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Superheroes ‘Bowl for Kids Sake’

April 25, 2015 Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/25/15) — The 29th annual Bowl for Kids Sake took place at Melody Lanes on at Saturday, April 25. Big Brothers Big Sisters Social Media Specialist Mallory Johnson said BBBS hosts…

Hopkins County Sports

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Webb Pitches Perfect Game, Lady Maroons Blank Muhlenberg

by Steve LeMaster
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/24/15) — Heather Webb pitched a perfect game to lead Madisonville-North Hopkins past visiting Muhlenberg County 7-0 in a high school softball matchup Thursday. In a dominant… Read More...

Hopkins County Central Falls in No-Hitter

by Steve LeMaster
HARTFORD, Ky. (4/24/15) — The Hopkins County Lady Storm fell victim to a strong opposing pitcher and a hot-hitting rival club as Erika Lambert pitched a no-hitter to lead the Ohio County Lady Eagles… Read More...

Lady Maroons Shut Out Marshall County, 11-0

by Steve LeMaster
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/22/15) — Kaylee Tow drilled a solo home run in the opening inning and Mallory Peyton provided a grand slam in the third inning as host Madisonville-North Hopkins shut out… Read More...

Statewide Sports News


First /Second/Third Region Softball Records

KENTUCKY (4/24/15) — The following are the First, Second and Third Region softball records. First Region Softball Records McCracken County (18-3) Graves County… Read More...
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First/Second/Third Region Baseball Records

KENTUCKY (4/24/15) — The following are the First, Second and Third Region baseball records. First Region Records Ballard Memorial (17-2) McCracken County… Read More...
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UK Baseball to Travel to Louisville on Tuesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/24/15) — Kentucky and No. 3 Louisville has rescheduled its midweek tilt at Louisville's Jim Patterson Stadium for Tuesday, April 28, it was… Read More...

Camryn Whitaker Named UK Hoops Assistant Coach

LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/23/15) — Kentucky native and former Dayton assistant coach Camryn Whitaker has been hired as an assistant coach for the University of… Read More...

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Tobacco Quitline Callers Eligible for…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/25/15) — Free nicotine replacement therapy products will be available to Kentuckians who call Quit Now Kentucky beginning April 27 through May 10, the Kentucky Department for Public Health announced Wednesday. Callers must enroll in the cessation program with a trained coach and be qualified as medically-eligible to receive the free medication. DPH will provide callers with a… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'To Die Trying'

KENTUCKY (4/25/15) — A religious leader once asked Jesus a question. "If loving God and loving my neighbor is all that religion requires, then tell me, who is my neighbor?" Jesus answered with a parable, a parable that is one of his most well known stories: The Parable of the Good Samaritan. This story turns up everywhere in our culture, even in places where people do not know what a Samaritan is… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - 'Magnetic Money'

KENTUCKY (4/25/15) — Do you have a dollar bill? If so, you're going to want to try this amazing science experiment. Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how your money is magnetic. INGREDIENTS Neodymium Magnet United States Dollar Bill INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Hold the dollar bill so it hangs freely from your fingers. STEP 2: Look for a place on the dollar bill, which has a lot… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/25/15) ― The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: Camper Appreciation Weekend will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, April 24 through noon, April 26 at The Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. For more information, call (270) 797-3421. Mule & Draft Horse Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25 in downtown Dawson Springs. For more… Read More...
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Mahr Park Planning Committee Meeting…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/24/15) — A called meeting of the Mahr Park Planning Committee will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015 at Mahr Park, 1801 Forefar Lane, Madisonville, Ky. 42431. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Laura Faulk Read More...

Glema Center Sets Dates for 'Shrek the…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/24/15) — Auditions for “Shrek the Musical” will be held on May 18 and 19 at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on the campus of Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, Ky. "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…" And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty… Read More...

KSP Charges Franklin County Man with…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/24/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on April 23, 2015, at approximately 6:20 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Frankfort Police Department arrested a Franklin County man for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Robert H. Devin, 27, was arrested as the result of… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/24/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, April 24. Diaz Gerardo, of Madisonville, was charged April 24 with second-degree disorderly conduct. Kameron M. Peyton, of Madisonville, was charged April 23 with theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting $500 or more but under $10,000. James E. Daniels, of Madisonville, was charged April 23 with… Read More...

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/24/15) ― The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following report Friday, April 24. Billy D. Drake, Earlington, was charged April 23 on a Hopkins County warrant for second-degree criminal mischief. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by HCSO Read More...
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Improve Your Home, Diet with a…

US (4/24/15) — Planting a garden can add aesthetic appeal and functionality to a property. Vegetable gardens can transform landscapes while putting healthy and homegrown food on the table. By growing their own fruits and vegetables, homeowners have total control over what foods can be harvested, and they can ensure sustainable, safe practices are used to care for the plants. Vegetable gardens can… Read More...

Teaching, Coaching Celebration Planned…

NEBO, Ky. (4/24/15) — There will be a teaching and coaching tribute celebration for Hopkins County teacher Bobby Fox at 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at Silent Run Baptist Church at 600 Silent Run Church Road, Nebo. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Desiree Oates at (270) 836-1482 and leave a voice mail or send a text message. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Desiree Oates Read More...

Probation and Parole Violators - April…

Probation and Parole has issued a new list of their top most wanted. Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/24/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday April 23, 2015. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 4 - 8 - 9 Thursday Evening 9 - 7 - 6 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 8 - 8 - 2 - 4 Thursday Evening 7 - 4 - 2 - 0 Cash Ball Thursday 8 - 11 - 26 - 27 - 4 Kicker 4 - 6 - 2 - 3 - 0 5 Cash Card Thursday 2S - 6D - 10H - KH - 8H Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are… Read More...
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Whitfield Works to Bridge the Gap for…

WASHINGTON (4/24/15) — The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), began its work on a comprehensive energy bill with a review of a discussion draft of Title II: 21st Century Workforce. This section of the bill seeks to improve education and training for energy and manufacturing-related jobs and bridge the gap between underrepresented communities and the energy and… Read More...

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/24/15) — The following fines were handed down in Hopkins District Court recently: Emily Dykes, receiving stolen property (under $500), $209. Ronald L. Cummings, giving an officer a false name or address, possession of synthetic drugs, second-degree disorderly conduct, 60 days, $309. Shannon L. Teague, possession of synthetic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia,… Read More...

Market Commentary - April 24, 2015

KENTUCKY (4/24/15) — It's a topsy-turvy world. In the United States, during the last quarter of 2014, about seven million (13 percent) of all mortgaged residential properties were underwater, meaning the mortgage loan amount was at least 25 percent higher than the estimated market value of the property, according to That's a significantly lower number than the 12.8 million that… Read More...
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Regional Eighth Grade Math Contest Held

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/23/15) — The thirty-fourth annual Regional Mathematics contest for eighth grade students was held at Madisonville Community College on April 17. Read More...

Attorney General Conway Announces…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/23/15) — Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest of a Kenton County man on 20 counts of possessing child pornography. Richard Ray Washington, 31, was arrested this afternoon by General Conway's Cybercrime investigators, after a search warrant was executed at his residence in Covington. The charges are the result of an investigation that… Read More...

Common Core Wrongly Ignores…

KENTUCKY (4/23/15) — There's been a lot of discussion about how the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards are moving Kentucky education forward. However, while both standards seem somewhat better than the former, highly inadequate Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, I don't think students across the Bluegrass State are getting everything lawmakers intended when… Read More...
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Jobless Rates down in All Kentucky…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/23/15) — Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between March 2014 and March 2015, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.5 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 3.9 percent; Fayette County, 4… Read More...

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Above and Beyond: Wade Simons

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (04/25/15) – SurfKY News spoke with Lt. Wade Simons of the Madisonville Fire Department about his history and service to Hopkins County.… Read More...

Focus on Hopkins County: Interview with Sheriff Matt Sanderson and Roneshia Evans

Tim Thomas
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/25/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Hopkins County Sheriff Matt Sanderson and Roneshia Evans with the Hopkins County School System on this… Read More...

Probation and Parole Violators - April 24, 2015

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
Probation and Parole has issued a new list of their top most wanted. Read More...
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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - April 22, 2015

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...

Above and Beyond: Corey Miller

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (04/21/15) – SurfKY News spoke with Corey Miller, a police officer for the city of Madisonville about his contribution to our community’s… Read More...
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MPD Offers Advice On Prom, Underage Drinking

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Lt. Billy Poe of the Madisonville Police Department warns parents and youth about the dangers of underage drinking during the upcoming prom season. Read More...
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Locals Gather to Remember ‘Jackson Stage Stop’

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
The Historical Society of Hopkins County held its monthly meeting Thursday, April 9. Read More...
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UPDATE: Winners Announced in Mine Safety Competition

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Nine mining organizations from around the state and Indiana competed in the Mine Safety Skills Competition held today at the Kentucky Coal Academy-Mine… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries


Deborah Ann Messamore, 63, of Madisonville

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. — Deborah Ann Messamore, 63, of Madisonville, KY, passed away, Saturday April 25, 2015 surrounded by her family and…

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Webster County Traffic Advisory

WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (4/25/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of Kentucky 132 in Webster… Read More

18th Annual Jeep Jamboree Returns to Turkey Bay

KENTUCKY (4/25/15) — Jeep owners will soon travel to Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area at Land Between The Lakes for… Read More
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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - April 22, 2015

Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More

Street Closing Notice

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/22/15) — The City of Madisonville has announced that the following streets will be closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, to… Read More

District Talent Shows Set for April 28, 30

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/22/15) — The Hopkins County Schools Talent Show Series 2015 District Competition will be held April 28 and 30. The events are sponsored… Read More

HC Joint Planning Commission Meeting Set for April 23

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/22/15) — Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday April 23. Click here to view agenda for upcoming April 23… Read More

Ceremony Marks MCC’s Health Building Renaming

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/22/15) — About 150 people attended a ceremony Tuesday morning for the renaming of Madisonville Community College Allied Health Building at… Read More

Pendley Named Student of the Month

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/22/15) — Madisonville Community College is pleased to announce the selection of Richard J. Pendley as the MCC Student of the Month for… Read More

County Hears First Reading of $26.58 Million Budget

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (4/21/15) ― Hopkins Fiscal Court heard first reading of its 2015-16 proposed budget of $26.58 million at today’s meeting. The court has… Read More

Friday Night Live Celebrating 15 Year Anniversary

What started in the fall of 2000 with a small group of individuals wanting to bring regular events back to downtown Madisonville, KY, the result being the… Read More

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