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Madisonville Woman Injured in Collision

April 23, 2018
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/23/18) — A 22-year-old Madisonville woman was injured as a result of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of East Center and Harrig streets this afternoon. According to a Madisonville Police Department preliminary traffic report,…

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KHSAA Crowns Bass Fishing Regional Champions

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BENTON, Ky. (4/23/18) — Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and The Bass Federation (TBF), partnered with the Kentucky High School…
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SHMS Principal Selection Meeting…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/23/18) — There will be a principal selection meeting for the South Hopkins Middle School Site-Based Council 3 p.m. Thursday at Hopkins County Board of Education, 320 S. Seminary St., Madisonville. The meeting's purpose is the continuation of the principal selection process. The committee will review input survey results, edit criteria if needed, draft interview questions…
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Princeton Man Charged with Stabbing

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PRINCETON, Ky. (4/23/18) — A Princeton man has been charged with first-degree assault after Kentucky State Police said he stabbed another man during the wee hours of Sunday morning. KSP said Caldwell County Medical Center advised they were treating a stabbing victim with non-life threatening injuries at 12:21 a.m. Sunday. Trooper Joseph Bartolotti responded and started an investigation.…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/23/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Lisa Lee of Dawson Springs was charged April 15 with burglary. Michael Sharp of Madisonville was charged April 21 with theft by unlawful taking (less than $10,000). Jimmy McGregor of Earlington was charged April 21 with driving on a suspended or revoked license. Jacob Todd of Sebree was charged…
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Dawson Springs Police Department…

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (4/23/18) — Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports today: Joseph S. Eli, 49 of Dawson Springs was charged April 11 with theft by unlawful taking-less than $10,000 and third-degree criminal trespassing (Caldwell County). James R. Bivins, 21 of Hanson was charged April 15 with failure to pay court costs or fees. Chad M. Poole, 31 of Dawson Springs was…
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Legislator's Column by Melinda Gibbons…

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BELTON, Ky. (4/23/18) — I would like to continue to summarize highlights of the recent 2018 Session that concluded on Saturday, April 14. Much good work was done that will help citizens across the Commonwealth of all ages and in all walks of life, a few of which are listed below. Major adoption and foster care reforms were passed in HB 1. Some of the measures implemented include policies for…
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Police Bust Alleged Meth Trafficking;…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
MORGANFIELD, Ky. (4/22/18) — A Morganfield woman was charged with drug trafficking after police executed a search warrant at an Enterprise Drive residence Thursday night. Kentucky State Police, Union County Sheriff’s Deputies and Morganfield Police went to the residence at 8 p.m. with a search warrant. Troopers reported locating more than 2 grams of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine,…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: God Keeps Up with the…

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KENTUCKY (4/22/18) — There’s nothing like fishing this time of year. The mornings are cool, the evenings are warm and the fishing can be good most of the day. While most fishermen still prefer to arrive at daylight, some of the best fishing will actually be up in the morning as the sun comes up and warms the water. This really allows more opportunities to hitch up the boat and head to the lake or…
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DAVE SAYS: Reader Asks About Tiny House…

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KENTUCKY (4/22/18) — In this week’s column, Dave Ramsey advises a couple on honoring commitments during Baby Step 1. Dear Dave, My husband and I are just starting Baby Step 1 of your plan. Prior to this, we told my two nephews we would buy them laptop computers for college. They don’t get a lot of encouragement or support from their immediate family, so we try to help them when we can. Should we…
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LBL Children's Day on Farm Planned at…

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LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, Ky. (4/21/18) — Children’s Day on the Farm is Saturday, May 5 at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and up, $4 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under. This year’s theme is “Living Close to the Land.” Children can participate in a variety of hands-on…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: When Barbara Bush Said,…

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KENTUCKY (4/21/18) — I've always admired Barbara Bush. Like millions of others I was saddened to hear about her declining health and then recent death. Many television tributes and well deserved accolades have been verbalized in recent days. Her beautiful funeral service and all that was said from their Houston Episcopal Church was a tribute to one of America's finest ladies. I had the…
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McConnell: Growing Kentucky's Economy…

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KENTUCKY (4/21/18) — For far too long, the federal government has prevented most farmers from growing hemp. Although it was a foundational part of Kentucky’s heritage and today you can buy products made with hemp at stores across the country, most farmers have been barred from planting it in their fields. I have heard from many Kentucky farmers who agree it’s time to remove the federal hurdles in…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/20/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Jerome I. Patterson of Madisonville was charged April 19 with contempt of court. Jason E. Henderson of Madisonville was charged April 19 with contempt of court. Kimberly R. Tucker of Madisonville was charged April 19 with third-degree terroristic threatening. Cherail N. Pettus of Lexington was…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/20/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Brian Bourland of Madisonville was charged April 19 with public intoxication. Jimmy Elrod of Earlington was charged April 19 with driving on a suspended or revoked license, rear license not illuminated and no brake lights. SurfKY News
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Ky. Afield Outdoors: Deciphering the…

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KENTUCKY (4/20/18) — This spring seems like one long continuation of late winter. As soon as we get a warm day, the temperature plunges and we are back in February again. It even snowed on Monday of the third week of April. This up and down weather combined with cold rains has the spring fishing season behind by a few weeks. The spawning runs of white bass into the headwaters of reservoirs are…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/19/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Christopher Eugene Match of Madisonville was charged April 18 with possession of marijuana and failure to pay court fines or fees. Brittany L. Watkins, address unknown, was charged April 18 with failure to pay. Dorene Yates, address unknown, was charged April 18 with failure to pay. Barry T. Toomey…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/19/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Jeffery Dunning of Dawson Springs was charged April 17 with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property (less than $10,000). Michael Sharp of Dawson Springs was charged April 17 with third-degree burglary, second-degree fleeing or evading…

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Barnum D. Hibbs, Jr., 71, of Madisonville

April 23, 2018
MADISONVILLE, KY., — Barnum D. Hibbs, Jr., 71, of Madisonville passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at his home. He was born on September 23, 1946 in Madisonville to the late Freda and Barnum D. Hibbs Sr. Barnum was a self-employed contractor and enjoyed…

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