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Hopkins County MLK Day events begin Saturday in Madisonville

January 17, 2020
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/17/20) — The 38th Annual Ecumenical Celebration honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King celebration is set for Saturday at Byrnes Auditorium, 750 Laffoon St. in Madisonville. This year’s theme is titled, “Fulfilling the Dream…

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Girls' 2nd Region All 'A' Classic: Lyon County 48, Dawson Springs 42

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (1/17/20) — Host Dawson Springs fell short as Lyon County pulled away to win 48-42 in the semifinals of the 2nd Region All 'A' Classic on Thursday. With the…
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Butler County man dies during…

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WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (1/17/20) — A Morgantown man died during a Thursday evening crash reported in Warren County. Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an injury accident at Morgantown Road and Highland Church Road at 7:52 p.m., according to a press release. Through investigation, deputies determined a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette was traveling northbound on Morgantown Road, when…
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Ky. Majority passes first bills of 2020…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/17/20) — A bill co-sponsored by Kentucky Sen. C.B. Embry was among the first round of bills to pass during week two of the 2020 Regular Session. Embry said he was pleased to see SB 11 pass from the committee and Senate floor this week, with a majority vote of 29-5. “I was encouraged to see SB 11 pass the Senate with such an overwhelming majority,” Embry said. “We have a lot of…
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Early morning blaze claims life of…

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EDMONSON COUNTY, Ky. (1/17/20) — An Edmonson County woman and her daughter were found deceased in their residence early this morning after a fire broke out in the home off East Hack Road, Kentucky State Police Bowling Green Post 3 reports. KSP says no foul play is suspected related to the incident, and the investigation is ongoing. Edmonson County Dispatch called troopers at 2:18 a.m. to respond…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports — Jan.…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/17/20) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Tiffany Brunker of Earlington was charged Jan. 14 with failure to pay court costs or fines. Katrina Davis of Madisonville was served with a Caldwell County warrant Jan. 15 on the charge of theft by unlawful taking/disposition (controlled substance-less than $10,000). Caleb V. Jones of…
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Senate passes first bills of Regular…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/16/20) — Legislation to move the governor’s race to presidential election years passed out of the state Senate today, making it the first measure to clear the chamber this session. Known as Senate Bill 3, the legislation is a proposed amendment to the Kentucky Constitution. In addition to the governor and the lieutenant governor, who run on the same ticket, the races for state…
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Man found in Ohio River identified as…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (1/16/20) — A man found in the Ohio River has been identified as an 84-year-old male from Louisville, McCracken County Coroner Amanda Melton said in a press release today. He was reported missing from Louisville Sept. 9, 201,8 and found near the Brookport, Illinois bridge Sept. 18, 2018. "His family has requested his name be withheld," Melton wrote. The man was identified thanks to…
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Hanson Site-Based Council meeting…

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HANSON, Ky. (1/16/20) — Hanson Elementary School Site-Based Council meets 7:20 a.m. Wednesday at the school. SurfKY News
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McConnell: Senate passes N. American…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (1/16/20) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the U.S., Mexico and Canada Agreement: ‘Before we turn to the trial in earnest, the Senate has one more major accomplishment to deliver to the American people. ‘Yesterday we began floor consideration of the most significant update to North American…
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Trump declares today as 'Religious…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (1/16/20) — Pres. Donald Trump issued the following proclamation Wednesday declaring today as Religious Freedom Day in the nation: From its opening pages, the story of America has been rooted in the truth that all men and women are endowed with the right to follow their conscience, worship freely, and live in accordance with their convictions. On Religious Freedom Day, we honor…
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Section of I-69 southbound closed in…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (1/16/20) — Interstate 69 southbound is blocked at mile-marker 37 in Marshall County due to an overturned semi, state highway officials reported at 8:47 a.m. today. This crash is along I-69 between Benton and Mayfield, about 3 miles south of the U.S. 641 Spur Benton Interchange, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd said. The southbound passage through that area is…
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Hopkins County government services…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/16/20) — Hopkins County Government Center and Public Works/Sanitation departments including Hopkins County Convenience Centers, will be closed Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, county officials reported. SurfKY News
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/15/20) — Madisonville Police Department released the following report today: Devin Todd of Madisonville was charged Jan. 14 with failure to appear in court. SurfKY News
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Health officials rule out infectious…

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UPDATE: FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/15/20) — Kentucky Department for Public Health reported the agency was notified today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all test results of a potential infectious disease at Barbourville Appalachian Regional Healthcare hospital are negative. “My administration took immediate action working with officials to quickly respond and we are pleased to…
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Madisonville Airport Board meeting…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/15/20) — A special called meeting of the Madisonville Regional Airport Board will be held 5 p.m. Thursday at the airport terminal building, 162 Airport Road, Madisonville. The purpose of the meeting is to select an engineering firm for services to the airport. SurfKY News
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CPE reports higher education benefits…

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KENTUCKY (1/15/20) — A new report issued by the Council on Postsecondary Education shows that college still pays for those who earn postsecondary credentials, and that state allocations for public higher education more than pay for themselves. Higher Education’s Return on Investment report examines the return on investment for both the individual student and the state as a whole. Using the…
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OCTC fall 2019 Dean's List

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (1/15/20) — Owensboro Community and Technical College Dean's List recognizes the acadmeic excellence of full-time students in fall 2019 who earned at least a 3.5 GPA. Students completed 12 hours or more of course work numbered 100 or above and part-time students enrolled in three-11 credit hours having a cumulative 3.5 GPA and successfully completed a total of at least 15 KCTCS…

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Martha Lou Childress, 78 of Dawson Springs

January 17, 2020
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky., — Martha Lou Childress, 78 of Dawson Springs, passed away on January 15 at Tradewater Pointe, Dawson Springs. Visitation for Martha Lou Childress will be Friday, January 17, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson…

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