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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…

Federal and state authorities are currently investigating a multi-state outbreak of pulmonary disease related to e-cigarette use, or vaping, but while most of the media coverage has been about the potential dangers of vaping, the real culprit might be a product that has already been found he…

Two more Webster County communities will be getting $193,424 in much-needed road funding thanks to an commitment by Governor Matt Bevin earlier this year to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

Webster County students may soon get the chance to add a new sport to their resume after board of education members agreed on Monday night to explore the possibility of creating a swim team. But the process to make this happen is both largely uncharted and complicated.

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For one young man, fall break was all about the vacation of a lifetime. Elijah Rollins, 17 of Providence, spent the last week on Oahu, the island in the Hawaiian chain that holds Honolulu, the state capital.

Webster County Judge Executive Steve Henry, Hopkins County Judge Executive Jack Whitfield and other judges from the Kentucky Coal and Mineral County Coalition (KCMCC) testified before the Kentucky legislature's Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue last week to discuss the fu…

Webster County chef Willie O'Nan will once again be chasing his dream as he heads to the World Food Championship (WFC) for the fourth time. This year the event has moved to Dallas, Texas.

The Sebree City Council at its regular meeting Monday night said goodbye to the police chief and hello to the possibility of a new street name.

Traditionally a Christmastime event, the Providence-Webster County Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual awards banquet in October this year, and for those interested in attending, tickets are on sale right now.

Webster County Fiscal Court approved a resolution in a special-called meeting on Monday that will bring $153,000 in funding into the coffers of the Webster County Industrial Development Authority (IDA).

The Rare Earth Elements (REE) project underway on Dotiki mine property outside of Providence got a huge boost late last month when Senator Mitch McConnell announced the awarding of a $5 million competitive federal grant to the University of Kentucky Research Foundation that is overseeing the…

Janet Cole, who has served as a deputy in the Webster County Circuit Court Clerk's office for 29 years, was appointed last month to fill the position vacated by Circuit Court Clerk Debbie Austin, who retired after holding that office for four years.

The annual Clay Days celebration will take place this week, kicking off with the Clay Days church service Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

A Providence resident was arrested last week after police chief Todd Jones said she was observed driving erratically on Westerfield Drive.

Around the world, environmental activists and protesters are quickly becoming a concern for government officials, creating fears that they might put the public safety at risk by damaging the country's energy infastructer. Some officials, such as State Representative Jim Gooch of Providence, …

Easily visible for miles outside of town, the Providence Water Tower was as much a part of the city's culture as the arch on Westerfield Drive or the coal miner statue in the Uptown Park. At one time it was the focal point of the city's July 4th Celebration, and it was a big part of Christma…

Providence officials announced during Monday night's meeting that state officials had agreed to a two and a half year extension on the city's agreed order with the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW).

Once a popular eating establishment, La Casa Mexican Restaurant in Providence closed unexpectedly last Tuesday.

When he learned that the final train had been scheduled to clear out the coal left at Dotiki Mine, Providence Mayor Doug Hammers went to work organizing an event that would bring the citizens of Providence and Webster County.

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.