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Tourism board discusses possible City Park upgrades

The Madisonville Tourism City Council Committee and Tourism Advisory Board gave the go ahead to continue looking into more concrete estimat… Read more

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Maddox recognized by Kentucky CASA Network

After five years of expanding and growing CASA of Midwest Kentucky, Executive Director Daphyne Maddox has been recognized for her hard work… Read more

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Mahr Park hosts Nature Fest for elementary students

For the third year, Nature Fest took place at Mahr Park Arboretum giving elementary students a chance to learn science hands-on. Read more

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National/World News

Celebrities to join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award

LONDON (AP) — Celebrities will join Prince William in London on Sunday for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize, an ambitio… Read more

Heavy rains, landslides leave 18 dead in south India

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 18 people have died a day after torrential rains swept through villages and flooded roads in the southern Indian … Read more

US religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of 17 missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voi… Read more

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Sports

Good deal: Benching doesn't sully Rattler's marketability

Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler and Miami's D'Eriq King have been two of the most prominent football players to cash in on college sports' new e… Read more

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Business

Hughes tapped to lead The Messenger newsroom

Longtime area journalist Matt Hughes has been named editor of The Messenger, Publisher Mike Alexieff announced Friday. Hughes replaces Jon … Read more

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The Messenger owner announces new publisher

Paxton Media Group, parent company of the The Messenger, has named longtime journalist and former editor of the paper Mike Alexieff regiona… Read more

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Durham's leadership recognized by CIC

Stephen Durham, of Cole & Durham Insurance, was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society o… Read more

Entertainment

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He wrote a book about being homesick for Kentucky. Now he’s going to read it in every county

Wherever he has lived, Lexington native Jesse Donaldson said he’s always met expats from Kentucky, people who have moved away but still lon… Read more

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Kentucky man named Food Network's next big 'Star' - gets own cooking show

Kentuckian Jason Smith, a school cafeteria manager from Carter County, beat out two other competitors Sunday night on cable TV's Food Netwo… Read more

Fox News Channel hit with new charges to its credibility

NEW YORK (AP) -- Things had started settling down following a tumultuous year at Fox News Channel before it was hit with a cover headline i… Read more

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Newspaper's role remains vital to community

Friday was my official last day as editor of The Messenger. Read more

With Biden, the hits just keep on coming

With Biden, the hits just keep on coming Read more

Whalen explains why Dawson will open with masking

Whalen explains why Dawson will open with masking Read more

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