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More Than 800 Gather to Encircle HCCHS

January 30, 2015 Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MORTONS GAP, KY. (01/30/15) - Nearly 800 gathered at Hopkins County-Central High School on Friday evening in support of the community and its students. Students, teachers, parents, pastors, church groups, area fire departments and…
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Merle Travis Fans Pay Tribute to…

Paul McRee, SurfKY News
POWDERLY, Ky. (1/31/15) — Merle Travis had to be smiling down from thumbpicking heaven Saturday when numerous musicians joined in to celebrate Merle Travis Day. Fans from Kentucky and surrounding states clapped along to "Cannonball Rag", "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke" and numerous other Travis hits. Travis took the unique Muhlenberg guitar style around the world long before Chet Atkins learned it from the… Read More...
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Beyond Feeders and Feed: Creating a…

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HENDERSON, Ky. (1/31/15) — Ever wonder why only the same half-dozen birds show up in your yard? Wish you could attract more? Birding expert and author Sharon Sorenson will visit the John James Audubon State Park Museum theater at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8, to answer these and many more questions about creating a bird-friendly yard at your home. Sorenson is a lifelong resident of Evansville, Ind., and… Read More...
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Local Church Offering Food for Body,…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (01/31/15) – Wednesday Night Alive is a time, according to First United Methodist Church of Madisonville, “to enjoy food for the body, mind and spirit.” Every Wednesday, WNA begins with a meal at 5:15 p.m. and classes begin at 6 p.m. Classes range in topics from weight-loss, quilting, marriage, grief, divorce, gardening and guitar to finances and topical Bible studies and… Read More...
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Lady Aces Fall to Covington Holy Cross…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/31/15) - The Owensboro Catholic Lady Aces' run in the Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic ended with a loss to the Covington Holy Cross Indians in the semifinals in the Frankfort Convention Center on Saturday morning. Covington Holy Cross took a lead out of each quarter, pulling away to defeat Third Region powerhouse Owensboro Catholic 49-37. Deja Turner paced Covington Holy Cross… Read More...
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Daviess County Traffic Advisory

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (1/31/15) — As part of ongoing sign upgrades, a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans daytime lane restrictions near US 60 Interchanges in Owensboro through the month of February. The contractor will be updating signage near the US 60 Interchanges at the following locations: Kentucky 231 northbound and southbound Kentucky 431 northbound and southbound… Read More...
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Mary Roberts Steps into Role as…

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MURRAY, Ky. (1/31/15) — After numerous years working with newborns and their parents, Mary Roberts, RN, has moved to the role of Lactation Consultant at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Roberts’ role is to help new mothers and babies with the process of breastfeeding, along with other new parent matters. “Even though breastfeeding is a natural thing, it’s hard for new moms and babies. A lot of… Read More...
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KYTC Alerts Owensboro Residents to Lane…

Keith Todd
OWENSBORO, Ky. (1/31/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has issued a heads-up alert to Owensboro area residents about coming lane restrictions and ramp closures along U.S. 60 this summer. Work on the U.S. 60 Extension Project over the last several years was on new right of way, allowing traffic disruptions to be minimized. However, as construction plans are being finalized for 2015, two… Read More...
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Eating Only during 9-12 Hour Period May…

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KENTUCKY (1/31/15) — For a long time, scientists supposed that eating after midnight was unhealthy, but now a study has provided support for the notion. When scientists prevented mice from eating whenever they wanted, the animals avoided obesity and metabolic issues, even when the diet was unhealthy, Ben Wiseman reports for The New York Times. In a previous study, researchers at Salk Institute… Read More...
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UPDATED GAME STORY: Muhlenberg Mustangs…

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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (1/31/15) — After facing a deficit at the conclusion of each of the first two quarters, host Muhlenberg County battled back to defeat Apollo 64-58 on Friday night. Muhlenberg County used a balanced offensive effort to fend off Apollo, which entered the non-district game with 12 wins. Noah McElwain paced Muhlenberg County with 17 points. Accompanying McElwain in double… Read More...
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24-Year-Old Killed in One-Vehicle…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/31/15) —A Slaughters man was killed when his vehicle left the road and struck a tree Friday, Jan. 30 on Lenin Road, Madisonville. According to a Hopkins County Sheriff's report, deputies responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. at 432 Lenin Road just off Kentucky 862. The driver, Aaron Sutton, 24, was found unresponsive… Read More...
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Woman Veterans Video Now on KDVA YouTube

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/31/15) — A new two-minute video featuring Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, highlights Kentucky's women veterans and plans for the 2015 Year of the Woman Veteran. Read More...
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Keeping the Faith - 'Will Practice Make…

Ronnie McBrayer
KENTUCKY (1/31/15) — In the coming week the nation will gather at Gobbler's Knob, Pennsylvania for a uniquely American observance. The event is Groundhog Day, of course, as with bated breath we watch Punxsutawney Phil materialize from his cozy burrow. If he sees his shadow, as the legend goes, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he emerges shadowless, then it is the harbinger of an… Read More...
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Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/31/15) — The following meetings and events are scheduled for the following week: Poppy and Clover will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at 4075 Dalton Road, Providence. For more information, call (270) 836-7874. Pam’s Dance Barn will be dancing the night away from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at 35 Cedar Lane. For more information, call (270)… Read More...
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Hooked on Science - 'Chemical Reaction…

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KENTUCKY (1/31/15) — You may paint with a paint brush. Not our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey. Jason and a kid scientist show us how you can create a masterpiece by using a chemical reaction. INGREDIENTS Alka Seltzer Film Canister Water Food Coloring 8"x10" White Watercolor Canvas INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Pour water into the film canister until it is half full. Change the color of the water by adding… Read More...
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Sorgho to Host ‘Zed’ Cartoonist

Lora Wimsatt
DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (1/31/15) — Sorgho Elementary School is hosting a Family Reading Night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, featuring a performance by fifth-graders playing the recorder, followed by a special presentation by cartoonist Duane Abel, creator of the “Zed” comic strip. Abel began his career at age 15 when “Zed” was published in his hometown newspaper. Soon after, he became the world’s… Read More...
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More Than 800 Gather to Encircle HCCHS

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
MORTONS GAP, KY. (01/30/15) - Nearly 800 gathered at Hopkins County-Central High School on Friday evening in support of the community and its students. Students, teachers, parents, pastors, church groups, area fire departments and local police officers gathered form a prayer circle around the school. Tracy Lewis, one of the organizers of the event said after two HCCHS student deaths in less than… Read More...
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Governor, First Lady, Commissioner…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/30/15) — On Jan. 29, 2015, Governor Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Terry Holliday gathered to praise local boards of education across Kentucky and celebrate a statewide increase in the compulsory school attendance age. Senate Bill 97 (2013), also known as the "Graduate Kentucky" bill, cleared the way for each school… Read More...
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OPD Searching for Missing Juvenile

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (1/30/15) — The Owensboro Police Department is attempting to locate missing juvenile, Nathan Lee Jarvis, 17, after he left his residence in the 1800 block of Willis Avenue on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Information gathered during the investigation shows that a resident of the home went to wake up Jarvis shortly before 6 a.m. and noticed that he was gone. Jarvis 5 foot 7 inches, 160… Read More...
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Man Charged for Trafficking in…

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HENDERSON, Ky. (1/30/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on Jan. 30, 2015 the HPD, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals, arrested Thomas Faulker, 46, at 13221 Burbank Road in Henderson County. The report said there were three outstanding warrants on Faulkner, of Waverly, Ky. for trafficking in methamphetamines first degree. During the summer of 2014, Faulkner sold crystal… Read More...
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Scammers Now Want Your Money for Fallen…

Trooper Corey King
HENDERSON, Ky. (1/30/15) — The Kentucky State Police in Henderson has documented a number of people who have reported they are receiving calls from a gentleman who states he is with KSP or another police professional fundraiser. His goal is to try to obtain donations (credit or bank card information) for fallen officers who have died in the line of duty. When diligent citizens inquire more about… Read More...
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Lady Devils Drop Home Game to Meade…

Steve LeMaster
OWENSBORO , Ky. (1/30/15) — Senior guard/forward Morgan Turner posted a game-high 20 points to lead visiting Meade County past Owensboro 40-33 Thursday night. Meade County claimed its second straight win, improving to 13-6 with the victory. Owensboro suffered its second consecutive loss, slipping to 7-16 as a result of the setback. Starting strong, Meade County doubled up Owensboro 12-6 in the… Read More...
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All-A: Lady Aces Oust Caverna, Advance…

Steve LeMaster
FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/30/15) — Owensboro Catholic held on to defeat Caverna 61-54 in the Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic at the Frankfort Convention Center Friday morning. The Lady Aces, champions out of the Third Region, advance to meet Covington Holy Cross, which defeated Clinton County 60-46 in Friday morning's second quarterfinal game. Owensboro Catholic used a 19-10 run in the third quarter to… Read More...
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Carter, O'Bryan Carry Catholic over…

Steve LeMaster
CALHOUN, Ky. (1/30/15) — Both Ed Carter and Cameron O'Bryan registered a double-double to lead Owensboro Catholic over host McLean County 75-45 Thursday night. Carter, a senior forward, led Owensboro Catholic with a game-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. A junior guard, O'Bryan delivered 16 points and 10 assists for the Aces in the lopsided win. Owensboro Catholic (9-12) controlled the contest from… Read More...
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Central City Crave Movement Makes…

Paul McRee, SurfKY News
CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (1/30/15) — Little more than a year ago, Crave Central was a dream of several young people in Central City. The original idea was to give young people in Muhlenberg County “a party with a purpose,” according to co-founder Josh Rich. Crave Central was created, Rich said, to provide a safe place for young people to be in an atmosphere with no drugs, no alcohol, no sexual… Read More...

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