madisonville

Recycling
3:12 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Madisonville Takes Next Step in Curbside Recycling Program

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.

Business
1:32 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

City of Madisonville aids library renovation

The City of Madisonville is giving $10,000 for renovations to the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library. 

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Recycling
2:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Madisonville Will Start Curbside Recycling Program in the Fall

Madisonville residents are the first in the Pennyrile region to have free curbside recycling provided by the city.  

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Society
12:13 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Madisonville Veterans Memorial Construction Faces Obstacles

Veterans Memorial, Madisonville
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A Madisonville veterans’ memorial construction project is running over budget and behind schedule. The memorial at Day Lily Park was originally scheduled to be opened this past weekend. 

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Government
3:32 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Hopkins County Firefighter Opt Out Exemption

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Elderly and Disabled Hopkins County residents can now opt out of firefighter dues permanently instead of notifying the county each year.  Officials say anyone who is 65 or older or who has a disability exemption may choose to opt out indefinitely. The ordinance allows anyone in the county to refuse to pay yearly dues to their volunteer firefighter departments. However, should a fire break out, the property or homeowner would be responsible for the entire cost of the firefighters response. Residents have until June 1st to opt out.

Morning Cram
10:52 am
Fri April 6, 2012

the morning cram [hacks of valor edition]

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Hacker group Anonymous claims to be responsible for the attacks against Chinese websites this week.

NPR reports hundereds of Chinese government sites and companies have been defaced within the space of a few days. On some of the sites hackers even posted tips on how to circumvent the Great Firewall of China.

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Madisonville
10:06 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Madisonville Considers New Waste Water Treatment System

Madisonville residents may soon taste the benefits of a new city waste water treatment system. An ultraviolet disinfection system is one of the newest projects proposed for Madisonville’s upcoming budget. City officials say the bacteria levels in treated water have gone above state standards in the past. The Madisonville Messenger reports the existing waste water treatment plant was built in 1995. The city pays $90,000 a year for its upkeep. City officials have scheduled more hearings today on the issue.

Library Seeks Renovation Funds
4:15 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Hopkins County-Madisonville Library Seeks Loan Funding

The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library's financial challenges continue as its board asks the County and the city of Madisonville to help finance a loan to renovate its downtown location. The board estimates the renovations to cost $672,000 and wants the city and county to pay $38,000 a piece annually for the ten year life of the loan.The Library has faced other financial challeges including a nearly 20 percent budget cut imposed by the city last summer. The board hopes to receive this funding to move the library back to its original main street location.

Medical Examiner's Office Stays Open
8:43 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Madisonville Medical Examiner Office to Stay Open

Changes made to the Kentucky House budget bill would provide funds allowing Madisonville’s medical examiner’s office to stay open another two years. The Justice and Public Safety Cabinet previously sought to close the office due to budget concerns and difficulty hiring a forensic pathologist since the position was left vacant in June. The change to the budget provides for the office’s annual operating costs and also prevents the office from relocating through the 2012-2014 fiscal years.

Budget Cuts
8:27 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Budget Cuts to Close Madisonville Autopsy Office

Commonwealth budget cuts will deal a finishing blow to Madisonville's medical examiner's office. At a meeting of west Kentucky coroners two weeks ago the state's chief medical examiner Dr. Tracey Corey announced the office will close July 1. The office has been without an examiner since June, requiring officials in 24 counties to travel to Louisville each time an autopsy is needed.  The Paducah Sun  produced the story over the weekend.

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