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County Sets Property Tax Rate; Hears Road Concerns from Citizen

August 19, 2014 Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/19/14) ― The Hopkins County Fiscal Court gave first reading to the 2014 property tax rates during Tuesday's regular bi-monthly meeting, and heard from a St. Charles resident,…

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Advisory Council Meeting

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/19/14) — Hopkins County Central High School's Advisory Council, will meet at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the SBDM room. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Wanda Nix Read More...
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HCHS Pet Of The Week - Leather

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/19/14) — Meet Leather (446219-14 ), he is a 1 year old male mix breed. Poor Leather was picked up as a stray back in April of this year, and he was unfortunately never reclaimed. We are not really sure why no one has snatched him up yet, but we are hoping he will find his “furever” home soon. He seems to be a playful boy and would most likely make a great dog for kids. With… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/19/14) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following arrest reports Tuesday, Aug. 19. Kevin O. Ezell, 50, of Madisonville, was arrested Aug. 14 on a warrant for failure to pay fines. Denver Moore, 44, of Owensboro, was arrested Aug. 14 for alcohol intoxication. Harold R. Nix, 44, of Shelbyville, Tenn., was arrested Aug. 15 on a warrant for failure to appear.… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/19/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, Aug. 19. Jeremy Carlton, 37, of Madisonville was charged Aug. 18 for possession of synthetic drugs. The arresting officer was Justin Browning. Zackarius Franklin, 20, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant and charged Aug. 18 for failure to appear and trafficking synthetic drugs. The… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Monday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/19/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Monday Aug. 18, 2014. Pick 3 Monday Midday 2 - 0 - 3 Monday Evening 6 - 2 - 8 Pick 4 Monday Midday 7 - 8 - 9 - 3 Monday Evening 5 - 7 - 7 - 3 Cash Ball Monday 3 - 11 - 18 - 28 - 21 Kicker 7 - 0 - 3 - 9 - 1 Decades of Dollars Monday 4 - 8 - 27 - 28 - 36 - 42 5 Cash Card Monday QC - 2D - 9D - KS - 6S… Read More...
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HCCHS Homecoming Activities Planned

MORTONS GAP, Ky. (8/19/14) — Hopkins County Central High School will host a parade, tailgating party, a performance, reunion recognition and ballgame for its homecoming football game Friday, Sept. 5. The feeder schools in the HCCHS district have been invited to participate in the parade by having a truck or float and athletics/students have been asked to perform. The parade will begin at 4 p.m.… Read More...
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James Madison SBDM Council to Meet Aug.…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/19/14) — James Madison SBDM Council will meet at 3:15 Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the school. Council Meeting Agenda Allocation request – JMMS Band program Scholastic Magazines request Purchase of student desks Program Reviews – World Languages Advanced Math policy SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Lori Harrison Read More...
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Madisonville Sponsoring Shred Day

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/18/14) — To help protect our citizens from identity theft, the City of Madisonville is again sponsoring Shred Day. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 anyone can shred up to 100 lbs. of personal and/or business documents at no charge. Bring your items to the Piranha Mobile Shredding unit that will be set up in the parking lot of Parkway Plaza Mall, in front of… Read More...
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Festus Claybon Spray Park Ceremony

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/18/14) — The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Festus Claybon Spray Park , 527 Hopewell Street, Madisonville, Ky. 42431. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. CST. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Linda Sandidge Read More...
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Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/18/14) — A Hopkins County Grand Jury recently returned the following indictments: Hope Hawkins, 33, of Princeton, first-degree promoting contraband and second-degree persistent felony offender. Bobby Kittinger, 39, of Madisonville, receiving stolen property and first-degree persistent felony offender. George Martin, 20, of White Plains, first-degree possession of a… Read More...
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Attorney General Conway and the HOPE…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/18/14) — Attorney General Jack Conway, along with the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board and the Catholic Charities of Louisville HOPE Campaign, unveiled an online video series created to increase awareness about human trafficking in Kentucky. The seven-part video series provides a closer look at human trafficking from the various perspectives of trafficking… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/18/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Aug. 18. William Thompson, 41, of Jefferson, Ind. was served an arrest warrant Aug. 16 for being a fugitive from another state. The arresting officer was Matt Sanderson. Crystal Hermenitt, 34, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant Aug. 16 for theft by deception includes cold checks under… Read More...
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Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (8/18/14) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following arrest report Monday, Aug. 18. Larry Gamble, 77, of Dawson Springs, was charged with failure to pay fines on a Hopkins County warrant. Chief Bill Crider was the arresting officers. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Chief Bill Crider Read More...
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WBES Site-Based Council Meeting Aug. 19

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/18/14) — West Broadway Elementary School Site-Based Council will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the school. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Lori Harrison Read More...
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ACT Scores Show Improvement

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/18/14) — Juniors in Hopkins County Schools improved their ACT scores over the previous year and topped the state average in every content area last spring. “We are very pleased with these results,” said Superintendent Linda Zellich. “These scores show continual progress at both Hopkins County Central and Madisonville North Hopkins high school. They also reflect just how… Read More...
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Kentucky Cattlemen's Association…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/18/14) — The Kentucky Cattlemen's Association has asked the Kentucky State Board of Agriculture for approval to conduct a statewide referendum of Kentucky beef cattle producers on a proposed state assessment of $1 per head of cattle marketed in the state. The request is on the agenda for the board's meeting Aug. 21 in Louisville. If the board approves the request, the Kentucky… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/18/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday Aug. 17, 2014. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 6 - 4 - 2 Pick 4 Sunday Evening0 - 7 - 3 - 1 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...
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Outdoor Truths - Aug. 17, 2014

KENTUCKY (8/17/14) — One of the tools of those who love the outdoors is a knife. There has always been something special about getting a new knife. I see that same satisfaction in my son. He owns several and is never unhappy when he receives another. It’s almost a rite of passage when a young man gets his first. Some weaker types cringe at the thought of their son having a knife. I cringe at the… Read More...
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'Spirits of Sawyer 3' Set for Sept. 13…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/17/14) — E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park is hosting its 'Spirits of Sawyer 3' - a paranormal investigation, Sept. 13. Guests will explore the history of the park and head out on a "ghost hunt" with equipment, with the help of a local paranormal investigations group. The event, in its third year, starts at 9 p.m. and will last until 12:30 a.m. Refreshments will be provided at the… Read More...
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Farmers Have Chance to Direct $3.3…

KENTUCKY (8/17/14) — Farmers now have the opportunity to contribute $3.3 million to organizations in their communities. To honor and support the tradition of service organizations in rural America, the America's Farmers Grow Communities program is partnering with farmers to direct $2,500 donations to individual nonprofit organizations. The program, which kicks off its fifth year Aug. 1, benefits… Read More...
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Legislator’s Log - Week of Aug. 17, 2014

KENTUCKY (8/17/14) — Sometimes schools get off track and are unable to meet the strict learning standards that the Commonwealth and the federal government have set for them. These institutions are known in Kentucky state government and educators’ circles as “Priority Schools” - persistently low achieving schools which require state intervention to get back on track. And Kentucky has 39 of them,… Read More...
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Dave Says - Aug. 17, 2014

KENTUCKY (8/17/14) — This week Dave discusses asking for a raise and paying the insurance penalty. Dear Dave, What’s your advice on asking for a raise at work when you have more responsibility than a co-worker but the same title on paper? After being with my company four years, I feel like I should make more money and I have the right to complain about this. Vanessa Dear Vanessa, Sorry, no. You… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'The Preacher'

KENTUCKY (8/16/14) — I grew up with a lot of religious rules. To violate these rules was to subject oneself to the judgment of God. If you had a fundamentalist upbringing, you may be familiar with some of these restrictions. No drinking, no smoking, no dancing, no playing cards or going to the movies, no mixed-bathing (a prospect that intrigued my teenage mind), no Sabbath-breaking (though we did… Read More...
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Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Blog Gets…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/16/14) — The Kentucky Outdoor Adventure blog has a new look and some exciting new features. The biggest change is that the blog will use contributions from anyone who has enjoyed an outdoor adventure in Kentucky and wants to share it with others. Contributors are asked to submit a brief description of their adventure along with a photograph. After review, the articles will be… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - Hair Gel Color…

KENTUCKY (8/16/14) — You typically put hair gel in your hair, but you are not going to believe what else you can do with hair gel. Our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist shows us how hair gel and a few other ingredients from around the house can teach us a little about the science behind color. INGREDIENTS Clear Hair Gel Food Coloring 4 Squeeze Bottles 5 Hefty Slider Sandwich Bags… Read More...

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Twenty One Kentucky Baseball Standouts Played Summer Collegiate Baseball

LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/19/14) — A total of 21 Kentucky baseball standouts concluded their 2014 seasons by playing in collegiate summer leagues, with Zach Arnold,… Read More...
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Preseason Scrimmage, Free to Public, Kicks Off 2014 Campaign in Memorial Coliseum

LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/18/14) — Fans will get their first chance to watch the No. 19 Kentucky volleyball team at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 ET when the team hosts its… Read More...
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UK Men's Soccer Works Shutout in Exhibition Opener at NKU

LEXINGTON, Ky, (8/18/14) — Freshman goalkeeper Stuart Ford, seeing his first collegiate action, worked a clean sheet in a scoreless draw at Northern Kentucky… Read More...
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UK-UL Basketball Game Time Set

LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/16/14) — The annual Kentucky-Louisville rivalry has been scheduled for a 2 p.m. ET tip on Dec. 27 in Louisville’s Yum! Center and will air on… Read More...
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UK Hoops Unveils 2014-15 Non-Conference Slate

LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/14/14) — The University of Kentucky women's basketball team has put together another challenging non-conference schedule in 2014-15, which… Read More...
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'Another One Bites the 'Duct'

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (8/19/14) — Central City's South Second Street overpass is no stranger to semi truck wrecks. For… Read More

Community Helps Police Make Arrest in Home Invasion

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (8/19/14) — With the Community’s help, the Hopkinsville Police Department were able to make an arrest… Read More
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