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Republican Headquarters Celebrates Open House

October 19, 2014 Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/19/2014) – Open House Saturday as candidates, constituents, supporters and campaign workers gathered. Hopkins County Republican Headquarters celebrated Open House today at their…

Hopkins County Sports

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2014 Rotary Football Championship Decided in a Close Contest

by Ron Sanders
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/18/14) — The 2014 Rotary Football Championship Game was not decided until the very last second. Read More...

Lady Maroons Capture Seventh District Championship

by Steve LeMaster
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/17/14) — The Madisonville-North Hopkins Lady Maroons captured their third straight Seventh District girls' soccer title Thursday night, toppling Caldwell County 7-1 in the… Read More...


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The Legend of Jack-o'-Lanterns

KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — The tradition of jack-o'-lanterns began in Ireland and Scotland, and pumpkins were not the first gourd of choice to use as lanterns. Turnips and rutabagas were often used because of their availability. When Irish immigrants migrated to America, they brought their jack-o'-lantern traditions with them. Turnips were not as prevalent on this side of the Atlantic, so carvers… Read More...

Avoid Halloween Makeup Allergies and…

KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — What are the horrors of Halloween? Many might say encountering a gruesome ghoul or a blood-sucking vampire is the most horrific part of Halloween. However, an allergic reaction can be just as scary as ghosts and goblins come Halloween. The candy a child eats, the makeup kids use as part of their costumes or even the costume itself can cause an allergic reaction. Parents and… Read More...

Kentucky Energy Department Releases…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/19/14) — In celebration of October as Energy Awareness month, the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence has released the virtual solar energy story map. For those unfamiliar with a story map, a story map uses geography to present information and is designed for everyone. The solar energy story map takes a visitor around the state virtually to view… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - Oct. 19, 2014

KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — My hunting plans this year was to put some meat in the freezer while waiting on the big bucks to show themselves during the rut. I have been able to do that even though there’s still room for another one. The pressure really subsides after that first arrow finds its mark. It’s like catching a limit of fish in a tournament and spending the rest of the day culling the small… Read More...
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Right-to-Work: The Right Message for…

KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — The 3,748 manufacturers that have stayed in Kentucky and employ 228,600 workers, despite a less-than-friendly business atmosphere, deserve all of the accolades Frankfort can muster, including Gov. Steve Beshear’s decree that October is 'Manufacturing Month in the Commonwealth.' Perhaps this could be followed by “Political Courage Month” in November, during which the governor… Read More...

Key to Cooking with Pumpkins

KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — Autumn is ripe with vibrant colors and scenery. One of the more vivid sights this time of year are the bright, orange pumpkins that adorn walkways and front porches of homes and businesses. Not only are pumpkins ideal for decorating, but they're also great to eat. Some people who plan to carve jack-o-lanterns mistakenly believe the same type of pumpkin can be used in their… Read More...

How Senior Donors Can Avoid Scams

KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — Con artists masquerading as charities can victimize anyone, but seniors are especially vulnerable to such criminals. Men and women who perpetrate charitable fraud often target older men and women, feeling that seniors are more likely to have a significant amount of money in their bank accounts and less likely to report crimes for fear of embarrassment. But even if seniors… Read More...

Research Important When Choosing a…

KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — Were you nominated to do the ice bucket challenge during the summer of 2014? This fundraiser for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, swept social media, spurring the participation of private citizens, celebrities and even world leaders. But the challenge also managed to raise awareness and funds to go toward ALS research. While the ice bucket challenge and similar… Read More...

Kentucky's Jobless Rate Plummets to 6.7…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/18/14) — Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in September 2014 at 6.7 percent from a revised 7.1 percent in August 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. It marks the single-biggest one-month drop in unemployment… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - Bloody Handprint

KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — Halloween is just weeks away. If you are searching for a spooky experiment, our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us a special paper. When slapped with a baking soda covered hand, the paper turns blood red. INGREDIENTS Goldenrod Paper Baking Soda Water INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Mix one cup of baking soda with 1 cup of warm water. Dip the palm of your hand into… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/18/14) — The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: Pumpkin Roll Soapbox Derby Rally Race will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 19. For more information, call (270) 839-4177. Light of Chance “A Beautiful Mess” 5k Run will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at 122 North Franklin Street. For more information,… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'Dancing, not…

KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — There is a story about two monks walking along the road when they come to a shallow, muddy river. A beautiful woman in a long white dress is standing there. She can't figure out how to continue her journey without ruining her outfit. So one of the monks picks her up in his arms - something he was absolutely forbidden to do, for touching a woman was against his vows - and he… Read More...
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Financial Institutions Board to Hold…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/17/14) — The Board of the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions will meet from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown in the Great Hall. The annual meeting provides an opportunity for the 12 members who represent the banking, consumer finance, credit union and securities industries to receive and to comment on… Read More...

Anti-Bullying Task Force to Hold First…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/17/14) — The Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force will hold its first meeting Oct. 22, beginning its work to study bullying in schools and recommend practices and policies to help foster safer, harassment-free school environments. Governor Steve Beshear announced the task force in September. Its first meeting will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Auditorium Room… Read More...
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Rep. Brent Yonts Named Vice Chair of…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/17/14) — State Rep. Brent Yonts, who has long played a key role in helping Kentucky's businesses and their workers succeed, has been named vice chairman of the National Conference of State Legislatures' Labor & Economic Development Committee for the next two years. House Speaker Greg Stumbo made the announcement. Rep. Yonts has served in several leadership roles on the… Read More...

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/17/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Oct. 17. Decaree Mitchell, 34, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant Oct. 16 for assault in the second degree. The arresting officer was Kyle Pharris. Amanda Dukes, 32, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant Oct. 16 for contempt of court. The arresting officer was Paul Haynie.… Read More...

Gov. Beshear Announces $1.5 Million for…

HAZARD, Ky. (10/17/14) — Governor Steve Beshear announced $1.5 million for the design and construction of several improvements to the water treatment, distribution, and billing systems in the city of Hazard in Perry County. The project will increase Hazard's water storage capacity and strengthen the system's dependability, said Gov. Beshear. "Every Kentuckian needs reliable access to safe,… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/17/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday Oct. 16, 2014. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 0 - 0 - 9 Thursday Evening 9 - 4 - 9 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 1 - 5 - 7 - 9 Thursday Evening 3 - 8 - 6 - 8 Cash Ball Thursday 3 - 10 - 13 - 32 - 23 Kicker 9 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 2 Decades of Dollars Thursday 21 - 22 - 23 - 26 - 30 - 36 5 Cash Card Thursday 8C - KD -… Read More...
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Hopkins Fiscal Court Building and…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/17/14) — The Hopkins Fiscal Court Building and Grounds Committee will have a special called meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 North Main Street, Madisonville Ky. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Kim Blue Read More...
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Madisonville City Council Meeting…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/16/14) — Madisonville City Council will meet in regular session at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Click here to view agenda for complete meeting details. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Leslie Curneal Read More...

Plastikon Industries to Expand in…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/16/14) — Dozens of new jobs are coming to Grayson County. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Plastikon Industries plans to expand its Leitchfield production plant. Plastikon, a manufacturer of plastic injection molding for the automotive industry, is expected to create 65 new jobs and invest $10.3 million into the project. "This is our third project with Plastikon since 2007,… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/16/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014. Powerball Wednesday 5 - 7 - 19 - 27 - 28 - 20 Power Play 2 Pick 3 Wednesday Midday 5 - 4 - 6 Wednesday Evening 6 - 3 - 9 Pick 4 Wednesday Midday 9 - 1 - 4 - 6 Wednesday Evening 3 - 0 - 7 - 5 Cash Ball Wednesday 3 - 4 - 7 - 13 - 4 Kicker 8 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 0 5 Cash Card Wednesday JD… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/16/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, Oct. 16. Amanda Lawhorn, 32, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant Oct. 15 for contempt of court. The arresting officer was Paul Haynie. Tabitha Harp, 30, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant Oct. 15 for non-payment of fines. The arresting officer was Matt Sanderson. Glenn… Read More...
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Providers Receiving Child Care…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/15/14) — The Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced proposed changes that will improve access to high-quality child care for children who qualify for the Child Care Assistance Program. Under a new proposed regulation, child care providers who provide subsidized child care services will be required to begin participation in the STARS for KIDS NOW program – the state's… Read More...

Statewide Sports News


UK Soccer to Face No. 9 New Mexico in C-USA Showdown

LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/17/14) — The Kentucky men's soccer team will take on ninth-ranked New Mexico Saturday at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in a… Read More...
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UK Hoops Ranks in Top 15 of Preseason Magazines

LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/17/14) — After its school-record fifth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and fifth consecutive season with 25-plus wins, the… Read More...
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UK Cross Country Set for Final Regular-Season Test at Pre-Nats

LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/17/14) — The UK cross country teams' final regular-season tune-up before postseason begins will come Saturday at the Pre-National… Read More...
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UK Continues Fall Season at ITA All-Americans, Wildcat Invite

LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/17/14) — The Kentucky women's tennis team continues fall competition at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships, Oct. 17-21 in… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Hazel Crick Dugger, 72, of Mortons Gap, Ky.

MORTONS GAP, Ky. – Hazel Crick Dugger, 72, of Mortons Gap, Ky. passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Baptist Health Madisonville. She…
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Trick-or-Trot 5K Glow Run Oct. 25 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park

CADIZ, Ky. (10/18/14) — The next 5K race in the Western Kentucky State Park Race Series will have a decidedly Halloween… Read More

Muhlenberg County Celebrates New Farmer’s Market

POWDERLY, Ky. (10/18/14) — The Muhlenberg County farmers market celebrated their grand opening Wednesday, Oct. 15… Read More
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