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Kentucky surpasses 2,000 deaths; first 12,000 vaccines will go to hospitals

Kentucky has now surpassed 2,000 in COVID-19 related deaths, while total cases have topped 190,000, Gov. Andy Beshear ... Read more | Add your comment

Boyle County elementary students won’t return in person next week

Boyle County Schools news release In conjunction with the Boyle County Health Department, Boyle County Schools reviewed the ... Read more | Add your comment

Couple arrested, charged with murder

An attempted robbery in Rockcastle County led law enforcement to the truck that was stolen from a Lincoln ... Read more | Add your comment

Parksville man is finalist in contest for talented bearded men

In a YouTube video, Parksville resident Corbin Musso plays a guitar and sings a song about a man ... Read more | Add your comment


UK freezes tuition, fees for spring semester

University of Kentucky tuition and fees will remain frozen for the spring semester. “During the fall semester, we capped tuition and mandatory fees for all ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.

Boyle County

Boyle fire department involved in lawsuits

A former Boyle County firefighter has sued the county fire chief, the fire protection district and another individual claiming they “engaged in a pattern of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Robin Hart.


Cats can boost bowl resume with win over South Carolina in finale

Mark Stoops knows what it will take to reach the postseason for a fifth straight season and defeating South Carolina Saturday would boost Kentucky’s resume. ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Friday, December 4, 2020 12:50 pm

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Local restaurants apply for relief funds

The application portal for locally-owned, independent restaurants and bars across the state of Kentucky to apply for the Kentucky Restaurant and Bar Relief Fund opened ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Thursday, December 3, 2020 3:56 pm


More important than ever to support local

As we approach Christmas and the start of a new year while facing a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever to support local. Because ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:41 pm


Two sought for questioning in connection to murder

WAYNESBURG – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate two individuals wanted for questioning in relation to the homicide on Clear Fork Road ... Read more

by Abigail Whitehouse, Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:27 am

Boyle County Sports

Game canceled, Rebels advance as COVID takes out Rowan County

By MIKE MARSEE Contributing Writer Boyle County has advanced to the state football semifinals without playing a down after its third-round opponent was forced to ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:32 am


County now expecting less FEMA grant money than hoped for

Boyle County will have spent all of its allotted federal economic impact grant by the end of this month. Officials are bracing for a significant ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:25 am


Boyle County indictments

The following people were indicted by a Boyle County grand jury on Nov. 19: • Daniel Liponi, 34, Frankfort: second-degree wanton endangerment of an officer. ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:37 am


Lincoln coroner called to ‘gruesome’ murder scene in Waynesburg; Police searching for stolen vehicle from the scene

Sheriff’s office working to locate stolen truck WAYNESBURG – A murder investigation is underway in Lincoln County after a man was beaten to death in ... Read more

by Abigail Whitehouse, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:31 am


21 positive COVID cases reported in Boyle jail

The coronavirus has infiltrated the Boyle County Detention Center. As of Monday afternoon, 21 inmates were in quarantine for testing positive for COVID-19. The highest ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:26 am


Fire department toy program sees changes due to COVID-19

The Danville Fire Department Toy Program, which usually allows applicants to write down what toys their children want for Christmas for firefighters to buy, will ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:23 am


Danville site latest to earn build-ready certification

A tract within Danville’s John H. Stigall Business Center marks the latest addition to Kentucky’s Build-Ready program, which offers sites equipped to help businesses move ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 am


Danville to hold Christmas parade adapted to pandemic

Editor’s note: The parade has been canceled due to a lack of entries, according to the City of Danville’s Facebook page.  The Heart of Danville ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:04 am


Struggling Wildcats fall to Kansas, drop second game in a row

Kentucky coach John Calipari praised Kansas for its ability to defeat the Wildcats Tuesday night. Following a disappointing 76-64 setback to Richmond Sunday, the Wildcats ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:17 am


The most wonderful time of the year

It is no hidden fact this year has been particularly hard for many Americans, Kentuckians, neighbors, even friends and family. The joy that would normally ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:18 pm

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‘On top of the world’: Wray to travel to New York for theater program

Alyssa Wray is headed to the bright lights of New York City. Wray is the daughter of Perryville councilman Chad Blackwell. He has helped raise ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:14 pm

Art Center of the Bluegrass

Local nonprofits participate in GoodGiving Challenge

The GoodGiving Challenge, an annual fundraising campaign hosted by the Blue Grass Community Foundation, will take place between Dec. 1 and Dec. 7 and is ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:07 pm


Elzy learning as UK’s interim head coach

By Larry Vaught Vaught’s Views After her brilliant high school career at Oldham County, Kyra Elzy left the state to play basketball for Pat Summitt ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:31 pm


Digital divide means Ky. kids risk falling behind

Risks grow as pandemic limits in-person instruction By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service More than 1 in 3 students of color in the Commonwealth, and ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:15 pm


Bake-A-Long club keeps 4-H’ers in the kitchen during pandemic

Club provides return to normalcy, everyday life By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky A University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service club is keeping young people ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:12 pm

Boyle County

Boyle County property transfers

Deeds filed recently in the office of Boyle County Clerk Trille Bottom include: • Gary and Patricia King to Tharen Stevens and Teresa Bottoms, 19.4 ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:27 am

Boyle County

Boyle County court records

DISTRICT COURT Cases handled recently in Boyle District Court, listed by name, charge, fine and jail sentence, where applicable, include the following. Court costs also ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:25 am


Legislature must prioritize business recovery

By Ashli Watts, President, Kentucky Chamber Brent Cooper, President, Northern Kentucky Chamber Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, President, Greater Louisville, Inc. Bob Quick, President, Commerce Lexington 2020 has ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Monday, November 30, 2020 2:29 pm


Perryville hosts Christmas parade

The city of Perryville celebrated the holiday season Saturday evening with a Christmas parade. The parade made its way through downtown, as well as neighborhood ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Monday, November 30, 2020 2:22 pm


Winter weather to arrive Monday afternoon

Much of Kentucky is expected to see the first accumulating snow of the season over the next couple days. The National Weather Service offices in ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Monday, November 30, 2020 2:10 pm


Traffic stop leads to police chase; suspect found with drugs and cash

A Sunday evening traffic stop turned into a police chase. Danville Police stopped a vehicle for traffic violations near the intersection of S. 2nd Street ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Monday, November 30, 2020 12:56 pm