Local News Tuesday, May 21


Today:   SUNNY AND 90

Today is election day.  The polls close this evening at 6.

24MADISONVILLE 0518 Two Madisonville men are being charged with criminal abuse involving a child under 12.  The M-P-D was assisted in the case by the Department of Health and Human Services.  Charged are 24-year-old Madison Gray and 31-year-old Joseph Tiberi.  The investigation began last October.  Now, both Gray and Tiberi have been indicted by the Grand Jury.  

26KENTUCKY 0520 The U-S Justice Department will be investigating a Kentucky youth detention center for sexual abuse and excessive force.  An Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights is Kristen Clarke.

Kristen Clark 0520a…13″…constitutional rights.

30Owensboro 0518 Telephone scams are all too common today.  Atmos Energy encourages their customers to be on guard against any suspicious websites and phone calls.  If you ever have concerns about the legitimacy of a call, simply hang up and call Atmos Energy customer service.  They also want their customers to know that they will provide multiple notices, and work to assist customers with payment plans and assistance options, before any service interruptions take place.

12HOPKINS COUNTY 0520 The 9-month program to develop servant leadership skills in Hopkins County is complete for another year.  It’s believed that this year’s class of Leadership Hopkins County will impact the community.

17HOPKINS COUNTY 0520 The state senator representing Hopkins, Henderson, Union, and Webster counties is proud to be the Kentucky Family Champion.  In Frankfort, Robby Mills has again been recognized for supporting legislation that lifts up families and that supports activities that cause families to flourish.

From the C-Plant Federal Credit Union Newsroom,   I’m Boyce Tate.



Today:   SUNNY AND 90

18HOPKINS COUNTY 0518 In Hopkins County, the man who ran from a traffic stop into a stranger’s house is being indicted by the grand jury.  The police say 31-year-old Davota Spencer was captured with 6 pounds of marijuana in his car.  Spencer faces several charges including fleeing from the police and trafficking marijuana.

32MADISONVILLE 0516 A volunteer used in a police sting in Madisonville is facing a drug trafficking charge.  The police say Jeremiah Allison stole drugs from a controlled drug buy, and used the money to pay his rent. Allison was supposed to buy suspected fentanyl and bring it to the detectives. Surveillance devices used to monitor Allison found that he sold eight fentanyl pills, but he only returned five to the police.  Channel 44 is reporting that Allison admitted what he did.

14Madisonville 0513 It’s taking longer than expected to prepare the SportsPlex for opening day.  Now, the grand opening is likely be be in the middle of July.  

Kevin Cotton 0513b…7″…site now.

25HOPKINS COUNTY 0520 Hopkins County Extension Horticulture wants you to know that most snakes encountered in Kentucky are harmless and beneficial because they eat mice and other rodents. Yet, of the 33 snake species in our state, 4 are venomous.  If you visit the Facebook page of Hopkins County Extension Horticulture, there’s information about how you identify the poisonous ones.

20MADISONVILLE 0520 One of Madisonville’s finest play areas for children will re-open on Thursday.  Baptist Health Deaconess says the Rog Badgett All-Inclusive Pediatric Play Park is having a shade canopy installed.  The project is being made possible by Carhartt’s donation to the Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville Foundation.

Today is election day.  The VOTING  ends at 6 PM.