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Hopkins County Celebrates Literacy March 4-9

Feb 26, 2013
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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.

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.

How is the retail climate among Madisonville and Hopkins Co. merchants? What initiatives are they doing for the holidays? Today on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Harriett Whitaker, President, Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce about what the community is doing and the 'ARTcans,' part of the Downtown Turnaround Partnership.

Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the reopening of Berry Plastics Corporation in Madisonville. The move creates more than 400 full-time jobs. Beshear says nearly $100 million is being invested in the plastic packaging manufacturer.

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Arrests in the city of Madisonville Kentucky are up 24 percent compared to last year. Police Chief Wade Williams credits increased patrols and the use of statistical analysis of crimes for the rise in arrests. 

Madisonville’s new curbside recycling program is bringing down city sanitation costs. City Sanitation Superintendent Robert Janes says when more people recycle the city makes more money from material sales, and spends less money on dumping fees. Janes says about 25 percent of city residents are using the free program, which started October first. He says they’re now trying to expand it. He says,

“The ultimate goal for us is to do curbside recycling every week instead of every other week, and then doing our trash pickup every other week. That’s our ultimate goal.”

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A pair of recently awarded government contracts should keep Madisonville's General Electric plant running for many more years. 

State Still Seeking Applicants for W. Ky. Medical Examiner

Aug 20, 2012
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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.

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