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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Crews are reporting several accidents in the area due to icy conditions. KYTC spokesperson Keith Todd says highways through Hopkins, Muhlenberg and Ohio Counties have glazed over. An accident involving three semi trucks on Western Kentucky Parkway at the 84 mile marker in Ohio County is blocking all but one eastbound lane. Tow trucks are having diffuculty with the accident due to icing conditions.


State Senator Jerry Rhoads of Madisonville is sponsoring a bill to create an alternate option for creating a library tax district in counties that do not already have one. The bill allows fiscal courts in those counties to create a library tax district by ordinance. The county’s judge-executive would then appoint a five-member library board to decide the tax rate.

Rhoads says there are several counties including Hopkins and Christian that could benefit from this bill if passed.

Kentucky officials are honoring some coal companies for efforts to restore the land on former surface mine sites.


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.

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. 


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.

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.


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.”

Dukes Selected Senior VP of Trover Health System

Sep 27, 2012

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.


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.