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Three Arrested during Execution of Search Warrant; One Flees, Remains at Large

March 27, 2015 Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — Three people were arrested and another person is wanted after a police investigation into drug trafficking resulted in a search warrant being issued. As police attempted to serve the warrant, two men fled… Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:20:41 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (
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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...

Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility…

Office of the Governor
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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Keeping the Faith - 'More Than A Change…

Ronnie McBrayer
KENTUCKY (3/28/15) — "Repent" is a religious word I've heard most of my life, and to this day, it still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand with fright. As a child, I heard the call to repent burst from the lips of many a revival preacher. With the evangelist's bulging carotids, burning eyes, and angry finger pointing, I could feel the fires of hell licking at my heels. With "turn or… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - ' Expanding and…

Jason Lindsey
KENTUCKY (3/28/15) — Ever wonder what happens when you remove the air from inside and outside a Peep? Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us by placing a Peep in a vacuum. INGREDIENTS Peeps Vacuum Pumper and Chamber INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Place a few Peeps inside of the chamber. STEP 2: Use the vacuum pumper to remove as much air from the chamber as possible and observe.… Read More...
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VIDEO: Shoe Charity Expands to a 'Sweet…

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
For what started as a solution to a need for one county’s children, soon spread into a cause that now assists sixteen Kentucky counties with shoes for underprivileged students. Happy Feet Equals Learning Feet is a non-profit organization founded by Jerry Baird from Union County, Ky. Since the inception of Happy Feet, 8,458 pairs of shoes have been given to students throughout Western Kentucky. Read More...
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KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with…

Kentucky State Police
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on March 26, 2015, at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown, arrested a Jefferson County man for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Christopher L. Miller, 32, was arrested as the result of an undercover… Read More...
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It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

Beth Fisher
FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health continues to emphasize the importance of influenza vaccine following a recent increase in flu activity attributed to influenza B viruses. While influenza A has accounted for most of the flu activity so far this season, it is not uncommon for influenza B types to become more predominant in the latter half of a flu season.… Read More...

Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy…

Danielle Palmer
LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/27/15) — The college town of Lexington, Ky., has a new institute of learning, one that schools its students in beer and spirits. The unique school will be the only brewing and distilling academy in the state, as well as the only one connected to an operating brewery and distillery - Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. The Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy is… Read More...
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Owensboro Fire Claims Two Victims

Owensboro Police Department
OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/27/15) — According to a Owensboro Police Department report, OPD Patrol Division discovered a residential fire at 1408 Leitchfield Road at approximately 2:30 a.m. today The report said the residence was completely engulfed upon the discovery of the fire. The Owensboro Fire Department responded and upon entering the residence, firefighters discovered the bodies of two individuals… Read More...
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Special Called Meeting March 31

Leslie Curneal
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Madisonville City Council will meet in special called session Tuesday, March 31, 2015 for a budget working session. Read More...
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Family Loses Possessions, Dog in Sugg…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — No one was at home when a family’s residence caught fire this morning at 447 Sugg St. in Madisonville. Tony Martin, a local football coach, was trying to salvage what he could from the fire-damaged home on Friday afternoon. His three children were at school and his elderly mother, who also lived with the family, was sitting inside their vehicle outside the residence.… Read More...
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Recognize, Honor, Thank; Gov. Beshear…

Lisa Aug
FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/27/15) — Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a proclamation naming Monday, March 30, 2015, to be Vietnam Veterans' Day in Kentucky. "During the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration, it is important that we encourage Kentuckians to reach out to the Vietnam Veterans in our communities to recognize, honor and thank them," said Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky… Read More...

Sign-Up Early for Zumba Classes at WKCTC

Tammy Thompson
PADUCAH, Ky. (3/27/15) — A six-week Zumba class begins at West Kentucky Community and Technical April 13. Zumba is a dance fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance in an effort to make exercise fun. The music has beat and tempo changes that move the workout from one toning, strengthening, or cardio move to another, and targets every major muscle group in the body.… Read More...
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Work Continues on Madisonville's…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) ― Workers use scaffolding as they construct the downtown First United Bank Plaza on Center Street Friday, March 27 in Madisonville. First United Bank donated up to $100,000 toward the construction of the plaza that will be used as a venue for various events held in the downtown area. The plaza will save the city the expense of renting stages during events such as the… Read More...
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Sanitation on Normal Schedule, Transit…

Beth Cecil
OWENSBORO, Ky. (327/15) — City Hall and the Parks Administration Office will be closed Friday, April 3 in observance of Good Friday. The Owensboro Transit System will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Good Friday, April 3 with the Downtown Trolley operating from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Owensboro Sanitation Department will follow a normal collection schedule on Good Friday, April 3. For continued… Read More...
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Utility Tax Petition Signatures Put…

Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
GREENVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Muhlenberg County Clerk's office has completed the certification of Muhlenberg County voters' signatures on a petition to challenge a Muhlenberg County School Board utility tax. The clerk's office also sent a certified letter to the Muhlenberg County School Board Wednesday, March 23 regarding the validation of the signatures. According to the clerk's office, the… Read More...
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Owensboro Transit System – Route…

Beth Cecil
OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Owensboro Transit System route maps are available for download. In addition, the Owensboro Transit System subscribes to RouteShout, which is a real-time application that provides bus location information to users. Mobile users can download this application for free on iPhone, iPad and Android. Information is also available by going to or through… Read More...

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

Madisonville Police Department
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, March 27. Phillip D. Young, of Madisonville, was charged March 26 with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/meth and second-degree fleeing from police. Kami J. Rickard, of Madisonville, was charged March 26 with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/meth and fleeing… Read More...
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Hopkins Grand Jury Indictments Handed…

Karen McKnight
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — A Hopkins County Grand Jury recently handed down the following indictments. Joseph Allard, 29, of Madisonville, operating a motor vehicle while license revoked/suspended operator's license, two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance/meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael Consolino, II, 32, of Dawson Springs, first-degree sexual abuse… Read More...
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MPD Officers Rescue Man from Apartment…

Sgt. David Howe
MURRAY, Ky. (3/27/15) — According to a Murray Police Department report, on March 26, 2015, at approximately 7 a.m. MPD Officers Burkeen, Maness and Moore responded to an apartment fire at 1409 Diuguid Drive in Murray along with Murray Fire Department and MCCH Ambulance. The report said the MPD officers arrived before the MFD units, and noticed smoke coming from underneath an apartment door.… Read More...

KSCA Ranks Top 10 Teams in All 16…

Steve LeMaster
LONDON, Ky. (3/27/15) — The Kentucky Softball Coaches Association has ranked the Top 10 teams in each of the state's 16 regions. Top-ranked teams from across the state are McCracken County (Region 1), Madisonville-North Hopkins (2), Owensboro Catholic (Region 3), South Warren (Region 4), Central Hardin (Region 5), Marcy (Region 6), Male (Region 7), Anderson County (Region 8), Highlands (Region… Read More...
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Three Arrested during Execution of…

Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — Three people were arrested and another person is wanted after a police investigation into drug trafficking resulted in a search warrant being issued. As police attempted to serve the warrant, two men fled in a vehicle nearly striking two officers and a man and woman attempted to flee on foot. According to a Madisonville Police report, a joint investigation between… Read More...
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SUV Collides with Overturned Tractor…

McCracken County Sheriff's Department
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (3/27/15) — According to a McCracken County Sheriff's Department report, the eastbound lanes of I 24 were closed between the 11 mm and the 16 mm while crews worked to clear an accident involving a semi-tractor trailer that rolled over and blocked both eastbound lanes at approximately 5:25 a.m. The report said the accident occurred when the operator of the semi initially ran… Read More...

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SurfKY Spotlight: Blackwell’s Diner and Sports Bar

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Blackwell’s Diner and Sports Bar has been in business since May of 2007 with owners Eric and Leslie Blackwell, who have worked in the… Read More...

AIRPLAY: Travis Dukes Makes Stop for Jam Session

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/27/15) — Last March, SurfKY News presented an in-depth interview with Nashville musician Travis Dukes. Since then, Dukes has continued to… Read More...

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...

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...

VIDEO: Shoe Charity Expands to a 'Sweet Sixteen' Counties in Kentucky

For what started as a solution to a need for one county’s children, soon spread into a cause that now assists sixteen Kentucky counties with shoes for… Read More...

SurfKY Spotlight: Amber Vincent State Farm

Amber Vincent State Farm's mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. Read More...

Marty Brown Pays Tribute to Paul McRee

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/16/15) — During an interview at SurfKY Studios Monday, March 16, country music singer, songwriter Marty Brown paid tribute to SurfKY News… Read More...
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Faces & Stories: Tim and Barbara Rigdon

WESTERN KENTUCKY (10/5/14) — From pork to prayer, the Rigdon's are restaurateurs that blend the spirit with the spice. Read More...


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Imogene 'Dimples' Hoskins, 87, of Greenville, Ky.

GREENVILLE, Ky. – Imogene “Dimples” Hoskins, 87, of Greenville, Ky. passed away Thursday morning March 26, 2015 at 9:20 a.m. at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville, Ky. after a lengthy illness.…
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