It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Dawson Springs.
Want to give a little love with a handmade present but don’t know where to start? The Kentucky Movers & Makers are offering unique classes during the holiday season for people interested in crafting and making personalized gifts for family and friends. In addition to their usual offering…
Traditionally, the Dawson Springs Board of Education starts each monthly update with reports from the district’s two principals. Monday evening’s meeting was no exception.
The Door of Hope Pregnancy Care Center received a check for $11,165 to help them continue their work with expecting families thanks to a local charity event.
On Wednesday, Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order that qualifies anyone 18 and over who lives or works in Kentucky to get the COVID-19 vaccination booster shot six months after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or two months after the Johnson and Johnson single…
The City of Madisonville will be adding to its Deck the Park Christmas event this year with a live nativity scene. This will be the second year of Deck the Park, but the first time with live animals taking the stage. Mary, Joseph, Three Wise Men and multiple shepherds will join the animals o…
The name of some military veterans from history have become household names, while others, despite their sacrifices and accomplishments, have passed from memory. Recently some local residents who remember Colonel Wilfred Benjamin Crutchfield have sought to right this wrong and have the Madis…
Local veterans with a hankering for breakfast can take advantage of a free meal being offered by local McDonald’s franchisees tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 11.
FRANKFORT — A push to turn financial support for full-day kindergarten into a permanent commitment in Kentucky picked up momentum Monday when a state school funding task force endorsed the proposal.
FRANKFORT — Kentucky surpassed 10,000 coronavirus-related deaths Monday, the latest grim milestone in the ongoing fight against the global pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said.
Hopkins County Central High School hosted its annual Veteran’s Day Assembly event yesterday morning. Central has held this assembly for the past 18 years, with the exception of last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an effort to conduct its major annual fundraiser during a pandemic, the Dawson Springs Rotary Club hosted a calendar fundraiser in lieu of its auction in Nov. 2020.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed ready to strike down a restrictive New York gun permitting law, but the justices also seemed worried that a broad ruling could threaten gun restrictions on subways, bars, stadiums and other gathering places.
POINTE-AUX-CHENES, Louisiana — On a boat ride along a bayou that shares the name of his Native American tribe, Donald Dardar points to a cross marking his ancestors’ south Louisiana burial ground — a place he fears will disappear.
Open enrollment in Kentucky’s health insurance marketplace began this week but residents will only have a short time in which to make their plan selections through Kynect.
The Annual Pennyrile Park Fall Photography weekend drew a crowd of photography enthusiasts over the weekend, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Those photographers entered a number of beautiful and amazing photographs, but only a few could be named ‘winners.’
This Friday, October 29, the Madisonville Elks Lodge #738 will be hosting its second annual fall chili supper event. In 2019, it was for members-only but this year the doors will be open to all.
Around Halloween, stories about ghosts, monsters and myths are often told to get people in the spooky spirit. In sticking with that holiday mood, this year the Hopkins County Historical Society and the Hopkins County Genealogical Society have partnered to host a speaker to talk about Bigfoot…
Pull out your camera and dust off your walking shoes, Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is hosting the first in-person photography contest since the pandemic began last year.
On Tuesday, Earlington Mayor Phillip Hunt announced at the city council’s meeting that the Pennyrile Allied Community Services office will be at city hall on Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon for a pre-registration event for senior citizens seeking utility bill assistance.
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.
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.
Time to dust off the lawn chair, the Bluegrass on Beshear Pickin’ Life event is back from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Lake Beshear.
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.
Dawson Springs native Adrian Melendez has moved through the ranks of Amazon to become the Director of Operations for the latest Amazon Air hub at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Cloudy weather and the threat of rain didn’t stop local first responders from enjoying the Hometown Heroes Cookout sponsored by the Madisonville North Hopkins High School FFA club 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.
Wanda Rose Howton, 76, of Hanson, and formerly of Dawson Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at her son and daughter-in-law’s residence. She worked for Arvins’ and Ottenheimers’. She was a member of the Star of Bethlehem Church.
Gary Howton, 70, of Dawson Springs, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, at his residence. He worked with the maintenance department at Pennyrile Resort State Park at the golf course.
Timothy Dean Blakeley, 61, of Madisonville, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Baptist Health East. He worked for many years in the trucking industry.
Judy A. Hunt, 72, of Dawson Springs, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at Tradewater Health and Rehabilitation Center. She worked in medical records with the Hopkins County Hospital and was a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.
James Edward Allen, 62, of Madisonville, formerly of Earlington, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at Baptist Health Deaconess. He worked as a self-employed logger.
Editor’s note: This is an open letter from Dawson Springs Superintendent Lenny Whalen to all parents and guardians of kids in the Dawson system.