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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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Culture
2:42 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Madisonville Wins Arbor Day Award

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The National Arbor Day Foundation has named Madisonville a "A Tree City USA" Community. 

The city is recognized for its incorporation of an active tree board, tree care ordinance, community forestry program and participating in an Arbor Day celebration. This year marks the 18th time the city has received the award. 

Sports
2:39 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Meet Leva Bates, Madisonville Native, MSU Graduate and Professional Wrestler

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Kate Lochte continues our series of interviews with young people of western Kentucky who are finding success in major markets. This time we meet professional wrestler Leva Bates, former Madisonville resident, Madisonville high school graduate, and Murray State University graduate. She made her professional debut in 2006, and has since won the CCW Women's Championship, SCW Women's Championship, and USCW Women's Championships. In 2012, Pro Wrestling Illustrated ranked her among the 50 best female singles wrestlers. Initially, Leva attended FXE Wrestling School to become a manager, but was informed by her teachers that she wasn't a manager, she was a wrestler.

Education
12:20 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Childrens Author Lin Oliver Comes to Madisonville

Lin Oliver is the author of the Who Shrunk Daniel Funk series, and the co-author, with Henry Winkler, of the bestselling Hank Zipzer series. She is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. The co-founder and executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and sons. On Sounds Good, we learned more about the event in Madisonville with Lin and fellow writer Theo Baker. Visit her at linoliver.com.

Education
2:10 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Hopkins County Celebrates Literacy March 4-9

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The Hopkins County Literacy Celebration is March 4 through 9th. Schools are getting books written by Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler, as well as Linn Oliver and Theo Baker. Author Lin Oliver visits for a Chamber Hot Topic Lunch and there's a short story contest for students. Kate Lochte speaks with Patricia Wiles, Coordinator of Marketing and Media for Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, previewing the upcoming event.

Society
7:39 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Train Kills Driver at Earlington Crossing

A Madisonville woman died Wednesday night when a train hit her car in Earlington. 26-year-old Keisha Young was pronounced dead on the scene by Hopkins County Coroner Dennis Mayfield.

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