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Culture
12:18 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Madisonville's 4th Annual 4th Fest

Credit photo by Robert Wyatt

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 Sounds Good to talk about 4th Fest, starting tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1) with Praise in the Park starting at 6 p.m. Hear the conversation:

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Government
3:13 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Hopkins County Central Dispatch Moves to New Location

Credit Hopkins County Central Dispatch

After months of planning, Hopkins County Central Dispatch personnel have moved into their new building.

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Weather
7:09 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL

Funnel Clouds were spotted in several communities in our region last night.
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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. 

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.  Winds of up to 70 miles an hour were recorded near Elkton in Todd County. 

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Government
2:20 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Hopkins County May Crack Down On Pawned Stolen Goods

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The Hopkins County Fiscal Court is considering a measure to make pawning stolen property more difficult.

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Society
4:22 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Hopkins Co. Sheriff Hit with Cease and Desist Request from County Attorney

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Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool has slapped Sheriff Frank Latham with a cease and desist request after allegedly threatening legal action against the Madisonville Police Department over jurisdiction gripes.

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Government
1:06 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Longtime Hopkins County Clerk Takes Name Off Ballot Minutes Before Deadline

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Longtime Hopkins County Clerk Devra Steckler withdrew her candidacy for the post minutes before the deadline Tuesday.

 “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 79th 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.”

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Government
3:58 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Carroll Running for Third Term as Hopkins Judge-Executive

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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.

“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.”

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Police
1:07 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

KSP and Sheriff Depts. Stretch To Cover Local Law Enforcement Gap

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The Kentucky State Police and local sheriff departments are stretching their staffs to cover a shortfall in local law enforcement presence.

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Government
11:13 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Committee Scraps Fundraising Plan for Regional Sports Complex

Hopkins County will not seek a $4 million fundraising campaign to support the county’s planned regional sports complex.

The Recreation, Buildings and Grounds Committee Tuesday told representatives from Strategic Development Consultants the county would not need their services. 

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Government
3:09 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Two Hopkins County Attorneys Announce Candidacy For District Judge

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Two Hopkins County attorneys have announced their bid for the seat of a district court judge who's set to retire in 2015.

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