Hopkins County Attorney Todd P'Pool said the Madisonville Public Library board didn't follow procedures when hiring contractors to renovate a library building, but board members acted in good faith.
Library Foundation members are criticizing the renovation and associated costs and using the violation to force the resignation of board member Bill Smith. State code outlines that a publicly funded entity must publicly solicit competitive bidding for projects with components that exceed $20,000. The library broad didn't solicit bids for the projects. P’Pool said the problems are technical in nature rather than criminal.
Baptist Health Madisonville’s president and CEO is retiring in July after 35 years in healthcare management. Berton Whitaker has been with the Madisonville healthcare system since 2006 and led the transition from Trover Health System to Baptist Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Kentucky.
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College hosts two nights of Americana music from Kentucky. The Glema Center's Executive Director Brad Downall visited Sounds Good Monday to chat about the music and the Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeships show "The Makings of a Master" that is in the Anne P. Baker Gallery at the Center as well. Get details at glemacenter.org.