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Fair gates open tonight

On a hot and humid Monday morning, employees from James H. Drew Exposition set up rides all around the Ballard Convention Center for the Ho… Read more

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Madisonville woman facing 93 counts of theft to appear in court Wednesday

A Madisonville woman facing 93 counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property is set to appear in court on Wednesday a… Read more

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Airport board reviews taxiway plans; vote anticipated at next meeting

Madisonville Regional Airport board members met with Garver engineer Mark Upchurch last week to view the 90% completed plans of the taxiway… Read more

National/World News

Cardinal, 9 others on trial at Vatican in money scandals

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A trial opened in Vatican City on Tuesday for 10 defendants, including a once-powerful cardinal, in a case based on a s… Read more

Koreas talk again in dormant channels, agree to improve ties

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea exchanged messages Tuesday in communication channels that have been dormant for more than a… Read more

1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion

BERLIN (AP) — An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany killed at least one person Tuesday, with 16 injured and … Read more

Sports

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Miners continue strong close to regular season

Despite a couple of losses on the road at Full Count and Dubois County, the Madisonville Miners had a strong finish to the home-half of the… Read more

AP Sportlight

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This Date in Baseball

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Business

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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

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Beijing appeals to US to ‘meet China halfway’ on trade

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing appealed to Washington on Wednesday to “meet China halfway” and end a tariff war after President Donald Trump said A… 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

Opinion

Dust Bowl organizer claims mayor motivated by personal vendetta

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Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast was a community blessing

Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast was a community blessing Read more

Progress marked as Kentucky celebrated Crime Victims' Week

Editor’s Note: National Crime Victims’ Week was recognized April 18-24. 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

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