Madisonville - Hopkins County News


Hanson Youth Wins Soap Box Derby World Championship

July 28, 2015 Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/28/15) — For the first time in 78 years, Kentucky brought home a Soap Box Derby World Championship. Kentucky had not produced a world champion in the 77 year history of the…

Statewide Sports News


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...

Ohio Valley League Playoffs: Dubois County, Madisonville Win Openers

FULTON, Ky. (7/27/15) — The Dubois County Bombers defeated the Hopkinsville Hoppers 7-2 and the Madisonville Miners edged the Fulton Railroaders 1-0 in opening… Read More...

Kentucky to Play in Inaugural Tony Gwynn Classic in 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/24/15) — The Kentucky baseball team will participate in the inaugural Tony Gwynn Classic in 2016, returning UK coach Gary Henderson to his… Read More...

Eli Barron Invitational Set for Aug. 1-2 at Madisonville Community Golf Course

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/21/15) — Madisonville Community Golf Course is preparing to host the 47th annual Eli Barron Men's Invitational Golf Tournament Aug. 1-2.… Read More...

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Farmers' Markets Expand Access for…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/28/15) — Low-income families can use their SNAP benefits to buy fresh, nutritious local foods at more Kentucky farmers' markets than ever before, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. Up to 225 farmers' markets and individual producers now use Electronic Benefit Transfer equipment – a more than 10-fold increase from 21 markets in 2010. The EBT equipment enables customers to… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Monday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/28/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Monday July 27, 2015. Pick 3 Monday Midday 4 - 1 - 5 Monday Evening 5 - 1 - 8 Pick 4 Monday Midday 9 - 8 - 3 - 2 Monday Evening 5 - 4 - 4 - 9 Cash Ball Monday 3 - 4 - 11 - 20 - 23 Kicker 4 - 7 - 7 - 0 - 0 5 Cash Card Monday 2H - 3S - 3D - 3H - 5D Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are determined by… Read More...
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Yonts Re-Elected SLC Vice Chair

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/28/15) — State Rep. Brent Yonts was re-elected Vice Chair of the Economic Development, Transportation and Cultural Affairs Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference during the SLC's 2015 Annual Meeting in Savannah last week. Yonts' election as second-year Vice Chair puts the Greenville Democrat in position to become Chair of the committee when the SLC holds its 2016… Read More...

Vote for Your Local Food Hero through…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/28/15) — Kentuckians are invited to select their favorite farmers in online voting for the 2015 Local Food Heroes through Aug. 5. The Local Food Heroes awards are a partnership of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Seed Capital KY and Louisville Metro Government and are sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America. "This is a great way to publicly say 'thank you' to the Kentuckians… Read More...

Pet of the Day - Skittles

Meet Skittles, she's a 10 week old mix breed. Read More...
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KOHS, KSP Launch 'Move Over' Campaign…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/27/15) — Everyday on our roadways, emergency responders and public safety personnel put their lives at risk to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth. In an effort to protect those who protect us, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is joining the Kentucky State Police to promote the message: Move Over. It's the Law. "Our vision is to create a safe transportation system for… Read More...

Missions in a Belizean Paradise

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/27/15) — An 11 member team from Broadway United Methodist Church, led by Rebecca O’Brien, returned to Belize for the third time with Thirst Missions. From June 6-14, the team served in Belmopan, at the “Kings Children Home,” which is an orphanage in the Cayo District of western Belize. Many of the people speak Spanish even though English is taught in schools, and many of… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/27/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, July 27. Charles R. Gentry, of Madisonville, was charged July 26 with first-degree wanton endangerment and no registration plates. Ashley McGehee-Colella, of Hopkinsville, was charged July 26 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance/meth and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and on… Read More...
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Madisonville Fire Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/27/15) — Madisonville Fire Department extinguished an electrical fire that sparked in a resident’s attic. Firefighters responded to 338 Barnett Blvd. at 6 a.m. July 24, finding that a rear bedroom in the home was filled with smoke. Investigators used a thermal camera in the attic and found burning embers in the insulation. The electricity was turned off at the main breaker,… Read More...
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Special Called Meeting - July 28, 2015

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/27/15) — Madisonville City Council will meet in Special Called Session, at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 67 N. Main Street. Read More...

Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/27/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday July 26, 2015. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 6 - 3 - 5 Pick 4 Sunday Evening 3 - 3 - 7 - 1 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… Read More...

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (7/27/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, July 27. Lonnie W. Menser, 52, of Dawson Springs, was charged July 18 with possession of synthetic drugs. Michael A. Dowd, 24, of Dawson Springs, was charged July 18 on a Hopkins County warrant for non-payment of fines. Anthony W. Clark, 21, of Madisonville, was charged July 18 with… Read More...

Pet of the Day - Charlie

Meet Charlie, he's a 6 month old Chiweenie.

Pet of the Day - Starburst

Meet Starburst, she's a 10 week old mix breed. Read More...

Please Help, Shelter a Pet

We have lots of shelters asking for help so they don't have to euthanize. Read More...
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Sundown Syndrome Can Be A Sign Of…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/26/15) — Have you ever noticed that a family member becomes confused, irritable or restless as night falls? Or as the night progresses, they become agitated and pace throughout the house? This person could be showing signs of sundowning, a phenomenon commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Sundowning, or Sundown Syndrome, is the materialization of different… Read More...
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Dave Says - July 26, 2015

KENTUCKY (7/26/15) — This week Dave discusses appreciate depreciation and don’t need those cards. Dear Dave, I’m self-employed, and I travel about 30,000 miles a year in my van. I’m three payments away from having the vehicle paid off, but it has 170,000 miles on it. Do you think it would be a good idea for me to buy a new van and have the tax advantages that would go along with it? Doug Dear… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - July 26, 2015

KENTUCKY (7/26/15) — As a youngster, I spent every day outside during the summer. I don't even remember the rain keeping the crew from Ford's Woods at bay. I'm sure we were shut down sometimes but evidently I refused to enter those days in my memory bank. What I did enter were the days when each of the boys in that neighborhood wanted to turn his bicycle into a two-wheeled, super chopper. Since… Read More...

Legislator's Log - Week of July 26, 2015

KENTUCKY ( 7/26/15) — Spending $100 a year toward career training with a guaranteed job after four years is a pipe dream for most people. For apprentices in carpentry, millwright work, floor covering and other trades in Kentucky and the region, however, it's a reality. And apprentice programs like those administered by the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Training Center are… Read More...
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UofL Researchers Propose New Concept on…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (7/25/15) – One of the many functions of the brain is to collect and process visual information so that people know how to respond to the movement of objects around them. A study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at the University of Louisville provides a new concept for how the brain functions to achieve this. "Looking at the visual pathways of the… Read More...

Whitfield Ushers Safe, Accurate Food…

WASHINGTON (7/25/15) — U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, voted July 23 in support of H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. The bill would create uniform national standards for labeling of food products containing genetically engineered plants or ingredients. This important initiative passed the House of Representatives… Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (07/25/15) ― The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • 66th Annual Dawson Springs Barbecue Fest 5K and BBQ Fest Pageant will take place on Saturday, July 25. • A Natural Living Workshop at the Hub will take place on Saturday, July 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Hanson. Call 270-322-0081 for information. • The Hopkins County Fair Horse Show will take… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'For a Ride'

KENTUCKY (7/25/15) — I tried to stay out of this, but like the proverbial moth drawn to the flame, I couldn't: Oh Creflo, say it ain't so. The Creflo of whom I speak is Creflo A. Dollar, pastor of the World Changers Church near Atlanta, Ga., a church of some 30,000 members with a worldwide TV broadcast. First, I have to say that Creflo has the best name for a televangelist in the history of the… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - 'Scribblebot'

KENTUCKY (7/25/15) — Markers and paper, a few ingredients your kids might use to create a masterpiece. Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how to use these ingredients along with a few others from around the house to engineer a Scribblebot. INGREDIENTS 4 Markers 1 Popsicle Stick 1 Large Disposable 18oz Drinking Cup 1 AAA Battery Holder with Switch 2 AAA Batteries 1 Motor… Read More...

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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...

Focus on Hopkins County: Mahr Park

Focus on Hopkins County
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/13/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Barbie Hunt, Co-Trustee of the Mahr Trust and with Sam Koltinsky of Marvo Entertainment Group. They… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Dorothy 'Tony' Harris, 90, of Madisonville

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/27/15) — Dorothy "Tony" Harris, 90, of Madisonville, KY died on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Baptist Health…

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Todd County Trap-Neuter-Return Seeking Donations

TODD COUNTY, Ky. (7/27/15) — Eight Todd County cats have been spayed or neutered and received much-needed veterinary… Read More

WK Predators Wipe Out Hopkinsville 16-0

GREENVILLE, Ky. (7/27/15) — The WK Predators, a Muhlenberg All Star Team, defeated Hopkinsville Velocity 16-0 in Little… Read More
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Public Safety Committee Meeting Set for July 27

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/22/15) — The Hopkins Fiscal Court Public Safety Committee will have a special called meeting at 9 a.m., Monday, July 27, 2015 at the… Read More

MFD Responds to One Vehicle Collision on Stagecoach Road

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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - July 22, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/22/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, July 22. Tanner D. Baldwin, of Mortons Gap, was… Read More

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/22/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Wednesday, July 22. Jeremy Tucker, of Manitou, was charged… Read More

Two-Vehicle Injury Collision on I-69

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Miners Double up Hoppers, 16-8

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (7/22/15) — The Madisonville Miners doubled up the Hopkinsville Hoppers 16-8 in an Ohio Valley League game on Monday. Madisonville improved… Read More

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/22/15) — The following fines were handed down in Hopkins District Court recently: Jamie R. Kendall, possession of synthetic drugs,… Read More

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