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KSP Trooper Rescues Abandoned Puppies

February 25, 2017
MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (2/25/17) — A Kentucky State Police trooper out on routine patrol today made an unexpected rescue. At about 11:30 a.m., Trooper Rob Austin of Post 2 was patrolling Hayden Cemetery in Drakesboro, when a group of creatures ran toward him.…

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'Broken Heart Syndrome' is Real Medical Diagnosis

February 26, 2017 SurfKY News
LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/26/17) — The sudden loss of a job, divorce, or the death of a loved one or even a family pet are things that cause us to experience overwhelming emotions. The…
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Outdoor Truths – Feb. 26, 2017

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KENTUCKY (2/26/17) — My childhood days of fishing amounted to going to different places along the canal that wound in and out of my little town. The only fish I ever caught was a carp. I can also remember as a youth the day I was bit by the bass bug. Even though I had never been to the lake, the levee was known to be full of largemouth. And even though it was still in my small town, for a kid who…
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Dave Says – Feb. 26, 2017

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KENTUCKY (2/26/17) — This week Dave discusses fighting fear and use an insurance broker. Dear Dave, After listening to your show, I want to try to get control of my finances, but I’m afraid to open up the bills. I make about $60,000 a year, but it’s a real struggle just to keep my head above water financially. My checking account is always overdrawn, and I don’t know where to start in catching…
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Charter-School Bills: Will Kids Win?

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KENTUCKY (2/25/17) — The Bevin administration and House Republican leadership – despite hard pushes for other platform priorities such as right-to-work and prevailing-wage repeal – may settle for a mediocre charter-school bill. This is a testament to the stronghold the public-education complex has on our commonwealth and to its willingness to put money and control before students’ best interests.…
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Feb. 24: Happenings, Meetings Listed…

Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/25/17) - The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for the following week for Hopkins County. • Bethel Outreach Ministries will present its annual Salute to Black History with speaker Michael Lowery, Saturday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m., 333 N Mceuen Ave., Earlington. • The "Romtastic Book Club" will meet from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public…
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Senator C.B. Embry’s Legislative Update…

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KENTUCKY (2/24/17) — Visits from advocacy groups, a ceremonial bill signing, and rallies in the Capitol Rotunda, along with the bipartisan passage of bills, marked a busy Week Four of the 2017 Legislative Session. We were excited to welcome the children of Kentucky National Guard members from across the state for the First Annual Kentucky Military Kids Day. It was an honor to host these families…
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Legislative Column Rep. Robby Mills –…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/24/17) — We are now more than half way through the 2017 Regular Session and work continues for the people of Kentucky. This week, the House passed measures to ensure student athlete safety, support our state’s veterans, and promote Kentucky’s coal industry. House Bill 241 strengthens concussion protocol for student athletes across the Commonwealth by prohibiting coaches from…
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Regional HS Students to Attend Annual…

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KENTUCKY (2/24/17) — The Bowles Center for Diversity Outreach, Inc., will host the annual African American, Hispanic and Bi-Racial Males High School Student Leadership Conference March 9, 2017. The conference focuses on reducing barriers to learning, closing achievement gaps, cultural empowerment, developing leadership skills, character education and financial literacy. The conference will be…
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/24/17) — The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following report Friday, Feb. 24. Amy Wirthlin of Manitou was charged Feb. 23 on a Hopkins County warrant for failure to appear. SurfKY News Information provided by HCSO
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KSP Charges Woodford Co. Man with Child…

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VERSAILLES, Ky. (2/24/17) — According to a Kentucky State Police report on Feb. 23, 2017, at approximately 10 p.m., the KSP Electronic Crime Branch arrested a Woodford County man on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. The report said Gary L. Weaver, 66, was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children…
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Molly's Mutts 'Whim's and Wishes Paint…

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KENTUCKY (2/24/17) — Molly's Mutts is inviting the public to “Whim's and Wishes Paint Pawrty” on March 24 from 5:30 - 8:30 at the Dixon Community Center in Dixon. At the Paint Pawrty, Whims and Wishes will provide fun and whimsical designs to hand-paint and display in your home. Registration is $35 per person, and Whims and Wishes donates $10 to Molly's Mutts for every person who registers. Easy…
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/24/17) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, Feb. 24. Tania N. Atanoa of Madisonville was charged Feb. 23 with operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license. Gary L. Ezell of Madisonville was charged Feb. 23 on a Hopkins County warrant failure to appear. Amanda J. Ezell of Madisonville was charged Feb. 23 on a Hopkins County warrant…
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/24/17) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday Feb. 23, 2017. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 1 - 3 - 9 Thursday Evening 4 - 1 - 1 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 8 - 2 - 3 - 5 Thursday Evening 1 - 3 - 3 - 6 Cash Ball 225 Thursday 19 - 22 - 23 - 29 - 3 5 Cash Card Thursday 19 - 22 - 23 - 29 - 3 Lucky for Life Thursday 12 - 14 - 17 - 24 - 46 - 2 Winning numbers…
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HCHD Releases Food Inspection Scores

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/24/17) — The Hopkins County Health Department released the following food scores through Feb. 23. FOOD SCORES THRU Feb. 23, 2017 Center Street Bar & Grill (new-formerly Blackwell’s) 98Ice scoop improperly stored Ideal Mkt Deli (Hanson Rd.) 98Small cooler not keeping proper temperature Grace School Café 100 South Side school Café 100 West Hopkins School Café 100 Dawson…
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Pet of the Day - Casper

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KENTUCKY (2/24/17) — Meet Casper. This guy is the sweetest pooch you'll ever meet. He'll cover you in kisses and he is the biggest love-bug you will ever meet. Casper is a pretty big boy, but this gentle guy will win you over in a heartbeat. He is great with other dogs, but is working through some food aggression, and would make a great addition to any family. To see how adopt Casper and make him…
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JSES to Host Regional Governor's Cup…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/23/17) — Sixteen schools will gather to take part in the 2017 Regional Governor's Cup Competition Saturday, March 4, an academic event sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition. Participating schools are: Bremen Elementary, Central City Elementary, Dawson Springs Community School (EL), Earlington Elementary, Grapevine Elementary, Greenville Elementary,…

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Albert Joe Driver, 75, of St. Charles

February 26, 2017
ST. CHARLES, Ky. — Albert Joe Driver, 75 of St. Charles passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving wife and children. He was born Nov. 9, 1941 in White Plains to the late Hester Lee and Margret (Binkley) Driver. Joe proudly served…

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