Primrose Project, Facebook

A Madisonville beautification project that turned sidewalk buffers into primrose gardens may save the city money.

Madisonville City Logo via The City of Madisonville, KY on Facebook

The Madisonville Public Transit System is scheduled to go online the morning of May 22. The system will include two buses operating within Madisonville city limits.  

Hopkins County Pride Alliance, Facebook

The Hopkins County Pride Alliance is holding its first meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. to plan an effort to pass a fairness ordinance in Madisonville.

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.