hopkins county

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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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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Government
2:50 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Magistrate Says Proposed Logging Ordinance "Moderate"

The chair of the Hopkins County Transportation Committee says a proposed logging ordinance that fines undocumented loggers takes a moderate stance on logging regulations. Magistrate Shaun Roberts says the county has spent tens of thousands of dollars this to repair road damage done by logging companies that don’t report their activities.

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Government
12:18 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

41K of Copper, Other Metal Stolen from Hopkins Tech Center

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department is looking for suspects after $41,000 in copper and other metal was stolen from the county’s new career and technology center. Detective Will Coursey says the Hopkins County School District reported the items missing last week.

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Afternoon Update
4:38 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/19/12

These 20-somethings ... everybody just displays their devices. It becomes not a dinner, but a mobile gathering of black screens.
Paul Martin Lester

Today on NPR: Is it bad manners to have technology at the dinner table?

Around the Commonwealth:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is being scolded for flip-flopping on campaign disclosures.

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Education
3:58 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Hopkins County Schools Has Plan For Sinking Tech Center

The Hopkins County Schools Career and Technology Center will undergo geological stabilization work before contractors will can finish construction of the new building. 

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Education
4:30 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Health Department Budget

Hopkins County school clinics may be the latest casualty in a series of budget cuts to the County Health Department. 

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Government
3:24 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Child Support Enforcement Budget Cuts

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Local county attorneys are upset over 12 % cuts to their offices of Child Support Enforcement.

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Afternoon Update
4:26 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/25/12

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Today on NPR: The Supreme Court heard initial arguments on Arizona's immigration law and it seems like the Copper state is safe.

 

Jackson Purchase:

Elderly and Disabled Hopkins County residents can now opt out of firefighter dues permanently instead of notifying the county each year.

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Government
3:32 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Hopkins County Firefighter Opt Out Exemption

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Elderly and Disabled Hopkins County residents can now opt out of firefighter dues permanently instead of notifying the county each year.  Officials say anyone who is 65 or older or who has a disability exemption may choose to opt out indefinitely. The ordinance allows anyone in the county to refuse to pay yearly dues to their volunteer firefighter departments. However, should a fire break out, the property or homeowner would be responsible for the entire cost of the firefighters response. Residents have until June 1st to opt out.

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