While positive cases of COVID-19 are on the decline, the month of September still proved to be the deadliest month for Hopkins County since the pandemic began in March of 2020. Last month saw 24 Hopkins County residents die from virus related complications, the highest monthly total on record.

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Six people were arrested Tuesday and charged with drug trafficking and controlled substance possession following a search warrant executed at a Madisonville home.

The Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center will have its Bloodmobile in action at an employee blood drive at ResCare Community Living-Outwood on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports on Wednesday:

Longtime area journalist Matt Hughes has been named editor of The Messenger, Publisher Mike Alexieff announced Friday. Hughes replaces Jon Garrett, who resigned after leading the paper for the past two and a half years.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on Wednesday:

The Dawson Springs City Council will meet in a special session at 5:30 p.m. today in council chambers to conduct a second reading of Tax Ordinance 2021-04.

The tax bills for the Dawson Springs Independent School District will be delayed being sent out until Nov. 15 as the district is set to advertise the proposal for a 45 day period, which overlaps into the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office’s normal tax collection time.

Schools are under a lot of pressure to keep the doors open for students, but with districts running increasingly short staffed, some days that is hard to do.

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A father and son team is hoping to provide a boost to the economy in Dawson Springs while simultaneously sharing their expertise.

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Like most school systems in the commonwealth,the Dawson springs Independent School System is struggling to keep its doors open as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in Hopkins County.

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Dawson Springs Police Capt. Lance Nosbusch was one of 23 law enforcement officers to graduate Friday from the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision.

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The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports on Thursday:

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All preschool classes in the Dawson Springs Independent School District have been suspended with hopes potentially resuming on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

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Michael Roche’s case for his alleged involvement in the June 1 shooting of 16-year-old Dakota Carter has now been turned over to a grand jury.

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In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day on Tuesday, Aug. 31, BrightView Madisonville Addiction Treatment Center will host a Community Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the community.

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The Hopkins County Health Department released the following food scores through Aug. 24:

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The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports on Wednesday:

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On a hot summer day, the Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce offered local employees ice cream and snow cones to show their appreciation and to spread a little kindness.

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A Hopkins County Circuit Court grand jury released the following indictments for August:

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While the clock is ticking, time remains to pay delinquent Hopkins County property taxes before a tax sale is held on Oct. 13.

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The Hopkins County Circuit Court released the following grand jury indictments for July:

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A Dawson Springs man, who avoided capture for weeks, was arrested Wednesday by authorities for a variety of gun-related and wanton endangerment charges dating back to mid-July.

Janet Lavon Crick, 80, of Dawson Springs, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Baptist Health Deaconess in Madisonville. Mrs. Crick was born Nov. 26, 1940, to the late William Acie Matheny and Eloise Irene Walker Matheny Alexander. Mrs. Crick worked for several years at Ottenheimer Manufa…

Judy Marie Miller, 76, of Dawson Springs, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville. Mrs. Miller was born July 29, 1945, in Madisonville to the late James C. Sisk and Irene Baker Sisk. She was a 1964 graduate of Union County High School. Mrs. Miller worke…

Billy “Rex” Brewer, 90, of Dawson Springs, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent in Evansville, IN. Mr. Brewer was born Nov. 18, 1930, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, to the late Jesse Brewer and Jenny Bell Tittle Brewer. Mr. Brewer was an industrious man. He owned and oper…

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