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Fifth Third on Main Street Comes Down

April 19, 2014 Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/19/14) — The walls are tumbling down at the Fifth Third Bank location on Main Street and West Broadway in downtown Madisonville. Streets are blocked off for safety as workers…
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Keeping the Faith – ‘An Empty Tomb is…

Ronnie McBrayer April 19, 2014
KENTUCKY (4/19/14) — “The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vault” aired almost three decades ago this week, and at the time, it was the most watched syndicated television show in the history of the medium. The charismatic host of the show that evening kept viewers on the edge of their seats as he spoke of a recently discovered secret room at Chicago’s Lexington Hotel. Broadcasting live, he promised the… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - Easter Egg Geode

Jason Lindsey April 19, 2014
KENTUCKY (4/19/14) — Geodes are not so pretty on the outside, but when cracked open, they are beautiful on the inside. Our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science and a kid scientist show us how you can use a few ingredients from around the house to turn an ordinary egg into a geode. How to use a few ingredients from around the house to turn an ordinary egg into a geode: INGREDIENTS 12… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Reports April 18,…

Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter April 18, 2014
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/18/14) - The Madisonville Police Department released the following arrest reports Friday, April 18. Jordan Isabel, 21, of Earlington was charged April 17 for possession of marijuana, fleeing or evading police second degree (on foot), two counts of non-payment of fines, and three counts of contempt of court, libel, slander, resistance to order. The arresting officer was Justin… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings Hopkins County

Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter April 18, 2014
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/18/14) — The following events are scheduled for next week in Hopkins County. The Hopkins County Board of Education will be holding a regular meeting 5:30 p.m. April 21 at their Central Office. For more information, call (270) 825-6100. The planned public hearing that was to occur in City Council Chambers 4 p.m. April 21 has been cancelled. For more information, call (270)… Read More...
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SurfKY Recognizes, Thanks Columnists on…

Maureen C. Berry, Columnist April 18, 2014
KENTUCKY (4/18/14) —Columnists inspire, entertain, enlighten and educate us. Today, April 18, is National Columnists Day. This special day of honor is celebrated each year on April 18. At SurfKY News, its weekly columnists share stories about spirituality, current events, food, hunting, finances, science and wellness. SurfKY News would like to honor and thank its columnists for their commitment,… Read More...
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‘God is Real’ Services Held at Covenant…

Leesa M. Boone April 18, 2014
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/18/14) — Covenant Community Church held its first of five Easter Services Thursday night. Dr. Michael B. Knight, Senior Pastor of CCC delivered a powerful message entitled, "Believe; disarming disbelief and removing doubt that God is real." With the help of faithful volunteers, Knight had the lobby reconstructed into an agora market complete with period actors and goats. The… Read More...
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Whitfield Leads Job Corps Initiative

Marty Irby April 18, 2014
WASHINGTON (4/18/14) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, was joined by 41 additional Members of Congress, in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez regarding the Department's current application of the "Rule of Two" in awarding Job Corps Center contracts. The "Rule of Two" is a Federal Acquisition Regulation that allows the… Read More...
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Hopkins County Schools’ District Talent…

Lori Harrison April 18, 2014
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/18/14) — The Hopkins County Schools Office of Gifted and Talented Services’ Talent Show Series District Competition will be held at Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. The Elementary School Competition will be Tuesday, April 22, and the Middle/High School Competition will be Thursday, April 24. Both will begin 6 p.m. The District Competitions are sponsored by the Madisonville… Read More...
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Attorney General Conway to Assist…

Allison Martin April 18, 2014
MAYFIELD, Ky. (4/18/14) — Mid-Continent University, a private, non-profit school operating in Mayfield, announced that it would be laying off employees immediately and shutting down operations by June 30. The school has about 2,000 students enrolled online, at its campus in West Kentucky and at other locations around the state. "My office is closely monitoring this situation and is working with… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff Arrest Report -…

Sheila Hopper April 18, 2014
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/18/14) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Friday, April 18. Thomas A. Eisenhauer, 30, Hanson, was charged April 11 with alcohol intoxication in a public place. Michael Smith, 40, homeless, was charged April 13 with disorderly conduct. Vonda Calbreath, 44, Madisonville, was charged April 13 with alcohol intoxication in a public place. Jaquez… Read More...
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National Corvette Museum April 18, 2014
WARREN COUNTY, (4/18/14) — Lynda Patterson began getting phone calls and texts from friends and family about a sinkhole that opened up at the National Corvette Museum, Feb.12, 2014. She watched on television as the news broke showing video and still images of the cars that had fallen. Her heart sank as she locked right in on the 40th Anniversary Corvette sticking tail up from the debris. As the… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

Kentucky Lottery April 18, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/18/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday April 17, 2014. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 0 - 3 - 5 Thursday Evening 7 - 0 - 9 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 2 - 7 - 2 - 0 Thursday Evening 1 - 5 - 6 - 1 Cash Ball Thursday 4 - 5 - 12 - 13 - 17 Kicker 3 - 8 - 7 - 0 - 3 Decades of Dollars Thursday 1 - 5 - 18 - 27 - 38 - 40 5 Cash Card Thursday 8C - JH - 3D… Read More...
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Rowdy Rescue Offers Tail Waggin'…

Gayla Miller April 18, 2014
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/18/14) — Need companionship, unconditional love, a friend for life and a chance to save a life? You're in luck. Rowdy Rescue will offer pet adoptions 12 p.m. to 4 p. m. Saturday, April 19 at Lucky Dogs Madison Square Drive (across from Parkway Plaza Mall). Rowdy Rescue t-shirts will be available, plus a representative from Nature's Logic with goodies. Lucky Dogs will hold… Read More...
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Meet The Hopkins County Magistrate…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director April 17, 2014
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/10/14) — Sixteen people are running for the office of Hopkins County Magistrate. Read More...
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FDA Approves Ragwitek for Short Ragweed…

FDA April 17, 2014
KENTUCKY (4/17/14) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Ragwitek, the first allergen extract administered under the tongue (sublingually) to treat short ragweed pollen induced allergic rhinitis (hay fever), with or without conjunctivitis (eye inflammation), in adults 18 years through 65 years of age. Ragwitek contains an extract from short ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter April 17, 2014
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/17/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following arrest reports Thursday, April 17. Ronnie J. Hughes, 32, of Aurora, Ind., was served an arrest warrant April 16 for fugitive from another state. The arresting officer was Kyle Pharris. La Resha Garcia, 26, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant April 16 for theft by unlawful taking/all others over $500.… Read More...
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Kentucky State Police to Hold Surplus…

Stu C Recke April 17, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/17/14) — This auction allows KSP to dispose of vehicles in a cost efficient manner. The proceeds from this event will be reinvested back into the agency. WHEN: 9 a.m. ET Friday, April 25. WHERE: KSP Supply Branch, 94 Airport Road, Frankfort, Ky. 40601. WHAT: Kentucky State Police Surplus Vehicle Auction. WHO: Kentucky State Police and the Division of Surplus Property. SurfKY… Read More...
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Noir, Crime Authors to be Featured at…

Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter April 17, 2014
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/17/14) — Madisonville Community College will feature authors, Scott Phillips and Jedidiah Ayres for an evening of reading and conversation, brought to the public by the Loman C. Trover Library Reading Series. Phillips, a St. Louis-based writer, is the author of many darkly humorous - and sometimes - risqué novels, including "The Adjustment," "Rut," "The Ice Harvest," as well… Read More...
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Kentucky’s Unemployment Rate at 7.9…

Office of Employment and Training April 17, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/17/14) — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.9 percent in March 2014 from a revised 7.8 percent in February 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The preliminary March 2014 jobless rate was .4 percentage points below the 8.3 percent rate recorded… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday…

Kentucky Lottery April 17, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/17/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday April 16, 2014. Powerball Wednesday 34 - 39 - 42 - 44 - 59 – 8 Power Play 3 Pick 3 Wednesday Midday 2 - 8 - 5 Wednesday Evening 9 - 6 - 7 Pick 4 Wednesday Midday 5 - 1 - 8 - 1 Wednesday Evening 1 - 5 - 9 - 2 Cash Ball Wednesday 4 - 7 - 17 - 24 - 18 Kicker 5 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 4 5 Cash Card Wednesday… Read More...
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Madisonville Traffic Advisory

Linda Sandidge April 16, 2014
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/16/14) — West Broadway Street will be closed from Main Street to the CSX railroad crossing 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19 to accommodate the safe demolition of the Fifth Third Bank building. The Northbound and southbound traffic on Main Street approaching the bank and in front of the bank building will be restricted to two lanes. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Linda… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter April 16, 2014
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/16/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following arrest reports Wednesday, April 16. Phillip Phelps, 24, of Nebo was served with an arrest warrant April 15 for theft by unlawful taking or disposition shoplifting under $500. The arresting officer was Fallon Graham. Robert J. Robison, 24, of Madisonville was charged April 15 for receiving stolen property under… Read More...
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MPD Searching for Clues in Multiple…

Madisonville Police Department April 16, 2014
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/16/14) — The Madisonville Police Department is currently investigation three commercial burglaries that have occurred within the past few weeks. Father and Son’s Liquors, Melody Lanes, and Sureway have all been the victims of “smash and grab” style break-ins. It is unknown at this time if the crimes are related and there are currently no suspects. Various items stolen during… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday…

Kentucky Lottery April 16, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/16/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Tuesday April 15, 2014. Mega Millions Tuesday 4 - 39 - 46 - 47 - 70 – 13 Megaplier 3 Pick 3 Tuesday Midday 1 - 5 - 1 Tuesday Evening 7 - 0 - 9 Pick 4 Tuesday Midday 8 - 9 - 8 - 3 Tuesday Evening 6 - 7 - 2 - 6 Cash Ball Tuesday 1 - 18 - 31 - 33 - 29 Kicker 9 - 7 - 5 - 3 - 2 5 Cash Card Tuesday 7D - AD - 9D… Read More...
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Southern Kentucky Book Fest Shines with…

WKU News April 16, 2014
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (4/16/14) — New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris will headline the Southern Kentucky Book Fest April 26 at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center. With more than 30 years of writing experience, Harris is best known for her "Sookie Stackhouse" series. The series was so well-received, it was the inspiration for the HBO series "True Blood." Harris will be one of the… Read More...

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