COVID-19 cases across Webster County and the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) seven county region continue to climb, but despite high reporting numbers, the total hospitalizations remains much lower than what was seen a year ago.
At Monday’s Webster County School Board meeting, a pair of Webster County High School teachers were honored for being members of the Pre-Ap National Faculty, an exclusive group of over 240 College Board-endorsed educators who facilitate Pre-AP professional learning experiences to public high…
Masks and vaccinations will be optional for both students and staff when school resumes on August 17, according to the 2021-2022 reopening plan published to the Webster County Schools website on Monday.
If you live in or around Webster County, by this point you’ve likely heard all about the black bear that passed through the area last week. First appearing in Dixon before making his way towards Clay, he made his last county appearance in Diamond. After that, he vanished into the wilderness …
Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced on Tuesday the indictment of a Webster County man on a charge of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property of $10,000 or more, a Class C felony.
Experts generally recommend not attempting to drive through flood water, but that was exactly what happened last week when a loaded cement truck made it all the way to Bellville Bridge before discovering that the Tradewater River had risen out of its banks.
Providence City Council members entertained a discussion on Monday night that could result in the forty unit Greenbrier Apartment Complex on Willow Street being transitioned into federally subsidized Section 8 low income housing.
Meeting in a regular session last Tuesday evening, Clay City Council members voted to award Taylor Generators a yearly contract to maintain generators used to keep the city up and running during emergencies.
The Dixon City Commission met in a special called meeting on Friday to discuss the hiring of a new city auditor to manage the city's state taxes for the current fiscal year.
After being closed to the public for 16 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Webster County Senior Center was scheduled to reopen next week, but officials have no pushed that date back a week as Webster County returned to the red according to the state’s COVID-19 metric. That reopening i…
When lawmakers from 15 states met in Nashville last week for the 75th Southern Legislative Conference (SLC), among the speakers for the day was Providence-native State Representative Jim Gooch, who chaired the Energy and Environment Committee at the conference.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds motorists to be alert for thousands of motorcycles and other vehicles making their way to the 2021 Sturgis Kentucky Biker Rally this weekend.
Plans to reopen the Providence City Pool this summer may not work out the way city officials had hoped, as repairs to the facility have proven to be far more extensive than originally believed.
A father and son duo found themselves behind bars last week after Providence Police executed a search warrant at a home on Third Street. The suspects were arrested on charges ranging from drug possession to possession of stolen property.
Regardless of what bumps in the road the new Spray Park at Baker Park in Dixon has experienced, city officials still consider the newest addition to the community to be a huge success. And they aren’t the only ones taking notice.
Speaking before members of the Providence-Webster County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Kentucky Secretary of State Mike Adams discussed House Bill 574 (HB 574) and what its passage will mean for future elections in the commonwealth.
Caring for Webster County Cancer Fighters, Inc. recently received a considerable donation in the fund of a $2,500 grant from the Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, directed to the organization by Webster County farmer Carolyn Tapp.
A Providence couple has found themselves spending time with an unexpected house guest during the last month after a lost dog showed up at their home on Saint Bernard Street in early June.
Webster County was affected by outage on Monday night that left many residents of Clay, Dixon and Providence in the dark for several hours, according to officials.
Local residents looking to take advantage of the county’s recently purchased Walker Lake property may have to wait until early 2022 before the park is opened to the public, and in the meantime, the county plans to increase efforts to keep trespassers from fishing in the lake.
Providence-Webster County Chamber of Commerce will welcome Kentucky Secretary of State Mike Adams as the special guest speaker at its monthly luncheon on Thursday.
After a successful launch in 2019, Webster County Blue Ribbon Days was sidelined in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers are bringing the event back in 2021, although in a slightly more scaled back form.
Once again the Webster County Jail was a hot topic at this week’s special called meeting of the Webster County Fiscal Court, this time as Jailer Morgan McKinley presented a plan that would fund pay raises for all staff while staying within the county’s proposed 2021-22 budget.
As Webster County Schools wrap up the 2020-21 school year, officials are beginning to look towards to the fall semester with hope that things can get back to business as usual. Of course, at least for the foreseeable future, nothing is going to be quite the same as it was before.
On Monday night, members of the Webster County Board of Education met in a special called session to perform the annual superintendent’s evaluation, with superintendent Rhonda Callaway scoring “exemplary across all seven standards” according to a statement presented by board members.
The Sebree Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 41st annual Firecracker Run this Saturday, July 3, at the Sebree Springs Park. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with activities beginning at 7:00 a.m. A men’s and women’s 10K run will kick off at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K later that morning at 9:00 a.m.
After being hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the annual Providence 4th of July Celebration returns in full force this weekend at the Providence Municipal Golf and Recreation Center in Providence.
A tip resulted in the arrest of a Providence man last week on drug trafficking charges after police located a large amount of money and numerous drugs in his residence.
Slaughters resident Alan Lossner has been named by Governor Andy Beshear to serve as a member of the Madisonville Community and Technical College Board of Directors. He replaces Bonita Hatfield, whose term has expired. Lossner will serve a term expiring November 22, 2023.
The Providence Tourism Commission presented its annual fiscal budget to the city council on Monday night, totaling $143,000 for events and activities to be held between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.
On Monday night, Providence City Council members tabled a proposed ordinance that would ban citizens from selling, housing and transporting “exotic animals.” Several members expressed the opinion after the meeting that the ordinance, as written, was far too broad.
Sebree City Council members voted unanimously on Monday night to approve bids to move forward with a sanitary sewer replacement project with a price tag of $3,161,126.
With the beginning of a new fiscal year just over a week away, cities around Webster County have gotten busy approving their city budgets for FY21-22. After each of these budgets declined a year ago, they are once again on the way up for the new year.
Local residents interested in getting the Pfizer version of the COVID-19 vaccine will have a chance to do so at no charge this Thursday through Saturday in Sebree.
After spending multiple days as the only county in the Commonwealth ranked in the “red”, Webster County dropped to orange on Tuesday when the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported six confirmed new cases of COVID-19.
A call from western Kentucky elected officials early this month for more access to federal Abandoned Mine Land (AML) funds has spurred a response from the Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet (KEEC), the state agency that oversees those monies. But that response is unlikely to satisfy l…
The Grand Opening of the new Spray Park in Dixon turned tragic when an older girl and younger girl at the park were running around playing and rough housing. They younger girl fell and hit her head on the concrete having to be rushed to the ER on June 14,2021. The city yet to be informed of …
Webster County School Board members discussed a variety of topics at a regular scheduled work session on Monday, including upgrades to the Dixon Elementary gymnasium and the HVAC system at WCHS.
With the arrival of summer, Clay council members are looking to get busy making repairs to city sidewalks and streets by deciding how to best utilize $70,000 set aside for those projects.
In a special called meeting on Monday night, members of the Providence City Council approved a lease agreement that will allow a restaurant to open inside the community room of the Providence Municipal Golf and Recreation Center (PMGRC).
Members of the Webster County Fiscal Court and Jailer Morgan McKinley mixed words about how the jail is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, with county officials implying that the jail was to blame for a recent spike in positives that has boosted the county back into the red.
Providence Council Members voted to table discussion of a proposed interlocal agreement with the county government on Monday after the Kentucky Department of Correction (DOC) reverses direction on county jail work release programs.
Work being conducted on the public pool at the Providence Municipal Golf and Recreation Center (PMGRC) is taking longer than expected, pushing the opening of the facility back until the last week in June.
Providence City Council members unanimously approved a proposal on Monday that will pave the way for a new restaurant to open in the community room section of the Providence Municipal Golf and Recreation Center (PMGRC). Restaurant owners are hoping to have the new eatery open in time for the…
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced on Monday that Webster County had been awarded $7,208.00 in County Road Aid Emergency funds for repairs to Lyce Duncan Road near Dixon.
A lack of Abandoned Mine Land (AML) funding for Webster County and the surrounding area has been a sore subject for Webster County Judge Executive Steve Henry nearly as long as he has been in office, and last week he had the chance to voice is frustration to U.S. Senator Rand Paul.