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Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/3/15) ― Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident Saturday morning. According to a Hopkins County Sheriff’s report, Jessie Skaggs, 51, and passenger Dorris Skaggs, 52, both of Madisonville, were traveling…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports

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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 offenses. Christopher W. Clark, Madisonville, was charged Aug. 3 with first-degree criminal trespass. Debra L. Dexter, Madisonville, was charged Aug. 3 on a Hopkins… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Requests Federal Disaster…

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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 July 11-20 caused heavy rain and flash flooding, which claimed lives, washed out roads and forced people from their homes in the affected communities. In his… Read More...
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UPDATE: Escaped Inmate Captured,…

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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 at a East Short Street residence today in Clay. He was charged with second-degree escape and lodged in the Webster County Jail. Information provided by Trooper… Read More...
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KSP Post 2 July 2015 Activity Report

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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 Issued 159 Seatbelt Citations Issued 16 Child Restraint Citations Issued 664 Courtesy Notices Investigated 69 Traffic Crashes Assisted 230 Stranded Motorists… Read More...
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2015 RIVERfront Concert Series This…

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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 band Adam & The H-Bombs hitting the stage from 6 until 7 p.m. and then Tee Dee Young Blues Band from 7 until 8:30 p.m. The free concerts began in May and are held… Read More...
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Judge Proclaims Larry Wilson Day in…

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 Day during a Fiscal Court meeting at the Government Center. Carroll said he knew the U.S. Army veteran for 40 years and considered him a true friend, who… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Reports Released

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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 Springs, was charged July 31 with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. with aggravated circumstances – first offense and no… Read More...
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Pet of the Day - August

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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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Republican Caucus Issues Planned…

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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 health departments to “Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky.” The Cabinet official claimed that only federal funds were involved. The source of these public… Read More...
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Protecting Kentucky Families Following…

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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 flooding, particularly those in Johnson County who have suffered loss of life. Be assured, my office stands ready to investigate and prosecute anyone who seeks… Read More...
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KSP Post 2 Trooper Recognized for…

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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 seatbelts and child restraints in motor vehicles. Palmer issued 317 citations for the enforcement period of June 11, 2014 through June 10, 2015. Palmer, who is a… Read More...
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Economic Development Corporation…

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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 program, Synergize, will offer free advice from established business owners to assist with business plans, entity formation, marketing strategies, cash flow, balance… Read More...
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Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

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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 Chevrolet Cobalt headed south at 3:28 p.m. on U.S. 431 while Hannah Dowell, 25, Central City, was driving a 2000 Dodge Caravan headed north on U.S. 431. The report… Read More...
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Justice Cabinet Announces $2 Million in…

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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 STOP grants may be used to support service delivery and related assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault. All… Read More...
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WKCTC Now Tobacco-Free Campus

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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 consisted of faculty, staff and students who conducted extensive research to create a comprehensive tobacco-free proposal for the campus. WKCTC faculty and staff voted… Read More...
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Baptist Health Paducah Receives Women's…

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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 patient satisfaction and recommendation scores. All scoring is objective and uniform and the Women's Choice Award accepts no payment in exchange for placement on… Read More...
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Tennessee Man Wanted in Death…

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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 investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Jonathan Backer, 28, Puryear, Tenn., for tampering with physical evidence. Backer has been driving a white 1997… Read More...
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No. 9 Steakhouse Owners Working to…

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 calculate the heavy smoke has done more damage than originally estimated, with the target grand reopening for No. 9 Steakhouse set for the first of December.… Read More...
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Hopkins School System Has More Hiring…

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 to increase minority hiring, there have been two new minority certified hires and six new minority classified hires, said Superintendent Linda Zellich. The board… Read More...
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Market Commentary – Aug. 4, 2015

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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 seven months. For every sector that has delivered performance gains (for instance, healthcare, software, and consumer discretionary), there has been one with losses… Read More...
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HPD Investigates Alleged Burglary

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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 suspects entered his garage and house and stole items valued over $1,000 sometime overnight. Any helpful information should be relayed to the Henderson Crime Stoppers… Read More...
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HPD Searching for Suspect Involved in…

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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 suspects entered his garage and stole items valued over $1,000 sometime overnight. Any helpful information should be relayed to the Henderson Crime Stoppers at (270)… Read More...
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Whitfield Vows to Fight Obama's Legacy…

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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 as the "Clean Power Plan." "This rule is nothing more than a backdoor cap and trade policy executed through an unprecedented power grab by the EPA under the… Read More...
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McConnell Reacts to President's EPA…

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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 blow to the economy and to the Middle-Class. "He'll unveil regressive regulations that are set to harm struggling workers and families. "They're projected to cost… Read More...

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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Berry Employees Accept Kickin' Kafe 'Battle of the Burgers' Challenge

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/24/15) – What’s for breakfast this sunny Friday morning? For a group of Berry Plastics third-shift employees, it was a healthy 5-pound… Read More...
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Nation's Oldest Travel Team Tournament Still Running Strong

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (7/20/15) — SurfKY News was at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville over the weekend for the Kentucky Hoopfest directed by Hopkins County… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Warn Homeowners of Potential Scams

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/17/15) - Madisonville Police Department's Lt. Billy Poe shares a few tips about protecting the public from scams. This is a public service… Read More...
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MUHLENBERG, Ky. (7/17/15) — Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Deputy Alex Piper needs help in locating 10 fugitives. Anyone with information regarding the location… Read More...
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College Bound Muhlenberg Student Shares Essay with Chamber

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GREENVILLE, Ky. (7/9/15) – Greater Muhlenberg Chamber of Commerce recognized Andrew Vincent during the July 9 noon luncheon meeting. Andrew was a recipient of… Read More...
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Splendor of Adsmore Shared with Historical Society

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/16/15) — Hopkins County Historical Society met for their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9th. This month the group was honored to have… Read More...
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Community Joins Together to Pray for Nation

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SurfKY News was in downtown Greenville, Kentucky today to witness prayer and art on the courthouse square. Read More...

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Rev. Benjamin Francis Luther, 83, of Central City

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (8/4/15) — Rev. Benjamin Francis Luther, 83, of Central City, died Saturday, August 1, 2015, at 4:40 a.m. at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Rev. Luther was born December 14,…
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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (08/01/15) — The 12th Annual Miss Pre-Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant took place on Friday evening in the Eddie Ballad Convention Center… Read More

First United Bank Staff Enjoys Corn Hole Tourney as Team Building Exercise

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (08/01/15) ― The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • First United Methodist Church, Keigan Street, Dawson… Read More

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KENTUCKY (8/1/15) — SurfKY News is pleased to offer live video streaming of the Fancy Farm Picnic. Video provided by KET About the Fancy Farm Picnic Every year… Read More

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MURRAY, Ky. (8/1/15) — The Blood Donor Center at Murray-Calloway County Hospital was given a stellar “no deficiencies” rating by the Office of Inspector… Read More

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