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Society
11:40 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Downtown Turnaround, Retail Climate & Initiatives in Madisonville Area

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.

Business
2:22 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Berry Plastics to Reopen in Madisonville

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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Society
8:48 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Madisonville Arrests Up 24 Percent from Last Year

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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. 

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Recycling
2:26 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Curbside Recycling Program Saving Madisonville Money

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.”

Business
12:10 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Madisonville GE Plant Receives Government Contracts

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

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Government
12:46 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

State Still Seeking Applicants for W. Ky. Medical Examiner

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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. 

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Society
9:00 am
Sun August 19, 2012

Madisonville Native Nadine Turner Reflects on her 95 Years

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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Business
3:31 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library continues to face troubles

The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library has been beset with difficulty specifically regarding a physical location.  

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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.

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