According to rankings recently released by, an internet based home safety and security resource, recently named the city of Providence as the Safest City in Kentucky.

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During last week’s meeting of the Clay city council, officials announced the opening of a new drive-thru window on the north side of the city building to make bill paying easier for local residents.

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Webster County School Board members discussed a variety of topics on Monday night during a regular scheduled work session, including the future of the Webster County School Board Attorney position and new positions that will be added to the district-wide salary schedule.

Deadlines are now in place for students wishing to utilize a supplemental or “do-over” year that will allow them to repeat the current school year. Students and parents wishing to utilize this one year option will have to complete an application and submit it to the Webster County Board Offi…

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Webster County Fiscal Court members voted unanimously on Monday to forgo the annual three day tire amnesty event in which they collect old tires from local residents at no charge. But that doesn’t mean that those residents cannot get rid of their old tires.

Sunday alcohol sales will soon be coming to Providence after city council members approved an amendment to the city’s ABC ordinance in a regular session on Monday night.

Webster County has boasted many successful basketball players through the years, and on Saturday, one Providence native added his name to that list when he appeared in the NCAA Final Four, playing for the Houston Cougars.

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When the Houston Cougars take to the court on Saturday to face Baylor for a spot in the NCAA Championship game, they take with them a freshman center with close ties to Webster County.

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An investigation into a reported theft resulted in the arrest of two people on drug charges last week outside Garden Brook Apartments in Providence.

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Law enforcement continue to seek information on the location of a missing Sebree teenager. After initially believing she may have been headed towards Louisville, authorities now say they have information that she may have hitchhiked to Nashville.

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A former Webster County Deputy Jailer appeared in court last week to face charges of video voyeurism, fourth degree assault with minor injury, first degree sexual assault and official misconduct.

Tuesday, March 23, marked the one year anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 being reported in Webster County. Since then, 1,160 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in the county, and a total of 19 residents have died.

One of the key features of every successful local economy is a location that not only gives residents a place to spend their time and money, but a place that has the potential to draw visitors in from outside the local economy. Webster County magistrates took steps on Monday to secure just s…

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Meeting in a special called session on Friday morning, members of the Webster County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to add a three-way stop to the Green Grove Subdivision west of Providence.

The Learning Channel (TLC) announced on Monday that its hit reality show “1,000-LB Sisters” featuring Dixon residents Amy and Tammy Slaton would be renewed for a third season after claiming the number one spot in its time slot with its season finale on March 8.

Talks of bringing a soccer field to Sebree Springs Park once again turned into a heated discussion on Monday as Bob Hardison presented a third proposal from the Sebree Chamber of Commerce to city county members.

Residence waiting for the city of Providence’s decision on the issue of Sunday alcohol sales are going to have to wait a few weeks longer after city officials chose to hold an official first reading of the proposed amendment of the city’s alcoholic beverage control ordinance on Monday.

A group of Webster County High School students has spent the pandemic taking a deeper look at current events and topics both locally and from around the world, and they are sharing their views and opinions with anyone and everyone with access to the internet.

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When it comes to local politics, there may not have been a more polarizing figure in Webster County than long time Providence mayor William “Chris” Villines, who lost his battle with cancer on Sunday.

On Thursday, the Webster County Sheriff Department responded to a call of a two vehicle accident in Sebree, resulting in the arrest of one man for DUI.

The COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available at three of Health First CHC’s clinics, including Providence, but residents looking to get the vaccine locally may still be waiting quite a while before they have the opportunity, according to the company’s Jack Merrill.

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If 2020 proved anything, it was that there is more demand now than ever before for reliable high speed internet. As students tried to adjust to attending classes from home, many adults were forced to work from home and streaming video exploding into the country’s largest source for home ente…

A bill currently making its way through the Kentucky Legislature would pave the way for students who feel they have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown to repeat the current school year, and Webster County School officials are already taking a look at how that could impact loca…

Several council members took a stand against an attempt by Providence mayor Doug Hammers to remove the chairman of the city’s code enforcement board on Monday night, citing city ordinances that govern how such an action can take place.

Providence Council members voted 5-1 on Monday night to approve the Sunday sale of alcohol within the city limits of Providence.

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An illegible license plate landed one person behind bars on drug charges last week after a routine traffic stop by the Providence Police Department, while another suspect is on the run.

Webster County Board of Education employees received good news on Monday night when board members unanimously approved tentative Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) allocations for next school year that will allow them to retain all teachers and support staff positions.

Webster County students are scheduled to return to the classroom on a more permanent basis following the approval of a new reopening plan on Monday night by the Webster County Board of Education. The plan includes a three week phase process beginning March 1 that will allow schools to adjust…

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A canceled license plate landed a local man in jail last week on drug charges following a routine traffic stop.

Local residents who are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine but lack a means by which to reach one of the regional vaccinations centers can now get help from the Audubon Area Community Services/ GRITS Transportation program.

As the snow from last week’s winter weather melts away, an abundance of litter has once again become visible around the county. Normally the county and state utilize inmates from the Webster County jail for roadside cleaning, but those inmates have been locked down since the COVID-19 pandemi…

As the COVID-19 pandemic closes in on its one year anniversary, tensions are become high among county level elected officials, especially around the topic of the Webster County Dentention Center. Several officials questioned first term Jailer Morgan McKinley during Monday’s meeting of the We…

With just four new cases of COVID-19 reported on Saturday, Webster County dropped out of red county status for the first time since December 1. That marks just the third time since an outbreak of the virus at Colonial Terrace in Sebree pushed the county into the red on Oct. 1.

After several mild winters in-a-row, and another one that was shaping up to be the same, mother nature decided to throw everything at the area at once, delivering freezing rain, sleet, snow and frigid temperatures during a a winter weather event that has already gone on for a week, and promi…

The following cases were heard last week in Webster County District Court before judge Daniel Heady:

Clay City Council members heard their annual audit report last Tuesday night in a regular session in the community room of city hall.

On Monday, Providence Police executed a search warrant on a home on VFW Lane. As a result of the search, officers say they seized a variety of drugs and paraphernalia including pipes, syringes, suspected meth, marijuana, and rolling papers.

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Webster County Schools will remain operating under their current hybrid plan for at least the remainder of February as state legislators and Governor Andy Beshear battle over who has the authority to tell schools when they can and can’t be in session.

Officials, expecting a very large turnout for a public hearing on the topic of allowing Sunday alcohol sales in the city of Providence, turned away citizens wishing to observe Monday night’s meeting at the Providence Community Center to make more room for those wishing to voice their opinion…

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Providence Police officers report that an altered license plate landed a man in jail on drug charges just after midnight on Monday morning.