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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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Employers, Employees Should Prepare for…

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KENTUCKY (8/5/15) — On Jan. 1, employers and employees are facing much higher health care premiums, regulations and paperwork. The greatest cost impact will be to employers with 50 to 99 employees who will face new Affordable Care Act requirements. Insurance companies are predicting a deluge of new plan applications as thousands of small companies attempt to sign up their companies and employees.… Read More...
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Joint Kentucky-Indiana bridge project…

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An innovative, joint project by Kentucky and Indiana to replace a deteriorating Ohio River bridge with minimal disruption of river navigation and cross-river traffic has been singled out for a prestigious transportation award. Read More...
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Symphony and Cape Air Partner To Fill…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/4/15) — The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra announced today a grand slam giveaway for all of it Subscription Series season ticket holders. Cape Air's Cardinal Home-Run Getaway will fly one lucky Symphony Subscription Series Subscriber and a guest roundtrip from Owensboro to St. Louis to watch the Cardinals take on the Miami Marlins on August 15, 2015. The winner of the package will… Read More...
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Attorney General Conway Warns Kentucky…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/4/15) – Attorney General Jack Conway is warning Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Recently, Attorney General Conway’s Office of Consumer Protection has received calls from consumers who report that they have been contacted by scammers identifying themselves as IRS… Read More...
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Beth Strawn announces her resignation…

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HENDERSON, Ky. (8/4/15) — The Downtown Henderson Partnership announced today that Beth Strawn has formally resigned from her position as Executive Director. Strawn has been Executive Director for 4 years and was the Events Coordinator for 6 years prior. During her time with the "DHP", Strawn was responsible for creating the popular White on Main event, Art Hop Gallery Show & Sale, organizing… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Announces Funding to…

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Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Kentucky will receive up to $3 million in federal grants over three years to provide expanded substance abuse treatment for opiate-dependent pregnant and postpartum women from the Bluegrass and Cumberland regions of the state. Read More...
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Traffic Advisory for Paducah

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (8/4/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Illinois Department of Transportation plan joint walk-through inspections of several area bridges this week on the following schedule: Wednesday, August 5 9:00 a.m. US 51/US 60/US 62 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge between Wickliffe, KY, and Cairo, IL 1:00 p.m. I-24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah, KY, and Metropolis, IL.… Read More...
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Traffic Advisory for Henderson

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HENDERSON, Ky. (8/4/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of US 41 in southern Henderson County on Thursday, August 6, 2015. This closure of US 41 near the 5 mile marker in Henderson County is to allow a cross drain to be replaced. This is along US 41 between KY 283 and Willett Lane south of the East Fork Canoe Creek Bridge. US 41 is expected to close at this site… Read More...
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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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UPDATE: AT&T Says All Service…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
UPDATE: KENTUCKY (8/4/15 9:45 p.m.) —According to an AT&T spokeswoman, all wireless and wireline service was restored as of 9:30 p.m. UPDATE: An AT&T spokeswoman indicates that AT&T have found the problem with wireless and landline phones in the Southeastern U.S. According to AT&T spokeswoman Cathy Lewandowski, engineers have pinpointed a hardware-related issue and are working to restore service… 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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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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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

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
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

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
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

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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Chester Joseph, Jr., 74, of Nortonville

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (8/5/15) — Chester Joseph, Jr., 74, of Nortonville, died Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. At The River, 1580 Nortonville Rd, Nortonville, with Bro.…
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