Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Munger Given Mayor's Award of Excellence

Gina MungerMADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/16/13) – The Madisonville City Council meeting was bittersweet on July 16. It was the final official meeting for City Clerk Gina Munger, who is retiring at the end of the month, and the appointment of Leslie Curneal as her replacement was approved.

Mayor David Jackson presented Munger with a Mayor's Award of Excellence.

Munger told the council she has presided over 520 council meetings during her 30-plus-year clerk's career. Her voice becoming slightly emotional, she said she tried to take care of the city's employees as she would her own family.

"It's been a privilege to represent the city of Madisonville," she said. "I love you all."

The council unanimously approved Curneal to the position effective Aug. 1.

Curneal is hosting a retirement party for Munger from 4 to 6 p.m. July 23 on the Eighth Floor of Baptist Health Tower. Acknowledgements will be at 5 p.m.

In other business, 51 On Main, a local restaurant, was granted permission to install a hanging sign above its front doors on Main Street. The sign will occupy the same space as the former Bartholomew's sign, said Debbie Todd, zoning administrator. The signage fits into the city's ordinance, she said.

The council gave permission for the Madisonville Police Department to pursue a Homeland Security grant for funds to purchase radios to improve the safety of officers and assist in communications coverage.

The council also listened to remarks from citizen Scott Rogers, who gave his opinion about money given to the Hopkins County Library system by the city and Hopkins County.

Rogers noted that the city has reduced its annual contribution to the library by $100,000 last year. He also said he favors staffing the library with volunteers.

The mayor presented longevity pins to Neil Gordon of the Filtration Department with for 20 years; Jason Field, Brandon Tow and Shawn Williams, all of the Fire Department and each for 10 years; Leslie Gregory of the Police Department for 10 years; Billy Cook with the Sanitation Department for 35 years; and, Jason Wiley with the Transportation Department for 20 years.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News
Hopkins County Lead Reporter

© Copyright 2014 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,677.90
+216.58 (1.32%)    
2 S&P 1,950.82
+23.71 (1.23%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,452.79
+69.94 (1.60%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Christian County Traffic Advisory

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (10/22/14) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans daytime closures on the Breathitt-Pennyrile… Read More

The Sanctuary Opens Muhlenberg County Branch

GREENVILLE, Ky. (10/22/14) — The Greater Muhlenberg Chamber of Commerce helped staff of The Sanctuary celebrate its… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 17, 2014 12400

UK Women's Soccer Welcomes Ole Miss, No. 5/4…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
October 20, 2014 6352

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 17, 2014 4337

Single Vehicle Collision Results in One Injury

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S. C. Recke
October 19, 2014 4190

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 21, 2014 3311

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 18, 2014 3159

Muhlenberg County Celebrates New Farmer’s Market

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 17, 2014 3118

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 17, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 2853

Woman Arrested at Taco Bell for DUI

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2778

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 2506

Anti-Bullying Task Force to Hold First Meeting

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor

Stories Trending Today

October 22, 2014 2108

Failure to Signal Ends in Drug Arrest

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 22, 2014 2100

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Hopkins News by Karen McKnight
October 22, 2014 1807

Convicted Felon Charged for Handgun Possession…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
October 22, 2014 1507

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 22, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 22, 2014 1334

The Sanctuary Opens Muhlenberg County Branch

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 23, 2014 1245

Resident Returns Home to People Using Drugs,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 22, 2014 1243

Four Road Projects Awarded in Muhlenberg County

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rebecca Hanchett
October 22, 2014 1193

UK Soccer's Justin Laird Named National Player of…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
October 22, 2014 1141

Lake Malone Halloween Bash Set for This Weekend

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 22, 2014 1057

SurfKY Spotlight: Lynelle S. Eaves Realty

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss