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Hopkins School System Has More Hiring to Do

August 04, 2015 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…
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Traffic Advisory for Owensboro

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OWENSBORO Ky. (8/4/15) — Kenergy plans an outage in the Owensboro area to allow a transformer to be replaced. This utility work will require cutting power to the traffic signal at the KY 298/Old Hartford Road Intersection with KY 3143/Fairview Drive/Foors Lane in Owensboro on Wednesday morning, August 5, 2015. This signal is expected to be out of service from about 6:30 a.m., CDT, on Wednesday to… Read More...
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Many Cell Users, Some Landlines Without…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
KENTUCKY (8/4/15) ― Many cell phone and landline users across part of the southeastern U.S. are experiencing problems, according to AT&T spokeswoman Cathy Lewandowski. According to several media outlets across the state, not only are AT&T customers affected but also Verizon. Lewandowski could not provide specifics regarding the outages such as the cause, number of customers affected and estimated… Read More...
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School Board Chairman Resigns

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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (8/4/15) — A Muhlenberg County School Board Member has resigned. According to a news release from Muhlenberg County Schools, Board Chairman Darrell Bowers resigned effective July 31 due to health concerns. Bowers has been on the board since January 2013. A member of the school system expressed that Bowers will be missed by the board and district. SurfKY NewsInformation… Read More...
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Madisonville Fire Department Reports

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, KY (8/4/15) — A woman rescued from a burning apartment was hospitalized for smoke inhalation, according to a Madisonville Fire Department report. The unidentified resident was reported to have started the fire unintentionally, while using a candle on a bed. According to MFD, crews were dispatched at 11:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 to 1300 Eastside Lane, Apartment No. 53, where heavy… Read More...
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Riddle Insurance Moves Madisonville…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/4/15) — The reality of a new 65,000-square-foot Postsecondary Education Center to be built on the Madisonville Community College campus moved another step closer to its $5 million goal today. The local community has to raise 25 percent of $20 million to build under the state’s Build Smart Program. Today, Riddle Insurance donated $10,000 to the project leaving only $190,000 to… Read More...
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Division of Waste Management Requests…

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The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Division of Waste Management (DWM) is calling for grant applications for two waste-management programs: the cleanup of illegal dumps, and the cleanup of litter along public roads. Read More...
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Single Vehicle Collision Sends Two to…

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (8/4/15) — On 08/03/2015 at approximately 2141 hrs. the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a single vehicle collision with injuries at 6680 Clinton Road. On scene investigation showed that Kaley Jones, a 16 year old from Kevil, KY was operating a 2003 Toyota Camry when she swerved off the roadway trying to avoid an animal in her path of travel. She… Read More...
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Several Western Kentucky Counties Among…

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Frankfort, Ky. (8/4/15) – Gov. Steve Beshear announced today that fiscal courts in 34 counties will receive refunds totaling $266,141.66 from mining permit and acreage fees. “Our coal-producing counties are our partners, and these funds provide a direct benefit for their efforts,” said Gov. Beshear. “Every effort is being made by this administration to help the mining industry extract coal in a… Read More...
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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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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

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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 Most Wanted - Top 10

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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

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
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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MCCH Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

MURRAY, Ky. (8/2/15) — World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1-7 and Murray-Calloway County Hospital is celebrating with giveaways for new moms who breastfeed. Read More

Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival Set for Aug. 7-8 in Henderson

HENDERSON, Ky. (8/2/15) — Thirty years, over 250 bands, one riverfront location, one of the first festivals of its kind in Henderson. Bluegrass in the Park… Read More

Spinal Cord Injury Patient's Foundation Sponsors 'Crawford's Kid' for Therapy Visit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/2/15) – Four-year-old Evander Conroy is visiting Louisville this summer from his home in Sydney, Australia to continue therapy designed to… Read More

Outdoor Truths - Aug. 2, 2015

KENTUCKY (8/2/15) — Alright guys, it's officially ok to admit that you're getting the deer hunting bug. I think the certified time for confession is after the… Read More

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KENTUCKY (8/2/15) — The construction industry apprenticeships that we talked about last week are only one inroad toward a better Kentucky economy. Another is… Read More

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KENTUCKY (8/2/15) — This week Dave discusses your wake-up call and what percentage? Dear Dave, My husband and I are both 50, and we make about $50,000 a year.… Read More

Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games to Be Held in October

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/1/15) — The Bluegrass State's many outdoor recreational activities will be highlighted this October during a series of competitive events… Read More

South Korean Automotive Supplier INFAC North America to Expand in Campbellsville

FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/1/15) — A company that found a home in Taylor County seven years ago has found so much success that it is now time to grow. Gov. Steve… Read More

Knight Crowned 2015 Miss Pre-Teen Hopkins County Fair

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

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