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Hopkins County Happenings and Meetings — Dec. 16, 2017

December 16, 2017
HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/16/17)— The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for Hopkins County. • Hanson Lion's Club Santa House, located in front of the old Historic Courthouse, will be open from 1-5 p.m. today and Sunday. • Landmark Church, 590…

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CALHOUN, Ky. (12/16/17) — Ksuan Casey scored 19 points and Cade Cunningham netted 17 points to lead Madisonville-North Hopkins over host McLean County 74-57 in a boys' high school…
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KENTUCKY (12/16/17) — “All I want for Christmas is for Republicans to act like Republicans,” I recently wrote on Facebook. Responders aren’t optimistic. “LOL Jim Waters … I’ll bet you still believe in Santa too!” wrote one friend who’s obviously frustrated with the current state of our politics. Point made. To avoid a completely empty stocking in case Republicans can’t stop the erosion of…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: How to Have a Merry…

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KENTUCKY (12/16/17) — Christmas is the most depressing time of the year for many people. New Year's Eve is another difficult time. There are lots of reasons why depression and suicide rates soar during these holidays. Feeling alone, financial distress, health issues, family problems and the list can actually be long. Here are some quick tips for you. Keep this column handy for reference over the…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/15/17) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Chad W. Massey of Madisonville was charged Dec. 14 with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine/less than 2 grams) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kenneth G. Liggons of Central City was charged Dec. 15 with improper equipment, possession of marijuana and DUI.…
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Quarles Rejects Federal Overreach into…

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KENTUCKY (12/15/17) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles called on Congress to remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances under federal law and challenged the Drug Enforcement Administration’s position on consumable hemp-derived products in remarks delivered today at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Advisory Board meeting. “When I became Commissioner…
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Senator C.B. Embry's Legislative Update…

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KENTUCKY (12/15/17) — The season of frigid nights, warm gatherings, and good cheer is upon us as we prepare for 2018. This year was a whirlwind in the General Assembly as we passed historic legislation in the 2017 Session, held insightful policy discussions across the Commonwealth during the Interim, and analyzed proposed pension reform. The year was momentous for the Commonwealth of Kentucky as…
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Hopkins Health Department Food…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/14/17) — Hopkins County Health Department released the following food inspection scores through today: Alotadog (new, downtown) — 100 Tootsie’s Diner — 100 McDonald’s (North Main Street) — 98• Food spillage in bottom of small cooler by grill• Grease on floor beneath deep fryer• Food spillage in small cooler McDonald’s (Ruby Drive) — 99• Grease on floor beneath grill Grace…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/14/17) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Richard Wayne Senay of West Paducah was charged Dec. 13 with second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Richard R. Hall of Madisonville was charged Dec. 13 with failure to appear. SurfKY…
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Madisonville Joint Tourism to discuss…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/13/17) — A rescheduled joint meeting of the City of Madisonville Tourism City Council Committee and Tourism Advisory Board will be held 5:30 p.m. Thursday in City Hall Council Chambers, 67 N. Main St., Madisonville. The agenda is listed below: I. Call to order – Chairman Adam Townsend II. Approval of Minutes from November 16, 2017 III. Financial update IV. Projects update a.…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/13/17) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Michael A. Renfrow was charged Dec. 12 with failure to appear. Robert L. Cline of St. Charles was charged Dec. 12 with theft by unlawful taking (under $500). SurfKY NewsInformation provided by MPD
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/13/17) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following report today: Isaac R. Chamberlain of Madisonville was charged with two counts of failure to appear (Muhlenberg County). SurfKY NewsInformation provided by HCSO
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Law Officers, Agencies Honored for…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/13/17) — The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety today honored more than 200 law enforcement officers from 185 agencies across the commonwealth for their efforts to target impaired drivers. The 2017 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington. Awards were presented to officers with the most impaired-driving arrests…
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Civic Clubs Blood Drive Canceled…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/13/17) — A blood drive initially scheduled for the Civic Clubs at Lion’s Club headquarters Thursday has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. SurfKY News
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Governor Orders Flags at Half Staff for…

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KENTUCKY (12/13/17) — Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today, Dec. 13 in honor of a Kentucky serviceman who was killed in action during World War II but whose remains were only recently recovered and returned home. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Albert Strange, of Mammoth Cave, was 18 years old when he died in battle in the Pacific theater…
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Paul Opposes Budget Resolution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/12/17) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul announced today that he plans to oppose an end-of-the-year continuing resolution in relation to "recklessly spending the American people’s money." “I cannot in good conscience vote to add more to the already massive $20 trillion debt,” Paul said. “I promised Kentucky to vote against reckless, deficit spending, and I will do just that. Tax cuts —…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/12/17) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Brian K. Bourland of Madisonville was charged Dec. 11 with DUI (aggravated/second offense) and driving on a suspended or revoked license. Christopher E. Matchem, address unknown, was charged Dec. 12 with public intoxication. Malik W. Ratcliff of Madisonville was charged Dec. 11 with receiving…
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Rail Crossing Closures in Hopkins

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/12/17) — Highway officials reported CSX track crew is returning to work on the railroad for the next nine days. CSX anticipates the following schedule for this week: Closed tonight for about three days: • Joe Tippett Road just North of Hanson in Hopkins County Closure tentative 6 p.m. Thursday for about three days: • Jones Road between Hanson and Slaughters To Be Scheduled…

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Andrew Thomas DeMoss, 57, of Earlington

December 14, 2017
EARLINGTON, KY., — Andrew Thomas DeMoss, 57, of Earlington passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his home. He was born in Earlington, KY on April 11, 1960 to the late Andrew Olin DeMoss Jr. and the late Margaret Helen Troop DeMoss. He was a member of…

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