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.

After several weeks of hearing complaints about the taste and odor of water in the city of Providence, Public Works Director David May spoke out about the issue at Monday night's city council meeting, explaining that the culprit is a group of non-dangerous organism known as Iron Bacteria tha…

Independence Bank wrapped up the holiday season last week by presenting $11,000 to local charities in Webster and McLean counties on Dec. 30 at a reception held at the Providence location. The funds were part of the Bank's annual "Buzz" program that seeks to empower employees to give back to…

A Providence man is behind bars on drug charges for the third time in less than a year after Providence Police served a warrant issued by the Kentucky State Police (KSP).

A Texas resident was arrested on charges of receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies located her in the Sebree Cemetery last Monday.

Sebree water customers will soon see a water rate increase as the city makes adjustments to make way for a sewer rehabilitation project that has been mandated by the state division of water.

Losing weight is one of the most common New Years resolutions for Americans, but for a pair of sisters from Dixon, losing weight is a struggle that has gained national attention following the debut of TLC's new six-part docuseries, "1000-lb Sisters," on New Years Day.

Mayor Doug Hammers and the Providence City Council have spent most of 2019 trying to figure out how to get the city out from under an agreed order from the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) they inherited from the previous administration due to problems with the city's sewer system.

When Townsend's Grocery opened for business this morning, it was the first time in more than a century that it was not a Townsend holding the key.

Although littering is a crime that can result in heavy fines, that doesn't stop some people from taking the chance and tossing their garbage out the window of their car. One Madisonville man, however, may have learned his lesson after littering landed him in jail on meth charges.

A new movement urging county officials to adopt an ordinance declaring Webster County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County is gaining steam, having collected over 300 signatures over the weekend, with several elected officials from both the county and city levels voicing their support.

The AMC Network made a hit television series out of the methamphetamine trade, but the danger facing local communities is a lot more real than Walter White and the story line of "Breaking Bad."

Parents of kindergartners at Providence Elementary can hold their heads high following the release of the district's Kindergarten Readiness (KR) assessment data last week. The young Bulldogs reported in at 59.4% Kindergarten Ready, giving them not only the highest KR readiness score in the c…

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.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced  on Monday that CSX Railroad has temporarily closed Breton Road in Webster County to perform emergency rail repairs.

Alcohol sales has been legal in the city of Providence for just over six months, and finally city officials are beginning to see what kind of financial impact that new commercial business is going to have on the community.

SkillsUSA is an organization established to help high school and post secondary students across the country grow into a skilled workforce. The program serves more than 360,000 students and instructors from across the U.S. each year. And for the coming school year, one of the leaders of the o…

Webster County Animal Control Officer Aaron Richmond told members of the Webster County Fiscal Court on Monday that sales of the county’s SNIP vouchers had concluded for 2019. Those vouchers that have already been sold to residents but have yet to be used are good through October.

Every law enforcement department in the area has the same problem. In 2019 its hard to hold onto good officers.

Less than a year and a half after being named the new general manager of the Providence Municipal Golf and Recreation Center (PMGRC), Kenny Hayes gave his two weeks notice to mayor Doug Hammers last week.

Deciding to open a barbeque trailer wasn’t in Providence resident Randy LaNeve’s long term plans, but it was a career change that became necessary due to a progressing medical condition.

Providence Tourism Commission is ready to roll out its annual July 4th Celebration on Thursday at the Providence Municipal Golf and Recreation Center (PMGRC).

Just over a year after former Providence patrolman Will Dukes Jr. was convicted in U.S. Federal Court of on one count violating a suspect’s civil rights by willfully arresting him without probable cause, the U.S. Sixth District Court of Appeals ruled to uphold that conviction on Friday.

The cost of providing healthcare to students at Providence Elementary just got a lot more expensive thanks to the ongoing debate over Kentucky’s underfunded pension plan.

Employees of the city of Clay may be getting what Mayor Jackie Edens referred to as a “cost of living” increase, beginning July 1, 2019 with the next yearly budget takes affect.

The coldest week of the winter so far wrapped up on Friday with a bought of freezing  rain that left numerous cars off the road and forced the cancelation of area schools for the third consecutive day.

Despite seeming to have a least a little support by the majority of council members present, a motion to allow Sunday alcohol sales in the city of Providence failed for the second meeting in-a-row as it died on the floor from a lack of support in front of a packed council chamber.