hopkins county http://wkms.org en Madisonville's 4th Annual 4th Fest http://wkms.org/post/madisonvilles-4th-annual-4th-fest <p>Madisonville goes all out on the week of 4th of July, featuring baseball, fireworks, live music, outdoor movie night and more. Hopkins County's Tourism and Convention Commission Executive Director Trish Noel joins us on <em>Sounds Good</em> to talk about 4th Fest, starting tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1) with Praise in the Park starting at 6 p.m. Hear the conversation:</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:18:56 +0000 Tracy Ross 41694 at http://wkms.org Madisonville's 4th Annual 4th Fest Hopkins County Central Dispatch Moves to New Location http://wkms.org/post/hopkins-county-central-dispatch-moves-new-location <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; background-image: initial; background-repeat: initial;">After months of planning, Hopkins County Central Dispatch personnel have moved into their new building.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:13:51 +0000 Parker Franklin 41637 at http://wkms.org Hopkins County Central Dispatch Moves to New Location Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL http://wkms.org/post/severe-weather-sweeps-through-western-ky-and-southern-il <p>Communities throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois are contending with high water, hail damage, and downed trees this morning following severe storms that passed through our region last night.&nbsp;</p><p>Residents in Beulah in Hopkins County reported a large funnel cloud at about 7:30 p.m., and a large wedge-shaped tornado close to a mile wide was reported in Christian an hour later.&nbsp; Winds of up to 70 miles an hour were recorded near Elkton in Todd County.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:09:35 +0000 Troy Taylor & and Todd Hatton 41071 at http://wkms.org Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL Hopkins County May Crack Down On Pawned Stolen Goods http://wkms.org/post/hopkins-county-may-crack-down-pawned-stolen-goods <p>The Hopkins County Fiscal Court is considering a measure to make pawning stolen property more difficult.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 19:20:10 +0000 Parker Franklin 40402 at http://wkms.org Hopkins County May Crack Down On Pawned Stolen Goods 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 Longtime Hopkins County Clerk Takes Name Off Ballot Minutes Before Deadline http://wkms.org/post/longtime-hopkins-county-clerk-takes-name-ballot-minutes-deadline <p></p><p>Longtime Hopkins County Clerk Devra Steckler withdrew her candidacy for the post minutes before the deadline Tuesday.</p><p><em>&nbsp;“I had every, every intention of running at least one more time when I filed on Nov. 6. And after I went to my dad’s birthday party, his 79<sup>th</sup> birthday party, it just kind of hit me Friday night,” she said. “And I was wondering if I was doing the right thing by committing to another five years. I just feel like my parents… I just felt the need that I need to be there for them.” Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:06:20 +0000 Whitney Jones 38357 at http://wkms.org Longtime Hopkins County Clerk Takes Name Off Ballot Minutes Before Deadline Carroll Running for Third Term as Hopkins Judge-Executive http://wkms.org/post/carroll-running-third-term-hopkins-judge-executive <p>Hopkins County Judge-Executive Donnie Carroll says he plans to file for re-election by the end of this week. Carroll, a Democrat, says there are several projects he will focus on if given a third term.</p><p>“We still would concentrate on our road projects,” Carroll said. “We’ve been fortune enough to build some new facilities for our road departments and our animal shelters and things like that. I still would concentrate on economic development.”</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:58:17 +0000 John Null 37450 at http://wkms.org Carroll Running for Third Term as Hopkins Judge-Executive KSP and Sheriff Depts. Stretch To Cover Local Law Enforcement Gap http://wkms.org/post/ksp-and-sheriff-depts-stretch-cover-local-law-enforcement-gap <p>The Kentucky State Police and local sheriff departments are stretching their staffs to cover a shortfall in local law enforcement presence.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:07:25 +0000 Rob Canning 36529 at http://wkms.org KSP and Sheriff Depts. Stretch To Cover Local Law Enforcement Gap Committee Scraps Fundraising Plan for Regional Sports Complex http://wkms.org/post/committee-scraps-fundraising-plan-regional-sports-complex <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hopkins County will not seek a $4 million fundraising campaign to support the county’s planned regional sports complex. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Recreation, Buildings and Grounds Committee Tuesday told representatives from Strategic Development Consultants the county would not need their services.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:13:00 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36342 at http://wkms.org Committee Scraps Fundraising Plan for Regional Sports Complex Two Hopkins County Attorneys Announce Candidacy For District Judge http://wkms.org/post/two-hopkins-county-attorneys-announce-candidacy-district-judge <p>Two Hopkins County attorneys have announced their bid for the seat of a district court judge who's set to retire in 2015.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:09:12 +0000 Rob Canning 36159 at http://wkms.org Two Hopkins County Attorneys Announce Candidacy For District Judge