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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (9/4/15) — The woman, who allegedly reported she had experienced a "violent attack" on the Western Kentucky Parkway last month, has been charged with falsely reporting an accident. According to the Muhlenberg…
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Correction: Pedestrian Allegedly Walks…

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CORRECTION - PADUCAH, Ky. (9/4/15) — According to a Paducah Police Department report, upon review of Capt. Johnson’s written statement, the following correction was issued below: Capt. Johnson was stopped on North 16th Street, waiting to turn left onto Broadway. He said a woman was on the corner next to him, and appeared to be waiting to cross the street. He waved for her to cross and she… Read More...
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OPD Seeking Identity of Man that Jumped…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/4/15) — According to an Owensboro Police Department report, OPD responded to a disturbance at English Park this afternoon at approximately 1:10 p.m. involving an unidentified adult white male. The report said the male subject had attempted to start a fight with several patrons before police were called. Once on scene, an officer attempted to make contact with the unidentified… Read More...
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Franklin Graham Offers Opinion on Kim…

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KENTUCKY (9/4/15) ― Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, issued his opinion Friday, Sept. 4 on the jailing of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. SurfKY News has been granted reprint permission to share Graham's opinion. “Kentucky Clerk of Court ‎Kim Davis was jailed by a federal judge… Read More...
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Now Accepting Gadfly 2016 Submissions

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/4/15) — Madisonville Community College's literary magazine, Gadfly, is currently accepting submissions for the spring 2016 edition. Community members of all ages are welcome to submit original art, poetry, fiction/non-fiction, photography, and essays for possible publication. Each submission is limited to 2,500 words or less. There is a limit of four submissions per person.… Read More...
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Trucking Company Takes Responsibility…

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HENDERSON, Ky. (9/4/15) — The trucking company responsible for metal spilled along the Audubon Parkway between Owensboro and Henderson on Thursday has been identified and is stepping up to help motorists who have tire damage. The owner of the truck says if his truck created a problem he'll do what he can to make it right. Jack Legrand with Legrand Trucking Company of Madison, Ind., is working… Read More...
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Hopkins County Health Department Food…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/4/15) — The Hopkins County Health Department released the following restaurant/kitchen inspection ratings Thursday, Sept. 3. Prairie Rose Café (new management) 100 Ideal Market Deli (Princeton Rd) 98 Thermometer not found in freezer Dairy Queen (D.S.) 96 Inside lip of ice machine needs cleaning Hand towels needed at hand sink Water on floor in walk-in cooler West Hopkins… Read More...
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Madisonville Christens New $1.1M Ladder…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/4/15) — The city’s new $1.1 million aerial ladder fire truck was showcased for members of the media today at Madisonville Fire Department’s Station 1. The fire-engine red, mid-mount platform machine, featuring the city’s logo, is equipped with LED lighting, cameras and a 100-foot ladder capable of being used to lower a basket for rescue purposes that can hold up to 1,000… Read More...
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Harmful Algal Bloom Recreational…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/4/15) – The Kentucky Division of Water and the Kentucky Department for Public Health have issued a harmful algal bloom recreational advisory for the Ohio River, including tributary confluences from Meldahl Dam to the West Virginia state line. This advisory includes the tributary confluences of the Little Sandy River, Tygarts Creek, Kinniconick Creek and Salt Lick Creek. Water… Read More...
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UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened,…

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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (9/4/15) — The woman, who allegedly reported she had experienced a "violent attack" on the Western Kentucky Parkway last month, has been charged with falsely reporting an accident. According to the Muhlenberg County Sheriff Office, Rebecca Level, 32, reported she'd been robbed and assaulted Aug. 6 near Graham on the WKP. Level reportedly told police her vehicle broke down… Read More...
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Teen Faces Charge of Alleged Sexual…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (9/4/15) — According to a Paducah Police Department report, a Mayfield man is jailed and charged with sexually abusing a girl less than 12 years old. The report said a Paducah man told police in July that Devante A. White, 19, had inappropriately touched his daughter. Detectives investigated and White came to the police department Thursday for an interview. White admitted he had… Read More...
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Mustangs Top Ohio County 2-0

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GREENVILLE, Ky. (9/4/15) — Muhlenberg County defeated Ohio County 2-0 in a boys' high school soccer game on Thursday. With the win, Muhlenberg County improved to 7-2-1. Ohio County dropped to 3-3 with the loss. Surging midway throughout the regular-season, Muhlenberg County posted its fourth straight win, winning for the fifth time in six games. Ohio County suffered its second straight setback.… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/4/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Sept. 4. Larry S. Duncan, of Madisonville, was charged with second-degree burglary and alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offenses. Jonathan D. Garrett, of Madisonville, was charged Sept. 3 with disregarding a stop sign, driving on a DUI suspended license – first offense… Read More...
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MCJC Celebrates Success of Three Former…

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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (9/4/15) — The Muhlenberg County Job Corps Center is quite proud to recognize recent outstanding job placements of three former graduates. Hezekiah Potts (Norfolk, Va.), Steven Simpson (Jacksonville, Fla.), and Kristofer Wirt (Memphis, Tenn.). When students leave the program, they don't always have an immediate job placement. Job Corps Career Transition staff continue to… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/4/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Friday, Sept. 4. Jeffrey Jackson, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., was charged Sept. 3 with careless driving, tampering with physical evidence, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by Hopkins… Read More...
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Henderson, Paducah, Owensboro,…

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RICHMOND, Ky. (9/4/15) — Law enforcement officers from across the state graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training. The 23 officers of Class 466 completed 22 weeks of training, which consisted of 888 hours of recruit-level-officer academy instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations,… Read More...
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Man Charged with Kidnapping 8-Year-Old…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/4/15) — A 45-year-old Madisonville man has been charged with kidnapping after police say he lured an 8-year-old girl away from her home with the promise of money. According to a Madisonville Police Department report, officers responded to a residence on North Haven at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, where the girl had been recovered after being unlawfully taken by neighbor Eric… Read More...
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Roll-over Accident Sends One to Local…

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (9/4/15) — According to a McCracken County Sheriff's Department report, on Sept. 4, 2015 at approximately 8:09 a.m., MCSD was notified of a one vehicle roll-over accident in the 8300 block of Woodville Road. The report said Atiao L. Jackson, 21 of Paducah, was traveling east on Kentucky 725/Woodville Road when he lost control of his maroon 2000 Ford Ranger. Jackson exited… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/4/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday Sept. 3, 2015. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 9 - 7 - 1 Thursday Evening 8 - 2 - 9 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 2 - 6 - 2 - 1 Thursday Evening 2 - 9 - 0 - 7 Cash Ball Thursday 1 - 2 - 22 - 29 - 8 Kicker 9 - 7 - 7 - 5 - 4 5 Cash Card Thursday JH - 6C - 3D - 7C - AH Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are… Read More...
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Annual Workers' Comp Filing Approved

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/4/15) — An annual filing most insurance carriers will use to develop rates for workers' compensation coverage shows the 10th consecutive overall decrease in loss costs, Department of Insurance Commissioner Sharon P. Clark announced today. The 2015 filing, approved by the Kentucky Department of Insurance and effective Oct. 1, was submitted by the National Council on Compensation… Read More...
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Owensboro Board of Commissioners Sept.…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/4/15) — The regularly scheduled Work Session for Sept. 8, 2015 has been rescheduled. The Owensboro Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting at 4 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in the Commission Chambers located on the fourth floor at City Hall, 101 E. 4th Street, Owensboro, Ky. The agenda will be available Sept. 14 online at www.owensboro.org. SurfKY… Read More...
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Suspicious Activity Leads to Numerous…

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (9/4/15) — According to a McCracken County Sheriff's Department report, MCSD arrested four individuals in the Farley area and charged them with various drug related offenses on Sept. 3, 2015. The report said on Thursday afternoon at approximately 2:45 p.m., detectives observed two men engaged in what they believed to be illegal drug activity on the parking lot of a local gas… Read More...
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KSP Post 1 Monthly Activity - August…

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HICKORY, Ky. (9/4/15) — Activity for KSP, Post 1, for the month of August is as follows: Criminal Cases Opened - 73 Criminal Arrests - 174 Citations Written - 1811 Speed - 639 Seatbelt - 365 Child Restraint - 27 Collisions Investigated - 53 Fatalities (investigated by KSP) - 4 Calls for Service - 802 DUI Arrests - 46 Throughout the month, Troopers from the Mayfield Kentucky State Police Post… Read More...
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Indictment Results in Additional…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (9/4/15) — According to a Paducah Police Department report, a young McCracken County man remains in jail after he was indicted on a drug offense. The report said DeAnthony Woods, 28, is accused of selling cocaine to the Paducah Police Department during an undercover operation. The case was presented to a McCracken County grand jury, which returned an indictment charging Woods with… Read More...
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Tip Leads to Alleged Fraud Charges for…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (9/4/15) — According to a Paducah Police Department report, a woman was arrested after she apparently used her children to obtain duplicate prescriptions. The report said Det. John Tolliver, the Paducah Police Department’s prescription drug investigator, said a local physician contacted him regarding Angel Wilkinson. Tolliver said Wilkinson, 40, was transferring the care of her two… Read More...
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KDA'S Mobile Science Activity Center is…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/4/15) — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's high-tech Mobile Science Activity Center will visit Dixon Elementary School Sept. 8-10. Two MSACs travel to schools throughout the Commonwealth to give students the opportunity to conduct scientific experiments related to agriculture using current educational standards and core content. The MSACs are 44-foot-long trailers that… Read More...
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McLean Loses to Host Muhlenberg in…

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MCLEAN COUNTY, Ky. (9/4/15) — The Muhlenberg Mustangs 7th Grade Middle School football team hosted the McLean County Cougars Thursday evening in Greenville. The Mustangs defeated the Cougars 14-8. Mike GrovesSurfKY News Photographer Read More...
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Muhlenberg Defeats McLean in Middle…

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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (9/4/15) — The Muhlenberg Mustangs 7th Grade Middle School football team hosted the McLean County Cougars Thursday evening in Greenville. The Mustangs defeated the Cougars 14-8. Mike GrovesSurfKY News Photographer Read More...
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Owensboro Air Show, Century Aluminum…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/4/15) — The Owensboro Air Show and Century Aluminum are proud to recognize Patriot Day, Sept. 11, during air show activities that evening at the Owensboro Regional Airport. In recognition of this poignant day in our nation’s history, all first-responders and military will receive free admission Friday evening courtesy of Century Aluminum. As a sponsor for the 2015 Air Show,… Read More...
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City of Paducah 2015 Labor Day Holiday…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (9/4/15) — The following is the City of Paducah's Labor Day Holiday schedule: City Hall: City Hall, located at 300 South 5th Street, will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 for the Labor Day holiday. Engineering-Public Works Department: The City of Paducah will not collect brush or limbs on Monday, Sept. 7. The trash collection schedule for the Labor Day week will not change. The Compost… Read More...
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Edge Ice Center Open Labor Day

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/4/15) — The City of Owensboro's Edge Ice Center will be open from noon to 4 p.m., this Monday, Sept. 7, for a special Labor Day public skating session. A holiday rate of only $3 per person will be offered, and includes admission and skate rental. There are no spectator fees for parents and/or guardians wishing to take advantage of the spacious off-ice area that includes free… Read More...
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Babysitter Faces Criminal Abuse Charges…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (9/3/15) — According to a Paducah Police Department report, a McCracken County woman was arrested after an investigation showed she gave prescription medication to a child in her care. The report said April R. Burns, 31, was arrested just before noon today on charges of second-degree criminal abuse of a child and dispensing, prescribing or administering a controlled substance (first… Read More...
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Tilghman Clinic Will Open Tuesday

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PADUCAH, Ky. (9/3/15) — Starting Tuesday, Paducah Tilghman High School students and staff will have access to primary care and counseling services on campus in a new clinic offered by Baptist Health and Four Rivers Behavioral Health. The clinic will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on all school attendance days, and no appointments are needed. It is located on the second floor on the front hall. A… Read More...

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