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Madisonville Moving Forward With Halloween as Planned

Madisonville's mayor says the city will be 'moving forward with Halloween as planned.'

Posted: Oct 2, 2020 10:54 AM
Updated: Oct 31, 2020 9:18 PM

According to Madisonville Mayor Kevin Cotton, the City of Madisonville "will be moving forward with Halloween as planned."

Mayor Cotton says Halloween activities will take place in the city from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 31.

The Madisonville mayor discussed the city's plans for Halloween during his city and county update with Hopkins County Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield.

Mayor Cotton addressed the October holiday after receiving many questions on the topic and said that ultimately, the choice is up to area parents/guardians.

"If you are not comfortable taking your children out to go trick-or-treating, then that's okay," Mayor Cotton said. "If you're uncomfortable handing candy out, that is okay as well - don't do that. Turn your light off and don't answer the door."

"However," he continued, "If you are comfortable in both taking your children out for trick-or-treating and for handing out candy on Halloween, there is a website called It's a great resource for some really creative Halloween activities for things to do at home for those that aren't going to go trick-or-treating, and for those that are going to be participating in trick-or-treating, so check that out."

"If the governor comes in with some different restrictions or regulations that we're gonna have to follow then we will update you on that," said Mayor Cotton. "But right now, we will be moving forward with Halloween as planned from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the 31st."

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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