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I-69 Shut Down at 108 MM; Motorists Advised to Avoid Area

March 24, 2017
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/24/17) 4:25 p.m. — I-69 is closed at the 108 mile marker just south of the Pennyrile Parkway and Western Kentucky Parkway interchange. The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene due to an accident apparently involving two semi…

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Post-Winter Garden Prep

March 24, 2017 SurfKY News
KENTUCKY (3/24/17) — Lawns and gardens can bear the brunt of winter weather and are often in need of tender loving care by the time spring arrives. Preparing a garden for spring…
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What Smart Investors Know

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KENTUCKY (3/24/17) — Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact. How do you make investment choices? Are your decisions based on rational analysis or are they driven by emotion? SurfKY News Information provided by Randall L. Franklin, CPA/PFS, CFP Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/24/17) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Maleah D. Trice of Madisonville was charged March 23 with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended or revoked license, no brake lights and no insurance card. Kent R. Clevenger of Providence was charged March 23 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).…
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Parent Teacher Conferences March 28-30

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/24/17) — Hopkins County Schools’ Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled from 3:30-5:45 p.m. March 28-30. Elementary school (including all West Hopkins students) and the Career & Technology Center conferences are on Tuesday, March 28; high school conferences are Wednesday, March 29; and middle school conferences are Thursday, March 30. SurfKY News Information provided by Lori…
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Thursday…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/24/17) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Thursday March 23, 2017. Pick 3 Thursday Midday 3 - 5 - 8 Thursday Evening 3 - 1 - 4 Pick 4 Thursday Midday 3 - 8 - 4 - 1 Thursday Evening 3 - 9 - 0 - 7 Cash Ball 225 Thursday 17 - 18 - 28 - 31 - 22 5 Cash Card Thursday AH - 7H - 4C - 3D - 3C Lucky for Life Thursday 1 - 5 - 6 - 15 - 30 - 1 Winning numbers…
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6th Annual ‘Feed Seniors Now’ Food…

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KENTUCKY (3/24/17) — Nearly one in six senior citizens are at risk of hunger—representing an 88 percent increase over the past decade—according to the Meals on Wheels Association of America. To combat troubling statistics like these, local agencies are once again partnering to sponsor the “Feed Seniors Now” food drive, running March 28 – April 24. Groceries will be delivered on May 3,…
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Smoking Cessation Coverage Law Signed…

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KENTUCKY (3/24/17) — Gov. Matt Bevin has signed Senate 89 into law. Kentucky law now will require health insurance plans offered in the Commonwealth to provide coverage for all FDA-approved tobacco cessation medications, as well as tobacco cessation programs recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, including individual, group, and telephone counseling. The law also prohibits…
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Pet of the Day - Blitz

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KENTUCKY (3/24/17) — Meet Blitz, she is a beautiful 1-year-old Blue Heeler mix. Blitz is new to Molly's Mutts and is ready to make her big debut. Although Blitz was once a stray, we promised her that she would never have to live as a stray ever again. Blitz is great with other dogs and she craves attention from everyone she meets. We are still getting to know Blitz, so we will update when we know…
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Air Conditioning Technology Courses…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/23/17) — Madisonville Community College announces the return of air conditioning technology courses for the Fall 2017 semester. The courses will be available in a convenient online format with hands-on evening labs that provide HVAC skill sets highly recommended by employers. Computer assistance is available to those unfamiliar with online learning. Electrical components,…
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Scholarship Helps Students Get Training…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/23/17) — Applications for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship are now available from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The scholarship helps Kentuckians who have not yet earned an associate’s degree pay for training that leads to a certificate or credential in a high-demand workforce field. For the 2017-18 academic year, the workforce fields are construction,…
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A Shakespearean Take on an Amish…

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KENTUCKY (3/23/17) — To try, or not to try, that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer. The slings and arrows of FDA noncompliance. Is this how Shakespeare might have rendered a current version of “Hamlet” were he writing in these days of out-of-control government agencies, including perhaps the most McCarthy-like of them all: the Food and Drug Administration? In the case of…
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Light of Chance Partners with MSU to…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/23/17) — Light of Chance, Inc. announced the Breathe Residency Program, an initiative that sends professional teaching artists to schools to engage and empower students through the arts, over the summer. This past fall, the local nonprofit put words into action and teamed up with Murray State University to launch the program at Browning Spring Middle School. Launched in 2012,…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/23/17) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Ashley N. Poe of Dawson Springs was charged March 22 with theft by unlawful taking (under $500). Jennifer A. Adamson of Providence was charged March 22 with illegal possession of a legend drug. Vance M. Flener of Madisonville was charged March 22 with failure to appear. Geoffery S. Bumpus of…
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New Federal Law to Affect the 2018…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/23/17) — The Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation is alerting boaters of a recent change in federal law regarding the registration and renewal process for vessels. Beginning January 2018, boat owners will need to verify all Hull Identification Numbers when renewing or applying for new registrations. All HIN registrations must be valid and formatted correctly in order to be…
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Kentucky’s February 2017 Unemployment…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/23/17) — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for February 2017 was down 0.1 percent from the January 2017 rate of 5.0 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The preliminary February 2017 jobless rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the 5.2 percent rate…
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Wednesday…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/23/17) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Wednesday March 22, 2017. Powerball Wednesday 2 - 9 - 27 - 29 - 42 - 9 Power Play 2 Pick 3 Wednesday Midday 7 - 7 - 7 Wednesday Evening 3 - 1 - 2 Pick 4 Wednesday Midday 2 - 9 - 1 - 5 Wednesday Evening 7 - 3 - 1 - 9 Cash Ball 225 Wednesday 5 - 14 - 22 - 27 - 24 5 Cash Card Wednesday 9D - JS - 9H - QD - 3S…
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/23/17) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: David S. Demoss of Hanson was charged March 21 with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), two counts of third-degree assault on police officers, third-degree criminal mischief, third-degree terroristic threatening and resisting arrest. Bridgett Davis of Dawson Springs was charged March 22…

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Winona N. Childress, 95, of Madisonville

March 23, 2017
MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Winona N. Childress, 95, of Madisonville passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Baptist Health in Madisonville. Mrs. Childress was born November 26, 1921 in Marion, to the late John L. Newbell and Rowena Paris Newbell. She was also…

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