Todd P'Pool http://wkms.org en Hopkins Co. Sheriff Hit with Cease and Desist Request from County Attorney http://wkms.org/post/hopkins-co-sheriff-hit-cease-and-desist-request-county-attorney <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hopkins County Attorney Todd </span>P’Pool<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has slapped Sheriff Frank Latham with a cease and desist request after allegedly threatening legal action against the </span>Madisonville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Police Department over jurisdiction gripes.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:22:57 +0000 John Null 39621 at http://wkms.org Hopkins Co. Sheriff Hit with Cease and Desist Request from County Attorney Rep. Waide Files Countersuit to Claims that He Misused Company Money http://wkms.org/post/rep-waide-files-countersuit-claims-he-misused-company-money <p></p><p>A Madisonville lawmaker has filed a countersuit regarding <a href="http://wkms.org/post/rep-ben-waide-accused-stealing-company-finances">allegations</a> he misused $31,000 of his company’s money to fund campaign activities.</p><p>Rep. Ben Waide is the president of Liberty Rehabilitation. His fellow shareholders Lawrence Holmes and Jason Myers charged Waide with using company money to pay for travel and other expenses while pocketing his legislative reimbursement. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:16:15 +0000 Whitney Jones 38087 at http://wkms.org Rep. Waide Files Countersuit to Claims that He Misused Company Money Madisonville Library Board Faces Bidding Violation Allegations http://wkms.org/post/madisonville-library-board-faces-bidding-violation-allegations-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hopkins County Attorney Todd </span>P'Pool<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said the </span>Madisonville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Public Library board didn't follow procedures when hiring contractors to renovate a library building, but board members acted in good faith. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.wkms.org/post/negotiations-continue-madisonville-hopkins-county-library-construction">Library Foundation members are criticizing</a> the renovation and associated costs and using the violation to force the resignation of board member Bill Smith.&nbsp; State code outlines that a publicly funded entity must publicly solicit competitive bidding for projects with components that exceed $20,000. The library broad didn't solicit bids for the projects. </span>P’Pool<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said the problems are technical in nature rather than criminal.</span></p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 17:29:56 +0000 Rob Canning 31585 at http://wkms.org Madisonville Library Board Faces Bidding Violation Allegations Donovan Reviewing Potential Claims from Disgruntled Neighbors http://wkms.org/post/donovan-reviewing-potential-claims-disgruntled-neighbors <p></p><p>The Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool says an explosives manufacturer that has received complaints about damaging blasts is reviewing potential claims from nearby residents. Donovan Commercial Industries uses explosives to harden steel for railroad tracks. Todd P’Pool says the company is reducing blasting and addressing any claims from nearby residents who say the blasts have damaged their homes.</p><p><em>"Mr. Donovan’s agreed to contact his insurance liability carrier, and I expect those folks to step forward in the next several weeks to review any potential claims that may exist," he said.</em> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:38:34 +0000 Whitney Jones 27188 at http://wkms.org Donovan Reviewing Potential Claims from Disgruntled Neighbors Child Support Enforcement Budget Cuts http://wkms.org/post/child-support-enforcement-budget-cuts <p>Local county attorneys are upset over 12 % cuts to their offices of Child Support Enforcement.</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:24:53 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18270 at http://wkms.org Child Support Enforcement Budget Cuts