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AIRPLAY: Travis Dukes Makes Stop for Jam Session

February 27, 2015 Paul McRee, SurfKY News
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 tour, write original music, and most…

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Tickets for Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Banquet on Sale March 21

LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/27/15) — The Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2015 will be inducted in an afternoon ceremony at the Lexington Center on Saturday, March… Read More...
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Bria Goss Named to SEC Community Service Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/26/15) — University of Kentucky women's basketball player Bria Goss was named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, it was… Read More...
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Limited Tickets Remain for UK Hoops Senior Day vs. South Carolina

LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/26/15) — The University of Kentucky ticket office announced on Thursday afternoon that limited tickets remain for the UK women's basketball… Read More...
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Snyder Leads Wildcats to Top 10 Finish

KENTUCKY (2/25/15) — Junior David Snyder shot a 1-under par (71) on the final day of the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate to lead the Kentucky men's… Read More...

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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/27/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Friday, Feb. 27. Brianna K. Payne, of Nortonville, was charged Feb. 25 on Hopkins County warrants for non-payment of fines. Denver D. Caraway, of Madisonville, was charged Feb. 25 with possession of synthetic drugs. Kaitlyn A. Stone, of Madisonville, was charged Feb. 25 with possession of synthetic… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/27/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Feb. 27. Warren H. Wadlington, of Madisonville, was charged Feb. 26 with theft by unlawful taking, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and failure to produce insurance card. Joseph W. Chaney, of Chaffe, Mo., was charged Feb. 26 with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of… Read More...
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Senate Week in Review — Feb. 27, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/27/15) — With just one full week of the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly remaining, the Senate continued to pass a high number of bills for a short, or non-budget, year. The bills have tackled some issues that are important to Kentuckians - education, drug abuse, domestic violence and health care. The earlier students become engaged in post-secondary… Read More...
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Treasurer Hollenbach Financial Literacy…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/27/15) — Today, House Bill 375, a bill to create a Kentucky Financial Literacy Commission was passed in the Kentucky House of Representatives. "We've got a lot of public support for moving Kentucky forward in financial literacy," said Treasurer Todd Hollenbach. "This is something we need in our commonwealth and I'm glad the House agrees." Sponsored by Representative James Kay,… Read More...
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Winter Storm Leaves behind Potential…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/27/15) — Many private residences, businesses, schools and other public facilities across the Commonwealth, especially in eastern Kentucky, have been impacted or closed for an extended period of time following the recent winter storm, creating the potential for increased risks related to water and food safety. Individuals and facilities affected by boil water advisories and water… Read More...
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KSP Charges Boone County Man with…

BURLINGTON, Ky. (2/27/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on Feb. 26, 2015, at approximately 9 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Boone County Sheriff's Dept., arrested John E. Schank, 46, for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. The report said Schank was arrested as the result of an… Read More...
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The Potentially Harmful Effects of Mold…

US (2/27/15) — The presence of mold in a home is a sight few homeowners want to see. In addition to being unsightly, mold found in a home can be unhealthy. While certain cleaners may prove effective at removing mold, homeowners who want to remove existing mold growths and prevent future growths may benefit from gaining a greater understanding of mold and why it grows inside homes. What is mold?… Read More...
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Whitfield Presses Health Secretary on…

WASHINGTON (2/27/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, questioned U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Feb. 26, Sylvia Burwell in a Health Subcommittee hearing entitled "Examining the FY 2016 HHS Budget." The President's fiscal year 2016 budget proposal was submitted to Congress on Feb. 2, 2015 and requests an $80 billion increase in… Read More...
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How to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions…

US (2/27/15) — Greenhouse gases are gases in the atmosphere that absorb and emit radiation. Water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and ozone are the primary greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere, and according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, these gases are significant contributors to climate change. While climate change poses a considerable threat, it's… Read More...
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Tips for Travelers Considering a Cruise

US (2/27/15) — Cruises are a popular vacation option that appeal to travelers for a number of reasons. When on a cruise, vacationers typically get to see numerous cities in various countries while spending their nights aboard luxurious ships that cater to their every need. Those who have never been on a cruise may not know what to look for as they consider taking the cruise plunge. The following… Read More...
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Warning Signs a Tire is about to Go Flat

US (2/27/15) — Few drivers will be fortunate enough to go their entire driving lives without encountering at least one flat tire. Flat tires range from the inconvenient flats, which may interrupt a road trip or make drivers late for work or an appointment, to more dangerous blowouts, which can compromise the safety of drivers, their passengers and anyone else on the road when the tire gives out.… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/27/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 3 - 1 - 7 Thursday Evening 5 - 0 - 4 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 9 - 8 - 5 - 1 Thursday Evening 9 - 1 - 8 - 3 Cash Ball Thursday 8 - 23 - 24 - 31 - 22 Kicker 4 - 0 - 7 - 8 - 1 5 Cash Card Thursday Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are determined by the… Read More...
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Whitfield Meets with American Legion…

WASHINGTON (2/27/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office Tuesday Feb. 24 with officers from Campbellsville representing the Kentucky American Legion. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Marty Irby Read More...
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KYTC Crews to Pre-Treat Today for…

KENTUCKY (2/26/15) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews across the 11 counties of District 2 plan to pre-treat area highways today. Motorists should be alert for spray trucks and support vehicles on the road starting around 8 a.m., CST. Spraying brine on road surfaces leaves a fine powder of salt that is available to be activated by falling precipitation in the early hours of a winter weather… Read More...
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Rep. Jenkins' Kentucky Pregnant…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/26/15) — A measure that would require employers to make reasonable accommodations for their pregnant workers passed unanimously out of the House today by a vote of 95-0. House Bill 218 - called the Kentucky Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act - is sponsored by Rep. Joni Jenkins of Louisville. Longer or more frequent breaks, time off to recover from childbirth, modification of… Read More...
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McConnell Condemns FCC's Move to Put…

WASHINGTON (2/26/15) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today condemning the Obama Administration's 'Net Neutrality' rule: Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Announces NASCO Expansion…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/26/15) — Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that NHK of America Suspension Components Inc. is planning a $15 million expansion in Bowling Green. NASCO will invest $15.2 million to construct a new building next to its existing facility on Nashville Road. The project will be completed in the next two years. "NASCO demonstrates why Kentucky's reputation continues to grow as an… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/26/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, Feb. 26. Sonja R. Dean, of Madisonville, was charged Feb. 25 with two counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance. John Bilderback, of Madisonville, was charged Feb. 26 with fourth-degree domestic violence, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and first-degree unlawful… Read More...
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Hopkins County Health Department Food…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/26/15) — The following is your update on local restaurant inspections for the Hopkins County area, courtesy of the Hopkins County Health Department. Earlington School Café 100 Hopkins County Central High School 100 Taco Bell 94 Scoop handles touching food product Trash/Debris build-up around garbage disposal Thermometers not found in some cooling units #9 Steakhouse 100… Read More...
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KSP Charges Madison County Man with…

RICHMOND, Ky. (2/26/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on Feb. 25, 2015, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by Post 7- Richmond, arrested Frankie H. Hardy, 29, for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. The report said Hardy was arrested as the result of an undercover… Read More...

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Probation and Parole Violators - February 26, 2015

Probation and Parole has issued a new list of their top most wanted. Read More...
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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - February 25, 2015

Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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Coming Attractions to Glema Center in March

Brad Downall, Director of the Glema Center discusses upcoming events to their facility. Read More...
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SurfKY Spotlight: Amber Vincent State Farm

Amber Vincent State Farm's mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. Read More...
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Bridal, Prom & Pageant Expo Draws Crowds

Madisonville’s first Bridal, Prom and Pageant Expo took place from 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday Feb. 8 at the Ballard Convention Center. Read More...
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MPD Stresses Dangers of Texting While Driving

Lt. Billy Poe with the Madisonville Police Department discuss the dangers of texting while driving. Read More...
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SurfKY Spotlight: Train to Win Sports

Bobby Sandidge spoke with SurfKY about the role Train to Win Sports can play with our community's youth. Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Lonnie James Votaw of Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Lonnie James Votaw of Madisonville, passed away on Feb. 26, 2015 at his home. He was born on Jan. 7, 1966 in Paducah,…
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Local Church Hosting Spring Campmeeting

Pastors Tim and Barbara Rigdon of New Covenant Christian Center in Providence to host a Spring Campmeeting featuring… Read More

One Lane Traffic on US 68 Eggners Ferry Bridge Saturday, Feb. 28

KENTUCKY (2/26/15) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the… Read More
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