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Expert advises second look before disturbing fawns

Allen, director of Nurture to Nature and facilitator for the Western Kentucky Raptor Center, said she spends most of her time during fawn season fielding calls from concerned people and picking up fawns. She said people are typically good about following her advice when they see a lone fawn, but som


BC-US--Racetrack-Body Found,2nd Ld-Writethru, US

BC-US--Racetrack-Body Found, 2nd Ld-Writethru,129Ex-boyfriend arrested in woman's killing at Belmont ParkEds: APNewsNow. Updates with arrest, victim worked in the stable.

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Batteries not included: Local toy maker uses talent to spread joy

Randall Lytle, of Beaver Dam, estimates that he has made more than 100,000 wooden toys and tools since the 1960s. While he said that he’s saving some of his creations for his grandchildren and family, he has given many away to children in Ohio County.


Local farm provides wide variety of produce for Owensboro market

While some of the market's vendors specialize in a few garden favorites, Kenny Davis of Golden Red Sunflower Produce Farm likes to grow just about every kind of vegetable. This summer he is already or will be harvesting tomatoes, peppers, seedless watermelons, green beans, okra, beets, cabbage, carr


Seven sensational regional pizzas you can find right here at home

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Since Italian immigrants brought the humble pizza pie to the United States over a hundred years ago, it has spread over our great nation. Like any good naturalized species, it put down roots in multiple locations and started evolving into distinct local varieties. As travel and c

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Fire departments making changes to mitigate firefighters' cancer risk

The self-contained breathing apparatus, or "air pack," is a major piece of safety equipment, protecting firefighters from being knocked down immediately by incapacitating smoke and preventing them from breathing carcinogens released in fires. But air packs have been shown to not be enough to protect


Chris Bozarth: 'a good fit' for OPS top maintenance position

Bozarth will officially start with the district July 2, at which point he will spend a few weeks shadowing William Smith, the current OPS director of maintenance who will retire in August.


KSP investigating alleged illegal activity at VFW in Webster County

According to a news release, state troopers along with Todd Jones, a Fish and Wildlife Officer, executed a search warrant at the VFW in Providence.


Man accused of robbing gas station, attacking homeowner

A Madisonville man is in custody after allegedly robbing a gas station and threatening a homeowner with a machete Wednesday.According to a Madisonville Police Department report, Officer Joe Keelin responded to a robbery at the Marathon gas station on 600 W. Noel Ave. at approximately 7:45 p.m. on We


Police charge man with assaulting daughter

A Hopkinsville man was charged with assault and a woman was charged with abuse Friday.David J. Rang, 20, was charged with first-degree assault after his 4-month-old daughter was found to have been assaulted, said Hopkinsville police, adding Kayla L. Newton, 22, Hopkinsville, was also charged with f


Appropriate words this Father's Day weekend

My credo for a long time has been, "I'm doing the best I can."Though I never heard him say those exact words, my dad personified that suggestion.His best was sometimes far from perfect; but he made the most of what was available, giving a full measure of love to his family.


Police: Man charged after leaving child in hot vehicle

Eric M. Johnston, 36, left his ten-year-old son in a vehicle that was not running for approximately 40 minutes, according to a Hopkinsville police report. The temperature was 89 degrees with a heat index of 95.


1 of 3 men arrested after allegedly pistol-whipping woman

A man was arrested Thursday afternoon on South Main Street after pistol-whipping a woman on May 17, according to a Hopkinsville Police report.Chase Cooper, 28, Hopkinsville, and two other suspects waved down two girls on Butler Road on May 17 as Cooper blocked them in a driveway with his vehicle, ac


Providence VFW raided, charges pending

The Kentucky State Police released a statement on Friday confirming that the Providence Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 5484 (VFW) had been raided by the KSP, ABC, and Fish and Wildlife Officer on May 30.Alcohol and money was seized at the scene, and charges are pending.“The questions seems to be who e


Restaurants sing praises of Sounds Around Town

Downtown restaurant owners voiced their support of Madisonville's live music events Friday, saying that they generate traffic for their businesses.Summer Crick, Madisonville's community development director, said that she believes attendance is increasing for Sounds Around Town on Friday nights and


Kentucky Police searching for escaped inmate on work release

HARTFORD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they are searching for an inmate who escaped after he left jail for court-approved work release.A State Police news release says 44-year-old Jeffery N. Howard of Reynolds Station was being held in the Ohio County Detention Center in Hartford for non-vio


Woman shot on Perry Street

A woman was shot on Perry Street just after 1 a.m. Saturday.The woman, whose name has not been released, was shot in the hip, according to Hopkinsville police, adding the woman was flown to a Nashville hospital. The extent of her injuries is unknown.


Traffic stop leads to weapons, paraphernalia charges

A recent traffic stop on a county man led to multiple charges, according to Princeton Police Department reports released Friday.The latest charge came Tuesday in the form of a Caldwell County warrant for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police reported.The incident began at 9:39 a.m. Fr


DiFabio's closes after two decades

A Madisonville establishment has closed its doors after 23 years in business.DiFabio's Casapela opened in March 1995, serving a variety of classic Italian dishes, signature entrees and gourmet desserts, all made from scratch at 17 W. Center St.Owner Pete DiFabio said he and wife Laura decided to ope