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Hopkins County Fair Concludes

July 27, 2014 Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/27/14) — The Hopkins County Fair drew extensive crowds on its final evening July 26. Events for the evening included West KY Mud Racers mud runs, the Baby Hopkins County Fair…

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Madisonville Miners Fall 4-2 to the Owensboro Oilers in 11 Innings

by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/25/14) — The Madisonville Miners challenged the Owensboro Oilers at Elmer Kelley Stadium July 24 in the second game of the Ohio Valley League Playoffs for a crowd of 127. The… Read More...

Former MNHHS Standout Hired to Guide Baseball Trojans

by Steve LeMaster
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/24/14) — The Webster County High School baseball program will be under the direction of a new head coach in the 2015 season. Former Madisonville-North Hopkins High School star… Read More...

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Limited Employment Opportunities, Low…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/27/14) — A new study of recent Kentucky high school graduates shows that approximately 60 percent of those who did not attend postsecondary education entered Kentucky’s workforce and earned less than $8,000 in the year following graduation. The “No College = Low Wages” report by Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics shows that even three years after graduation,… Read More...
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Dave Says - July 27, 2014

KENTUCKY (7/27/14) — This week Dave discusses hands off the 529 and finding 12 percent. Dear Dave, My wife and I have $25,000 in credit card debt, $2,500 in medical bills and $89,000 each in student loan debt from when we each got our masters’ degrees. We make about $100,000 combined. Our son is 6 years old, and we have $18,000 in a 529 plan for him. Should we use that money to pay off debt… Read More...
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Legislator’s Log - Week of July 27, 2014

KENTUCKY (7/27/14) — Kentucky has asked for an extension on the federal 'REAL ID' licensing requirement that sets uniform personal identification card rules in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock told the state legislative Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation in Frankfort last Thursday that paperwork to meet the… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - July 27, 2014

KENTUCKY (7/27/14) — I spent the better part of a day riding a four-wheeler, scouting and helping friends put up a tree stand. The weather was beautiful with temperatures in the mid 70’s and a very low percentage of humidity. It was the best day that I’ve spent outside in months. In just a couple of months every state will open their bow season and with the new addition of crossbow hunters, more… Read More...
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County Jobless Rates Down in 117…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/26/14) — Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between June 2013 and June 2014, while three county rates went up, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Boone County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.5 percent. It was followed by Kenton County, 5.8… Read More...
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Portion of Medley Road Closed Monday…

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/26/14) — Medley Road will be closed from Turtle Creek Drive to Industrial Drive beginning Monday, July 28, 2014 through Friday, August 1, 2014. Detours will be marked accordingly. Please use caution and attention while driving in this area. For more information about the City of Owensboro, visit us on the web at www.owensboro.org. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Sherry Girten Read More...
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Western Kentucky State Park Race Series…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/26/14) —The Western Kentucky State Park Race Series will begin Aug. 9 with the Hot August 5K at Kenlake State Resort Park near Aurora. The Hot August 5K is the first of five state park footraces scheduled in western Kentucky for 2014. Runners of all ages can take part in all five races to capture the overall championship based on a point system. Participants may register online… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Highlights Kentucky, SOAR…

WASHINGTON (7/26/14) — In his keynote address at the White House Rural Council’s Rural Opportunity Investment Conference, Gov. Steve Beshear discussed economic opportunities in Kentucky with investors, rural business leaders and government officials and highlighted the Shaping Our Appalachian Region or SOAR initiative. “We encourage you to ‘Think Kentucky,’” Gov. Beshear said. “Check out the many… Read More...
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Happenings and Meeting - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/26/14) — The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: Ben Knight will be performing live from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at The Crowded House. For more information, call (270) 825-1178. Abigail Maki will be performing live from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at The Crowded House. For more information, call (270) 825-1178. Southside… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'Let Go…Or Be…

KENTUCKY (7/26/14) — A friend who has some experience with rodeo horses sent me a most picturesque proverb: 'Let go or be dragged.' Whether this phrase was first spoken by a Zen master who had achieved enlightenment on the mountainside, or by a battered cowboy nursing his shattered bones and pulling cacti from his backside makes no difference. It is the unmistakable truth. Take my friend’s horses… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - Double Ball Drop…

KENTUCKY (7/26/14) — Which will hit the floor first when dropped at the same height and at the same time? A basketball or ping pong ball? Our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey says the answer may surprise you. INGREDIENTS Basket Ball Ping Pong Ball INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Hold the basketball and ping pong ball at the same height. STEP 2: Release the basketball and ping pong ball at the same time and… Read More...
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Treasurer Hollenbach Warns of…

KENTUCKY (7/25/14) — Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is cautioning Kentuckians to be wary of suspicious mail, email or other contact regarding unclaimed property that does not include the Official Kentucky State Treasury letter head. The Treasurer ‘s office was recently notified of the suspicious mailings by the National Unclaimed Property Association. “The majority of these mailings are coming in the… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/25/14) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following arrest reports Friday, July 25. Chelsea N. Burdin, 27, of Nortonville, was charged on a warrant July 18 with criminal possession of a forged instrument. Christy Long, 26, of Nebo, was charged July 19 with public intoxication. Crystal D. Stevenson, 30, of Dawson Springs, was charged on warrants July 21 with… Read More...
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Obamacare’s Latest Massive Failure

WASHINGTON (7/25/14) — The United States Government Accountability Office issued a preliminary report Wednesday stating that in a test of the government’s ability to verify the identity and citizenship status of people signing up for Obamacare, 11 of 12 fictitious applicants were approved. Not only were they approved, but they also received taxpayer subsidized healthcare coverage under President… Read More...
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Hopkins County Health Department Food…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/25/14) — The following is your update on local restaurant inspections for the Hopkins County area, courtesy of the Hopkins County Health Department. Western Ky Veterans Center 97 Wiping cloths improperly stored Sugar spillage in stock room Ceiling tiles stained/dirty Blackwell's 100 GE Canteen 94 Wiping cloths improperly stored Ice machine needs cleaning Ceiling tiles… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/25/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, July 25. Mattheau Allard, 31, of Madisonville was charged July 24 for operating on a suspended or revoked license. The arresting officer was Ryan Clark. Jill Long, 42, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant July 24 for no-payment of fines. The arresting officer was Jared Ward. Amber… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/25/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday July 24, 2014. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 5 - 8 - 4 Thursday Evening 5 - 6 - 8 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 3 - 1 - 5 - 3 Thursday Evening 1 - 1 - 2 - 8 Cash Ball Thursday 14 - 22 - 26 - 29 - 15 Kicker 1 - 2 - 9 - 6 - 1 Decades of Dollars Thursday 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 43 5 Cash Card Thursday JD - 7S - QH -… Read More...
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Whitfield Investigates Impacts of…

WASHINGTON (7/24/14) — The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), held a hearing on 'Laboratories of Democracy: The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies.' The hearing examined the economic impacts from the differing energy policies of the various states, as well as how federal policies may impact states. “Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously described… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-Staff…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/24/14) — Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in honor of a Kentucky airman who recently died as a result of non-combat related injuries. Staff Sgt. Dirk Shelton, 29, of Corbin, died July 16 in Washington D.C., from injuries sustained from a training mission in Fairfax, Va. He was… Read More...
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Sen. McConnell Presses Senate for a…

WASHINGTON (7/24/14) — During a speech on the Senate floor Thursday, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell called on Washington Democrats to work with Republicans to help the Middle Class. Senator McConnell demanded that common-sense, job saving amendments, including his measure to protect and save coal jobs in Kentucky, be considered on the Senate floor. Senator McConnell said that… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/24/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, July 24. Tanner Baldwin, 19, of Mortons Gap, was served an arrest warrant July 23 for failure to appear. The arresting officer was Ryan Clark. Bradley Morgan, 19, of Nebo, was served an arrest warrant July 23 for speeding 25 miles per hour over speed limit, reckless driving and driving on a… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/24/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday July 23, 2014. Powerball Wednesday 4 - 10 - 12 - 22 - 31 - 3 Power Play 5 Pick 3 Wednesday Midday 5 - 4 - 2 Wednesday Evening 3 - 9 - 7 Pick 4 Wednesday Midday 5 - 6 - 4 - 3 Wednesday Evening 1 - 6 - 9 - 9 Cash Ball Wednesday 3 - 13 - 20 - 29 - 3 Kicker 0 - 8 - 9 - 8 - 2 5 Cash Card Wednesday 9H… Read More...
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KSP Charges Fleming County Man For…

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (7/23/14) - On July 22, 2014, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 8-Morehead, arrested Shawn Tumey, 21, for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Tumey was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP… Read More...
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Goodwill Industries of Kentucky Not…

KENTUCKY (7/23/14) — Below is a statement from Goodwill Industries of Kentucky regarding the possible data breach for some of Goodwill Industries' locations across the nation: Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is not part of payment card security investigation. Upon becoming aware of a possible data breach within payment-card processing systems for some of Goodwill Industries' 2,900 retail stores… Read More...
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Open House and College Fair to be Held…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/23/14) — Madisonville Community College will be hosting the 'Yes, You Can!' open house and college fair August 7 from 1 – 4 p.m. for individuals to learn more about programs of study, career assessment, financial aid, transfer opportunities, admissions and registration. Hosted by MCC’s Office of Diversity Programs, the event will be held at the college’s Muhlenberg County… Read More...

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UK’s Nick Anderson Places Eighth at World Junior Championships 110H Final

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/25/14) — Kentucky freshman Nick Anderson finished eighth in the IAAF World Junior Championships 110-Meter Hurdles Final while representing… Read More...
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Hackett, Bryant, Wells Honored at Governor’s Cup Events

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/24/14) — Three University of Kentucky football greats, Wilbur Hackett, Warren Bryant and Dean Wells were honored during Governor’s Cup… Read More...
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Washington Kastles Owner Makes Lexington a Stop on His Life Tour

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/24/14) — The Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships draws a diverse crowd every year, but among the players in this year’s tournament is an… Read More...
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Wildcats Honored for Academics by NABC

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/24/14) — For the second-consecutive season the Kentucky men’s basketball program was honored by the National Association of Basketball… Read More...
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Olympic Medalist Toby Stevenson Joins UK Track and Field Staff

LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/23/14) — Toby Stevenson, an Olympic Silver Medalist who also has credentials as an NCAA Champion coach and competitor will join the… Read More...
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Calloway HS Teacher Receives Kentucky 2014 Outstanding Business Teacher Award

CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (7/26/14) — Vicki Simmons, Calloway County High School Business teacher, received the 2014… Read More

MCCH Volunteers Provide More Than 530 Free Sports Physicals for Local Athletes

MURRAY, Ky. (7/26/14) — A team of seven volunteer physicians, four APRNs and 31 other staff recently provided free… Read More
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