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Danville beats Beechwood, advances in state tournament play

LEXINGTON — Things went pretty much according to plan for Danville in its first state tournament game. The ... Read more | Add your comment

Man charged with assaulting officer, other crimes, after early-morning chase

An early-morning call to the Streamland subdivision led to a police chase involving multiple officers. On Saturday June ... Read more | Add your comment

Governor lifts most COVID related restrictions

“While COVID-19 remains a threat, we are no longer in crisis,” Gov. Andy Beshear said during his final ... Read more | Add your comment

While COVID remains a threat, Beshear says we are no longer in crisis

On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear marked his final regularly scheduled COVID-19 briefing by thanking Kentuckians for their hard ... Read more | Add your comment


Senators should support summer feeding programs

For the 1 in 5 kids who may face hunger today in Kentucky, summer is usually the hungriest time of year. This summer, however, may ... Read more | Add your comment

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Brass Band Festival: Remembering Jim Rankin’s dedication, service

This article focusing on longtime Brass Band Festival volunteer Jim Rankin was published in the Advocate-Messenger in 2009. Rankin died Dec. 13, 2020. Advocate-Messenger Archive ... Read more | Add your comment

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Boyle County Sports

Boyle state softball game suspended due to rain; to be completed Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

LEXINGTON — Boyle County’s bid to advance in the KHSAA State Softball Tournament is on hold. Boyle’s semi-state game against Johnson Central was suspended Friday ... Read more

by Mike Marsee, Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:29 am

Centre College

Centre College dedicates the Roush Campus Center in honor of former first couple

CENTRE COLLEGE News release President Emeritus John and former First Lady Susie Roush were honored for their 22 years of leadership and service as part ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:55 am


Former Danville star Collins a good hire as UK’s safeties coach

Former Danville High School all-state defensive lineman Nathan Fuqua is the defensive coordinator at Georgia State and believes Kentucky made a wise decision hiring Chris ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:00 am


Name added to Veterans wall

The name of Walter R. Sims, United States Army, 1950-1954, was recently added to the Boyle County Veterans Wall of Honor at the entrance of ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, June 11, 2021 2:20 pm


Get ‘Back In Brass’ this weekend at GABBF

Staff Report The 31st Annual Great American Brass Band Festival in downtown Danville starts Friday evening. This free, family-friendly, and safely scaled-down festival will be ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, June 11, 2021 12:38 pm


Boil water advisory issued for section of Perryville Road

CITY OF DANVILLE News release A boil water advisory has been issued for 4952 Perryville Road to 4363 Perryville Road, according to a City of ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, June 11, 2021 11:08 am


Local entrepreneurs ‘dig into’ bitcoin mining operation

Two young entrepreneurs from Danville have invested in the cryptocurrency mining industry and are taking the step from being hobbyists to amateur bitcoin miners. Business ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Friday, June 11, 2021 8:30 am


KET travel show features Centre professor, Danville resident

“Transformative Travels: Exploring London” is an independent TV production currently being aired on KET, or Kentucky Educational Television, with ties to Danville and Centre College. ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Friday, June 11, 2021 8:25 am


Summer fun continues at the library

BCPL News release All summer long the Boyle County Public Library offers fun, free events and activities for its patrons. In addition to virtual field ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, June 11, 2021 8:00 am


End of Beshear’s Covid-19 briefings will signal the turning of a page and moving on

Gov. Andy Beshear’s regular press conferences about the coronavirus “provided a steady source of information, comforted some people and annoyed others and inadvertently spawned memes, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, June 11, 2021 7:41 am


Rodriguez looks ready to play in NFL

After becoming UK’s all-time rushing leader, Benny Snell has played in 29 games the last two years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and ran for 794 ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, June 11, 2021 7:00 am

COVID-19 vaccine

Homebound community can sign up for COVID vaccine; link here

BOYLE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT News release  Boyle County Health Department and Ephraim McDowell Health are partnering to meet the needs of Boyle County’s homebound community. ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:10 pm


West T. Hill theater survived pandemic; announces new season

West T. Hill Community Theatre survived the pandemic. That’s the message theater executive director Karen Logue wants to shout at the top of her lungs ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:45 pm

Boyle County

Water main break between Danville and Perryville

News release A water main break occurred on U.S. Highway 150 between Danville and Perryville on Thursday. According to a city of Perryville Facebook post ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:17 pm


‘Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today’

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month BY DAN MCKAY Ephraim McDowell Health President & CEO We’ve all heard the age-old saying, “women tend to live ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:53 am


Recalling Saturday matinees decades ago

BY SHERRON WESTERFIELD Community columnist I recall downtown Lexington from my childhood when I was permitted to ride a bus alone from our home on ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:09 am


Wallace planned to sign with Auburn, was swayed to UK

Wayne County (Ga.) High School coach Ken Cribb says it wasn’t anything magical that Kentucky linebackers coach Jon Sumrall did to persuade linebacker Trevin Wallace ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:00 am

Danville Sports

Danville’s Mason to coach state all-star team

Judie Mason will be trying to help the Kentucky all-stars beat Indiana this weekend in her role as an assistant coach before the Danville High ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:41 am


City-controlled internet would not be good for county residents

In response to a recent op-ed on broadband internet access, I am making the following comments. Yes fiber has been deployed along water pipes successfully. ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:30 pm


Porters say tax letter contains untruths

Senator Daniel Patrick Monahan once said that “You are entitled to your own opinion but you are not entitled to your own facts.” With this ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:15 am


Danville Police investigate water bead shooting incidents; SplatRBall Blasters seized

The Danville Police Department has investigated several reports in the downtown area of pedestrians and vehicles being struck by water bead projectiles. The perpetrators have ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:24 am

perryville police department

Woman arrested following Battlefield Marathon theft

PERRYVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT News release Perryville Police Department officer Nick Paton has been conducting an ongoing investigation regarding theft from Battlefield Marathon. During the course ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:45 am


St. Asaph’s Junior American Citizen Winners win titles

The topic was the 100th Anniversary (1620-2020) of the Landing of the Mayflower: Rise and Shine for New Opportunities in a New Land. Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:08 am

Public records

Boyle County court records

DISTRICT COURT Cases handled recently in Boyle District Court, listed by name, charge, fine and jail sentence, where applicable, include the following. Court costs also ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:00 am


Three-way Kentucky quarterback battle fun and challenging for Beau Allen

Even though he did not come out of spring practice as Kentucky’s No. 1 quarterback, redshirt freshman Beau Allen thought everything went well not only ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:30 am