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August 05, 2015

Employers, Employees Should Prepare for New Year's Health Care Premium Increases

by Ron Sanders
KENTUCKY (8/5/15) — On Jan. 1, employers and employees are facing much higher health care premiums, regulations and paperwork. The greatest cost impact will be to employers with 50 to 99 employees who will face new Affordable Care Act requirements. Insurance companies are predicting a deluge of new plan applications as thousands of small companies attempt to sign up their companies and employees. One insurance agent said that his company is expecting 20 to 30 times the number of new applications over Jan. 1, 2015, when employers with 100 or more full time equivalent employees were mandated to supply coverage. Employers planning to offer health care insurance on Jan. 1, 2016 should not wait to begin the process. Failure to understand the rules and have a strategy for compliance can have… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Joint Kentucky-Indiana bridge project singled out for transportation award

by SurfKY News
An innovative, joint project by Kentucky and Indiana to replace a deteriorating Ohio River bridge with minimal disruption of river navigation and cross-river traffic has been singled out for a prestigious transportation award. Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Symphony and Cape Air Partner To Fill Seats

by SurfKY News
OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/4/15) — The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra announced today a grand slam giveaway for all of it Subscription Series season ticket holders. Cape Air's Cardinal Home-Run Getaway will fly one lucky Symphony Subscription Series… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Attorney General Conway Warns Kentucky Consumers of IRS Phone Scam

by SurfKY News
FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/4/15) – Attorney General Jack Conway is warning Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Recently, Attorney General… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Beth Strawn announces her resignation as Executive Director of the DHP

by SurfKY News
HENDERSON, Ky. (8/4/15) — The Downtown Henderson Partnership announced today that Beth Strawn has formally resigned from her position as Executive Director. Strawn has been Executive Director for 4 years and was the Events Coordinator for… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Gov. Beshear Announces Funding to Increase Substance Abuse Treatment for Pregnant Women

by SurfKY News
Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Kentucky will receive up to $3 million in federal grants over three years to provide expanded substance abuse treatment for opiate-dependent pregnant and postpartum women from the Bluegrass and… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Traffic Advisory for Paducah

by SurfKY News
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (8/4/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Illinois Department of Transportation plan joint walk-through inspections of several area bridges this week on the following schedule: Wednesday, August 5 9:00 a.m.… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Traffic Advisory for Henderson

by SurfKY News
HENDERSON, Ky. (8/4/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of US 41 in southern Henderson County on Thursday, August 6, 2015. This closure of US 41 near the 5 mile marker in Henderson County is to allow a cross… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Traffic Advisory for Owensboro

by SurfKY News
OWENSBORO Ky. (8/4/15) — Kenergy plans an outage in the Owensboro area to allow a transformer to be replaced. This utility work will require cutting power to the traffic signal at the KY 298/Old Hartford Road Intersection with KY… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

UPDATE: AT&T Engineers Identify Phone Problem, Work to Restore Underway

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
UPDATE: KENTUCKY (8/4/15 7:19 p.m.) — An AT&T spokeswoman indicates that AT&T have found the problem with wireless and landline phones in the Southeastern U.S. According to AT&T spokeswoman Cathy Lewandowski, engineers have pinpointed a… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

School Board Chairman Resigns

by SurfKY News
MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (8/4/15) — A Muhlenberg County School Board Member has resigned. According to a news release from Muhlenberg County Schools, Board Chairman Darrell Bowers resigned effective July 31 due to health concerns. Bowers has… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Madisonville Fire Department Reports

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, KY (8/4/15) — A woman rescued from a burning apartment was hospitalized for smoke inhalation, according to a Madisonville Fire Department report. The unidentified resident was reported to have started the fire… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Riddle Insurance Moves Madisonville Regional Postsecondary Education Center Closer to Reality

by Ron Sanders
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/4/15) — The reality of a new 65,000-square-foot Postsecondary Education Center to be built on the Madisonville Community College campus moved another step closer to its $5 million goal today. The local community has to… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Division of Waste Management Requests Grant Applications for Two Programs

by SurfKY News
The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Division of Waste Management (DWM) is calling for grant applications for two waste-management programs: the cleanup of illegal dumps, and the cleanup of litter along public roads. Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Single Vehicle Collision Sends Two to Local Hospital

by SurfKY News
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (8/4/15) — On 08/03/2015 at approximately 2141 hrs. the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a single vehicle collision with injuries at 6680 Clinton Road. On scene investigation showed that Kaley… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Several Western Kentucky Counties Among Recipients of Coal County Funding

by SurfKY News
Frankfort, Ky. (8/4/15) – Gov. Steve Beshear announced today that fiscal courts in 34 counties will receive refunds totaling $266,141.66 from mining permit and acreage fees. “Our coal-producing counties are our partners, and these funds… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports

by SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/4/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Tuesday, Aug. 4. Christopher W. Stevens, Madisonville, was charged Aug. 4 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Gov. Beshear Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for July Flooding

by SurfKY News
FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/4/15) – Governor Steve Beshear has asked President Obama to issue a major disaster declaration and provide emergency assistance to individuals in Kentucky communities recovering from recent flooding. Strong storms from… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

UPDATE: Escaped Inmate Captured, Incarcerated

by SurfKY News
UPDATE: CLAY, Ky. (8/4/15) —Trooper William Braden and the Webster County Sheriff's Department located a missing inmate at 1:19 p.m. today, Aug. 4 and returned him to custody. Steven Long had escaped work release Tuesday and was recovered… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

KSP Post 2 July 2015 Activity Report

by SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/4/15) – Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of July 2015: Arrested 32 Impaired Drivers Issued a Total of 1,220 Citations Issued 321 Speeding Citations… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

2015 RIVERfront Concert Series This Thursday Featuring Adam & The H-Bombs and Tee Dee Young Blues Band

by SurfKY News
PADUCAH, Ky. (8/4/15) — The Parks Services Department invites everyone to Paducah’s riverfront this Thursday, August 6 for the sixth concert in the seven-concert RIVERfront Concert Series. Enjoy sounds, sunset, and summertime with local… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Judge Proclaims Larry Wilson Day in Hopkins County

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (8/4/15) ― Members of Hopkins Fiscal Court observed a moment of silence today in memory of community leader Larry E. Wilson, who died last week. Judge-Executive Donnie Carroll proclaimed today, Aug. 4 as Larry E. Wilson… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/4/15) ― The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, Aug. 4. Daniel Rickard, Madisonville, was charged on a warrant for a violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO. Humberto Alvarado Jarqwin, Dawson… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Pet of the Day - August

by SurfKY News
Meet August! He’s a Border Collie mix who craves your attention and absolutely loves to snuggle against you while you bend down to pet him. Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Republican Caucus Issues Planned Parenthood Statement

by SurfKY News
FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/4/15) – “Last week, after repeated requests for information, a high-ranking official with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services admitted that it provided at least $331,300 in taxpayer funding through local… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Protecting Kentucky Families Following Severe July Storms

by SurfKY News
KENTUCKY (8/4/15) — After a treacherous onslaught of storms, the skies have calmed, but there is much work to do in the counties hardest hit by flooding and property damage. My thoughts and prayers are with families affected by recent… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

KSP Post 2 Trooper Recognized for Safety Efforts

by SurfKY News
Madisonville, KY. (8/4/15) – During the fifth annual Governor’s Occupant Protection Awards ceremony July 28 at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, KSP Post 2 Trooper Luis R. Palmer was honored for his efforts to increase the use of… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Economic Development Corporation unveils new Mentor Program for Small Business

by SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/4/15) – Gerald Cook, President of the Madisonville/Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation, today announced the organization’s latest project to foster entrepreneurial development in Hopkins County. The… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
SOUTH CARROLLTON, Ky. (8/4/15) ― Two people were injured during a two-vehicle collision yesterday, Aug. 3 on U.S. 431 in South Carrollton. According to a Kentucky State Police report, William Avery, 91, Central City, was driving a 2006… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Justice Cabinet Announces $2 Million in Funds to Combat Violence Against Women

by SurfKY News
FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/4/15) — Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown announced $2 million in funding for public safety grants through the federal Violence Against Women Act Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution program. VAWA… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

WKCTC Now Tobacco-Free Campus

by SurfKY News
PADUCAH, Ky. (8/4/15) — West Kentucky Community and Technical College is now a tobacco-free institution. The policy went into effect Aug. 1, 2015. WKCTC began it tobacco-free plans last fall with the development of a committee that… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Baptist Health Paducah Receives Women's Choice Award

by SurfKY News
PADUCAH, Ky. (8/4/15) — For the fourth time since 2011, Baptist Health Paducah has received the Women's Choice Award as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience. The qualification process for the honor focuses on female… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Tennessee Man Wanted in Death Investigation

by SurfKY News
MURRAY, Ky. (8/4/15) ― Following a missing persons complaint Monday, Aug. 3, Murray Police officers responded to Broad Street residence in Murray. Upon entering the residence, the body of a 61-year-old man was discovered. Following further… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

No. 9 Steakhouse Owners Working to Rebuild Dream

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/4/15) ― The usual hustle and bustle at a steakhouse has turned into a cleanup and rebuilding effort for a Madisonville business couple, who say they are anxious to get back up and going. Eric and Kelly Madison… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Hopkins School System Has More Hiring to Do

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/4/15) - The Hopkins County Board of Education at its Monday meeting that there are still six certified and 15 classified positions yet to be filled for the school year that begins Wednesday for students. In an effort… Read More...
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August 04, 2015

Market Commentary – Aug. 4, 2015

by SurfKY News
KENTUCKY (8/4/15) — The market is flat. That's right. It's a rare occurrence - something that has happened just 12 times since 1926, according to Fortune – but the Standard & Poor's 500 Index has remained in a narrow trading range for… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

HPD Investigates Alleged Burglary

by SurfKY News
HENDERSON, Ky. (8/3/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on Aug. 1, 2015 at approximately 7:02 a.m., HPD responded to 1135 N. Main St. for a burglary. The report said Ronald Faupel reported an unknown suspect or… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

HPD Searching for Suspect Involved in Alleged Burglary

by SurfKY News
HENDERSON, Ky. (8/3/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on July 31, 2015 at approximately 1:10 a.m., HPD responded to 204 S. Elm St. for a burglary. The report said Steven Wilson reported an un known suspect or… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Whitfield Vows to Fight Obama's Legacy Clean Power Plan

by SurfKY News
WASHINGTON (8/3/15) — Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) issued the following statement after the Obama administration announced final rules to regulate carbon dioxide from new and existing power plants, also known… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

McConnell Reacts to President's EPA Announcement

by SurfKY News
WASHINGTON (8/3/15) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding President Obama's so-called Clean Power Plan: "In just a few minutes, President Obama will deliver another… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Ky. Attorney General Responds to Obama's EPA Rules

by SurfKY News
FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/3/15) — "I sued to stop this rule when it was first proposed. Now that it has come out in its final form, I will continue to fight this Kentucky job-killing rule. "I will be joining a bipartisan group of attorneys general… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Providence Police Arrest Reports

by SurfKY News
WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (8/3/15) — The Providence Police Department released the following reports Monday, Aug. 3. Janie Jones, 33, of Providence, was charged July 28 with alcohol intoxication and second-degree disorderly conduct. Aubrey… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Local Industry Leaders Hold Soft Skill Discussion at HCC

by SurfKY News
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) — Hopkinsville Community College had their annual academic year kick-off convocation meeting on the morning of Monday, Aug. 3. A portion on the event included a panel discussion and breakout sessions with local… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Single-Vehicle Fatality Collision on US 641

by SurfKY News
MARION, Ky. (8/3/15) — The Kentucky State Police is investigating a single-vehicle, fatality collision that occurred on US 641, approximately two miles south of Marion, on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 11:15 p.m. The preliminary investigation… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Two Die, Two Injured in Princeton Crash

by SurfKY News
PRINCETON, Ky. (8/3/15) — Four victims of a single-vehicle collision had to be extricated after an early morning crash — two of the victims were pronounced dead on the scene, another was transported to a Nashville hospital and the fourth… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

DCPS Board of Education to Meet Aug. 6

by SurfKY News
DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (8/3/15) — The Daviess County Public Schools Board of Education will meet at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the DCPS Central Office, 1622 Southeastern Parkway, Owensboro. Click here to view agenda for the special… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Home Search Leads to Three Arrests

by SurfKY News
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (8/3/15) — According to a McCracken County Sheriff's Department report, MCSD has arrested two men and a woman for drug offenses following the execution of a search warrant in McCracken County on July 31. The report… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) ― The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Aug. 3. Donnie L. Ketchum, Madisonville, was charged July 31 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offenses and… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Hopkins County Pays Tribute to School Personnel on First Day of School

by Ron Sanders
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/3/15) — Following a long tradition of recognizing school teachers and personnel in Trigg County on the first day of school, Hopkins County businesses stepped up and paid tribute to the 1,200 personnel in the Hopkins… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Mayor Jackson Makes Donation

by SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) — Mayor David Jackson donated his portion of the winnings from the iRecycle Regatta during 4th Fest held on Saturday, July 4, 2015 to United Way of the Coal Field. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Laura Faulk Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Hopkins County School Employees Honored

by SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/3/15) — Hopkins County Schools' Employees of the Year for 2015 were honored during the Superintendent's Day/Salute to Education Breakfast Aug. 3 at Hopkins County Central High School. Honorees include, front row from… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Special Called Meeting Aug. 4, 2015

by SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/3/15) — The Hopkins Fiscal Court Budget, Audit and Personnel Committee will have a special called meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 North Main Street,… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

McLean County Clerk's Office Announces Thursday, Friday Changes

by SurfKY News
CALHOUN, Ky. (8/3/15) ― The McLean County Clerk's Office Car Licensing Department will be closing at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 and all day Friday, Aug. 7. The Recording Department will be open during normal business hours. The closure is due… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (8/3/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, Aug. 3. Jason S. Barnes, 36, of Dawson Springs, was charged July 25 on a warrant for a federal agency. Bryan D. Skimehorn, 30, of… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

HPD Investigates Stolen Vehicle

by SurfKY News
HENDERSON, Ky. (8/3/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on Aug. 2, 2015, Officer Klotzback responded to 2606 Zion Road regarding a suspicious vehicle on the parking lot. The report said the vehicle's VIN number was run… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Henderson County Police Reports

by SurfKY News
HENDERSON, Ky. (8/3/15) — The Henderson Police Department released the following reports. On July 31, 2015, Officer Isonhood located David B. Campbell, 46, at 15 N. Lincoln Apt. 1 and arrested him on a probation violation warrant (felony… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Chainsaw Wood Carver, Cannon Shot Dare Devil Explain Why They Do What They Do

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/3/15) — Hopkins County Fair was a hit during the past week’s hot summer nights, packed with family entertainment from woodcarving and truck pulls to cotton candy and a flying man. Truck and tractor pulls reeled in… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Tiniest Division of Hopkins County Fair Pageants Has Largest Number of Participants

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/2/15) — The 5th Annual Hopkins County Baby and Toddler Pageant took place on Saturday evening in the Ballard Convention Center and was the largest pageant of the 2015 Hopkins County Fair. The cuties, dressed in their… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Suspect in Alleged Shooting, Robbery Found

by SurfKY News
PADUCAH, Ky. (8/3/15) — The fourth and final person charged in connection with a shooting Thursday night at Noble Park is in custody. Ellas Mobley, 18, turned himself in and was arrested at 5:50 p.m. July 31, according to Det. Capt. Brian… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Neighborhood Alliance Program Meetings - August 2015

by SurfKY News
OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/3/15) — The following is a list of the City of Owensboro Neighborhood Alliance Program August 2015 meetings: Midtown East Neighborhood Alliance – 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 at Buena Vista Baptist Church. Seven Hills… Read More...
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August 03, 2015

Two Vehicle Collision Injures One, Driver Arrested for DUI

by SurfKY News
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (8/3/15) — According to a McCracken County Sheriff's Department report, on Aug. 1, 2015 at approximately 10:18 p.m., MCSD received a report of two vehicle accident with injury at the intersection Highway 68 and Watson… Read More...
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