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Smithhart, Hume among Coach of the Year Honorees

February 27, 2015 Steve LeMaster
WINCHESTER, Ky. (2/27/15) — Henderson County's Tyler Smithhart (Region 2) and Daviess County's Pat Hume (Region 3) are among this year's Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches boys' coach of the year honorees. Smithhart has guided…
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4H Penguin Plunge Draws Hundreds to…

Paul McRee, SurfKY News
The Central City Fitness Center does not generally allow gorillas and parrots in the swimming pool. But all rules were out the window Saturday when hundreds turned out for the 2015 Penguin Plunge to help the Muhlenberg 4H Backpack Program. The Poole’s Pharmacy gorilla was on hand, and so was the Clinic Pharmacy parrot. Hundreds of others also showed up for this year’s plunge, designed to feed the… Read More...
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MNHHS Maroons Recognized for Academics

Bart Jones
CALDWELL COUNTY, Ky. (2/28/15) ― The Madisonville Maroon Boys High School basketball team members were honored during the 2015 District Tournament at Caldwell County gym. Named to the District All-Academic basketball team were Brennan Parrish, Noah Cunningham, Connor Cline, Peyton Carver, Dylan Ashby, Chandler Crist and Christian Perry. (SurfKY News/Photo provided by Kathy Carver) Read More...
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Gospel Music Men's Celebration Planned

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (02/28/15) – A Gospel Music Men’s Celebration will begin at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 7 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 305 Graves Street, Madisonville. The Rev. Robert Cottoner will be the host pastor for the event, which will benefit the Rosenwald School. Tim Thomas,chairperson of the event and past president of the Rosenwald-Smith Committee, said there will be quartets, groups,… Read More...
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Daviess County Traffic Advisory

Keith Todd
DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (2/28/15) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to ramp up work zone restrictions along US 60 East of Owensboro starting Monday, March 2, 2015. This work zone extends along U.S. 60 in eastern Daviess County between the U.S. 231 intersection and Lewisport. Specifically, the project runs from mile point 29.5 at the Kentucky 334 Overpass and extends… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Proclaims March Sexual…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/28/15) — The prevention and advocacy efforts of several individuals were highlighted Feb. 25 by Gov. Steve Beshear and advocates as part of the kickoff of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Capitol Rotunda event was cosponsored by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs. Gov. Beshear signed a proclamation… Read More...
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March Events and More at Land Between…

Land Between The Lakes
KENTUCKY (2/28/15) — The following are the upcoming events and more at Land Between The Lakes: The Golden Pond Visitor Center and Planetarium are currently opened daily. Due to the recent winter weather and road conditions, the rest of our attractions and facilities will open on March 4. Energy Lake, Hillman Ferry, Piney, and Wranglers Campgrounds will be open daily March 4 - Nov. 30. The… Read More...
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Pyrotechnic Event for City's Bird…

Abby Shelton
OWENSBORO, Ky. (2/28/15) — In the interest of human health and safety, a pyrotechnic event, which is part of the City of Owensboro's blackbird control program, will take place in the late afternoon on Monday, March 2 at 1530 Griffith Avenue. A wildlife specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's APHIS Wildlife Services will set off pyrotechnics each evening. Residents in the area should… Read More...

Rough River Dam Airport Temporary…

Gil Lawson
KENTUCKY (2/28/15) — The airport at Rough River Dam State Resort Park near Leitchfield will be closed during parts of March and April during a construction project. Work begins March 16 to replace the runway lights. The airport is scheduled to be closed to all air traffic starting March 21 and is projected to reopen April 17. Rough River Dam State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground,… Read More...

KSU Hosting Annual Bluegrass Beekeepers…

George Fowler
KENTUCKY (2/28/15) — The annual Bluegrass Beekeepers School will be held on March 7, 2015 at Kentucky State University in Frankfort. The school normally attracts more than 350 Beekeepers from across the state. Registration for the day-long event begins at 8 a.m. with the first session at 9 a.m. The school concludes at 3:30 p.m. The keynote for the school will be delivered by Dr. Subba Reddy… Read More...

Whitfield Meets with American Physical…

Robert Hankins
WASHINGTON (2/28/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015, with representatives of the American Physical Therapy Association. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Robert Hankins Read More...

UK Athletics to Deepen Investment in…

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/28/15) – The University of Kentucky's Center for Academic and Tutorial Services, the first-of-its-kind support program in the nation for student athletes, will be expanded to include an additional tutorial center on the south side of the Lexington campus. Fundraising for the center, which will be located within the new football training complex adjacent to Commonwealth Stadium,… Read More...
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Whitfield Meets with Paducah Chamber of…

Marty Irby
WASHINGTON (2/28/15) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office Wednesday Feb. 25 with representatives of the Paducah Chamber of Commerce. Topics of discussion included funding levels for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in the President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal and the continued clean-up efforts at the site.… Read More...
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Retirement Reception Held for City…

Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/27/15) ― The City of Madisonville held a retirement reception for city employees Friday, Feb. 27 at the Madisonville City Park Clubhouse. Filter Plant Superintendent Keith Curneal said he has been with the city for 31 years. “I have been with the city of Madisonville for 31 years,” said Curneal. “I worked as an operator the first eight years. My first day was like today… snow… Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for Hopkins…

Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/28/15) ― The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: • Pam’s Dance Barn will be dancing the night away from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at 35 Cedar Lane. For more information, call (270) 836-4649. • Rufus Baker will be performing live from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at The Crowed House. For more information, call (270) 825-1178. • A… Read More...
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Senator Ridley Meets with Union County…

Leslie Caudill
FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/28/15) — Senator Dorsey Ridley (far left), D-Henderson met with the Union County First Leadership Group, Thursday Feb. 26 in Frankfort. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Leslie Caudill Read More...
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City's Parking Ordinances to be…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/28/15) — Drivers around the city may see tickets on their windshields in the very near future if they choose to park illegally. The city’s ordinances will be strictly enforced effective immediately due to recent community feedback to the Madisonville Police Department. “We’re going to start enforcing handicapped and illegal parking, making it a priority for a while,” said MPD… Read More...
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Market Commentary - Feb. 28, 2015

Randall L. Franklin
KENTUCKY (2/28/15) — It was all Greek to investors. Last Thursday, things weren't looking so good for Greece. Barron's explained: "...Germany scotched Greece's request for a six-month extension to its existing aid package. Athens had sought more time to renegotiate the Draconian austerity package imposed on the land of Pericles, to keep from going bust and, perhaps, being kicked out of the euro… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - 'Scribblebot'

Jason Lindsey
KENTUCKY (2/28/15) — Markers and paper, a few ingredients your kids might use to create a masterpiece. Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how to use these ingredients along with a few others from around the house to engineer a Scribblebot. INGREDIENTS 4 Markers 1 Popsicle Stick 1 Large Disposable 18oz Drinking Cup 1 AAA Battery Holder with Switch 2 AAA Batteries 1 Motor… Read More...
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Henderson County Traffic Advisory

Keith Todd
HENDERSON, Ky. (2/28/15) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has confirmed plans to start an extended closure of Kentucky 351/Zion Road at the 5 mile marker in eastern Henderson County on Monday, March 2, 2015. The closure is to allow the demolition and replacement of a bridge over a branch of Elam Ditch as part of a project to improve the alignment of two curves just west of… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'The Fewer the…

Ronnie McBrayer
KENTUCKY (2/28/15) — A desperate executive sought the counsel of an old guru who lived in a mountain cave. The executive was living a harried and hurried life. He was frustrated, his prayers were powerless, and his soul was tired. The holy man listened to his guest for a while, then retreated deep into his cave, returning shortly with a basin. He scooped water from the muddy little stream passing… Read More...
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Local Church Hosting Spring Campmeeting

Gary Gates, SurfKY News
Pastors Tim and Barbara Rigdon of New Covenant Christian Center in Providence to host a Spring Campmeeting featuring area pastors. Read More...
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AIRPLAY: Travis Dukes Makes Stop for…

Paul McRee, SurfKY News
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 tour, write original music, and most important for any musician, has gained more and more new fans as he tours the southeast US. Related story: Muhlenberg Son Strums His Way Around Music City Thursday, Dukes took a break from the road to… Read More...
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Backstage Pass Event Feb. 28

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PADUCAH, Ky. (2/27/15) — Some of the finest players and performers in the region will rock the Clemens stage 7:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 28. Read More...
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Traffic Stop Results in Drug Charges

Robin Newberry
PADUCAH, Ky. (2/27/15) — According to a Paducah Police Department report, a Paducah man and woman were arrested on drug charges after a routine traffic stop Thursday afternoon on Paducah’s south side. Officer Shawn Craven said he stopped a car driven by Mandy J. Lane, 39, after he saw the car had expired license plates. Craven said Lane was nervous and “fidgeting,” and consented to a search of… Read More...

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Local Church Hosting Spring Campmeeting

Pastors Tim and Barbara Rigdon of New Covenant Christian Center in Providence to host a Spring Campmeeting featuring area pastors. Read More...

Probation and Parole Violators - February 26, 2015

Probation and Parole has issued a new list of their top most wanted. Read More...

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - February 25, 2015

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

Coming Attractions to Glema Center in March

Brad Downall, Director of the Glema Center discusses upcoming events to their facility. 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...

SurfKY Spotlight: Two Rivers

Two Rivers serves Muhlenberg County and beyond with everything from seed to tractors. Read More...
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Bridal, Prom & Pageant Expo Draws Crowds

Madisonville’s first Bridal, Prom and Pageant Expo took place from 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday Feb. 8 at the Ballard Convention Center. Read More...

MPD Stresses Dangers of Texting While Driving

Lt. Billy Poe with the Madisonville Police Department discuss the dangers of texting while driving. Read More...


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Ellen Prince, 72

HENDERSON, Ky. – Ellen Prince, 72, of Evansville, Ind., passed away at 12:08 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Deaconess Hospital. Ellen was a member of the Haymakers Club. She worked as a bookkeeper…
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