Friday, January 30, 2015
Davis Motor Sales banner ad
Posted on 2/2/14

Street heat_picMADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/11/2013) – The Jefferson County Street Heat Band will hold their annual show in Madisonville on Thursday, Jan. 17 at Madisonville Community College’s Glema Mahr Center for the Arts.

The show is not open to the public but is held specifically for the county’s fourth, fifth, and sixth grade school students. Lt. Robert Carter of Madisonville Police Department (MPD) invited SurfKY News to attend the show, and reporters will be there to provide coverage of Thursday’s event.

Carter said that Street Heat has been touring to Madisonville for at least 20 years. He said that it is made up of Jefferson County’s law enforcement officers, emergency personnel, corrections officers, firefighters, and other first responders. The band travels around the state presenting shows for school students, taking familiar mainstream music and songs and changing the lyrics, substituting them with messages of hope, nonviolence, and drug-awareness.

He estimated there to be about 910 students at the first show, beginning at 9 a.m. and about 970 students at the second show that begins around 11 a.m. He enthusiastically explained that the show is powerful and moving and looks forward to being part of it again this year.

Carter gave credit to the Hopkins County community, acknowledging the local hotels, businesses, and school bus drivers that help accommodate the event, saying, “There is no way we could do something of this magnitude in Hopkins County without help of the whole community.”

Jessica Frodge
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 17,326.20
-90.65 (-0.52%)    
2 S&P 2,021.58
+0.33 (0.02%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,692.27
+8.86 (0.19%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

January 28, 2015 17190

UPDATED: Several Involved in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 26, 2015 7492

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
January 25, 2015 7304

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 28, 2015 6545

Nortonville Man Accused of Meth Possession,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 26, 2015 5201

School Board Votes 3-2 for Utility Tax

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 29, 2015 5131

Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of Child

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 28, 2015 4718

Tax Recall Committee Formed Day After School…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 25, 2015 4700

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller

Most Read This Month

January 08, 2015 22310

Woman Claiming to be 'Lady Gaga' Tours Town in…

in Top News For All Sites by Madisonville Police Department
January 15, 2015 21952

UPDATE: Fatality Victim's Name Officially Released

in Top News For All Sites by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 29, 2015 5131

Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of Child

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 29, 2015 3184

UPDATE - Students Have until Jan. 31 to Enter…

in General News For All Sites by James R. Comer
January 29, 2015 1765

Kentucky Highway Crews Prepare for Possible…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 29, 2015 1748

Group Organizing Prayer Circle for Youth

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 29, 2015 1591

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

in Hopkins News by Barry Franklin
January 29, 2015 1512

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
January 29, 2015 1480

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 29, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
January 29, 2015 1278

Keystone Approval Will Boost the Economy, Support…

in General News For All Sites by Robert Steurer
January 29, 2015 1241

Probation and Parole Violators - January 29, 2015

in Video by Crime Stoppers
January 29, 2015 1218

Protect Your Sensitive Information from Hackers

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 29, 2015 1117

Whitfield Meets with Fort Campbell Soldiers

in General News For All Sites by Marty Irby
January 29, 2015 1089

Revive the Art of Letter-Writing

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News