Friday is a holiday of sorts for the town of Dawson Springs as the 73rd Annual BBQ Festival officially gets underway.

The Dawson Springs City Council met in regular session on Tuesday July 20 and approved first reading of amended Ordinance 2021-03 where it addresses trash in order to purchase a new garbage truck. If second reading is passed, an increase of $3 per month in rates will be added to each housing…

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Following water leaks that forced a delay, the Dawson Springs City Pool is officially open for business seven days a week through August 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

On Sunday, the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts will be holding a reception for the new “Carryin’ on the Tradition XI” quilt exhibit, which will be on display until Sept. 3.

After repairs to leaks, the Dawson Springs City Pool reopened for the summer on Tuesday, according to an update provided by the City of Dawson Springs.

The Dawson Springs Board of Education went into closed session at its meeting on Thursday in order to discuss the annual evaluation of the district’s leader, Superintendent Leonard Whalen.

Now that COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, Dawson Springs is bringing back the Mule and Draft Horse Days this Friday and Saturday at the Trail Town Agricultural Activities Complex.

Through an affiliation with the Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation, GroWest and Sprocket, Inc., the Innovation Station will be hosting a 40-week computer coding lab for up to 24 students that could lead those completing the training into gainful employment in the so…

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Encouraging underrepresented students to further their education and inspiring a love for learning is why Madisonville Community College hosts its GLAD camp.

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The Annual BarBQ Homecoming will be held on Friday, July 23 in downtown Dawson Springs. For 73 years, the “BarBQ,” as referred to by Dawsonians, has been held on the fourth Friday in July as a fundraiser for the Dawson Springs Community Center.

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It has been a week since 16-year-old Dakota Carter was shot and killed at his parents’ home in Dawson Springs. One arrest has been made in connection with the shooting, but Kentucky State Police say the investigation is continuing.

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Understanding this past year was anything but normal for students, schools across Hopkins County are offering summer classes to help kids better prepare for the fall.

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Now that summer has begun, the Hopkins County School system and the Hopkins County Family YMCA have begun their summer meal programs.

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Dawson Springs High School conducted commencement exercises for the Class of 2021 on Wednesday, May 26, as 45 graduates were awarded high school diplomas, while Senior Dylan Dawson also received an Associate of Applied Science degree from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

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The Hopkins County grand jury released the following indictments for May:

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The Professional Woman’s Club of Dawson Springs will be accepting applications for the Miss Dawson Springs pageant through Friday. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at Dawson Springs High School.

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The investigation into the shooting of 16-year-old Dakota Carter is now entering day two as the Kentucky State Police canvassed the Dawson Springs neighborhood and are following up on tips received.

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A Dawson Springs teenager is dead after answering an early morning knock on the door at his parents’ home. Kentucky State Police say 16-year-old Dakota Carter was shot multiple times early Tuesday morning at the Hosick Avenue residence.

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Paxton Media Group, owner of The Messenger and The Dawson Springs Progress, announced Wednesday the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

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The Hanson City Commission held its first reading of a $1.5 million 2021-22 fiscal year budget on Tuesday night, which is about a $64,000 increase from the current budget.

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Rolling Thunder, a motorcycle club dedicated to spreading awareness about POW-MIA veterans, stopped in Owensboro on their way to Washington D.C. on Tuesday to honor the lives of soldiers who were captured or went missing and were never found.

Cleatus Roy Adams Sr., 69, of Ilsley, passed away Friday, July 16, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Adams was born May 1, 1952, in Dawson Springs to the late Roy Farris Adams and Anna Louise Hicks Adams. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and of the Christian faith.

Please join us for a Celebration of Life service for Owen Thomas Rudd. O.T.’s family would like to invite extended family, friends and community to join them for visitation Friday, July 9, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 pm. at Barnett Strother Funeral Home as well as a graveside service Saturday, July …

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