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Baptist Health Ebola Ready

November 27, 2014 Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/27/14) — Infection Control coordinator Tammy Merrill presented Ebola preparedness at Baptist Health during the Madisonville Lions Club luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 19. “The Ebola…

Hopkins County Sports


Madisonville-North Hopkins Gets Edged Out by Owensboro

by Steve LeMaster
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/24/14) — The Owensboro Red Devils, under the direction of veteran head coach Joe Prince, wouldn't be denied a regional title this season. Owensboro battled back to beat visiting… Read More...

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2014 Holiday Toy Predictions

US (11/27/14) — Parents often find themselves waiting in long lines to snag the hottest toys for children's holiday gifts. Shoppers arrive at retail stores in droves to grab the newest video game consoles or must-have dolls or action figures. From Cabbage Patch Dolls of the 1980s to the Elmo craze of the 1990s, every generation seems to have its own "must-have" holiday gift. This year, holiday… Read More...

Easy Ideas for Holiday Wreaths

US (11/27/14) — Wreaths are synonymous with the holiday season, and they can range from intricate to simple to flashy to rustic. Creating festive wreaths does not necessarily require a lot of skill, and wreaths can be fashioned from a variety of different materials. The first step to crafting wreaths is to gather the foundation pieces. This usually involves a sturdy material that will serve as… Read More...

Bowling Green Designated a Top-Ten…

KENTUCKY (11/27/14) — Bowling Green was recently named a Top 10 All-American City by National Geographic in its new book World's Best Cities: Celebrating 220 Great Destinations. Bowling Green made the list because of its association with the Corvette. The city is the birthplace of America's favorite sports car at the GM Corvette Assembly Plant and the home of the National Corvette Museum and the… Read More...

Four Tips for Avoiding Debt this…

KENTUCKY (11/27/14) — With the average consumer expected to spend more than $800 on gifts this year, it’s important they have a plan for their money. Here are four tips from Chris Hogan, personal finance expert and speaker for Ramsey Solutions, for a debt-free holiday. Plan it Nothing intentional happens without a plan. Make a list of the people you want to buy a gift for, and set a spending… Read More...

How to Save on High-Tech Gifts

US (11/27/14) — Gadgets are among the most popular gifts come the holiday season. In 2013, CreditDonkey.com surveyed shoppers to determine what they planned to give during the holidays, and electronics were second only to gift cards among the most popular gifts to give. Sixty-three percent of respondents cited their intentions to give electronics, while the survey also found that 76 percent of… Read More...

Great Gifts for People Who Love to Read

US (11/26/14) — Many people love to read, and such people do not often cause headaches for holiday shoppers. Readers typically are easy to shop for come the holiday season, when shoppers stuck on what to get a friend or family member can always fall back on a book or two if they know their loved one likes to get lost in a good book. But books aren't the only gifts shoppers can give the readers on… Read More...

Gift Exchange Dos and Don'ts

US (11/26/14) — Christmas and New Year's Eve are right around the corner. That means neighborhoods, buildings and stores will be awash in holiday splendor. Social schedules will be full, and men and women everywhere will shuffle to complete their holiday shopping. Grab bags are a staple of this season of giving, and the following are a few dos and don'ts to ensure participation in gift exchanges… Read More...

Don't Let Your Thanksgiving Go Up in…

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., (11/26/14) — Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Friends and family are putting together menus and looking for that perfect turkey to be the centerpiece of the holiday meal. While you're in the midst of your holiday planning, don't forget the safety. According to State Farm, there were 30 cooking fires reported to the company on Thanksgiving Day last year, which is 11 more… Read More...

Ready Your Home for Holiday Guests

US (11/26/14) — The holiday season is about more than just rushing to stores to stock up on presents. Socializing and hosting friends and family members to catch up on a year's worth of news also makes this time of year so special. Before friends and family arrive, holiday hosts must take steps to prepare their homes for their guests. The following home prep plan can make relatively easy work of… Read More...

You Could Be Feasting on the Treasury…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/26/14) — If you're a "Pilgrim" or a "Turkey" with some "Thanksgiving " in your name there may be some unclaimed property being held for you at the Kentucky State Treasury. In fact there are 223 unclaimed properties with the name Holiday attached, and there are 9 Thanks, 25 Givins, 38 Pilgrims, 17 Turkeys and 3 Dressings. Searching for unclaimed property is as easy as pumpkin… Read More...

Committee Leaders Respond to EPA's…

WASHINGTON (11/26/14) — House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today responded to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone, costly new regulatory requirements that would have consequences across the U.S. economy. Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) stated, "In 2011, President Obama rightly admitted that new… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/26/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, Nov. 26. Eulis Adams, 25, of Madisonville was charged Nov. 25 for theft by unlawful taking under $500. The arresting officer was Falon Graham. Joshua Pierce, 23, of Madisonville was served an arrest warrant Nov. 25 for theft by deception includes cold checks under $500. The arresting… Read More...
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Citizen Sounds Off About Library

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/26/14) — Here we go again, the library, or should I say, “the black hole.” On Nov 18, the Dulin Building was declared an “imminent danger to the public.” Madisonville City Council voted unanimously to file suit against the Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation after the entity allegedly allowed the historic building in the city's downtown district to go to ruin. While… Read More...

Time to Talk Turkey

US (11/26/14) — Few foods receive the fanfare of turkey come the holiday season. The National Turkey Federation says Americans eat 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving and another 22 million on Christmas. An additional 19 million enjoy turkey as part of their Easter celebrations. Though turkey is enjoyed throughout the year, it is most popular during the holiday season. Some celebrants may want… Read More...

Pennyrile Public Retirees Will Meet…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/26/14) — The Pennyrile Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 for lunch with a program and meeting beginning at noon at the Country Cupboard in Madisonville. The featured program will be Light of Chance - a youth wellness arts program created by Eric Logan, with services in Bowling Green and Madisonville, and presented by Terry Slaton,… Read More...

Kentucky's Farm Cash Receipts Hit a…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/26/14) — Kentucky farmers achieved a record $5.67 billion in farm cash receipts in 2013, the National Agricultural Statistics Service announced Tuesday. "These statistics prove that Kentucky's investments in diversifying and modernizing our agriculture industry and developing our local food economy are paying off," Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. "We benefited from… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/26/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014. Mega Millions Tuesday 10 - 11 - 29 - 47 - 56 - 4 Megaplier 2 Pick 3 Tuesday Midday 8 - 4 - 8 Tuesday Evening 8 - 9 - 7 Pick 4 Tuesday Midday 8 - 2 - 9 - 8 Tuesday Evening 0 - 3 - 7 - 2 Cash Ball Tuesday 5 - 8 - 20 - 29 - 21 Kicker 1 - 4 - 2 - 4 - 2 5 Cash Card Tuesday 4C - 9D - 4D… Read More...

Sweet Staple of Thanksgiving

US — Thanksgiving is a day to gather with family and friends and give thanks for all we have. But Thanksgiving is also known as a time to chow down. Many families sit down to a meal of turkey and various side dishes on Thanksgiving, indulging in a hearty meal before relaxing on the couch to sneak in an afternoon nap and watch some football. Sweet potatoes are a staple of many families'… Read More...
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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/26/14) — I wanted to take a moment to convey the grandest Thanksgiving wishes to all of the Citizens Police Alumni and to the members of the Madisonville Citizens Police unit. I trust on this day that we have traditionally set aside to be with family and friends, will be a day we reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. Realizing in these turbulent times in which we… Read More...
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Kentucky State Park Foundation…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/26/14) — The Kentucky State Parks Foundation is participating in the #GivingTuesday campaign, an effort by charitable organizations to raise awareness during the Thanksgiving holidays. #GivingTuesday takes place Dec. 2, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Organizers plan to use social media to encourage people to give during the holidays. "We want to make people aware of the… Read More...

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A 'Mess' with a Message

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/18/14) — A beautiful mess 5k color run was held today in Madisonville. The event was held by Light of Chance in collaboration with the… Read More...

SurfKY Spotlight: Blackwell’s Diner and Sports Bar

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Blackwell’s Diner and Sports Bar has been in business since May of 2007 with owners Eric and Leslie Blackwell, who have worked in the… Read More...
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Ameriprise Helping to Feed America, Local Community

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — David Thomas with Ameriprise Financial spoke to SurfKY News about his role in Feeding America. 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...

Statewide Sports News


High School Wrestling Teams Returning to Competition

KENTUCKY (11/26/14) — Area high school wrestling teams and other prep grappling squads from throughout the state have been busy preparing to compete in the… Read More...
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UK Volleyball Finalizes 2015 Class with Watson

LEXINGTON, Ky. (11/26/14) — The Kentucky volleyball team has added McKenzie Watson to its 2015 freshman class, head coach Craig Skinner announced Tuesday.… Read More...

High School Football State Semifinals Schedule

KENTUCKY (11/24/14) — The following is Kentucky High School Football's State Semifinals schedule: Friday, Nov. 28 Class 1A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth… Read More...
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Bechtel, Galyer Break Two More UK Records at OSU Invite

LEXINGTON, Ky. (11/24/14) — Sophomore Danielle Galyer won her fourth event of the weekend and senior Christina Bechtel claimed her third win as the Kentucky… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Mary Joann Culley, 79, of Madisonville, Ky.

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Mary Joann Culley, 79, of Madisonville, Ky. passed away, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Baptist Health in Madisonville.…
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MCTI Presents 'The Santaland Diaries'

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Greene Leaf Boutique Offers Style for Less

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