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Princeton police report recent activity

The Princeton Police Department has reported the following activity: Jake A. Poling, 26, of North Darby Street, was arrested at 8:03 a.m. Monday on a Caldwell County bench warrant for failure to appear. Andrea M. Breedlove, 29, address unknown, was arrested at 8:29 p.m. Sunday on a charge of third

PRINCETON TIMES LEADER - 2017-09-20 15:27:00

Man pleads not guilty in murder

A Princeton man accused of shooting a relative to death earlier this year made his appeared in Lyon Circuit Court on Monday for arraignment. Indicted Aug. 7 on charges of murder and several counts of theft, Earnest J. Atwood, 19, entered a plea of not guilty to all counts. The charges against Atwood

PADUCAH SUN - 2017-09-20 05:15:00

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


On taxes & tobacco: Tax rate hearing snafu costs district $14,000

The Dawson Springs Independent Schools board had a public tax rate hearing and then a special-called meeting on Thursday night. Although the school board hosted a tax rate hearing and adopted a tax rate of 69.3 cents in its meeting, a legal technicality has forced the district to accept the real est


Hopkins County Sheriff's Department earns accreditation

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Department for the first time ever is an accredited law enforcement agency, according to a news release from the department. The department received its certificate of accreditation on Thursday at the Kentucky Sheriff's Association annual conference in Bowling Green. Wha


Jr./Sr. High School named to Winners' Circle

Dawson Springs Jr./Sr. High School was one of 10 Kentucky public schools to be recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education for outstanding teaching and learning conditions. "(This is a) very nice accomplishment for our jr./sr. high," said Dawson Springs Superintendent Lenny Whalen. These Winn


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

IDA agrees to look at allowing archery team to use Carhartt building

Webster County's archery program may be one step closer to having its own home, thanks to an vote last Tuesday by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA), the county appointed board that officially owns the building. But archers and boosters shouldn't hold their breath quite yet, as the issue is

JOURNALENTERPRISE.COM - 2017-09-20 16:15:00

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

Motorcycle wreck in McCracken injures two

Two people were injured and one of them was cited to court following a motorcycle wreck Sunday in McCracken County. Ronald G. Ledbetter Jr. and Marissa Ledbetter, both of Tiline, were injured when the motorcycle Roger Ledbetter was driving crashed on Clark's River Road around 3 a.m., McCracken Sgt.

PADUCAH SUN - 2017-09-18 06:48:06

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

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

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

Stabbing victim's name, new details released

A identify of the man reportedly stabbed Tuesday morning in downtown Hopkinsville was revealed in a Hopkinsville police report. William Catus, 54, Hopkinsville, was walking on South Virgina Street in the area of the veteran's clinic when he was approached by a man who allegedly stabbed him in the st

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-20 22:29:00

Accused PJ's shooter may be released pending trial

Stevie L. Bacon (left) speaks to his attorney, Michael Thompson, after being denied furlough Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court.Melissa Pettitt | Kentucky New Era A man accused in an April shooting at a nightclub may soon be granted pretrial release on an ankle monitor. Stevie L. Bacon, 27, is cha

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-20 21:16:00

Report: Taco Bell disturbance led to drugs, gun charges

A disturbance call led to drugs and gun charges for a Hopkinsville man at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday on Phelps Avenue, according to a Hopkinsville police report. Dispatchers received a call from Taco Bell on West Seventh Street and were given a vehicle description of a gold Mercury Grand Marquis in connectio

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-20 16:08:00

KNE Editorial: City commended for immediacy and transparency

In wake of a recent internal investigation that led to the resignation of a Hopkinsville police officer, we thought it was appropriate to recognize the city of Hopkinsville for how the situation was handled - both during and after the investigation. When news of officer Jason Brent's resignation was

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-20 13:42:00