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Baptist Health Ebola Ready
Baptist Health Ebola Ready

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Infection Control coordinator Tammy Merrill presented Ebola preparedness at Baptist Health during the Madisonville Lions Club luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 19. “The Ebola virus was first detected in 1976 and believed it originated in fruit bats and then crossed over into monkeys,” said Merrill. “Then, eventually, it crossed over into humans. This all...

Nov 25, 2014
Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Headed to Kentucky Lake
Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Headed to Kentucky Lake

BENTON, Ky. — The Walmart Bass Fishing League  is headed to Kentucky Lake Oct. 16-18 for one of six regional championships. The three-day tournament, presented by Mercury, will feature the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Buckeye, Great Lakes, Illinois and Michigan divisions. Anglers will take to the water to compete...

Oct 11, 2014
Kohl’s and Baptist Health Paducah Partner to Promote Middle School Health for Third Year
Kohl’s and Baptist Health Paducah Partner to Promote Middle School Health for Third Year

PADUCAH, Ky.  — Baptist Health Foundation Paducah has received a $24,638 grant from Kohl’s Department Store for its third year of promoting good health at four middle schools in Paducah and McCracken County. The “Kohl’s & Baptist Opening our Heart to Youth” partnership will provide carnivals of health Oct. 22 – 24 for nearly 800...

Oct 07, 2014
Kentucky State Parks Halloween Events in October
Kentucky State Parks Halloween Events in October

FRANKFORT, Ky. — October is arriving, and that means the Kentucky State Parks will be getting out the pumpkins and goblin decorations as they prepare for one of the most popular times of the year, Halloween. Many of the park system’s campgrounds will be having special activities for campers, including decorations, costumes, hayrides and games for...

Sep 27, 2014
Muhlenberg Author Pens Evils War Trilogy
Muhlenberg Author Pens Evils War Trilogy

POWDERLY, Ky. — Shandi Littlefield is the first to admit that her quiet life as a wife and mother of three is a long way from the subjects of her popular trilogy. Littlefield enjoys spending time with her husband, Zeb, and their daughter, Paige and sons Gabriel and Elijah. Together they love to go fishing, hunting...

Sep 07, 2014
Muhlenberg Son Strums His Way Around Music City
Muhlenberg Son Strums His Way Around Music City

A native of Bremen, Dukes graduated from Muhlenberg North High School and went on to earn a degree in Exceptional Education at Western Kentucky University. While in college, Dukes worked as a singer/musician in several Bowling Green establishments. After college, he moved to Nashville and taught full time for three years while playing the guitar...

Mar 21, 2014
Time-out: My First Visit to Fancy Farm
Time-out: My First Visit to Fancy Farm

OWENSBORO, Ky.– “How’d she do?” That’s the question I was asked by Charlotte Lundergan, the mother of Alison Lundergan Grimes, after Grimes finished her address to the crowd at Saturday’s Fancy Farm picnic. But I’ll come back to that. First, let me set the scene a little better before I dive into how I answered the question. I...

Aug 04, 2013
Outdoors with Big Country – Crappie Fishing is In
Outdoors with Big Country – Crappie Fishing is In

KENTUCKY – If you are like me and don’t have a 300 acre farm or a family farm, or an expensive land leased to hunt and fish on, you have to make the best out of using Kentucky’s public land to enjoy all your outdoor experiences, such as deer, turkey, and waterfowl hunting and camping. Think...

Mar 13, 2013
New Fishing Regulations for 2013
New Fishing Regulations for 2013

WESTERN KENTUCKY – Anglers should know of new fishing regulations that go into effect March 1, 2013. These new regulations include changes to smallmouth bass regulations in Otter Creek Park Outdoor Recreation Area, a reduction of the striped bass minimum size limit in Lake Cumberland, some new catfish regulations at three state-owned lakes and modification...

Jan 31, 2013
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts Announces 2012-13 Lineup
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts Announces 2012-13 Lineup

MADISONVILLE, KY – The Madisonville Community College Glema Mahr Center for the Arts announces its 2012-13 Season: “Wild for the Arts!” The season theme refers to the fact that the Center will be presenting Jungle Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild LIVE!, as well as one of the wilder musicals to hit Broadway in several years,...

Jun 24, 2012
Romeo the Roaming Gastronome Goes to Wood’s Bait Shop (Trust me. Keep reading.)
Romeo the Roaming Gastronome Goes to Wood’s Bait Shop (Trust me. Keep reading.)

KENTUCKY –My editor asked me to stop by and check-out Wood’s Bait Shop. I agreed, but was not all that confident. The thoughts swimming (bait shop joke, sorry) through my brain involved smells and foods that just do not belong together. I have eaten at places that sell bait and food at the same time....

May 24, 2012
Candidate Profile: Marian Turley Talks Health Care, Religion, Abortion
Candidate Profile: Marian Turley Talks Health Care, Religion, Abortion

OWENSBORO, KY – Kentucky State House Majority Whip Tommy Thompson has represented the 14th District since 2003, but candidate Marian Turley will try to change that in November. SurfKY News spoke with Turley on Wednesday to discover who she is and what to expect from her campaign. Turley, a self-described Ultra-Conservative, has been a registered...

May 16, 2012
WK Outdoors – Kentucky River, Pool 4
WK Outdoors – Kentucky River, Pool 4

KENTUCKY – In 1780, several pioneers from Bryan Station camped on a gravel bar in a double bend in the Kentucky River, about a mile upstream from where a large buffalo trail crossed the river at Leestown. The pioneers were bound for Mann’s Lick in Jefferson County to make salt.  Their camping spot was a...

May 10, 2012
Awards Received by Locals at Film Festival Featuring Emmy Winner
Awards Received by Locals at Film Festival Featuring Emmy Winner

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY – The MayDay Film Festival celebrated its fourth year running this past Saturday, May 5th at the University of Southern Indiana. The festival more than doubled its attendance from last year. Festival organizers agreed, that this year’s festival was a huge success. There were two theatres that featured the 21 entries at...

May 07, 2012
E-Cigs—Just Blowing Smoke?
E-Cigs—Just Blowing Smoke?

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY —You’ve tried putting them down cold turkey; you’ve tried the less-than-tasty gums; you’ve made quitting your New Year’s resolution for the last ten years running; heck, you’ve even attended support groups. Yet, for all the help these methods can offer, many people still find themselves wanting a cigarette. Sound familiar? If so,...

May 01, 2012