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Commission Hears More Proposals for Subdividing Mid-Town Commons

March 28, 2015 Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/28/15) — The Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission met for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, March 26. The meeting was called to order by Commission Chairman Tim Thomas and administrative assistant…
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UK Experts to Discuss Cancer Care on KET

Allison Perry
LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/29/15) — Next week, KET will feature three University of Kentucky experts discussing cancer care in a set of programs that will accompany the three-part documentary series Cancer: "The Emperor of All Maladies by Ken Burns." The series, which will air at 9 p.m. March 30, 31 and April 1, is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer… Read More...
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Whitfield Meets with Kentucky Tourism…

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WASHINGTON (3/29/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office Thursday March 26, with representatives of the US Travel Association. Participants included Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary, Bob Stewart; Executive Director of the Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mary Hammond and Executive… Read More...
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Whitfield Meets with Alzheimer's…

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WASHINGTON (3/29/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office Wednesday with representatives of the Alzheimer's Association. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Robert Hankins Read More...
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Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (03/29/2015) — A fire truck siren sounded Saturday at the Madisonville City Park, but not because there was a fire but instead to signal the start of the 15th annual “Eggstravaganza” hosted by Covenant Community Church. Media Marketing Director Leesa Boone said Covenant has been hosting the free event every year since 2000. The staff organized the event, and volunteers helped to… Read More...
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Center for Clinical and Translational…

Mallory Powell
LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/29/15) — More than 700 researchers, students, policymakers and community members gathered March 25 for the 10th annual conference of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science to share research and enhance collaborations with special focus on physical activity across the lifespan and physical inactivity as a disease. According to Dr. Philip Kern, director of the CCTS,… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear, Federal Officials to…

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Multi-agency POWER Initiative makes grant money available for job creation, workforce development in coal communities LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/29/15) – Gov. Steve Beshear Friday joined several federal and state officials to announce the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization initiative, which will award up to $38 million in grants to coal communities to support economic… Read More...
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North American Stainless to Make $150…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/29/15) — A major expansion is in the works in Carroll County. Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday that North American Stainless plans to invest $150 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Ghent. The expansion, which is the company's 11th since it began operations in Kentucky in 1990, will include the addition of 36 new jobs. The company also is celebrating its 25th… Read More...
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Market Commentary - March 29, 2015

Randall L. Franklin
KENTUCKY (3/29/15) — Financial markets gave the Federal Reserve a standing ovation last week. At least, that was Barron's interpretation. What did the Fed do to deserve it? "...the Fed did what everyone expected, signaling that it could raise interest rates at any meeting starting in June. Yet, Yellen and team still found a way to assure the market that it wouldn't do anything rash, insisting… Read More...
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Limited Number of Tickets for Empty…

Kayla Cruse
OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/29/15) — Tickets are now on sale for the annual Empty Bowls of Owensboro, Ky., fundraiser. This year's event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23 in the Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall, 514 East 4th Street. This local event is part of a national movement to raise funds for those in need of food. Tickets are $15 and available at the following locations:… Read More...
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Dave Says - March 29, 2015

Dave Ramsey
KENTUCKY (3/29/15) — This week Dave discusses pay for grades? And, making grown-up choices. Dear Dave, What’s your opinion on rewarding kids with money for getting good grades in school? Joe Dear Joe, Honestly, I don’t have a strong opinion about it one way or the other. We didn’t pay our kids for good grades, but I can’t really think of a strong argument not to pay them for success in school.… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - March 29, 2015

Gary Miller
KENTUCKY (3/29/15) — In my early adult years, March and April meant crappie fishing. During those days I perused every bush and sunken tree in straight creek hollow to find my limit of that tasty fish. Most of the time I was the passenger in my friend's old fish and ski boat. Since we knew where most of the fish were, it really didn't matter how we got to them. And once we were there a good heavy… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of March 29,…

Brent Yonts
KENTUCKY (3/29/15) — Each legislative session ends with the warmer days of spring. Renewal is in the air, along with a hope that we did good work, the "People's Business," as we say in Frankfort, for Kentucky. We did a lot of business over the 29 days that the 2015 annual session was convened. We adjusted the state's booster seat bill to make our child passengers safer, created an income tax… Read More...
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Midea America Corporation to Locate…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/28/15) — Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Thursday that Midea America Corporation plans to locate its first U.S. research and development operation in Jefferson County. Midea, the third-largest appliance maker in the world, plans to create up to 25 new jobs and invest nearly $2.7 million into the project. "This is a very exciting project on many… Read More...
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This Week at the State Capitol

Robert Weber
FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/28/15) — The most talked-about issue of the opening days of the General Assembly's 2015 session was also a main focus of the late-night closing hours of the session as lawmakers struck a bipartisan agreement on a comprehensive bill to battle the state's heroin epidemic. Heroin is devastating Kentucky families in a number of ways, and the legislation lawmakers approved strikes… Read More...
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Tractor Trailer Takes Out Guardrail on…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/28/15) ― Traffic was blocked at the 104 mile maker after a semi tractor trailer took out a guard rail in the southbound lanes of I-69 shortly after midday but one lane has just reopened at about 1:45 p.m. At approximately 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, the vehicle struck the railing for yet unknown reasons and began leaking diesel fuel. The driver is being treated on the… Read More...
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Young Child Dies in Princeton Fire

Chris Rogers, KSP
PRINCETON, Ky. (3/28/15) – The Kentucky State Police is currently investigating a fire that resulted in the death of a 2-year-old child. KSP Post 2 received a call from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department at 11:04 p.m. Friday, March 27 requesting assistance with a fire investigation. The Sheriff’s Department had received a call at 10:05 p.m. of a travel-trailer fire on Bright Hill Road. The… Read More...
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Madisonville Fire Department Reports…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, KY (3/28/15) ― After investigating a Friday morning house fire that displaced a family, city officials reported the blaze possibly originated from an electrical outlet. Madisonville Fire Department responded at 9:34 a.m. after receiving the report of smoke at 447 Sugg St. The residence was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire was extinguished in… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Announces Funding for…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/28/15) — Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday that a $182,000 Community Development Block Grant has been approved for the construction a new WATCH Inc. work facility and the renovation of existing WATCH Inc. facilities in Murray. "For decades, WATCH Inc. has worked with local businesses to provide job training and independent-living skills for disabled individuals in Murray and… Read More...
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Internal Shop Will Maintain Museum's…

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (3/28/15) — At the National Corvette Museum, 2013 and 2014 were record years for car donations, with 13 being received last year, and 12 in 2013 bringing the grand total of Museum-owned Corvettes to 62. For several years the goal has been to launch a department focused solely on maintenance and upkeep of these prized Corvettes. That goal is now a reality. Phillip Wheeler and… Read More...
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Commission Hears More Proposals for…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/28/15) — The Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission met for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, March 26. The meeting was called to order by Commission Chairman Tim Thomas and administrative assistant Cynthia Young called roll. The minutes from the meeting of Feb. 26 were approved as was the financial report with ending date of Feb 28. The HCJPC heard a proposal from… Read More...
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Independence Bank Scholarship Reception…

Lynnsie Fulkerson
KENTUCKY (3/28/15) — Independence Bank awarded a record amount of $91,800 to area high school seniors within its service area at a scholarship reception held Wednesday, March 25. Ten students were chosen as county finalists and awarded the Maurice E. Reisz $500 Scholarship along with a $500 Ernie and Martine Davis Scholarship. The 10 chosen were also competing for the Charles A. Reid $10,000… Read More...
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'Invisible Universe' Opens April 7 at…

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (3/28/15) — Invisible Universe. Viewing Our Cosmos in a Different Light will be presented April 7-May 14 at WKU's Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. About the show: We are simply bystanders in our vast universe, learning about the cosmos by analyzing the light that shines across space. Our eyes do an excellent… Read More...
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Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/28/15) — Four Roses is expanding again. Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday the company plans to build a new bottling facility in Bullitt County. Four Roses is expected to create up to 30 new jobs and invest $8 million into the project. "Four Roses is vital to Kentucky's rich bourbon heritage," said Gov. Beshear. "It's exciting to see the company continue to grow its… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/28/15) ― The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: The Sound of Music presented by Madisonville North Hopkins High School Music Department will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. The story of the von Trapp family has found a place in the hearts of everyone who has experienced it.… 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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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - March 25, 2015

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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...
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Marty Brown: Behind the Scenes Look at America's Got Talent

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/20/15) — During an interview at SurfKY Studios Monday, March 16, country music singer, songwriter Marty Brown alond with his wife and… Read More...

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Mary Brank Stewart, 100, of Greenville

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. — Mary Brank Stewart, 100, of Greenville, KY died Thursday morning March 26, 2015 at 7:15 a.m. at her daughters home in Madisonville, KY. Mary was born January 7, 1915 in…
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