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Annual Fireworks Display Heralds in Fourth of July Weekend

July 04, 2015 Mike Groves, SurfKY News
POWDERLY, Ky. (7/4/15) — Area rain didn't dampen the fireworks display Friday, July 3 at the Muhlenberg County Agriculture and Convention Center. A mammoth display of fireworks were visible to those at the fairgrounds as well as up…
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Recycling Equals Fun During iRecycling…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (07/04/15) – The second annual iRecycle Regatta took place on Saturday, July 4th at Madisonville City Park pool. Madisonville City Clerk Leslie Curneal said the event began as a way to promote the recycling program of Madisonville. She said there are some really cool regattas in other communities. “We really want to try to grow it here in our community,” said Curneal. “We hope… Read More...
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Public Meeting to Discuss Alternatives…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/4/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a public information meeting to discuss project alternatives for the improvement of the Kentucky 298/Old Hartford Road and Kentucky 3143/Fairview Drive/Foors Lane intersection in Owensboro. The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., local time, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in College View Middle School at 5061 New… Read More...
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Annual Fireworks Display Heralds in…

Mike Groves, SurfKY News
POWDERLY, Ky. (7/4/15) — Area rain didn't dampen the fireworks display Friday, July 3 at the Muhlenberg County Agriculture and Convention Center. A mammoth display of fireworks were visible to those at the fairgrounds as well as up and down Kentucky 189. Mike GrovesSurfKY News Reporter Read More...
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Tips for a Safe, Healthy Summer…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/4/15) — This holiday weekend, many Kentuckians will flock to one of the many rivers, lakes and creeks across the state to boat, fish, swim, canoe or otherwise enjoy the water. The Kentucky Division of Water and the Kentucky Department for Public Health offer these safety tips to help you safely enjoy Kentucky's abundant water resources. Over the past several years, concerted… Read More...
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Ham Brings World a Little Closer

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/4/15) — Today’s communication methods are nothing new to seasoned ham radio operators, who have been sending images, using Wi-Fi and talking to people around the world for years. Two Hopkins County Emergency Management Agency mobile ham radio stations were set up recently at Madisonville City Park for Worldwide Field Day over a 24-hour span. A few die-hard ham radio… Read More...
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Owensboro's Back Alley Musicals Staging…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/4/15) — Back Alley Musicals will stage Fiddler on the Roof featuring a very talented cast of 56 local and area performers accompanied by an 18-member orchestra for its summer musical the last two weekends of July at Owensboro's RiverPark Center. Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of Tevye, a poor Russian dairyman, his wife Golde, and his five daughters as he tries to maintain… Read More...
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Heavy Rains Flood Streets Around Town

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/4/15) ― Heavy downpours not only have put a damper on July 4 weekend activities, but caused travel headaches in many areas of the city Friday, July 3. Madisonville Police Department officers were busy turning back traffic around the Parkway Plaza Mall area after 7 p.m. One man attempted to drive through approximately 2 feet of water over the road on Madison Square Drive and… Read More...
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KDA Marketing Chief Tells Panel…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/4/15) — New program launches, alterations to existing programs, and a stronger emphasis on farm impact are paying off for Kentucky Proud members, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Kristen Branscum told a legislative panel on Wednesday. "Everything we do at Kentucky Proud, we want to make sure that puts more dollars into our farm families' pockets," Branscum told the… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings – Hopkins County

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/4/15) — The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • 4th Fest IRecycle Regatta will take place on Saturday, July 4 at 9 a.m. with registration to begin at 8 a.m. at Madisonville City Park Pool. Boats for the event are to be made from recyclable materials. For information, call (272) 871-4171. • Pennyrile State Resort Park will host a Beach Day,… Read More...
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Kentucky's Drinking Water Annual Report…

Lanny Brannock
FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/4/15) — Data from Kentucky's 446 public water systems shows they consistently produce excellent quality water and are nearly always in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water requirements, according to the Kentucky annual Drinking Water Report. The report summarizes the compliance data and status of public water system compliance monitoring results. The Safe Drinking Water Act… Read More...
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Kentucky Sees Sharp Rise in Newborn…

Al Cross
KENTUCKY (7/4/15) — Increasing drug abuse drove up hospitalizations of drug-dependent newborns in Kentucky by 48 percent last year, to 1,409 from 955 in 2013. "The latest numbers represent a 50-fold increase from only 28 hospitalizations in 2000," reports Laura Ungar of The Courier-Journal. "The seemingly never-ending increase every year is so frustrating to see," Van Ingram, executive director… Read More...
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Pet of the Day

Natalie Ostrander
KENTUCKY (7/4/15) — Meet Lillie, she’s a 4 year old Rat/Bull Terrier mix, that was pulled from a local high kill shelter, and was terrified. She is much happier now in her foster home. Lillie is wonderful in her foster home. She is housebroken and crate trained. She loves her foster mommy's 7 year old daughter, and often sleeps in the bed with her. She also does great with dogs of all sizes… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'Safer among the…

Ronnie McBrayer
KENTUCKY (7/4/15) — The Barna Group is a long-tenured research organization that tracks "spiritual indicators" and the role of faith within American culture. Barna maintains massive databases on everything from Americans' TV-viewing habits to weekly church attendance, and its data is used extensively. A recent Barna study, commissioned by the American Bible Society, sought to determine the level… Read More...
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Two Councilmen Oppose Budget Amendment…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
EARLINGTON, Ky. (7/3/15) — By majority vote, Earlington City Council is headed toward passing its slim budget following a disagreement about increasing funds for the city’s fire department. The council accepted first reading of its proposed 2015-16 budget totaling $1.76 million at a special meeting held Thursday night, July 2. The city continues to operate under its 2014-15 fiscal year budget of… Read More...
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UPDATE - Suspicious Package under…

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BENTON, Ky. (7/3/15) — The Kentucky State Police have identified a 46 year female from Marshall County as the person responsible for leaving a suspicious package on Chestnut Road, in front of the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Office, in Murray, Ky., on July 1, 2015. Through the investigation troopers were able to determine her identity. During her interview on July 2, 2015 it was… Read More...
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Beechmont All Stars Defeat Auburn All…

Mike Groves, SurfKY News
BEECHMONT, Ky. (7/3/15) — The Beechmont All Stars defeated the Auburn All Stars 10-2, Thursday, July 2 during the Rookie League Tournament at Beechmont Ball Park. Mike GrovesSurfKY News Photographer Read More...
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Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter SAR to Read…

Geoff Baggett
CADIZ, Ky. (7/3/15) — The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host its second annual public reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July. The event will begin at 10:15 a.m., on the grounds adjacent to the Trigg County Justice Center. In addition to a reading of the Declaration, attendees will interact with SAR Compatriots in period uniform… Read More...
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KSP Post 1 Activity Report - June 2015

TFC Jay Thomas
HICKORY, Ky. (7/3/15) — Activity for KSP, Post 1, for the month of June is as follows: Criminal Cases Opened................................86 Criminal Arrests.............................................216 Citations Written...........................................1896 Speed...............................................................706… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/3/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday July 2, 2015. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 9 - 3 - 8 Thursday Evening 7 - 3 - 5 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 3 - 7 - 8 - 0 Thursday Evening 0 - 3 - 5 - 5 Cash Ball Thursday 1 - 8 - 16 - 27 - 5 Kicker 0 - 5 - 2 - 5 - 2 5 Cash Card Thursday 9H - AC - JD - 10H - 3S Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are… Read More...
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KSP Post 1, 2015 July 4th Holiday…

TFC Jay Thomas
HICKORY, Ky. (7/3/15) — The Kentucky State Police Post 1-Mayfield wants to remind motorists to celebrate this Fourth of July responsibly. The Kentucky State Police will be stepping up patrols to ensure the safety of the motoring public. Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers will be patrolling all roads and saturating known problematic areas in each of the eleven counties of the… Read More...
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MCCH Sleep Disorders Center in Murray…

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MURRAY, Ky. (7/3/15) — Murray-Calloway County Hospital Sleep Disorders Center in Murray recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Murray-Calloway County Hospital Sleep Disorders Center on meeting the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Nathaniel… Read More...
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Planning Commission Approves Re-zoning…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/3/15) — There was a special called meeting of the Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission on Thursday, July 2. There was no quorum at the designated time of 1 p.m., but Chair Tim Thomas quickly called a recess until 1:45 p.m., which enabled another commissioner to get to the meeting and allow a quorum to be established. Due to the lack of a quorum at the regular HCJPC… Read More...
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2015 Mayor's Art Club Third Quarter…

Pam Spencer
PADUCAH, Ky. (7/3/15) — The third quarter artwork for the 2015 Mayor's Art Club currently is on display featuring artwork by Juanita Neal Gilliam and by Ashlea McMillan. The public can view the artwork when City Hall is open 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The artwork will be on display through the end of September. Sculptures and portraits by award-winning professional artist… Read More...
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Central City All Stars Top Bremen All…

Mike Groves, SurfKY News
BEECHMONT, Ky. (7/3/15) — The Central City All Stars defeated the Bremen All Stars 8-5, Thursday, July 2 during the Rookie League Tournament at Beechmont Ball Park. Mike GrovesSurfKY News Photographer Read More...

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Beshear Visits Veteran Center Touting State Worker Wage Increase

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HANSON, KY (6/12/15) ― Gov. Steve Beshear stopped by the Joseph “Eddie” Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson this afternoon to greet some of the… Read More...
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Maroon Football Team Uses Muscle to Build Home for ‘Habitat’

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/7/15) — Very soon, a new family will be living in a new home on Spring Street thanks to the efforts of Habitat for Humanity. Saturday,… Read More...
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Woodall Energetically Takes on Role as MCC Advancement Director

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (06/11/15) – Madisonville Community College announced the promotion of Chris Woodall to Director of Advancement. Woodall began his career… Read More...
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WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. — RC Edwards 90, of Clay, KY died on Saturday July 4th, 2015 to go be home with his wife Helen Marie Hopper Edwards, that died earlier in the week. Funeral services will be held…
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Sen. Embry Presents Senate Honors to Morgantown Author - Linda J. Hawkins

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/1/15) — Sen. C.B. Embry, R-Morgantown, welcomed celebrated author, historian and advocate Linda J. Hawkins to his office in the State Capitol… Read More

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/1/15) – Longstanding physician Jeffrey S. Hofer, MD, has joined Owensboro Health and its One Health medical group, becoming the health… Read More

Sparklers Pose a Safety Risk, Too

KENTUCKY (7/1/15) — Fireworks tend to be most prevalent during the summertime. Elaborate pyrotechnic displays may be part of Independence Day celebrations or… Read More

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/1/15) — The fifth annual Madisonville 4th Fest officially began on June 30 with Praise in the Park featuring The Goodman Revival. Gospel… Read More

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WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (7/1/15) — Nearly $5,000 in college scholarships are waiting for young women in Webster County, but the ones holding the money are worried… Read More

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