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Report of Man Down on Church Parking Lot Results in Arrest

June 23, 2017
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/23/17) — A man reported to be passed out on a church parking lot Thursday night apparently just had a few too many. Officers from Madisonville Police Department responded to the complaint at 6:19 p.m., finding 29-year-old Christopher L.…

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How to Prevent or Safely Extinguish Grill Flare-Ups

June 23, 2017 SurfKY News
KENTUCKY (6/23/17) — Flavor, convenience and the fun factor drives thousands of home cooks each year to fire up their backyard grills. Preparing meals over an open fire imparts…
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KSP Remember Trooper Eric Chrisman on…

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GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (6/23/17) — Kentucky State Police, along with local law enforcement and family members of Trooper Eric Chrisman, gathered today to remember the fallen trooper. On June 23, 2015, Trooper Eric Chrisman died in the line of duty in an automobile collision while responding to a call for service. Shortly thereafter, a flagpole was erected at the site of the collision. Around the…
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EDA Makes $30 Million Available to Coal…

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WASHINGTON (6/23/17) — To support locally-driven efforts in coal country to spur job growth, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration has published a Notice of Funding Availability making $30 million in funds available to assist coal communities through the 2017 Assistance to Coal Communities initiative. “The Trump…
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Fiscal Court Recreation, Buildings,…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/23/17) — The Hopkins Fiscal Court Recreation, Buildings, and Grounds Committee will have a special called meeting at 8:15 a.m., on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Hopkins County Government Center 56 North Main Street Madisonville. Recreation, Buildings And Grounds Committee MeetingHopkins County Fiscal CourtHopkins County Government Center56 North Main StreetMadisonville,…
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Fiscal Court EDWDC Meeting June 27

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/23/17) — The Hopkins Fiscal Court Economic Development/Workforce Development Committee will have a special called meeting at 8:30 a.m., on Tuesday June 27, 2017 at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 North Main Street, Madisonville. Economic Development/Workforce Development CommitteeHopkins County Fiscal CourtHopkins County Government Center56 North Main…
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Hopkins County Fiscal Court Special…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. — The Hopkins County Fiscal Court will have a special called Fiscal Court meeting at 10 a.m., on June 27, 2017 a.m. at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 North Main Street, Madisonville. Agenda Public Meeting for the purpose of obtaining citizens comments regarding the possible uses of the County Road Aid and Local Government Economic Assistance Funds.1. Meeting Called…
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Fiscal Court Budget, Audits, Personnel…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/23/17) — The Hopkins Fiscal Court Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee will have a special called meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27 at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 North Main Street, Madisonville. Budget, Audits and Personnel Committee MeetingHopkins County Fiscal CourtHopkins County Government Center56 North Main StreetMadisonville, Kentucky…
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Keeping our Commitment to Kentucky’s…

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KENTUCKY (6/23/17) — One of the greatest privileges I have as a U.S. Senator is representing nearly 300,000 veterans who call Kentucky home. Through their selfless service, America’s veterans have earned our admiration and gratitude. They have also earned the right to access medical care they deserve and were promised through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA is tasked with…
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Legislative Update: New Laws Go into…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/23/17) — Summer has arrived and the 2017 Regular Session has become a distant memory, remaining, for the most part, only in yellowed newspaper clippings and history books. However, a new notation concerning the last session was made June 29th as the new and amended statutes went into effect. Unless a bill was declared an emergency or contained a special effective date, it became…
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Senator C.B. Embry’s Legislative Update…

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KENTUCKY (6/23/17) — Over two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers put their lives on the line to create a new country in which freedom reigned. These men had a vision of a nation unafraid to face its enemies and win. We, the people of the United States, have faced insurmountable odds since our young country’s conception but continue to fight for our God-given rights unique to the United…
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/23/17) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Jerry D. Miller of Houstonville was charged June 22 with failure to pay. Elanda Tidwell of Madisonville was charged June 19 with third-degree criminal trespassing. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by HCSO
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/23/17) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday June 22, 2017. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 8 - 5 - 7 Thursday Evening 5 - 7 - 6 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 2 - 4 - 6 - 4 Thursday Evening 2 - 1 - 4 - 5 Cash Ball 225 Thursday 3 - 14 - 17 - 34 - 8 5 Cash Card Thursday 4D - 9H - 8D - 2S - AD Lucky for Life Thursday 1 - 7 - 12 - 32 - 38 - 10 Winning numbers…
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Health Department Food Inspection…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/23/17) — Hopkins County Health Department released the following food inspection scores through June 22: Hampton Inn Breakfast Bar — 100 Rigdon’s BBQ (food truck) — 100 Pilot Travel Center — 97 • Inside lip of ice machine needs cleaning• Floor needs cleaning in walk-in cooler Subway (Pilot Travel Center) — 100 Prairie Rose Café — 98 • Bowl used for scoop Catfish Harbor — 99…
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PSC Rules on KU Rate Increase

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (6/23/17) — The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued its ruling yesterday in the rate review for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, upholding the majority of the settlement reached by 18 interested parties to the case. The ruling gives LG&E and KU the ability to invest in intelligent control equipment that will enhance reliability and enable…
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Grants Available for Hopkins,…

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KENTUCKY (6/23/17) — The United Way of the Coalfield announces the availability of grant funds totaling approximately $18,000. Youth and Human Service agencies serving Hopkins, Muhlenberg and Webster counties are eligible to make application to receive funding. The grant application deadline is Aug. 1, 2017. A committee of community volunteers from the areas served will review each application…
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Floodwater, Debris Safety Measures…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/23/17) — Tropical Storm Cindy due to blow into Kentucky, could bring with it several inches of rain and damaging winds. Due to the damage that is possible with this storm, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection would like to remind everyone that there are specific guidelines for proper disposal of woody and vegetative debris left in the aftermath of severe storms.…
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Pet of the Day - Scrappy

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KENTUCKY (6/23/17) — Pet of the day is Scrappy. Meet Scrappy!! Scrappy is a 7 year old Shepherd mix who, even though has some age on him still loves a good walk or a run in the dog park. Scrappy has excellent manners on a leash and loves being walked around the pond. Scrappy is a gentle soul who will shower his new owners with lots of love while only taking up a small portion of the couch. If you…

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Reuben Jones Stepp, 85, of Madisonville

June 22, 2017
MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Reuben Jones Stepp, 85, of Madisonville, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Madisonville. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Slaton…

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