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HCCHS Student Has Unique Eye for Art

March 01, 2015 Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/28/15) ― Hopkins County-Central High School 10th grader Candius Weaver has been spending the last few years perfecting her technique with her artwork. “I have been drawing for…

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UK Athletics to Deepen Investment in Center for Academic and Tutorial Services

LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/28/15) – The University of Kentucky's Center for Academic and Tutorial Services, the first-of-its-kind support program in the nation for… Read More...
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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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Outdoor Truths - March 1, 2015

KENTUCKY (3/1/15) — I can remember several years ago, going fishing on a sunny but cold day in February. It was the first nice Saturday we had had in a long time. The plan was to do a little bass fishing and enjoy our first trip of the year. I was with a friend and we were taking his boat. He had not had it in the water in several months. I had tried my best to make all the necessary preparations… Read More...
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Dave Says - March 1, 2015

KENTUCKY (3/1/15) — This week Dave discusses serious about getting out of debt and it’s a better idea to pre-plan. Dear Dave, Should you budget for mad money, or just carrying around cash, when you’re trying to get out of debt? Aurora Dear Aurora, What really matters is the amount of mad money you allow yourself to have. Everyone needs a little pocket money. It’s probably not going to throw you… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of March 1, 2015

KENTUCKY (3/1/15) — The 30-day regular legislative session in Frankfort is more than halfway through, but things are not slowing down-at least in the House. Two of my bills advanced to the Senate last week along with over four dozen other bills ranging from hydraulic fracking to protecting the state's teachers' retirement system. My legislation included HB 306, moved to the Senate on a 92-0 vote,… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Proclaims March Sexual…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/28/15) — The prevention and advocacy efforts of several individuals were highlighted Feb. 25 by Gov. Steve Beshear and advocates as part of the kickoff of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Capitol Rotunda event was cosponsored by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs. Gov. Beshear signed a proclamation… Read More...

KSU Hosting Annual Bluegrass Beekeepers…

KENTUCKY (2/28/15) — The annual Bluegrass Beekeepers School will be held on March 7, 2015 at Kentucky State University in Frankfort. The school normally attracts more than 350 Beekeepers from across the state. Registration for the day-long event begins at 8 a.m. with the first session at 9 a.m. The school concludes at 3:30 p.m. The keynote for the school will be delivered by Dr. Subba Reddy… Read More...

Whitfield Meets with American Physical…

WASHINGTON (2/28/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015, with representatives of the American Physical Therapy Association. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Robert Hankins Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for Hopkins…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/28/15) ― The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: • Pam’s Dance Barn will be dancing the night away from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at 35 Cedar Lane. For more information, call (270) 836-4649. • Rufus Baker will be performing live from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at The Crowed House. For more information, call (270) 825-1178. • A… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - 'Scribblebot'

KENTUCKY (2/28/15) — Markers and paper, a few ingredients your kids might use to create a masterpiece. Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how to use these ingredients along with a few others from around the house to engineer a Scribblebot. INGREDIENTS 4 Markers 1 Popsicle Stick 1 Large Disposable 18oz Drinking Cup 1 AAA Battery Holder with Switch 2 AAA Batteries 1 Motor… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'The Fewer the…

KENTUCKY (2/28/15) — A desperate executive sought the counsel of an old guru who lived in a mountain cave. The executive was living a harried and hurried life. He was frustrated, his prayers were powerless, and his soul was tired. The holy man listened to his guest for a while, then retreated deep into his cave, returning shortly with a basin. He scooped water from the muddy little stream passing… 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...

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...

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...

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...

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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Local Church Hosting Spring Campmeeting

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

Probation and Parole Violators - February 26, 2015

Probation and Parole has issued a new list of their top most wanted. Read More...

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - February 25, 2015

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

Coming Attractions to Glema Center in March

Brad Downall, Director of the Glema Center discusses upcoming events to their facility. Read More...

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...

SurfKY Spotlight: Two Rivers

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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...

MPD Stresses Dangers of Texting While Driving

Lt. Billy Poe with the Madisonville Police Department discuss the dangers of texting while driving. Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Norma 'Jeane' Tomblinson, 93, of Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Norma "Jeane" Tomblinson, 93, of Madisonville passed away, Feb. 28, 2015 at her residence in Madisonville. Mrs.…
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Libraries’ Drawing Contest Begins March 2

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (3/1/15) — Muhlenberg County Public Libraries is hosting a creative drawing contest throughout… Read More

March Events and More at Land Between the Lakes

KENTUCKY (2/28/15) — The following are the upcoming events and more at Land Between The Lakes: The Golden Pond Visitor… Read More
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