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Local News Tuesday, June 18

Today:   Partly Sunny and 90

6MADISONVILLE 0617 Due to the Juneteenth holiday tomorrow (on Wednesday), Madisonville says trash pickup will be one day delayed.  

40HOPKINS COUNTY 0617 In Webster County, the sheriff’s department is dealing with a robbery and an assault that took place Sunday morning around 10.  The victim says she was attempting to retrieve her purse from 20 year old Nathan Offutt of Madisonville when she was dragged on Horse Shoe Loop with her arm caught in the vehicle.  When she fell, the truck ran over her right leg and left hand.  The vehicle was located by the Madisonville Police.  43-year-old Paula Berry of Nebo was its only occupant.  Nathan Offutt is now at large.  The victim is 26-year-old Madison Sims. She was transported to the E-R.

16WEBSTER COUNTY 0617 The driver who had just been in a rollover crash near the Sebree exit of I-69 is facing several charges.   Edman Castaneda was located in a ditch at about 1:30 Saturday morning.  Deputies say there were multiple alcoholic drinks in the vehicle.  

24MADISONVILLE 0610 The mayor of Madisonville says the city is not average when it comes to promoting tourism.  Kevin Cotton says its a major part of the program with city hall.  

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20MADISONVILLE 0617  People are asking when the Madisonville City swimming pool will be opening.   Here is  Assistant City Administrator, Brad Long.

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

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25MADISONVILLE 0615 The Madisonville officer that did a traffic stop of a careless driver says the driver appeared to be out of it.  During the traffic stop on I-69 near mile marker 114, the officer asked 42-year-old Mitchell Meyer of Melber if he needed someone to talk to.  Meyer said that he felt like he was losing his mind.  Before being taken to jail, Meyer agreed to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.

13MADISONVILLE 0615 The traffic stop of a speeding motorcycist on I-69 is what led to his arrest.  On Thursday, 42-year-old Michael Poe had no proof of insurance and was found to be in possession of a large bag of meth.  

39KENTUCKY 0617 Youth diabetes in Kentucky is becoming increasingly prevalent.  Leslie Scott of U-K says she’s seeing more diagnoses of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in kids.

Leslie Scott 0617a…20″…evaluation for.    

The American Diabetes Association, says our culture consumes too much  highly processed carbohydrate foods and those with added sugar.

34WASHINGTON, D.C. 0614 A number of federal lawmakers say the conviction of former President Donald Trump is nothing short of the evisceration of the American judicial process.  One of the 28 senators signing a letter to the attorney general is Senator Rand Paul. He wrote that Democrat prosecutors successfully dissolved the constitutional protections afforded to defendants and the barriers that protect every American from the abuses of arbitrary rule. Senator Paul says the Biden Administration is complicit in the destruction of due process of law.

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

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Local News Monday, June 17

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31DAWSON SPRINGS 0614 The state is still helping those impacted by the tornado in Hopkins County.  It passed north of Dawson Springs on May 26th with winds of 165 miles an hour winds.  Here’s Governor Beshear.

Andy Beshear 0614a…19″…Charleston.

22MADISONVILLE 0615 At Madisonville city hall, there are two meeetings this afternoon.  The city council meets at 4:30.  New business includes an ordinance amending the city’s budget.  There will also be a resolution to accept the bid for improvements to the Lake Peewee Water Treatment Plant Disinfection System.  At 5, the Tourism Advisory Board will convene.

30WEBSTER COUNTY 0614 This for the customers of United Community Bank of West Kentucky.  Several customers have reported that they have received a text message notifying them that the bank has placed their account on hold.  They say this is not true.  United Community Bank of West Kentucky officials say when you are in doubt about any account matter, contact them.  They say never trust caller ID if you receive a call,  and never call back to a number provided in a text or phone message.

25WESTERN KENTUCKY 0614 A no-cost, public medical event is underway in Henderson.  The Green River Area Wellness event at South Middle School is a medical training opportunity that continues through the 25th. It’s for those who need a check-up, dental services, glasses, advice on health concerns, or just want to learn more about their health.   The event is described as a fantastic opportunity for many to access free medical services and information.  

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

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22HOPKINS COUNTY 0615 The Hopkins County School Board meets this afternoon at 5:30.  The spring sports athletes of the year will be acknowledged.  Hopkin Central’s Josh Robinson is a nationally recognized archer.  Trashawn Smith of Madisonville North won two state track championships.  The meeting will be at the Central Administrative Office on South Seminary.

26MADISONVILLE 0613 The driver of a Ford Escape seen crossing the center line on I-69 multiple times last week is facing drug charges in Hopkins County.  The M-P-D report states that there was the smell of marijuana in the vehicle being driven by 48-year-old Joseph Barron of Henderson.  The officer also learned that there was a warrant for Barron’s arrest.  The vehicle also had drug paraphernalia and a bag of meth.  

40KENTUCKY 0611 A-A-R-P Kentucky says for many of the state’s older residents, high-speed internet is an essential tool.  Gary Adkins says federal data indicates almost 60 percent of seniors living in poverty use the internet in their homes.  That compares to 98 percent of low-income adults up to age 49.

Gary Adkins 0611a…12″…socially.

A federal program that helped almost half a million Kentuckians with internet serice has recently expired.

23GREENVILLE 0614 The Greenville Fire Department is reporting an increase in illegal burns in recent days.  According to state statutes, burning structures, along with painted, stained, or treated wood or lumber, or any kind of construction or demolition debris and material, is strictly prohibited at any given time.  Fines can reach 25-thousand dollars.  

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

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Local News Friday, June 14

Today:   Mostly Sunny and 89

7WESTERN KENTUCKY 0613 The National Weather Service says temperatures are beginning to rise in Western Kentucky with Sunday likely to see the mid-90s.

25DAWSON SPRINGS 0613 It’s official. 88 rental units will be constructed in Dawson Springs.  The projected completion date will be early in 2026.  It’s being described as a hugh benefit to Dawson. One project will be 40 apartments on Canon Court and 48 units at Marketplace Commons.  The rental units are meeting a great need for housing that was impacted by the 2021 tornado.

31HENDERSON 0611 This summer, the residents of Western Kentucky have access to free medical, dental, optical and veterinary care. The Delta Regional Authority and the U-S Department of Defense will be running the Green River Area Wellness Mission in Henderson at the South Middle School.  Providers will treat patients three and older on a first-come, first-serve basis. The dates are June 15th to the 25th.  It’s described as a D-O-D military training opportunity.

19GREENVILLE 0613 The Greenville Fire Department is reportining an increased number of illegal burns in their district.  Ordinances prohibit the burning of structures, along with painted, stained, or treated wood or lumber, or any kind of construction or demolition debris and materials.  Fines can reach 25-thousand dollars per day.

29MADISONVILLE 0520 One of the newest things in education is the dual-enrolled student.  At Madisonville Community College, the Manager of Accessibility Services says there are an increasing number every year.  Here’s Paula Seabrooke.

Paula Seabrooke 0520a…16″..a neat.

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

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27WEBSTER COUNTY 0612 There’s a non-profit in East Taunton-Massachuetts whose mission is to provide protective vests at no cost to law enforcement K-9s. Vested Interest in K9s, Incorporated is making it possible for K-9 Kora of the Webster County Sheriff’s Office to receive a bullet and stab protective vest.  Kora’s vest was sponsored by Robert Willens of Robert Willens L-L-C, New York-New York.

15MADISONVILLE 0610 A speeder on North Main is facing several charges.  When Jose Serrano was stopped on Sunday evening on South Main, it was found that he did not have a valid driver’s license and that he had an active arrest warrant.  Serrano was also found to be intoxicated.

31MADISONVILLE 0610 A new program in Madisonville is off to an exciting start.  Mayor Kevin Cotton describes the first Heroes’ Hour.  It’s a open meeting of active military and veterans.

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The next Hero’s Hour will be on Monday morning the 17th at 9 at City Hall.

20VERSAILLES 0612 There’s a new transfer agreement between the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Community & Technical College System for students seeking a bachelor’s degree.  They say students will have a clear and efficient pathway to U-K’s four-year degree programs that will maximize credit transfers and reduce the cost of degree completion.

15MADISONVILLE 0613 The art exhibit at the Glema has some special hours this weekend.  The Art of the Kids’ Graphic Novel gallery will be open today from 9 to 7, tomorrow from 4 until 7, and Friday the 21st from 9 to 7.

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

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Local News Thursday, June 13

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21MADISONVILLE 0610 A swerving vehicle on South Main is what led to a traffic stop last weekend.  The police report states that Karen Gray had the erratice speech and rapid eye movements of an intoxicated person.  She informed the officer that she had used THC in the last two hours. Gray was also charged with driving without a rear view mirror, and with careless driving.

17WEBSTER COUNTY 0611 The Webster County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a U-T-V crash last weekend near Watkins School Road in the Sebree area.  It was determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.  Joseph Godwin’s one passenger was hospitalized.  Her name is not yet released.

50KENTUCKY 0528 According to a survey by C-V-S Health Morning Consult, two-thirds of adults are noticing mental health problems among friends or family members.  It says parents are alarmed over their children’s mental well-being.  Nearly half of the families say social media is impacting their children’s development, from body image to self-perception. Dr. Deborah Fernandez-Turner is with of C-V-S Health.

Deborah Fernandez-Turner 0528a…21″…support.”

The survey says more than a third of adults are spending less time on social media.

25CENTRAL CITY 0612 Friday will be a big day in Central City.  The officially opening of Festival Square begins at 2.  Members of the Everly and Prine families and the group that brought the project to life will be there.  There will be a benefit concert in the evening at the Lu-Ray Amphitheator.

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

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7WESTERN KENTUCKY 0612 The National Weather Service says the heat index is trending higher and may hit 100 in some areas on Sunday.

21HOPKINS COUNTY 0527 The plan in Hopkins County this year is to re-pave as many roads as last year.  Judge Executive Jack Whitfield is hoping more roads will be addressed.

Jack Whitfield 0527a…13″…don’t grow.

23MUHLENBERG COUNTY 0610 A new federal nutrition program is underway.  It provides grocery benefits during the summer months to families with children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.  Applications can be completed online for the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Program.  For complete details, search Kentucky Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer.

33WESTERN KENTUCKY 0612 Saturday is Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Cindy Tabor of the Pennyrile Area Development District says they will distribute some 200 bags of food.  Anyone in Hopkins or Muhlenberg counties needing the food should contact the PADD office in Hopkinsville.  

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Tabor says volunteers will be needed in Hanson on Saturday at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center beginning at 9.  

0627 24WESTERN KENTUCKY 0611 You are invited to a virtual public hearing on the Kentucky State Plan on Aging.  The presentation will outline services and programs for older Kentuckians under the Older Americans Act.  It will also included feedback. Visit the Green River Area Development District Facebook page for contact information.  GRADD says the hearing will be on Thursday, the 27th at noon.  

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

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Local News Wednesday, June 12

Today:   Sunny and 82

18Earlington 0611 A new Hopkins County town will have its own Farmers Market.  They’re calling today’s event in Earlington a soft opening.  The location will be at 19-67 Championship Drive.  Officials say they are hoping it becomes a weekly event.  The Earlington Farm Market will be from 9 until noon.

44MADISONVILLE 0611 The Madisonville police are describing how the five-year-old son of a woman who was manifestly under the influence of a controlled substance reported his mother’s condition. The police were notified to report to the Take Five Car Wash on Chelsa Drive because 45-year-old Heather Weideman’s son could not get her to wake up.  When the officer arrived, she was very unsteady on her feet and could not answer the officer’s questions.  When he asked for her I-D, Weideman handed him her credit card.  At the jail, she was found to be in possession of counterfeit Percoset pills known to officers to be laced with fentanyl. Weideman is charged with four crimes, including endangering the welfare of a minor.

48WASHINGTON DC 0611 This week in Washington,  House Republicans will move to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for defying lawful subpoenas. Kentucky Congressman James Comer spoke about this recently on Fox News.  He noted that the White House has shown it is willing to alter transcripts to protect Joe Biden’s image. He also said…

James Comer 0611a…20″…Joe Biden.

Mr. Comer says he intends to show that Hunter and James Biden lied to congress.

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

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28MADISONVILLE 0610 The Madisonville police are reporting the arrest of a man who provided them with a fake name.  41-year-old Antonio Clay was warned that not giving his real name was a crime , but he still chose not to give his real name.  A search of the vehicle uncovered the Illinois license for Antonio Clay.  The photo on the license verified who he was. Then it was found that there was an out-of-state arrest warrant for Clay.    Marijuana was then located in his vehicle.  

25MADISONVILLE 0611 In Hopkins County, a quick lane change without signaling is what led to a traffic stop that led to four arrests on Friday afternoon.  The officer found that Anya Dunn had a suspended license. A search of the car produced bags of fentanyl, and a B-B gun that looked like a Glock.   Arrested with Dunn and charged with fentanyl trafficking was Jermani Dunn.

28MADISONVILLE 0610 One of the new city programs that’s gaining traction is the Chamber Ambassador program.  Jeannie Morris says she certainly enjoyed learning about the mission of the city.

Jeannie Morris 0610a…14″…things work.

The city will soon be receiving applications for the new term.

27MADISONVILLE 0611 This is for Hopkins and Muhlenberg County residents who could use assistance with rent and utility bills.  The Salvation Army has launched an online portal to enhance service delivery.  The Salvation Army will continue to provide in-person assistance at its location in Madisonville at 805 McCoy Ave. To use the online application, here’s the address: S-A Help dot m-e.  

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

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Local News Tuesday, June 11

Today:   Sunny and 77

8WESTERN KENTUCKY 0610 The National Weather Service says high pressure will bring us an extended period of dry weather.  No rainfall is forecast the next six days.

25MADISONVILLE 0608 The I-69 driver who was seen by the police driving erratically is facing three charges.  During the traffic stop, the Madisonville officer could smell marijuana.  This led to a search of 19-year-old Justin Dawson’s vehicle.  The officer located a backpack in Dawson’s  truck with over a pound of marijuana, as well as several baggies for packing, a rolling tray, and a large sum of money.

26MADISONVILLE 0603 The effort to clean up after the tornado is much like what we went through two and a half years ago.  There’s plenty of things to do and the need for volunteers continues.   Here’s Mayor Kevin Cotton.

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20WEBSTER COUNTY 0610 The Webster County Sheriff’s Office is holding a man believed to be engaged in the trafficking of controlled substances, including L-S-D..  A warrant had been issued for Jordan Wright of Providence.  Wright is facing three counts, including Conspiracy to Traffic in Controlled Substances.  It would be his 2nd Offense.

15DRAKESBORO 0610 In Drakesboro, the gas company is purging the system.  Drakesboro natural gas is visiting each customer to check for leaks and will re-light appliances. Residents are asked to not turn on their gas until the service has been locked and then restored.  

13HOPKINS COUNTY 0607 The Kentucky Jailers Association is naming a local resident as the  Deputy Jailer of the Year.  Sergeant Morris Cunningham was nominated for his selfless and heroic acts while serving at the Hopkins County Jail.  

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

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22HOPKINS COUNTY 0610 The Hopkins County Jailer is known around the state.  Mike Lewis has been elected to serve as a member of the board of directors of the Kentucky Jailers Association.  His term continues through next year.  The announcement was made at the Kentucky Jailers Association’s Summer Conference.  This will be Lewis’ 6th consecutive year of being a board member.  

32WEBSTER COUNTY 0604 It’s called the popup driver’s license.  It’s the latest thing from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  It’s a traveling service that brings all the services offered in Driver Licensing Regional Offices to communities that do not have a regional office. For example, if your license expires anytime this year, you can renew at this pop up event in Webster County. The popup driver’s license is in Dixon today.  at the Webster County Extension Office at 11-18 US-41 Alternate.

34KENTUCKY 0610 The latest Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that most Kentucky kids are not academically prepared for a successful future.  Dr. Terry Brooks is with Kentucky Youth Advocates.

Terry Brooks 0610a…12″…Frankfort.

Dr. Brooks says 79-percent of the state’s eighth graders were behind in math, and 69-percent of fourth graders were behind in reading.

17WEBSTER COUNTY 0608 A former member of the Webster County High School softball team is now wearing a national championship ring.  Karlie Keeney was a pitcher for the University of Oklahoma team that won the national title..  Keeney was a graduate student who spent four years at Liberty University before transferring to Oklahoma.

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

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Local News Monday, June 10

Today:   Sunny and 77

27MADISONVILLE 0608 The parents of the 8-year-old Madisonville boy  who died from exposure to fentanyl will be back in court next month.  Antonio and Whitney Person pleaded not guilty to Trey Harris’ death on Friday.  Antonio Person faces 10 counts.  Whitney Person faces three counts. In the Person’s residence, the police found fentanyl pills, additional drugs, and drug paraphernalia.  The boy passed away in March.  

26HOPKINS COUNTY 0607 In Hopkins County, the expansion of a farming technology business will create 30 job opportunities. The Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation says
construction continues on CLAAS FARMPOINT in Hanson at the Industry & Technology Park.  Claas’s location will provide convenience and speed of service for their customers.  It’s less than a mile off I-69.

24HOPKINS COUNTY 0605 Many of the high schools are adding a new administrative position.  In Hopkins County,  the director of athletics and special programs is Matt Bell.  

Matt Bell 0605a…16″…as well.

19WEBSTER COUNTY 0609 The driver in a U-T-V crash on Saturday night near Sebree is facing two charges.  Joseph Goodwin was treated at the Deaconess E-R for the incident thatoccurred off Watkins Road.    Channel 14 is reporting that deputies determined that Goodwin exhibited several signs of impairment.  A passenger also received treatment.

17WEBSTER COUNTY 0609 In Webster County, two firefighters are recovering from an traffic accident on Saturday morning. It’s reported their Sebree Fire Department Rescue truck was involved in a rollover crash  on Highway 56.  Officials say they were released after suffering non-life threatening injuries.  

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

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26MADISONVILLE 0608 Two Madisonville schools will be involved with the Kentucky Community Schools Initiative.  Madisonville-North High School and Browning Springs Middle School say the Prichard Committee is funding the project that took months to plan.  The goal of the initiative is to convert public schools into community schools, or schools that ensure students receive health, social service, and learning opportunities to support student and family well-being.

13HOPKINS COUNTY 0607 The Hopkins County Fiscal Court will have a special meeting this (Monday) afternoon.  The meeting will include consideration for the bids to construct the new sheriff’s office. The meeting will begin at 2:30 at the Government Center.

32KENTUCKY 0607 It looks like 20-25 will be the year of the real I-D in the Bluegrass State.  Starting May 7th of 2025, all standard driver’s licenses and I-Ds that do not display a star icon, will no longer be accepted to board commercial flights, or allow entrance into military bases, nuclear power plants or any federal building that requires identification.  Webster County has a popup event on Tuesday, the 11th at the Extension Office in Dixon.
Appointments are needed.

16PROVIDENCE 0609 In Webster County, the sheriff’s office says a Providence man is charged with three crimes involving drug trafficking.  The sheriff’s office received a tip that 32-year-old Jordan Wright was trafficking L-S-D.  Wright is now at the detention center.  

24FRANKFORT 0606 In Frankfort, a piece of legislation that didn’t make it this year, is expected to get major attention next year.  Keith West reports.

Keith West 0606a…16″…innocense.

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

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Local News Friday, June 7

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30HOPKINS COUNTY 0606 Two of the indictments handed out by the Hopkins County grand jury involve the mother and stepfather of the 8-year-old Madisonville boy who died from fentanyl in March.  It was discovered that  Trey Harris had been exposed to a lethal amount of fentanyl. Antiono Person was indicted on 10 counts.  They include drug and gun possession, drug dealing, and manslaughter.  Whitney Person is indicted on three counts.  They include drug dealing, manslaughter, and unlawful transaction with a minor.

30Lexington 0606 Relief is on the way to support individuals and families whose homes were damaged or destroyed over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The National Association of REALTORS Relief Foundation and the Kentucky REALTORS have announced that 200-thousand dollars in relief funds will help support individuals and families whose homes were damaged or destroyed. The funds are available to assist with mortgage or rental payments and provide lodging assistance for those displaced by the tornadoes.

22Madisonville 0606 The woman who fired her gun into the air in Madisonville twice says it was because she was in an argument with her girlfriend.  The police were called to the Days Inn on Lantaff Boulevard yesterday (Thursday) morning around 5 o’clock.  They encountered Brianna Whitfield who about to leave the area.  Whitfield was arrested for wanton endangerment for firing her 9 millimeter weapon.

24MADISONVILLE 0604 In Madisonville, this is cancer awareness month.  The mayor read the full proclamation during the city council meeting on Monday.  It includes this line.

Kevin Cotton 0604a…16″…community.

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

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35BARNSLEY 0606 Western Kentucky has been hit with two serious tornadoes in the last two and a half years.  The unincorporated community of Barnsley suffered greatly from both of them.  It’s just south of Earlington.    Channel 44 is reporting that one family that lost their home in 2021 was able to survive the 2nd storm by hunkering down in one of the 31 Hopkins County storm shelters constructed by the American Red Cross.  The lives of several families were saved.  American Red Cross has spent over one million dollars building 59 storm shelters, and more will be coming.

27MADISONVILLE 0605 The Madisonville driver who failed to make a complete stop in the middle of the night on Tuesday is facing four charges. The traffic stop for 19-year-old Michael Blanton of Dawson Springs on South Kentucky Avenue allowed the officer to notice the strong smell of alcohol in his vehicle.  After failing the sobriety test, Blanton was arrested and transported to the detention center. He was also charged with reckless driving and with not being possession of his driver’s license.

31WASHINGTON DC 0605 In Washington, a Kentucky Congressman says Dr. Fauci pushed policies that ignored science, tried to cover it up, and appears to have made false statements under oath.  James Comer recently appeared on Fox News.

James Comer 0605a…17″…several times.

19CENTRAL CITY 0605 In Central City, the police chief is back to work following brain surgery.  Jason Lindsey had been diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Channel 14 is reporting that less than a month since the surgery, he’s back to work on a part-time basis.  Chief Lindsey says everyone from church groups to elementary students were praying for him.

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

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Local News Thursday, June 6

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24HOPKINS COUNTY 0603 The Madisonville police are charging a man with assaulting and strangling his sister.  She phoned the police during the midnight hour on Monday.  They discovered the residence on Island Ford Road had items thrown everywhere.  The woman says 38-year-old Jaron Owens also pulled a C-O-2 pistol that looked real.  The police located Owens across the street hiding next to a building.

16MADISONVILLE 0604 The man who had been roaming Baptist Health Deaconess property is under arrest.  Randal Johnson had been warned to leave the property.  When Johnson  was spotted on Clinic Drive an hour later, the police arrested him and transported him to the county jail.

18WESTERN KENTUCKY  0605 The National Weather Service is out with information on the big storm of May 26th.  It produced a record-shattering 255 miles of tornado damage across a 58-county area.  There were 7 different tornadoes that were on the ground for at least 19 miles.  

16WEBSTER COUNTY 0605 Webster County Emergency Management says a utility company is patrolling power transmission lines in Western Kentucky.  The low flying white and blue helicopter will be in Hopkins County near the Anton airport, as well as in Webster, McLean, and Muhlenberg counties.

0606 43KENTUCKY 0409 This is the 20th year for the 400-mile-sale.  It’s a yard sale extending across the Commonwealth on U-S 68 that distinguishes itself by having a website where venders can list what they’re selling and the days they will be there.  Spokesperson Terra Hall says the 400 mile Sale website and Facebook page are rich with details.

Terra Hall 0409b…17″…to eat.

The dates are June 6th to th 9th.

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

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46MADISONVILLE 0604 The search for a suspect with a warrant is what led the M-P-D to make some arrests.  Upon arriving at a residence on Whittington Drive, a resident appeared suspicious when he opened the front door and quickly returned inside after seeing the cops. Once inside, the officers noticed meth and drug paraphernalia.  27-year-old Chloe Coyer began screaming and refused to get into the police cruiser.  Due to her unwillingness to follow the officer’s instructions, she was pepper sprayed.  She continued hitting her head against the vehicle after arriving at the jail and had to be placed in a chair.  Also arrested was Braxton Hayes.  Hayes faces the same charges: possession of marijuana and meth, as well as drug paraphernalia.

39GREENVILLE 0605 The Greenville police have a suspect in the hit and run of a pedestrian on Saturday, the 1st.  48-year-old James Hays is believed to have hit Autumn Cummings on Opportunity Way based on security video from several businesses and churches.  It’s believed Hays was allegedly operating the Nissan Xterra northbound on Opportunity Way.  The police say Hays stopped at Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts at 724 Opportunity Way after striking Cummings.  On Tuesday afternoon, the police initiated a traffic stop on Paradise Street.  Parts of the vehicle located at the collision scene were matched to damage on the vehicle.

24HOPKINS COUNTY 0605 The senator representing Hopkins County in Frankfort has a new position.  Robby Mills says he is glad that Senate President Robert Stivers has appointed him to serve as the Senate Chairperson of the Kentucky Housing Task Force. During the 2024 Interim, this task force will hear from housing crisis experts.  Senator Mills is hoping the task force can formulate some solutions.

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

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