Madisonville - Hopkins County News

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CASA Child Abuse Prevention Month Kicks Off

April 01, 2015 Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, KY. (04/01/15) – Dedicated, compassionate, patient, kind-hearted, caring and committed were all words used to describe people that work with children as the Hopkins County Family…

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WKS Season-Opener Set for Saturday

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MADSIONVILLE, Ky. (3/30/15) — Western Kentucky Speedway will host its season-opening race night on Saturday, April 4. Pit admission is $25, grand stand admission is $10 and all divisions will be… Read More...

Hopkins County YMCA Pool Closed; Stroke Clinic Scheduled

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/30/15) — The Hopkins County Family YMCA pool is closed for unexpected maintenance and repairs. The pool will be reopened after maintenance is performed and repairs completed.… Read More...

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St. Xavier Stays on Top in State Poll

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (4/1/15) — St. Xavier maintains the top spot in the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 20, which was released earlier in the… Read More...
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Late Innings Lift Hoosiers to Midweek Win

LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/1/15) — Brad Hartong hit the go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, one of three straight two-run inning to end the game, pacing the… Read More...
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Two Wildcats in Top 10 at Bulls Bay

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/31/15) — Two Kentucky men's golfers rank among the Top 10 on the individual leaderboard following two rounds of play at the Hootie at Bulls… Read More...
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Spencer Jack Tabbed SEC Pitcher of the Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/30/15) — After earning the 12th-inning save in Kentucky's series-opening win at No. 1 LSU and the win in the 11-inning marathon in the series… Read More...

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Dave Ramsey Celebrates National…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (4/1/15) — To celebrate National Financial Literacy Month, New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dave Ramsey is inviting high school students across the country to test their personal finance knowledge by taking The Financial Literacy Challenge. Students who score 100 percent on the online quiz are eligible to win prizes, including one… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Ceremonially Signs MSA…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/1/15) — Governor Steve Beshear today joined Kentucky's Attorney General and state lawmakers to ceremonially sign House Bill 512 that helps protect and preserve Kentucky's future Master Settlement Agreement payments. MSA payments support Kentucky's agricultural diversification programs, and provide critical health care and early childhood development services for all Kentuckians.… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/1/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday, April 1. Wayne R. Winningham, of Providence, was charged March 31 on a Webster County warrant for contempt of court and on a Hopkins County warrant for non-payment of fines. Charles W. Berto, of Madisonville, was charged March 31 with alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Ceremonially Signs HB 440,…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/1/15) — Joined by legislators and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Governor Steve Beshear signed two bills which update laws for nonprofit organizations and which provide additional protections for victims of domestic violence. House Bill 440 This legislation brings Kentucky law in line with more than 15 other states by updating rules for informal nonprofit entities… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/1/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Wednesday, April 1. Mark Phelps, of Nortonville, was charged March 31 first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12 years of age. Timothy A. Hardy, of Dawson Springs, was charged March 30 with third-degree terroristic threatening. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office Read More...
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Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/1/15) — The following fines were handed down in Hopkins District Court recently: Corinna R. Estrada, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, $643. Charles R. Gentry III, first-degree disorderly conduct, enroll in counseling, $209. Stephen L. Martin, improper equipment, driving on a suspended or revoked license, $203. Christopher E. Murphy, driving under the… Read More...
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KSP Post 2 Activity Report - March 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/1/15) — Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of March 2015: Arrested 31 Impaired Drivers Issued a Total of 1,237 Citations Issued 342 Speeding Citations Issued 173 Seatbelt Citations Issued 16 Child Restraint Citations Issued 411 Courtesy Notices Investigated 64 Traffic Crashes Assisted 295 Stranded Motorists… Read More...
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Shoulder Restriction on I-69 Southbound…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/1/15) — A contractor is setting up a shoulder restriction on Interstate 69 in Hopkins County today, April 1. The contractor will be cleaning up a diesel fuel spill from a recent truck crash along the I-69 southbound lanes near the 104 mile marker. Motorists should use appropriate caution in the area. The work should be completed today. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Tuesday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/1/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Tuesday March 31, 2015. Mega Millions Tuesday 8 - 26 - 41 - 61 - 73 - 11 Megaplier 5 Pick 3 Tuesday Midday 5 - 1 - 5 Tuesday Evening 5 - 0 - 9 Pick 4 Tuesday Midday 8 - 2 - 6 - 8 Tuesday Evening 7 - 8 - 4 - 0 Cash Ball Tuesday 13 - 22 - 29 - 33 - 11 Kicker 3 - 9 - 7 - 6 - 0 5 Cash Card Tuesday 9H - 2C - 3C… Read More...
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The Big Deal about Budgeting - by…

KENTUCKY (4/1/15) — If I told you that you could get a raise without earning more income, would you take it? Of course you would. Many people who budget for the first time feel like they got a raise. That’s because they’re discovering money they didn’t realize they had. They’re usually stunned by how much they’re actually spending at restaurants, on movies, or on gym memberships they only use… Read More...
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Relay for Life Sponsoring Superheroes…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/1/15) — Hopkins County Relay for Life is sponsoring a “Superheroes Pancake Breakfast” at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 18 at West Kentucky Consistory, 668 S Park Ave, Madisonville. Tickets are $5 each, and can be purchased by contacting Laura at (270) 871-5063. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Hopkins County Relay for Life Read More...
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Attorney General Conway Announces…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/1/15) — Attorney General Jack Conway announced March 30, that his office will again host training for police officers and prosecutors about the effective prosecution of DUI cases involving drugs. A regional seminar is being held March 31 through April 2 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Covington, Ky. The training is coordinated through the Office of the Attorney General's Traffic… Read More...
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Officials Anticipate Increase in Forest…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/31/15) — The Division of Forestry is reminding Kentuckians that it is spring forest fire hazard season. Since March 16, the division has battled more than 98 forest fires, damaging more than 1,320 acres. This week's weather forecast is cause for concern. "The forecast for warmer, dryer weather this week has the division concerned about the potential for an additional increase in… Read More...
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Kentucky Small Businesses Can Still…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/31/15) — Want to take your business global? There's still time to sign up for Gov. Steve Beshear's Kentucky Export Initiative trade mission to Canada. The deadline to register for the May 25-30 trade mission has been extended to April 7. Numerous companies have already signed up, and only a few openings remain. Grant funding through the State Trade Export Promotion program is… Read More...
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'Protectors' to Present Programs in…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/31/15) — The Protectors organization will present two Community Night programs in Hopkins County Schools focused on building a "Courageous Community" to provide a safe and supportive place for our children to grow up. The Community Nights' doors open at 5:45 each evening Tuesday, March 31, at Hopkins County Central and Thursday, April 2, at Madisonville North Hopkins.. Area… Read More...
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Whitfield and DeGette Introduce…

WASHINGTON (3/31/15) — U.S. Representatives Ed Whitfield (R-KY-01) and Diana DeGette (D-CO-01), Co-chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, recently introduced H.R. 1726, the Access to Quality Diabetes Education Act of 2015, and H.R. 1727, the Medicare Safe Needle Disposal Coverage Act of 201, and H.R. 1686, The Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act, to improve the lives of people with diabetes… Read More...
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Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/31/15) — The following misdemeanor indictments were recently handed down by a Hopkins County Grand Jury. Misty Caudill, 39, of Madisonville, second-degree criminal mischief, alcohol intoxication in a public place and second-degree disorderly conduct. Jonathan Cobb, 30, of Madisonville, second-degree possession of a controlled substance/Hydrocodone and possession of a… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Reports Released -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/31/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, March 31. Brandon T. Russell, of Madisonville, was charged March 30 with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol/etc, failure to wear seat belt, failure to produce insurance card and operating a vehicle with an expired license. John E. Peace, Jr., was charged March 30… Read More...
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Budget Committee Meeting April 2

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/31/15) — The Hopkins Fiscal Court Budget, Audit and Personnel Committee will have a special called meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 North Main Street, Madisonville, Ky. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Kim Blue Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/31/15) ― The following meetings and events are scheduled this week: The City of Hanson will have a regular scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. For more information, call (270) 322-8521. The Madisonville-Hopkins County 1 Million Cups weekly program to engage and connect entrepreneurs will be held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 1 at Brother’s BBQ. For more… Read More...

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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - April 1, 2015

Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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Glema Center April Schedule Features Jo Dee Messina

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/31/15) — Glema Mahr Center for the Arts Director Brad Downall highlights the upcoming schedule for April during a video interview with… Read More...
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VIDEO: Shoe Charity Expands to 'Sweet Sixteen' Counties in Kentucky

What started as a solution to a need of one county’s children, soon spread into a cause that now assists 16 Kentucky counties by providing shoes for students.… Read More...
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VIDEO: Educators, Leaders Share 'State of Education'

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — The Madisonville - Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon to discuss the state of education for Hopkins County and… Read More...
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MPD Officer Offers Pedestrian Safety Tips

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/24/15) — Simple precautions to take with pedestrian safety. Lt. Billy Poe of the Madisonville Police Department offers these tips to… Read More...
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Marty Brown: Story Behind 'Whatever Makes You Smile'

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/24/15) — During an interview at SurfKY Studios, country music singer, songwriter Marty Brown along with his wife Shellie shared the story… Read More...
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Marty Brown: 'I'm From the Country' and We Like It That Way!

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/23/15) — During an interview at SurfKY Studios Monday, March 16, country music singer, songwriter Marty Brown along with his wife Shellie… Read More...
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First Baptist Gearing Up for Easter Weekend

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/22/15) — Dr. Stephen Seaford, Interim Pastor of First Baptist Madisonville spoke with SurfKY this week about their upcoming Easter… Read More...

Hopkins County Obituaries

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Sallie H. Stearman, 97, of Barnsley, Ky.

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Sallie H. Stearman, 97, of Barnsley, Ky. passed away at NHC Madisonville on Monday, March 30, 2015. She was born Oct.…
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Carver, Clutch Hitting Lead Mustangs over Hancock County

HAWESVILLE, Ky. (4/1/15) — Muhlenberg County earned its fifth win of the season on Tuesday evening, topping host… Read More

Cadiz Police Arrest Report - March 31, 2015

CADIZ, Ky. (3/31/15) — The Cadiz Police Department released the following report. Officer Aaron Acree arrested William… Read More
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Hopkins KFB Manager Named Manager of Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — Jarrett Brown, LUTCF, Agency Manager of the Hopkins County–Center Street Agency for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, has been named…

VIDEO: Educators, Leaders Share 'State of Education'

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — The Madisonville - Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon to discuss the state of education for Hopkins County and…

Easter Cuties Pageant Raises Funds for Shanice Bean Family

WHITE PLAINS, Ky. (3/30/15) — Beauties and beaus strutted the stage in the “Easter Cuties Pageant,” in memory of Shanice Bean, Saturday, March 28 at Life Point…

Teams 'Dodge for the Cure' during Relay for Life Fundraiser

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/15) — Relay for Life Hopkins County hosted its fourth annual “Dodge for the Cure” dodge ball tournament fundraiser on Saturday, March…

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