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 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.

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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.

The intimate musical "I Do! I Do!" had 560 performances on Broadway upon debuting in 1966, starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston. Later, a film adaptation would feature Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke as the couple in the two-character story that spans fifty years of love, quarrels and marriage. Some of the hits include "The Honeymoon is Over" and "My Cup Runneth Over," which became a major hit on the radio. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Janet Woodall Corum to talk about the upcoming dessert theatre production at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College this weekend.

City of Madisonville

The City of Madisonville and First United Bank are taking the former municipal building on East Center Street and turning it into a plaza with greenspace, a stage and public art display.

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Anyah Logan is 11 years old. She loves to ride her bike, play with friends and sew for fun. She's also the owner of a tie-dye apparel business in Madisonville and an interactive marketplace online. She wowed the city's 1 Million Cups of Coffee entrepreneur group with a presentation over the summer. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Anyah Logan and her mom Yvonne.

An Evening with Little River Band at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on campus at Madisonville Community College starts at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday. Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with bass guitarist and vocalist Wayne Nelson about his being the bridge between the original band and the current lineup that brings new energy and arrangements to the classic hits, like "Reminiscing." 

Jim Pearson,

Former Madisonville Messenger photographer Jim Pearson's 100 portraits of veterans who live in Hopkins County are on display through December 18 in the Madisonville Community College Glema Mahr Center for the Arts' Anne P. Baker Gallery. The exhibit opened on Veteran's Day. Kate Lochte  speaks with Pearson on Sounds Good about how the project turned into an exhibit and describes some of the subjects in the work.