Creepy clowns, haunting dolls and an otherworldly ring master will greet fans of haunted houses this Halloween in Clay. October 29 and 30 will mark the third year of Patchwork Coffee’s scary offering in Webster County, and organizers hope to welcome more guests than ever before.
After years of debate, renovation work has finally gotten underway on the historic Providence arch. A crew has been working for the last week to replace crumbling brickwork and make sure the structure is steady and will last for a long time to come.
From Oct. 8 through Oct. 11, Webster County dropped out of COVID-19 red county status for the first time since July 15, ending the county’s longest stretch in the red since the pandemic began in early 2020. That 84 day period saw 859 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed locally, and 12 deaths of …
Webster County Fiscal Court members voted unanimously on Monday to approve a bid of $40,966.88 for the purchase of a kayak launch and dock to be installed at Walker Lake outside of Dixon.
Madisonville Community College received a grant for over $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Labor and will use the funding for start-up costs associated with a new diesel mechanics program to be offered in the fall of 2022.
WASHINGTON — It’s a risky move by President Joe Biden that could come back to haunt him — and future presidents — in the hyperpartisan world of Washington politics.
A pair of recent Webster County High School graduates received good news last week when they were named as recipients of the 2021 Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
Providence High School graduate J. Keith Cartwright has been named the 2021 winner of the annual Judge Edward H. Johnstone award, given to members of the legal community serving the First Supreme Court District of Western Kentucky. He is only the fifth recipient of this award.
Providence Police Department added a pair of certified police officers to its ranks last week after officers Eric Elder and Jay Edwards graduated from the Kentucky Police Academy in Richmond following a five month long training program.
During a special called meeting of the Webster County Fiscal Court on Monday, magistrates approved a resolution allowing the county to seek up to $100,000 in LGEDF single county funds to complete renovations to the West Kentucky Regional Training Center.
Webster County Schools are preparing to roll out a new “Test to Stay” program that will drastically reduce or even eliminate unnecessary quarantine days for students and staff in the event that they are exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
Organizers in Clay and Providence are looking forward to sunny skies and relatively mild temperatures this week as both Clay Days and the Providence Uptown Fall Festival get underway as Webster County officially celebrates fall.
High homeless numbers and a large population of economically disadvantaged students were just two of the issues facing Webster County Schools that was revealed by the annual Kentucky Department of Education School Report Card released statewide this morning.
Three years after American youngsters made international headlines for eating Tide detergent pods, a potentially lethal stunt, a new social media challenge is making its way across the country, and school officials are trying to get out in front of it.
When Heather Vance, an employee at the Sebree Subway, stepped outside to take a fifteen minute break on Thursday afternoon, she had no idea that her actions over the next few moments would change someone else’s life forever. But that was exactly what happened.
For farmers who have to work in and around silos, the dangers these common farming structures create is very real, but Webster County Farm Bureau has made that just a little safer for those in the local agriculture business.
A Providence couple were arrested on Monday after police executed a search warrant in their home. They were charged with multiple drug charges, as well as unlawful transaction with a minor after drugs were found on a juvenile in their residence.
Webster County Schools will be looking to save itself a considerable sum of money by refinancing its 2013 Series Bond Issue, the bond sold to raise money for construction of Webster County Middle School.
Masks will continue to be worn in Webster County schools, at least while the county and in fact most of the state remains firmly in the red according to the statewide COVID-19 ranking metric, despite a move by state law makers last week to scrap the Kentucky Board of Education’s long term ma…
One popular service of the Webster County government that was sidelined when COVID-19 began may not be coming back, as members of the fiscal court discuss selling the county’s fleet of cardboard collection trailers.
As Senate Bill 3 (SB3) was being debate on the floor of the state house last Friday during a special called pandemic related legislative session, State Representative Jim Gooch of Providence issued a statement condemning a recent nationwide mandate issued by President Joe Biden.
COVID-19 numbers in Webster County and the state of Kentucky continued to climb heading into Monday’s Labor Day holiday, with the Green River District Health Department reporting 42 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday. Tuesday’s GRDHD press conference, usually held in the morning, was not…
For more than a generation, Dixon native Tommy Chandler helped to define the face of criminal justice in Crittenden, Union and Webster counties, as an attorney, prosecutor and judge. Chandler passed away on Thursday due to complications of COVID-19.
On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., local organizers are hosting an event at the Providence Municipal Golf and Recreation Center to honor all first responders, veterans and active duty military personnel. Honor, Hope and Healing is open to …
Just three years after the grand opening of the Providence Dollar General Store location, officials at the Tennessee-based Dollar General Corporation have confirmed that they have begun looking into the possibility of opening a new location in the community.
McDonald’s in Providence will be joining with other area franchises this fall to give parents and students a chance to honor the educators who are making a difference in the lives of local youngsters with the 2021 McDonald’s Outstanding Educator Awards.
While masking is required in all public schools by order of the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE), there are exceptions to that order and Webster County School officials are dedicated to utilizing those exceptions when necessary.
COVID-19 cases across the county and the state continue to rise, with the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reporting 31 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 1,823.
Mask restrictions will remain in place for Webster County Schools despite Governor Andy Beshear’s decision to rescind his recent mask mandate, superintendent Rhonda Callaway confirmed at Monday night’s regular scheduled board meeting.
Local residents interested in getting the Pfizer version of the COVID-19 vaccine will have a chance to do so at no charge this Saturday and Sunday in Sebree.
Webster County Fiscal Court held a public hearing on Monday morning for the purpose of discussing the county’s tax rates for this year. With no members of the public appearing to address the court, magistrates decision to freeze taxes at the same rate as 2020 passed unanimously.
According to a report from the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department, a member of the Providence Tourism Commission Board was arrested on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge earlier this year at Walmart in Hanson.
Dixon Commission was faced with a difficult task on Monday night, selecting a replacement for one of their own following the death of first term commissioner Don Poe last week.
On August 10, 2021, Clay Elementary school had cars wrapped around the block due to the large number of people attending the schools Open House/Carnival hosted for the parents and students for the start of the 2021-22 school year.