Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Officials say a plastics maker is expanding a Kentucky production facility and adding 79 jobs.

The City of Madisonville, KY via Facebook

Madisonville Police Chief Wade Williams is retiring at the end of the month after 20 years of service. 

Screenshot from video, via HopkinsCounty1MillionCups Facebook, cropped

  Madisonville residents looking for a ride across town can now use the ride-sharing service Lyft. Local driver Craig Ferfecki said the area could benefit from Lyft, as it serves as an alternative to taxicabs and public buses that only offer services certain times during the week.

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.