Madisonville en Report: Madisonville Veterans Memorial Costs Were Higher Than Estimated <p>Records show a memorial for veterans in the western Kentucky city of Madisonville ended up costing more than three times the original estimate.</p><p>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 city employees.</p><p>Mayor David Jackson disagreed with the newspaper's calculation, saying indirect expenses such as using city equipment shouldn't count for the total cost which would bring the total down to about $275,000. He said he would "vehemently disagree" with anyone who said the project cost too much. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:10:12 +0000 Associated Press 26294 at Whim Purchase Leads to Discovery of Missing Anniversary Ring in Kentucky <p>A Kentucky man who bought a beat up metal detector on a whim at a yard sale used his new toy to rediscover a lost anniversary gift. David Tincher of Madisonville paid $10 for the detector on Monday, and started poking around the yard. Tincher told The Messenger the initial search went slowly--a few nails and some old tools at the house built in 1792. Sun, 28 Oct 2012 10:47:30 +0000 Associated Press 21378 at