hopkins county

Society
3:37 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Hopkins County Residents Complain of Damaging Donovan Blasts

Credit wikipedia

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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Business
2:23 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Local Health Department Awaits MCO Reimbursement

The Hopkins County Health Department is continuing to wait for over $300,000 of reimbursement from one of the Commonwealth’s three managed-care organizations. 

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Environment
7:35 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Endangered Whooping Cranes Found in KY

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Kentucky wildlife officials say they’ve spotted endangered whooping cranes in Henderson and Hopkins counties. The sightings were at the Sloughs Wildlife Management Area and along the Pond River.

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Society
11:40 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Downtown Turnaround, Retail Climate & Initiatives in Madisonville Area

How is the retail climate among Madisonville and Hopkins Co. merchants? What initiatives are they doing for the holidays? Today on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Harriett Whitaker, President, Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce about what the community is doing and the 'ARTcans,' part of the Downtown Turnaround Partnership.

Society
3:37 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Providing Affordable Housing and New Taxpayers to Hopkins Co.

hopkinscountyhabitat.com

Habitat of Hopkins County has built 57 homes since 1990, involving families, many volunteers, and robust fundraising. Hopkins County Habitat for Humanity aims to build 4 new homes this year.  Its executive director Heath Duncan is with us on Sounds Good to talk about how they get this done with local volunteers and “caravaners.”

Health
9:47 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Dukes Selected Senior VP of Trover Health System

Trover Health System
kentuckyedc.com

Trover Health System has promoted Timothy Dukes to Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. Trover President and CEO E. Berton Whitaker says Dukes will oversee the hospital’s day-to-day operations.

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Coal Mining
11:43 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Hopkins County Magistrates Side with Union in Patriot Coal Bankruptcy Case

Archival photo of Kentucky coal miners headed to work.
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Three Hopkins County magistrates have aligned themselves with a union’s effort to move a coal company's bankruptcy case to a coal producing region despite legal advice to stay out of the matter. In July, Patriot Coal filed for bankruptcy in New York – an area far from coal producing regions. 

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Government
4:41 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

New Authority Seeks Loan for Wastewater Plant

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The newly-formed South Hopkins Environmental Authority plans to seek up to three million dollars to buy the Nortonville Wastewater Treatment Plant to relieve the financial burden on the city of Nortonville. City officials have been unable to pay back their debt on the plant, which serves around 12-hundred households in Nortonville, White Plains and Mortons Gap.

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Government
12:38 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Hanson Mining Ordinance Under Review

The Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission is reviewing the city of Hanson’s laws to allow mining within city limits. The city passed an ordinance in 1990 banning mining. But Mayor Charles Young says Alliance Coal has purchased land within city limits, and the city commission wants to allow them to use the land for underground mining.

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Business
4:10 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Hopkins Co. logging truck ordinance to include commercial traffic

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A proposed ordinance to help save Hopkins County money on road repairs by holding logging trucks accountable for road damage may be amended to include all commercial traffic. The original ordinance calls for all logging companies, especially those not local to Hopkins County to preregister with the county before starting work and fining those who don’t. 

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