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Kennel expansion discussion continues

Debate on Parker’s Place heard by board of adjustments A commercial dog kennel owner wants to expand her ... Read more | Add your comment

Pandemic not ‘over’ in Boyle County

The COVID-19 positivity rate in Boyle County has subsided, but the pandemic is still lurking. As of Tuesday ... Read more | Add your comment

Logistics issues could delay today’s newspaper delivery

Due to logistics issues, some subscribers may not receive their June 18, 2021, weekend edition of The Advocate-Messenger ... Read more | Add your comment

Water works:
Updates will improve service, could improve property values

On a drive along Perryville Road out of Danville, you can see long blue pipes laid out along ... Read more | Add your comment


Tale of a sad life

BY SHERRON WESTERFIELD Community columnist He was, after all, just a dog. A mixed breed mutt. A cur. Not good for much besides keeping other ... Read more | Add your comment

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‘Kentucky Road’ an avenue of the future for UK student-athletes

The University of Kentucky athletics department is looking ahead and providing a future roadmap for present and future student-athletes. As college programs begin ushering a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Keith Taylor.


Some adults are ruining youth sports

Are the good times really over? That’s what Merle Haggard wanted to know in his 1981 song, and I’m beginning to think they are over ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Friday, June 18, 2021 3:00 pm

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Ephraim McDowell Health and Auxiliaries award scholarships

EMH News release Ephraim McDowell Health announces that it has awarded scholarships to 11 area students who are pursuing careers in health care. The health ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, June 18, 2021 2:31 pm


Brass Band Festival director appreciates those who made event possible

Dear Editor, As the director of the Great American Brass Band Festival, I would like to sincerely express my gratitude to our 2021 sponsors, both ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, June 18, 2021 1:33 pm


CentreWorks LIFTOFF participants featured in gallery hop

Program offers learning for aspiring entrepreneurs CENTREWORKS News release On June 11, the annual gallery hop was hosted by the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County. ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:45 pm


Georgia transfer Wheeler ready to be a leader at UK

The more Sahvir Wheeler talks, the more Kentucky fans love the Georgia transfer who should be a big boost at the point guard position for ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, June 18, 2021 7:46 am


Wildcat players getting full team experience this year

Remember John Calipari mentioning numerous times how much not having a normal offseason hurt his team last season when it went 9-16? Calipari noted how ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, June 18, 2021 7:00 am

Boyle County Schools

Boyle school board looks at SB 128, other topics

The Boyle County Board of Education tackled several agenda items at their June 10 meeting related to staffing and other issues, and how to handle ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:00 pm

Danville Sports

Barnes leads Danville to state semifinals

LEXINGTON — Preston Barnes was ready for anything. When Danville needed a big hit and the fastball came in just above the belt, he was ... Read more

by Mike Marsee, Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:00 pm


Calipari denies latest NBA rumors

John Calipari put an end to the rumors nearly as soon as they began. The Kentucky coach responded to a rumor on Wednesday, a report ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 am


Toppin growing, playing with more confidence during off-season

Jacob Toppin is still growing and Kentucky coach John Calipari took notice when he returned to campus recently. “I definitely think I grew like an ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 am


Fun at the fair

Photos from the Boyle County Fair

The Boyle County Fair is in full swing, and there are numerous events taking place each day. To see a complete schedule, visit Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:27 pm

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Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital nurse honored

EMH News release Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital (EMJBHH) is pleased to recognize and honor one of its nurses for her extraordinary patient care. ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:17 pm

Public records

Boyle County property transfers, June 15

Deeds filed recently in the office of Boyle County Clerk Trille Bottom include: • Stephen P. Kiesler and Sally Statom to Michael Chad Moore, property ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:30 am

Public records

Boyle County court records, June 16

CIVIL JUDGMENTS Civil judgments handed down in Boyle Circuit Court include: • KFBMIC, for Tara Abee vs. Kim Boughton and Johnny Pierce, default judgment for ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:00 am


Freshman linebacker Martez Thrower “physically prepared” to play in the SEC

It is not hard to get coach Rob Stowe to talk about Martez Thrower, his star linebacker at Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Georgia. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:00 am


Danville and Harrodsburg collaborating for Juneteenth events

Danville and Harrodsburg are joining forces to celebrate Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of African American slaves in the U.S., on June 18-19 at Harrodsburg’s ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:00 am

Danville Police Department

Police blotter, June 12-13

This document serves as quick overview of calls the Danville Police Department responded to June 12-13. It does not include every call or detail related ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:44 am


Ephraim McDowell purchases former KSD land

Ephraim McDowell Health Inc. has purchased 3.49 acres of downtown property from Danville, but it doesn’t have definite plans for the site yet. EMH purchased ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:00 am


Danville native Collins leading UK’s defensive backs

Nathan Fuqua was an all-state defensive lineman at Danville High School who knows plenty about the University of Kentucky football program. Fuqua, 1999 Danville graduate, ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:35 am

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Junction City Fire Department moves into new station

The Junction City Fire Department moved into its brand new station at the city’s municipal building on Shelby Street on June 8. And the very ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Monday, June 14, 2021 3:30 pm

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Fiscal court takes care of business

At the regular meeting of the Boyle County Fiscal Court Tuesday, magistrates took care of several items of business. • Appointed Tom Ruby to the ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Monday, June 14, 2021 2:48 pm


GABBF marches past rain and the pandemic

The 31st Annual Great American Brass Band Festival returned to Danville this past Saturday. Even though it was a “scaled-down” version of its former glory ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Monday, June 14, 2021 2:29 pm

Boyle County Sports

Lady Rebels top Johnson Central, 1-0; Face Lewis County Friday

LEXINGTON — When the game that wouldn’t end finally did, Brian Deem figured he had earned a decent meal. Boyle County was moving on in ... Read more

by Mike Marsee, Monday, June 14, 2021 1:51 pm


State Highway Department preparing for milling for projects; use caution in areas

CITY OF DANVILLE News release The State Highway Department’s Contractor is scheduled to begin milling on Stanford Avenue, East Main Street between First and Wilderness, ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Monday, June 14, 2021 11:05 am


Senators should support summer feeding programs

For the 1 in 5 kids who may face hunger today in Kentucky, summer is usually the hungriest time of year. This summer, however, may ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Sunday, June 13, 2021 12:45 pm