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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.

Webster County Judge Executive Steve Henry announced Webster County’s second confirmed case of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) on Monday in a one-call, telling local residents that a 60-year-old female had tested positive for the virus.

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For police officer, one of the most memorable days of their career is the one where they walk across the stage at the police academy and are officially recognized as a graduate and a certified police officer. It was a day Webster County Deputy Nathan Stinchcomb had looked forward to.

A number of restaurants in Webster County continue to be open to serve local residents in need during the Coronavirus Crisis. If your business is not included on this list, please let us know by calling 270-667-2068 or emailing matt@journalenterprise.com.

In light of concerns about COVID-19, various health organizations have issued specific instructions on how to maintain personal safety and cleanliness. These recommendations involve using common household products to sanitize homes, offices and public spaces. As people take such precautions,…

Webster County Fiscal Court met in a regular session on Monday at the Webster County Senior Center in Dixon, with tighter than normal restrictions on who was allowed to attend due to concern about COVID-19 (the Coronavirus). Only elected officials, the county treasurer, the EMA director and …

An investigation by Providence Police led to a local woman being arrested on meth trafficking charges last Tuesday morning.

Webster County School Board met on Monday night, but it wasn’t your typical board meeting. Instead of a board room packed with district employees, students and parents, attendance was limited to board members, the superintendent, the district finance officer, the district IT director and the…

The first official case of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) was reported in Webster County on Monday by Webster County Judge Executive Steve Henry through the county-wide one-call system.

Concerns over COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, hit Webster County last week as local and state authorities began working to stop the spread of what the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified as a worldwide pandemic.

Vietnam Era Veterans were honored at an event in Dixon on Friday. Those veterans were presented with a one-time-only Vietnam Veteran lapel pin by members of the Webster County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The Webster County Jail has suspended contact visits indefinitely due to concerns over the Coronavirus. Regular visitation will continue until such time as it is deemed too risky to do so. Anyone who comes to the jail exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness will be asked to leave the buil…

Redbanks Colonial Terrace nursing home in Sebree has announced that it is not going to be allowing visitors as it seeks to following instructions passed down from Governor Andy Beshear's office earlier today.

The 2020 U.S. Census is just around the corner, and officials hope that residents will take the time to respond as the results will have a big impact on Webster County.

Providence police responded to a domestic disturbance call last Tuesday, which ended with the homeowner being jailed on methamphetamine charges.

In 2000, the city of Clay altered its boundaries by annexing several areas adjacent to the city. It was recently uncovered, however, that when they did so, they failed to update those maps with the Secretary of State’s office in Frankfort.

After 31 years of service to the residents of Dixon, Dixon City Clerk Peggy Poole has announced her pending retirement, effective in May.

While driving passed a residence recently burglarized on Thursday night, Providence Police Officer Isaac Frias noticed a suspicious vehicle parked at a storage unit across the street on Montgomery Street at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Imagine for a moment having all of your hopes and dreams laid out for you, almost within your grasp, only to have them jerked away at the last possible second. That is the story of one of the biggest bands that you’ve probably never heard of, and the subject of a new movie schedule to be rel…

Circuit Court Judge Rene Williams has thrown her name into the ring for the battle over a position on the Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1st District, 1st Division. That seat was left vacant when judge Shea Nickell was elected to the Kentucky Supreme Court in November.

Providence water customers should expect to see the smell and odor problems they’ve recently experienced clearing up within the next seven days, according to Bob Cashion with S4 Water Sales and Service, the company hired to help the city improve their water quality.

After traveling the world helping to provide eye care to those in need, one Providence-native is coming home again and hopes to be able to provide the same services to the people she grew up with.

Director Keith Farrell announced late last week that the organization formerly known as the Providence Fire Department Toys has ceased operation following a successful 2019 Christmas season.

The Webster County Kids Christmas Drive, formerly Toys For Tots, is underway and organizers are asking for generous support from area communities. This is the 33rd year of providing new toys to needy Webster County children. Chairman Keith Farrell said efforts are underway to provide toys to…

On November 11, at approximately 4:12 pm, inmate William D. Casto, 29 with a last known address in Morganfield, escaped from the Restricted Custody Center (RCC) in Dixon.

Providence Fire Department Toys for Tots director Keith Farrell announced on Friday morning that after 32 years, the Providence-based program will no longer be affiliated with the national Toys for Tots organization, beginning immediately.

The October 14th City Council meeting was twenty minutes long and started with the minutes of the last meeting being approved by Commissioner Webb and seconded by Mayor Townsend. The bills were approved by Commissioner Heady and seconded by Commissioner Shoots. With the bills came a donation…

Former Webster County Middle School teacher Lucia Jenkins was sentenced to 60 months (five years) in federal prison on Tuesday in US Federal Court in Owensboro. She entered a guilty plea on two charges of distributing and receiving child porn in May as part of a plea deal. That deal included…

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP) (the "Partnership") today reported that it will cease coal production effective August 16, 2019 at the Dotiki Mine operated by its subsidiary, Webster County Coal, LLC, in order to focus on maximizing production at its lower-cost mines in the I…

Just four months after taking on the position of Webster County Director of Community and Economic Development, Summer Crick has officially left her job with the county to take over as the Director of Alumni Relations at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro.

Monday night’s Webster County School Board meeting started the way district officials like to start every meeting, by recognizing a local student (or students) for a major feat or accomplishment. This time it was Justin Newton, a WCHS student recently elected as a national officer for the Sk…

The story of coal began long ago on the floor of ancient, dense forests that grew in the midst of swampy wetlands, where organic matter such as plants and algae would sink to the bottom and get compressed under the weight of overlying mud and vegetation.

The first ever Webster County Blue Ribbon Day was held in Dixon over the weekened. The new festival is the county’s first step into reviving the Webster County Fair, which hasn’t been held since September of 1967.

More than 400 young gravity racers from the United States, Canada and Japan have gathered in Akron, Ohio this week for the 82nd running of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby. Among them is Providence-native Cash Chappell.

Independence Bank in Providence and the Providence Police Department have united this month to help lend a hand to local students and teachers by collecting school supplies.