hopkins county

3:37 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Providing Affordable Housing and New Taxpayers to Hopkins Co.


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.”

9:47 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Dukes Selected Senior VP of Trover Health System

Trover Health System

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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