Erin Schmitt, The Messenger, Madisonville http://weku.fm en Baptist Healthcare Acquires Madisonville Facility http://weku.fm/post/baptist-healthcare-acquires-madisonville-facility <p><a href="http://www.the-messenger.com/articles/2011/11/18/local_news/5161643.txt">Trover Health System has started exclusive</a> negotiations to become part of the Baptist Healthcare System. The board of directors met Wednesday and authorized Trover to enter into nonbinding letter of intent negotiations with the Louisville-headquartered organization. Baptist&rsquo;s proposal is to acquire all of Trover&rsquo;s assets and liabilities &mdash; essentially buying the Madisonville-based facility. Baptist Healthcare was selected over finalists LifePoint Hospitals Inc. of Brentwood, Tenn., and Owensboro Medical System after a long vetting process. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 21:17:23 +0000 Erin Schmitt, The Messenger, Madisonville 16537 at http://weku.fm Child Support Unit Recognized http://weku.fm/post/child-support-unit-recognized <p><a href="http://www.the-messenger.com/articles/2011/10/06/local_news/4163982.txt">For the third consecutive year,</a> the Hopkins County Attorney&rsquo;s Office has been recognized for its outstanding performance in collecting child support payments. Hopkins ranks 11th in the state for collections, though the agency will be ranked again later this month by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, said County Attorney Todd P&rsquo;Pool. He collected an award on behalf of the child support unit on Tuesday in Frankfort. Thu, 06 Oct 2011 21:05:52 +0000 Erin Schmitt, The Messenger, Madisonville 13837 at http://weku.fm Kentuckian Reconnects with Joplin Relatives http://weku.fm/post/kentuckian-reconnects-joplin-relatives <p><a href="http://www.the-messenger.com/articles/2011/06/01/local_news/1060773.txt">Faye Coakley took a phone call late</a> Sunday night that she had been waiting a week to receive. On the line was her cousin, Robert Huff, calling from Joplin, Mo., to tell her his parents, Floyd and Martha Huff, and Coakley&rsquo;s aunt, Cherry Huff, had all survived an EF5 tornado that ravaged the town on May 22. &ldquo;I was so relieved to hear from them,&rdquo; Coakley said. &ldquo;It was a miracle.&rdquo; Since the twister struck, Coakley had searched frantically for information on the Huffs&rsquo; whereabouts without much luck. Hopkins County Sheriff Frankie Latham assisted her in the search and &ldquo;really got the ball rolling,&rdquo; she said. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 13:17:36 +0000 Erin Schmitt, The Messenger, Madisonville 5235 at http://weku.fm Kentuckian Searches for Missing Relatives http://weku.fm/post/kentuckian-searches-missing-relatives <p><a href="http://www.the-messenger.com/articles/2011/05/29/local_news/877496.txt">Faye Coakley doesn&rsquo;t normally surf </a>the Internet, but the Mortons Gap woman has been on the Web nonstop this past week searching for updates on her missing relatives. Floyd and Martha Huff and Cherry Huff, Coakley&rsquo;s uncle and two aunts, all reside in Joplin, Mo. An EF5 tornado laid much of the city bare after it ripped through Joplin last Sunday evening. All three Huffs, who are in their early 80s, are still unaccounted for. The lack of news is fraying Coakley&rsquo;s nerves. Sun, 29 May 2011 18:26:48 +0000 Erin Schmitt, The Messenger, Madisonville 4970 at http://weku.fm Klan Founder gets Prison Time http://weku.fm/post/klan-founder-gets-prison-time <p>OWENSBORO &mdash; <a href="http://www.the-messenger.com/articles/2011/05/27/local_news/846040.txt">The founder of the Imperial Klans of America</a> was sentenced Thursday to serve four years in federal prison in connection with trafficking methamphetamine and painkillers. Ron Edwards, who moved his Klan compound from Muhlenberg County to outside of Dawson Springs in 2003, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release once he completes his prison term. Fri, 27 May 2011 13:25:53 +0000 Erin Schmitt, The Messenger, Madisonville 4811 at http://weku.fm