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  Hopkins County Police arrested two men Saturday on charges of kidnapping and intimidating a witness after two alleged victims say they were kidnapped, bound and placed in a pit last week.

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  Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear called on state Democrats at a meet-and-greet dinner in Hopkins County to not attack one another ahead of primary elections, echoing an earlier request by his son who’s running for governor.


Beshear’s request for positive campaigning comes during a tightening primary race for governor between his son, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, state representative Rocky Adkins and former state auditor Adam Edelen.


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The recently-elected Hopkins County Judge-Executive and Madisonville Mayor are emphasizing unity to tackle community issues and agreed it’s time to move forward with a long-anticipated sportsplex project. Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield and Mayor Kevin Cotton joined local mayors in a state of the city and county address to Hopkins County business leaders this week.

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Kentucky’s state parks and recreational trails and facilities received more than two million dollars from Frankfort on Thursday, including 10 projects in far western Kentucky. 

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Hopkins County  Regional Chamber of Commerce is warning area businesses of a scam caller selling advertising in newspapers produced by a “Junior Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.” 

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Upgrades to the Pennyrile Parkway continue Monday for Interstate 69 through Hopkins, Webster and Henderson Counties. 

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The Madisonville Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation has a new leader. The Board of Directors announces Ray Hagerman as president. 

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Hopkins County's Pride Avenue 4th Grade Teacher Steven Bauer has initiated a series of podcasts devoted to the teaching profession with a focus on topics that he wished had been covered in class before experiencing them firsthand while teaching. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about these topics, including how to build relationships with parents, cultural differences when interacting with students and who a first-year teacher should make friends with right away.

Hopkins County Habitat for Humanity Robbed

Jun 16, 2015
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Police are investigating a break-in and theft of some 10-thousand dollars worth of tools and equipment from the Hopkins County Habitat for Humanity.

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Hopkins County is facing a nearly five percent budget cut thanks in large part to a reduction in coal severance tax revenue. The county is home to multiple underground mining operations. The severance tax revenue goes to counties based on a formula that includes the tonnage of coal extracted and its price. The $1.34m reduction won’t prompt any layoffs, according to Judge Executive Donnie Carroll.