A middle school student in Madisonville could have her art showcased on Google’s homepage.

Commonwealth of Kentucky Labor Cabinet

A Madisonville clothing manufacturing facility has received a Governor's Safety and Health Award for the second year in a row. 

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes presented the award to Carhartt's Madisonville Cutting Facility Thursday for 669,980 consecutive hours without lost time injury or illness. 

City of Madisonville

The remains of an American World War II sailor missing in action for more than 70 years have been identified as Ensign Lewis Bailey Pride, Jr. Ensign Pride was a Madisonville, KY native and the son of Lewis Bailey, Sr. and Nell Wade Pride.

Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation

The Madisonville Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation has a new leader. The Board of Directors announces Ray Hagerman as president. 

City of Madisonville

Madisonville is instituting a 3 percent restaurant tax beginning January 1.

The city council approved the measure Monday night by a 4-2 margin. The revenue generated from the tax will be transferred to the Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission to promote the area in an effort to spark economic development.

Lose & Associates

 The Kentucky Department of Local Government is awarding a $100,000 grant to the city of Madisonville for continued development of Mahr Park.

Two free events for western Kentucky students who are blind or visually impaired and their parents or siblings as well as school administrators are scheduled for mid-April in Madisonville. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Kentucky School for the Blind Outreach Consultant with the West Kentucky Special Education Cooperative Robbin Cox, whose office is at Lone Oak Middle School.

She's six-feet, two-inches tall, she's in her 7th decade and her humorous down-home stories attract millions of viewers to her YouTube channel with clips like "Don't Send a Man to the Grocery Store." On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets former Miss North Carolina storyteller, wife of "Left Brain," Jeanne Robertson, who entertains at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts in Madisonville on March 12.

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Snow induced emergency response needs have the Madisonville Police Department gassing up its fleet of surplus military equipment. Chief Wade Williams said the department has 4 unarmored utility hummers to be used in adverse conditions like these. He said both police and emergency responders are using the vehicles for residential calls.

Downtown Gender Equality Rally / Facebook

A transgender Madisonville North Hopkins High School Student is holding a rally tomorrow in downtown Madisonville calling for transgender rights.

Ashley Marks says the rally comes after the high school asked transgender students to use a handicap bathroom instead of the one of their choice. Additionally, State Senator C.B. Embry is behind a bill calling for students to use the restroom corresponding to their anatomical gender.