Local News Thursday, June 20


Today:   Sunny and 92

14WESTERN KENTUCKY 0619 There’s an effort to help older adults cope with the heat.  The Pennyrile Area Development District is collecting fans.  They can be can be donated or dropped off in Hopkinsville at the main office at 300 Hammond Drive.

0626 22CLAY 0618 A non-profit, federally-qualified community health center is planning a new medical clinic in Clay.  Health First Community Health Center says it will be on Hearing Street next to the United Community Bank. There will be two family practice providers.  The groundbreaking will be on Wednesday, the 26th at 9.  It’s expected to go into service later this year.

22MADISONVILLE 0605 The Madisonville man who broke out the back car window with his fist a few days ago is facing four charges. The police report states that 34-year-old Charles Taylor had been drinking heavily and had assaulted the victim at a residence on Sunrise Place.  Taylor broke out the window just as the victim and two juveniles were about to drive away.

22KENTUCKY 0615 It looks like our state will be getting a new holiday.  Legislation has been proposed in the past three sessions to add Juneteenth to the holiday list, and there’s word that it will be filed again in January. Initially, freedom was proclaimed by the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.  Representative George Brown Junior of Fayette County says Juneteenth commemorates the day the last slaves were freed in our country.  

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26KENTUCKY 0612 A coalition of concerned Kentuckians desiring to produce change through policy advocacy is promoting the summer Electronic Benedits Transfer program.  Kentucky Voices for Health says it’s for students who automatically qualify through enrollment in SNAP, K-TAP, and or Kinship Care. Applications remain open through Monday, the 24th. The Facebook page of the Webster County Schools has details.

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



Today:   Sunny and 92

7WESTERN KENTUCKY 0619 The National Weather Service says there’s a small chance of rain with a weak cold front Sunday and Sunday night.

15MADISONVILLE 0615 When a police officer thinks that a vehicle has a delinquent license, he will often check it.  After running the license plate of a Jeep Renegade last week, it was found to be cancelled.   42-year-old Michael Poe of Madisonville was also found to be without driver’s license and auto insurance.  

26MADISONVILLE 0617 It’s always good to hear when the city has saved a lot of money. The Waste Water Collection Superintendent says Madisonville has benefitted from a pipe-bursting investment. Here is Dustin Kittinger.

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Kittinger says it took care of some problematic areas.

27MUHLENBERG COUNTY 0619 Muhlenberg County officials says there is a shortage of volunteers, donations, and non-perishable food to deal with the Memorial Day weekend tornado.  20 homes in the county were completely destroyed and another 50 were severely damaged.  They say a good way to know what is needed is make a list of things you would need if you moved into a new place to live. For more details, visit the Facebook page of Muhlenberg County Health Department.

20WESTERN KENTUCKY 0612 FEMA is out with a warning about scammers.  FEMA says all of its Inspectors will have photo I-Ds and never charge applicants for disaster assistance.  They also suggest phoning the help line if you think you’re being taken advantage of.  The federal agency presently is offering money to help people impacted by the April second storms.

0624 17MADISONVILLE 0615 A Hopkins County bridge is being replaced.  Construction on the Kentucky 70 bridge over Richland Creek begins on the 24th.  It’s expected to take three months.  There will be a marked detour.  About 2-thousand vehicles a day use Kentucky 70.

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