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Tiniest Division of Hopkins County Fair Pageants Has Largest Number of Participants

August 02, 2015 Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/2/15) — The 5th Annual Hopkins County Baby and Toddler Pageant took place on Saturday evening in the Ballard Convention Center and was the largest pageant of the 2015 Hopkins…

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Maroons to Meet Graves County in Scrimmage

by Steve LeMaster
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/31/15) — Kickoff for the 2015 Kentucky high school football season is three weeks away. Prior to their season-openers, teams from throughout the state will take the field for… Read More...

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Former Wildcat Fuqua Named Assistant Men's Golf Coach

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/30/15) — Former Wildcat great Ben Fuqua will return to the Big Blue Nation as an assistant coach for the Kentucky men's golf team, head coach… Read More...
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UK Women's Golf Announces Strong 2015-16 Schedule

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/30/15) — Coming off a school-record fifth straight NCAA regional performance, the Kentucky women's golf team has unveiled an exciting 2015-16… Read More...
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Bowerman Award Fan Voting Begins Today

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/28/15) — Fan voting for the Bowerman Award – collegiate track and field's top individual award – begins today. Kentucky's Kendra Harrison is… Read More...
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Hopkinsville, Fulton Avenge Losses

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (7/27/15) — The Hopkinsville Hoppers and the Fulton Railroaders each prevailed in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley League Playoffs on… Read More...

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Outdoor Truths - Aug. 2, 2015

KENTUCKY (8/2/15) — Alright guys, it's officially ok to admit that you're getting the deer hunting bug. I think the certified time for confession is after the first sign of an acorn shows up on an oak tree. This finding allows us to start speculating as to how good or bad the mast will be and will get us thinking where to hang a tree stand. I know this only applies to us bow hunters, but there… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of Aug. 2, 2015

KENTUCKY (8/2/15) — The construction industry apprenticeships that we talked about last week are only one inroad toward a better Kentucky economy. Another is the workforce education and training our state helps to provide for automotive mechanics-an education that often begins in high school. Kentucky's automotive technology curriculum, crafted by folks at the state Office of Career and Technical… Read More...
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Dave Says - Aug. 2, 2015

KENTUCKY (8/2/15) — This week Dave discusses your wake-up call and what percentage? Dear Dave, My husband and I are both 50, and we make about $50,000 a year. We have a little bit of debt, and recently my mother-in-law moved in with us due to health issues. We’ve always gotten by, but now we’re struggling with the additional expense of having her with us. We love her, but we’re unsure what to do… Read More...
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Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games to Be…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/1/15) — The Bluegrass State's many outdoor recreational activities will be highlighted this October during a series of competitive events called the Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games, First Lady Jane Beshear announced Tuesday, July 28. The 13 events will be held in locations across the state and include fishing tournaments, archery, paddling, mountain biking and more. "The varied… Read More...
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South Korean Automotive Supplier INFAC…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/1/15) — A company that found a home in Taylor County seven years ago has found so much success that it is now time to grow. Gov. Steve Beshear announced July 31, INFAC North America is expanding in Campbellsville. INFAC, a manufacturer of automotive cables, actuators, antennas and horns, will create 20 jobs and invest $1 million into the project. "I am proud to see that one of… Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (08/01/15) ― The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • First United Methodist Church, Keigan Street, Dawson Springs will host a Forget me Not Alzheimer’s 5K run/walk Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 a.m. For information go to racesonline.com. • First Day Hike at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd. will take place Saturday, Aug. 1, 7-9… Read More...
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24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/01/15) — The 24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant began as 13 teens performed a number to “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” on Wednesday evening in the Eddie Ballad Convention Center. The contestants, dressed in pink, dazzled the crowd with their moves as well as their smiles. They were judged in their choice of pink sportswear, interview and evening gown,… Read More...
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Little Miss, Mister Hopkins County Fair…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/1/15) — The Annual Little Miss and Mister Hopkins County Fair Pageant began as 11 couples sported swimwear before a packed house on Thursday evening. The couples were judged in interview, swimwear, and dresswear, with interviews being completed off-stage prior to the event. Mady Harris and Aidan Knight were crowned 2015 Little Miss and Little Mister Hopkins County Fair… Read More...
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Commissioner Comer Honors Kentucky…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/1/15) — Kentucky's farmers' markets always show their appreciation to their customers, but next week they'll kick it up a notch. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has proclaimed Aug. 2-8 Farmers' Market Week in Kentucky. "Farmers' markets offer farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, unique products made from old family recipes, meats from livestock raised on a family farm, and… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - 'Inseparable Books'

KENTUCKY (8/1/15) — Did you know books have muscles? Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a couple of kid scientists show us the strength of two books. INGREDIENTS 2 Books INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Overlap the pages of each book. STEP 2: Have one person grasp the spine of one of the books, while another person grasps the spine of the other book. STEP 3: Attempt to separate the books by pulling.… Read More...
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Who Will Be America's Next President?

KENTUCKY (8/1/15) — Most Americans cannot tell you how many Republicans are running for President. If they are like me at this point, they don't care. I suppose if 10 more people announce their candidacy we would just nod our heads sort of like Linda Blair did in the movie The Exorcist. If you didn't see the movie it wasn't pretty. There is not much pretty right now about all the political… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'In Scorn of the…

KENTUCKY (8/1/15) — "If there was one last crust of bread in this town, it would be mine." That's a quote from a rather pretentious member of the clergy, stating how God would take care of him should the world come unhinged tomorrow. "Everyone else may starve," he continued, "but God has promised me that I will always have enough." This preacher quickly defended his statement by quoting Psalm… Read More...
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A.G. Conway Announces Two Cybercrimes…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/31/15) – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest of two men. Joseph Andrew Morgan Oldani, 29, of Oregon and Ashish Ashok Parekh, 33, of Louisville were arrested yesterday by Attorney General Conway's Cybercrime investigators. The charges are the results of unrelated investigations that began in July of 2015. Oldani is from Oregon and was… Read More...
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KU Employees Volunteer across the State…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (7/31/15) — For the 11th straight year, more than 280 employee volunteers and family members are joining together for the single largest volunteerism event, called Day of Caring, held each year by Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company. Volunteers will be helping at various local schools, coordinating school supply drives, filling more than 16,000… Read More...
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Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/29/15) — The 60th Annual Miss Hopkins County Fair Pageant began with thunder and lightning as 12 beauties lit up the stage on Tuesday evening. The Ballard Center was full of anticipation and excitement as the crowd watched the ladies strut in to the lively beat of “Welcome to New York,” the theme for the evening. The contestants were judged in sportswear, swimsuit,… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/31/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, July 31. James L. Spink III, of Dixon, was charged July 31 with violation of a Kentucky EPPO/DVO. Crystal Dawn Davis, of Slaughters, was charged July 31 with giving a police officer a false name or address. Jordan T. Isabell, of Earlington, was charged July 30 with second-degree disorderly… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/31/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office recently released the following reports. John D. Tyson, of Madisonville, was charged July 24 on Hopkins County warrants for tampering with physical evidence, second-degree forgery, harassing communications, failure to appear and first-degree perjury. Sarah L. Garcia, of Madisonville, was charged July 26 on a Hopkins County… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/31/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday July 30, 2015. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 6 - 9 - 7 Thursday Evening 7 - 5 - 4 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 4 - 3 - 7 - 9 Thursday Evening 3 - 7 - 9 - 5 Cash Ball Thursday 3 - 14 - 26 - 33 - 21 Kicker 2 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 2 5 Cash Card Thursday 10C - 6H - 4C - 8C - 5S Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are… Read More...
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Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/31/15) — The following fines were handed down in Hopkins District Court recently: Janice A. Spann, contempt of court, two days. Patrick D. Rickard, careless driving, failure to produce insurance card, deferred to traffic school, $243. Paul W. Bruce, probation violation, five days. Eric A. Wescott, failure to maintain required insurance (second offense or greater), $668.… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/30/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, July 30. Maximilian H. Jones, of Madisonville, was charged July 30 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offenses and second-degree disorderly conduct. Tricia R. Golden, of Newbern, Tenn., was charged July 29 with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $500 and… Read More...
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UPDATE: Body of Missing 8 Year Old…

UPDATE: WICKLIFFE, Ky. (7/30/15 – 1:15 p.m.) The search for Skyleigh Pool continued throughout the night by numerous agencies from various states. Skyleigh’s body was found at approximately 8 a.m. this morning in a pond about one-quarter mile from her residence. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday in Louisville. Detective John Sims is conducting a death investigation. No foul play is suspected at… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/30/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday July 29, 2015. Powerball Wednesday 4 - 22 - 27 - 28 - 52 - 35 Power Play 3 Pick 3 Wednesday Midday 4 - 3 - 7 Wednesday Evening 9 - 2 - 5 Pick 4 Wednesday Midday 4 - 8 - 0 - 7 Wednesday Evening 8 - 9 - 3 - 4 Cash Ball Wednesday 13 - 16 - 17 - 24 - 2 Kicker 8 - 2 - 7 - 6 - 1 5 Cash Card Wednesday… Read More...
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Pet of the Day - Sky

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Lt. Gov. Luallen Honors Exemplary…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/29/15) — Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen honored 14 groups and individuals from across the Commonwealth for their volunteer and service contributions today at a ceremony in Frankfort. Lt. Gov. Luallen and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes presented the Governor's Service Awards at the Governor's Mansion. The awards honored service… Read More...

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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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Berry Employees Accept Kickin' Kafe 'Battle of the Burgers' Challenge

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/24/15) – What’s for breakfast this sunny Friday morning? For a group of Berry Plastics third-shift employees, it was a healthy 5-pound… Read More...
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Nation's Oldest Travel Team Tournament Still Running Strong

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (7/20/15) — SurfKY News was at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville over the weekend for the Kentucky Hoopfest directed by Hopkins County… Read More...
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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...
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Splendor of Adsmore Shared with Historical Society

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/16/15) — Hopkins County Historical Society met for their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9th. This month the group was honored to have… Read More...
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Focus on Hopkins County: Jack Merrill

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/11/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Jack Merrill with the Hopkins County Humane Society on this episode of Focus on Hopkins County. Learn… Read More...
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VIDEO: MCC Nursing Includes Three Pursing Doctor in Nursing Practice Degrees

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/9/15) – Madisonville Community College’s Nursing Division recently announced three faculty members are pursuing Doctor of nursing practice… Read More...
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Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest Synthetic Drug Ring Busted

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
'Brain Melting' Synthetic Drug Round Up Nets 11 Including Kingpin HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/24/15) — Thirteen people from around Hopkins and Webster counties are… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Larry E. Wilson, 75, of Madisonville

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/1/15) — Larry E. Wilson, 75, of Madisonville, KY died on Friday, July 31, 2015 at his home. He was born on October…

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'The Free' Gets Greenville Crowd Groovin'

GREENVILLE, Ky. (8/2/15) — Around 900 people lined Main Street in Greenville to enjoy Saturday's concert during the… Read More

Opportunity Available to Become a Martin Scholar

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/1/15) – Thinking of going back to school to finish your degree but need a little cash to make it… Read More
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