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Motor Fuels Tax Rate to Decline by 4.3 Cents Per Gallon on Jan. 1

November 23, 2014 James Isaman
FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/23/14) — Kentucky's "gas tax" on sales of gasoline, diesel and ethanol motor fuels will drop by 4.3 cents per gallon on New Year's Day, resulting in a loss to the Kentucky Road…

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KSP Post 2 Thanksgiving Holiday…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/23/14) — The Thanksgiving Holiday is typically one of the busiest as well as one of the deadliest holidays of the year. In an effort to save lives and reduce injury-related crashes, the Kentucky State Police will be out in force. The official Thanksgiving Holiday begins Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. and ends on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m. Statewide, during the 2013… Read More...
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Flavorful Twist on a Sunday Brunch…

US (11/23/14) — Sunday brunch is a great time for families to relax and catch up over a good meal. When hosting your next family brunch, go with an old favorite, such as the following recipe for "Golden Pecan Waffles With Warm Salted Caramel Sauce and Bananas" from Betty Rosbottom's "Sunday Brunch" (Chronicle Books), that's sure to please. Golden Pecan Waffles With Warm Salted Caramel Sauce and… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - Nov. 23, 2014

KENTUCKY (11/23/14) — There are a lot of worthwhile pieces of equipment that a deer hunter can utilize today. Each one can turn the odds more in favor of the hunter. Perhaps one of the greatest ones in the past two decades has been the trail camera. The new ones actually have an option where one can subscribe to a wireless telephone service and watch what the camera sees in real time from… Read More...
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Dave Says - Nov. 23, 2014

KENTUCKY (11/23/14) — This week Dave discusses protecting her from herself and wedding bells times three. Dear Dave, My mother-in-law is in poor health and doesn’t have a lot of money. She has been giving us a lot of her earnings over the last couple of years as a kind of early inheritance, because she’s afraid she’ll spend it all. We’re setting it aside in a savings account in case she needs it,… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of Nov. 23, 2014

KENTUCKY (11/23/14) — Have you ever noticed how unique those who ring bells for the Salvation Army's red kettle Christmas program are? There are teenage bell ringers, elderly bell ringers, blind bell ringers, ringers who trade their bell for a saxophone to woo yuletide givers, even bell ringers who ring and sing at the same time. But no matter who or how wondrously different they are, these… Read More...
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Light of Chance, Inc. Re-Launches New,…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/23/14) — Thriving nonprofit, Light of Chance, Inc. recently re-launched its website, lightofchance.org. The new and improved site was a necessary step for the organization to continue engaging supporters in the most effective way, according to founder, Eric Logan. "Our old site was behind the times and not as user and mobile friendly as it used to be," he said. "We felt with… Read More...
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P'Pool Among Top Performing Child…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/22/14) — The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has announced the state's 20 top-performing child support collection partners, and recognized one that has made significant improvement during the past year. The winners were announced at a conference in Covington hosted by the CHFS Child Support Enforcement program. The CSE administers child support enforcement… Read More...
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Winter Plants Brighten Spaces

US (11/22/14) — Spring and summer have the colorful blooms and rich greenery that make the great outdoors so lush and inviting. Autumn is awash in vibrant colors that beckon people outdoors to explore. But winter has a poor reputation with regard to natural beauty. While it's true that many plants and wildlife retreat into hibernation come the colder temperatures, some choose the wintertime to… Read More...
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Prevent Fires at Home This Winter

US (11/22/14) — Winter is synonymous with many things, but few people would rank home fires atop their list of things that remind them of winter. However, according to the United States Fire Administration, more than $2 billion in property loss occurs in winter home fires each year, and more than 900 people per year lose their lives to winter home fires. Perhaps the most troubling thing about… Read More...
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Carve a Turkey Like a Pro

US (11/22/14) — Roasted turkey is the centerpiece of many holiday feasts. That glistening, golden skin and moist meat beneath is the perfect companion to potatoes, string beans and any number of side dishes. Many holiday chefs have received compliments on the appearance of a freshly prepared turkey sitting on the holiday serving platter. But those same chefs may not know how to properly carve up… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/22/14) — The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: Poppy and Clover will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at 4075 Dalton Road. For more information, call (270) 836-7874. Peter Pan presented by the Central High School Fine Arts Department from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. For more… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - Newton's Tablecloth…

KENTUCKY (11/22/14) — Looking for a way to add a little science to your Thanksgiving dinner? If so, our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how to use a little science to pull the tablecloth from underneath our Thanksgiving feast. INGREDIENTS Several Heavy Dished Tablecloth without a Hem Square Table with an Edge INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Place the tablecloth on the table and then… Read More...
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Kentucky State Parks Winter Holiday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/21/14) — The Kentucky State Parks are prepared for the winter holidays with decorations, candlelight tours, special meals, entertainment and other unique events planned. State parks are a great place for Christmas and holiday gatherings in November and December. All 17 resort parks have restaurants, meeting areas and gift shops that offer unique gift ideas. That includes… Read More...
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Kentucky Employers to Save About $112…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/21/14) — Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that Kentucky employers will save an estimated $112 million for the 2014 tax year as the state has qualified for a waiver under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act. The additional tax was waived because the state has taken no actions that had a negative impact on the solvency of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. As a result, the… Read More...
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Holiday Safety Tips

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/21/14) — In order to ensure the citizens of Madisonville enjoy this holiday season, the Madisonville Police Department would like to take this opportunity to share a few safety tips. The months of November and December bring with them times of joy and much anticipated time with friends and loved ones. Tragically, the holidays can cause us all to become a little too… Read More...
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Kentucky Leads Nation with Monthly…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/21/14) — Kentucky leads the nation in states that had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate declines in October 2014, according to a report today from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than six years in October 2014 at 6.2 percent from a… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/21/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Nov. 21. Shannon Key, 36, of Owensboro was served an arrest warrant Nov. 20 for failure to appear and non-payment of fines. The arresting officer was William Roundtree. Dustin Clark, 23, of Nortonville was served an arrest warrant Nov. 20 for non-payment of fines. The arresting officer was… Read More...
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McConnell-Supported Bill to Update VFW…

WASHINGTON (11/21/14) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill he supported that would better reflect the service and sacrifice of women in the military by updating the federal charter for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. The bill now goes to the President for his signature. Senator McConnell was the first Senate… Read More...
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Remember Food Safety This Holiday Season

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/21/14) — With Thanksgiving right around the corner – and food traditionally playing a large part in the festivities – the Department for Public Health wants the public to keep safe food preparation and handling practices in mind. Many holiday dinners incorporate meat and poultry, which are possible sources of foodborne disease – a serious public health concern that is more… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/21/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday Nov. 20, 2014. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 7 - 4 - 7 Thursday Evening 5 - 9 - 0 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 6 - 5 - 9 - 9 Thursday Evening 4 - 4 - 1 - 2 Cash Ball Thursday 6 - 19 - 21 - 33 - 5 Kicker 0 - 8 - 5 - 8 - 1 5 Cash Card Thursday AS - 5S - 7C - 10H - 4C Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are… Read More...

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Local Church Prepares for 'Return to Bethlehem'

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/20/14) — Dr. Joe Leonard shares with SurfKY News about upcoming community event, Return to Bethlehem. Read More...
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Focus on Hopkins County: Veterans Parade

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/12/14) — Watch the 2014 Hopkins County Veterans parade on this edition of Focus on Hopkins County. Video provided by Tim Thomas and… Read More...
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Faces & Stories: Veterans Looking Back

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/11/14) — Veterans Day is a day set aside to recognize the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. For some, it’s a day filled… Read More...
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Kidapalooza Draws Crowds, Smiles

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/25/14) — The streets of downtown Madisonville were a buzz with children playing today at Kidapalooza. Read More...

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UK Men's Golf Signs Two for 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (11/21/14) — University of Kentucky men's golf coach Brian Craig announced the signing of two golfers to National Letters of Intent for the 2015… Read More...
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Swimming and Diving Closes Fall Season at Ohio State Invite

LEXINGTON, Ky. (11/21/14) — The Kentucky swimming and diving team competes in its final fall meet of the season at the Ohio State Invitational, Nov. 21-23.… Read More...
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Second-Half Surge Lifts Oakland to First-Round Win Over UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (11/21/14) — Two goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half lifted Oakland to a 2-0 first-round NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament win over No.… Read More...
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UK Rifle Closes 2014 with Challenging Weekend in Alaska

LEXINGTON, Ky. (11/21/14) — With the state of Kentucky, and much of the lower-48 states experiencing near-record low temperatures this week, the second-ranked… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Pamela Denise Taylor Lutz was born May 16, 1966 in Kennett, Mo. and spread her wings to go home on November 19th, 2014…
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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (11/22/14) ― The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Cadiz will… Read More

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (11/22/14) — Free Christmas tree permits for Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will be… Read More
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