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UK Nurses Learning Kangaroo Care

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/8/16) — With her tiny body too vulnerable to withstand the world outside her mother’s womb, infant Emma Lewis continued to grow and develop inside an incubator during the first four…


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Third Region Boys' and Girls' Basketball Records

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KENTUCKY (2/5/16) — The following are the Third Region boys' and girls' basketball records: Third Region Boys' Basketball Records(Through Feb. 4) Daviess County (17-5)Meade County (16-6)Owensboro…

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Pet of the Day - Charlie

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Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/7/16) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans rolling road blocks along I-69/ Pennyrile Parkway in the Madisonville area on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The rolling road blocks at about 9 a.m., CST, are to create a break in traffic to allow the contractor to remove old overhead sign truss structures along I-69/ Pennyrile Parkway near the Kentucky 281… Read More...
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Dave Says – Feb. 7, 2016

KENTUCKY (2/7/16) — This week Dave discusses dating and the budget and more of a long-term spending thing. Dear Dave, I’ve been following your plan, and I’ve finally gotten out of debt and feel I have control of my finances. I’m also single, and I was wondering if you have any tips for how to gracefully mention financial topics and budgeting when you’re on a date. Paula Dear Paula, Well, I don’t… Read More...
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Legislators Mull Governor's Budget

KENTUCKY (2/7/16) — Deciding how to spend upwards of $21 billion in state and federal money takes time. It also takes skill and determination. Expect all three qualities to be on full display by the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly as it deliberates Governor Matt Bevin's budget proposal over the next several weeks and turns it into a bill that lawmakers hope will be agreeable to the People's branch… Read More...

Hopkins County Job Expo Scheduled for…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/7/16) — The Hopkins County Job Expo will be 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at the Ballard Convention Center, 605 E. Arch St., Madisonville. Those attending are encouraged to bring several resumes and to wear appropriate clothing for on-site interviews. Drawings for $50 Visa Gift Cards will be held through the event. For more information, call (270) 824-1761. SurfKY… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths – Feb. 7, 2016

KENTUCKY (2/7/16) — As many of you know, sometimes it is more fun to take someone hunting than it is to go yourself. This is especially true when it comes to your own children. But that’s not the only time. I remember the day I took a young black man on his first deer hunting trip. I will call him a man even though I was old enough to be his dad. This young man had not grown up in a hunting or… Read More...

NCM Event Raises Funds for KSP Trooper…

KENTUCKY (2/6/16) — This past October the National Corvette Museum teamed up with the Kentucky State Police to lead a fundraising event like no other – taking participants to some of the most popular attractions and best dining the Bluegrass State has to offer. The proceeds from the event were split equally between the Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, and the Kentucky State Police's… Read More...

Republican Primary Candidate Pape…

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (2/6/16) ― Mike Pape, first time political candidate running in Kentucky’s First U.S. Congressional District in the Republican primary, in a press release Saturday called on legislators in Washington to save coal jobs in the wake of new layoffs for coal miners. Pape is committed to Kentucky’s coal industry which contributes more than $3.5 billion to the State’s economy and… Read More...

Senate Week in Review – Feb. 6, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/6/16) — It was a busy and eventful week in Frankfort, but amid all the meetings and legislative action, I introduced legislation that would facilitate organ donations in Kentucky. Senate Bill 139 that I am sponsoring continues legislation started when I was part of passing the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life in 1992. This measure would put into policy the procedure… Read More...

National Farm Machinery Show Increases…

KENTUCKY (2/6/16) — After a celebratory 50th anniversary with record attendance, the National Farm Machinery Show is returning for the 51st year with additional exhibit space. This year's event offers the most complete selection of cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment and services available in the farming industry. Held Feb. 10-13 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., the… Read More...
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Pension Gain, Budget Pain

KENTUCKY (2/6/16) — Charles Eliot, the longest-serving president in Harvard University’s illustrious history, once said “the capacity to inflict pain” is a university leader’s most important quality. Could it also be a chief executive’s greatest asset – especially if he’s elected to lead a commonwealth that’s “already become essentially insolvent?” That’s how Gov. Matt Bevin described Kentucky’s… Read More...
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UK Entomologist Leads Zika Solution…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/6/16) — A University of Kentucky entomologist is leading an international effort to find long-term, sustainable control options to effectively manage a mosquito known to transport several potential deadly viruses, including the Zika virus. Grayson Brown, entomologist in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is a former president of the Entomological Society of… Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/6/16) — The following happenings and meetings are planned for the following week in Hopkins County. • Wyonna Judd & The Big Noise will be at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Saturday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., 2000 College Dr. Madisonville.• Alonzo Pennington will be at the Crowded House on Saturday, Feb 6 at 8 p.m., 26 W. Center St., Madisonville. • A CDL workshop will be… Read More...
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KSP Post 2 Traffic Safety Checkpoint…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/5/16) — Throughout the month, the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 2 District. The KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes. The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide a highly… Read More...
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MCC Hosting African American Read-In

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/5/16) — In honor of Black History Month, Madisonville Community College's Humanities Division will be hosting African American Read-Ins from 12:20 - 12:45 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Loman C. Trover Library on the college's North Campus (2000 College Drive, Madisonville) and from 12:20 - 12:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in room 109 of the Shaver Building on MCC's… Read More...

Door of Hope Banquet Planned for April…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/5/16) — The Door of Hope Annual Spring Fundraising Banquet will be Monday, April 25 at the First United Methodist Church, Madisonville. The featured speaker will be national-recognized Cecile Kaiser, who shares her testimony of an abortion more than 30 years ago. She will share about her love for crisis pregnancy center ministries and the services they provide. Seating begins… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/5/16) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Feb. 5. Joy L. Stallins, Madisonville, was charged Feb. 2 with operating on a suspended/revoked operators license. Billy R. Marshall, Madisonville, was charged Feb. 2 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offenses. Joshua J. Warner, Nortonville, was charged Feb. 4 with… Read More...

KYAG Reaches Settlement with HSBC on…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/5/16) — Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced a $470 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer HSBC to address mortgage origination, servicing and foreclosure abuses. The settlement will provide direct payments to approximately 1,407 eligible Kentucky borrowers whose loans were serviced by HSBC and who lost their home to foreclosure from… Read More...

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/5/16) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Friday, Feb. 5. Daniel Hulsey, Mortons Gap, was charged Feb. 3 on a Hopkins County warrant for second-degree burglary. Risa M. McCracken, Hanson, was charged Feb. 4 with possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of… Read More...

U.S. Senate Honors Marlow Cook

WASHINGTON (2/5/16) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution today honoring former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky Marlow Cook. The resolution was sponsored by Senators McConnell and Rand Paul. The text of S.Res.364 follows: Senate Resolution 364 Relative to the death of Marlow Cook, former United States… Read More...
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Hopkins County Health Department Food…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/5/16) — The Hopkins County Health Department released the following restaurant/kitchen inspection ratings Thursday, Feb. 4. Madisonville Donuts 98 Pan touching bacon West Broadway School Café 100 Sonic (S. Main) 99 Box of cups stored on floor GE Cafeteria 96 Wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution Drink nozzles need cleaning Hand sink in need of repair Floor needs… Read More...

Game Plan for Super Bowl 50: Are You…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/5/16) — The Super Bowl is America's most watched national sporting event. On Feb. 7, Super Bowl 50 Sunday, there will be game-day socializing that may include drinking. That is why the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and law enforcement officials are urging football fans to call the play… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/5/16) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday Feb. 4, 2016. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 6 - 3 - 1 Thursday Evening 9 - 6 - 9 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 7 - 9 - 8 - 7 Thursday Evening 0 - 1 - 6 - 5 Cash Ball Thursday 4 - 6 - 19 - 32 - 6 Kicker 8 - 2 - 4 - 3 - 1 5 Cash Card Thursday 6H - 7S - 10C - QS - 4D Lucky for Life Thursday 5 - 8 - 22 - 23 - 34 -… Read More...

Pet of the Day - Flash

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Hopkins County Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - February 3, 2016

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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The Proposed Budget: Room for Compromise?

When Gov. Matt Bevin unveiled his state budget last week, he put an optimistic spin on the work that lies ahead for legislators to approve a spending plan. Read More...
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Sixteen Tons of Merle Travis

Merle Travis took the experiences of his early years growing up in Muhlenberg County, Ky., to the national stage and rode the rising tide of country music’s… Read More...
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Gov. Bevin Discusses Budget Priorities

Just after 7 p.m. last Tuesday, Gov. Matt Bevin stood outside the House of Representatives chamber at the state capitol, waiting to be introduced to a joint… Read More...

CDC Targeting Kentucky, Other Heavy-Smoking States with New Ads

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KENTUCKY (1/30/16) — The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is starting a new round of anti-smoking advertisements, aimed primarily at Kentucky… Read More...

Above and Beyond - Justin Cardwell, Paramedic

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SurfKY News highlights Justin Cardwell on this edition of Above and Beyond a paramedic that has served his community since shortly after the September 11, 2001… Read More...

North American International Auto Show - How Science Improves Vehicles

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From a car that drives itself to one that runs off of electricity, the North American International Auto Show allows car manufactures to show you and me how… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - Ultimate Snowball

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Trying to create the best snowball, so you can win the next snowball fight? If so, Jason Lindsey aka "Mr. Science" with Hooked on Science and a kid scientist… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries


Joyce Waynoka George, 84, of Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Joyce Waynoka George, 84, of Madisonville, Ky., passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Baptist Health Hospital in…

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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released – Feb. 2, 2016

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/2/16) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, Feb. 2. Anthony Goodrich, Madisonville, was charged… Read More

Library's New Drop Box Operational

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/1/16) — The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library at 425 E. Center St., Madisonville, has launched the use of its new drop box… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released – Feb. 1, 2016

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/1/16) ― The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Feb. 1. James Jennings, Madisonville, was charged Feb. 1… Read More

White Plains Man Charged with Meth Trafficking

HARTFORD, Ky. (2/1/16) — A joint investigation by the Ohio County Sheriff's Office, Beaver Dam Police Department, Hartford Police Department and Kentucky State… Read More

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (2/1/16) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, Feb. 1. Rebekah J. Wooten, 44, Lehigh Acres, Fla.,… Read More

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