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Fire at Gas Pump Prompts Firefighters Swift Action

August 30, 2015 Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/30/15) ― A car that erupted in flames near several gas pumps prompted quick action by Madisonville Fire Department tonight. Firefighters were aggressively extinguishing the blaze…

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UHA Blanks Hopkins County Central, 3-0

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/28/15) — Visiting University Heights Academy shut out Hopkins County Central 3-0 in a boys' high school soccer game on Thursday. Noah Thomas paced the Blazers with two goals and…

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Kentucky High School Football Schedule

KENTUCKY (8/28/15) — The following is the Kentucky High School Football Schedule for Friday Aug. 28 and Saturday Aug. 29, 2015. Friday, Aug. 28 Clay County at… Read More...
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Third Region Volleyball Records

KENTUCKY (8/28/15) — The following are the Third Region Volleyball Records. Third Region Volleyball Records Daviess County (7-0) Grayson County (7-2) Edmonson… Read More...
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First Region Volleyball Records

KENTUCKY (8/28/15) — The following are the First Region Volleyball Records. First Region Volleyball Records Carlisle County (8-2) Marshall County (7-2)… Read More...
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Second Region Volleyball Records

KENTUCKY (8/28/15) — The following are the Second Region Volleyball Records. Second Region Volleyball Records Henderson County (6-1) Caldwell County (6-1)… Read More...

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Happenings, Meetings Listed for…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/30/15) ― The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • Calvary Temple Community is "Feeding the Hungry" and will be serving breakfast on Sunday, August 30, 9 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast is free and everyone is welcome. • The Kentucky Career Center/Office of Employment and Training will host a blood drive for Baptist Health blood bank Monday, August 31, 10… Read More...
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Education Chief Reflects on Service

KENTUCKY (8/30/15) — In his first years on the job, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday had to implement a series of reforms passed by the legislature in 2009 followed by Common Core standards all while making ends meet with fewer state dollars for K-12 schools. As he prepares to retire next Monday, Holliday reflects on his busy six years as the head of public education in the… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of Aug. 30, 2015

KENTUCKY (8/30/15) — State lawmakers in 2016 will again consider allowing Kentuckians with disabilities to amass personal savings for qualified expenses under the federal ABLE Act without endangering their federal disability benefits. Federal regulations are now in place-hopefully addressing some concerns Kentucky lawmakers had with state enabling legislation for the Achieving a Better Life… Read More...
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Dave Says - Aug. 30, 2015

KENTUCKY (8/30/15) — This week Dave discusses the best medicine and money and behavior. Dear Dave, I’ve worked in a hospital as a nurse for 10 years. I make good money working long hours. The problem is that it seems to disappear, and I’m left trying to stretch those last few dollars to the end of the month. I know I eat out a lot. I grab quick meals between shifts and on the way home because I’m… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - 'Inertia Antenna'

KENTUCKY (8/29/15) — Have you ever wanted to create your own light bulb? Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how to use a few ingredients from around the house to engineer a the toilet paper tube light bulb. INGREDIENTS Metal Clothes Hanger Play-Doh INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Bend the metal clothes hanger into an "M" shape. STEP 2: Place equal amounts of Play-Doh on the legs of… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'The Wisdom to Wait'

KENTUCKY (8/29/15) — Two monks lived together in a monastery for decades. In time one of them died, and within months the other followed. The first monk awoke to discover that he was in heaven, and never had he experienced such happiness. But he realized that his friend wasn't with him, so he took to traveling the heavenly realms to find him. This search, however, did not produce one trace of his… Read More...
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Rep. Montell Proposes Bill to Stop…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/28/15) — Representative Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville (58th District), announced today he will sponsor legislation in the 2016 Regular Session that if passed would stop the sweeping of excess funds from the Public Employees' Health Insurance Trust Fund into the General Fund, and instead be used to address the unfunded liability within the Commonwealth's pension systems. Rep.… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/28/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Aug. 28. Stephen J. Kyle, of Madisonville, was charged Aug. 27 on a Hopkins County warrant for non-payment of fines. Blake Caraway, of Madisonville, was charged Aug. 27 on a Hopkins County warrant for failure to appear. Kenneth W. Vannoy, of Madisonville, was charged Aug. 28 on a Webster County… Read More...
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Hopkins County Health Department Food…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/28/15) — The Hopkins County Health Department released the following restaurant/kitchen inspection ratings Thursday, Aug. 27. Shorts Grocery 97 Cooler door gasket needs repairing Lid needed on trash container in restroom Huck’s (South Main) 93 Thermometer not found in white freezer Thermometer not found in hot food holding unit Inside lip of ice machine needs cleaning Drink… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/28/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday Aug. 27, 2015. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 6 - 1 - 6 Thursday Evening 9 - 7 - 6 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 4 - 8 - 8 - 8 Thursday Evening 7 - 4 - 2 - 6 Cash Ball Thursday 14 - 21 - 31 - 33 - 31 Kicker 6 - 1 - 9 - 1 - 4 5 Cash Card Thursday 5D - 9S - KS - AC - 6C Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are… Read More...
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TVA Seeks Input on Study for Closing…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (8/28/15) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input on the scope of its Environmental Impact Statement to address the disposal of ash and other coal combustion residuals at its coal plants. CCRs are byproducts from the burning of coal or its emissions, such as fly ash, bottom ash and other materials. The purpose of the EIS is to help TVA comply with the CCR Rule… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/27/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, Aug. 27. Joseph G. Sheets, of Madisonville, was charged Aug. 26 with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence with no visible sign of injury. Joey D. Locke, of Madisonville, was charged Aug. 26 on a Hopkins County warrant for first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree criminal mischief,… Read More...
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KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/27/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on Aug. 27, 2015, at approximately 11:37 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown and the Louisville Metro Police Dept., arrested a Jefferson County man on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. The report said… Read More...
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Aviation Day to Land in Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/27/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, in conjunction with the Kentucky National Guard, will host Aviation Day at Capital City Airport from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 19 in Frankfort, Ky. "The purpose of Aviation Day is to spotlight the Capital City Airport and give folks an opportunity to come out and see the wide variety of aircraft that fly in here," airport… Read More...
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Rep. Steve Riggs Challenges State,…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/27/15) — After visiting the Kentucky State Fair and noting its long-standing emphasis on agriculture, state Rep. Steve Riggs said he is calling on his fellow legislators and those managing local and state government auto fleets to buy more flex-fuel vehicles and increase their use of E85 fuel. "Kentucky has a strong, diverse farming community, but we can and should be doing more… Read More...
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Jobless Rates down in 115 Kentucky…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/27/15) — Unemployment rates fell in 115 Kentucky counties between July 2014 and July 2015, but rose in five counties, 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 4 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Owen counties,… Read More...
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Remember Alison Parker, Adam Ward Not…

KENTUCKY (8/27/15) — WDBJ-TV Virginia television reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward were executed while doing their jobs. They were good people who were successful at what they did and loved their work. The insane ex-reporter who murdered them on live television killed himself. There are reports of some wacky manifesto and a faxed message to ABC about his state of mind. His state of mind was… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/27/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015. Powerball Wednesday 2 - 22 - 32 - 45 - 56 - 12 Power Play 5 Pick 3 Wednesday Midday 5 - 6 - 9 Wednesday Evening 1 - 4 - 6 Pick 4 Wednesday Midday 9 - 7 - 2 - 8 Wednesday Evening 5 - 8 - 6 - 8 Cash Ball Wednesday 8 - 11 - 25 - 30 - 3 Kicker 2 - 4 - 2 - 0 - 1 5 Cash Card Wednesday… Read More...
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Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug.…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/27/15) — The Kentucky Career Center Office of Employment and Training will be hosting a blood drive for Baptist Health Blood Bank from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. Center staff are inviting all county and city officials, city, county, federal and state employees, police officers, firefighters, sheriff's deputies, businesses and business owners as well as all employees to… Read More...
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Two Chicago Men Indicted for…

KENTUCKY (8/26/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, two Chicago men have been indicted by the United States District Court in Louisville following a 13-month joint investigation by the Kentucky State Police Vehicle Investigations Branch, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Illinois State Police, CargoNet and the FBI. The report said the indictments stem from multiple cargo… Read More...
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Aug. 26 Celebrated as National Dog Day

KENTUCKY (8/26/15) ― Today, Aug. 26 is National Dog Day ― founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige. According to nationaldogday.com, the day serves to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued and acknowledges family dogs as well as dogs that work each day to save lives and bring comfort. Dogs work for law enforcement, blind companions,… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/26/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, Aug. 26. Rex A. Holdway, of Central City, was charged Aug. 25 on a Muhlenberg County warrant for failure to appear. Bennie L. Johnson, of Madisonville, was charged Aug. 25 on a Hopkins County warrant for receiving stolen property under $500. Shelton T. Smith, Jr., of Nortonville, was charged… Read More...

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KENTUCKY (8/30/15) — In his first years on the job, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday had to implement a series of reforms passed by the… Read More...
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3rd Annual '9/11 Heroes Run' Fast Approaching

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/30/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Kelly Forbes and Whitney Wardrip with the 9/11 Heroes Run on this episode of Focus on Hopkins County.… Read More...
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Legislators Preview Election 2015

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KENTUCKY (8/26/15) — If the informal observations of the state’s legislative leadership are accurate, Kentuckians aren’t paying much attention to this year’s… Read More...
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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - August 26, 2015

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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Local Law Enforcement Serves Special Olympics by Serving Food, Fun

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/22/15) — Members of law enforcement gathered today for one cause — to raise money for Special Olympics through the “Tip a Cop” fundraiser… Read More...
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Focus on Hopkins County: Whitney Wardrip

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Tim Thomas speaks with Madisonville Housing Authority Executive Director Whitney Wardrip on this episode of Focus on Hopkins County. Read More...
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Focus on Hopkins County: Silas Matchem, Sr.

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Tim Thomas speaks with Silas Matchem, Sr. on this episode of Focus on Hopkins County. Read More...
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Spectacular September Coming to Glema Mahr Center

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/7/15) — Brad Downall, director of the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, describes the events coming in September at the center. Visit… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Tim Young, 66, of Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/30/15) — Tim Young, 66, of Madisonville, Kentucky died Saturday, August 29, 2015, at his residence in Madisonville. He…

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Join in the Fun at the 42nd Annual Piney Campers' Fair

KENTUCKY (8/29/15) – Piney Campground hosts its 42nd Annual Campers' Fair Sept. 16-20, 2015. Campers' Fair will… Read More

New High Traction Coating Aimed at Reducing Wet Weather Crashes on US 60 Curve

KENTUCKY (8/29/15) — Motorists traveling between Marion and Sullivan along U.S. 60 in northeastern Crittenden County… Read More
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Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission Meeting Aug. 27

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/24/15) — Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission meeting is set for 5:30 p.m., Aug. 27, 2015. Click here to view agenda. SurfKY… Read More

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/24/15) — The Madisonville Police Department will be joining agencies across the Nation for the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over… Read More

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (8/24/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, Aug. 24. Sara Carter, 29, of Dawson Springs, was… Read More

Girl Scouts Earn Service Awards by Serving Breakfast to Emergency Responders

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/24/15) — Hopkins County Girl Scout Troop 90 completed its Bronze Award Service Project Saturday, Aug. 22 during an Emergency Responder… Read More

Man Accused of Striking Woman Twice with Vehicle

ST. CHARLES, Ky. (8/24/15) — A St. Charles man has been charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment after police say he struck a… Read More

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/24/15) — The following fines were handed down recently in Hopkins District Court: Jacob S. Taylor, driving on a suspended or revoked… Read More

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/24/15) — A woman reported a possible fire at a residence she was allegedly burglarizing Saturday night after finding a stove burner left… Read More

Man Injured in Accident While Avoiding Deer

WHITE PLAINS, Ky. (8/23/15) ― A White Plains man was injured during an early morning accident after he ran off the road to avoid three deer standing in the… Read More

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