The city of Providence once again finds itself on the hunt for a new Planning and Zoning Administrator after long time city employee Brad Curry tendered his resignation at Monday’s council meeting. During that resignation, he called for the city to open an investigation into alleged miscondu…
On Monday night, Sebree mayor Ozzie O’Nan cast his first vote since being appointed mayor seven years ago, breaking a 3-3 tie between council members over a proposal by the Sebree Chamber of Commerce to provide the city with a soccer field, free of charge. The mayor sided with the no vote.
With the award of $357,500 in grant monies from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), the Webster County Fiscal Court will move forward with development plans for a new Webster County Workforce Development Training Center.
Local McDonald’s restaurants are celebrating area teachers in a big way this week with a week-long free beverage offer and the launch of the new McDonald’s Teach it Forward Outstanding Educator Awards.
LOUISVILLE (AP) — The city of Louisville will pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor's slaying by police thrust the Black woman's name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, Mayor Greg Fischer…
After numerous complaints from residents about solicitors working in the city, the Clay City Council approved the first reading of a new No Knock Ordinance and an update to the city’s existing Solicitors License ordinance.
Webster County Board of Education met in a very brief special called meeting on Monday night with Assistant Superintendent Aaron Harrall filling in for Superintendent Rhonda Callaway. Board member Tim McCormick was also absent.
Webster County Fiscal Court approved bids for construction of a new bridge on John Roach Road during Monday morning’s bi-weekly meeting. This is the second time the county has bid the project out in an attempt to save funds.
The Webster County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information on a suspect who allegedly assaulted a Road Department employee in Dixon on Monday morning.
The following cases were heard last week in Webster County District Court before Judge Daniel Heady:• James B. Mason pleaded not guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence. A pretrial conference was scheduled for 9/15/20.
Webster County High School Athletic Director Matt Bell has announced that following the cancelation of WCHS' first three football games, he has managed to schedule new games in their place and the Trojans will still be able to kick-off their season next week.
The Kentucky High School Athletics Association (KHSAA) has given high school sports the green light to begin competition on Monday, but that hasn't stopped the bad news from piling up at Webster County High School.
On Thursday, the Kentucky High School Athletics Association (KHSAA) Board of Control gave high school sports the green light to officially begin their seasons on Monday, September 7.
In an unexpected twist, the Webster County Board of Education met in a special called meeting on Tuesday night after the J-E had already gone to print, with members voting 4-1 to reject Governor Andy Beshear's recommendation to delay the start of in-person classes until September 28, opting …
Representatives of the Sebree Chamber of Commerce met with the Sebree City Council on Monday to propose the development of a new soccer complex at Sebree Springs Park. Despite a number of corporate sponsors for the project and the availability of a grant to help pay for the development, seve…
Largely, the Kentucky General Election scheduled for Nov. 3, 2020 will look much the same as the June primary election, with early voting, expanded absentee voting and at least one option for in person voting on election day.
While the Webster County Jail struggles to survive in the COVID-19 era, local efforts to keep the facility solvent got a big shot in the arm last week due to the misfortune of our neighbors to the north west.
The second reading of an amendment to the Providence Tourism Tax ordinance was tabled on Monday after council members learned that not all Tourism Commission members were in favor of the change.
Webster County magistrates heard an emotional plea from one Webster County mother on Monday, asking them to look into the possibility of acquiring a K-9 unit to help with drug control.
An inmate at the Webster County Jail appeared in Webster County District Court last week after being accused of assaulting on corrections officer on July 6.
With only three weeks left until the first day of classes, Webster County students once again find their school calendar in flux following a recommendation from Governor Andy Beshear on Monday that schools not reopen to in-person classes until September 28.
Anyone who has traveled down Marlin Street in Providence during the last two months has noticed huge changes going on at the Marlin Gardens Apartment Complex. While city officials and area residents have praised the work being done there, some reports state that not everyone is happy about t…
As county jails across the state of Kentucky struggle to survive in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, some while battling the virus itself, jailers must prepare themselves for another potential loss of funding that comes from the top level of Kentucky’s government.
Although local officials say they’ve been getting reports of armadillos in Webster County for some time, their presence in the county has now been officially confirmed after one was caught on Leeper Lane in Providence last week. The animal has already been confirmed in nearly every other cou…
When Webster County students begin classes on July 31, it will be with an entirely new re-entry plan that had not been previously discussed by the school board before Monday night. It will include a rotating schedule that will put students in the classroom only two days per week.
One Webster County business will soon be having a huge impact on how the world’s number two pizza chain does business, thanks to a new contract that came about because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Green River District Health Department reported one additional case of COVID-19 Thursday morning during its daily press release. That brings the total of confirmed cases in the county during the Coronavirus crisis to 70. There were also two new recoveries announced, bringing the total to 57.
The Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported the first death of a Webster County resident from the Coronavirus on Wednesday. That death comes along with the report of two additional cases of the virus in the county, bringing the Webster County total number of confirmed cases to 69.
When the Lady Trojans lost in a 2-1 upset to the Lady Lyons of Lyon County during the second region tournament on May 28, 2019, nobody had any idea what the future had in store.
While some area health departments are enforcing Governor Andy Beshear’s mandatory mask executive order very aggressively, even going so far as threatening fines against private citizens, officials in Webster County are taking a slightly different approach.
Providence city employees may soon have free healthcare available to them, thanks to a plan proposed by Health First CHC at Monday night’s council meeting. Council members are expected to review and possibly approve a contract with the Providence-based provider as soon as their August 3 meeting.
Trash collection in the city of Sebree will soon look different after council members voted 5-0 to pass an ordinance amending the current city trash ordinance on Monday.
Trooper Alec Winters, of Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville, observed a green Dodge pickup traveling eastbound on KY70 at a high rate around 4:28 PM on July 21, 2020. Trooper Winters initiated his emergency equipment to stop the vehicle just east of the Hopkins and Muhlenberg County line.
Members of the Webster County Fiscal Court learned of a new and somewhat unexpected victim of COVID-19 on Monday when Webster County Jailer Morgan McKinley introduced a request for $131,074.54 in additional funds to meet the Webster County Detention Center’s financial obligations for the mon…
Kentucky High School Athletics Association (KHSAA) released further guidance for the coming fall sports season on Friday, which is good news for high schools golfers.
State Representative Jim Gooch of Providence pre-filed a bill in the state house last week that would limit the time a governor’s executive order may be in effect during a state of emergency.
For the last several months, Providence Police have been targeting an alleged drug house at 203 North Rosemont Drive, having made numerous arrests at that location. On Sunday, police say that someone else targeted that residence.
Webster County Superintendent Rhonda Callaway laid out the proposed format for reopening schools during Monday night’s school board meeting. The model includes four different options for how students can attend classes during the 2020-21 school year.
State Representative Jim Gooch of Providence has pre-filed legislation limiting the time a Governor's executive order may be in effect during a state of emergency. The pre-filed measure, BR 73, states that any executive orders issued during a state of emergency shall be in effect no longer t…
Less than a month after being sentenced to 27 months in jail in Federal Court for wire fraud, a Webster County native was in court in Dixon last week to face charges of Wanton Abuse/Neglect of Adult by Person.