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Independence Bank Scholarship Reception Held March 25

March 28, 2015 Lynnsie Fulkerson
KENTUCKY (3/28/15) — Independence Bank awarded a record amount of $91,800 to area high school seniors within our service area at a scholarship reception held Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Ten students…

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MNHHS Rates Second in Kentucky Prep Softball Coaches Poll

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LONDON, Ky. (3/26/15) — McCracken County remains on top in the latest Kentucky Prep Softball Coaches Poll. Listed directly behind McCracken County is Madisonville-North Hopkins, which received enough… Read More...

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KSCA Ranks Top 10 Teams in All 16 Regions

LONDON, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Kentucky Softball Coaches Association has ranked the Top 10 teams in each of the state's 16 regions. Top-ranked teams from across… Read More...
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Kentucky (37-0), West Virginia (25-10) Box Scores from Thursday's Game

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/27/15) — The following are box scores from Kentucky's 78-39 win over West Virginia. UK advances to the Midwest Regional finals: Box Score… Read More...
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Martin Shines in Relief in Midweek Win over Morehead

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/26/15) — Storm Wilson smashed his first home run of the year and Taylor Martin fired 2.2 shutout innings in relief for his first career… Read More...
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McDaniel Named SEC Freshman of the Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/26/15) — Kentucky golfer Tyler 'Chip' McDaniel was tabbed the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week the league office announced… Read More...

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'Invisible Universe' Opens April 7 at…

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (3/28/15) — Invisible Universe. Viewing Our Cosmos in a Different Light will be presented April 7-May 14 at WKU's Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. About the show: We are simply bystanders in our vast universe, learning about the cosmos by analyzing the light that shines across space. Our eyes do an excellent… Read More...
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Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/28/15) — Four Roses is expanding again. Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday the company plans to build a new bottling facility in Bullitt County. Four Roses is expected to create up to 30 new jobs and invest $8 million into the project. "Four Roses is vital to Kentucky's rich bourbon heritage," said Gov. Beshear. "It's exciting to see the company continue to grow its… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/28/15) ― The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: The Sound of Music presented by Madisonville North Hopkins High School Music Department will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. The story of the von Trapp family has found a place in the hearts of everyone who has experienced it.… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'More Than A Change…

KENTUCKY (3/28/15) — "Repent" is a religious word I've heard most of my life, and to this day, it still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand with fright. As a child, I heard the call to repent burst from the lips of many a revival preacher. With the evangelist's bulging carotids, burning eyes, and angry finger pointing, I could feel the fires of hell licking at my heels. With "turn or… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - ' Expanding and…

KENTUCKY (3/28/15) — Ever wonder what happens when you remove the air from inside and outside a Peep? Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us by placing a Peep in a vacuum. INGREDIENTS Peeps Vacuum Pumper and Chamber INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Place a few Peeps inside of the chamber. STEP 2: Use the vacuum pumper to remove as much air from the chamber as possible and observe.… Read More...
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KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on March 26, 2015, at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown, arrested a Jefferson County man for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Christopher L. Miller, 32, was arrested as the result of an undercover… Read More...
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It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health continues to emphasize the importance of influenza vaccine following a recent increase in flu activity attributed to influenza B viruses. While influenza A has accounted for most of the flu activity so far this season, it is not uncommon for influenza B types to become more predominant in the latter half of a flu season.… Read More...
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Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/27/15) — The college town of Lexington, Ky., has a new institute of learning, one that schools its students in beer and spirits. The unique school will be the only brewing and distilling academy in the state, as well as the only one connected to an operating brewery and distillery - Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. The Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy is… Read More...
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Special Called Meeting March 31

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Madisonville City Council will meet in special called session Tuesday, March 31, 2015 for a budget working session. Read More...
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Recognize, Honor, Thank; Gov. Beshear…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/27/15) — Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a proclamation naming Monday, March 30, 2015, to be Vietnam Veterans' Day in Kentucky. "During the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration, it is important that we encourage Kentuckians to reach out to the Vietnam Veterans in our communities to recognize, honor and thank them," said Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, March 27. Phillip D. Young, of Madisonville, was charged March 26 with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/meth and second-degree fleeing from police. Kami J. Rickard, of Madisonville, was charged March 26 with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/meth and fleeing… Read More...
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Hopkins Grand Jury Indictments Handed…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — A Hopkins County Grand Jury recently handed down the following indictments. Joseph Allard, 29, of Madisonville, operating a motor vehicle while license revoked/suspended operator's license, two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael Consolino, II, 32, of Dawson Springs, first-degree sexual abuse… Read More...
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Hopkins County Health Department Food…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Hopkins County Health Department released the following restaurant/kitchen inspection ratings Thursday, March 26. Kangaroo (Beulah) 98 Thermometers not found in some coolers Ideal Market Deli (D.S.) 98 F’real Milkshakes stored on floor in walk-in cooler Brook Hollow Farm Catering 100 Huck’s (South Main) 98 Floor beneath drink dispensers need cleaning Wall… Read More...
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Senate Week in Review - March 27, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/27/15) — State senators worked early into Wednesday morning, the final day of the session, to ensure the passage of the hallmark piece of legislation of the session, an omnibus bill designed to fight the devastating heroin epidemic. Bipartisan agreement was reached on two other key issues, stabilizing the road fund and expanding domestic violence protections, that allowed… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/27/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday March 26, 2015. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 6 - 0 - 3 Thursday Evening 1 - 9 - 6 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 2 - 7 - 2 - 6 Thursday Evening 5 - 9 - 2 - 1 Cash Ball Thursday 4 - 13 - 30 - 32 - 9 Kicker 7 - 8 - 0 - 2 - 2 5 Cash Card Thursday 7S - JH - 5C - QS - 7H Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are… Read More...
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Whitfield Works to Secure Quality…

WASHINGTON (3/27/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) voted March 26, 2015, in support of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which permanently repeals the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula and replaces it with reforms that will return stability to Medicare physician payments. The bipartisan measure overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives by a vote… Read More...
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Senate Adopts Sen. Ridley's Resolution…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Kentucky State Senate Tuesday adopted Senator Dorsey Ridley's resolution (Senate Resolution 224) urging the federal government to rename the Paducah Federal Courthouse the "Edward H. Johnstone Federal Building and United States Courthouse." "Judge Johnstone was an outstanding federal judge and a true Kentuckian," said Senator Ridley, D-Henderson. "We want to honor… Read More...
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Amendment to Fight War on Coal Passes…

WASHINGTON (3/27/15) — The United States Senate approved (57-43) a bipartisan amendment by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that would prohibit the withholding of federal highway funds from states that refuse to submit a plan to implement a proposed new EPA regulation. The McConnell amendment to the Senate's budget resolution would protect states and ensure no highway funds were… Read More...
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Inappropriate Teacher-Student…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/27/15) — One of the key components of public education is the fact there should be a high level of public trust. The faculty and staff of our schools are entrusted daily with the lives and safety of our most vulnerable and impressionable citizens, the students. As both a legislator and educator, I take that charge seriously and am aware their futures rely heavily on not only the… Read More...
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Justice David A. Barber Formally Sworn…

FRANKFORT, Ky., (3/27/15) — Justice David A. Barber was formally sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky March 23, 2015, by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. Justice Barber was joined by his wife, children and grandchildren at the investiture service. The event took place in the Supreme Court Courtroom at the state Capitol in Frankfort. Chief Justice Minton, other… Read More...

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Faces & Stories: The People of Land Between the Lakes

Western Kentucky — SurfKY.com was on location at Land Between the Lakes in Western Kentucky in the fall of 2014. Gary and Annjeana Gates had the opportunity to… Read More...
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AIRPLAY: Travis Dukes Makes Stop for Jam Session

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… Read More...
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VIDEO: Educators, Leaders Share 'State of Education'

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — The Madisonville - Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon to discuss the state of education for Hopkins County and… Read More...
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Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved Sunday

Earlier this week, SurfKY shared a viral post from Grapevine Baptist Church through Facebook. Read More...
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SurfKY Spotlight: Kevin L. Rice Allstate

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (1/22/15) — Insurance is unlike any other product out there - you pay for it and hope you never have to use it. And that makes paying… 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...
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Marty Brown Pays Tribute to Paul McRee

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/16/15) — During an interview at SurfKY Studios Monday, March 16, country music singer, songwriter Marty Brown paid tribute to SurfKY News… Read More...
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Faces & Stories: Tim and Barbara Rigdon

WESTERN KENTUCKY (10/5/14) — From pork to prayer, the Rigdon's are restaurateurs that blend the spirit with the spice. Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Edith 'Buddie' Nell LaMond, 81, of Madisonville, Ky.

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Edith "Buddie" Nell LaMond, 81, of Madisonville, Ky., passed away March 27, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. LaMond was born…
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Hopkinsville Home School Student Wins SAR Poster Contest

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution in Cadiz recently… Read More

Utility Tax Petition Signatures Put Choice before Voters; Board to Wait for November Election

GREENVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Muhlenberg County Clerk's office has completed the certification of Muhlenberg County… Read More
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