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MPD Halts Alleged Drug Deal; 2 Charged with Trafficking

April 26, 2018
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/26/18) — Two men were charged with trafficking in opiates yesterday afternoon on East Center Street after police reported seeing a drug deal go down. Madisonville Police Officer Justin Crump reported detectives were in the area of Ideal…

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Eagles Lose to Host Breckinridge County

April 26, 2018 Steve LeMaster
HARNED, Ky. (4/26/18) — Apollo fell short in a bid to claim a victory on the road as host Breckinridge County held on to win 3-2 in a high school baseball game on Wednesday. With…
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JIM WATERS: Charter Opponents Don't…

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KENTUCKY (4/26/18) — During the raging debate in recent years about whether Kentucky would join America’s education civilization by allowing charter schools, Ohio’s dismal charter performance became a favorite whipping boy of school-choice opponents. Less than three years ago, the headline atop a 1,000-word exposé in The Washington Post on the Buckeye State’s charter schools read: “Troubled Ohio…
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Madisonville Police Reports Released —…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/26/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Brian Chance Griffin of Central City was charged April 26 on a Muhlenberg County warrant for failure to appear. Crystal Larkins, address unknown, was charged April 25 on a Hopkins County warrant for failure to appear. Michael S. Meatris of Madisonville was charged April 25 with first-degree…
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Hopkins County Health Department…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/26/18) — The Hopkins County Health Department today released the following restaurant/food service inspection scores through April 25: Marco’s Pizza 100 B.P.O.E. (The Elk’s) 100 Dave’s Street Eats (new hot dog cart) 100 Kroger Deli 100 Silver Star Burgers 98Syrup Spillage on floorPan liner needs replacing beneath drink machine Baymont Inn/Suites Breakfast Bar 100 YAA…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/25/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Micah Morse of Madisonville was charged April 23 with fourth-degree assault-domestic violence. Shirely Beckner of Madisonville was charged April 23 with fourth-degree assault-domestic violence. SurfKY News
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National Prescription Drug Take Back…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/25/18) — Kentucky State Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency are partnering Saturday to encourage residents to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely. “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and health issue by providing a convenient way for citizens to help prevent drug addiction and overdose…
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Human Trafficking Report Released;…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/25/18) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and Catholic Charities of Louisville today released the 2017 Human Trafficking Task Force Report that focuses on the state’s coordinated efforts to fight human trafficking. The report highlights Kentucky’s new streamlined notification process that better assists in investigations and follow-up victim services for reported cases of human…
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Greenville's 'Saturdays on the Square'…

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GREENVILLE, Ky. (4/25/18) — The Greenville Tourism Commission is predicting “clear fun” as this summer’s “5-WEEK FORECAST” for the 10th anniversary season of “Saturdays on the Square”. The annual summer series of free outdoor concerts begins on July 7th and continues weekly through Aug. 4. To celebrate the milestone year, the 2018 line-up includes internationally known names in the music industry…
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KSP Post 2 Seeking Telecommunicator…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (4/25/18) — Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville is currently seeking applicants for the position of Police Telecommunicator I. Post 2 covers Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd and Webster counties. This is an important and essential position within the agency. It requires a person that: • Has excellent communication skills;• Has the ability to…
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McConnel Introduces CAREER Act to…

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KENTUCKY (4/24/18 — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) continues to build on his work to help combat the opioid and substance abuse epidemic in Kentucky and throughout the nation. Today, he announced the introduction of his bill, the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry Act, which helps address the devastating impact substance abuse is having…
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Baptist Health Would Care Raising…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (4/24/18) — Baptist Health Wound Care is helping raise awareness of how stress can affect wounds during Stress Awareness Month in April. Evidence suggests stress and other behavioral factors can affect wound healing. Stress is the body’s natural response to any outside stimulus that is mentally or physically agitating. The body secretes hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline during…
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SHMS Principal Selection Meeting…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/23/18) — There will be a principal selection meeting for the South Hopkins Middle School Site-Based Council 3 p.m. Thursday at Hopkins County Board of Education, 320 S. Seminary St., Madisonville. The meeting's purpose is the continuation of the principal selection process. The committee will review input survey results, edit criteria if needed, draft interview questions…
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Princeton Man Charged with Stabbing

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PRINCETON, Ky. (4/23/18) — A Princeton man has been charged with first-degree assault after Kentucky State Police said he stabbed another man during the wee hours of Sunday morning. KSP said Caldwell County Medical Center advised they were treating a stabbing victim with non-life threatening injuries at 12:21 a.m. Sunday. Trooper Joseph Bartolotti responded and started an investigation.…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/23/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Lisa Lee of Dawson Springs was charged April 15 with burglary. Michael Sharp of Madisonville was charged April 21 with theft by unlawful taking (less than $10,000). Jimmy McGregor of Earlington was charged April 21 with driving on a suspended or revoked license. Jacob Todd of Sebree was charged…
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Dawson Springs Police Department…

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (4/23/18) — Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports today: Joseph S. Eli, 49 of Dawson Springs was charged April 11 with theft by unlawful taking-less than $10,000 and third-degree criminal trespassing (Caldwell County). James R. Bivins, 21 of Hanson was charged April 15 with failure to pay court costs or fees. Chad M. Poole, 31 of Dawson Springs was…
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Legislator's Column by Melinda Gibbons…

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BELTON, Ky. (4/23/18) — I would like to continue to summarize highlights of the recent 2018 Session that concluded on Saturday, April 14. Much good work was done that will help citizens across the Commonwealth of all ages and in all walks of life, a few of which are listed below. Major adoption and foster care reforms were passed in HB 1. Some of the measures implemented include policies for…
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Police Bust Alleged Meth Trafficking;…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
MORGANFIELD, Ky. (4/22/18) — A Morganfield woman was charged with drug trafficking after police executed a search warrant at an Enterprise Drive residence Thursday night. Kentucky State Police, Union County Sheriff’s Deputies and Morganfield Police went to the residence at 8 p.m. with a search warrant. Troopers reported locating more than 2 grams of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine,…

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Mary Frances Lockridge, 91 formerly of Henderson

April 26, 2018
CLEMMONS, Nc. (4/26/2018) — Mary Frances Lockridge, 91, of Clemmons, NC, formerly of Henderson, passed away Tuesday April 24. Graveside Service will be at 10 a.m. Tues May 1, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Tapp Funeral Home, A Life…

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