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‘No’ to a city gatekeeper to muzzle public voice
The Dec. 14 Advocate Messenger headline, “Danville Mayor Questions Value of Public Comments,” was concerning. The idea of creating a gatekeeper to determine appropriate subject matter regarding citizens comments seems an attempt to thwart public dissent. Especially the suggestion that the gatekeeper
Danville says radio issues with sheriff’s office will be worked out eventually
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories highlighting discussions during a recent Danville City Commission/management team retreat where staff met to outline goals and objectives for the coming year.
Timing is wrong for raises at Boyle jail, officials say
Employees at the Boyle County Detention Center are overdue for a substantial raise — and there’s savings within the current budget that could cover the cost for the remainder of the year, according to jail employees and a Boyle County magistrate. But Boyle-Mercer Joint Jail Committee members said Fr
Centre College appoints permanent chief diversity officer
DANVILLE, Ky. — After serving since July 1 in an interim role as the chief diversity officer at Centre College, Andrea Abrams has been appointed to the position on a permanent basis. Effective immediately, she will begin her new assignment as associate vice president for diversity affairs and specia
Time to enact jail reforms is now
No more the ‘’’shame at Fourth and Main,” and that includes the same shame at South Main in Mercer. The jail report said it all. YOU, the voters in Boyle County, said it at the polls. They remain under the microscope. A change is demanded.
Danville officials want people to hear good news about the city
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories highlighting goals and objectives discussed during a recent Danville City Commission/management team retreat held. Danville residents could be made more aware of positive news about the city, according to comments during the city commission’s
Pedestrian killed in interstate accident
A Columbus, Ohio, woman whose family spoke to police about her being a missing person was killed Friday night in an accident on the interstate after she left her vehicle and walked into at least one lane of traffic on Interstate 75 South.
Man facing child porn charges dies after shooting himself
PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a man indicted on 40 counts of possessing child pornography has died after shooting himself. Prince George County Police said in a statement Monday that 62-year-old James Paul Berry III died at a hospital Friday, a day after shooting himself.
Kentucky Radio Station Starts Playing ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ on Repeat Amid Backlash
A Kentucky radio station started playing the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” after some complaints about the song prompted several radio stations to pledge never to play it again.
Former Kentucky high school basketball star denied bond reduction following rape charge
BURLINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - A Kentucky judge has denied a request for a rape suspect to have his bond lowered, as his case is being sent to a grand jury. WKRC reports former Covington Catholic basketball star Jacob Walter, 18, of Burlington will remain in the Boone County Detention Center on a $250,000
More Shepherd’s House graduates looking to the future
Seven more young men and women recently graduated from the Boyle County Shepherd’s House, a non-residential addiction recovery program for former inmates in Danville. They are now looking forward to a brighter future.
Kentucky’s Pension Crisis: How we got here
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky’s pension shortfall has been decades in the making, but it’s taken center stage over the past two years. The issue was a major topic during the governor’s race in 2015, and when Republicans won supermajorities in both legislative chambers in 2016, a major overhaul of
Kentucky attorney general vows to appeal health care ruling
FRANKFORT, KY. (FOX19) - Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is fighting a federal court ruling striking down the Affordable Care Act. It could eliminate coverage for around 1.3 million Kentuckians -- and cost the state nearly $50 billion, he said Monday in a news release.
Car Wreck Kills One and Injures Two
A young man is dead after a car wreck on Man O’ War Boulevard and Rapid Run Drive. Police aren’t sure how the crash happened, but they know it involved two cars. Officers say 20 year old Seth Lance was the man driving the car described as the one “at fault”. He died on scene.
Amazing travel jobs: Bourbon steward-in-residence at Kentucky hotel
Editor's note: This is the latest installment in a new mini-series on some of the most unusual and amazing jobs in the travel industry. Tim Knittel is the bourbon steward-in-residence at Kentucky Castle, a hotel and restaurant in Versailles, Kentucky.
White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand
WASHINGTON — Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties.
Mayo, Weaver help Eastern Kentucky beat USC Upstate 79-77
RICHMOND, Ky. -- Nick Mayo had 14 points, seven rebounds and four blocks and Dejuanta Weaver scored 12 points to help Eastern Kentucky hold off South Carolina Upstate 79-77 on Wednesday night.
Boyle County still funding fight over Kroger valuation
Boyle County Fiscal Court approved payment of about $6,400 Tuesday for continuing legal costs to defend the county’s valuation of the Danville Kroger. Boyle County Judge-Executive Harold McKinney said he believes the state should be fighting Kroger’s attempt to lower the store’s value, but the count
Danville mayor questions value of public comments
A discussion Wednesday over whether or not the “commissioners’ comments” portion of the Danville City Commission meetings should be eliminated turned into a lengthy debate over what the public is allowed to approach the city about in a public forum. It was opened up by City Manager Ron Scott at the
Meth floods Northern Kentucky, cops shut down house: 'To stay there, you had to sell meth'
The recent shutdown of a "meth house" yielding four arrests in Northern Kentucky was just one more sign of a changing drug scene, police say. Crystal methamphetamine is inundating the illicit drug market, and it's predicted to stay a while. Called ice by most users, it's usually quite pure, and its