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Educators, Leaders Share 'State of Education'

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — The Madisonville - Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon to discuss the status of public education for Hopkins County and surrounding areas. Western…

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MNHHS Rates Second in Kentucky Prep Softball Coaches Poll

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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...

Apollo Defeats Maroons, 12-2 in Six Innings

by Steve LeMaster
OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/24/15) — Apollo pulled away to defeat Madisonville-North Hopkins 12-2 in six innings in a high school baseball game Monday evening. With the win, Apollo evened its record to 2-2.… 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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Western Kentucky Beats Kentucky in Baseball Tuesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/25/15) — Western Kentucky got a three-run homer from Cody Wofford in the second inning to erase an early three-run Kentucky lead and lift the… Read More...
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Women's Soccer Announces 2015 Fall Schedule

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/24/15) — After the best season in program history last season, in which the University of Kentucky women's soccer team advanced to the Sweet… Read More...

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MCC Hosting Open House for Plus 50…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/26/15) — Madisonville Community College will host an Open House for adult students as a part of the American Association of Community Colleges Plus 50 Encore Completion Program. The program is a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers over the next two years for new jobs in health care, education and social services, while helping them complete certificates or degrees.… Read More...
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Jobless Rates down in 119 Kentucky…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/26/15) — Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between February 2014 and February 2015, while Russell County stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.5 percent. It was followed by Fayette… Read More...
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Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking…

KENTUCKY (3/26/15) — The Kentucky Rough Riders, a club dedicated to the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, is pleased to announce the Kentucky Rough Riders Public Speaking Contest. The contest will be open to student in all high schools in Daviess and surrounding counties. Each participating school may submit up to three contestants for competition. The contest will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May… Read More...
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Kentucky, West Virginia Governors Offer…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/26/15) — Governor Steve Beshear and West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin are wagering on their home teams in tonight's Sweet 16 NCAA tournament basketball game. Gov. Beshear bet a selection of Kentucky bourbons from Lexington-area distillers that the Wildcats will prevail over the Mountaineers. Bourbons are provided by the Kentucky Distillers' Association. A similar offer has… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, March 26. Christopher L. Turner, of Madisonville, was charged March 26 with theft of identity of another without consent. Steven D. Blanchard, of Madisonville, was charged March 25 with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury. George C. Martin, of White Plains, was charged… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/26/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following report Thursday, March 26. Stuart Hancock, of Hanson, was charged March 25 with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office Read More...
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Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/26/15) — The following fines were recently handed down in Hopkins District Court. Richard D. Adams, probation violation, seven days, probation extended 90 days. Cameron R. Baldwin, contempt of court, 10 days, $259. Heather L. Clark, falsely reporting an incident, two days, $459. Justin D. Hughes, trafficking in synthetic drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug… Read More...
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Fashion Tips after a Mastectomy

US (3/26/15) — Making the choice to have a mastectomy is rarely easy. But many find it is the best way to remove the risk for breast cancer and go on with their lives. Getting used to dressing your body after a mastectomy takes a little patience. Women who have been diagnosed with cancer in one or both breasts or who have a high statistical risk for cancer sometimes opt to have their breast(s)… Read More...
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What's behind Dental Cavities?

US (3/26/15) — Cavities are a problem for adults and children alike. Some people seem more susceptible to cavities than others, and the pH of the mouth and other factors may play a role in the formation of cavities. The number of dental caries, or cavities, increases with age. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, dental decay remains the most prevalent chronic… Read More...
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Agricultural Career Opportunities Abound

US (3/26/15) — A career in agriculture can prove richly rewarding. While it's common to envision overalls and tractors when imagining careers in agriculture, the opportunities to work in the agriculture industry stretch beyond the farm and into the corporate world. The following are a few of the paths men and women with a passion for agriculture can pursue. Business: Agriculture is big business,… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/26/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday March 25, 2015. Powerball Wednesday 7 - 19 - 23 - 50 - 54 - 14 Power Play 2 Pick 3 Wednesday Midday 4 - 7 - 4 Wednesday Evening 0 - 3 - 6 Pick 4 Wednesday Midday 9 - 2 - 7 - 2 Wednesday Evening 7 - 4 - 4 - 6 Cash Ball Wednesday 9 - 16 - 28 - 33 - 30 Kicker 8 - 5 - 6 - 5 - 3 5 Cash Card Wednesday… Read More...
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CSX to Block Rail Crossing on West…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/25/15) — CSX Railroad plans to block traffic on a section of West Broadway Avenue in downtown Madisonville starting early on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The blockage is to allow upgrades to a rail crossing on West Broadway Avenue between US 41/Main Street and Seminary Street. This is along West Broadway Avenue about a block west of US 41/Main Street. West Broadway Avenue is… Read More...
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America in Bloom Committee Meeting Set…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/25/15) — The America in Bloom Madisonville Committee is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at city hall. Click here to view a copy of the agenda with complete details. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Leslie Curneal Read More...
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Gov. Beshear, Federal Official Release…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/25/15) — Governor Steve Beshear, joined by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service Administrator Audrey Rowe, today outlined the details of a $19.9 million grant awarded to fund a pilot project in southeastern Kentucky aimed at helping Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants find jobs and ultimately work toward self-sufficiency. Kentucky is one of 10 states chosen to… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/25/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Wednesday, March 25. Charles R. Downs, Jr., of Slaughters, was charged March 23 on Hopkins County warrants for first-degree possession of a controlled substance/meth – first offense; possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess. Brandon M. Wall, of Earlington, was charged March 24… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/25/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, March 25. Andrew S. Grimmett, of Hanson, was charged March 24 with speeding in a school zone, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc – first offense, possessing drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Christine H. Britt, of Madisonville, was charged March… Read More...
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CCC to Host Free 2015 Eggstravaganza on…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/25/15) — Covenant Community Church presents Eggstravaganza 2015, Western Kentucky’s largest Easter Egg Hunt, at 10 a.m. on March 28 at Madisonville City Park. This is a free community-wide event. 30,000 eggs will be spread out at the City Park on Saturday, March 28, 2015 for ages 0 -­‐12. Age appropriate fields will be staked off to allow children to hunt safely. There will… Read More...
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Thune and McConnell Reintroduce Bill to…

WASHINGTON (3/25/15) — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), member of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, today reintroduced legislation to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, better known as the death tax, to finally put an end to a punitive tax on family farms, ranches and businesses upon the death of an owner. Thune's bill, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, is identical to legislation… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/25/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Tuesday March 24, 2015. Mega Millions 2 - 23 - 32 - 45 - 55 - 12 Megaplier 2 Pick 3 Tuesday Midday 8 - 0 - 7 Tuesday Evening 7 - 8 - 5 Pick 4 Tuesday Midday 5 - 8 - 3 - 9 Tuesday Evening 9 - 9 - 3 - 2 Cash Ball Tuesday 5 - 6 - 30 - 33 - 23 Kicker 1 - 3 - 8 - 9 - 1 5 Cash Card Tuesday 9H - 3H - 4D - 8S -… Read More...
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General Assembly Overwhelmingly Passes…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/25/15) — After months of discussions and building on its prior work in reducing illegal drug use, the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Tuesday evening for legislation designed to counter the state's heroin epidemic. "Senate Bill 192 is a major step forward in tackling what has become a crisis for both our criminal justice and healthcare systems," said state Rep. John… 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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Faces & Stories: Hopkins County Tornado

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/15/14) — Nov. 15, 2005 is a date that will forever live in the hearts and minds of many Madisonville and Hopkins County citizens. At 3:30… 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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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...
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Faces & Stories: The People of Land Between the Lakes

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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...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Ernest W. Plunkett, 87, of Mortons Gap, Ky.

EARLINGTON, Ky. – Ernest W. Plunkett, 87, of Mortons Gap, Ky. passed away March 24, 2015. He was born Feb. 25, 1928 in Lindon, Tenn. to the…
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From the Sheep's Back to Yours: Working with Wool at the Homeplace

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (3/25/15) — The Homeplace 1850's Farm at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area hosts a day… Read More

Rep Brent Yonts' Letter to TVA concerning Paradise Plant

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (3/25/15) — The following is a letter from state Rep. Brent Yonts, Greenville, to Tennessee… Read More
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