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Local News

Council votes against change in zoning for proposed subdivision

A proposed subdivision for the city's northside ran into a roadblock at Monday night's Madisonville City Council meeting as officials opted… Read more

Narcotics unit arrest man on charges of drug trafficking

A Madisonville resident was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of drug trafficking after a joint investigation by agencies from both Kent… Read more

County looking into repairing leaky roof, removing mold from courthouse annex

When it rains it pours, as they say. Or, in the case of the Hopkins County Courthouse Annex on East Center Street in Madisonville -- when i… Read more

National/World News

Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

CLEVELAND (AP) — Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S… Read more

Confusion, fear spread on Mexico border with new US policy

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. p… Read more

Netanyahu makes history as Israel's longest-serving leader

JERUSALEM (AP) — As Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving prime minister, he is solidifying his place as the country's greate… Read more

Sports

Storm seniors aim to finish strong

Summer football practices are underway at Hopkins County Central, and for a group of 17 seniors, this will be their final go around in the … Read more

Madisonville Nitro bring home title

The Madisonville 8U YAA Youth baseball team, the Hopkins County Nitro, take a team picture after winning the 8U All Star tournament in Hopk… Read more

Local sports roundup: Go Junior Golf Series finishes tour; Duelers drop Miners

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Business

Nuclear industry push for reduced oversight gaining traction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants' defenses against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government ins… Read more

Apple, Google continue inclusive push with new emoji

Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emoji that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human d… Read more

Netflix's 2Q dud rattles investors as competition heats up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's video streaming service suffered a dramatic slowdown in growth during its traditionally sluggish spring seas… Read more

Entertainment

Fans descend on San Diego for the 50th Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dust off your Captain Marvel cosplay, San Diego Comic-Con is here. Read more

'Game of Thrones' reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season,… Read more

Apple, Google continue inclusive push with new emoji

Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emoji that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human d… Read more

Opinion

Kentucky editorial roundup

Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials: Read more

Thank God for what I have left, aches and all

Once upon a time, long ago and not all that far away, I could bowl with the best of them. My delivery was far from perfect, but my then-you… Read more

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Read more

Upcoming Events

5th Annual Jesus Fed the 5k

Mt. Hermon Baptist Church is hosting it's 5th Annual Jesus Fed the 5k Run on Saturday, September 21… Read more

Barks & Brews

Barks & Brews is a fun and unique event that allows owners & their dogs to enjoy fun & … Read more

Ky HBPA College Day at Ellis Park

A laptop and a $1,000 scholarship will be given out via drawing before each of nine races to a full… Read more

Weather Today

Scattered thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.

Today

91° 74°

Scattered thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.

Humidity:94%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SW at 6 mph
Chance of Rain:80%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:05:42:29 AM
Sunset:08:09:33 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Scattered thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.Wed
80%91° 74°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the upper 70s.Thu
20%94° 77°
A few clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.Fri
20%96° 76°
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.Sat
10%96° 76°
Afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.Sun
40%95° 74°
Scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 60s.Mon
50%86° 68°
Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.Tue
20%83° 64°