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Educators, Leaders Share 'State of Education'

March 26, 2015 Ron Sanders
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — The Madisonville - Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon to discuss the state of education for Hopkins County and surrounding areas. Western Kentucky has a very long way to go to catch up…
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Educators, Leaders Share 'State of…

Ron Sanders
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — The Madisonville - Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon to discuss the state of education for Hopkins County and surrounding areas. Western Kentucky has a very long way to go to catch up with the rest of Kentucky and the U.S. Only 10.1 percent of Hopkins County adults over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree compared with 17.1 percent for Kentucky… Read More...
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Muhlenberg Residents - Scam Warnings

Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office
MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (3/26/15) — During the week of March 23, 2015, the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s office received multiple calls regarding various scams our residents have received over the phone. One of these scams is calls from individuals saying they are with the Internal Revenue Service. They usually threaten arrest if money is not wired immediately and leave messages on answering… Read More...
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Law Enforcement Seeks Help in Locating…

McCracken County Sheriff's Department
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (3/26/15) — According to a McCracken County Sheriff's Department report, on Feb. 25, 2015 MCSD and the Kentucky State Police conducted a joint investigation which led to the arrest of a McCracken County man and seizure of meth making items. Read More...
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Longest Elementary Student Hold 'How-To…

Kaylan Oates
MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (3/26/15) — During the February 4H meeting, the fourth graders at Longest Elementary held their 'How-To Demonstrations.' Students were judged on speaking skills such as speaking clearly, using the appropriate rate and volume, and making good eye contact with their audience. In Mrs. Drury’s Homeroom the first place award went to Sarah-Cate Boggess for her “How to Make a… Read More...
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‘Chasing Rainbow’ Heart Walk Raises…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, KY. (03/26/15) — “Chasing the Rainbow for a Healthy Heart” Heart Walk and 5K took place Saturday, March 21 at Madisonville Community College Health Campus. Murray State Universtiy nursing instructor and MCC Heart Walk Committee member Dr. Linda Thomas welcomed the crowd for the sixth annual Heart Walk and 5K. Hawkins said they are fortunate to have Dr. Judy Rhoads as MCC President.… Read More...
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Three Face Drug Offenses

McCracken County Sheriff's Department
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (3/26/15) — According to a McCracken County Sheriff's Department report, MCSD arrested two men and cited a woman on drug offenses in two separate incidents. The report said on March 24, 2015 at approximately 4 p.m. detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department located Ryan Mayfield, 23, at 507 Denver Avenue in Lone Oak and arrested him on an outstanding warrant… Read More...
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MCC Hosting Open House for Plus 50…

Joyce Riggs
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/26/15) — Madisonville Community College will host an Open House for adult students as a part of the American Association of Community Colleges Plus 50 Encore Completion Program. The program is a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers over the next two years for new jobs in health care, education and social services, while helping them complete certificates or degrees.… Read More...
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Lourdes and Mercy Health Open…

Leigh Ann Ballegeer
PADUCAQH, Ky. (3/26/15) — Lourdes and Mercy Health held a grand opening, blessing and ribbon cutting today for the new Lourdes Behavioral Health Institute. The Institute will ensure patients receive quality treatment in a contemporary, state-of-the-art environment. The Lourdes Behavioral Health Institute offers comprehensive services for inpatients and outpatients. Patients will benefit from the… Read More...
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Jobless Rates down in 119 Kentucky…

Cathy Lindsey
FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/26/15) — Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between February 2014 and February 2015, while Russell County stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.5 percent. It was followed by Fayette… Read More...
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Teams 'Dodge for the Cure' during Relay…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — Relay for Life Hopkins County hosted its fourth annual “Dodge for the Cure” dodge ball tournament fundraiser on Saturday, March 21. Relay for Life Hopkins County chairwoman and community manager for the American Cancer Society, Christy Cavanah, said anybody could team up for the dodge ball event and without having a Relay team. There were seven teams participating… Read More...
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Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking…

Lora Wimsatt
KENTUCKY (3/26/15) — The Kentucky Rough Riders, a club dedicated to the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, is pleased to announce the Kentucky Rough Riders Public Speaking Contest. The contest will be open to student in all high schools in Daviess and surrounding counties. Each participating school may submit up to three contestants for competition. The contest will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May… Read More...
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Kentucky, West Virginia Governors Offer…

Office of the Governor
FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/26/15) — Governor Steve Beshear and West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin are wagering on their home teams in tonight's Sweet 16 NCAA tournament basketball game. Gov. Beshear bet a selection of Kentucky bourbons from Lexington-area distillers that the Wildcats will prevail over the Mountaineers. Bourbons are provided by the Kentucky Distillers' Association. A similar offer has… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

Madisonville Police Department
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, March 26. Christopher L. Turner, of Madisonville, was charged March 26 with theft of identity of another without consent. Steven D. Blanchard, of Madisonville, was charged March 25 with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury. George C. Martin, of White Plains, was charged… Read More...
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Gavin Roberts Honored as KFB Insurance…

Kentucky Farm Bureau
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — Gavin Roberts, Daviess County Agency Manager for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, has been named 2014 Kentucky Agency Manager of the Year for the state's largest property and casualty insurance company. This is the third year in a row that Roberts has been honored with this award. The award was presented during the company's 60th annual sales conference, held in… Read More...
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McCracken First, Madisonville-North…

Steve LeMaster
LONDON, Ky. (3/26/15) — McCracken County remains on top in the latest Kentucky Prep Softball Coaches Poll. Listed directly behind McCracken County is Madisonville-North Hopkins, which received enough votes to rank second. The remainder of the poll is made up of Male, Ballard, Scott County, Mercy, Woodford County, Owensboro Catholic, Union County, Anderson County, Meade County, Assumption,… Read More...
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MNHHS Rates Second in Kentucky Prep…

Steve LeMaster
LONDON, Ky. (3/26/15) — McCracken County remains on top in the latest Kentucky Prep Softball Coaches Poll. Listed directly behind McCracken County is Madisonville-North Hopkins, which received enough votes to rank second. The remainder of the poll is made up of Male, Ballard, Scott County, Mercy, Woodford County, Owensboro Catholic, Union County, Anderson County, Meade County, Assumption,… Read More...
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One-Man Show Features 90-Year Young…

Henderson Area Arts Alliance
HENDERSON, Ky. (3/26/15) — How many people do you know who can say they have an acclaimed one-man show that has successfully run for more than 60 years? Enter Hal Holbrook who has portrayed Mark Twain since he was in his 30s, just last month celebrated his 90th birthday and continues to reinvent the character adding new stories, speeches and sketches to his repertoire. No resting for this… Read More...
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PPSD Summer Adult Softball Leagues

Pam Spencer
PADUCAH, Ky. (3/26/15) — The Paducah Parks Services Department is coordinating summer adult softball leagues. Parks Services will host a Team Manager and Informational Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30 at the Parks Services Office at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive. The Team Manager or a representative from each team should be in attendance, and any interested Free Agents are encouraged to attend.… Read More...
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Two Injured after Jumping from Second…

Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
GREENVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — A house fire reported at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 at Highland Drive in Greenville seriously injured two 17-year-old boys. According to Greenville Fire Chief Jerry Aders, the two boys were trapped on the second floor of the home and had to jump out of the window to escape the fire. Both teens suffered burns and smoke inhalation. One was airlifted to Vanderbilt for… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/26/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following report Thursday, March 26. Stuart Hancock, of Hanson, was charged March 25 with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office Read More...
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Hopkins KFB Manager Named Manager of…

Kentucky Farm Bureau
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — Jarrett Brown, LUTCF, Agency Manager of the Hopkins County–Center Street Agency for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, has been named 2014 Agency Manager of the Year for District One. This is the second year in a row that Brown has been honored with this award. The award was presented during the company's 60th annual sales conference, held in Louisville on March 25. The… Read More...
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Baptist Health Honors Staff with Years…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — Baptist Health held its Annual Service Awards Banquet at the Eddie Ballard Convention Center Tuesday, March 24. Baptist Health HRIS Manager Amy Keith said the Service Awards Banquet is held annually for the staff members' years of service beginning at five and beyond. Tuesday awards were presented for up to 45 years of service, Keith said. There were a total of 2,630… Read More...
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Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

Hopkins Court Clerk
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/26/15) — The following fines were recently handed down in Hopkins District Court. Richard D. Adams, probation violation, seven days, probation extended 90 days. Cameron R. Baldwin, contempt of court, 10 days, $259. Heather L. Clark, falsely reporting an incident, two days, $459. Justin D. Hughes, trafficking in synthetic drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug… Read More...
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UPDATE - OPD Seeking Public's Help in…

Owensboro Police Department
OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/26/15) — Missing adult, Elizabeth Ann Tinnell, has been located by the Henderson Police Department. Tinnell is in good health. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Owensboro Police Department ORIGINAL STORY OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/24/15) — On Monday, March 23, 2015, at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Owensboro Police Department was notified by a family member that Elizabeth Ann Tinnell,… Read More...

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