Hopkins County-Madisonville Library

Government
3:41 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Negotiations Continue On Madisonville-Hopkins County Library Construction

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The future of a new Madisonville-Hopkins County Library is still uncertain as negotiations continue between the Library Board and the Library Foundation. The board’s working to renovate a building to move out of its current location in the Parkway Plaza Mall. Last week the foundation sent a letter to the board saying it would not co-sign a bank loan for $250,000 unless certain conditions were met. One of those conditions asks for finance committee chair Bill Smith to step down from his position. The board responded to the foundation’s letter with a counteroffer, taking out the provision on Smith. Library Foundation attorney Will Cox said they will consider the new offer. He said the project is being mismanaged and lacks transparency.

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Government
2:31 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

KY Attorney General's Office Critical Of Hopkins County-Madisonville Library Records Keeping

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The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office says the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library board subverted the Open Records Act by not producing renovation project documents requested two months ago by a local newspaper.

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Society
12:48 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Preservation Trust Looks at Downtown Madisonville Buildings

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A historic restoration group is determining whether or not it can renovate two downtown Madisonville buildings that used to serve as the county's library. Members from the non-profit group, The Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation inspected the buildings yesterday to see if they would be good candidates for renovation. Madisonville/Hopkins County Library board member Gigi Kesterson Smith says if the trust decides to preserve the buildings, it takes the property off the library’s hands.

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Society
3:12 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library Names New Director

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The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library named a Versailles man as its new director Tuesday. Library Chair of Personnel Gwendol McCaskill says Joel Meador was among 11 candidates for the job, which has been open since Lisa Wigley resigned last June.

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Society
12:01 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Hopkins County - Madisonville Public Library to Get New Building

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After three years and several setbacks, the Hopkins County – Madisonville Public Library is getting a new building. Library Vice-President Gary Hunt says board members voted Tuesday to authorize the purchase of a former Save-A-Lot grocery building close to downtown Madisonville. 

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Business
3:31 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library continues to face troubles

The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library has been beset with difficulty specifically regarding a physical location.  

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Afternoon Update
4:14 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/21/12

"I used to say that I'm going to be an old man, sitting in the backseat slobbering all over myself, whenever they drive me on I-69. But you know, I might actually get to drive my own car on this thing yet."

Today on NPR: When complete, Interstate 69 will provide a direct route from Mexico to Canada through the Midwest. Indiana must build miles of road to complete its leg of the project, but funding for the necessary construction is dwindling.

Western Kentucky:

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Business
1:32 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

City of Madisonville aids library renovation

The City of Madisonville is giving $10,000 for renovations to the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library. 

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Public Funding
3:49 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Hopkins County Committee to Advise on Library Funding

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Hopkins County officials are forming a committee to address funding issues for the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library. 

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