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Two communities in far west Kentucky have made an international business magazine’s list of Top Micropolitans in 2016.

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Madisonville area marathon man Dave Jones recently completed the Triple 7 Quest: seven marathons in seven continents in seven days. He's now back home in Hanson, Kentucky and speaks with Matt Markgraf about his unique experience, which was just a few hours shy of making the Guinness Book of World Records.


Governor Matt Bevin appointed magistrates Friday for vacancies in two counties in far western Kentucky due to deaths. 

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A western Kentucky business owner will serve 90 days in jail for committing environmental violations during the demolition of the former Goodyear Tire plant in Madisonville.

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Lexington Mayor and U.S Senate candidate Jim Gray is joining fellow Kentucky Democratic leaders Thursday in Madisonville to discuss plans to revitalize coal communities. 

The TransAmerica bicycle trail is now marked through western Kentucky. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has placed signs along the route north of Madisonville and through Marion before continuing into Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. 

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A western Kentucky dermatologist selected to replace a state pension board’s chairman has declined Governor Matt Bevin’s appointment. William Smith of Madisonville informed the governor in a letter that after careful consideration he decided to respectfully decline the appointment.

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Madisonville’s new downtown park is nearing completion. City Clerk Leslie Curneal says workers are putting the finishing touches on First United Bank Plaza, which will open with the “Celebrate Summer” event May 13th.

George Burns' career in American comedy spanned over nine decades, from vaudeville acts in the early 20th century to The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show on television and later films The Sunshine Boys and Oh, God! Alan Safier portrays the comedy legend in "Say Goodnight Gracie," the Broadway show that brings Burns back to life through reflection, video clips and photos. Todd Hatton speaks with Safier ahead of his performance at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts in Madisonville this Friday.

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The Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation lacks funds and has no plan to save Madisonville’s historic Dulin building, despite owning the property for two years.