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Brescia's Morris Named KIAC Player of the Year, Gibson Named KIAC Coach of the Year

March 04, 2015 Kayla Cruse
OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/4/15) — The KIAC coaches selected Brescia University junior Austin Morris as the KIAC Player of the Year and Brescia University head coach Josh Gibson as the KIAC Coach of the Year, conference officials announced… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:26:52 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (
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I-24 Traffic Backed Up From 46-65 MM…

Keith Todd
LYON COUNTY, Ky. (3/4/15) ― Due to multiple crashes and numerous slide offs, the traffic backup from a crash on I-24 in Lyon County, westbound traffic is backed up to about the 60 mile marker. To avoid more vehicles from getting stuck, Kentucky State Police and Trigg County authorities are forcing all westbound traffic off I-24 at the U.S. 68/Kentucky 80 Exit at Cadiz. Due to snow drifting around… Read More...
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KSP Post 16 Henderson Reports Numerous…

Trooper Corey King
WESTERN KENTUCKY (3/4/15) ― Kentucky State Police Post 16 reports numerous accidents in its coverage area including Ohio, Henderson, Union, Daviess, Hancock and McLean counties for the hours of 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. Accidents reported to KSP Post 16 included: Ohio County, three non-injury collisions and five slide offs; Henderson, two non-injury collisions and two slide offs; Union, two… Read More...
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City Offices to be Closed Thursday

Leslie Curneal
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) ― Madisonville Municipal Utilities and City Hall will be closed Thursday, March 5 due to inclement weather. Offices will reopen Friday, March 6 and customer accounts due on the 5th will not be due until the 6th. The Madisonville Sanitation department has also announced that garbage and recycling collection will be on a one-day delay. Thursday's collection will take… Read More...
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Gov. Beshear Warns Kentuckians to…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Governor Steve Beshear warned Kentuckians to prepare for heavy snows, poor driving conditions, flooding and possible power outages as another strong winter storm bears down on the Commonwealth. "Even though the predicted snowfalls vary, it's clear that this winter storm will pack another wallop," said Gov. Beshear. "The potential for hazardous travel is high, because the… Read More...

Attorney General Conway Encourages…

Allison Martin
FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Attorney General Jack Conway reminds Kentuckians filing tax returns to help support child sexual abuse prevention programs across the Commonwealth through the Kentucky Income Tax Refund Check-Off program. Located in the "Fund Contributions" section of the Kentucky income tax form, the tax refund check-off allows Kentuckians to make a tax-deductible donation to the Child… Read More...
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Transportation Cabinet Road Crews Ready…

Lisa Tolliver
FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway district road crews are preparing for yet another winter storm set to hit the state today and continue into Thursday morning. Crews are monitoring road temperatures and watching for changing weather conditions, standing by ready to keep roads safe for Kentucky drivers. A strong weather system bringing a combination of heavy rain,… Read More...
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Late Season Cold Spell Boosts Tennessee…

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (3/4/15) — March appears to be coming in like a lion rather than a lamb as another mass of cold air targets the Tennessee Valley from Wednesday into Friday. The Tennessee Valley Authority and local power companies are already working to make sure generation and transmission resources are operating at top efficiency to meet the increased need for electricity. "Although the… Read More...
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McConnell to States: Don't Comply with…

Robert Steurer
KENTUCKY (3/4/15) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is urging state officials not to comply with the Obama administration's signature climate rule. McConnell, a stringent opponent of the regulation, said states should not submit a design plan for limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants. "The regulation is unfair. It's probably illegal. And state officials can do… Read More...
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U.S. Department of Labor Funding…

Blair Travis
PADUCAH, Ky. (3/4/15) — Congressman Ed Whitfield, Governor Steve Beshear and Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Thomas Zawacki will announce the United States Department of Labor funding at 10 a.m. on March 13 in the Emerging Technology Center. The U.S. Department of Labor announced in January a $4,598,681 National Emergency Grant for the West Kentucky Workforce Investment… Read More...
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KSP Offers Winter Driving Tips

Trooper S. C. Recke
KENTUCKY (3/4/15) — In the coming hours, the Tri-State will be dealing with some wintery weather, so the KSP is asking motorists to be aware and monitor current weather conditions before travel. KSP reports that slippery roads were the contributing factor in 26,427 crashes in 2014. Here are a few simple steps to help keep you on the road: Avoid travel unless necessary when winter weather is in… Read More...

KYEM Monitoring Another Storm System…

Monica French
FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Kentucky Emergency Management is preparing for another significant weather system that will cross the Commonwealth today through Thursday. KYEM staff is closely monitoring the system and stands ready to assist as needed. The State Emergency Operations Center was opened Tuesday to a Level IV activation to provide enhanced monitoring and situational awareness to our state… Read More...
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Thousands of Archers Compete at Two…

Amanda Storment
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) — Thousands of professional, amateur and student archers will compete at two renowned archery competitions, the National Field Archery Association Indoor Nationals and the National Archery in the Schools Program Kentucky State Tournament held at the Kentucky International Convention Center, these events will bring more than 5,500 archers to downtown Louisville. The… Read More...
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Owensboro Officials Urge Public to Stay…

Abby Shelton
OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/4/15) — Owensboro officials remind the public that at no time is there any activity allowed in or on any water basins regardless of weather conditions. With the cold weather the area has experienced, the public is urged to avoid any activity on ponds, lakes, retention basins and any body of water that appear to have ice on it. The perception that ice may have formed on these… Read More...
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Rain Causes Road Flooding as Another…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/4/15) — Several roads are closed or marked with high water signs in Hopkins and surrounding counties. High water is just a drop in the bucket considering forecasters are predicting up to 3 inches of sleet and another foot of snow. Just before 2 p.m., the rain had changed to sleet in Madisonville. Hopkins County Emergency Management Director Frank Wright summed up the… Read More...
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Madisonville Makes Top Micropolitan List

Office of the Governor
FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — 2014 was a record year for Kentucky’s economic development efforts, and the nation is taking notice. Governor Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that Kentucky placed first nationally in Site Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup rankings for new and expanded industry activity per capita in 2014. Site Selection editor Mark Arend presented the Governor’s Cup trophy… Read More...
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First Kentucky Adjusting Banking Hours…

Dean Rowe
MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (3/4/15) — First Kentucky Bank’s Muhlenberg and Ohio County offices will be closing at 4 p.m. today in anticipation of the winter storm prediciton. The banking offices are expected to be open on a one-hour delay on Thursday with all offices open at 9 a.m. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Dean Rowe Read More...
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PPD Searching for Robbery Suspects

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PADUCAH, Ky. (3/4/15) — According to a Paducah Police Department report, PPD are seeking the public’s help in locating two residents charged in connection with a strong-arm robbery. The report said, the victim, who is legally blind, told police Antonio Lee, 28 and Mynesser Hill, 22, both of Paducah came to his home on Feb. 9, held him down and stole several items from him. Anyone with information… Read More...

First Super Ready Kindergarten Fair…

Tammy Thompson
PADUCAH, Ky. (3/4/15) — How ready is your child for kindergarten? That question will be answered at the first Super Ready Kindergarten Fair held at West Kentucky Community and Technical College March 21. The super hero themed fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. – noon in the college's Haws Gymnasium and is free and open to everyone with children ages birth to 5 years-old. Visitors will join super… Read More...

State Fire Marshal: 'Change the…

Ricki C. Gardenhire
FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — The Kentucky State Fire Marshal is reminding Kentuckians to change the batteries in each of their home's smoke alarms when you spring your clocks forward this weekend to daylight saving time. "Early warning is the first line of defense in escaping a fire," said William Swope, director of the Public Protection Cabinet's Division of Fire Prevention and the state's fire… Read More...

Whitfield Votes against President…

Marty Irby
WASHINGTON (3/4/15) — Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), voted against the Senate Amendment to H.R. 240 that funds the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015. Whitfield released the following statement: "I could not support the bill sent to us today by the United States Senate because it failed to permanently defund President Obama's unilateral executive… Read More...

Whitfield Examines Changing Energy…

Marty Irby
WASHINGTON (3/4/15) — The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), held a hearing to examine changes in global energy markets. When it comes to energy markets, the transformation over the last decade has been dramatic and for the better. America is producing more while using and importing less, resulting in more jobs and lower prices at the pump. While the overall… Read More...
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City Hall Closing Due to Inclement…

Leslie Curneal
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) — Due to inclement weather, City Hall and Madisonville Municipal Utilities will close at 2 p.m. today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please travel safely. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Leslie Curneal Read More...

House Bill 8, by Rep. John Tilley,…

Brian Wilkerson
FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/4/15) — Yesterday, the Kentucky Senate Committee on the Judiciary, chaired by Sen. Whitney Westerfield, passed House Bill 8. This legislation would extend civil protections to dating couples. Sponsored by Rep. John Tilley, this effort promises to bring Kentucky in-line with the rest of the nation in offering these protections. Rep. Tilley presented the bill before the committee.… Read More...
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Vehicle Stalled in Flood Waters on…

Sgt David Shepherd
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (3/4/15) — According to a McCracken County Sheriff's report, at approximately 7:30 a.m. deputies were dispatched along with Reidland Farley FD and McCracken County Rescue for a vehicle stranded in high water on Bonds Road near Oaks Road. Fortunately, the green 1997 Dodge Caravan was found unoccupied. The owner, Tim Perkins, of Paducah arrived a short time later and advised… Read More...

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Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - March 4, 2015

Crime Stoppers of Hopkins County Top Most Wanted has issued a new list. Read More...
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New Downtown Plaza to Provide Platform for Events, Community

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) - SurfKY News spoke with Karen Glenn, President/CEO of First United Bank, and Daron Jordan, Community Development Director for the… 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...

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...

Probation and Parole Violators - February 26, 2015

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

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Wanda Louise Marvel Rogers, 86, of Earlington, Ky.

EARLINGTON, Ky. – Wanda Louise Marvel Rogers, 86, of Earlington, Ky. passed away at Gateway Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was born May 22, 1928 in Sturgis,…
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