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In parts one and two of our look at the businesses of Uptown Providence, we’ve looked at successful businesses that have been a part of the city for decades. But not all of them have lasted into the 21st century. Through the years, businesses have come and gone, leaving behind their empty shells.

Two years after an altercation between a Providence police officer and a Clay resident resulted in a patrol sergeant being suspended from his post, a US District Court jury handed down a guilty verdict on Friday that could land Will Dukes Jr. in jail for a maximum of 120 months.

On Tuesday, after press time, Webster County schools announced the hiring of the coordinator for the new Webster County Middle School Apex Learning Center. Webster County native Hillary Bumpus will assume the role for the 2018-19 school year.

The Kentucky State Police released a statement on Friday confirming that the Providence Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 5484 (VFW) had been raided by the KSP, ABC, and Fish and Wildlife Officer on May 30.

Long-time editor of The Journal-Enterprise, Mary Ann Oakley, passed away Saturday at the age of 78.

After nine years with principal Greg Bowles at the helm of Providence Elementary School, the Bulldogs will be under new leadership moving forward after the district announced his succesor last week.

The section of US 41-A between Providence and Dixon will soon have a new name, thanks to a resolution introduced by State Representative Jim Gooch that passed through the state house earlier this year.

Doctors, lawyers, bankers, restaurants, outdoor supply stores and even a movie theater have called “Uptown” Providence home through the years, but these days most of those buildings are abandoned.

Six months after being arrested on a charge of stealing more than $6,000 from the Providence Family Dollar, former Providence city clerk Sara Stevens appeared in Webster County district court last week.

Tradewater Music Festival put together a first of its kind event in 2017, featuring a lineup of award winning artists that included Confederate Railroad, David Lee Murphy and the Kentucky Headhunters.

In a brief special called meeting Monday night, Webster County Board of Education approved a contract to hire deputy superintendent Georgiann McCord as interim superintendent.

Although the United States Postal Service (USPS) often blames financial losses and manpower cuts on email and at home meters, the USPS continues to show that there are much deeper issues facing the 243 year-old organization.

Fund raising in Dixon will look a bit different after the city commission Monday passed an ordinance placing restrictions on bucket brigades and other fund raisers within city limits.

For as long as people have driven cars and other people have sold gasoline, so called “gas wars” have occasionally showed up as two or more companies attempted to outsell their competition.

As of Monday morning, a minor gas war that started when Casey's General Store opened, has resulted in the lowest gas prices in the state of Kentucky, according to gasbuddy.com.

Once the pride of some of the city of Providence’s elite, the Providence-Webster County Airport was closed recently by the Kentucky Department of Aviation.

Health First CHC began operation in 2010 with a mission to provide high quality preventive and primary health care to local residents, and with the naming of the organization’s fourth Chief Executive Officer last week, they seem to have reaffirmed their dedication to put the interests of loc…

As Webster County Schools prepare to head into the 2018-19 school year, one which stands to have one of the tightest and most challenging budgets in recent memory, it will do so without its captain at the helm.

Despite producing lower revenue numbers during the first quarter of the year than during the same period of 2017, Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP) reported a 48.6 percent net income increase in the first three months of 2018 for a profit of $156 million.

Locals keep survivor programs going after ACS moves events 

For the first time, students at Webster County High School now hold their futures in the palm of their hand. Or at least on their desktop.

Two former Webster County Middle School teachers accused of drug trafficking are scheduled to appear this morning at 10:00 a.m. in Webster County Circuit Court.

As the battle over education dollars waged in the public eye, behind the scenes law makers were also battling over the fate of Kentucky’s coal counties. For the moment at least, those counties caught a big break, with legislators returning a bulk of the funding that coal producing counties w…

A new program at the Webster County Detention center has given one Providence man what he hopes will be a new lease on life.

In a press conference on Thursday, Pioneer Plastics, which manufactures a range of products for the restaurant, retail and appliance industries, announced the company will invest at least $600,000 and create a minimum of 17 to 20 full-time jobs as it renovates its facility in Dixon. "This pr…

While everyone was watching the debate over pension reform, the Kentucky State Senate was quietly making changes to the proposed state budget that could have a huge and lasting impact on Kentucky’s remaining coal producing counties.

Democratic Caucus Chair, Sen. Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, poses questions to the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Chair regarding the effects of the Kentucky budget on taxpayers, public education, and vital programs, on the Senate floor. “It is our constitutional duty and obligation to form…

Youth agricultural programs such as Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H help young people prepare for a life in the agricultural world with educational experiences, but one Webster County native is proof that there is always room to learn and experience more.

On Monday night, Webster County Schools took the first step toward restarting an employee drug testing policy that has been inactive since 2012, but it could be another six months before the board has any policy in place.

The state legislature has seven working days to pass the pension reform bill (SB1) before the end of the current session, as legislators ponder the future of the state’s pension plan, which remains somewhere in the neighborhood of $40 to 60 billion in debt, four to six times the state’s annu…

After reporting in today's paper that Casey's General Store in Providence was scheduled to open on Friday, the J-E has learned that the official opening will now happen two weeks later.

After watching an episode of the classic television hit MacGyver, who hasn’t stared at a pile of PVC pipe, shrink wrap, duct tape and zip ties and imagined turning all of that into something amazing?