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March 31, 2020
WESTERN KENTUCKY (3/31/20) — Today, we bid farewell to SurfKY News. It is a sad day and we thank the many, many people that have expressed their appreciation since our announcement two weeks ago. From a financial perspective, SurfKY News was not a success.…

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Risk minimization remains theme of high school spirit rules changes

March 30, 2020 SurfKY News
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (3/30/20) — High school spirit rules changes for the 2020-21 school year remain centered on increasing safety for cheerleading and dance teams across the…
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/30/20) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Brian K. Bourland, 37 of Madisonville, was charged March 27 with failure use turn signal, DUI (third offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and open alcohol beverage container in vehicle. Ashley N. Carter, 27 of Madisonville, was charged March 28 with DUI and no driver’s license. SurfKY News
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KEMI releases statement regarding first…

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KENTUCKY (3/30/20) — Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance released the following statement regarding benefits for first responders during COVID-19 quarantine: "Effective immediately, KEMI will provide wage replacement benefits for first responders and medical personnel employed by a current KEMI policyholder who have been quarantined for COVID-19 as a result of their increased risk of exposure in…
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/20) — Madisonville Police Department released the following report today: Tammy M. Oakley, 44 of Madisonville, was charged March 24 with no insurance card, obstructed windshield, first-degree possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. SurfKY News
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Hopkins County Sheriff's reports —…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/27/20) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Shawna R. Ritter of Henderson was charged March 24 with DUI. Dennis Stone of Madisonville was charged March 26 with DUI (third offense) and driving on a suspended or revoked license. Christy E. Dukes of Nortonville was charged March 26 with public intoxication and second-degree disorderly…
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COLUMN: Rep. Jim Gooch House Week in…

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KENTUCKY (3/27/20) — While taking precautions to ensure safety in the face of the COVID-19 virus, I have been in Frankfort this week to continue legislative business in the final days of the 2020 Regular Session. Legislative leadership announced earlier this week that they believe the legislature must fulfill obligations to the people of Kentucky because there are necessary functions that only…
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Driver hands cop can of biscuits during…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/20) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Wednesday and today: Angela Means, 51 of Madisonville, was charged March 24 with failure to illuminate headlights, driving on a suspended license and DUI. Ronnie Allen, 46 of Bremen, was charged March 24 with DUI-second offense and no registration plates. MPD reported Allen was seen swerving and entering…
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Paul urges Trump to support Ky.…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (3/26/20) — Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him to approve Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s request for a major disaster declaration for Kentucky as it responds to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Paul is also joining other members of Kentucky's federal delegation in sending a separate letter on the aid to President Trump. Paul…
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MARKET COMMENTARY: Bear markets come…

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KENTUCKY (3/24/20) — The longest bull market in history lasted almost 11 years before coronavirus fears and the realities of a seriously disrupted U.S. economy brought it to an end. If you are losing sleep over volatility driven by a cascade of disheartening news, it may help to remember that the stock market is historically cyclical. There have been 10 bear markets (prior to this one) since…
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TRUMP: 'Nothing will stand in our way'

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (3/20/20) — Medical breakthroughs are too often held back by outdated, burdensome government rules and regulations, President Donald Trump explained, adding that outcome is unacceptable. As America faces an unprecedented global threat from the Coronavirus, Trump made another announcement during a briefing held at the White House this week. “Today, I want to share with you…
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Ky. State Parks set new guidelines

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/20/20) — In order to manage social distancing during novel coronavirus precautions, Kentucky State Parks have implemented the following precautionary measures to help ensure the health and well-being of all parks visitors and staff today: • Food services are limited to carry out only. No food will be served in restaurant dining rooms. Lounges and bars are closed. • Hidden Rivers…
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Princeton PD investigating death of…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
PRINCETON, Ky. (3/20/20) — Princeton Police Department is awaiting autopsy results related to the death of a baby. PPD reported officers were called 9:33 p.m. Friday, March 13 to a home off the 400 block of North Jefferson Street. An infant had stopped breathing, the mother told police, and they were doing chest compressions. Officers and EMS arrived on scene at 9:37 p.m. Caldwell County Medical…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's reports —…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/19/20) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following report today: Jessie J. Hibbs of Madisonville was charged March 16 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine-second offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree fleeing police, all-terrain vehicles violations, tampering with physical evidence and receiving stolen…
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Online access to Ky. legislative action…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/18/20) — For the duration of the COVID-19 health emergency that has restricted visitors at the State Capitol and Capitol Annex, live video of all General Assembly standing committee meetings will be available for online viewing, the Legislative Research Commission reports. Kentucky Educational Television already livestreams Senate and House proceedings as well as many committee…
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/17/20) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports recently: Donna N. Gibson of Earlington was charged March 12 with first-degree possession a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of failure to appear in court. Justin T. Baker of Salem was charged March 12 with speeding 24 mph over limit (school zone),…
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Beshear takes more action in response…

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KENTUCKY (3/16/20) — Gov. Andy Beshear implemented the following actions today related to the state's first novel coronavirus death: Childcare centers to close by Friday The policy will be forthcoming, but will include an exception for health care workers, and there will be some on-site employer exceptions. Three-month extension on driver’s licensesTo help those who might have a driver’s license…
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Hopkins Genealogical Society events…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/16/20) — Due to all of the closings associated with novel coronavirus precautions, Hopkins County Genealogical Society has canceled its "Donut Saturday" set for March 21 in addtion to the March 24 monthly meeting. SurfKY News

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Thomas Joey Wayne Hurley Jr

Thomas ‘Joey’ Wayne Hurley, Jr., 28, of Ethington, KY

March 30, 2020
ETHINGTON, KY., — Thomas ‘Joey’ Wayne Hurley, Jr., 28, of Ethington passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He was born on February 14, 1992 in Erlanger, KY to Thomas Wayne Hurley, Sr. and the late Brenda Albright.…

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