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Madisonville-North Hopkins downs Dawson Springs, 6-0

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (9/2/15) — The Madisonville-North Hopkins Maroons blanked the Dawson Springs Panthers 6-0 in a boys' high school soccer game on Tuesday. With the win, Madisonville-North Hopkins…

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UK, City Want Football Fans to be Aware of Changes for 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (9/2/15) — With the beginning of football season only days away, the University of Kentucky together with the city of Lexington today announced… Read More...
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UK's Kunc Wins 'Kentucky Twilight' to Begin 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (9/2/15) — Sophomore Katy Kunc won the individual race at the "Kentucky Twilight" dual meet between the Wildcats and Eastern Kentucky University… Read More...
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Matsoso's Last-Minute Goal Lifts No. 14 UK over Valpo, 2-1

LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/31/15) — Preseason All-American Napo Matsoso scored in the 90th minute, giving No. 14 Kentucky a 2-1 comeback win over Valparaiso on Friday… Read More...
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Dooley's Hat Trick , Gorgol's First-Career Goal Lead UK Past Toledo

LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/31/15) – Junior Michaela Dooley netted her first-career hat trick on Sunday afternoon, scoring three of Kentucky's seven goals en route to a… Read More...

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KSP Post 2 Activity Report - August 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/2/15) — Captain Brent White, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of August 2015: Arrested 41 Impaired Drivers Issued a Total of 1,748 Citations Issued 707 Speeding Citations Issued 125 Seatbelt Citations Issued 5 Child Restraint Citations Issued 704 Courtesy Notices Investigated 71 Traffic Crashes Assisted 192 Stranded Motorists… Read More...
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Politicians Are Failing Us on the…

KENTUCKY (9/2/15) — A couple of months ago, the Congressional Budget Office issued a sobering report on the U.S. economy's long-term prospects. Not to put too fine a point on it, we're headed for the fiscal rocks. Federal spending accounts for about 20 percent of the nation's GDP, the budget analysts note; if current trends continue, that will rise to fully 25 percent by 2040. Revenues will not… Read More...
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KSP Charges Fayette County Man with…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (9/2/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on Sept. 1, 2015, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Lexington Police Dept., arrested Fayette County man on charges related to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. The report said Ryan L. Diaz, 27, was arrested as the result of an undercover… Read More...
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Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking…

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (9/2/15) — After receiving a tip of possible drug trafficking at an East Walnut Street, Nortonville residence, the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office charged a Nortonville man with several charges including trafficking in meth. According to a HCSO report, Deputy Ryan Bailey and Deputy Heath Owens responded to the 11:03 p.m. complaint, Tuesday, Sept. 1 in Nortonville. Upon arrival,… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/2/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, Sept. 2. Jason L. Schomer, of Madisonville, was charged Sept. 1 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offenses. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Madisonville Police Department Read More...
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Woman Allegedly Passed Out at Wheel…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/2/15) — A Madisonville woman was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after police say she was passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle with her 16-month-old child in the back seat. According to a Hopkins County Sheriff's report, Deputy Heath Owens arrived at 701 Laffoon St. at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1 in response to a complaint. When he approached the… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/2/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Wednesday, Sept. 2. Matthew W. Belcher, of Slaughters, was charged Sept. 1 on a Henderson County warrant for contempt of court. Crystal B. Larkins, of Madisonville, was charged Sept. 1 with endangering the welfare of a minor, third degree possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication –… Read More...
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Kentucky Receives Grant to Support…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/2/15) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Kentucky businesses can expect more state assistance to help them market their products worldwide with a $400,000 federal grant. Small businesses are helping drive Kentucky's economy. Kentucky's unemployment rate is currently at 5.2 percent and has been below the national average for one year. As demand for Kentucky products… Read More...
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KDF Accepting Orders for Tree Seedlings

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/2/15) — With fall just around the corner, Kentuckians should plan their spring tree-planting activities now and order tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry. Seedlings will be available for shipping from January through April. By placing your order now, you can select from more than 50 species of trees including the new additions of staghorn and smooth sumac,… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear's Statement on County…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/2/15) — The following is a statement released from the Office of the Governor regarding County Clerks and Same-Sex Marriage Licenses: "There are obviously strong feelings on both sides of this issue, but the United States Supreme Court has spoken and same-sex marriage is now legal in Kentucky and the rest of the United States. Regardless of whatever their personal feelings might… Read More...
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Pet of the Day - Gordon

Meet Gordon, he is a 4 month old Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix. Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/2/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015. Mega Millions Tuesday 2 - 5 - 35 - 40 - 54 - 13 Megaplier 5 Pick 3 Tuesday Midday 9 - 9 - 3 Tuesday Evening 3 - 8 - 5 Pick 4 Tuesday Midday 9 - 7 - 9 - 7 Tuesday Evening 3 - 1 - 5 - 8 Cash Ball Tuesday 1 - 8 - 17 - 27 - 30 Kicker 9 - 5 - 1 - 4 - 1 5 Cash Card Tuesday 5S - 7D - KC -… Read More...
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Monthly Column from Attorney General…

KENTUCKY (9/1/15) — Prescription drug abuse has affected almost every family in Kentucky – including mine. For quite some time, parts of Kentucky looked like the Wild West. Pharmacists in Eastern Kentucky were working behind bullet proof glass, Fed Ex trucks were being robbed, and patients were lined up around the block clutching fake MRIS and cash to receive prescriptions from some doctors who… Read More...
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KSP Increasing Patrols during Labor Day…

KENTUCKY (9/1/15) — The national campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs through Labor Day weekend and is aimed at reducing deaths and injuries caused by motorists driving drunk or impaired by drugs. During the 2014 Labor Day holiday, there were six alcohol-related highway deaths on Kentucky roadways. Statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 55 people for DUI during that same time… Read More...
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2015 Jim Claypool Art, Conservation…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/1/15) — The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, in partnership with the Kentucky Farm Bureau, announces the beginning of the 2015 Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contest titled, "The Wild Side of Kentucky." Students across the state will use a wildlife theme to create art and essays to urge their audience toward good wildlife conservation practices. County,… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/1/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, Sept. 1. Marshall Gibson, of Madisonville, was charged Sept. 1 with rear license not illuminated, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. - first offense, failure to produce insurance card, first-degree possession of a controlled substance/meth – first offense,… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Monday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/1/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Monday Aug. 31, 2015. Pick 3 Monday Midday 6 - 2 - 4 Monday Evening 2 - 8 - 8 Pick 4 Monday Midday 4 - 4 - 5 - 2 Monday Evening 1 - 6 - 2 - 4 Cash Ball Monday 3 - 14 - 19 - 30 - 5 Kicker 5 - 9 - 9 - 8 - 1 5 Cash Card Monday KD - 4D - 9D - 6H - 8S Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are determined by… Read More...
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Pet of the Day - Morty

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Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/1/15) — The following fines were handed down recently in Hopkins District Court: Penny F. Babbs, possession of marijuana, $319. Delaney R. Cecil, speeding 24 mph over limit, no driver’s or moped license, four days, $236. Joseph Allard, speeding 18 mph over limit, driving on a suspended or revoked license, 30 days, $189. Sonny C. Stewart, driving under the influence of… Read More...
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KSP Conducting Death Investigation of…

MAYFIELD, Ky. (8/31/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, KSP received a 911 call on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at approximately 11:57 a.m., from the Graves County Jail reporting an unresponsive inmate. The report said Mayfield EMS transported Anthony R. Swatzell, 51, to the Jackson Purchase Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased by the Graves County Coroner. The cell in which… Read More...
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Republic Senator Mulls Expanding Kynect…

KENTUCKY (8/31/15) — While the Republican nominee for governor says he would dismantle the state health-insurance exchange branded as Kynect, a GOP senator is talking about not only keeping it, but expanding it to other states to pay for the other big feature of federal health reform: expanded Medicaid. Sen. Ralph Alvarado of Winchester made the suggestion at a legislative committee meeting where… Read More...
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Historic District Commission Meeting…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/31/15) — The City of Madisonville Historic District Commission will meet in regular session at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at City Hall. Click here to view agenda. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Daron Jordan Read More...
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UK Completes Campus Wide Survey on…

LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/31/15) — University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and Diane Follingstad, director of the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women, today unveiled preliminary results from a campus-wide survey of students. Campus Attitudes Toward Safety found that most students believe UK is safe, but that too many remain reluctant to report sexual assaults. UK officials believe the… Read More...
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Political Correctness No Excuse for…

KENTUCKY (8/31/15) — Political Correctness-the emphasis of sensitivity over truth, and the sometimes watering down of straight talk to preserve people's feeling, is in the news again thanks to the pugnacious and attention-grabbing GOP frontrunner who told a crowd in Cleveland earlier this month "the big problem this country has is being politically correct." I remember sitting in a lecture hall… Read More...

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Ministry Reaches People from Region to Honduras

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/2/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Tod and Michele Hill about their latest mission trip to Honduras and their upcoming Crossfire event on… Read More...
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KENTUCKY (8/31/15) — To conclude the recent Fox News debate among 10 of the Republican presidential contenders, a viewer asked the candidates if God had told… Read More...
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Education Chief Reflects on Service

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KENTUCKY (8/30/15) — In his first years on the job, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday had to implement a series of reforms passed by the… Read More...
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3rd Annual '9/11 Heroes Run' Fast Approaching

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/30/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Kelly Forbes and Whitney Wardrip with the 9/11 Heroes Run on this episode of Focus on Hopkins County.… Read More...
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Legislators Preview Election 2015

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KENTUCKY (8/26/15) — If the informal observations of the state’s legislative leadership are accurate, Kentuckians aren’t paying much attention to this year’s… Read More...
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Local Law Enforcement Serves Special Olympics by Serving Food, Fun

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/22/15) — Members of law enforcement gathered today for one cause — to raise money for Special Olympics through the “Tip a Cop” fundraiser… Read More...
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Focus on Hopkins County: Whitney Wardrip

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Tim Thomas speaks with Madisonville Housing Authority Executive Director Whitney Wardrip on this episode of Focus on Hopkins County. Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Janice Judene Abbott, 68, of Nortonville

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (9/2/15) — Janice Judene Abbott, 68, of Nortonville died Sunday, August 30, 2015. Services will be held Wednesday,…
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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/30/15) ― Madisonville Fire Department responded to 34 W. Center St. just before 6 tonight, after the business and upstairs apartment… Read More

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/30/15) ― The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • Calvary Temple Community is "Feeding the Hungry" and will… Read More

3rd Annual '9/11 Heroes Run' Fast Approaching

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/30/15) — Tim Thomas speaks with Kelly Forbes and Whitney Wardrip with the 9/11 Heroes Run on this episode of Focus on Hopkins County.… Read More

Commission Recommends Zoning Changes at Mahr Park, West Noel

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/30/15) – Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission had its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Aug. 27. The meeting was called to… Read More

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

UPDATED W/MORE INFO: MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/30/15) ― A city policeman received a small laceration on his forehead after he and other officers responded to a… Read More

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to Honor Hopkins County Native, Miss America Contestant Katherine Kelley

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