, for a report of a tractor-trailer on fire. Central Dispatch notified the crew a second call was received that the fire was at mile-marker 49. Hanson Volunteer Fire Department was at the scene and the fire was out as MFD… Read More...
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Lesser-Known Information about Halloween

KENTUCKY (10/1/15) — Halloween is a day of costumes, hijinks and an often unhealthy helping of sugary sweets. Many celebrants know that Halloween evolved from ancient Celtic festivals, such as Samhain, which marked the end of the harvest season and the dawn of winter. Celts were no longer spending long days in the pastures, and so they gathered in their homes to tell stories and wait out the… Read More...

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State Treasurer Candidates Appear on Kentucky Tonight

KENTUCKY (9/18/15) — Candidates running for the office of Kentucky Treasurer appeared on Monday’s edition of Kentucky Tonight on KET. The program featured…

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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - September 30, 2015

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

Events Coming to Glema Mahr Center in October

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/29/15) — Brad Downall, director of the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, describes the events coming in October at the center. Visit… Read More...

Lt. Gov. Visits Hopkins County

Focus on Hopkins County
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/28/15) — Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen discusses the duties of her office as well as her future plans for serving Kentucky with Tim Thomas.… Read More...
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Christ the King School Bar-be-cue Picnic Celebrates 31st Year

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/19/15) — Christ the King Catholic School held their 31st annual bar-be-cue picnic this weekend. This event has help raise over $25,000… Read More...

Nebo Festival Features BBQ, Beauties

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
NEBO, Ky. (9/19/2015) — The third annual Nebo Fall Festival and BBQ kicked off Friday night with the Miss Nebo Pageants. Several young ladies ages 10-55… Read More...

Help for Veterans: VA Benefits, Veterans Cemetery Burial Process Discussed

Focus on Hopkins County
KENTUCKY (9/17/15) — Tim Thomas interviews Richard Stanley, director of Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West, and Johnny Allen, Veterans Benefit Field… Read More...

Local Heroes to be Inducted into Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/11/15) — Twenty-five military veterans are to be inducted in the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame on Sept. 26. Four of these people are… 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...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Martha Jane Williams Tompkins, 56, of Mortons Gap

MORTONS GAP, Ky. (10/4/15) — Martha Jane Williams Tompkins, 56, of Mortons Gap, Kentucky died at Muhlenberg Community Hospital on Saturday,…

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Seniors Invited to Free Fraud Prevention Event in Hopkinsville Oct. 15

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/4/15) — Senior citizens in Hopkinsville and surrounding areas are invited to the Senior Scam Jam, a… Read More

MCCH Hosts Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Luncheon, Offers Mammogram Incentives in October

MURRAY, Ky. (10/4/15) — Murray-Calloway County Hospital will host its annual Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon at 11:30… Read More

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Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (9/28/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, Sept. 28. Michael E. Cotton, 54, of Hanson, was… Read More

Lt. Gov. Visits Hopkins County

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/28/15) — Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen discusses the duties of her office as well as her future plans for serving Kentucky with Tim Thomas.… Read More

Madisonville's America in Bloom Awards Announced

COLUMBUS, Ohio (9/28/15) — Top honors for the prestigious 2015 America in Bloom national awards program were announced at the annual awards held in Holland,… Read More

‘Out of the Darkness’ Walk Shines Light on Suicide Prevention

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/28/15) — The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosted the first “Out of the Darkness” Walk in Hopkins County Saturday. Local… Read More

Door of Hope Walk Organizers Strive to Shine Christian Light to World

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (09/26/15) – On a cool, cloudy fall morning, the 19th Annual Door of Hope’s Walk for Life commenced. “We are so excited about all the people… Read More

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/26/15) — A Hopkins County Grand Jury recently returned the following indictments. Thomas Baldwin, 62, of Madisonville, first-degree… Read More

Madisonville Recognizes Soapbox Champs

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/26/15) — Three Soapbox Champions were honored at the Madisonville City Council meeting on Monday night. Madisonville Mayor David Jackson… Read More

Joint Planning Commission Hears Zoning Change Proposals

MADISONVILLE, Ky, (09/25/15) - Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission had its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, Sept. 24. The meeting was called to order… Read More

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