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August 27, 2015 Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/27/15) — Madisonville-North Hopkins High School was on lockdown for a brief period this morning after a call about a suspicious person near the school property was made to Central Dispatch. Police indicated they…
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/27/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Thursday, Aug. 27. Joseph G. Sheets, of Madisonville, was charged Aug. 26 with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence with no visible sign of injury. Joey D. Locke, of Madisonville, was charged Aug. 26 on a Hopkins County warrant for first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree criminal mischief,… Read More...
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Maroon Football Boosters Reviving…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/27/15) — The Madisonville-North Hopkins High School Maroon Football Booster Club is reviving the “Quarterback Club” for the 2015 football season. The first meeting will be 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28 at the Badgett Complex Multipurpose Room. Tomorrow's meeting is in advance of the Maroon's season opener against Evansville Harrison. Coach Burgett will be going over the scouting… Read More...
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KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/27/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on Aug. 27, 2015, at approximately 11:37 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown and the Louisville Metro Police Dept., arrested a Jefferson County man on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. The report said… Read More...
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UPDATE - KSP Responds to Injury…

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TRIGG COUNTY, Ky. (8/27/15) — Derrick Bacon succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on Aug. 26, 2015 at 3:15 p.m., at Skyline Medical in Nashville, Tenn. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Kentucky State Police ORIGINAL STORY TRIGG COUNTY, Ky. (8/26/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, a 2004 Kia Amanti was traveling southbound on Maple Grove Road around 11:10 a.m., on… Read More...
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UPDATE - OPD Investigates Boiler Room…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/27/15) — According to an Owensboro Police Department report, OPD has charged two persons believed to be involved in this crime. The report said at approximately 6:13 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, detectives charged Chandler E. Powell, 21, with robbery. At approximately 11:56 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, detectives charged David B. Reisz, 32, with robbery. Both subjects are lodged in… Read More...
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More Students Need Scholarships to…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (8/27/15) — A college education might have been out of reach for McCracken County resident Jade Townsley if not for the kindness of strangers. "Without the scholarship I received, I really don't know what I would have done," said Townsley, a sophomore at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. "I'm not sure I would have even been able to go to college." As more students seek… Read More...
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Thistle Cottage September Exhibit…

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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (8/27/15) — September's exhibit at Muhlenberg County Public Libraries' Thistle Cottage will be works from woodcrafter Rod Austin. Austin lives in nearby McLean County, and he uses his woodworking skill to create beautiful pieces of furniture, sculptures and even working guitars, several of which have been custom-made for local musicians. Austin will visit Thistle Cottage… Read More...
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Aviation Day to Land in Frankfort

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/27/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, in conjunction with the Kentucky National Guard, will host Aviation Day at Capital City Airport from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 19 in Frankfort, Ky. "The purpose of Aviation Day is to spotlight the Capital City Airport and give folks an opportunity to come out and see the wide variety of aircraft that fly in here," airport… Read More...
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Ford Promoted to Deputy Warden at…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/27/15) — Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna H. Thompson today announced the promotion of Steven Ford to deputy warden at Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville. His promotion is effective Sept. 1. Ford began his career with the Department of Corrections in May 1997 as a correctional officer at the Green River Correctional Complex. In 1999, he was promoted… Read More...
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Driver Injured after Swerving to Avoid…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/27/15) — A man was taken to the hospital by ambulance after he swerved to miss an animal that ran in his path along McCoy Avenue, shortly before 11 a.m. today. Madisonville Police said at the scene the driver ran into a ditch between Country Cupboard and Salvation Army to avoid hitting what he thought was a dog. Madisonville Fire Department assisted Medical Center Ambulance… Read More...
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All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/27/15) — Madisonville-North Hopkins High School was on lockdown for a brief period this morning after a call about a suspicious person near the school property was made to Central Dispatch. Police indicated they checked areas outside of school grounds and found nothing suspicious. Several Madisonville Police Department squad cars were seen surrounding the school at about… Read More...
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Rep. Steve Riggs Challenges State,…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/27/15) — After visiting the Kentucky State Fair and noting its long-standing emphasis on agriculture, state Rep. Steve Riggs said he is calling on his fellow legislators and those managing local and state government auto fleets to buy more flex-fuel vehicles and increase their use of E85 fuel. "Kentucky has a strong, diverse farming community, but we can and should be doing more… Read More...
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Jobless Rates down in 115 Kentucky…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/27/15) — Unemployment rates fell in 115 Kentucky counties between July 2014 and July 2015, but rose in five counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 4 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Owen counties,… Read More...
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Remember Alison Parker, Adam Ward Not…

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KENTUCKY (8/27/15) — WDBJ-TV Virginia television reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward were executed while doing their jobs. They were good people who were successful at what they did and loved their work. The insane ex-reporter who murdered them on live television killed himself. There are reports of some wacky manifesto and a faxed message to ABC about his state of mind. His state of mind was… Read More...
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Upcoming Events at Land Between the…

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KENTUCKY (8/27/15) — Land Between the Lakes offers a variety of fun programs for all ages and interests. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 295:30 and 7 p.m. - Laser Light Shows - Golden Pond PlanetariumListen to your favorite retro, country, pop, or rock artists as laser lights dance across the 40-foot theater dome. Even if you have seen our laser shows before, you have never seen them like this.… Read More...
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Lane Restriction on US 60 in Critenden…

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CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ky. (8/27/15) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on a section of US 60 in Crittenden County on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 27 and 28, 2015. This lane restriction at US 60 mile point 18.5 is to allow high traction coating to be placed on the curve at the top of Rosebud Hill near the US 60 intersection with Nunn Switch Road.… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/27/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015. Powerball Wednesday 2 - 22 - 32 - 45 - 56 - 12 Power Play 5 Pick 3 Wednesday Midday 5 - 6 - 9 Wednesday Evening 1 - 4 - 6 Pick 4 Wednesday Midday 9 - 7 - 2 - 8 Wednesday Evening 5 - 8 - 6 - 8 Cash Ball Wednesday 8 - 11 - 25 - 30 - 3 Kicker 2 - 4 - 2 - 0 - 1 5 Cash Card Wednesday… Read More...
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Four Face Meth Charges

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (8/27/15) — According to a McCracken County Sheriff's Department report, MCSD arrested four McCracken County residents and charged them with Methamphetamine offenses on Aug. 26, 2015. The report said detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Allison Kaletch, 31, after an investigation during the month of August revealed that she was selling Methamphetamine. During that… Read More...
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Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug.…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/27/15) — The Kentucky Career Center Office of Employment and Training will be hosting a blood drive for Baptist Health Blood Bank from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. Center staff are inviting all county and city officials, city, county, federal and state employees, police officers, firefighters, sheriff's deputies, businesses and business owners as well as all employees to… Read More...
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'A Raffle Straight from the Stars'

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KELLY, Ky. (8/27/15) — In a world where video games and TV dominate the entertainment factor with most children, our schools, the health care system and the employment pool display how these things have negatively impacted the lives of our youth. Attention and scholastic achievement issues, juvenile health problems and lack of employable skills are plaguing our society and it is time that we take… Read More...
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Annual Lyon County between the Rivers…

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KENTUCKY (8/27/15) — Former residents of the Lyon County, Ky., portion of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will gather for their annual Homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Star Camp Picnic Area, on the northern portion of Land Between The Lakes. All former residents, relatives, and friends are invited. Those attending should bring food, beverages, lawn chairs and any other picnic… Read More...
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Legislators Preview Election 2015

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KENTUCKY (8/26/15) — If the informal observations of the state’s legislative leadership are accurate, Kentuckians aren’t paying much attention to this year’s elections. In fact, the commonwealth’s voters are more focused on the 2016 presidential race than on the gubernatorial election that’s a mere 12 weeks away. Despite that apparent lack of interest, the leaders of the House and Senate appeared… Read More...
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Roads Closed in Paducah by Gas Leak

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PADUCAH, Ky. (8/26/15) — The Interstate 24 Downtown Business Loop/US 60-Business/South Third Street in Paducah is closed near the intersection with Husbands Street due to a gas leak. This is along South Third Street in about the 1100 Block. Traffic will be blocked in both directions to allow excavation work to repair the gas line. The roadway is expected to remain closed overnight possibly… Read More...
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Two Chicago Men Indicted for…

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KENTUCKY (8/26/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, two Chicago men have been indicted by the United States District Court in Louisville following a 13-month joint investigation by the Kentucky State Police Vehicle Investigations Branch, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Illinois State Police, CargoNet and the FBI. The report said the indictments stem from multiple cargo… Read More...
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Big 12/SEC Challenge Television Schedule

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KENTUCKY (8/26/15) — ESPN announced the television network designations and start times for the third annual Big 12/SEC Challenge Presented by Sonic on Wednesday Eight of the 10 games will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2 and two games will air on ESPNU. All 10 games will also be available via WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and… Read More...
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Two Vehicle Collision Sends Both…

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HENDERSON, Ky. (8/26/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on Aug. 25, 2015, HPD responded to an accident with injury. The report said according to a witness Amanda Williams, 26, of Evansville was north on US 41 in the turning lane. Vanessa Knight, 27, of Sebree was pulling out of the Super 8 motel parking lot to make a left turn on US 41. The vehicles impacted in the roadway… Read More...
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Owensboro Man Faces Multiple Drug…

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (8/26/15) — According to a Daviess County Sheriff's Office report, DCSO responded to the 5000 Block of Webster Lane in reference to warrant service. The report said upon arrival the officer knocked, announced, and was invited in the residence and advised Thomas E. Benningfield was in the back room. Benningfield, of Owensboro, was arrested on three unrelated warrants of arrest.… Read More...
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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - August…

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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Maroons Shut out Hopkins County Central

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/26/15) — Madisonville-North Hopkins blanked visiting Hopkins County Central 5-0 in a boys' high school soccer game on Monday. Longtime Second Region rivals, Madisonville-North Hopkins and Hopkins County Central met for an early-season match. With the win, Madisonville-North Hopkins improved to 2-1. Hopkins County Central slipped to 0-3 with the loss. Phil Ashley and Noah… Read More...
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Lady Maroons Shut out Dawson Springs,…

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (8/26/15) — The Madisonville-North Hopkins Lady Maroons shut out the Dawson Springs Lady Panthers 6-0 in a girls' high school soccer game on Monday. With the win, Madisonville-North Hopkins improved to 3-0. Dawson Springs dropped to 1-2-1 with the loss. Isabelle Stanfield led Madisonville-North Hopkins with two goals. Joining Stanfield in the Madisonville-North Hopkins scoring… Read More...

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GREENVILLE, Ky. (8/11/15) — Community Health Centers of Western Kentucky is featured in this SurfKY News Spotlight. Gary GatesSurfKY News Read More...
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Local Law Enforcement Serves Special Olympics by Serving Food, Fun

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/22/15) — Members of law enforcement gathered today for one cause — to raise money for Special Olympics through the “Tip a Cop” fundraiser… Read More...
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Spectacular September Coming to Glema Mahr Center

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/7/15) — Brad Downall, director of the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, describes the events coming in September at the center. Visit… Read More...
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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - August 26, 2015

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Berry Employees Accept Kickin' Kafe 'Battle of the Burgers' Challenge

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