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Hospital Alerts Elderly and Disabled Residents about Phone Scam

July 21, 2017
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/21/17) — Baptist Health Madisonville officials reported an unknown company is making malicious calls around the area claiming to be Baptist Health. The caller is asking elderly and disabled residents to purchase a security alert system.…

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Ecotourism on the Rise

July 17, 2017 SurfKY News
KENTUCKY (7/17/17) — According to the International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is defined as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/21/17) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Amanda G. Walker of Nortonville was charged July 20 with identity theft, giving officer false identifying information, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, prescription controlled substance not in proper container and failure to appear. Ryne B. Bruch, address unknown, was…
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Cleveland-Leggett Named HUD Southeast…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (7/21/17) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced today Denise Cleveland-Leggett to serve as the HUD’ Region IV Regional Administrator. As regional administrator, she will work from the HUD’ Atlanta Regional Office and lead HUD’ southeast operation in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and the…
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UofL Dr.: McCain Glioblastoma 'Bleak,…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (7/21/17) – U.S. Sen. John McCain’s glioblastoma diagnosis is bleak, but not hopeless, said Eyas Hattab, M.D., chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the A.J. Miller Endowed Chair in Pathology at the University of Louisville, because of a recent development known as personalized medicine. Hattab – who also is the current chair of the College of American…
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EVV Offering TSA Pre-Application…

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (7/21/17) – Travelers will have the opporunity to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA Pre✓® application program inside the Evansville Regional Airport terminal during the week of Aug. 7 to 11, where officials will host a temporary enrollment center. The airport is a convenient location to enroll in the popular program. The airport address is 7801…
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/21/17) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Deborah N. Todd, 60 of Nortonville, was charged July 18 with failure to appear. Jimmy W. Moore of Nortonville was charged July 18 with failure to pay. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by HCSO
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KYDOT Urges Preparation Prior to Solar…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (7/21/17) – Residents of 10 Kentucky counties are on the verge of experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event in their backyard with up to half a million visitors joining them as spectators. A total solar eclipse will sweep across 14 states, including Kentucky, on Aug. 21, 2017. With the Hopkinsville area listed among the top 10 eclipse viewing sites along the path, state…
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Pet of the Day - Angel

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KENTUCKY (7/21/17) — This week's pet of the day is Angel. Angel is a 1 year old Shepherd Mix that come to the shelter as a stray. Angel is a sweet girl who loves to play and does very well with other dogs. Angel loves going out to the dog park and is a high energy dog that would need an active family or a fenced in backyard so she can burn her energy off. If you feel like you could make Angel a…
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HCCHS High Voltage Character Breakfast…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/21/17) — Hopkins County Central High School High Voltage Dance Team will be at Oasis Southwest Grill in Madisonville 7-9 a.m. Saturday for its third annual Character Breakfast. Pancakes with sausage or bacon will be served, while superheroes and princess characters mingle with guests. Dance team members/parents have tickets available for $8. For more information or to…
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Award-Winning Chef Offering Desserts at…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HENDERSON, Ky. (7/21/17) — Chef Willie O’Nan will be whipping up some homemade desserts starting 11 a.m. today in Madisonville. He will be set up at a local barbecue restaurant through the day or until he sells out. Proceeds from his dessert sales at Dave’s Sticky Pig on Madison Square Drive will help fund his upcoming appearance at another World Food Championship in Orange Beach, Alabama this…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/20/17) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Donavan B. Butler of Madisonville was charged July 19 with possession of marijuana and failure to appear. Calvin J. Dunn of Madisonville was charged July 19 with failure to appear. Samantha J. Harris of Henderson was charged July 19 with failure to appear and probation violation/misdemeanor…
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Paul, Harris Introduce Bill on Money…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (7/20/17) — U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) announced the introduction of a bipartisan bail reform bill — the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017 — to encourage states to reform or replace the practice of money bail, the requirement that individuals awaiting trial remain in jail unless they pay for their release. Across the country, state and…
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JSES Site-Based Council Principal…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/20/17) — Jesse Stuart Elementary School Site-Based Council will meet 8 a.m. Monday, July 24 at the Hopkins County Board of Education Central Office. The meeting pertains to the principal selection process. The committee will review additional applicants, and then conduct scheduled interviews. The selection committee will then announce the next principal. SurfKY…
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/20/17) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Clayton Browning of Earlington was charged July 19 with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence. Steven Browning of Big Rock, Tennessee, was charged July 19 with failure to appear. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by HCSO
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/19/17) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Kevin Westby of Madisonville was charged July 18 with speeding 26 mph over the limit, failure to maintain required insurance, driving on a suspended or revoked license and no registration plates. Dylan Reece of Lewisburg was charged July 17 with failure to appear (Logan County). Joseph D. Harris of…
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Paul, Tester, and Kelly Introduce Plan…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 19, 2017) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), and U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS) introduced the Paperwork Reduction for Farmers Act today to create a more efficient process for farmers applying for new H-2A workers or reapplying for the same employees. Previously, farmers have reported massive financial losses due to H-2A application delays, and excessive…
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/19/17) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Timothy L. Groves of Nortonville was charged July 18 with public intoxication (controlled substance), possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Darrell W. Demoss of Earlington was charged July 18 with contempt of court. Patrick K. Morgan of Madisonville was charged July 19…

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Betty Jean Durham, 88 of Madisonville

July 21, 2017
Betty Jean Durham, 88 of Madisonville, KY passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at her daughter’s residence. She was born December 31, 1928 in Madisonville to the late Charles Clements and Rebecca Perkins Clements. She was also preceded in death by her husband,…

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