Henderson County http://wkyufm.org en Company Promises To Be More Proactive As It Unveils Plans For New Pipeline http://wkyufm.org/post/company-promises-be-more-proactive-it-unveils-plans-new-pipeline <p>Texas Gas Transmission is planning to build a 30 mile natural gas pipeline through Henderson County, Kentucky. Known as the Southern Indiana Market Lateral, it will extend from Texas Gas mainline facilities in southern Henderson to Posey County, Indiana, to serve the new Midwest Fertilizer and SABIC Innovative Plastics plants.</p><p>Texas Gas’ parent company, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, recently faced significant opposition to its natural gas liquid Bluegrass Pipeline.&nbsp; To avoid the opposition they faced over the Bluegrass Pipeline, Boardwalk Vice President of Operations Rick Ashy says Texas Gas will be more proactive in meeting with and providing information to the media and public officials.</p><p>“We want to make sure everyone in the community understands the purpose of the pipeline, why it’s being built, what the need is," Ashy said. "We have to live and work in these communities ourselves. We want to be good corporate neighbors.... We have a really good reputation, we feel, with the community, and the communities that our pipeline crosses, including the Mayfield area, we go right through that community. And, we just try to keep a good relationship with the property owners because at the end of the day it’s still their property.”&nbsp;</p><p>Texas Gas is working on projects to transport gas from pipelines at Lebanon, Ohio, which carry gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale fields. If completed, the Southern Indiana Market Lateral will transport 166,000 MMBtu, or roughly 166 million cubic feet, per day of natural gas piped from Lebanon.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:23:23 +0000 Allison Crawford | Kentucky Public Radio 50401 at http://wkyufm.org Company Promises To Be More Proactive As It Unveils Plans For New Pipeline Contract Awarded to Complete Next Phase of I-69 Project in Henderson, Hopkins, Webster Counties http://wkyufm.org/post/contract-awarded-complete-next-phase-i-69-project-henderson-hopkins-webster-counties <p></p><p>Governor Beshear has announced the awarding of a contract that will lead to the next round of highway improvements related to the Interstate-69 project. Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. won the contract with a bid of just under $12 million.</p><p>The new project involves upgrading a 36-mile stretch of the Pennyrile Parkway that runs through Henderson, Hopkins, and Webster counties. The improvements will &nbsp;include new pavement and lighting, and the widening of overpass bridges.</p><p>The project’s targeted completion date is Aug. 1, 2015.</p><p>The ultimate goal is to have Interstate-69 in Kentucky run from the Ohio River in Henderson south to the Tennessee border at Fulton. Before that can happen, portions of three parkways have to be upgraded—the Pennyrile, Western Kentucky, and Purchase.</p><p>Those three parkways were all once toll roads. One of the challenges of finishing the I-69 project has been the rebuilding of interchanges originally designed to handle motorists stopping at toll plazas, as opposed to merging and exiting from 70 miles per hour interstate traffic. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:48:43 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 49705 at http://wkyufm.org Contract Awarded to Complete Next Phase of I-69 Project in Henderson, Hopkins, Webster Counties Henderson County Star Named State's Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year http://wkyufm.org/post/henderson-county-star-named-states-gatorade-baseball-player-year <p>A WKU-bound high school senior has been named the Gatorade Kentucky Baseball Player of the Year.</p><p>Henderson County third baseman and outfielder Kaleb Duckworth is batting .447 with seven home runs, 35 runs batted in, and 38 stolen bases. The Gatorade player of the year award is given annually to a player who demonstrates athletic excellence, academic accomplishments, and exemplary character.</p><p>Duckworth, who has a 3.8 G.P.A., will enroll in WKU this fall.</p><p>Duckworth and his Henderson County High School teammates are taking on Christian County Tuesday in the semifinals of the Second Region Tournament. Tue, 27 May 2014 20:24:13 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 48676 at http://wkyufm.org Proposed Trail Would Begin in Audubon State Park, Connect with Breckinridge County http://wkyufm.org/post/proposed-trail-would-begin-audubon-state-park-connect-breckinridge-county <p></p><p>Leaders in five Kentucky counties are gauging public support for an 80 mile trail that could be used for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.</p><p>The proposed trail would begin in Audobon State Park in Henderson County, and run through Daviess, Ohio, and Grayson counties before ending at Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Breckinridge County.</p><p>Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly told WKU Public Radio that local leaders are taking the idea to the public.</p><p>"All the county judges and mayors are going back to their communities to set up meetings where they can gauge the support in their communities,” Mattingly said. “We've kinda formed a loose coalition of the counties involved, so that we can apply for a federal grant."</p><p>Mattingly says the federal grant would fund a study that would look at the direction the trail would follow.</p><p>The Daviess County Judge-Executive cautions that it would take decades to plan and create an 80 mile trail. Mattingly says it took 25 years to finish the 15 mile greenbelt that rings Owensboro. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:31:52 +0000 Kevin Willis 44905 at http://wkyufm.org Proposed Trail Would Begin in Audubon State Park, Connect with Breckinridge County Henderson County Program Helping Troubled Youth, Could Serve as Model for Other Areas http://wkyufm.org/post/henderson-county-program-helping-troubled-youth-could-serve-model-other-areas <p>A Henderson County program that helps troubled high school students turn their lives around is getting statewide attention because of its success rate.</p><p>Since the Center for Youth Justice Services opened a year and a half ago at Henderson County High School, it has served about 130 students and cut down the number referred to court. The center offers services for behavioral, family and school-related problems.</p><p>Student Le-Onta Carey <a href="http://bit.ly/1k9CooE" target="_blank">told The Gleaner</a> that the center gave her the support and resources she needed to turn her life around. She says last year, she was struggling in classes and on the path to court. Now, she has clear goals and direction.</p><p>Steve Steiner, who is director of pupil personnel at Henderson County schools, says there is interest in expanding the program to other schools. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 14:49:12 +0000 Associated Press 44499 at http://wkyufm.org Henderson County Honors Native Son Grandpa Jones http://wkyufm.org/post/henderson-county-honors-native-son-grandpa-jones <p>The Kentucky Historical Society has approved a proposed highway marker to honor country music legend Louis "Grandpa" Jones at his birthplace.</p><p>Linda Hallmark, vice-president of the Henderson County Historical and Genealogical Society, says the approval will allow the group to start fundraising for the project, which is expected to cost about $2,500.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:08:04 +0000 Associated Press 43973 at http://wkyufm.org Indiana, Kentucky Residents Mark Solemn Anniversary of Deadly Nov. 2005 Tornado http://wkyufm.org/post/indiana-kentucky-residents-mark-solemn-anniversary-deadly-nov-2005-tornado <p>Eight years ago this week, an F3 tornado tore through parts of Northwest Kentucky and Southern Indiana.&nbsp; It claimed two-dozen lives and left hundreds injured. Rick Shanklin with the National Weather Service Paducah office said several factors led to the devastation.<br /><br />“The main factor was the fact that it moved through at night. We had a major tornado that moved through a metropolitan area and unfortunately when you factor in that it impacted a mobile home park, that’s about the worst scenario that could occur,” said Shanklin.<br /><br />The November 6, 2005 tornado traveled 41 miles and featured winds that reached an estimated 200 miles per hour. It touched down originally in Smith Mills in Henderson County.</p><p>Shanklin and several colleagues attended a gathering at a Red Cross facility in Evansville Wednesday.<br /> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 02:14:53 +0000 Emil Moffatt 39531 at http://wkyufm.org Indiana, Kentucky Residents Mark Solemn Anniversary of Deadly Nov. 2005 Tornado Museum Event To Close Out 75th Anniversary Celebration at Audubon State Park http://wkyufm.org/post/museum-event-close-out-75th-anniversary-celebration-audubon-state-park <p>John James Audubon State Park at Henderson is closing out its 75th anniversary year.<br /><br />The park is hosting a special museum event on Nov. 2 that will have all three parts of the historical anniversary exhibit on display, as well as a collection of plans for the next 75 years. Hors d'oeuvres, museum tours and music will be on the main level of the museum from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. CDT.<br /> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:54:17 +0000 Associated Press 38751 at http://wkyufm.org Museum Event To Close Out 75th Anniversary Celebration at Audubon State Park Henderson County Schools Looking at New Security Systems http://wkyufm.org/post/henderson-county-schools-looking-new-security-systems <p>A western Kentucky school district is expected to hear proposals for installing new audio/video secure entry systems throughout the district.</p><p>The Henderson County Board of Education is taking up the idea at its meeting Tuesday evening.</p><p>The Gleaner reports South Western Communications of Evansville, Ind., gave the board a price of $39,760 to cover installation of 14 systems at 13 locations. The system offers color video of the person wishing to gain entry into a facility along with two-way audio communication for positive identification before entry is allowed, according to the proposal description.</p><p>The only district school to have a buzzer security system is the Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center, which opened in August. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:25:44 +0000 Associated Press 29445 at http://wkyufm.org Henderson Man Charged in Multiple Bank Robberies http://wkyufm.org/post/henderson-man-charged-multiple-bank-robberies <p>A federal grand jury in Bowling Green charged 54-year-old James Allen Morris with six counts of bank robbery.</p><p>According to the federal indictment, Morris, by force, violence and intimidation robbed the Henderson County banks between July 23, 2010 and January 17, 2013. The banks include the Green River Credit Union on both January 17 and last July,&nbsp;&nbsp;Independence Bank, the Bank of Henderson, U.S. Bank and Integra Bank.</p><p>Morris faces a sentence of 20 years in prison for each count and a $250,000 fine for each of the six counts.&nbsp;He'll be back in court February 28 for an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Owensboro. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:28:33 +0000 Joe Corcoran 26457 at http://wkyufm.org