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Hopkins County Board of Education Recognizes Schools’ Successes

October 20, 2014 Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE , Ky. (10/20/2014) — The Hopkins County School Board met Monday, Oct. 21. The meeting was called to order by Steve Faulk Board Chairman, as innovation was given by board member Shannon…

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2014 Rotary Football Championship Decided in a Close Contest

by Ron Sanders
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/18/14) — The 2014 Rotary Football Championship Game was not decided until the very last second. Read More...


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Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/20/14) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following arrest reports Monday, Oct. 20. Nathan L. Robertson, 20, of Nortonville, was charged Oct. 7 with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs. Donald R. Murphey, 60, of Mackville, Ky., was charged Oct. 7 with operating on a suspended/revoked operator's license (warrant). Morgan T. Crayne,… Read More...
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How Social Media Can Affect Your Career

KENTUCKY (10/20/14) — Social media has become an integral part of modern society. Millions of people around the world use social media to connect with one another. But this valuable tool also can be a detriment, particularly to men and women seeking employment. What a person says or does on social media can come back to haunt them with regard to the impression they create with prospective… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of Oct. 20, 2014

KENTUCKY (10/20/14) — The case is still fresh in the minds of probably everyone in Meade County: Tucker Wimpee, a 13-year-old boy, gunned down by his mother's boyfriend in his home before school last November. His mother, Ellen Cain, was also shot and killed in the home before the boyfriend, Warren Earl Tripp, turned the gun on himself. Now, with the first anniversary of Tucker's and Ellen's… Read More...
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Community Workforce Resources Showcase,…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — An upcoming community event will highlight workforce and family organizations that help jobseekers improve their work status or receive vital services during periods of underemployment. The Community Workforce Resources Showcase is a free event from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at Parkway Plaza Mall in Madisonville. Dozens of agencies and organizations will be… Read More...
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AG Conway Urges Congressional Support…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/20/14) — Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway today urged members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to support legislation that would help prevent children from being trafficked on the Internet. Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world, generating about $150 billion each year. Shockingly, there are numerous cases nationally of children as… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Oct. 20. April Phelps, 25, of Nortonville was charged Oct. 17 for theft by unlawful taking under $500. The arresting officer was Falon Graham. John Allard, 33, of Madisonville was charged Oct. 17 for operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license. The arresting officer was Falon… Read More...

Kentuckians Face High Risk for Chronic…

KENTUCKY (10/20/14) — November is COPD Awareness Month, and a good time to learn about the third leading cause of death in the United States and a disease that kills one person every four minutes. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma and some forms of… Read More...

EPA's Power Plan Could Total at Least…

KENTUCKY (10/20/14) — A new study by NERA Economic Consulting released this week calculates the costs and consequences of the Environmental Protection Agency's carbon dioxide regulations for existing power plants, referred to by the agency as the 'Clean Power Plan.' Among NERA's findings: The costs of EPA's plan could total $366 billion or more over a 15-year period. Under EPA's plan, consumers… Read More...
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Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (10/20/14) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following arrest report Monday, Oct. 20. Cassie Strader, of Dawson Springs, was arrested on a Hopkins County warrant for failure to appear Oct. 14 by Capt. Jonathan Sholar assisted by Chief Bill Crider. Mark A. Adcock, 24, Dawson Springs, was charged with fourth-degree assault/domestic with minor injury Oct. 15.… Read More...

Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/20/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday Oct. 19, 2014. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 6 - 6 - 2 Pick 4 Sunday Evening 9 - 2 - 2 - 9 Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are determined by the numbers drawn and not by the numbers reported. The Kentucky Lottery is not responsible for misprinted numbers on this page or any other medium. The… Read More...

Seventh Annual Kidapalooza Offers Free…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — Madisonville’s most popular family-friendly festival promises plenty of unplugged, old-fashioned outdoor fun for all ages. The seventh annual Madisonville Kidapalooza takes place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 around the courthouse square in the city’s historic downtown district. The free event features games, activities, arts and crafts to entice children to… Read More...
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KU and LG&E to Fund Qualified…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — Applications are now available for Plant for the Planet grants from Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric to fund qualified tree-plantings by nonprofit or government entities. The program awards matching grants in amounts of $500 to $5,000 to organizations with a history of successful tree plantings in the KU and LG&E service territories. "The… Read More...

The Legend of Jack-o'-Lanterns

KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — The tradition of jack-o'-lanterns began in Ireland and Scotland, and pumpkins were not the first gourd of choice to use as lanterns. Turnips and rutabagas were often used because of their availability. When Irish immigrants migrated to America, they brought their jack-o'-lantern traditions with them. Turnips were not as prevalent on this side of the Atlantic, so carvers… Read More...

Avoid Halloween Makeup Allergies and…

KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — What are the horrors of Halloween? Many might say encountering a gruesome ghoul or a blood-sucking vampire is the most horrific part of Halloween. However, an allergic reaction can be just as scary as ghosts and goblins come Halloween. The candy a child eats, the makeup kids use as part of their costumes or even the costume itself can cause an allergic reaction. Parents and… Read More...

Kentucky Energy Department Releases…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/19/14) — In celebration of October as Energy Awareness month, the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence has released the virtual solar energy story map. For those unfamiliar with a story map, a story map uses geography to present information and is designed for everyone. The solar energy story map takes a visitor around the state virtually to view… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - Oct. 19, 2014

KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — My hunting plans this year was to put some meat in the freezer while waiting on the big bucks to show themselves during the rut. I have been able to do that even though there’s still room for another one. The pressure really subsides after that first arrow finds its mark. It’s like catching a limit of fish in a tournament and spending the rest of the day culling the small… Read More...
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Right-to-Work: The Right Message for…

KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — The 3,748 manufacturers that have stayed in Kentucky and employ 228,600 workers, despite a less-than-friendly business atmosphere, deserve all of the accolades Frankfort can muster, including Gov. Steve Beshear’s decree that October is 'Manufacturing Month in the Commonwealth.' Perhaps this could be followed by “Political Courage Month” in November, during which the governor… Read More...

Key to Cooking with Pumpkins

KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — Autumn is ripe with vibrant colors and scenery. One of the more vivid sights this time of year are the bright, orange pumpkins that adorn walkways and front porches of homes and businesses. Not only are pumpkins ideal for decorating, but they're also great to eat. Some people who plan to carve jack-o-lanterns mistakenly believe the same type of pumpkin can be used in their… Read More...

How Senior Donors Can Avoid Scams

KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — Con artists masquerading as charities can victimize anyone, but seniors are especially vulnerable to such criminals. Men and women who perpetrate charitable fraud often target older men and women, feeling that seniors are more likely to have a significant amount of money in their bank accounts and less likely to report crimes for fear of embarrassment. But even if seniors… Read More...

Research Important When Choosing a…

KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — Were you nominated to do the ice bucket challenge during the summer of 2014? This fundraiser for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, swept social media, spurring the participation of private citizens, celebrities and even world leaders. But the challenge also managed to raise awareness and funds to go toward ALS research. While the ice bucket challenge and similar… Read More...

Kentucky's Jobless Rate Plummets to 6.7…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/18/14) — Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in September 2014 at 6.7 percent from a revised 7.1 percent in August 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. It marks the single-biggest one-month drop in unemployment… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - Bloody Handprint

KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — Halloween is just weeks away. If you are searching for a spooky experiment, our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us a special paper. When slapped with a baking soda covered hand, the paper turns blood red. INGREDIENTS Goldenrod Paper Baking Soda Water INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Mix one cup of baking soda with 1 cup of warm water. Dip the palm of your hand into… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/18/14) — The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: Pumpkin Roll Soapbox Derby Rally Race will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 19. For more information, call (270) 839-4177. Light of Chance “A Beautiful Mess” 5k Run will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at 122 North Franklin Street. For more information,… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'Dancing, not…

KENTUCKY (10/18/14) — There is a story about two monks walking along the road when they come to a shallow, muddy river. A beautiful woman in a long white dress is standing there. She can't figure out how to continue her journey without ruining her outfit. So one of the monks picks her up in his arms - something he was absolutely forbidden to do, for touching a woman was against his vows - and he… Read More...

Statewide Sports News


Zoe Swift Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/20/14) — University of Kentucky women's soccer forward Zoe Swift was named the Southeastern Conference's Offensive Player of the Week Monday… Read More...
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Laird's Firecracker Gives UK Win Over No. 9, First-Place in C-USA

LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/20/14) — Justin Laird's 31st minute firecracker of a goal gave the Kentucky men's soccer team a 1-0 win over ninth-ranked New Mexico… Read More...
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Women's Golf in Sixth after Day Two at Stanford Intercollegiate

LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/20/14) — The University of Kentucky women's golf team closed out the second day of action at the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Dr.… Read More...
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High School Football Scoreboard

KENTUCKY (10/20/14) — The following are the high school football scores: Thursday, Oct. 16 Newport Central Catholic 36, Bishop Brossart 0 Friday, Oct. 17 Adair… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Cora K. McLemore, 98, of Madisonville, Ky.

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Mrs. Cora K. McLemore, 98, of Madisonville, Ky. passed away at 11:30 p.m., Saturday October 18, 2014 at NHC Health Care…
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Banner Presented to Calloway Board of Education

PADUCAH, Ky. (10/20/14) — Elizabeth Alexander, a junior student in John Williams Technological Design class at Calloway… Read More

Muhlenberg Marching Band Sweeps Hopkinsville Competition

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — The Muhlenberg County High School Band ended its regular season on a high note Saturday,… Read More
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