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February 27, 2015 Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/27/15) — A rooftop-heating unit was to blame for Wednesday’s temporary evacuation at Walmart earlier this week. The store was required to be shut down while fire and gas officials investigated a customer…
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UK Athletics to Deepen Investment in…

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/28/15) – The University of Kentucky's Center for Academic and Tutorial Services, the first-of-its-kind support program in the nation for student athletes, will be expanded to include an additional tutorial center on the south side of the Lexington campus. Fundraising for the center, which will be located within the new football training complex adjacent to Commonwealth Stadium,… Read More...
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Whitfield Meets with Paducah Chamber of…

Marty Irby
WASHINGTON (2/28/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office Wednesday Feb. 25 with representatives of the Paducah Chamber of Commerce. Topics of discussion included funding levels for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in the President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal and the continued clean-up efforts at the site.… Read More...
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Retirement Reception Held for City…

Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/27/15) ― The City of Madisonville held a retirement reception for city employees Friday, Feb. 27 at the Madisonville City Park Clubhouse. Filter Plant Superintendent Keith Curneal said he has been with the city for 31 years. “I have been with the city of Madisonville for 31 years,” said Curneal. “I worked as an operator the first eight years. My first day was like today… snow… Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for Hopkins…

Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/28/15) ― The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: • Pam’s Dance Barn will be dancing the night away from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at 35 Cedar Lane. For more information, call (270) 836-4649. • Rufus Baker will be performing live from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at The Crowed House. For more information, call (270) 825-1178. • A… Read More...
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Senator Ridley Meets with Union County…

Leslie Caudill
FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/28/15) — Senator Dorsey Ridley (far left), D-Henderson met with the Union County First Leadership Group, Thursday Feb. 26 in Frankfort. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Leslie Caudill Read More...
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City's Parking Ordinances to be…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/28/15) — Drivers around the city may see tickets on their windshields in the very near future if they choose to park illegally. The city’s ordinances will be strictly enforced effective immediately due to recent community feedback to the Madisonville Police Department. “We’re going to start enforcing handicapped and illegal parking, making it a priority for a while,” said MPD… Read More...
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Market Commentary - Feb. 28, 2015

Randall L. Franklin
KENTUCKY (2/28/15) — It was all Greek to investors. Last Thursday, things weren't looking so good for Greece. Barron's explained: "...Germany scotched Greece's request for a six-month extension to its existing aid package. Athens had sought more time to renegotiate the Draconian austerity package imposed on the land of Pericles, to keep from going bust and, perhaps, being kicked out of the euro… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - 'Scribblebot'

Jason Lindsey
KENTUCKY (2/28/15) — Markers and paper, a few ingredients your kids might use to create a masterpiece. Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how to use these ingredients along with a few others from around the house to engineer a Scribblebot. INGREDIENTS 4 Markers 1 Popsicle Stick 1 Large Disposable 18oz Drinking Cup 1 AAA Battery Holder with Switch 2 AAA Batteries 1 Motor… Read More...
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Henderson County Traffic Advisory

Keith Todd
HENDERSON, Ky. (2/28/15) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has confirmed plans to start an extended closure of Kentucky 351/Zion Road at the 5 mile marker in eastern Henderson County on Monday, March 2, 2015. The closure is to allow the demolition and replacement of a bridge over a branch of Elam Ditch as part of a project to improve the alignment of two curves just west of… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'The Fewer the…

Ronnie McBrayer
KENTUCKY (2/28/15) — A desperate executive sought the counsel of an old guru who lived in a mountain cave. The executive was living a harried and hurried life. He was frustrated, his prayers were powerless, and his soul was tired. The holy man listened to his guest for a while, then retreated deep into his cave, returning shortly with a basin. He scooped water from the muddy little stream passing… Read More...
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Local Church Hosting Spring Campmeeting

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
Pastors Tim and Barbara Rigdon of New Covenant Christian Center in Providence to host a Spring Campmeeting featuring area pastors. Read More...
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AIRPLAY: Travis Dukes Makes Stop for…

Paul McRee, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/27/15) — Last March, SurfKY News presented an in-depth interview with Nashville musician Travis Dukes. Since then, Dukes has continued to tour, write original music, and most important for any musician, has gained more and more new fans as he tours the southeast US. Related story: Muhlenberg Son Strums His Way Around Music City Thursday, Dukes took a break from the road to… Read More...
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Backstage Pass Event Feb. 28

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PADUCAH, Ky. (2/27/15) — Some of the finest players and performers in the region will rock the Clemens stage 7:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 28. Read More...
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Traffic Stop Results in Drug Charges

Robin Newberry
PADUCAH, Ky. (2/27/15) — According to a Paducah Police Department report, a Paducah man and woman were arrested on drug charges after a routine traffic stop Thursday afternoon on Paducah’s south side. Officer Shawn Craven said he stopped a car driven by Mandy J. Lane, 39, after he saw the car had expired license plates. Craven said Lane was nervous and “fidgeting,” and consented to a search of… Read More...
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MPD Charges Four Individuals with…

Sgt. David Howe
MURRAY, Ky. (2/27/15) — According to a Murray Police Department report, following an investigation in cooperation with local retail store security, MPD investigators have filed charges on four individuals for shoplifting and fraudulently returning merchandise. The report said Helen N. Austin, 19, of Mayfield, Joseph Delaney, 21, of Murray, Frances C. Lee, 19, of New Concord and Causha Wilkey, 22… Read More...
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TVA Clearing Power Line Right-of-Ways…

Regina Roby
GOLDEN POND, Ky. (2/27/15) — The Tennessee Valley Authority contractor clearing electrical transmission line right-of-ways in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area entered Trigg County, Ky., this week. The frozen ground is helping the TVA contractor to make progress along the transmission lines. Depending on weather conditions, work may be intermittent in coming weeks. The TVA… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/27/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Friday, Feb. 27. Brianna K. Payne, of Nortonville, was charged Feb. 25 on Hopkins County warrants for non-payment of fines. Denver D. Caraway, of Madisonville, was charged Feb. 25 with possession of synthetic drugs. Kaitlyn A. Stone, of Madisonville, was charged Feb. 25 with possession of synthetic… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/27/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Feb. 27. Warren H. Wadlington, of Madisonville, was charged Feb. 26 with theft by unlawful taking, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and failure to produce insurance card. Joseph W. Chaney, of Chaffe, Mo., was charged Feb. 26 with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of… Read More...
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Senate Week in Review — Feb. 27, 2015

Dorsey Ridley
FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/27/15) — With just one full week of the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly remaining, the Senate continued to pass a high number of bills for a short, or non-budget, year. The bills have tackled some issues that are important to Kentuckians - education, drug abuse, domestic violence and health care. The earlier students become engaged in post-secondary… Read More...
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Surgeon Sue Ellen Petty Joins Baptist…

Angie Timmons
PADUCAH, Ky. (2/27/15) — Surgeon Sue Ellen Petty, MD, has recently joined the medical staff at Baptist Health Paducah. She joins a medical staff of approximately 265 physicians, representing 43 medical specialties. Dr. Petty specializes in general surgery. She is a graduate of Murray State University and the University of Louisville College of Medicine. Dr. Petty completed residency in general… Read More...
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Treasurer Hollenbach Financial Literacy…

Bethany Goad
FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/27/15) — Today, House Bill 375, a bill to create a Kentucky Financial Literacy Commission was passed in the Kentucky House of Representatives. "We've got a lot of public support for moving Kentucky forward in financial literacy," said Treasurer Todd Hollenbach. "This is something we need in our commonwealth and I'm glad the House agrees." Sponsored by Representative James Kay,… Read More...
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Tickets for Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of…

Steve LeMaster
LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/27/15) — The Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2015 will be inducted in an afternoon ceremony at the Lexington Center on Saturday, March 21. This year's KHSAA Hall of Fame banquet will take place prior to the semifinals of the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16. The banquet with begin with a social hour at noon, followed by a luncheon at 1 p.m. and the induction… Read More...
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Winter Storm Leaves behind Potential…

Beth Fisher
FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/27/15) — Many private residences, businesses, schools and other public facilities across the Commonwealth, especially in eastern Kentucky, have been impacted or closed for an extended period of time following the recent winter storm, creating the potential for increased risks related to water and food safety. Individuals and facilities affected by boil water advisories and water… Read More...
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Atmos Energy: Faulty Heating Unit to…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/27/15) — A rooftop-heating unit was to blame for Wednesday’s temporary evacuation at Walmart earlier this week. The store was required to be shut down while fire and gas officials investigated a customer complaint. The unit malfunctioned causing it to emit a small amount of natural gas inside the store on Wednesday evening, said Kay Coomes, spokeswoman for Atmos Energy. The… Read More...

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Probation and Parole Violators - February 26, 2015

Probation and Parole has issued a new list of their top most wanted. Read More...
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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - February 25, 2015

Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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Coming Attractions to Glema Center in March

Brad Downall, Director of the Glema Center discusses upcoming events to their facility. Read More...
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SurfKY Spotlight: Amber Vincent State Farm

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Bridal, Prom & Pageant Expo Draws Crowds

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MPD Stresses Dangers of Texting While Driving

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SurfKY Spotlight: Train to Win Sports

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Lonnie James Votaw of Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Lonnie James Votaw of Madisonville, passed away on Feb. 26, 2015 at his home. He was born on Jan. 7, 1966 in Paducah, Texas. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Beltline…
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