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Now hiring: Local fast food restaurants searching for employees

A shortage of employees at many of the local fast food establishments and privately owned restaurants is causing ... Read more | Add your comment

Eagles land on Boyle County property – See photos here

Donnie Leonard of Boyle County shared these photos of eagles on his property. An Associated Press report from ... Read more | Add your comment

Trails Alliance has trail connections, more inclusive playgrounds in the works

The Danville City Commission unanimously approved the acceptance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant the city ... Read more | Add your comment

Danville man donates kidney to neighbor, encourages African Americans to sign organ donor registry

April is National Donate Life Month. It’s a time to promote the importance of registering as an organ ... Read more | Add your comment


Readers share COVID-19 experiences

The Advocate-Messenger recently asked readers to share how their lives had changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the responses we received. Kimberly ... Read more | Add your comment

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Boyle County

Reynolds receives Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grant

Grant will help fight childhood hunger on Global Youth Service Day 2021 News release Ben Reynolds, a sophomore from Boyle County High School, has been ... Read more | Add your comment

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Tshiebwe relied on God’s timing, took different path to Kentucky

Oscar Tshiebwe is fully committed to playing at Kentucky next season. Although declaring for the NBA Draft could have been an option, the West Virginia ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Friday, April 16, 2021 2:19 pm


A field of their own: Danville softball opens Danny Gadberry Field

It was a beautiful night for a ballgame, and Danny Gadberry had the best seat in the park. Sitting in the driver’s seat of his ... Read more

by Mike Marsee, Friday, April 16, 2021 10:07 am


Beshear warns Ky. could be moving toward fourth wave of COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear said that looking at some of the trends, a fourth wave of COVID-19 in Kentucky is possible, similar to what is being ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, April 16, 2021 7:13 am


Library offers virtual and take-home activities

BCPL News release The Boyle County Public Library offers numerous virtual and take and make activities for a variety of ages. These free activities are ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:41 pm


Brass Band Festival announces 2021 music lineup

GABBF News release The musical lineup has been set for the 2021 Great American Brass Band Festival in historic downtown Danville and Weisiger Park, June ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:30 pm


Births, April 5-9

Recent births at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center include: • April 5 — A girl, Sophie Claire Thomas, born to Savannah Grate and Patrick Thomas ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:25 pm


Celebrate progress during Crime Victims’ Rights Week

When the pandemic brought everything to a screeching halt, it brought with it a sudden loss of stability and control, isolation, and helplessness. The world ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:52 pm


Lincoln County Fiscal Court votes to close jail; tentative closing date is June 1

STANFORD – The Lincoln County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Tuesday morning to close the Lincoln County Regional Jail (LCRJ). The decision came after multiple discussions ... Read more

by Abigail Whitehouse, Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:08 pm

child abuse prevention month

Paint the Town Blue: CASA of the Bluegrass plants pinwheels, shares initiative for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Before the Danville City Commission meeting on Monday evening, Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, of the Bluegrass staff and Department for Community Based Services ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:30 am


Collision occurs in bank drive-thru, no injuries reported

Danville Police responded to a two-vehicle collision in the drive-thru of Farmers National Bank. At approximately 3:20 p.m., officers went to the scene after a ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:27 am


Reynolds receives grant to fight childhood hunger

Ben Reynolds, a sophomore from Boyle County High School, has been awarded a $500 Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grant through Youth Service America (YSA). ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:19 am

economic development

Junction City rejoins EDP; anonymous donor pays city’s membership fee

An anonymous donor has paid Junction City’s $1,500 fee to rejoin the Boyle County Economic Development Partnership as a voting member. The council voted unanimously ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:00 am


Health department postpones Johnson & Johnson vaccines for originally set for Thursday

The Boyle Co Health Department is aware that the FDA and the CDC are recommending the U.S. pause on using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:35 pm


McGirrs share organ transplant story, encourage others to register as organ donors

Fishing with a grandchild, enjoying birthday cake, and playing a round of golf are just some of the everyday, special occasions that organ transplant recipients ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:55 pm

downtown danville

Heart of Danville office is moving

HEART OF DANVILLE News release The Heart of Danville will be moving its headquarters to a new downtown location on May 1. The new HOD ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:30 pm

Danville police

Volunteer program helps with visibility, staff shortage for DPD

During a ride-along with Jack Hendricks, a retired magistrate who has been part of the Volunteers in Police Service program since around 2006 when the ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:04 pm


Dispatching in a pandemic

BY MELINDA ENNIS 911 Center Assistant Director The Covid-19 Pandemic has caused changes around the world. It has affected the way we live, entertain, educate, ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:30 pm


UK recruit Wallace almost too good to be true

Coach Ken Cribb worried what to say when college recruiters asked him about Trevin Wallace. Cribb didn’t have anything to hide. He just worried coaches ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:15 pm


Kentucky pausing use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that Kentucky is pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the CDC and FDA, due ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:00 am


Stoops likes tempo, urgency of revamped offense under Coen

As Kentucky enters its final week of spring workouts, Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops has been pleased with his team’s progress learning and adapting to ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Monday, April 12, 2021 4:09 pm

Centre College

Centre announces $50 million wellness and athletic initiative

CENTRE COLLEGE ATHLETICS News release The largest, most comprehensive construction project to date at Centre College will create a 135,000-square-foot facility devoted to wellness and ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Monday, April 12, 2021 3:35 pm


How has your life changed since COVID arrived? We would like to hear from you

It’s been more than a year since most of us have seen at least some aspect of our lives turned upside down by the arrival ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Monday, April 12, 2021 2:14 pm

Public records

Boyle County public 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, Monday, April 12, 2021 2:11 pm


Beshear sets goal of 2.5 million vaccinated to lift capacity restrictions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Monday the benchmark at which most restrictions will be lifted at restaurants, bars, and event venues ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:56 am

Public records

Boyle County property transfers

Deeds filed recently in the office of Boyle County Clerk Trille Bottom include: • Virgil C. Dunaway Jr. to Todd V. McMurtry and Maria C. ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:32 am