Donovan Commercial Industries

Business
12:39 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Double Arrow Explosives Building Indoor Blasting Chamber

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An explosives manufacturer in southern Hopkins County is building an indoor blasting center after nearby residents have complained the blasts are damaging their homes. Double Arrow Explosives has been hardening rail tracks with explosives since October and is located at the same site as Donovan Commercial Industries. 

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Society
3:38 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Donovan Reviewing Potential Claims from Disgruntled Neighbors

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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.

"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.

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Government
12:48 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Seismologists Measure Effects of Donovan Blasts

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Updated: 10:10 a.m.

Seismologists from the Explosives and Blasting Branch of the Kentucky Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement are measuring the magnitude of blasts felt in a neighborhood near a plant that disposes of military ordinance in Nortonville. Donovan Commercial Industries and Double Arrow Explosive Services are located 40 minutes north of Fort Campbell  and dispose of military ordinance and temper railroad tracks.  

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Society
3:37 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Hopkins County Residents Complain of Damaging Donovan Blasts

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Some southern Hopkins County residents are complaining about blasts from an explosives company that they say are shaking and damaging their homes. Donovan Commercial Industries manufactures explosives and disposes of them for the military. Judge-executive Donnie Carroll says even though the homes are far from the plant, he has received calls about residents’ photos falling off their walls as result of the blasts.

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