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Fiscal Court OKs coal severance funds for fire station

McLean County Fiscal Court approved Tuesday the use of $100,000 in coal severance funds to help bring Sacramento's new fire station to fruition. The new station has been a long time coming for the community and will replace the city's existing fire station, an aging facility that lacks the necessary


Maximize the Joy of Travel

(Family Features) Many facets of travel - the anticipation, the experience and even the return trip - can enhance your mood. It can create an element of the unexpected and give you the opportunity to gain new, memorable experiences. To explore the connection between happiness and travel, and what ma

MESSENGER - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

Family to hold public vigil for man who died in Muhlenberg Detention Center.

The family of a man who died while incarcerated in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center will hold a public vigil Wednesday, Sept. 20 in Greenville. Harold Waymon English Jr., 34, died on June 7 while in a detoxification cell in the Muhlenberg County Jail. The vigil will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bibb


Man found sleeping in his vehicle charged with possession of drugs

A Clifty man was charged with possession of drugs after he allegedly fell asleep in his vehicle Tuesday. Police were called to the Maxfuel on Canton Street for a person passed out in a vehicle and allegedly found Ashley M. Wilson, 34, passed out with the motor running, according to a Hopkinsville po

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-19 03:37:00

Caldwell/Lyon Baptist Association annual meeting set for next week

Representatives from the 40 churches of the Caldwell/Lyon Baptist Association will gather for the 93rd annual meeting of the association next week. The annual meeting is set for Monday, Sept. 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, at two local churches. Midway Baptist Church, located at 4184 Ky. 126 in Princeto

PRINCETON TIMES LEADER - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Police: URI assistant basketball coach arrested at arena

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - Police say an assistant basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island was arrested at an arena after a disturbance involving members of the team. WPRI-TV reports that a South Kingstown police report says Tyron Boswell faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct

MESSENGER - 2017-09-18 22:47:41

State, federal authorities proposing new rules on Equifax

NEW YORK (AP) - State and federal authorities are proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and the entire credit monitoring industry after the company announced that personal information like Social Security numbers of about 143 million Americans was exposed. This is on top of the lawsuits alre

MESSENGER - 2017-09-18 22:12:37

Madisonville businesswoman dies in Saturday crash

The Kentucky State Police is investigating a weekend vehicle accident that took the lives of a prominent area businesswoman and an elderly Indiana resident. Sonja Adams, 40, of Nortonville was killed at approximately 3:40 p.m. Saturday near the Mortons Gap exit of Interstate 69 when her Toyota sedan

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-20 13:15:00

Madisonville, Dawson Springs police release latest crime reports

The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports this week: Alexus J. Floyd, 18, Dawson Springs, was charged Sept. 12 with theft by unlawful taking or disposition shoplifting under $500 and tampering with physical evidence. Carroll J. Reeves, 45, Dawson Springs, was charged Wedn


A trip to yesterday with my friend Freddie

Good morning, Earlington, One of the most enjoyable aspects of working on the history of Earlington families in the "Gone but not Forgotten" books has been learning more about people I grew up with and those I grew up hearing about from my parents and grandparents. I've enjoyed visiting old (and new

MESSENGER - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Water plant project behind schedule

Slow progress on the long-awaited McLean County Regional Water Plant is causing frustration with members of the McLean County Regional Water Commission. According to Commission Secretary Ronnie Dame, contractors now have until Nov. 18 to finish the project, "at least in the sense of substantial comp


Sweet Feet Wine Tasting scheduled for Tuesday

Jenny Lee Menser, The Messenger A strand of Edison lights lines the barn at Mahr Park during the 2016 Sweet Feet Wine and Dessert tasting. Tickets to this year's event, which will take place Tuesday at Mahr Park, can be purchased by calling 270-824-1476. Jenny Lee Menser, The Messenger Around 200 in

MESSENGER - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

County discusses layout of complex

A 2013-proposed Hopkins County Regional Sports Complex layout included nine baseball fields, two feature/soccer fields and three soccer fields. Hopkins County Fiscal Court is now looking into creating a similar complex with at least eight fields capable of tournament play. A definite plan for a long

MESSENGER - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

North Hopkins water deal to be delayed, still on

For the time being, it appears Webster County Water District (WCWD) plans to start selling water to the North Hopkins Water District (NHWD) may be delayed, but they are still moving forward. The two rural water districts began talks in earnest back in January, when officials sat down to begin workin

JOURNALENTERPRISE.COM - 2017-09-20 16:14:00

KYTC: CSX Rail Crossing Work Schedule for Webster, Hopkins & Christian Counties

CSX Railroad is continuing highway, road, and street closures for rail crossing upgrades at several locations through parts of Webster, Hopkins and Christian Counties on the following schedule. Closed- Expected to reopen Wednesday Morning, Sept 20 Slaughters-Elmwood Road near Slaughters in Webster C

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-19 01:50:00

County high schools set bar for cooperation

Hopkins County Schools' secondary education division received high esteem this week by the district board of education. In their first collaborative report of the school year, principals from Hopkins County Central High School, Madisonville North Hopkins High School, Hopkins County Career and Techno

MESSENGER - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Sharkey's changes hands as founders retire

Customers are like family to Lowell and Shellia Sharkey. Nearly 40 years ago, the couple started Sharkey's Westside Service in a yellow, brick-front building two blocks from the shop's current location at 820 W. Noel Ave. Lowell, originally from Indiana, and Shellia, a Madisonville native, went on t

MESSENGER - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

City council approves tax rate increase

During a Monday meeting, City Council approved a slight increase in tangible personal property tax for 2017 -- from 18.02 cents to 21.52 cents per $100 of assessed value. Unchanged are the tax rates for real estate, at 12 cents per $100 of assessed value, and motor vehicle/watercraft tax at 15 cents

MESSENGER - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Fall Fest set for Saturday in Livermore

Celebrate the autumn season with the Livermore Hill Street Fall Fest Saturday. Hill Street will be blocked off from Third to Sixth streets for the festival, a collaboration between the city of Livermore and Poole's Pharmacy Care. The "autumnal equinox is, classically around the world, a time to cele


Geocachers to clean up City Park on Saturday

Area residents looking to "cache in" on a bit of community service while taking home a trinket or two can do both this weekend in a one-of-a-kind treasure hunt at the Madisonville City Park. The inaugural "Cache In, Trash Out" geocaching event will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Geocaching, muc

MESSENGER - 2017-09-21 05:00:00