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  • Firewood Plant Expanding In Western Kentucky

    July 9, 2014 6:14 AM

    MADISONVILLE (AP) - A western Kentucky facility that produces commercial firewood is expanding in Madisonville, adding 39 jobs. Gov. Steve Beshear's office says B&K Wood Products LLC will invest $1.2 million to open a new facility for production, offices and storage. The governor's office says the company plans to purchase... more »
  • Kentucky Man Run Over By His Own Truck Dies

    July 4, 2014 4:23 PM

    PETERSBURG, Ind. (AP) - Indiana State Police say a Kentucky man died after he was run over by his own pickup truck after he pulled over on a farm field. Police say they don't know why 72-year-old Lonnie Frederick of Madisonville, Kentucky, got out of his truck Thursday night... more »
  • Officials Investigate Fire That Destroyed Hopkins County Restaurant

    March 10, 2014 12:22 PM

    The state fire marshal is investigating a weekend fire that destroyed a Hopkins County restaurant. Firefighters were called to China Jade in Madisonville around 4:30 Saturday morning. Firefighters believe the fire started in the attic area and say it does not appear to be suspicious. The fire... more »
  • A Visit To Inmate Lands Woman In Jail

    December 27, 2013 2:56 PM

    A western Kentucky woman eneded up getting arrested while visiting an inmate. Madisonville Police arrested 36-year-old Stephanie Niswonger on multiple charges, after officials say she entered the Hopkins County jail to deliver medication to an inmate while on drugs. Officers noticed she had slurred speech and dialated eyes.... more »
  • Church Wants Pastor Gone After Wife's Column

    July 10, 2013 6:37 AM

    LOUISVILLE (AP) - A newspaper column lampooning Southern Baptists, calling the group "the crazy old paranoid uncle of evangelical Christians," is causing quite a stir in a Kentucky city and put a pastor's job in jeopardy. The column was written by Angela Thomas, the wife of Bill Thomas, an assistant... more »
  • Storms Cause Flash Flooding In Western Kentucky

    June 25, 2013 5:32 AM

    A round of summer thunderstorms dumped more than five inches of rain in western Kentucky Monday, causing flash flooding. The deluge forced people to evacuate their homes and leave cars in the middle of roadways in Madisonville. Officials say crews executed 12 water rescues and helped nine people stranded... more »
  • Over Five Inches Of Rain Flood Parts Of Western Kentucky

    June 24, 2013 4:12 PM

    On Monday, roads and streets flooded all over the western Kentucky to Indiana, from Madisonville to the east side of Evansville, and a lot of places in between. The Madisonville Police Department says several roads were simply impassable. As of 2:45pm, Evansville Vanderburgh County Central Dispatch confirms they... more »
  • Records: Veterans Memorial Cost 3 Times Estimate

    February 11, 2013 8:51 AM

    MADISONVILLE (AP) - Records show a memorial for veterans in the western Kentucky city of Madisonville ended up costing more than three times the original estimate. The Messenger reports records show the final price for the memorial was $358,000, which includes the use of city equipment and work done by... more »
  • Madisonville Hospital To Ban Smoking In 2013

    December 31, 2012 9:00 AM

    MADISONVILLE (AP) - Hospital patients, employees and visitors will be banned from smoking, using chewing tobacco and puffing on electronic cigarettes at Baptist Hospital Madisonville and its various campuses around western Kentucky. The hospital is implementing the new rule on Tuesday. Hospital CEO Bert Whitaker told The Messenger both patients... more »
  • Winning Decades Of Dollars Ticket Sold In Madisonville

    April 27, 2012 9:12 AM

    The first-ever winning ticket in the Kentucky Lottery's Decades of Dollars game has been sold, and the winner will claim $250,000 annually for the next 30 years. The winning ticket was sold in Madisonville and the numbers were 2 - 10 - 20 - 24 - 34 - 43.... more »
  • Officials Protest Closure Of Medical Office

    February 17, 2012 9:12 AM

    OWENSBORO (AP) - The state plans to close the medical examiner's office in Madisonville on July 1 and require 25 western Kentucky counties to transport bodies for autopsies to Louisville. Officials in Daviess County are protesting the idea. Judge-Executive Al Mattingly Jr. told the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer that the move amounts... more »
  • Woman Charged In Death Of Boyfriend's Child

    May 9, 2011 10:45 AM

    MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Police say they have charged a western Kentucky woman with killing her boyfriend's 2-year-old son. Twenty-eight-year-old Alexis Mayes of Earlington was charged Saturday with murder in the death of Kaleib Higgins, according to The Messenger of Madisonville. Hopkins County Sheriff's Detective Matt Sanderson said... more »
  • Thousands Apply For GE Jobs In Western Kentucky

    February 15, 2011 11:47 AM

    MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Four dozen job openings at a General Electric plant in western Kentucky has drawn more than 2,000 applicants. State workforce development spokesman Stan Hill told The Messenger that more than 2,200 people applied for the 48 jobs at the Madisonville GE plant. He says most... more »
  • Missing Kentucky Teen

    September 5, 2010 3:29 PM

    Madisonville, KY -- The family of a western Kentucky teenager is hopeful she'll be found safely after being missing for a week. Kentucky State Police are searching for 19-year-old Jodi Powersof Earlington after her family reported her missing on Aug. 30. Amy Powers told the Madisonville Messenger that it's out... more »
  • Cropduster Pilot Killed When Helicopter Hits Lines

    July 6, 2010 7:02 AM

    MADISONVILLE (AP) - Kentucky State Police say a Georgia helicopter pilot has been killed while spraying a field in western Kentucky. A news release from the KSP states 55-year-old Timothy E. Watson of Lawrenceville, Ga., was spraying fungicide and fertilizer late Monday afternoon on a farm field in Crittendon County... more »
  • Kentucky Church Members Prepare To Head To Haiti

    April 4, 2010 7:54 PM

    MADISONVILLE (AP) - A church group from Madisonville is traveling to Haiti to rebuild a church destroyed in an earthquake that devastated the country's capital, Port-Au-Prince. The group affiliated with Life Christian Center in Madisonville is leaving early Monday morning and returning April 11. Life Christian Youth Pastor Jon Kincaide... more »