madisonville

Education
12:17 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

New Programs and More at Madisonville Community College

Madisonville Community College President Judy Rhoads joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to chat about what’s ahead for the new academic year at MCC. Rhoads talks about new online programs Energy Management, Human Services, and Healthcare Informatics. She also explains MCC's focus on workforce development, the advanced integrated technology program, and the college's emphasis on the mining area. See more about Madisonville Community College.

Society
12:37 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

More Human Remains Found in Madisonville

Credit Hopkins County Sheriff Department

A crew with the Hopkins County Road Department found more human remains Thursday in a creek along Continental Drive while doing repair work from excavation done during previous searches for remains.

Earlier this month some of the street’s residents found human remains behind their homes. The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department says it gave the remains to the county coroner’s office who in turn sent them to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Society
11:55 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Hopkinsville Named Fastest Growing City in Kentucky

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  U.S. Census figures show Hopkinsville as the fastest growing city in the Commonwealth. The Bureau's recent figures show a 3% growth in population between 2011 and 2012. The increase is a full percent higher than Georgetown which is the next fastest growing city in Kentucky.

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Business
6:16 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Madisonville Leaders On Kentucky Export Initative Outreach

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Conversation with Lee Lingo
Conversation with Kent Waide

Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber President Lee Lingo and Madisonville Area Manufacturers Association President Kent Waide of Ruby Concrete join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. They are collaborating on a Kentucky Export Initiative Outreach Meeting Thursday. The luncheon will help local and regional businesses learn about opportunities and benefits in exporting products. The two organizations partner to bring the event to the Madisonville Economic Development office at 755 Industrial Road, at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, July 18).

Society
4:30 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Human Remains Found in Madisonville

Credit hopkinscountysheriff.com

Hopkins County Coroner Wayne Burton has determined that bones found in a Madisonville creek are human.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Saturday from residents on Continental Drive  saying they had found multiple bones in the creek behind their houses.

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Arts
4:16 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Locally Produced Horror Film 'Lucid' Premieres in Madisonville

Tracy Ross speaks with PJ Woodside of Big Biting Pig Productions, announcing the world-premiere of Lucid, a new nightmare of a film that Woodside wrote and directed, opening Friday, June 21 at Madisonville’s Ballard Convention Center. Their seventh film features Bill "Leatherface" Johnson from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and tells the story of a woman with increasingly disturbing and violent dreams seeking help from a sleep therapist known for his controversial treatments. Her experience plummets her into the dark depths of her subconscious, grasping for sanity.

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Culture
12:57 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Madisonville's 1st Annual 'MAD Flavor Fest' Features Arts & Music

Madisonville is hosting the 1st Annual MAD Flavor Fest this Saturday, celebrating artists of all medias in the Western Kentucky region The MAD Flavor Fest will feature over 20 arts and crafts makers, 24 local musicians, 12 independent film, and food venders from The Crowded House to Patterson's Tru Blu BBQ. All profits from this festival will go to the Western Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross. Kate Lochte speaks with Jessica Dockrey about the event. See more at the Mad Flavor Fest website.

Society
4:13 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Western Kentucky Crime Lab Opens in Madisonville

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A new Kentucky State Police crime lab is open in Madisonville.

The lab serves all of western Kentucky and replaces one the KSP outgrew. Western lab commander Lt. Mark Mayes says the completion of the lab ends a four year project.

He says the new building is about 1,900 square feet larger to allow more space to analyze evidence, check blood alcohol levels and conduct polygraph tests.

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Society
2:56 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Madisonville Sanitation Officials Promote City Recycling

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Madisonville sanitation officials say nearly 30% of the city's population is using the city's iRecycle program. In October, the city began the program to keeping garbage collection fees low by reducing the number of tons transported to the Hopkins County Regional Landfill. City Sanitation Superintendent Robert Janes said he hopes 70 per cent of the population will sign on by the end of the next fiscal year. 

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Society
3:24 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Beekeeping Ordinance Passes Madisonville City Council

Beekeeping is now legal in Madisonville after the city council voted in favor yesterday of an ordinance that would strike down the 47-year-old ban on hives.

Councilman Mark Lee, who sponsored the ordinance, said it passed unanimously and with no changes in a special-called meeting.

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