breakingnews update 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/24/13) – In following up on the claims of a number of Hopkins County home-owners in the Nortonville area and other southern parts of the county about the air-blasts allegedly coming from a company on the Hopkins and Christian County line, Double Arrow Explosive Services, Inc. (D.A.E.S.), SurfKY News spoke with County Attorney Todd P’Pool this afternoon about a meeting he had with company owner Matt Donovan today.
 
P’Pool said that he met with Donovan most of the morning and he was given an extensive tour of the D.A.E.S. site and the company even proceeded with “business as usual” in the railroad hardening project that D.A.E.S. has been performing since Oct. 2012. Donovan gave P’Pool the history of the company and his family and business ownership.
 
P’Pool stated that, “Mr. Donovan was very nice and hospitable and I believe he will be responsive in investigating the claims of these citizens. He and his father and brothers are military veterans and they have been in business for 17 years at this site.” P’Pool said that Donovan is contacting his general liability insurance carriers and he “anticipates the carriers to research the potential claims of homeowners in the area.”
 
Up to this point, Donovan has been reluctant to give any statements regarding the claims being made against his company, but has agreed with the County Attorney’s office to release a public statement tentatively today or tomorrow. That statement will be released to SurfKY News and shared with community members as it is received.
 
P’Pool said his involvement came from a number of complaints received by the County Attorney’s office concerning the blasting annoyance and possibly even damage to some of the homes in the area around D.A.E.S.
 
P’Pool said he feels it is his responsibility as the County Attorney to ensure these issues are addressed and remarked, “It will take several weeks for Mr. Donovan’s insurance carriers to take over investigation of the claims, and then to decide where we go in the future as far as the D.A.E.S. to continue with their business and still allow the citizens to carry on comfortably living in their homes as well.”
 
Donovan told P’Pool that the charge released in the railroad steel hardening project is under state regulation and P’Pool commented that he stood 30 feet away from the blasting site and witnessed the process that takes place in the railroad hardening project. “There are a number of building structures on the company premises that seem to be uninterrupted by the blasting, but homeowners deserve to have their claims investigated.”
 
Donovan has volunteered some self-imposed blasting regulations for D.A.E.S. for the time being and has agreed not to blast before 9 a.m. on the weekdays and not after 4 p.m. on weekdays. He has agreed the company will not do any blasting on weekend days.
 
There are also currently a high number of railroad projects in the works in the area where there is some similar “blasting” involved. Also, research has revealed that the winter weather makes the air dense and the sound carries further and with seemingly louder intensity.
 
Further information concerning the topic will be released as it is received through the SurfKY News office, including Mr. Donovan’s statement on behalf of D.A.E.S.
 
Jessica Frodge
SurfKY News

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Family Loses Possessions, Dog in Sugg Street Fire

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/27/15) — No one was at home when a family’s residence caught fire this morning at 447 Sugg St. in… Read More

MPD Officers Rescue Man from Apartment Fire

MURRAY, Ky. (3/27/15) — According to a Murray Police Department report, on March 26, 2015, at approximately 7 a.m. MPD… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 25, 2015 5142

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4981

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 27, 2015 4973

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 4909

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4117

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 3844

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13097

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11446

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 27, 2015 4973

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 27, 2015 2070

MPD Searching for Man Accused of Nearly Running…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 27, 2015 1653

Family Loses Possessions, Dog in Sugg Street Fire

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1643

Juvenile Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
March 27, 2015 1257

Hopkins Grand Jury Indictments Handed Down

by Karen McKnight
March 27, 2015 1134

Rehabber Explains Her Mission; Efforts Filmed by…

by Ron Sanders
March 27, 2015 1025

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
March 27, 2015 891

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 27,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 27, 2015 807

Sheriff Explains Numerous Duties of Office,…

by Ron Sanders
March 27, 2015 787

Work Continues on Madisonville's Downtown Plaza

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director