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Tourism board discusses restaurant tax delinquencies

Madisonville restaurant owners be warned: if you’re behind in your taxes, you could be named publicly. Read more

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Side units will be dropped from Cherry Park plan

Pushback began and questions were raised Friday about the plan to revitalize a neighborhood west of downtown Madisonville. Read more

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Mother, teenage son arrested in drug raid

A mother and son are among three suspects arrested in a drug raid at an east Madisonville home. Read more

National/World News

China may postpone annual congress because of virus

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it may postpone its annual congress in March, its biggest political meeting of the year, as the military d… Read more

Gunmen kill 24 in attack near church in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunmen killed 24 men , including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others on Sunday in Burkina Faso, an… Read more

Asian markets mixed: Japan skids; China helped by rate cut

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose in Europe after a mixed session in Asia on Monday, with Shanghai's benchmark jumping 2.3% after the central bank… Read more

Sports

Gregg, former Man United player and Munich hero, dies at 87

LONDON (AP) — Harry Gregg, a former Manchester United goalkeeper called the “hero of Munich" for rescuing two teammates as well as a baby a… Read more

Báez says Cubs lacked proper preparation last season

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Javier Báez wants his Chicago Cubs to be better prepared this season. Read more

Western Conference-leader St. Louis and New Jersey square off

New Jersey Devils (22-26-10, eighth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (32-17-10, first in the Central Division) Read more

Business

Backatcha: Thunberg returns Trump's climate jibe

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Greta Thunberg isn't easily intimidated. Read more

Trump lauds US economy in Davos, says little on climate woes

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's led a “spectacular” turnaround of the U.S. economy and urged the wo… Read more

Britain's EU Journey #2: When De Gaulle said 'non' twice

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the n… Read more

Entertainment

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Chanel delves into founder's orphanage past in couture show

PARIS (AP) — A humble stone fountain, overgrown shrubs and flowers, and white sheets drying on a line met Pharrell Williams and other curio… Read more

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Buckle up: What to watch as impeachment trial takes off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators like to float above messy politics in what's known by some as the dignified “upper chamber," home of Congress' c… Read more

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German court may reject appeal to remove anti-Semitic relic

NAUMBURG, Germany (AP) — A court in eastern Germany indicated Tuesday that it will likely reject a Jewish man’s bid to force the removal of… Read more

Opinion

Changing to better serve you

The final edition of the weekly Select TV Entertainment Magazine will publish in the Saturday, Feb 22 edition of The Messenger. This weekly… Read more

Jail tax was not intended for sports complex

Jail tax was not intended for sports complex Read more

Silently thanking God for life

The cold morning air awakened her senses as she jogged through the park. Read more

Upcoming Events

Breaking Bread

BREAKING BREAD! Each third Saturday of the month, Breaking Bread, a free lunch program for those in… Read more

Weather Today

Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 40s.

Today

63° 48°

Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 40s.

Humidity:68%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SSE at 12 mph
Chance of Rain:10%
UV Index:3 Moderate
Sunrise:06:36:54 AM
Sunset:05:31:31 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 40s.Mon
10%63° 48°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s.Tue
20%51° 31°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the low 30s.Wed
10%47° 31°
Clouds giving way to sun . Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the low 20s.Thu
0%39° 23°
Sunshine. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the mid 20s.Fri
0%40° 25°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the upper 30s.Sat
10%48° 37°
Showers. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the low 40s.Sun
50%47° 40°