Madisonville

Second Public Mahr Park Hearing Set for Tuesday

Aug 12, 2013

Madisonville officials will host the second public comment hearing Tuesday on the Mahr Park north of town.

The meetings are designed to help the park committee establish a master plan for the 265-acre park donated to the city by the late Glema  Mahr. 

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Madisonville police are asking the public's help after a rash of storm grate thefts have left exposed holes around the city.  Lieutenant Jason Lutz says the thefts ran through May and June and roughly 30 grates have been taken. He says the thefts have left dangerously large openings exposed in the ground that could lead to injuries or damage to passing vehicles. 

Former Madisonville Teacher Faces Sodomy Charges

Jul 4, 2013
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A Florida man faces charges of having sex with a minor when he was a teacher at Madisonville's Browning Springs Middle School.

Police arrested twenty-four-year-old Samuel Yardley Hann for sex and related communications with a fourteen-year-old student earlier this month.

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A federal judge has dismissed a Madisonville woman's lawsuit regarding her daughter's 17-year-old unsolved kidnapping case.

U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell ruled that Sarah Teague  brought her case to court too late to be prosecuted and that her allegations lack merit.

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  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.

Madisonville May Re-Legalize Beekeeping

May 7, 2013

Beekeeping in Madisonville may no longer be illegal, thanks to a proposed city ordinance that passed its first reading Monday.

Councilman Mark Lee sponsored the ordinance and says bees are an important part of the local ecology and hopes, if passed, the ordinance would slowly reintroduce private operations in the city.

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.

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