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UPDATE MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/11/16) — Kentucky State Police report a 50-year-old Tennessee man was killed in a single-vehicle traffic accident that occurred on I-69 this morning. KSP Post 2 says Roger…

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MNHHS Divers Compete; Swimmers Ready for Weekend Meet

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (2/11/16) — Madisonville-North Hopkins participated in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Region One High School Diving Championship Wednesday night in Owensboro. The…

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Governor Bevin Signs Historic Pro-Life…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/11/16) — Today, in front of a record crowd at the annual Kentucky Right to Life Rally, Governor Matt Bevin ceremonially signed Senate Bill 4, an historic pro-life bill to ensure informed consent prior to abortions. "I am humbled to be here as the Governor of Kentucky, where we value the sanctity of life," said Governor Bevin. "We must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to… Read More...
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House, Senate Committees Unanimously…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/11/16) — Two identical bills that have one goal – helping a Pike County boy and as many as 200 other children who have been denied the same health benefit – cleared a major hurdle today when separate House and Senate committees unanimously approved the legislation within minutes of each other. Senate Bill 146, which is sponsored by Senate Democratic Floor Leader Ray S. Jones II,… Read More...
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Corvette Cave-In Exhibit Opens Friday

KENTUCKY (2/11/16) — On Feb. 12, 2014 the National Corvette Museum experienced a massive sinkhole collapse in the Skydome of the Museum, taking with it eight prized Corvettes - and it was all caught on security footage that has since been viewed more than 8.6 million times. The Corvettes have been recovered, two have been restored, and the hole has been filed. Due to the popularity of the… Read More...
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Webster Man Injured in Nebo Road…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/11/16) — A Webster County man was injured, when his vehicle left the road and struck a tree Wednesday morning in Hopkins County. According to a Hopkins County Sheriff's Office report, the accident occurred at approximately 8:20 a.m. Feb. 10 on U.S. 41A near 12325 Nebo Road. The report said Chazarah Breedlove, 29, Providence, was headed north on U.S. 41A, when for unknown… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/11/16) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016. Powerball Wednesday 2 - 3 - 40 - 50 - 62 - 5 Power Play 2 Pick 3 Wednesday Midday 0 - 0 - 6 Wednesday Evening 1 - 0 - 7 Pick 4 Wednesday Midday 5 - 9 - 9 - 6 Wednesday Evening 8 - 1 - 8 - 5 Cash Ball Wednesday 10 - 21 - 25 - 33 - 12 Kicker 6 - 2 - 1 - 5 - 1 5 Cash Card Wednesday… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/11/16) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, Feb. 11. William C. Willis, Madisonville, was charged Feb. 11 on a Hopkins County warrant for non-payment of fines. Jacob D. Ruckert, Madisonville, was charged Feb. 10 with trafficking in synthetic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Diaz Douglas,… Read More...
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Wild Game Dinners Planned at Four…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/10/16) — Four Kentucky State Parks have special wild game meals scheduled in February, March and April that will whet your appetite. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park at Calvert City will hold its Elk and Bison Buffet and Local Artist Showcase on Feb. 20. Guests can enjoy a delicious meal from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. that includes bison steamship round carved on the line, wild… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/10/16) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, Feb. 10. Eddi A. Plock, Crofton, was charged Feb. 9 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance – first offense and tampering physical evidence. Riccirenee Stanley, Crofton, was charged Feb. 9 with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense and tampering… Read More...
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Whitfield Responds to President Obama's…

WASHINGTON (2/10/16) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, released the following statement in response to President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 budget request: "After seven years of fantasy budget requests, it seems President Obama has saved his best for last. Under the President's proposal released today, spending will increase by $2.5 trillion,… Read More...
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Governor Bevin Statement on Supreme…

FRANKFORT, Ky (2/10/16) — Governor Matt Bevin made the following statement yesterday, applauding the Supreme Court decision to freeze the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan regulations: "Today's Supreme Court ruling is a huge win in the fight against Obama's disastrous Clean Power Plan. The Court's decision to freeze these illegal climate regulations is a victory in our efforts to save our… Read More...
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Whitfield Announces 2016 Congressional…

WASHINGTON (2/10/16) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), today announced the launching of the annual art competition to determine the high school student that will represent Kentucky's First Congressional District in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition in Washington. Students wishing to participate should submit their artwork to Andrea P'Pool in our Hopkinsville district office by April 25,… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/10/16) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Tuesday Feb. 9, 2016. Mega Millions Tuesday 3 - 42 - 46 - 56 - 71 - 13 Megaplier 4 Pick 3 Tuesday Midday 6 - 5 - 5 Tuesday Evening 1 - 8 - 7 Pick 4 Tuesday Midday 9 - 6 - 1 - 3 Tuesday Evening 7 - 0 - 5 - 2 Cash Ball Tuesday 17 - 21 - 27 - 32 - 17 Kicker 0 - 2 - 4 - 8 - 0 5 Cash Card Tuesday KC - 7D - JC… Read More...
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Valentine Classic Set for Feb. 13

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/10/16) — The annual Valentine Classic Cheer and Dance Competition will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at Hopkins County Central High School. Doors open to the public at 3 p.m., and the event starts at 4 p.m. The event features cheer and dance teams from across the region. This is a fundraiser for HCCHS High Voltage Dance Team. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/10/16) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Wednesday, Feb. 10. Cody R. Hendrickson, Bardstown, was charged Feb. 9 on a Nelson County warrant for theft by unlawful taking/auto - $500 or more but less than $10,000 and for persistent felony offender. Sabian Moxley, Frankfort, was charged Feb. 8 on a Franklin County warrant for non-payment of… Read More...
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Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Fort Knox…

WASHINGTON (2/9/16) — U.S. Senator Rand Paul today introduced S.2523, the Fort Knox Energy Security Act. The legislation would specifically allow the U.S. Department of De-fense to continue producing natural gas at Fort Knox in Kentucky, which ultimately would enable Fort Knox to become the only military installation capable of self-sustainment in the country. Sen. Paul pre-viously introduced the… Read More...
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Rep. Owens Files House Bill 372 to…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/9/16) — Rep. Darryl Owens, (D-Louisville), has filed legislation that would increase the homestead exemption for some disabled veteran homeowners from the current $36,900 limitation up to the veteran's full property tax liability. House Bill 372 would exempt a totally disabled veteran whose disability is service-connected from property taxes on the entire assessed value of his… Read More...
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Running with the Devil at U of L

KENTUCKY (2/9/16) — The University of Louisville's men's basketball self-imposed ban on post-season play has rocked their basketball season and drawn the ire of Coach Rick Pitino who argues that heavy fines should be levied on coaches, the school—anybody but his ballplayers. It's a compelling argument from U of L's motivator-in-chief. But this is the second time Pitino has skirted around a sex… Read More...
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Ky. Dept. of Revenue Predicts Longer…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/9/16) – Because of enhanced security features and fraud analysis tools, the Kentucky Department of Revenue is estimating that refunds may take a bit longer to process this year—up to 21 days for electronic filers if their return is error free. "While electronic filing is the fastest way to get refunds, the department wants Kentucky taxpayers to be aware that refunds may not be… Read More...
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Letter to Editor

KENTUCKY (2/9/16) — People the world over know of Daniel Boone, Abraham Lincoln and Jennifer Lawrence's connection to Kentucky. But what they might not know is that Kentucky also gave us the African American who invented the modern traffic light and one of the Nobel Prize winners who discovered how to split genes. The list of historic accomplishments originating from the commonwealth is lengthy.… Read More...
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City of Nortonville Accepting…

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (2/9/16) — The City of Nortonville is accepting applications for the position of Public Works/Maintenance laborer. Backhoe Experience preferred. Resumes or applications must be received at 199 South Main St., Nortonville, Ky. by Wednesday Feb. 24, 2016 at 4 p.m., EQE. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Vickie Gilkey Read More...

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MANITOU, Ky. — David Franklin Carter, 89, of Manitou, Ky., passed away on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at NHC Healthcare of Madisonville. He was…

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