Madisonville http://wkms.org en Madisonville Looking at Options in Contract Dispute with KU http://wkms.org/post/madisonville-looking-options-contract-dispute-ku <p>A Madisonville official says the city is weighing its options as the effective date of a disputed contract with electricity provider Kentucky Utilities nears. In September, KU notified the city of impending changes to the parties’ contract that would take effect April 23rd.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:09:40 +0000 Parker Franklin 39999 at http://wkms.org Madisonville Looking at Options in Contract Dispute with KU Borden Dairy Announces Closure of Goldenrod Plant in Madisonville http://wkms.org/post/borden-dairy-announces-closure-goldenrod-plant-madisonville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Goldenrod dairy plant in Madisonville will close within the next two months, resulting in a loss of 139 jobs.</p><p>Hopkins County Judge-Executive Donnie Carroll said the loss will take a toll on families, especially with holidays approaching, but steps have been taken to lessen the impact.</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:15:25 +0000 John Null 35358 at http://wkms.org Borden Dairy Announces Closure of Goldenrod Plant in Madisonville Madisonville Police Department To Replace Patrol Car Computers http://wkms.org/post/madisonville-police-department-replace-patrol-car-computers <p>The Madisonville Police Department is looking to update its squad car computers.&nbsp; Madisonville Police Chief Wade Williams said their current computers&nbsp;are eight years old and completely worn down. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:09:00 +0000 Rob Canning 35248 at http://wkms.org Madisonville Police Department To Replace Patrol Car Computers Second Public Mahr Park Hearing Set for Tuesday http://wkms.org/post/second-public-mahr-park-hearing-set-tuesday <p>Madisonville officials will host the second&nbsp;public comment hearing Tuesday on the Mahr Park north of town.</p><p>The meetings are designed to help the park committee establish a master plan for the 265-acre park donated to the city by the late Glema &nbsp;Mahr.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:05:28 +0000 Austin Ramsey 33922 at http://wkms.org Second Public Mahr Park Hearing Set for Tuesday Police: Rash of storm grate thefts in Madisonville http://wkms.org/post/police-rash-storm-grate-thefts-madisonville <p>Madisonville police are asking the public's help after a rash of storm grate thefts have left exposed holes around the city.&nbsp; Lieutenant Jason Lutz says the thefts ran through May and June and roughly 30 grates have been taken. He says the thefts have left dangerously large openings exposed in the ground that could lead to injuries or damage to passing vehicles.&nbsp; Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:31:48 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 32932 at http://wkms.org Police: Rash of storm grate thefts in Madisonville Former Madisonville Teacher Faces Sodomy Charges http://wkms.org/post/former-madisonville-teacher-faces-sodomy-charges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Florida man faces charges of having sex with a minor when he was a teacher at </span>Madisonville's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Browning Springs Middle School.</span></p><p>Police arrested twenty-four-year-old Samuel Yardley Hann for sex and related communications with a fourteen-year-old student earlier this month.</p><p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 15:43:49 +0000 Austin Ramsey 32763 at http://wkms.org Former Madisonville Teacher Faces Sodomy Charges Judge Tosses Out Lawsuit Over Missing Ky. Woman http://wkms.org/post/judge-tosses-out-lawsuit-over-missing-ky-woman <p></p><p>A federal judge has dismissed <a href="http://wkms.org/post/mother-kidnapped-woman-files-lawsuit">a Madisonville woman's lawsuit</a> regarding her daughter's 17-year-old unsolved kidnapping case.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell ruled that Sarah Teague&nbsp; brought her case to court too late to be prosecuted and that her allegations lack merit.</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 17:33:55 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 31852 at http://wkms.org Judge Tosses Out Lawsuit Over Missing Ky. Woman 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 Madisonville May Re-Legalize Beekeeping http://wkms.org/post/madisonville-may-re-legalize-beekeeping <p>Beekeeping in Madisonville may no longer be illegal, thanks to a proposed city ordinance that passed its first reading Monday.</p><p>Councilman Mark Lee&nbsp;sponsored the ordinance and says bees are an important part of the local ecology and hopes, if passed, the ordinance would slowly reintroduce private operations in the city. Tue, 07 May 2013 20:30:07 +0000 Austin Ramsey 31523 at http://wkms.org Madisonville May Re-Legalize Beekeeping Baptist Health Madisonville CEO to Retire http://wkms.org/post/baptist-health-madisonville-ceo-retire <p></p><p>Baptist Health Madisonville’s president and CEO is retiring in July after 35 years in healthcare management. Berton Whitaker has been with the Madisonville healthcare system since 2006 and led the transition from Trover Health System to Baptist Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Kentucky. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 17:47:30 +0000 Whitney Jones 29943 at http://wkms.org Baptist Health Madisonville CEO to Retire