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There is one thing that can’t be stopped by a global pandemic — the domination of the Dawson Springs High School Academic Team.

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Just as residents begin to emerge from this week’s heavy snowfall, more inclement weather seems to be headed toward Hopkins County.

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Ice, sleet nor snow has stopped the COVID-19 vaccination process for residents in Hopkins County, according to local health care agencies overseeing the process.

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As Old Man Winter delivered a heavy punch to the commonwealth Monday, the local Salvation Army says it’s hunkered down and prepared to assist those in needs as predictions for the week call for more inclement weather.

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The City of Madisonville’s Zoning Department has confirmed approval has been sought by a healthcare clinic to operate in the old Family Video location in Madisonville at the intersection of Main and East Arch streets.

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The City of Dawson Springs conducted a virtual meeting on Friday morning so that residents could dial into the meeting and ask any questions they may have had regarding an application with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for financial assistance.

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The Madisonville Community College Aviation Program is still working through barriers brought on by COVID-19 but is making progress toward utilizing space at Madisonville Regional Airport.

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Madisonville’s summer concert series is back on the schedule — albeit with a different format as headliners like Brett Michaels and En Vogue are set to perform over the July 4th weekend at City Park.

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Hopkins County, along with the rest of western Kentucky, is preparing for winter weather predicted to impact the area today and Thursday.

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While exact details of the date International Automotive Components plans to close its Madisonville plant, a spokesperson for the company confirmed a shutdown of operations is on the horizon.

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The Hopkins County Fiscal Court approved amendments to the Hopkins County Jail policy on Tuesday after being presented with the changes in a public safety committee meeting earlier this year.

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The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications for their next academy class and changing protocol in an effort to offer troopers a post assignment closer to home.

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Having a voice for every child going through the court system is what the Court Appointed Special Advocate organizations hopes to one day accomplish, and volunteers are the key to achieving that goal.

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The Commonwealth of Kentucky began its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine with Phase 1a last month. While the vaccine has proven controversial, several Dawson Springs natives made the decision to be vaccinated.

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A food bank distribution will take place on Monday at the corner of Main Street and Railroad Avenue in Dawson Springs beginning at 9:30 a.m. and going until 11 a.m. — or until supplies are depleted.

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The Hopkins County Fiscal Court has until May to show progress in setting up broadband services in the county before applying for more Delta Regional Authority grants.

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The Hopkins County Genealogical Society has mailed out flyers to all residents in Hopkins County to announce their second deadline for the upcoming Hopkins County Family History Book set for Wednesday, March 31.

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General Electric Aviation has been awarded a contract for $111.9 million and a contract for $101 million from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to produce T408 engines.

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As many residents struggle with basic needs, they often find themselves continually searching for assistance.

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COVID-19 vaccinations were offered and administered to staff at Dawson Springs Independent School staff starting Wednesday, according to Supt. Leonard Whalen.

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Since March of last year, Baptist Health Blood Bank has not been able to have blood drives due to COVID-19.

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Last week, the Kentucky Supreme Court extended their restrictions of jury trials, grand juries, show cause dockets, judicial sales and in-person meetings of Kentucky Court of Justice committees, commissions, task forces and boards due to COVID-19.

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Gabrielle Workman of Dawson Springs has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Evansville for the Fall 2020 semester. Workman is majoring in Music Therapy at UE.

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In the parking lot of White Plains City Hall last week, a group of people from different community organizations worked together to divide up the food the city donated to their organizations.

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