For the first time since COVID-19 shut down schools in March, on Monday night the Webster County School Board publicly discussed what schools might look like when classes resume in August.
Webster County Solid Waste and Recycling Centers will begin getting back to normal next week, which means customers will need to make sure they have valid tags if they plan to dump garbage at one of the three centers.
A Webster County native was sentenced in U.S. Federal Court last week for allegedly stealing almost a half million dollars from clients in a stock management scheme between November 2016 and August 2017.
After initially announcing that the swimming pool at the Providence Municipal Golf and Recreation Center would open on June 29, mayor Doug Hammers announced on Monday that the decision had now been made to not open the pool for the 2020 season.
A total of 638 voters took to the polls in Webster County on Monday to cast their votes for their party’s nominations for the November races for U.S. President and U.S. Congress.
Webster County Circuit Court Judge Rene Williams performed well at the polls in Webster County on Tuesday, outscoring her nearest competitor 415 to 119 in election day vote tallies in her bid to secure a nomination for 1st Appellate District Court of Appeals judge. That total, however, does …
According to the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) when the latest numbers came out on Friday, Webster County currently has only one active case of COVID-19.
After working their way through a lengthy list of bids for road materials and paving on Monday, the Webster County Fiscal Court moved to other matters during a regular session of the county government.
When the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) announced the latest COVID-19 numbers on Monday, Webster County remained at just two active confirmed cases of the virus.
Representatives of Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy met with the Webster County Fiscal Court via Zoom video conference on Monday, painting a clearer picture of the 1,500 acre solar farm development that was announced last week.
The Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) released its latest data on Thursday morning, and although district-wide there were 10 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, Webster County once again got through another day without a rise. In addition, one of the remaining three confirmed act…
Webster County has been a key player in energy generation since before the county was officially founded in 1860, with the first coal mines in the Providence area opening around 1840. Despite the loss of the county’s last operating coal mine in 2019, that is a tradition that will continue wi…
Six months after appearing before the Webster County School Board to question unexpected $1,250 shortfall in his check for the 2019 football season, superintendent Rhonda Callaway offered clarification to board members on the status of assistant football coach Ronnie Pride during a special c…
While many cities in the area have decided to forego opening their city pools this summer, Providence mayor Doug Hammers told council members on Monday night that he fully intends for the pool at the Providence Municipal Golf and Recreation Center (PMGRC) at the earliest possible moment.
One of the most surprising victims of the Coronavirus may be the Webster County Recycling program, which is expected to see significant cuts once it is allowed to reopen.
When the Providence Coal Festival Committee announced the cancelation of the 2020 Coal Festival as a result of COVID-19 restriction, it marked the first time since 1979 that the annual event had not been held.
Family traditions aren’t uncommon. Just about every family has them. From holiday gatherings to birthday celebration, its those unique things that each family holds dear that define who they are.
When the Green River District Health Department released today's COVID-19 stats, the total number of active cases in Webster County now sits at just four. In all there have been 33 confirmed cases in the county, with 29 now being considered fully recovered. One patient remains hospitalized.
The Green River District Health Department announced one additional case of COVID-19 in Webster County on Friday, bringing the county's total to 33 during the Coronavirus crisis. Of those, 25 have been declared completely recovered, leaving just eight active cases of the virus in the county.
When Providence city officials learned that the class of 2020 wouldn't be able to have a traditional graduation, they decided to do what they could to honor those seniors from Providence. The Providence Tourism Commission purchased 40 banners that have now been hung in the uptown area on Mai…
As the state of Kentucky begins to look towards reopening the economy, the Kentucky High School Athletics Association (KHSAA) released new guidelines for student athletes and schools on Friday that lighten the previous “Dead Period” rules that had drawn criticism from some for being too stri…
With classes not resuming this school year, WCHS officials are working trying to piece together a plan that will still allow them to honor the Class of 2020 and their accomplishments, but some of those plans are still up in the air as the district awaits approval from the state.
Although school officials are still waiting to see what the calendar will look like when classes resume in the fall, the Webster County Board of Education did have some good news for faculty and staff on Monday. Board member voted unanimously to approve a 2020-21 salary schedule that include…
On Friday April 24, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 22 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 7 in Daviess County, 5 in Henderson County, 9 in Ohio County and 1 in Webster County. The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in the district is 284. Thirteen peo…
Earlier today, Webster County Judge Executive Steve Henry addressed the citizens of Webster County with a Facebook Live message, addressing both the recent spike in COVID-19 positive tests in the county and what other concerns that have arrisen during the crisis.
Despite climbing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases across the state and the region, Governor Andy Beshear has assured Kentucky residents that the virus has plateaued in Kentucky.
After being closed down for several weeks due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Providence Municipal Golf and Recreation Center (PMGRC) will reopen its doors on Saturday.
On Wednesday April 22, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 22 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 11 in Daviess County, 1 in Henderson County, 1 in McLean County, 1 in Ohio County, 1 in Union County, and 7 in Webster County. The total number of reported COVID-1…
Providence City Council members approved two city audits on Monday night, getting the city’s finances up to date for the first time in over a decade, opening the door for the city to apply for Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) funding needed to address an agreed order between the city …
Across both the commonwealth and the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) area, cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) rose over the weekend, but so are the numbers of confirmed cases that have been declared “recovered” by health officials.
Kentucky teachers and students who had hoped to get the chance to return to the classroom this year saw their plans come to an end on Monday when Governor Andy Beshear announced that schools should plan on remaining closed through the end of the current school year.
Webster County Fiscal Court members met in their first ever completely online meeting last Wednesday afternoon through the Zoom streaming service as they attempted to follow federal social distancing guidelines, while fulfilling state mandated open meeting requirements.
An attempted traffic stop on the Providence Bypass ended in a high speed police chase through two counties on Saturday, and ended with a Dawson Springs man behind bars.
At its daily press briefing on Friday, the Green River District Health Department announced an additional 10 cases of COVID-19 in its seven county district, including two in Webster County, bringing the counties overall total to 10. Other new cases included three in Daviess County, one in Ha…
When the Green River District Health Department held its daily press conference this morning, it confirmed nine new cases of COVID-19 in its seven county district, including one in Webster County. That brings the district's total to 157, with a total of 8 in the county.
The cases of COVID-19 in Webster County made a big jump last week, going from three confirmed cases on Monday to seven by the Green River District Health Department’s (GRDHD) daily press conference on Friday. But the Easter holiday brought at least some good news.
Webster County Board of Education met in a work session on Monday night, with several guests and one board member joining electronically through a meeting hosted by Zoom.
The lights came on at Clarky Clark Athletics Complex in Dixon Thursday night for the first time this season. But the atmosphere wasn’t the normal one for this time of the year. The sounds of cheering crowds and upbeat music was absent. The smell of fresh cut grass and pork chop sandwiches wa…
Providence Police Department arrested three Lisman residents on methamphetamine charges Wednesday outside the Dollar General Store, bringing the city’s total arrests for the man-made drug to 35 since February of 2019.
UPDATE: Since this story was printed in this morning's edition of the J-E, the GRDHD has announced an addition two cases in Webster County.
Providence-based Health First Community Health Center has joined a growing number of healthcare providers around the country to offer patients the opportunity to see their doctor from the comfort of their own home.
After initially urging residents not to wear masks to protect themselves from COVID-19 (the Coronavirus), top U.S. health officials changed course over the weekend and began asking everyone to wear masks when they have to go out in public. But, those who choose to wear masks are asked to kee…
One local nurse says she tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday evening, and she wants other local people to be mindful that not every case of the virus is like what they are reporting on television. Some people can have the coronavirus and not even know it.
Providence Mayor Doug Hammers issued an Executive Order late Tuesday afternoon officially limiting the amount of customers who are allowed to shop in local stores.
In its daily briefing, the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported that a third individual in Webster County has now tested positive for COVID-19 (the Coronavirus). No details about the victim have been released at this time.