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Vaccine clinic at Kroger Field shutting down

As part of the move from mass COVID-19 vaccination sites across Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Kroger Field ... Read more | Add your comment

State reports record-breaking gains in sales, vehicle taxes

Although April state revenue won’t officially be announced until Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear says preliminary data shows the ... Read more | Add your comment

‘Idol is a stepping stone’
Alyssa Wray looks back on American Idol, talks what’s next

After Alyssa Wray was eliminated from American Idol on May 2 and she found she wasn’t in the ... Read more | Add your comment

Plaid Elephant children’s bookstore revitalizing downtown building

At 116 N. Third Street, there stood an underutilized building that had been part of the loan department ... Read more | Add your comment

agriculture

Quarles says ag events are mostly back to normal

News Release Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles has directed Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) staff to support the state’s robust agricultural traditions this ... Read more | Add your comment

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Boyle County

Man arrested driving a stolen tractor

DPD News release A male reported to be driving a stolen Ford tractor without a left wheel that was leaving gauge marks on the U.S. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Public records

Boyle County indictments, Part Two

In Boyle County district court the following people were indicted by a grand jury on April 22: • Zachary Ingram, 26, Danville: receiving a stolen ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:01 am

Opinion

Beshear administration is discriminating against Kentucky Baptist adoption provider

By ANDREW WALKER In some major news on Thursday, headlines in the Courier-Journal reported that the Commonwealth of Kentucky under Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration ended ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Calipari lures Antigua back to UK, adds ‘Chin’ Coleman to staff

A familiar face returned to the Kentucky coaching staff on Thursday. Former assistant coach Orlando Antigua reunited with John Calipari and will fill one of ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:00 am

Public records

Boyle County indictments, Part One

The following people were indicted by a Boyle County grand jury on April 22: • James Pevley, 38, Danville: possession of drug paraphernalia, a syringe; ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:00 am

COVID-19

Quarles calls on Beshear to set a date to reopen state, and ditch goal of 2.5 million vaccinations

As Gov. Andy Beshear continues to call for a total 2.5 million Kentuckians to get their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, using it as ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:23 pm

Sports

Cats land former Covington Catholic sharpshooter Fredrick

Kentucky added a shooting guard to its roster next season as Iowa transfer CJ Fredrick committed to the Wildcats. Fredrick entered the NCAA transfer portal ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:20 pm

Library

Friends of the Library to host nationally ranked DHS Forensics team

BCPL News release The Friends of the Library continue their 2021 programming with a virtual showcase of the nationally ranked Danville High School Forensics Team ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, May 7, 2021 2:00 pm

Sports

The Old Ball Game:
Bluegrass Barons play ‘base ball’ 1869 style

Ben Clouse spent 34 years playing softball, and after retiring, he and his son, along with his son-in-law, found themselves taking in a vintage “base ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Friday, May 7, 2021 11:18 am

economic development

Developing an economic development authority will affect several entities

The Boyle County Fiscal Court wants many questions answered before it considers entering into an economic development agreement with Danville. In fact, some magistrates question ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Friday, May 7, 2021 11:03 am

Opinion

A little moderation on masks could go a long way in rural areas, Kentucky writer tells a national audience

KENTUCKY HEALTH NEWS Writing from Anderson County for The Washington Post, columnist Teri Carter says some advocates of mask wearing go too far for rural ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, May 7, 2021 9:47 am

News

Danville Knights of Columbus present checks to organizations

The Danville Knights of Columbus recently presented checks to two local organizations from the proceeds of their annual Tootsie Roll Drive at Sts. Peter & ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:22 pm

News

Locals recognized as DAR announces Good Citizen awards

News release The St. Asaph Chapter Kentucky Daughters of the American Revolution has announced its DAR Good Citizens. They are: Hope Witt-Hubbard, from Danville Christian ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:03 am

Art Center of the Bluegrass

Art Center unveils new public art map

ACB News release The Art Center of the Bluegrass is celebrating Danville’s arts identity with a new public art map of the downtown area. The ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:19 am

News

It’s Beef Month in the Bluegrass
Kentucky is largest cattle state east of the Mississippi

The Kentucky Beef Council Kentucky’s 38,000 beef producers will celebrate beef during the month of May, as the state legislature has proclaimed May as Beef ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:26 am

Sports

Late UK golfer to be honored at pro tournament

The PGA Tour returns to central Kentucky in July for the Barbasol Championship that will be played July 15-18 at Champions at Keene Trace Golf ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:00 am

Boyle County Schools

Boyle County student achieves perfect ACT score

BOYLE COUNTY SCHOOLS News release Wesley Allahham, son of John and Carla Allahham, a sophomore at Boyle County High School, earned the highest possible ACT ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:16 pm

News

Walker’s Trail Senior Living celebrates grand opening of Memory Car neighborhood

TRILOGY News release Walker’s Trail Senior Living, a Trilogy Senior Living Community located at 100 Davco Drive, is pleased to announce the grand opening of ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:16 pm

Public records

Boyle County property transfers

Deeds filed recently in the office of Boyle County Clerk Trille Bottom include: • Katherine P. and Benjamin K. Cox to Tyler and Lenora Brinegar, ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:09 pm

Public records

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 Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:07 am

Sports

UK standout Jackson goes undrafted

What did Kentucky recruiting coordinator/NFL liaison Vince Marrow think about UK center Drake Jackson not being drafted? Let’s just say he was not the least ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:32 am

Sports

No ordinary Joe: Former EKU coach dies at 79

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference. Several years ago, Joe Blankenship began sending out text messages each morning with a Bible verse ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:53 am

Briefs

Meeting date: Perryville City Council

• Perryville City Council — 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6 at city hall. The meeting is open to the public and face masks are required. Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:48 am

Unemployment

Despite decrease in claims, unemployment insurance issues continue to plague state

BY DANIEL ELLIOTT (R) Kentucky legislative district 54 (Boyle and Casey counties) The past year has been brutal for many Kentucky families, but particularly for ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:42 am

Boyle County Sports

Boyle grad will play extra season at Utah State

The record certainly was not what Emmie Harris wanted for Utah State but that did not keep her from enjoying playing for new coach Kayla ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:14 am

Sports

UK’s Lilley is finalist for Honda Award

Kentucky senior setter Madison Lilley has been named a finalist for the 2020 Honda Award for the sport of volleyball along with Logan Eggleston of ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:00 am