When the 82nd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships kick-off in Akron, Ohio on July 14, Providence native Cash Chappell will be among the more than 400 gravity racers on hand to compete at the at the week long event for the title of World Champion.
Webster County magistrates voted on Monday to give their approval to a new solid waste funding model that they hope will keep the more than thirty year old program afloat moving forward.
Providence residents looking for something entertaining and different to do don't have to look far, as the Windy Hill Rodeo returns to Providence on Saturday night at 6 p.m.
Webster County is about to add yet another festival to its ever growing list of events and festivities as GrowWebCo, the counties community and economic development entity rolls out Blue Ribbon Days in Dixon at the end of July.
Webster County Fiscal Court handled an agenda on Monday morning that handled a variety of different topics and included a visit from the new director of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo).
Once again municipal governments across the county have begun piecing together their annual budgets for the Fiscal Year 2019-20 (FY19-20), which will begin on July 31, 2019.
If you are driving through uptown Providence and hear the sound of pounding drums, guitars and rock vocals echoing around between the buildings, it might not just be the sound of a garage band gearing up to play at someone's birthday party this weekend. Odds are what you are hearing is a wes…
The Providence City Lake is the primary water source for the drinking water of city residents, as well as a haven for local fisherman. As city officials look to develop tourism in the area around the lake, looking back on the history of the lake seemed appropriate.
Another empty building in uptown Providence is being put back into service, this time to house a business designed to benefit those in need
Members of the Providence City Council heard the first reading of a budget of $7.85 million for Fiscal Year 2019-20 on Monday night. That reflects a rise of roughly $350,000 from the 18-19 budget of $7.5 million.
The annual Providence Coal Festival kicked off on Tuesday night, bringing rides, games and entertainment back to Webster County. Although the four decades old festival is a long standing tradition in the city, its far from the first such event to bring people to Providence.
Webster County senior citizens will soon have a new home in the county when the new Webster County Senior Citizens Center officially opens for business later this month.
Providence Police credit the community with foiling an alleged burglary plan last week after a watchful group of residents reported the crime and then helped law enforcement locate the suspect.
The US Sixth District Court of Appeals handed the city of Sebree a loss in its case against Florida-Based CSX Railroad, reaffirming the lower District Court's decision from last year that more or less stated that the railroad had the legal right do whatever it chose to with its lines, regard…
Former Webster County Middle School teacher Lucia C. Jenkins appeared in Federal District Court in Owensboro on May 21 to enter a guilty plea to charges of receiving and distributing child pornography.
The 42nd Annual Providence Coal Festival will get underway next week, bringing carnival rides, funnel cakes, beauty pageants and wrestling back to town. Rides and concessions will open each night at 5 p.m. Amrbands for rides will be $15.
During the first five months of the year, Mayor Doug Hammers and the Providence City Council have begun laying the ground work for some changes they hope will help bring more visitors and more money into the community.
In the few short months since being sworn in as the Providence Police chief, Todd Jones has seen a lot of good changes in the city of Providence, and he expects more. But its going to take a combined effort from law enforcement, city officials and residents to get the city's path righted.
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.
A Dixon man is facing 15 years in prison after having plead guilty to first degree sodomy of a victim less than 12 years of age, a class B felony.
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.
A man with ties to Webster County was sentenced to a 15-year prison sentence in December stemming from an April shooting incident involving a Madisonville police officer.
With the passage Ordinance 2018-5, the piece of legislation that will control the sale of alcohol in the city of Providence, city officials have now started the ball rolling to eventually fulfill the will of residents, who voted in favor of going wet on November 6, 2018.
A Webster County man accused of attempted murder was held over for the grand jury Tuesday after a preliminary hearing found probable cause on all counts in his case.
rovidence VFW Jack McDowell Post 5484 has long been known for its charitable donations in and around Webster County, and officials are hoping they have stumbled upon a way of increasing the amount of money they can donate.
Webster County Fiscal Court handled a brief agenda on Monday, starting off with a proclomation declaring the first day of every month “True Blue Day” in Webster County for 2019.
A Webster County High School student was arrested on Friday following the investigation into a November 12, 2018 break-in at the Providence Recycling office on West Main Street.
In his final act as a member of the Sebree City Council, J.T. Skinner, who did not run for reelection and whose term will expire December 31, presented an alcohol sales ordinance to the council on Monday. However, the council elected to take no action at that time.
Judge Executive Steve Henry will take his strong stance on coal to the state level as he joins the Kentucky Coal and Mineral Counties Coalition (KCMCC) as the newly elected Board Secretary/Treasurer for 2019.
The 2018 general election was a meaningful one in Webster County, with turnout numbers coming very close to those of 2014, and within about 13 percent of the 2016 presidential election.
Paul Lashbrook, superintendent of the Webster County Water District (WCWD), announced his retirement during the water provider’s regular scheduled meeting on Thursday.
As the federal government continues working to figure out the future of healthcare in the United States, Health First CHC is working to make healthcare affordable now. Thanks to a new sliding scale that went into effect on November 1, 2018, they have done just that.
Webster County High School principal Aaron Harrell spent a good portion of Monday night’s meeting of the Webster County School Board filling board members in on the high school’s Personalized Learning Center (PLC), a program aimed at preventing drop-outs and helping struggling students make …
Providence city councilman Doug Hammers pulled off something of an upset on Tuesday night, defeating incumbent mayor Eddie Gooch, who has held that position for 14 and a half years.
Political newcomer Morgan McKinley, a Republican, pulled off an upset on Tuesday by unseating incumbent Webster County Jailer Terry Elder, a Democrat, with a vote of 2,344 to 2,098.
Court documents received by the J-E on Friday, following the arraignment of now former Webster County Deputy Jailer William Calvin Tracy on Monday, show that last week’s DUI arrest was apparently not the first for the 55-year-old Madisonville resident.