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Stanford mayor dies in mowing accident

Tragedy struck Stanford Tuesday afternoon. According to Lincoln County Coroner Farris Marcum, Stanford Mayor Scottie Ernst was killed ... Read more | Add your comment

Caboose removed from Junction City, headed for northern Kentucky

The caboose that sat in the middle of Junction City for the past 25 years has moved 130 ... Read more | Add your comment

‘What we face is very, very real,’ Beshear says of 576 new cases

Kentucky had nearly a record number of new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, according to figures released ... Read more | Add your comment

Canoe, kayak scavenger hunt to benefit local United Way

A scavenger hunt on Cedar Creek Lake in Lincoln County is the latest innovative way that Heart of ... Read more | Add your comment


Curbside Careers aims to help local job seekers Thursday

Searching for a job during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t easy, but a collaboration between several local organizations is hoping to provide more options for job ... Read more | Add your comment

by Zac Oakes.


Danville names interim city manager

The city of Danville has named an interim city manager. Earl Coffey, who is currently the municipal utilities engineer for the city, was appointed to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Advocate-Messenger.


Returning to the classroom has more questions than answers

Like many of you, I’ve been curiously watching and reading as more information about what the return to school classrooms may look like this fall ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:53 am


Nation’s coin shortage hits home

Those who visited area retailers over the weekend may have noticed signs announcing a nationwide coin shortage. “Attention customers: The U.S. is currently experiencing a ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:48 am


COVID cases continue upward, more children being infected

While the number of new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky dropped on Monday, but Gov. Andy Beshear says the number doesn’t tell the true ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:52 am


Former UK star Bowden conducts youth football camp

Not only did Lynn Bowden return from Las Vegas to conduct a youth football camp in Somerset Saturday night, but he apparently would like to ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, July 13, 2020 6:57 am


Lexington Avenue Baptist Church bells refurbished

The 79-year-old, 11 bronze bells in the belfry at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church are getting much-needed refurbishing this summer. “They’re well past time to get ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Monday, July 13, 2020 6:42 am


Aug. 26 will be first day of school for Boyle County

The Boyle County Board of Education approved an amended school calendar at a special-called meeting Tuesday night in which the opening day of school was ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Monday, July 13, 2020 6:35 am


Kentucky nears 20,000 total COVID cases

Kentucky is closing in on 20,000 total cases of the coronavirus, according to figures released by Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday. Beshear said there were ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Monday, July 13, 2020 6:28 am

Danville Sports

Pittman inducted into Danville athletics hall of fame

Being inducted into the Danville High School Athletics Hall of Fame is something that Molly Pittman admits is “priceless” to her and why she intends ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, July 13, 2020 6:25 am


It’s not all about our comfort
Get a COVID test for yourself, and for those you love

I’ve washed my hands a thousand times in recent weeks, and I hope you have, too. Hand sanitizer is something I’ve always used, but lately, ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Friday, July 10, 2020 12:16 pm

Boyle County

Hybrid school plan aims to provide options for students and parents

At a time when there is a lot of uncertainty and concern about the reopening of schools, the Boyle County Board of Education approved the ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Friday, July 10, 2020 11:14 am

Boyle County

McDowell House museum to be featured on KET Saturday

Danville’s McDowell House will be featured on KET’s “Kentucky Life” series at 8 p.m. Saturday. It will air several more times throughout the week until ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Friday, July 10, 2020 11:11 am

Boyle County

Shepherd’s House receives donation from ACLU due to re-entry work

A local intensive outpatient drug treatment program received a surprise donation recently — $12,500 from the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky. Roger Fox, director ... Read more

by Bobbie Curd, Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:19 pm

Boyle County

Our farmers’ faces: Jimmy Elliott

Jimmy Elliott is a “super grain” farmer who grows his sorghum crop to produce sweet sorghum syrup for toast and biscuits. And now he’s using ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:26 pm

Boyle County

Guthrie says second coronavirus relief bill is possible, but details are cloudy

U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie said he thinks the need may exist for a second round of federal coronavirus relief, but right now, what that may ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:15 pm


KSP boss quizzed on handling of effigy incident at Capitol

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer admitted his agency dropped the ball when Gov. Andy Beshear was hung in effigy during a Second Amendment protest ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:39 am


Boyle County seeing rise in COVID-19 cases;
68 total with 20 active

Boyle County has seen a recent uptick in the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19. Blevins said the health department is monitoring 20 active ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:06 pm


Aug. 26 to be first day of school for Boyle County

The Boyle County Board of Education approved an amended school calendar at a special-called meeting Tuesday night in which the opening day of school was ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:45 am


Weston elected to LWV of Kentucky board of directors

Susan Perkins Weston has been appointed as a director of the League of Women Voters of Kentucky. “I have always loved the League’s thoughtful energetic ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:24 am


Boil water advisory lifted

A boil water advisory that was issued for the areas of Bluegill Road, Woodhaven Road and Crystal Springs Road in Danville has now been lifted. Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:45 am


Nurses need more than PPE

By RICH BLUNI, RN Across the U.S., coronavirus infection rates are surging, with no end in sight. If you’re a nurse, you may feel like ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:50 pm


Another spike puts state at more than 17,000 COVID cases      

The number of cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky has now topped the 17,000 mark, with another big spike over the weekend, according to data ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:54 am


Ky. Chamber of Commerce starts campaign to help substance abusers

One of the major obstacles to dealing with substance abuse is the stigma it still has among many people, so the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce ... Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:01 am


Citizens outline demands for racial justice

Between 75 and 100 people gathered outside at Pioneer Playhouse Thursday for a community forum to talk about changes they want to see in the ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Monday, July 6, 2020 2:35 pm


Hulette honored by local African American historical society

By BRENDA S. EDWARDS Contributing writer Barbara Hulette was recognized Saturday by the Danville-Boyle County African-American Historical Society for her preservation work with the society. ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Monday, July 6, 2020 2:30 pm


Kentucky and Indiana a natural rivalry that needs to be revived

I agree with Dick Vitale. Earlier this week, the veteran ESPN commentator made it known he wants to see Kentucky and Indiana put aside their ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Monday, July 6, 2020 11:46 am