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Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

May 22, 2015 SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/22/15) — A Madisonville man has been charged with first-degree rape and lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center after police say he admitted to the crime. According to a Madisonville Police Department, the…
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MLES Honored by AHA with 'Fit Friendly'…

Lora Wimsatt
DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (5/23/15) — Meadow Lands Elementary School has earned the American Heart Association's Gold Level Fit Friendly Award for the third consecutive year. MLES continues to exceed the rigorous criteria in the following areas: Physical activity, nutrition, smoking policy and school culture. MLES physical education instructor Amy Bouchard said, "We are proud to be considered a Fit… Read More...
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Summer Reading Program Brings Fun for…

Amie Waltrip
MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (5/23/15) — It's almost time for Summer Reading at Muhlenberg County Public Libraries. There’s a lot of fun planned for all ages during this summer's superhero-themed program. Both Harbin Memorial and Central City Public Libraries will host programs during Summer Reading. Children may attend either branch’s programs, or they may attend both if they choose to do so.… Read More...
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Strategy of Storefront Display Design…

Pam Spencer
PADUCAH, Ky. (5/23/15) — Paducah Main Street has organized a one-hour seminar for business owners from around the region to learn the importance and strategies of storefront display design. The free seminar will be at 9 a.m., Thursday, June 11 at Maiden Alley Cinema located at 112 Maiden Alley. Attendees will register for the event at the door so please arrive a few minutes early. The guest… Read More...
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Muhlenberg Job Corps Celebrates #27…

Karen Robinson
MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (5/23/15) — The staff and students of the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center are extremely proud to announce they are now ranked #27, out of 126 Job Corps centers in the nation. The center's overall ranking has continuously improved over the last several months. This is the best the center has ever performed. It's the strong performance of the center's placements that is primarily… Read More...
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Muhlenberg BOE Special Meeting Scheduled

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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (5/23/15) ― The Muhlenberg County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at the Central Office. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Sherri Miller Read More...
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Health Department Food Scores Released

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/23/15) ― The Hopkins County Health Department recently released the following reports of food scores through May 20. Captain D’s 86 (Critical Items, Follow-up Required) Floor drain in kitchen clogged and over-flowing onto floorUncovered food in walk-in cooler allowing condensation to drip onto foodWalk-in cooler and freezer doors propped openTemperature above legal range in… Read More...
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Elks BBQ Fundraiser Quick Sell Out

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, KY. (05/22/15) – Madisonville Elks Lodge No. 738 held its second annual charity fundraiser cook-out Friday, May 22. Elks Lodge member Matt Vaughn said the event raises money for their “Kids with Cancer Charity.” Vaughn said the event is held the Friday before Memorial Day, and people can pre-order and get chicken or ribs for the holiday weekend for camping, outings or family… Read More...
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Sunday Alcohol Sales Discussion Tabled…

Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (5/22/15) ― The Central City City Council met, Wednesday, May 20, in a special session to discuss the possible sale of liquor on Sundays, a new ordinance on firework sales and to review the city budget. Firework sales was the first item of discussion. The council approved Ordinance Bill No. 2015-04 which requires anyone who sets up a temporary firework stand within the city… Read More...
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Happenings, Meetings Listed for…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/23/15) ― The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 6 will host a balloon release on Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at 856 Legion Dr., Madisonville. A message can be sent to a loved one in for a $1 donation. The event is open to the public. • First General Baptist Church, 900 W. Center St., Madisonville, will host a… Read More...
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Market Commentary - May 23, 2015

Randall L. Franklin
KENTUCKY (5/23/15) — The U.S. Treasury market is a bit like a lake in the midst of a drought. All the action – fish, frogs, crawdads, and such – that was once hidden in the depths has become a lot more visible as the water shallows. For decades, traders and investors have turned to U.S. government debt – Treasury bills and bonds – because the market was so deep that hefty trades could be placed… Read More...
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Scientists Meet in Louisville to Share…

Betty Coffman
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (5/23/15) — More than a dozen leading basic scientists from around the nation and the world studying neurological function made presentations to 160 fellow researchers in Louisville Wednesday and Thursday. The goal? To facilitate collaborations that will advance science leading to improved spinal cord and head injury rehabilitation. Scientists from Sweden, Canada and the United… Read More...
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Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet…

Ricki C. Gardenhire
FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/24/15) — The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Public Protection Cabinet's Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction wants to remind residential and commercial building owners that building to code saves energy and money. The reminder is part of a month long awareness campaign sponsored by the International Code Council. Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed… Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'Unconditional Love…

Ronnie McBrayer
KENTUCKY (5/23/15) — Even if one makes only a cursory reading of the Old Testament, that reading is sure to uncover the fact that ancient peoples were fond of building memorials. In the oldest of times, these places were called “gilgals.” A “gilgal” is a “circle” or a “wheel,” and these places were exactly that; circular campsites and memorials not unlike Stonehenge. A stone monument would be… Read More...
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Authorities Searching for Missing…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
EARLINGTON, KY (5/22/15) ― Authorities are on the lookout for a 5-year-old child reported missing by his father earlier today. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the child’s father, Austin Gibson, stated his son, Brayden Gibson, was missing at 8:44 a.m. today. Gibson told deputies the child’s mother, Alexis Hibbs and/or the boy’s grandmother, Marsha Hibbs, had not returned the child to the… Read More...
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MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

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MURRAY, Ky. (5/22/15) — Murray Police Department patrol officers responded to an apartment on Duiguid Drive at approximately 11 p.m. May 21 for a robbery report. According to an MPD report, suspects entered the residence and took cash and other personal items. Patience Ahart and other suspects are being sought for charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. Ahart is… Read More...
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Southbound Daytime Lane Restriction on…

Keith Todd
KENTUCKY (5/22/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict southbound traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville starting Monday, June 1, 2015. The southbound lane restriction during daylight hours is to allow patching of the driving surface along the southbound bridge. Southbound motorists can expected to encounter one lane traffic between… Read More...
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KSP Looking for New Leads in Officer…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/22/15) — Nearly two years have passed since the murder of Bardstown Police Department Officer Jason Ellis. Read More...
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Governor Announces Hopkins County as…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/22/15) — Gov. Steve Beshear has announced that Hopkins County is certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community. In August 2012, county leaders sought local support to meet the requirements to develop a skilled workforce for the 21st century. The governor also named Boyd, Carroll, Greenup, Knott and Lawrence counties as Kentucky Work Ready Communities on May 14. In order to… Read More...
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Post 2 Telecommunicator among KSP…

Trooper Stu Recke
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/22/15) — A Kentucky State Police Madisonville Post 2 telecommunications graduate was among the KSP Telecommunications Academy Graduates sixth class. Tracy Maddox, Post 2 Madisonville, was among the graduates. Ten Kentucky State Police Telecommunicators from throughout the commonwealth were recognized today at graduation ceremonies for the sixth class of the agency’s… Read More...
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Graduation Shuttle Service

Lori Harrison
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/22/15) — The Hopkins County Schools Transportation Department will provide bus shuttle service to the commencement ceremonies at Hopkins County Central High School and Madisonville North Hopkins High School. Hopkins County Central High School Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Shuttle service will begin at 5:30 from South Hopkins Middle School. Guests will load in front of the HCCHS… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/22/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Friday, May 22. Kari A. Verschueren, of Nortonville, was charged May 19 with operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license. Austin M. Gamblin, of Nortonville, was charged May 20 on a Hopkins County warrant for non-payment of fines. Zackarius Franklin, of Madisonville, was charged May 20… Read More...
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FBI Helps HPD Locate UK Man Harassing…

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HENDERSON, Ky. (5/22/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on Jan. 26, 2015, members of the HPD received a complaint from an 18 year old female reporting that she had been receiving unwanted emails from an unknown person. The report said the emails contained photographs of the female in a state of undress and the suspect was threatening to post the pictures on the internet as… Read More...
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One Vehicle Collision Sends One to ER

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WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (5/22/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, KSP responded to an accident with injury on May 22, 2015 at 8:47 a.m. The report said Ronnie Turner, 39, of Sebree was operating a blue 2006 Ford Freestyle van while heading northbound on the Breathitt Parkway. Turner lost control of the vehicle which caused it to travel off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle… Read More...
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Extensive Reconstruction of US…

Pam Spencer
PADUCAH, Ky. (5/22/15) — The contractor on the US 45-Business/Kentucky Avenue Rehab Project in Paducah plans daytime closures along the work zone starting Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The one outbound lane that remains open along Kentucky Avenue from Walter Jetton Boulevard to South 24th Street will be closed in sections for extended periods between approximately 8 a.m., CDT, and about 3:30 p.m. The… Read More...

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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 20, 2015

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Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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Barry Duvall Shares Muhlenberg History with Hopkins Historical Society

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HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (5/20/15) — Hopkins County Historical Society recently met for its monthly meeting with Muhlenberg historian Barry Duvall as guest speaker.… Read More...
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Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health Plex in Madisonville

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (5/19/15) — Owensboro Health Inc. announced today its plans to build a $15 million outpatient healthcare facility in Madisonville. Company… Read More...
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Probation and Parole Violators - May 15, 2015

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Probation and Parole has issued a new list of their top most wanted. Read More...
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Pastor Talks About Trials, Triumphs of 30-Year Ministry

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
WHITE PLAINS, Ky. (5/11/15) — Mt. Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in White Plains will honor Bro. John Shoulta and his wife, Brenda, at 11 a.m. May 17,… Read More...
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Shrek Comes to Glema Center

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/9/15) — Glema Mahr Center for the Arts Director Brad Downall highlights the upcoming schedule for the summer during a video interview… Read More...
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MCC's Johnson, Bennett, Morrow to Receive KCTCS Horizon Awards

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky.. (5/8/15) — Madisonville Community College announced the winners of the annual New Horizons Awards of Excellence for 2015. Felecia Johnson… Read More...
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Madisonville/Hopkins County Tops in Jobs

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/7/15) — Gov. Steve Beshear returned to his home county to thank Madisonville and Hopkins County for helping Kentucky achieve the… Read More...

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SLAUGHTERS, Ky. – Naomi Sue Pharris, 81, of Sebree died May 21, 2015, at Colonial Terrace in Sebree, Ky. She was born in Ashbyburg to the late Ira and Carrie Hudson Daniels on Feb. 4, 1934. She was a…
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday May 20, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/21/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday May 20, 2015. Powerball Wednesday 1 - 12 - 28 - 35 - 44… Read More

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