Madisonville - Hopkins County News


KSP Post 2 Trooper Recognized for Safety Efforts

August 04, 2015 SurfKY News
Madisonville, KY. (8/4/15) – During the fifth annual Governor’s Occupant Protection Awards ceremony July 28 at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, KSP Post 2 Trooper Luis R. Palmer was honored…

Hopkins County Sports

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Waldie Wins Eli Barron Invitational Title

by Steve LeMaster
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) — Kevin Waldie won the 46th Eli Barron Invitational at Madisonville Community Golf Course over the weekend, prevailing in the talent-heavy golf tournament on Sunday.… Read More...

Statewide Sports News

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Former Wildcat Fuqua Named Assistant Men's Golf Coach

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/30/15) — Former Wildcat great Ben Fuqua will return to the Big Blue Nation as an assistant coach for the Kentucky men's golf team, head coach… Read More...
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UK Women's Golf Announces Strong 2015-16 Schedule

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/30/15) — Coming off a school-record fifth straight NCAA regional performance, the Kentucky women's golf team has unveiled an exciting 2015-16… Read More...
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Bowerman Award Fan Voting Begins Today

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/28/15) — Fan voting for the Bowerman Award – collegiate track and field's top individual award – begins today. Kentucky's Kendra Harrison is… Read More...

Hopkinsville, Fulton Avenge Losses

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (7/27/15) — The Hopkinsville Hoppers and the Fulton Railroaders each prevailed in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley League Playoffs on… Read More...

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Pet of the Day - August

Meet August! He’s a Border Collie mix who craves your attention and absolutely loves to snuggle against you while you bend down to pet him. Read More...

Republican Caucus Issues Planned…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/4/15) – “Last week, after repeated requests for information, a high-ranking official with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services admitted that it provided at least $331,300 in taxpayer funding through local health departments to “Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky.” The Cabinet official claimed that only federal funds were involved. The source of these public… Read More...
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Protecting Kentucky Families Following…

KENTUCKY (8/4/15) — After a treacherous onslaught of storms, the skies have calmed, but there is much work to do in the counties hardest hit by flooding and property damage. My thoughts and prayers are with families affected by recent flooding, particularly those in Johnson County who have suffered loss of life. Be assured, my office stands ready to investigate and prosecute anyone who seeks… Read More...
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Justice Cabinet Announces $2 Million in…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/4/15) — Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown announced $2 million in funding for public safety grants through the federal Violence Against Women Act Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution program. VAWA STOP grants may be used to support service delivery and related assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault. All… Read More...

Whitfield Vows to Fight Obama's Legacy…

WASHINGTON (8/3/15) — Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) issued the following statement after the Obama administration announced final rules to regulate carbon dioxide from new and existing power plants, also known as the "Clean Power Plan." "This rule is nothing more than a backdoor cap and trade policy executed through an unprecedented power grab by the EPA under the… Read More...

McConnell Reacts to President's EPA…

WASHINGTON (8/3/15) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding President Obama's so-called Clean Power Plan: "In just a few minutes, President Obama will deliver another blow to the economy and to the Middle-Class. "He'll unveil regressive regulations that are set to harm struggling workers and families. "They're projected to cost… Read More...
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Ky. Attorney General Responds to…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/3/15) — "I sued to stop this rule when it was first proposed. Now that it has come out in its final form, I will continue to fight this Kentucky job-killing rule. "I will be joining a bipartisan group of attorneys general asking the EPA and the federal court to stay implementation of this rule while it's challenged in court. I believe, once again, the courts will rule that the… Read More...

Madisonville Police Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) ― The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Aug. 3. Donnie L. Ketchum, Madisonville, was charged July 31 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offenses and on a Hopkins County warrant for non-payment of fines. Bradley K. Phillips, Madisonville, was charged Aug. 2 with second-degree disorderly conduct. Travis P.… Read More...
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Special Called Meeting Aug. 4, 2015

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/3/15) — The Hopkins Fiscal Court Budget, Audit and Personnel Committee will have a special called meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 North Main Street, Madisonville Ky. Special Called MeetingBudget, Audit and Personnel CommitteeHopkins County Government Center56 North Main StreetMadisonville, Kentucky Tuesday, Aug. 4,… Read More...

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (8/3/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, Aug. 3. Jason S. Barnes, 36, of Dawson Springs, was charged July 25 on a warrant for a federal agency. Bryan D. Skimehorn, 30, of Nortonville, was charged July 26 on a Hopkins County warrant for two counts of contempt of court and on a Caldwell County warrant for contempt of court. Joseph J.… Read More...
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Tiniest Division of Hopkins County Fair…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/2/15) — The 5th Annual Hopkins County Baby and Toddler Pageant took place on Saturday evening in the Ballard Convention Center and was the largest pageant of the 2015 Hopkins County Fair. The cuties, dressed in their Sunday best, showed off for the judges with waves, smiles and by blowing kisses. The contest consisted of four age divisions, 0-11, 12-23, 24-35 months and 3-4… Read More...

Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/3/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday Aug. 2, 2015. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 3 - 2 - 8 Pick 4 Sunday Evening 1 - 7 - 0 - 2 Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are determined by the numbers drawn and not by the numbers reported. The Kentucky Lottery is not responsible for misprinted numbers on this page or any other medium. The Kentucky… Read More...
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MCC Announces Fall 2015 Registration…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) — Registration is underway at Madisonville Community College for the fall 2015 semester and will continue through Friday, Aug. 14. Students may contact their academic advisor, the MCC Enrollment Center (270) 824-8621, or the Muhlenberg County Campus (270) 757-9881 for additional registration information. "We encourage students to come in now with any admissions or… Read More...
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MCC Extends Nursing Program Application…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) — Madisonville Community College has extended the application deadline for the Integrated Nursing Program until Sept. 15 for the Spring 2016 program. All applicants are required to attend a pre-admission conference. Conference dates are Friday, Aug. 21, beginning at 10 a.m. or Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. All conferences will be held in the Byrnes Auditorium of the… Read More...

Mahr Park Committee Meeting Today

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/3/15) — The next regular meeting of the Mahr Park Planning Committee will be held at 10 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 in the City Hall conference room, 67 N. Main Street, Madisonville, Ky. 42431. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Laura Faulk Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - Aug. 2, 2015

KENTUCKY (8/2/15) — Alright guys, it's officially ok to admit that you're getting the deer hunting bug. I think the certified time for confession is after the first sign of an acorn shows up on an oak tree. This finding allows us to start speculating as to how good or bad the mast will be and will get us thinking where to hang a tree stand. I know this only applies to us bow hunters, but there… Read More...

Legislator's Log - Week of Aug. 2, 2015

KENTUCKY (8/2/15) — The construction industry apprenticeships that we talked about last week are only one inroad toward a better Kentucky economy. Another is the workforce education and training our state helps to provide for automotive mechanics-an education that often begins in high school. Kentucky's automotive technology curriculum, crafted by folks at the state Office of Career and Technical… Read More...
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Dave Says - Aug. 2, 2015

KENTUCKY (8/2/15) — This week Dave discusses your wake-up call and what percentage? Dear Dave, My husband and I are both 50, and we make about $50,000 a year. We have a little bit of debt, and recently my mother-in-law moved in with us due to health issues. We’ve always gotten by, but now we’re struggling with the additional expense of having her with us. We love her, but we’re unsure what to do… Read More...
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Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games to Be…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/1/15) — The Bluegrass State's many outdoor recreational activities will be highlighted this October during a series of competitive events called the Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games, First Lady Jane Beshear announced Tuesday, July 28. The 13 events will be held in locations across the state and include fishing tournaments, archery, paddling, mountain biking and more. "The varied… Read More...
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South Korean Automotive Supplier INFAC…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/1/15) — A company that found a home in Taylor County seven years ago has found so much success that it is now time to grow. Gov. Steve Beshear announced July 31, INFAC North America is expanding in Campbellsville. INFAC, a manufacturer of automotive cables, actuators, antennas and horns, will create 20 jobs and invest $1 million into the project. "I am proud to see that one of… Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (08/01/15) ― The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • First United Methodist Church, Keigan Street, Dawson Springs will host a Forget me Not Alzheimer’s 5K run/walk Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 a.m. For information go to • First Day Hike at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd. will take place Saturday, Aug. 1, 7-9… Read More...
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24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/01/15) — The 24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant began as 13 teens performed a number to “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” on Wednesday evening in the Eddie Ballad Convention Center. The contestants, dressed in pink, dazzled the crowd with their moves as well as their smiles. They were judged in their choice of pink sportswear, interview and evening gown,… Read More...

Little Miss, Mister Hopkins County Fair…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/1/15) — The Annual Little Miss and Mister Hopkins County Fair Pageant began as 11 couples sported swimwear before a packed house on Thursday evening. The couples were judged in interview, swimwear, and dresswear, with interviews being completed off-stage prior to the event. Mady Harris and Aidan Knight were crowned 2015 Little Miss and Little Mister Hopkins County Fair… Read More...

Commissioner Comer Honors Kentucky…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/1/15) — Kentucky's farmers' markets always show their appreciation to their customers, but next week they'll kick it up a notch. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has proclaimed Aug. 2-8 Farmers' Market Week in Kentucky. "Farmers' markets offer farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, unique products made from old family recipes, meats from livestock raised on a family farm, and… Read More...

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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

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

Berry Employees Accept Kickin' Kafe 'Battle of the Burgers' Challenge

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/24/15) – What’s for breakfast this sunny Friday morning? For a group of Berry Plastics third-shift employees, it was a healthy 5-pound… Read More...
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Nation's Oldest Travel Team Tournament Still Running Strong

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (7/20/15) — SurfKY News was at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville over the weekend for the Kentucky Hoopfest directed by Hopkins County… Read More...

Madisonville Police Warn Homeowners of Potential Scams

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/17/15) - Madisonville Police Department's Lt. Billy Poe shares a few tips about protecting the public from scams. This is a public service… Read More...
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Splendor of Adsmore Shared with Historical Society

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/16/15) — Hopkins County Historical Society met for their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9th. This month the group was honored to have… Read More...

Focus on Hopkins County: Jack Merrill

Focus on Hopkins County
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/11/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Jack Merrill with the Hopkins County Humane Society on this episode of Focus on Hopkins County. Learn… Read More...

VIDEO: MCC Nursing Includes Three Pursing Doctor in Nursing Practice Degrees

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/9/15) – Madisonville Community College’s Nursing Division recently announced three faculty members are pursuing Doctor of nursing practice… Read More...
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Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest Synthetic Drug Ring Busted

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
'Brain Melting' Synthetic Drug Round Up Nets 11 Including Kingpin HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/24/15) — Thirteen people from around Hopkins and Webster counties are… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries


JB Phillips, 80, of Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/2/15) — JB Phillips, 80, of Madisonville died Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in…

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Single-Vehicle Fatality Collision on US 641

MARION, Ky. (8/3/15) — The Kentucky State Police is investigating a single-vehicle, fatality collision that occurred on… Read More

Local Industry Leaders Hold Soft Skill Discussion at HCC

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) — Hopkinsville Community College had their annual academic year kick-off convocation meeting… Read More
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Nothing 'Sheepish' about Young Livestock Competitors

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OVL Championship Series: Miners Level Dubois County, 14-4

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MPD to Attempt to 'Cram' to Fill Hummer with School Supplies

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/29/15) — The Madisonville Police Department will be conducting its “Cram the Car” event again Saturday, Aug. 1. Officers will be at… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - July 29, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/29/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, July 29. Eric T. Kembel, of Dawson Springs, was… Read More

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NORTONVILLE, Ky. (7/28/15) ― Kentucky State Police Post 2 investigated a one-vehicle accident near the 44-mile marker on Western Kentucky Parkway this evening.… Read More

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