The Webster County Kids Christmas Drive, formerly Toys For Tots, is underway and organizers are asking for generous support from area communities. This is the 33rd year of providing new toys to needy Webster County children. Chairman Keith Farrell said efforts are underway to provide toys to…
Following the arrest of a pair of suspects on drug charges at Ware Trucking that was reported in the newspaper last week, business owner Doyle Ware spoke out in defense of himself and his business.
In an effort to preserve the non-partisan goals of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), members of the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE), individually and in unison, announced today they will be filing a motion to challenge the executive order by Gov. Andy Beshear that seeks to remove a…
An annual holiday tradition in Providence will move forward with a little more somber feeling this year, as organizers gear up to host the 2019 Jingle Jog 5K.
Providence City Council members voted unanimously on Monday night to proceed with a proposal to purchase the former Parker-Warner Historic Museum on South Broadway. The purchase will reportedly be completed for $1.
Webster County School Board members approved a number of changes to the ongoing work on the safe and secure entrance to Webster County High School on Monday night.
Officials with the Goodlettsville, TN-based Dollar General Corporation (DGC) confirmed on Monday that they are surveying property in Slaughters to potentially build a fifth Dollar General Store in Webster County.
Firemen and police officers are usually busy fighting fires or crime, but on Saturday, the PFD and the PPD will be in a battle with each other. At stake, bragging rights for the department that comes out on top, and a lot of new coats and toys for area residents who are in need.
Webster County Judge Executive Steve Henry, speaking on behalf of the Webster County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), announced the name of the county's new Community and Economic Development director at Monday's fiscal court meeting.
Russell Coleman, the United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, made a stop in Webster County on Friday as part of a whistlestop tour he is making of the 53 counties he represents in western Kentucky.
While conducting a follow up investigation of illegal activity at a residence on Barrett Street in Providence, chief Todd Jones and patrolman Chester Underwood Jr noticed two individuals in the driveway of a nearby house. Officers stopped, intending to see if the pair new anything about thei…
Authorities are searching for an inmate of the Webster County Detention Center after they say he climbed a fence and escaped last Monday afternoon. He was on the lam for 21 hours before anyone noticed that he was missing, and as of press time, he still had not been located.
Members of the Providence City Council spent over an hour on Monday night learning the series of events that led to the breakdown in relations between the former Providence Fire Department Toys for Tots program and the national United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots organization. T…
For one Webster County Water District (WCWD) resident, a broken water meter recently resulted in the unthinkable ... a bill for 28 years worth of water service.
Elected officials go about their business from month to month, making decisions that impact the cities they represent, the residents of Webster County and the students who attend public school. But outside of the coverage they get in the local newspapers, most voters really know little about…
Due to a water line break in front of Providence Elementary on Tuesday morning, Webster County officials decided to dismss all six counties school at 12:30 p.m. yesterday. The break was quickly repaired, but required the school to be placed on a boil water advisory.
On November 11, at approximately 4:12 pm, inmate William D. Casto, 29 with a last known address in Morganfield, escaped from the Restricted Custody Center (RCC) in Dixon.
Providence Mayor Doug Hammers cast the tie-breaking vote in a special called meeting Thursday night to proceed with the purchase of a new ambulance chassis for the Providence Fire Department, replacing a unit that was due to be replaced three years ago. But, as the vote indicates, everything…
The organization known for 32 Christmases as the Providence Fire Department Toys for Tots will no longer be affiliated with the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots (MCTFT) after the local effort and the national organization had a difference of opinion.
According to numbers from the Webster County Board of Elections, 3,900 Webster County voters turned out on Tuesday, accounting for 40 percent of all registered voters in the county.
Webster County Board Attorney Roy Massey IV addressed board members on Monday night about the district's disciplinary procedures and the role of the school board in the expulsion process.
Providence Fire Department Toys for Tots director Keith Farrell announced on Friday morning that after 32 years, the Providence-based program will no longer be affiliated with the national Toys for Tots organization, beginning immediately.
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…
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.
The son of a former Providence resident is looking to reconnect items he found while cleaning out his late father’s office with the friends and family of those who might appreciate them.
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.
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.