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Madisonville Native Named SSAC Women's Basketball Player of the Year

March 06, 2015 SSAC Press Release
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (3/6/15) — The Southern States Athletic Conference announced the 2014-15 SSAC Women's Basketball All-Conference teams and award-winners on Wednesday at the SSAC Basketball Awards…

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Lady Maroons Oust Christian County, Advance to Semifinals

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MARION, Ky. (3/5/15) — Madisonville-North Hopkins battled back to beat Christian County 50-43 in the Second Region Girls' Basketball Tournament at Crittenden County Tuesday night. With the win,… Read More...

Lady Storm Levels Lyon County in 2nd Region Girls' Tournament

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GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL MARION, Ky. (3/4/15) – Junior guard Lyric Campbell scored a game-high 20 points to lead Hopkins County Central past Lyon County 61-44 in the opening round of the 2nd… Read More...

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UK Baseball Hosts NKU In Only Non-Conference Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/6/15) — Winners of seven consecutive games, the Kentucky baseball team will return to action with its final non-conference weekend, playing… Read More...
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Friday's Top-20 Women's Tennis Match vs. Vanderbilt Rescheduled for Sunday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/6/15) — Due to heavy snow in the Lexington area and throughout the region, the No. 20 Kentucky women's tennis match vs. No. 13 Vanderbilt has… Read More...
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Winter Weather Affects Regional Tournaments Throughout State

KENTUCKY (3/5/15) — Winter weather continues to wreak havoc on high school basketball - even in the postseason. Games scheduled for Wednesday in the Third… Read More...
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Thousands of Archers Compete at Two Tournaments in Downtown Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) — Thousands of professional, amateur and student archers will compete at two renowned archery competitions, the National Field Archery… Read More...

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Governor Beshear, First Lady Invite…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/6/15) — Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear invite Kentuckians to participate in the 2015 Governor's Prayer Breakfast Tuesday, March 17 at the Frankfort Convention Center. Dr. Matthew Sleeth, author and executive director of Blessed Earth, will deliver the keynote address. The Governor's Prayer Breakfast is a Kentucky tradition dating back to 1965 and includes… Read More...
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Kentucky House Approves Legislation…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/6/15) — In an effort to achieve greater transparency within the state's largest provider of higher education and workforce training, the Kentucky House of Representatives this week approved state Rep. Rick Nelson's resolution requiring a public listing of the top 100 salaries paid to employees and persons under contract with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.… Read More...
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PSC OK's Move of EKPC Coal Ash from…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/6/15) — The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a proposal by East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. to move 560,000 cubic yards of coal combustion waste to a new storage facility. EKPC is planning to empty and restore three ash ponds at its William C. Dale generating station, which is located on the Kentucky River in southwestern Clark County. The waste is to be… Read More...
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National Corvette Museum Celebrates…

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (3/6/15) — While you may have seen truckloads of brand new Corvettes traveling the interstates ready for delivery to dealerships across the country, a large number of America's sports car are also delivered just across the street from the world's only GM Corvette Assembly Plant to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. On Friday, March 6, 2015 the 10,000 Corvette… Read More...
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Sen. Paul to Speak to Lions Club Group…

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (3/6/15) — Sen. Rand Paul will speak to the Lions Club District 43-E Convention being held at 4 p.m. CT (5 p.m. ET) Saturday March 7 in Bowling Green at the Holiday Inn University Plaza, Heartland Salon B, 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, Ky. 42103. Sen. Paul is a longtime Lions Club member. In 1995, he founded the Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic, an organization that… Read More...
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KYTC Plow Crews Contending with Extreme…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/6/15) — The last of a series of stalled tractor-trailers on I65 in Hart County were removed overnight, but efforts to keep the roadway open through the snow have been complicated by recurring mishaps and new blockages. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews in most highway districts worked late into Thursday night or through the night to keep major state routes passable through… Read More...
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Free Tours Offered March 13 at New…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/6/15) — The Archives and Records Management Division of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives will conduct free tours of the new State Records Center Friday, March 13 in Frankfort. Construction of the new State Records Center began in March 2013. Staff began transferring over 190,000 cubic feet of records from two separate rental facilities into the new building in… Read More...
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KYDOT Warning Motorists of Overnight…

WESTERN KENTUCKY (3/5/15) ― The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is urging anyone who ventures out tonight to be mindful of the potential for re-freezing due to extreme cold temperatures. Kentucky highway crews are already seeing some indications that re-freezing will be an issue. There is also a potential for road frosting or black ice as pavement temperatures drop. U.S. 62 is closed near Central… Read More...
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KYDOT Believes as Many as 200 Vehicles…

KENTUCKY (3/5/15) — The eastbound traffic is now moving along Interstate 24 all the way through Kentucky. Eastbound traffic started moving from the 16 mile marker near Paducah heading eastbound toward Clarksville and Nashville in the last 20 minutes. The westbound lanes remain blocked between about the 50 mile marker and the 45 mile marker. We believe about 200 vehicles remain stuck along the… Read More...
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KYTC Crews Battle Heavy Snow,…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/5/15) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews across the Commonwealth have labored all night and morning to keep main routes passable in the face of a fierce winter storm that brought rain, then sleet and a prodigious snowfall. Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency – the second in less than a month – that authorized deployment of National Guard troops and other… Read More...
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Madisonville Sanitation Schedule

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/5/15) — The Madisonville Sanitation Department has announced that garbage and recycling collection is now on a two-day delay due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions. Thursday and Friday's garbage and recycling will be collected on Saturday, March 7. Customers may call (270) 824-2117 for more information. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Leslie Curneal Read More...
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Kentucky's Jobless Rate of 5.5 Percent…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/5/15) — Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary January 2015 unemployment rate of 5.5 percent came in below the U.S. rate of 5.7 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The state rate matched the revised December 2014 rate of 5.5 percent and was 2 percentage points below the 7.5… Read More...
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Whitfield Examines 21st Century…

WASHINGTON (3/5/15) — The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) yesterday held a hearing on "The 21st Century Electricity Challenge: Ensuring a Secure, Reliable and Modern Electricity System." A strong electricity system is critical to our economic and national security, and today's hearing focused on efforts to modernize the nation's electric grid to meet the… Read More...
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Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/5/15) — The following fines were recently handed down in Hopkins District Court. Christopher Alfred, disregarding a stop sign, no driver’s/moped license, $303. Bobby E. Arnett, two counts of theft by deception, $607.80. George W. Carter, fourth-degree assault, 10 days, $284. Alexandaro Barnes, possession of marijuana, $209. Larry E. Howton, fourth-degree assault, menacing,… Read More...
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City Offices to be Closed Thursday

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) ― Madisonville Municipal Utilities and City Hall will be closed Thursday, March 5 due to inclement weather. Offices will reopen Friday, March 6 and customer accounts due on the 5th will not be due until the 6th. The Madisonville Sanitation department has also announced that garbage and recycling collection will be on a one-day delay. Thursday's collection will take… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Warns Kentuckians to…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Governor Steve Beshear warned Kentuckians to prepare for heavy snows, poor driving conditions, flooding and possible power outages as another strong winter storm bears down on the Commonwealth. "Even though the predicted snowfalls vary, it's clear that this winter storm will pack another wallop," said Gov. Beshear. "The potential for hazardous travel is high, because the… Read More...
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Attorney General Conway Encourages…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Attorney General Jack Conway reminds Kentuckians filing tax returns to help support child sexual abuse prevention programs across the Commonwealth through the Kentucky Income Tax Refund Check-Off program. Located in the "Fund Contributions" section of the Kentucky income tax form, the tax refund check-off allows Kentuckians to make a tax-deductible donation to the Child… Read More...
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Transportation Cabinet Road Crews Ready…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway district road crews are preparing for yet another winter storm set to hit the state today and continue into Thursday morning. Crews are monitoring road temperatures and watching for changing weather conditions, standing by ready to keep roads safe for Kentucky drivers. A strong weather system bringing a combination of heavy rain,… Read More...
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Late Season Cold Spell Boosts Tennessee…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (3/4/15) — March appears to be coming in like a lion rather than a lamb as another mass of cold air targets the Tennessee Valley from Wednesday into Friday. The Tennessee Valley Authority and local power companies are already working to make sure generation and transmission resources are operating at top efficiency to meet the increased need for electricity. "Although the… Read More...
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McConnell to States: Don't Comply with…

KENTUCKY (3/4/15) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is urging state officials not to comply with the Obama administration's signature climate rule. McConnell, a stringent opponent of the regulation, said states should not submit a design plan for limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants. "The regulation is unfair. It's probably illegal. And state officials can do… Read More...

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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - March 4, 2015

Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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New Downtown Plaza to Provide Platform for Events, Community

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) - SurfKY News spoke with Karen Glenn, President/CEO of First United Bank, and Daron Jordan, Community Development Director for the… 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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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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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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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...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Wanda Louise Marvel Rogers, 86, of Earlington, Ky.

EARLINGTON, Ky. – Wanda Louise Marvel Rogers, 86, of Earlington, Ky. passed away at Gateway Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. on…
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MCHS to Host Western Kentucky Percussion Festival

GREENVILLE, Ky. (3/5/15) — What began as a scheduling conflict for the Muhlenberg High School's percussion ensemble has… Read More

Lady Trojans Oust University Heights, Move on to Semis

MARION, Ky. (3/5/15) — Webster County is one of only four girls' basketball teams remaining in the Second Region Girls'… Read More
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