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Yonts files for 15th State District House seat

Messenger Inquirer Brent Yonts, a Greenville Democrat who held the 15th state House district seat for 20 years, has filed to run for the post again in 2018. Yonts was defeated in the November 2016 election by state Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty. The 15th House District includes all of Muhlenberg Count

MESSENGER - 2017-11-17 06:00:00

Local youth fare well in wellness, study says

Laura Harvey, The Messenger Summer Smith, 11, an avid reader, takes some time out of her afternoon to read Danielle Steel at the public library. When other Hopkins County students reach her age, more than half of them can read at the level required for such a novel. Photos by Laura Harvey, The Messe

MESSENGER - 2017-11-16 06:00:00

Looking forward to the holidays

Well we fell back an hour on Nov. 5. The older I get the harder it gets for me to adjust, backwards or forward. One thing we do love in the Bowman family is the fall of the year. It usually begins the three-month holiday season for our family. But this year, we have more to celebrate. Our daughter,

MESSENGER - 2017-11-15 06:00:00

City approves Jagoe Street railroad crossing closure

Madisonville City Council has unanimously voted to close the West Jagoe Street railroad crossing in order to obtain an at-grade crossing on Mid-Town Boulevard. Per CSX Railroad standards, three at-grade crossings in a given area must be closed in order to open a new one. Both Mortons Gap and Earling

MESSENGER - 2017-11-15 06:00:00

Veterans Day parade was another grand success

Good morning, Hopkins County. What a beautiful day it is here in the heart of the west Kentucky coalfield. As always, the Hardwick family hope and pray that you and yours have been blessed. This past Sunday, the state's largest Veterans Day parade was put on in Madisonville. If you missed it, you mi

MESSENGER - 2017-11-15 06:00:00

Four charged in Marathon station attack

Four Hopkins County residents have been charged in connection with an alleged assault that took place earlier this month at a local convenience store. Candis R. Doss, 34, Deidre S. Allen, 33, Theresa A. Hall, 51, and 35-year-old Antione L. Doss, all of Madisonville, were individually charged Tuesday

MESSENGER - 2017-11-16 06:00:00

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/17/17) - Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports today: Aaron Bowles of Madisonville was charged Nov. 16 with DUI (aggravated/fourth or greater offense), leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance and failure to maintain requir

SURFKY.COM - 2017-11-17 16:18:04

Sgt. Sandlin and our 'Moonlight Schools'

Good morning, Earlington. The fall issue of Kentucky Humanities printed an article on Sgt. Willie Sandlin and noted he was the "only native Kentuckian to receive the Medal of Honor during WW I." The article was written by James M. Gifford, CEO of the Jesse Stuart Foundation in Ashland. Gifford began

MESSENGER - 2017-11-15 06:00:00

Who allowed this sign to block a brand new Lynn mural?

LYNN - Four months after a world class painter turned a brick building in the downtown into a work of art, the landlord put a restaurant sign over it. On Thursday, the city's Inspectional Services Department issued a warning to Thuydiem Le, the owner of 18-22 Munroe St., for failing to have a sign

DAILY ITEM - 2017-11-16 22:44:20

Lynn Police Warn Residents After Coyote Spotted

LYNN (CBS) - Lynn Police are warning residents after a coyote was spotted near the Saugus town line. (Lynn Police) The department posted a photo of the coyote, which was spotted on Homesite Street, on their Facebook page on Wednesday night. They said pet owners in the surrounding area should be caut

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-16 10:12:06

Dr Michael Schrenko Retires from Family Medical Practice in Lynn

Dr. Michael Schrenko, who operated a family practice at 49 Ocean St., Lynn, for 38 years, was honored at a retirement party Nov. 10 at the Porthole in Lynn. Dr. Schrenko, 69, grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and graduated from Moravian College. He received his medical degree from the Kansas City U

LYNNJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-16 08:00:00

Game on: election date set to replace Thomas McGee in state Senate

A special election to replace state Sen. Thomas M. McGee will be held on Tuesday, March 6. Voters in Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott will choose a new senator as McGee becomes the next mayor of Lynn. The primary is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6. Last week, McGee, who se

DAILY ITEM - 2017-11-16 20:10:10

Special election to fill McGee vacancy March 6

Voters in Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott will elect a new senator on March 6. Under an order adopted by the Senate Thursday, a Feb. 6 primary election will precede the March election as voters choose a successor to Sen. Thomas McGee. On Nov. 7, McGee, who served in the L

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-17 04:57:48

LEO heating up for the winter

LYNN - As winter approaches, fuel and home energy assistance is available to eligible households. Lynn Economic Opportunity, a nonprofit whose mission is to help the needy, offers a program that helps eligible homeowners and renters pay for their winter heating bills. To be eligible for up to $1,100

DAILY ITEM - 2017-11-17 04:46:00

NDCC gives homeless children a place to rest their head

The Notre Dame Children's Class (NDCC) are giving a gift to children many of us might overlook... a bed of one's own. The NDCC's families and students helped raise $2,500 in the past several months to purchase 12 child-sized bed frames for the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless in Lynn. The co

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-16 19:54:49

Simon Santa photo experience at Square One Mall

Simon Malls submitted the following press release Eager children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Simon Malls across New England. Children can whisper wishes and capture photo memories with Santa at the Squa

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-17 13:00:00

Tickets available for Amarillo Community Prayer Breakfast

The Amarillo Community Prayer Breakfast will celebrate its 28th annual event on Nov. 21. David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders and author of numerous best-selling books, will speak at this event. WallBuilders is a national pro-family organization that is dedicated to presenting Americ

KPLC TV - 2017-11-17 16:21:55

Downtown library holding book sale

The downtown library in Amarillo is holding a book sale this weekend. Today from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., a Friends Member Only sale will be held, and books will be sold at $5 per bag. If you want to become a Friends Member, you can purchase a membership at the sale. Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until

KPLC TV - 2017-11-17 16:10:01

Dozens of high school students protest alleged firing of football coach

Dozens of Belton High School students are outside of the school protesting the firing of football coach Al Maxwell. Many students said they are upset that the coach was fired after he allegedly did not report two students he caught smoking marijuana. The students were heard chanting "We want Maxwell

KPLC TV - 2017-11-17 15:36:24

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler weather on the way

Another round of fog this morning will lead to a slow commute, so use caution on the roads and your low beam headlights. Fog will move out by mid-morning leaving the rest of the day with a mix of sun and clouds and high temperatures in the lower 80s. A warmer week for high school football games this

KPLC TV - 2017-11-17 11:35:16