hopkins county

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.

Library Seeks Renovation Funds
4:15 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Hopkins County-Madisonville Library Seeks Loan Funding

The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library's financial challenges continue as its board asks the County and the city of Madisonville to help finance a loan to renovate its downtown location. The board estimates the renovations to cost $672,000 and wants the city and county to pay $38,000 a piece annually for the ten year life of the loan.The Library has faced other financial challeges including a nearly 20 percent budget cut imposed by the city last summer. The board hopes to receive this funding to move the library back to its original main street location.

Society
2:46 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Burns arrested after fleeing IN

28 year old Tavon Burns of Evansville, Indiana was arrested last weekend in Hopkins County. Kentucky State Police stopped Burns without incident on the Pennyrile Parkway near White Plains. Burns was wanted for allegedly stabbing three people in Evansville last week. He is being held in Hopkins County Jail without bond.

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