Hopkins County-Madisonville Library

Society
4:59 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Library Board Hopeful About Bids for New Project

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  The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library Board is moving forward towards accepting contractors' bids after reducing the costs of the project. 

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Government
10:52 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Hopkins County-Madisonville Library Considering Next Steps For New Location After High Bids

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The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library is looking for ways to stay within its budget after recent bids for an ongoing renovation project came in far above budget.

The board took no action at a meeting Thursday, but it is moving forward to find ways to stay within its budget of less than $400,000. The bids for the renovation of 425 East Center Street ranged from nearly $604,000 to $813,000.

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Government
4:12 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library Bids Way Above Budget

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Bids for the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library’s new location have come in too high and the library board meets tomorrow to discuss further options.

Library director Joel Meador says the county appropriated $500,000 for the project but with fees related to the building and a prevailing wage judgment less than $400,000 is available. The bids the library board received last week were nearly double the available budget, ranging from nearly $604,000 to $813,000.

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Government
2:58 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Madisonville City Council Approves $70k Loan to Library Board

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The Madisonville City Council unanimously approved a $70,000 loan to the Hopkins County-Madisonville Library renovation project Monday night.

If accepted by the library board, the low-interest loan from the city would be used towards paying off the remaining $69,000 of the prevailing wage judgment issued by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet in May.  

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Government
4:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Hopkins County Fiscal Court Allocates $500K to Library for New Facility

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A Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library board member says Christmas has come early in the form of a $500,000 dollar fiscal court allocation for the library’s new facility.

Library board president Carolyn Ferrell says the board reviewed the court's plan this morning and voted to request the funding the court had made available for them. She says, for now, the board will pay the county back with interest it draws annually from its endowment.

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Government
12:53 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

First Round of Madisonville Library Construction Workers to Get Paid In Coming Weeks

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A Kentucky Department of Labor official says some workers involved in the Hopkins County-Madisonville Library prevailing wage case should be paid for their work within the next two weeks.

The renovation scope of a new library building requires the partially government funded organization to pay workers a prevailing wage, which is higher than the library initially contracted.

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Society
4:12 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Hopkins County-Madisonville Library Waits for Renovation Costs

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The Hopkins County-Madisonville Library board is waiting for renovation estimates for the library’s new home before asking for a loan to help pay off its prevailing wage debt.

Library Board President Carolyn Ferrell said Architect John Calhoun visited this week to hear suggestions from the library board of trustees, foundation and staff about the renovations and its cost.

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Society
2:52 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Kentucky Non-Profit Gives Grants to Public Libraries to Expand Collections, Improve Literacy

Non-profit Kentucky Book Fair is giving three of its seven grants to public and community college libraries in our region.

Livingston County Public Library is receiving one of the largest grants with 15-hundred dollars to purchase more books about the arts for adults and children.

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Government
4:39 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Library Makes First Payment on Prevailing Wage Judgment

The Hopkins County-Madisonville Library is one step closer to resuming renovation on its new location after making a $28,000 dollar payment on its nearly $100,000 prevailing wage judgment.

When construction on the library’s new home began, Library Board President Carolyn Ferrell said the board misunderstood the prevailing wage requirements, which apply to public projects with budgets larger than $250,000.  

Ferrell said board and library foundation members met with Jerald Adkins with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet in Frankfort last week to discuss payment options for the rest of the bill.

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Society
4:15 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Madisonville Library Raising 97K in Prevailing Wage Penalties, Labor Spokesman Pledges Flexibility

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The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library is scrambling to come up with nearly $100,000 to settle a violation of the Kentucky prevailing wage law.

Library board president Carolyn Ferrell said the board misunderstood the prevailing wage requirements at the beginning of construction on what the board hopes to be a permanent home for the library.

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