Muhlenberg County

Society
4:00 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

ACLU of Kentucky Files Federal Lawsuit Against Muhlenberg County, Police Officer

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The Kentucky chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit for a case in Muhlenberg County over song lyrics in a Facebook post.

In August, James Evans of Central City posted lyrics on his Facebook page from a song called “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)” by the band Exodus. The 2010 song is about the Virginia Tech shooting.

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Business
6:48 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Muhlenberg Hospital Joins Owensboro Health

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As small, rural hospitals continue to adapt to changes and challenges from the Affordable Care Act, Muhlenberg Community Hospital is joining the larger Owensboro Health system.

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Government
2:46 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Amid Federal Pressure, Kentucky Drug Courts Look Into Expanding Addiction Treatment

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The state’s drug courts might allow addicts to receive medically assisted drug therapy as part of court mandated treatment.

The move comes after White House drug czar Michael Botticelli said in February that drug courts that prohibit medical treatment would stop receiving federal funding.

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Arts
7:45 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Popovich Brings His Curiously Comedic Pets to Western Kentucky

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Credit Courtesy of David Probus, Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall

Las Vegas-based Russian circus performer and ringleader of animals, Mr. Popovich brings his curious and comedic show "Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre" to the Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall in Greenville, Kentucky Friday night. Theatre Director David Probus joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the event, which he says is sold-out, however tickets are available for the same show the following afternoon in Bowling Green.

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Environment
2:52 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Plans Halted for Natural Gas Plant in Muhlenberg County

Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 2:29 pm

Plans have been scrapped for a proposed natural gas power plant in western Kentucky. 

Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric announced plans last year to construct a $700 million facility in Muhlenberg County. 

The utilities announced this week the project was canceled because nine municipalities have chosen to terminate their contracts with the utility companies. 

State Representative Brent Yonts of Greenville is disappointed by the loss of construction jobs.

"It would have brought people into the county to live, to work, and maybe even settle here at some point in time," said Yonts. "It will have a substantial negative impact on the county because we will not be getting the benefit of that work."

A new natural gas plant would have made up for the loss of an old coal-fired power plant in Muhlenberg County that’s slated to close next spring. 

KU and LG&E still plan to build a solar-generating plant, but Yonts believes it would have less economic impact.

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Government
6:15 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Fiscal Courts in Coal Counties Get Refunds

Coal producing counties across Kentucky are receiving refunds from mining permits and acreage fees.
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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that 34 fiscal courts in the Commonwealth will receive refunds from mining permit and acreage fees.  Eight counties in our region will receive refunds totaling $58,377.

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Environment
3:57 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Canadian Mining Company to Pay $3 Million Settlement for Western Kentucky Water Violations

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A Canadian coal mining company has reached a settlement with the federal government over Clean Water Act violations at several former mining sites in Western Kentucky.

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Health
4:01 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Baptist Health Announces New Urgent Care Clinic in Muhlenberg Co.

Medical services are expanding in Muhlenberg County as the Powderly Clinic receives an upgrade in services and equipment from its owner Baptist Health.

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Environment
3:59 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

TVA Sued Over Muhlenberg Co. Coal-Fired Unit Closures

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A lawsuit has been filed against the Tennessee Valley Authority over its plans to shut down two coal-fired units at plant in Muhlenberg County.

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Environment
6:50 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Construction of Natural Gas Plant Underway at Paradise Fossil Plant

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Construction crews have cleared about 60 percent of the land needed to begin building a new natural gas plant at the Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County. The new plant is scheduled to open by Spring of 2017, and will take the place of two coal burning units currently in operation at the Tennessee Valley Authority facility. 

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