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Almost half of counties still lack syringe exchanges, including 20 of those most vulnerable to drug-related disease outbreaks

Most Kentucky counties now have harm-reduction programs to fight drug abuse, but the coronavirus pandemic has slowed their ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19 cases continue to decline through the weekend

For the second day in a row, there was a drop of more than 100 in new cases ... Read more | Add your comment

Donors needed for upcoming community blood drive

Local patients depend on anonymous blood donors to roll up their sleeves and donate blood throughout the year. ... Read more | Add your comment

UK student maps planting and use of blackberries in Grow Appalachia program; store-bought berries too expensive for many

A University of Kentucky student is contributing to nutrition research that could lead to healthier habits and fewer ... Read more | Add your comment

Boyle County

Boyle County indictments, Aug. 4, 2020

The following people were indicted by a Boyle County grand jury on July 22: Richard Schmiers, 39, Liberty: second-degree escape by failing to return to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Only the lonely: Senior adults miss being part of church services

Senior adults, who make up a large portion of Kentucky Baptist churches, are dealing with not only the coronavirus but some of its residual effects. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mark Maynard.

Boyle County

Beshear says coronavirus cases leveling off

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Despite another high number of new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear says there is room for optimism. ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:23 pm

Boyle County

Blue Bird Market has a new ‘nest’; Opens on Saturday after being closed four months

The Blue Bird Market, which financially helps support Wilderness Trace Child Development Center (WTCD) by selling gently used home furnishings and other donated items, has ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:20 pm

Boyle County

Boyle-Mercer Joint Jail Committee now ‘defunct’; Jailer says contract violates state law

Boyle County Jailer Brian Wofford has announced he is no longer involved with the Boyle-Mercer Joint Jail Committee because the interlocal cooperation agreement signed 23 ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:13 pm

Boyle County

Lawsuit filed against companies involved in last year’s Lincoln County pipeline explosion

A civil lawsuit against companies involved in the Aug. 1, 2019 gas pipeline explosion in Lincoln County, along with a local compressor station operator, was ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:13 pm

Boyle County

Five deaths, 619 new cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – “It’s another day of tough news that we see across the country,” Gov. Andy Beshear said during a Wednesday press briefing ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:13 am

Boyle County

Sharing the ‘African-American Experience in Kentucky’

Chuck Taylor had a unique reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement. He says that a few weeks ago, when everything began nationally, and locally ... Read more

by Bobbie Curd, Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:09 am

Boyle County

United for Change group appears before city commission

Representatives from the United For Change-Danville group appeared before the Danville City Commission Monday evening to present a document outlining demands for change within city ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:00 am

Boyle County

Wilt steps off library board after 35 years

When visitors pass by the Boyle County Public Library they can’t help but notice the large domed rotunda and outdoor reading areas with a fountain ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 4:25 pm


Secretary of State says more absentee voting likely for general election

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Secretary of State Michael Adams told a legislative committee on Tuesday that Kentucky’s June primary was a nationally recognized success, and ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:22 am

Boyle County

Boyle Schools choose to start new school year online

The Boyle County Board of Education changed direction from a plan announced earlier this month and has decided that Boyle County students will begin the ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:12 am

Boyle County

31st Great American Brass Band Festival postponed until 2021

GABBF News release With COVID -19 pandemic cases continuing to increase and in accordance with state guidance on large gatherings, the Great American Brass Band ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:37 am


Ag Commissioner sounds alarm about seeds being sent in mail

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles is sounding the alarm about reports of foreign seeds being shipped unsolicited to Kentuckians across the Commonwealth. Kentucky is the ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:24 am

Boyle County

One-quarter of Boyle County students signed up for virtual classes

Nearly one-quarter of Boyle County students will be attending school virtually this fall.  The Boyle County Board of Education approved a synchronous hybrid plan for ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:15 am

Boyle County

Duvall leaving Heart of Danville

Heart of Danville Main Street Program Executive Director Dustin Duvall has announced he’s leaving the position effective Aug. 1 because he and his wife and ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Monday, July 27, 2020 5:53 pm

Boyle County

Splashin’ at the Chaplin

The the third annual Kentucky DockDogs Splashin’ at the Chaplin competition was held in Perryville over the weekend, and local competitors on Team Gray Ghost, ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Monday, July 27, 2020 5:51 pm

Boyle County

Health officials seeing local increase in COVID-19 cases

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Boyle County continues to increase with 21 new positive cases reported Friday afternoon.  That makes up a time ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Monday, July 27, 2020 5:19 pm

Boyle County

Former Boyle football player says now is time to change the mascot

Pete Kendrick is a proud alumnus of Boyle County High School and cherishes his days playing football for Boyle County High School in the mid ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Monday, July 27, 2020 9:53 am

Boyle County

Counter petition started to keep Rebel mascot

While a group of Boyle County alumni recently started a petition to remove and replace the Boyle County High School Rebel mascot due to an ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Monday, July 27, 2020 9:48 am


White House health official has ‘significant concern’ about COVID-19 in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Dr. Deborah Birx, response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, met with reporters Sunday afternoon after meeting with community, ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Monday, July 27, 2020 9:43 am


Gov. Beshear reports 316 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

The number of new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky reported on Sunday was a fraction of the numbers seen this past week, but the ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Monday, July 27, 2020 9:37 am

Boyle County

DBCHS names executive director

DBCHS News release The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society (DBCHS) Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Kari Kuh as their new executive ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:26 pm


Beshear watching surging virus numbers closely over weekend

Another high number of new cases of the coronavirus on Friday is leading Gov. Andy Beshear to consider issuing new restrictions, if the trend continues ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:28 am

Boyle County

Faces of our Farmers: Aaron Ranson

Not everyone at the Boyle County Farmers Market on Saturdays is a farmer. Take Aaron Ranson for instance. Ranson doesn’t grow the coffee beans he ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Friday, July 24, 2020 9:13 am

Boyle County

Traffic patterns to change at Third and Main streets

The intersection of Third and Main streets will become safer for pedestrians and drivers next week.  In response to public pressure following many accidents over ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Friday, July 24, 2020 8:38 am

Boyle County

Danville Schools to use online only learning

It’s official: Danville Schools will begin the fall semester with online learning only, which may continue through the end of the semester. However, details of ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Friday, July 24, 2020 8:36 am