Ready, Set, Run!

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We invite you to join us on the next great race taking place in the community.  To learn more about fun walks and runs taking place in the community, visit the tourism commission's website.

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Visit our new Expression Swing

The Parks Dept installed an Expression Swing this week at the Madisonville City Park. Expression Swing is a GameTime exclusive and the industry's first playground swing that promotes inter-generational play as adults and children swing together. The face-to-face design features a bucket seat for children under 5 and a comfortable adult swing that allows a parent and child to interact with each other and to experience one another's facial expressions while at play.

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New Ladder Truck

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Madisonville Fire Department begin looking for ways to replace its 1987 102' Rear Mount Ladder truck a few years back. The truck had numerous mechanical problems and was a open cab vehicle, which posed a serious risk to firefighters. Due to the overwhelming cost of this truck, the fire department applied for a AFG Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The AFG grant was turned down 5 years in a row.  In 2013 the AFG allowed vehicle grants to be applied for as a regional grant.

MFD decided to apply for this using the regional approach. It took into account all the run volume, vehicles, and staffing for the entire county.  In late 2013 MFD was awarded its AFG grant for $1,100,000 for its new ladder truck. It was also awarded $25,000 for additional NFPA required equipment, for the truck. MFD members looked at several different options for a new truck. It was determined that a Mid-Mount truck would best suit our needs.

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The Founding Years

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In 1807 Madisonville was founded on 40 acres of land donated by Daniel McGary and Solomon Silkwood.  By 1810, Madisonville was a bustling home to 37 people.  The little town was home to a tavern, three general stores, a cabinet shop, a blacksmith and a tanner.  Growth was slow at first but by 1830 the town had grown to almost four times the population.  With the growth in population came the growth in businesses and services.  The Eagle Hotel was erected on the northeast corner of Main and Main Cross (Center) Streets sometime in the 1850s.  The building was razed in 1906 to make way for the Farmers Bank and Trust Company. 

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