Financial matters dominated talk at Monday’s meeting of the Webster County Fiscal Court, with expenditures at the Webster County Jail and the Webster County Sheriff’s Department being discussed.

United Community Bank, which will celebrate its 20th year of business in 2021, is proud to announce the pending opening of its newest branch, located on US 41A in Dixon. That office officially opened for business on Monday.

Dixon Bank is now under new, but familiar management after the company’s board of directors announced a new bank president last Wednesday.

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A routine traffic stop last week landed two Owensboro residents behind bars in Dixon.

The first official COVID-19 update of 2021 was issued by the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) on Monday and it wasn’t a good one for Webster County, which saw 37 new confirmed cases reported. That is the largest report for the county since the pandemic began in March.

Webster County magistrates voted unanimously last week to execute a deed transferring official ownership of property in the Sebree-area to Tyson Foods, ending an arrangement that began in January of 1995.

A Christmas morning bombing in Nashville, Tennessee left AT&T cellular, phone and internet customers across much of Kentucky and Tennessee without service from the middle of the day on Christmas through Saturday afternoon. Webster County was in the impacted area.

COVID-19 numbers in Webster County have remained steadily in the five to six new cases per day range since dipping down to 2.7 on Dec. 1, keeping the county firmly planted in the “red county” zone. There were also a pair of new Coronavirus deaths reported in the county by the Green River Dis…

Donna Gail (Cain) Lambert, 73, of Bridgeport, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at Cumberland Health & Rehab in said city.

For the second time this Fiscal Year, the Webster County Detention Center faces a shortfall and will have to be bailed out by the Webster County Fiscal Court as the facility struggles to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic.

A search warrant executed by Providence Police earlier this month resulted in the arrest of two suspetcts almost two weeks later.

The true impact of COVID-19 on Webster County and the state will likely remain unknown until at least 2022 or 2023, as the release of health and statistics on deaths by the CDC and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) tend to run between two and three years behind.

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One of Providence’s oldest businesses is getting a new owner, according to a statement issued by Kirby-Jones Funeral Home director Justin Kirby on Friday. Kirby signed over ownership of the facility to Barnett-Strother Funeral Home of Madisonville.

Webster County School Board members discussed a varied agenda on Monday night that included a number of issues that could affect school finances.

According to the current plan, Webster County students will return to the hybrid learning model as of Jan. 5, according to Webster County Superintendent Rhonda Callaway.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the process of updating flood maps in Henderson, McLean, Ohio and Webster counties, and Webster County Judge Executive Steve Henry is urging all residents in affected areas to take the time to review those maps.

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Longtime Webster County Sheriff Frankie Springfield officially announced at Monday’s Fiscal Court meeting that he was ready to turn in his retirement papers, stating that 2020 would be the final year of his service to the county. After five terms as sheriff, and nine years as a deputy, he wi…

A long discussed project which will connect Providence Elementary School to Westerfield Drive via a new series of sidewalks may soon be getting underway as city and county officials crossed one of the last hurdles needed to move forward.

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The citizen organized Providence Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, with events getting under way at 6 p.m.

When the Green River District Health Department released Webster County’s Coronavrus numbers on Tuesday, the county dropped out of the “red county” designation for the first time in over a month. If Wednesday’s report includes six or fewer new cases, the county will remain out of the red.

The Annual Jingle Jog 5k Walk/Run will be held this Saturday, but with a major change. Rather than being a traditional running event, this year’s race will join with the ranks of other such events around the country by becoming a Virtual 5k.

Webster County Fiscal court met last Tuesday morning in a special called Zoom meeting after several elected officials were affected by COVID-19 quarantines. All members were present online.

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Landon’s Hope’s annual Thanksgiving dinner had to be done via curbside and delivery this year due to COVID-19 but there was a definite increase in people that came by for food than expected this year.

Webster County Board of Education handled a lengthy agenda on Monday night that included discussions on the COVID-19 pandemic, a new program to assist Spanish speaking members of the community and filling a vacancy on the board.

EveryBody Fitness, which operates 24/7 fitness centers in both Henderson and Morganfield, plans to open its new Providence location Everybody Fitness plans to open its doors to new members beginning Monday, Nov. 30.

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As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise across the commonwealth and in Webster County, businesses and governmental services in the area have taken another big hit as a slightly less strict lockdown has been imposed by Governor Andy Beshear.

Discussion of city workers being used to do work for private citizens and businesses was a heated topic of discussion at Monday night’s meeting of the Providence City Council. The topic came up just over a year after council members voted to approve a measure banning the practice, which coul…

The city of Sebree is in the market for a new police vehicle, but officials report difficulty finding a vehicle that meets the specifications needed to fill the role.

Following reports of 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and 10 on Monday, the seven day rolling average of new cases in Webster County hit an all time high at 8.14 per day, bringing the per 100,000 average up to 62.11. That makes 43 of the last 45 days in which the county has been consider…

As a group of volunteers in Providence work to plan and organize a Christmas Parade for this year, they’re finding more than just the Coronavirus standing in their way as the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has refused a request to grant any road closure permits for parades. But the g…

Eight years after entering into an energy savings contract with Harshaw Trane, Webster County Board members heard a second approval from the organization on Monday night.

The 2020 General Election in Webster County resulted in the highest voter turnout since at least 1999, the oldest date available on the state election website.

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A Slaughters man is facing imprisonment and assault charges after a domestic violence call ended with him barricading himself in a home Wednesday night.

Some 6,021 Webster County voters cast their ballots during the 2020 General Election, making this year’s turnout one of the best on record at 61.8 percent.

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Webster County continues to be a “red county” following the release of the latest COVID-19 numbers on Monday. The county has been in what the state ranking metric considers a red county for 31 of the last 33 days.