The Madisonville state medical examiner’s office remains open after being threatened with closure earlier this year. The office hasn't had a medical examiner since June 2011, but now officials hope that a new salary for first-year medical examiners may entice applicants.
From time to time on this program, we introduce you to influential people new to our region on our occasional series “Meet and Greet.” This time, the person we’d like you to meet isn’t new to the area. Madisonville native Nadine Turner has lived here for years. In fact, Mrs. Turner is preparing to celebrate her 95th birthday at the end of August. And she’s certainly been influential. During World War Two, she served her country as an Army nurse. Mrs.
Madisonville’s Sanitation Department will seek bids next week for nearly 1,000 curbside recycling totes. The city approved curbside recycling in May. Sanitation director Robert Janes says the bids will be accepted on August 17th with the first totes delivered to customers in Mid September. Janes says the city’s recycling will be done in-house at the new recycling facility. Pickups will begin October 1st and will be bi-weekly on normal trash pickup days.