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Earlington Church Toy Drive Blesses Community Families

December 21, 2014 Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
EARLINGTON, Ky. (12/20/14) - The Earlington First Baptist Church hosted its annual Toy Drive Thursday, Dec. 18. Karen Sneed said the church has been hosting the toy drive since the mid 90’s. Names of…

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America in Bloom Announces a New Level…

US (12/21/14) — America in Bloom announced the creation of a new level of competition in its nationwide awards program. The new level is called the Champions category. Jack Clasen, program chair stated, “The America in Bloom National Awards Program continues to expand with over 220 communities throughout the country participating over the past 13 years. Many communities participate for a number… Read More...

AG Conway, Prosecutors, Law Enforcement…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/21/14) — Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, prosecutors and law enforcement officers joined together to announce priorities they believe must be included in any heroin legislation considered by the 2015 General Assembly. "Last year, I presented a bipartisan bill to address the resurgence of heroin that did not pass in the waning hours of the 2014 General Assembly," Attorney… Read More...

Public Input Sought for State's…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/21/14) — Public input is being requested for a new five-year strategic plan outlining goals and objectives for helping preserve historic buildings and other sites in the Commonwealth through 2020. The Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office has set up an online survey and will also be arranging a series of public meetings and networking opportunities during… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Ceremonially Signs House…

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (12/21/14) — Two-and-a-half years after creating a pilot scholarship program to help college students in eastern Kentucky complete their bachelor's degree close to home, Gov. Steve Beshear ceremonially signed House Bill 2, legislation that permanently extends the scholarship program to all coal counties. "Giving college students the tools they need to complete their degree has been… Read More...

KSP Collects 116 Tons of Food during…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/21/14) — Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced Thursday that the agency's 'Cram the Cruiser' food drive netted 232,011 pounds (116 tons) of food statewide. Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in the local post and region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and… Read More...
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Dave Says - Dec. 21, 2014

KENTUCKY (12/21/14) — This week Dave discusses an unlikely thief and you need an umbrella. Dear Dave, I gave my wife $350 for Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart. While she was there with our six-year-old daughter, she cashed her bonus check to put with the Christmas money. When she tried to check out, the money was gone. My wife even asked our daughter if she took the money out of mommy’s purse, and… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - Dec. 21, 2014

KENTUCKY (12/21/14) — When I first began bass fishing as a young adult I didn't have the luxury of a bass boat and all of its frills. I fished with a friend who had a "V" hull aluminum boat. The trolling motor was small and the outboard was even smaller. He owned a small cabin on the lake so our fishing always started from the same location. Because of the limited horsepower we rarely traveled… Read More...

NCM Motorsports Park to Break Ground on…

KENTUCKY (12/21/14) — The NCM Motorsports Park announced plans to break ground in early January on a 14,062 square foot complex which will encompass 22 day rental garages, viewing decks and a pavilion with concessions, restrooms and showers. Eighteen of the garages will be individual garages at a size of 17 feet by 24 feet and the other four will be oversized, primarily serving as tech garages.… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of Dec. 21, 2014

KENTUCKY (12/21/14) — The start of the 2015 Regular Session on January 6 means a new Kentucky General Assembly, and that means change in the Kentucky House of Representatives. We'll see a change in House membership for some districts that elected new State Representatives last fall. Leadership elections will bring at least one change with Louisville Rep. Larry Clark's announcement that he will… Read More...

UK Family Doctor Gives Back, Stays…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (12/21/14) — On the morning of Dec. 16, Dr. Shannon Voogt warmed up her classically trained opera voice before coming to work at UK HealthCare. At 11 a.m., she applied resin to the bow of her violin in the Pavilion A lobby of the UK Chandler Hospital. Moments later, an audience of patients, employees and hospital visitors circled around the atrium lobby as Voogt, a soprano, showed… Read More...

AG Conway Announces 2014 Keep Kentucky…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/21/14) — Attorney General Jack Conway announced the winners of the 2014 Keep Kentucky Kids Safe public service announcement contest. The annual competition for middle and high school students is part of Attorney General Conway's statewide prescription drug abuse awareness and prevention initiative. This year's winning PSA was submitted by a group of students from Atherton High… Read More...

Edumedics LLC to Expand Louisville…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/21/14) — Another Louisville health care company is growing. Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced that Edumedics LLC, a chronic disease management company, plans to expand its corporate headquarters. The company is expected to create 17 new jobs. "Another win for Kentucky's growing health care industry," said Gov. Beshear. "Louisville continues to be a world… Read More...

Follow Safe Sleep Recommendations for…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/21/14) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health reminds parents to follow recommended safe sleep practices for infants, particularly during the colder winter months, which present different challenges for keeping babies warm and free from danger. "Infant mortality is a serious public health concern, and we live in a state where far too many children don't live to celebrate… Read More...

Recipe Offered for Gourmet New Year's…

KENTUCKY (12/20/14) ― New Year’s celebrations wouldn’t be the same without food and, of course, drinks. But while you may already have the champagne on ice for when the clock strikes 12, you may not already have plans in place with regard to feeding your guests as you ring in a new year. If you really want to send the year out in flavorful style, consider the following recipe for “Cocktail Dates”… Read More...

NCM Motorsports Park Named 'Outstanding…

KENTUCKY (12/20/14) — The Race Track Business Conference has awarded the NCM Motorsports Park the "Outstanding Facility of the Year" award. The plaque was presented by National Speedway Directory and Track Guide at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. "We are honored to receive this award on behalf of motorsports enthusiasts. The NCM Motorsports Park is designed to be a world class… Read More...

Farmers' Markets, Vendors; Sign Up for…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/20/14) — Kentucky farmers' markets and vendors that currently do not accept SNAP benefits can start doing so by signing up to receive free EBT equipment Monday, Jan. 5 during the 2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Formerly known as food stamps, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are issued electronically via Electronic Benefit Transfer, which is like… Read More...
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City of Madisonville Holiday Schedule

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/20/14) — City of Madisonville offices will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday and Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. The Madisonville Sanitation Department will observe the following modified collection schedule during these times: Regular Service Day Modified Collection Day Christmas Eve – Dec. 24 Tuesday Dec. 23 Christmas Day –… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/20/14) — The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: Poppy and Clover will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at 4075 Dalton Road. For more information, call (270) 836-7874. Santa’s House will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 through Sunday, Dec. 21 at the old courthouse downtown Madisonville. For more information, call… Read More...

'When the Universe Was Young' Opens…

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (12/20/14) — When the Universe Was Young will be presented Jan. 4-Feb. 15 at WKU's Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. About the show: We are the first generation of humans to know what our universe was like at the very beginning. Less than 100 years ago people thought that our galaxy was all there was and that it… Read More...
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WKU Public Affairs Claims 17 Statewide…

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (12/20/14) — Western Kentucky University's Division of Public Affairs claimed 17 awards in a variety of categories during the annual competition sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in Kentucky. The awards were presented Dec. 12 during the CASE Kentucky annual meeting in Louisville. WKU won the grand award for Best Practices in Communications &… Read More...

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Street Brings Positive Message to Hopkins County School Children

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/11/14) — The Street Heat Band from Louisville performed two showings Thursday, Dec. 11 for packed houses of Hopkins County students at… Read More...
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Students Give Back for Thanksgiving

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/26/14) — The Student Leadership team of Browning Springs Middle School gave back this Thanksgiving by serving their community at the… Read More...

SurfKY Spotlight: Hudson Service Center

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/17/14) — Hudson Service Center is the place to go for all of your vehicle needs. Gary GatesSurfKY News Read More...
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MPD Officer Offers Online Safety Tips for Social Media

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/11/14) — Simple precautions to take when using social media during the holidays. Lt. Billy Poe of the Madisonville Police Department… Read More...

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - December 11, 2014

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/11/14) — Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...

Christmas Celebrated at Munn's School

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/6/14) — SurfKY had the opportunity this morning to take a walk back in time, when one room school houses were common. The Munn’s school… Read More...
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MPD Officer Offers Traffic Tips for Holiday Shoppers

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/10/14) — Traffic during the holiday season can prove hazardous if distractions arise. Lt. Billy Poe of the Madisonville Police… Read More...

SurfKY Spotlight: Madisonville Pediatrics

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/17/14) — Madisonville Pediatrics friendly ‘kid caring’ staff is always ready to provide your child with the best healthcare possible. Read More...

Statewide Sports News


King of the Bluegrass Set to Tip off

LOUISVLLE, Ky. (12/19/14) — The 2014 King of the Bluegrass Tournament is set to tip off at Fairdale High School. In addition to tournament host Fairdale,… Read More...
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Kyle Cody Tabbed Preseason All-America

LEXINGTON, Ky. (12/19/14) — Kentucky junior right-hander Kyle Cody has been named a third-team preseason All-America by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, it… Read More...
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Dupree, Forrest, MacGinnis, Williams Honored by Phil Steele

LEXINGTON, Ky. (12/19/14) — Phil Steele, creator of one of the nation's most informative preseason football magazines Phil Steele's College Football, has… Read More...

Third Region Boys' and Girls' Basketball Records

KENTUCKY (12/18/14) — The following are the Third Region Boys' and Girls' basketball records: Third Region Boys' Basketball Records Meade County (6-1)… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Louise Pruitt Utley Reynolds, 84, of Madisonville, Ky.

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Louise Pruitt Utley Reynolds, 84, of Madisonville, Ky. passed away at her home on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. She was born…
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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (12/12/14) — Recently MCHS faculty nominated students and teachers that exemplify the… Read More

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GREENVILLE, Ky. (12/20/14) — Greenville City Council Chambers were packed with guests Thursday night, Dec. 18 as it… Read More
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