Local News Thursday, May 23

Local News Thursday, May 23

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20MADISONVILLE 0522 In the Madisonville city council races, the ballot is now complete.  The top two vote getters in each of the three wards will face off in November.  In Ward 1, that will be Charles Kington and Misty Cavanaugh.  In Ward 2, Marvin Hightower and Jimmy Young advanced.  In Ward 4,  Larry Noffsinger will face Timothy Trice.

23GREENVILLE 0522 An eldery pedestrian in Greenville is at a trauma center in Nashville with serious injuries.  The fire department says 72-year old Danny Boggess of Ashland City-Tennessee was struck on Tuesday at the intersection of South Main Street and Hopkinsville Street. The police say the driver was 54-year old Anna Groves of Drakesboro.  The investigation continues.

41WESTERN KENTUCKY 0409 Imagine a yard sale in which you knew the items that would be for sale.  That describes the 400 Mile Sale.  It’s on Highway 68 and the stretches 400 miles here in the Commonwealth.  Spokesperson Terra Hall says when people register, they can list some of their items online.  

Terra Hall 0409a…14″…for you.

The 400 Mile Sale is June 6th to the 9th.  To register, visit the website: 400 mile dot com.

0615 26HOPKINS COUNTY 0521 The Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce is participating in the Older Americans Month Food Drive.  Muhlenberg County is also participating.  Needed are senior-friendly foods.  They are being collected at the Y-M-C-A and the Veterans Center.  It’s hoped that the program will produce 200 commodity bags for distribution on Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  That’s June 15th.

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

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0531 17WESTERN KENTUCKY 0520 The high school graduation season is here.  The Madisonville North ceremony is this evening (Thursday night) at 7 at the school.  Hopkins Central is Friday at 7 at the school.  Dawson Springs is on Friday the 31st at 7 at the old Arena.

26Madisonville 0522 The rebranding program is working.  That’s the word from Mayor Kevin Cotton.  He has been at the I-C-S-C National Conference.  It’s provided time to share Madisonville in several meetings with retailers.  Mayor Cotton says Ulta Beauty will be opening up a shop in Madisonville.  It’s a national chain of beauty stores headquartered in Illinois.  He says Ulta will be included in the new  town center.  

9MADISONVILLE 0521 The city of Madisonville will be requesting state funds for a recreational trails program.  The matter unanimously passed the city council at their meeting this week.

0523 20MUHLENBERG COUNTY 0408 In Greenville, the West Kentucky Workforce is preparing for the Muhlenberg County Job Fair.  Numerous employers will be there, including second chance employers and expungement resources.  It’s today (Thursday, May 23rd) at the Sue and Brown Badgett Center on County Park Drive from 9 until 3.  

41KENTUCKY 0410 An effort in several Kentucky cities intends to make it easier to install solar panels on private property by avoiding out of state and sometimes disreputable solar installations.  Solarize will also offer discounts to pre-screened residents and businesses.   Pure Power Solar owner and Solarize partner Nick Hartnett says residents should talk to customers who’ve had systems installed so as to avoid disturbing consequences.

Nick Hartnett 0410a…13″…they can.

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

Local News Wednesday, May 22

Local News Wednesday, May 22

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Today:   Showers and 83

MADISONVILLE  0421 Here are the Hopkins County Election Returns.  The Ward 1 winner is Charles Kington. It Ward 2 it Marvin Hightower.  The Ward 3 winner is Larry Noffsinger.  Each had over 50 percent of the vote.

19Madisonville 0521 A Madisonville man is facing two assault charges and one of strangulation.  40-year-old Jacob Mills was arrested at 8:14 Monday morning at a residence in the 300 block of Sugg Street.  The police report says that during a period of  intoxication, he treated his grandmother roughly following an argument.

31MADISONVILLE 0521 The Madisonville police are upgrading their firing range for the first time in three decades. Chief Steve Bryan says the improvements coincide with the academy coming to town.

Steve Bryan 0521a…12″…of time.

 A certificate of appreciation was awarded to Jason Pollard of Pollard & Sons Excavating for the contributions his company has made to the project.

18Madisonville 0520 Madisonville’s newest police officer has spent the last four years with the state police.  It’s a lateral transfer for Ean Weber.  He received the Commissioner’s Excellence Award in the Academy. Weber is a Field Training Officer, and has experience with the crisis intervention team.  

17MORTONS GAP 0516 The residents of Mortons Gap are invited to a public meeting about the community’s recreational needs.  It will be a chance for residents to express their views.  The meeting will also deal with how the improvements to Frank Stafford Park will be funded.  The meeting will be today at 1 at city hall.

25MUHLENBERG COUNTY 0510 In Greenville, a grand opening is on the schedule at the high school. This morning at 10,the ribbon will be cut on the National Fitness Campaign Court.  It’s located next to Felix E. Martin, Jr. Hall.  It features seven workout stations.  Instructions are accessible through an app.  The organizations credited for this project are the school district, Owensboro Health, and the Felix E. Martin, Jr. Foundation.

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

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28Madisonville 0520 The Madisonville police say the man who kept yelling and causing a public annoyance is facing three charges.  Dardan Bicanin was involved in a traffic stop on South Madison Avenue because he made some illegal turns during the noon hour on Sunday.  Bicanin was in possession of meth, and a glass pipe which was covered with suspected meth residue.  A passenger admitted she was in possession of marijuana.  Arrested with Bicanin was Victoria Dock.

24Madisonville 0517 It was an outdated registration sticker that led to the arrest of a Madisonville man the other night.  During the traffic stop on Island Ford Road,  26-year-old, Finis Mullins could not produce a driver’s license or proof insurance.   The Chrysler Town and Country did not have a valid license plate.  It was also discovered that Mullins had a previous arrest for failure to maintain insurance.

43KENTUCKY 0514 It’s called the Medicaid Renewal process.  The two-month long Thrive Roadshow helps professionals better understand and advocate for policies that help Kentuckians who need assistance with such things as health care, housing, child care , and transportation. Tiffany Taul-Scruggs works at Sterling Healthcare in Mount Sterling.

Tiffany Taul-Scruggs 0514a…13″…the scenes.

According to the healthcare advocacy group known as the Kaiser Family Foundation, more than one-point-six million people in Kentucky are covered by Medicaid.

14MADISONVILLE 0521 To quote the mayor, Madisonville has an unbelieveable sound system for city council meetings.  The audio and video improvements were first noticed in Monday afternoon’s meeting.  Mayor Kevin Cotton led the meeting remotely.

MADISONVILLE  0421 Here are the Hopkins County Election Returns.  The Ward 1 winner is Charles Kington. It Ward 2 it Marvin Hightower.  The Ward 3 winner is Larry Noffsinger.  Each had over 50 percent of the vote.

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

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Local News Tuesday, May 21

Local News Tuesday, May 21

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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.

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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.

Local News Monday, May 20

Local News Monday, May 20

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Today:   SUNNY AND 87

38MADISONVILLE 0518 The Madisonville police say the reckless driver who resisted arrest is facing a number of charges, including trafficking in a controlled substance. The 25-year-old Newburgh resident was arrested on Thursday but not before she hit 90 miles an hour on I-69, which included forcing another driver to run partially off the road.  The police dog found drugs inside Camlynn Oglesby’s Chrysler 200.   As the officers were searching her car, Oglesby took off running but was tackled before she could run into the path of some passing cars.  Oglesby faces 6 charges.

19MUHLENBERG COUNTY 0517 In Muhlenberg County, two high school teachers are on suspension for the way they broke up a fight betweeen two students.  The incident occurred on Thursday, May 9th.  The two are on temporary paid suspension.  Channel 44 is reporting that the students who witnessed the incident say the teachers followed proper procedures.

28KENTUCKY 0409 In its first decade, Kentucky’s juvenile justice reform law is getting results.  Richard Mendel of The Sentencing Project says the goals of alternative programs are to ensure that the young person is set on a positive life path that reduces the odds of reoffending.

Richard Mendel  0409a…12″…come back.

28HOPKINS COUNTY 0408 Tomorrow is election day.  The polls are open from 6 until 6.  There are 15 polling locations in Hopkins County.  This includes the  Ballard Convention Center.   Answers to your voting questions can be found at this website: Search Kentucky Primary Election 2024 League of Women Voters. Again: Search Kentucky Primary Election 2024 League of Women Voters.

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

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34HOPKINS COUNTY 0518 A Hanson man is being charged with Arson and Attempted Murder.  The sheriff’s office says 36-year-old Tyler Adams set fire to the porch and front door of the residence of 43-year-old Jarrod Nelson in Manitou on Wilbur James Road.  The sheriff’s office says the fire was meant to trap Nelson inside.  Using a description, Adams was located by the Madisonville police on Friday night.  Nelson was able to extinguish the fire but was burned in the process. Nelson says his surveillance cameras were able to record the incident.

15HOPKINS COUNTY 0518 In Hopkins County, one of the cases before the grand jury involves the rape of a child under 12.  22-year-old Levi Hart of Nebo was arrested about two years ago.  Now, he has been indicted for the crime and will appear in court today.

19MADISONVILLE 0516 In Madisonville, the police department is not forgetting about the two officers who have died while on duty.  Last week was National Police Week, an excellent time to remember the service of Chief John Ashby who died in 1929, and Night Patrolman Clifton Slaton who was killed in 1901.

27HOPKINS COUNTY 0513 Most everyone knows that a state police academy is being planned for Madisonville.  The news not only delights the Madisonville police but also Hopkins County leadership.  Here is County Judge Executive Jack Whitfield

Jack Whitfield 0513c…14″…around us.

18MADISONVILLE 0518 The Madisonville City Council has a special meeting this afternoon.  It will include the second reading of an ordinance dealing with garbage and refuse, and one that would estimate revenues and resources for the operation of city government.  It begins at 4:30 at city hall and can be seen live on the city’s Facebook page.

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

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Hopkins County Humane Society’s Pet of the Week Monday, May 20

Hopkins County Humane Society’s Pet of the Week Monday, May 20

Meet Molly, a sweet and gentle 4-year-old Labradoodle who recently arrived at the shelter as a stray. Molly is a laid-back and quiet girl, making her an ideal companion for any home. She gets along wonderfully with other dogs, cats, children, and people. Molly is currently looking for her forever home. However, she is heartworm positive, so her adopter will need to consult with a local vet to discuss her treatment. Despite this, Molly’s loving nature makes her a perfect addition to any family willing to give her the care she needs.

The Hopkins County Humane Society is located in Madisonville, Kentucky. The Pet of the Week is presented each week by Animal Medical Center.

https://www.hopkinscountyhumanesociety.com/

Local News Friday, May 17

Local News Friday, May 17

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Today:   Showers and 72

6/3WESTERN KENTUCKY 0516 The National Weather Service says a lot of rain is headed our way.  A few storms may may be strong to severe.

34MADISONVILLE 0516 It took a while for the Madisonville police to make an arrest Wednesday morning.  36-year-old Adam (WHAY-sar) Huizar was pulled over on I-69 near Exit 108 for a traffic stop due to careless driving.   His vehicle was filled with a number of children under the age of 15, as well as drugs, and guns.  Huizar did not have a driver’s license or auto insurance.  He placed a Glock on the dashboard for easy access by the officers.  The drug dog led them to meth, marijuana, and smoking devices.

22MADISONVILLE 0515 In Madisonville, a man charged with assault during the midnight hour on Wednesday says he was just play- fighting with his wife.  After arriving at the Cross Creek Apartment of 26-year-old Ravon Hamlett,  the officers reported that the woman had a large scratch, but it not require medical attention.  She said their verbal altercation escalated.

23MADISONVILLE 0514 The man who would not leave another man’s front porch is facing three charges.  Michael (muh-ROSS) Mross of Little Rock-Arkansas was arrested Monday night.  The caller stated that after the call to the police, Mross began walking down South Madison.  During a search, Mross was found to be in possession of a clear glass pipe with what was thought to be meth residue.  

0517 18MADISONVILLE 0514 A free program for woman is coming up on Saturday in Madisonville.  Faith Missionary Baptist says their Rooted in Faith Women’s Conference will be from 10 until 3. It will feature Laura & Maleka West of L-O-L Ministry.  Faith Missionary Baptist is at 102 Pleasantview Road.

13MADISONVILLE 0525 Good news for Christian County motorists using the westbound lanes of I-24.  They’re going to make it a smoother drive. The project will require daytime lane restrictions next week.

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

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15WESTERN KENTUCKY 0516 Early voting is underway.  The hours today and tomorrow are 8 to 4.  Hopkins County voters are to report to the Ballard Convention Center on East Arch.  Webster County voters will be marking their ballots at the Senior Center on North College Street.

19MADISONVILLE 0516 Sometimes the police spot a person they know has an outstanding arrest warrant.  24-year-old Christopher Kirby of Madisonville was spotted on Hall Street Wednesday night.  When Kirby saw the cop car, he began to run, but could not get away.  Now, fleeing from the police will be added to Kirby’s record.

30WASHINGTON DC 0516 A Kentucky lawmaker in Washington says the Biden Administration believes it’s more important to protect the federal bureaucracy, rather than taking steps to increase the American people’s confidence in it.  Representative James Comer was a guest on Fox Business.  He also described the national media.

James Comer 0516a…11″…beaurocrats.  

22HOPKINS COUNTY 0515 For the first time, students at Hopkins Central will have the chance  to become certified in welding.  The school has purchased seven new Miller Multimatic 2-25 welders.  Grant funding is making this possible.  The funds came from the Kentucky Future Farmers of America Foundation and the Ag Achievers Grant.   The course begins next year.

0620 24MADISONVILLE 0425 A Madisonville team will be headed to the nationals in June.  The  Pennyrile Gymnastics South Prep Level 1-point-1 team is undefeated .  Head coach LeeAnn (flin-nur) Flener says their last competition of the year will be at the Amateur Athletic Union, or A-A-U Gymnastics Open National Championship beginning June 20th in Orlando.

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

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