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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

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

Putting history in the driver's seat

For 86-year-old Charles Grimes, showing cars is a family affair. The bright red 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint he and his children and grandchildren had on display Saturday at the Kentucky Wesleyan College All-American Club Classic Car and Truck Show is sort of a part of that family. Grimes, who lives in H


Two dead in I-69 wrong-way crash

MORTONS GAP, Ky. - Two people are dead after a head-on collision in Hopkins County Saturday afternoon. Kentucky State Police said Maynard W. Pemberton, 80, of Cedar Lake, Ind. was driving the wrong way through a one-lane construction area on I-69 when his vehicle struck that of Sonja L. Adams, 40,

EVANSVILLE COURIER-PRESS - 2017-09-17 22:55:20

2 killed in head-on collision on Interstate 69 in Kentucky

MORTONS GAP, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say two drivers are dead in a head-on collision on Interstate 69. State Police say in a news release that the accident occurred Saturday in Hopkins County. The statement says 80-year-old Maynard W. Pemberton of Cedar Lake, Indiana, was driving northbound

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-17 21:01:04

St Michael Feast Day Is Sunday

St. Michael Catholic Church in Sebree will hold their annual Feast Day Festival on Sunday, September 24 from noon to 4:00 p.m. The entire community is invited for great food and family fun.This annual fundraiser helps raise money for St. Michael's ministry throughout the year. To kick off feast da

CPCNEWSPAPERS.COM - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

13-yr-old injured in moped crash

A minor was injured after a crash in Calhoun. KSP told us they responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 3300 block of KY 815 right outside of Calhoun. Troopers told us a 13-year-old was driving southbound on his moped on KY 815 when he tried to turn left onto a driveway, but drove into the path of a

14NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 00:28:21

Lighthouse runs at Flashrock Invite

BOYS' RESULTS FLASHROCK INVITATIONAL Invitational Race East Central 90 Warren Central 97 Seymour 106 DeKalb 121 Delta 189 Marion 212 Norwell 214 Lebanon 233 Indpls. Scecina 241 Shelbyville 246 Park Tudor 293 Western Boone 315 Connersville 358 Columbus East 364 Randolph Southern 408 Beech Grove 411 H

HERALD TIMES - 2017-09-16 21:20:51

Brown County couple fighting seizure of land for bridge, trail

Gary and Sheila Oliver have nothing against the 3.7-mile recreational path being built in Nashville. But they do object to the county's plan to install a historic highway-grade bridge in their yard that will span Salt Creek, taking a third of an acre of the Olivers' property. "That bridge would be 1

HERALD TIMES - 2017-09-17 03:50:00

Eastern boys 7th, girls 12th at South Knox Invite

BOYS' RESULTS SOUTH KNOX INVITATIONAL Castle 50 Barr-Reeve 93 Gibson Southern 124 South Knox 125 Clay City 155 Evans. Mater Dei 201 Eastern Greene 212 Evansville Central 215 Evansville North 216 Pike Central 226 Linton 243 Washington 292 Shakamak 320 Loogootee 322 Vincennes Lincoln 360 North Knox 50

HERALD TIMES - 2017-09-16 22:00:54

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

Teen injured in Calhoun crash

An Owensboro teen was injured Sunday in a two-vehicle collision in the 3300 block of KY 815 in Calhoun. Kevin Mauro, 13, of Owensboro was traveling southbound on KY 815 on a moped when he turned into the path of a Chevrolet Equinox while attempting a turn into a driveway, according to a Kentucky Sta


Singing a song of generosity

"Owensboro Cares," a benefit concert scheduled for the night of Sept. 29 at the Owensboro Convention Center, will aid relief efforts for people affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. According to a Spectra Venue Management news release, the event will feature performances by the Nashville party ban


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

Police: Man shot in the leg after answering his front door

The man, whose name has not been released, told police he answered his front door and was shot in the leg. Two men reportedly shot multiple rounds at his home, said Hopkinsville police. Police found out about the shooting when the man showed up at the hospital, said police, adding his injuries are n

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-19 16:34:00

Man allegedly hid spice from police

A Hopkinsville man was charged with tampering with physical evidence and possession of synthetic drugs Monday morning on East 21st Street. Patrick L. Safford, 34, was stopped by police after he allegedly circled the James Village parking lot. He reportedly fled on foot and was found by a police K9 h

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-19 03:36:00

NatureFest brings fun, lessons at Jeffers Bend

Even though she was scared of the soil tunnel Saturday in NatureFest at Jeffers Bend, a Hopkinsville child kept running through it. The soil tunnel consisted of a series of panels that shows what can be found under the dirt, such as roots, insects and vegetables. There was cloth draped all around th

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-18 05:14:00