Providence Police Department is on the hunt for interested candidates to apply for an open patrolman position. The selected candidate would join Chief Todd Jones and patrolmen Isaac Frias, William Tabor and Carl Scheer in serving the residents of Providence.

In 1853, a group of landowners who lived in a nearly direct path between Evansville, Indiana, and Nashville, Tennessee met to discuss the possibility of building a railroad line that would connect the two metropolitan areas.

Clay City Council met in a brief session last week. It was the first meeting for newly appointed city councilman Tony Warford, who was tabbed to replace councilman Mike Grigg who resigned earlier this year.

Webster County Historical and Genealogical Society (WCHGS) members will be bringing a piece of local history to life next month when they present the very first Webster County Cemetery Tour at White Oak Cemetery near Clay.

Two weeks after council members approved the first reading on an ordinance amendment to looses the city's restriction on advertising for alcohol retailers in Providence, the topic came up again on Monday with some heated debate.

A program, which will be in its second year at Webster County High School as students return to class this week, is proving that for some young people, the traditional education model just isn't cutting it any longer.

Former Webster County Middle School teacher Lucia Jenkins was sentenced in US Federal Court in Owensboro yesterday on charges of distributing and receiving child porn. She was sentenced to 60 months (five years) in federal prison.

Webster County Fiscal Court passed a resolution on Monday ceremoniously recognizing dispatchers at the county's 911 Dispatch. With this symbolic gesture, Webster County joins with other counties from across the state in urging state legislators to officially recognize certified dispatchers a…

After working with the Public Service Commission (PSC) for several months to get permission to offer ServLine to its customers, the Webster County Water District got disappointing news recently. For the foreseeable future, the district will be unable to offer the service to customers.

Normally when an employer shuts down its operation, the public concern is for the jobs of the workers, but in the case of Dotiki Mine, which will shut down Friday after 52 years in business, that isn't the case. According to sources within Alliance Resource Partners LLC (ARLP), all employees…

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…

Sources at Dotiki Mine /Wester County Coal have told the J-E that Friday, August 16 will be the final day of operation for the Webster County-based coal company, which has been in operation since March 16, 1967. Officials with Dotiki and Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP) would neither confir…

Sebree council met in an unusually lengthy meeting on Monday night, but the bulk of that was used to sort through red tape associated with the city's $1,820,655 sewer replacement project.

Kentucky Coal counties will be getting a big shot in the arm thanks to an excess in the amount of coal severance dollars collected by the state. Webster County will see $464,176 in coal funds coming into its coffers.

History was made again Friday morning when local resident Jimmy Fred Martin became the first customer to make a purchase at the new Providence Spirit Shop. The store is the first of two liquor store to be granted a package liquor licence since the city officially went wet on Jan. 1.

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.

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.

Who’s ready for the snow? I certainly am! I’m pumped up, good news it’s occurring on a Saturday so schools are closed and most people will be home. This will be a heavy wet snow with temperatures in the upper 20s to low 30s beginning as early as this evening.

Winter Storm Gia is moving toward Kentucky and will most likely impact driving conditions for motorists this weekend. Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists to be prepared for potentially hazardous driving situations by preparing in advance of the storm.