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Market Commentary - Jan. 25, 2015

January 25, 2015 Randall L. Franklin
KENTUCKY (1/25/15) — Central banks have been full of surprises lately, but not too many people saw this one coming. For aficionados of the board game Clue, here's the gist of it: Thomas Jordan did it…

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Kynect Enrollment Climbs as Countdown…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/25/15) — More than 131,000 Kentuckians have newly enrolled for health care coverage or renewed their current plans through kynect in the two months since open enrollment began on Nov. 15, 2014. This enrollment total includes individuals who have either newly enrolled in a private health insurance plan, qualified for Medicaid coverage or renewed the private insurance plans they… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of Jan. 25, 2015

KENTUCKY (1/25/15) — What does freedom mean to you? The observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday this past week was a time to reflect on that question. The groundwork laid by Dr. King and other U.S. civil rights leaders was key in securing the passage of both the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which celebrated 50 years in 2014, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which has its golden anniversary… Read More...
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Dave Says - Jan. 25, 2015

KENTUCKY (1/25/15) — This week Dave discusses making changes and who’s the boss? Dear Dave, My mom and dad always told me to live below my means, but they never showed me how to make it happen. I’ve gotten out of debt and fallen back in several times. I want to get control of my money and stop busting my budget. How do I keep from falling back again? Sandi Dear Sandi, It sounds like you’ve taken… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - Jan. 25, 2015

KENTUCKY (1/25/15) — There's no doubt that what we do makes an impression on our young people and those who look up to us. Just as I remember buying my first new gun, I also remember my first new knife. Not only was I enamored by the knife itself but I was also very interested in the paperwork that came with it. While most would only throw away the unnecessary stuff, I made it a point to find out… Read More...
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Kentucky 2014 Highway Fatality Figures…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/24/15) — Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased in 2014 after a record low in 2013. Kentucky Office of Highway Safety preliminary figures from a Jan. 16 report indicate 667 people lost their lives on Kentucky roadways last year, up from 638 in 2013. However, it was the second lowest total since 1949, when 573 fatalities were recorded. Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock, who… Read More...
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Busting the Myths of Leadership

KENTUCKY (1/24/15) — The great statesman Benjamin Franklin once said, “When you are finished changing, you’re finished.” And even though it’s been 200-plus years since he uttered those famous words, they still hold true, especially in today’s business world. Long standing ideas about how to lead a team are no longer viable. Workers won’t stick around for a bad boss these days, no matter how much… Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for Hopkins…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/24/14) ― The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: • Pam’s Dance Barn will be dancing the night away from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at 35 Cedar Lane. For more information, call (270) 836-4649. • Ray Ligon will be performing live from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at The Crowed House. For more information, call (270) 825-1178. • The… Read More...
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PSC Bars $54 Million in Kentucky Power…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/24/15) — The Kentucky Public Service Commission has prohibited Kentucky Power Co. from charging its customers about $54 million in fuel costs deemed to be unreasonable by the PSC. In an order issued, the PSC directed Kentucky Power to refund, through a credit on future bills, $13 million in fuel costs that it collected during the first four months of last year. Kentucky Power… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'What It's Good For'

KENTUCKY (1/24/15) — There is a single word that has overtaken contemporary US society, one concept that defines life in 21st century America: Security. Before you complete your online purchase, please establish a "secure" connection. Buy this alarm system or firearm to keep your loved ones "secure." Our borders are porous and must be "secured." Terrorists are planning horrendous acts, thus,… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - Feather Balance

KENTUCKY (1/24/15) — How long can you balance a feather in the palm of your hand? Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how you can use science to help you with this challenge. INGREDIENTS Feather INSTRUCTIONSSTEP 1: Place the quill of the feather in the palm of your hand and attempt to balance the feather. EXPLANATION You were able to balance the feature, with the quill in… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/23/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Friday, Jan. 23. James I. Hinton, of Madisonville, was charged Jan. 21 on a warrant for failure to appear. Moses Allen, of Madisonville, was charged Jan. 22 with first-degree assault for allegedly striking a 17-year-old with a pry bar. Allison N. Freeman, of Nortonville, was charged Jan. 22 with… Read More...
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Rep. Donohue to Appear on Fox News…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/23/15) — State Rep. Jeff Donohue, a Louisville Democrat who has taken a leading role in opposing efforts by counties to enact their own right-to-work legislation, is scheduled to appear on Fox News tomorrow as the national outlet airs a story on the issue. "It is abundantly clear that local governments cannot vote to become right-to-work, and last month's attorney general's… Read More...
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Madisonville Fire Reports – Jan. 23,…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/23/15) — The Madisonville Fire Department released the following report Friday, Jan. 23. Madisonville Fire Department was dispatched at 2:23 p.m. Thursday to 22 N. Spring St., to assist Medical Center Ambulance Service for possible carbon monoxide, after the residents complained of headaches due to the use of a kerosene heater in the home. The fire crew checked the air… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/23/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following arrest reports and citations Friday, Jan. 23. Charles Robert Gentry, III, of Madisonville, was charged Jan. 23 with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence with no visible injuries. James M. Butler, of Madisonville, was charged Jan. 22 on a Hopkins County warrant for failure to appear. Christopher A. Lyle, of… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/23/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday Jan. 22, 2015. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 7 - 9 - 8 Thursday Evening 7 - 1 - 6 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 0 - 3 - 2 - 6 Thursday Evening 7 - 1 - 2 - 8 Cash Ball Thursday 7 - 15 - 29 - 30 - 15 Kicker 1 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 1 5 Cash Card Thursday 2H - 10C - 5H - 8D - 5D Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are… Read More...
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Paint-Free Ways to Brighten Your Home

US (1/22/15) — Many homeowners pick up their paintbrushes in an effort to make their homes more colorful. But homeowners need not embrace their inner Picasso to brighten their homes' interiors. The following are a handful of paint-free ways to add some splashes of color to your home this fall. Bring nature inside. Flowers and plants can make colorful additions to a home's interior. Flowers tend… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/22/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following arrest reports and citations Thursday, Jan. 22. Joshua E. Slaton, of Nortonville, was charged Jan. 21 with operation a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – first offense, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school,… Read More...
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Whitfield Stands against Tax-Payer…

WASHINGTON (1/22/15) — U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, voted in support of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 242 to 179. The legislation would prohibit federal funds from being used for abortion or any insurance… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/22/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following arrest reports Thursday, Jan. 22. Keith A. Stafford, of Madisonville, was charged Jan. 21 with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $500. Anthony W. Watson, of Madisonville, was charged Jan. 21 with failure to wear seat belt, failure to produce insurance card and operating on a suspended or revoked… Read More...
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March for Life

WASHINGTON (1/22/15) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today in support of the annual March for Life held in our Nation's Capital: "Today, countless Americans, and many Kentuckians, will gather in Washington to give witness to the idea that a just society begins with defending the most innocent life; and once again, we'll see that the driving force of this… Read More...

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Four Wildcats on USBWA Midseason Watch Lists

LEXINGTON, Ky. (1/23/15) — Four Wildcats were selected to various United States Basketball Writers Association Midseason Watch Lists, it was announced by the… Read More...
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Third Region Boys' and Girls' Basketball Records

KENTUCKY (1/22/15) — The following are the Third Region Boys' and Girls' basketball records: Third Region Boys' Basketball Records Owensboro (16-2) Grayson… Read More...
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Second Region Boys' and Girls' Basketball Records

KENTUCKY (1/22/15) — The following are the Second Region Boys' and Girls' basketball records: Second Region Boys' Basketball Records Webster County (18-1)… Read More...
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Sixteen Top-25 Teams to Compete at UK: McCravy Preview Part I

LEXINGTON, Ky. (1/22/15) — The title "best meet in the country" is a lofty distinction, but this weekend's Rod McCravy Memorial Track and Field Meet, hosted by… Read More...

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Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved Sunday

Earlier this week, SurfKY shared a viral post from Grapevine Baptist Church through Facebook. Read More...
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SurfKY Spotlight: Kevin L. Rice Allstate

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (1/22/15) — Insurance is unlike any other product out there - you pay for it and hope you never have to use it. And that makes paying… Read More...
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Probation and Parole Violators - January 22, 2015

Probation and Parole has issued a new list of their top most wanted. Read More...
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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - January 21, 2015

Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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SurfKY Spotlight: #9 Steakhouse

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Glema Center to Host Community 'Dessert' Theatre

This intimate musical, starring Janet Corum & Thad Mayhugh, follows one couple through fifty years of love, quarrels and marriage. Read More...
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VIDEO: NTSB Held Press Conference Regarding Friday's Deadly Plane Crash

UPDATE & ANALYSIS: EDDYVILLE, Ky. (1/4/15) ― The National Transportation Safety Board held a press conference near Eddyville regarding Friday night’s deadly… Read More...
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Local Chef Goes Hollywood

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Hopkins County Obituaries

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Charles Anthony Moore, 51, of Mortons Gap, Ky.

EARLINGTON, Ky. – Charles Anthony Moore, 51, of Mortons Gap, Ky. passed away at Baptist Health Madisonville on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. He…
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