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SHMS Students Say Goodbye to Retiring Principal

May 23, 2018
NORTONVILLE, Ky. (5/23/18) — South Hopkins Middle School Students bid farewell to a longtime leader today. Principal Stuart Fitch is retiring after 17 years. Jan Richey, SHMS Assistant Principal, will fill the position when classes resume in August. Ladonna…

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Muhlenberg County Captures 10th District Softball Championship

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CALHOUN, Ky. (5/23/18) — Muhlenberg County claimed another championship on Tuesday, defeating Ohio County 6-2 in the 10th District Softball Tournament title game at McLean County.…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/23/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Gary Ezell of Madisonville was charged May 22 with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and failure to pay court fees or fines. Chad C. Farley of Providence was charged May 22 with giving officer false identifying…
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Madisonville Holiday Sanitation Schedule

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/23/18) — In observance of Memorial Day, Madisonville Public Works Department announced it will be closed Monday. All trash and recycle routes next week will run on a one-day delay. Friday’s route is scheduled to be collected Saturday. SurfKY News
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports — May…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/23/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Raven D. Gatten of Hanson was charged May 22 with DUI (aggravated), third-degree terroristic threatening and third-degree assault-police officer. Jeffrey Henley of Madisonville was charged May 22 with failure to appear. SurfKY News
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STATE NEWS: Body Found in River

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STATE NEWS – COLUMBUS, Ky. (5/23/18) — Riverboat workers located a body near a boat ramp in the Mississippi River yesterday near Columbus. Kentucky State Police responded at approximately 11:50 a.m. to the scene, where the male body was recovered from the river. An autopsy is scheduled for today in Madisonville. Hickman County Sherriff’s Office, Hickman County Rescue Squad, Kentucky Fish and…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/22/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Antony Petrakis of Dawson Springs was charged May 21 with failure to pay court fines or fees. Jeramey H. Bourland of Dawson Springs was charged May 21 with two counts of failure to appear. Michael R. Harris of Madisonville was charged May 21 with public intoxication (excludes alcohol). SurfKY News
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Extension Agents Release Farm Equipment…

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WESTERN Ky. (5/22/18) — County Extension Agents for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties took to the road to address some the major issues related to transporting oversize farm equipment recently. Advancements in machinery and technology resulted in larger equipment traveling on roads, agents said, leaving little room for error. Agricultural specialists also spoke…
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Baptist Health Paducah Names New…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (5/22/18) — Baptist Health Paducah has named Tonya Edwards, RN, as the director of the Cardiac Telemetry unit, located on the hospital’s fourth floor. Edwards has worked on that unit since 2002, starting as a nurse aide. She became a charge nurse and also worked in the education department, before most recently serving as the unit’s clinical educator. She received an associate’s…
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KSP Honors Fallen Troopers, CVE…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/22/18) — Kentucky Justice Cabinet Secretary John Tilley and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders recognized fallen KSP troopers, officers and highway patrolmen at a memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony held Monday at the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort. “These officers gave everything so that our families and communities could grow, prosper and live free from…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports — May…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/22/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Jaymee L. Capps of Providence was charged May 21 with third-degree possession of a controlled substance and prescription controlled substance in improper container-second offense. Adam J. Gray of Providence was charged May 21 with disregarding a traffic light, DUI and possession of marijuana.…
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Highway Mowing Crews Making Rounds

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (5/22/18) — After being held up due to heavy rainfall, crews have started another round of mowing along Kentucky state highways. As weather and soil conditions have allowed, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway crews and contractors have ramped up mowing and litter removal activities. Mowing zones will be marked by appropriate signage and should be treated with the same…
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Caution Urged during Highway Painting…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (5/22/18) — Traffic stripe painting crews are making rounds along highways in western Kentucky. Contract traffic paint crews are on the move across the region updating traffic markings. Crews will generally have to make several passes to re-paint traffic striping along highways. Motorists should be alert for paint caravans working along highways across the region during daylight…
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BSMS Site-Based Council Meets Thursday

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/22/18) — Browning Springs Middle School Site-Based Council meets 10 a.m. Thursday at the school. SurfKY News
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/21/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Tristan T. Watkins of Grayson was charged May 21 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. Nickie L. Watkins of Earlington was charged May 18 with theft by unlawful taking (less than $500). Blair Brown…
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AG Offiers Information on Reporting…

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FRANKFORT, KY. (5/21/18) – As voters prepare to head to the polls tomorrow, Attorney General Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians to report any violations of Kentucky’s election laws to his office’s Election Law Violations Hotline. The hotline – 800-328-VOTE (8683) – opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. (Eastern time), and Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports — May…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/21/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Misty L. Hamby of Madisonville was charged May 19 with second-degree assault. Danny R. Key of Dawson Springs was charged May 19 with fourth-degree assault-domestic violence. Robert W. Thompson of Madisonville was charged May 20 with two counts of failure to appear. Austin Cates of Madisonville…
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Dawson Springs Police Department…

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (5/21/18) — Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports today: Sonja G. Grable, 60 of Dawson Springs was charged May 14 with harboring a vicious animal. Joseph E. Drennan, 48 of Dawson Springs was charged May 16 with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth-less than 2 grams) Manuel S. Rambo, 31 of Dawson Springs was charged May 16 with…

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Paul ‘Cowboy’ Barnes, 53, of Nortonville

May 23, 2018
NORTONVILLE, KY., — Paul ‘Cowboy’ Barnes, 53, of Nortonville passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Baptist Health Madisonville. He was born on March 10, 1965 in Madisonville to the late Barbara Cotton. Paul enjoyed watching TV and was of the Pentecostal…

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