Todd P'Pool

Government
4:20 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Waide's Computers to Be Searched in Alleged Misappropriation Case

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Kentucky’s 10th District state Rep. Ben Waide is still battling a civil lawsuit brought by former colleagues who say he misappropriated company money to fund his political career.

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Government
2:20 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Hopkins County May Crack Down On Pawned Stolen Goods

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The Hopkins County Fiscal Court is considering a measure to make pawning stolen property more difficult.

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Government
2:49 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Hopkins Co. Sheriff Denies Threats after Cease and Desist Request

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Hopkins County Sheriff Frank Latham is denying he threatened Madisonville Police Department officers with indictments as alleged in a cease and desist request from the county attorney.

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Department and MPD were at loggerheads earlier this month over jurisdiction issues. 

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Society
4:22 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Hopkins Co. Sheriff Hit with Cease and Desist Request from County Attorney

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Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool has slapped Sheriff Frank Latham with a cease and desist request after allegedly threatening legal action against the Madisonville Police Department over jurisdiction gripes.

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Government
2:16 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Rep. Waide Files Countersuit to Claims that He Misused Company Money

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A Madisonville lawmaker has filed a countersuit regarding allegations he misused $31,000 of his company’s money to fund campaign activities.

Rep. Ben Waide is the president of Liberty Rehabilitation. His fellow shareholders Lawrence Holmes and Jason Myers charged Waide with using company money to pay for travel and other expenses while pocketing his legislative reimbursement.

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Society
12:29 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Madisonville Library Board Faces Bidding Violation Allegations

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  Hopkins County Attorney Todd P'Pool said the Madisonville Public Library board didn't follow procedures when hiring contractors to renovate a library building, but board members acted in good faith.

Library Foundation members are criticizing the renovation and associated costs and using the violation to force the resignation of board member Bill Smith.  State code outlines that a publicly funded entity must publicly solicit competitive bidding for projects with components that exceed $20,000. The library broad didn't solicit bids for the projects. P’Pool said the problems are technical in nature rather than criminal.

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Society
3:38 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Donovan Reviewing Potential Claims from Disgruntled Neighbors

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The Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool says an explosives manufacturer that has received complaints about damaging blasts is reviewing potential claims from nearby residents. Donovan Commercial Industries uses explosives to harden steel for railroad tracks. Todd P’Pool says the company is reducing blasting and addressing any claims from nearby residents who say the blasts have damaged their homes.

"Mr. Donovan’s agreed to contact his insurance liability carrier, and I expect those folks to step forward in the next several weeks to review any potential claims that may exist," he said.

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Government
3:24 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Child Support Enforcement Budget Cuts

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Local county attorneys are upset over 12 % cuts to their offices of Child Support Enforcement.

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