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Falling numbers, mask mandate extended and new vaccine approval

Kentucky’s COVID-19 positivity rate continued to fall on Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that he is extending the ... Read more | Add your comment

City to purchase Jennie Rogers property; bid is more than 20% above appraisal

The city of Danville is purchasing the former Jennie Rogers Elementary School building and the five acres it ... Read more | Add your comment

Fiscal court reviewing its 2016 ‘dog’ ordinance

While researching how the county could find a way for dog kennels and neighbors to peacefully exist side-by-side, ... Read more | Add your comment

Local woman finds vintage camera full of old KSD photos

Lara Heck was perusing Goodwill in June of last year when she found an old camera that caught ... Read more | Add your comment


This Week at the State Capitol – A legislative update

The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2021 session reached one of the milestones Capitol observers eagerly await with this week’s arrival of the deadlines to introduce bills ... Read more | Add your comment

by Advocate-Messenger.


Highway deaths rise in 2020 despite less travel

Despite travel restrictions and closures in Kentucky due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to less travel, the number of highway deaths rose in 2020. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.


Senior Day spoiler: Gators use zone to snap UK’s 3-game win streak

Kentucky coach John Calipari could have easily blamed his team’s 71-67 loss to Florida on an unexpected bye week, but said his team’s performance had ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:38 pm


Senior Day: Walk-on Welch has savored his time with Wildcats

Riley Welch has spent the past two years rooting for his teammates. On Saturday, they will be cheering for the Kentucky guard on Senior Day. ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:06 pm

Danville Sports

Lady Ads fall in All “A” Classic

By MIKE MARSEE Contributing Writer BARDSTOWN — This was not the All “A” experience the Danville girls had in mind. Playing not in a collegiate ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, February 26, 2021 5:23 pm


EMH makes vaccination a smooth process

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for Ephraim McDowell Health’s regional COVID-19 vaccine center and its staff. My parents didn’t want the inconvenience ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:24 pm

Boyle County

Winter weather causes more potholes, state and local officials respond

Following last week’s ice storm, you may have noticed the new potholes that have appeared on roads across the county. According to a press release ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:18 pm

Boyle County

Man sent to hospital with gunshot wound after shooting

Danville police department Press release On Wednesday at 1:28 a.m., Danville police responded to Toombs Court in reference to a shooting that had occurred. Upon ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:29 am

Boyle County Sports

Boyle downs Danville in crosstown matchup; See photo slideshow

By MIKE MARSEE Contributing Writer The Boyle County boys came to Danville on Tuesday night armed with the memory of what happened the last time ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:10 pm

Boyle County

Firefighters helped horse out of frozen pond during ice storm

The Boyle County Fire Department responded to a call from dispatch that four horses had fallen into a frozen pond in the Brumfield community on ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:43 am


Beshear wants vaccines available to all Kentuckians

Gov. Andy Beshear visited a Black church in Lexington on Wednesday to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Kentucky’s minority community. The governor is working with ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:41 am

Boyle County

Boyle schools in-person school resumes five days a week beginning March 1

Boyle County Schools News release After reviewing the county incidence rate with the Boyle County Health Department, Boyle County Schools will pivot away from the ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:15 pm

Boyle County

Local girl wins American Legion oratorical contest, will compete for Department of Kentucky Championship

A Danville High School senior, Alexis Weathers, won the Kentucky Area B Oratorical contest, which was held at Post 34 in Lawrenceburg on Sunday. American ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Monday, February 22, 2021 5:29 pm


Standing up for kids

By Kathy Miles Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, Inc., Coordinator We are entering the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the staggering ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Monday, February 22, 2021 4:57 pm


Widow claims advising group, owned by Danville mayor, gave unauthorized access, allowing accounts to be ‘pillaged’

Encompass Financial Advisors LLC and its owner, Mike Perros, are being sued by a Danville woman for allegedly allowing unauthorized access to her personal accounts, ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Monday, February 22, 2021 4:55 pm


Henson worked with late actress Cloris Leachman, Pioneer Playhouse artistic director called it “a thrill”

Legendary actress Cloris Leachman, who died at the age of 94 on Jan. 27, was no stranger to Boyle County. Robby Henson, artistic director of ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Monday, February 22, 2021 4:46 pm


CentreWorks hosting second session on entrepreneurship

A previous version of this story said spots for this course are full, but they are not. If interested, apply at On the home ... Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Monday, February 22, 2021 4:45 pm


‘Take home’ job fair is creative way to help connect employers with employees

About 500 jobs need to be filled in the healthcare and manufacturing fields in Boyle County, and the pandemic has made finding employees difficult. The ... Read more

by Robin Hart, Monday, February 22, 2021 12:55 pm


VIDEO: LaFavers outlines learning plan for Boyle school district

Superintendent of Boyle County Schools Mike LaFavers addressed the public, providing an outlook for the next two weeks for the Boyle County School District. See ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Monday, February 22, 2021 9:55 am


Monday virtual learning day for Boyle schools

Boyle County Schools News release Because some roads are still impassable due to the ice and snow, there will be no in-person instruction tomorrow, Feb. ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:52 pm


Boundaries for leaders

By DR. TODD GRAY, Kentucky Baptist Convention Have you ever had a week when you wanted to talk to the person who packed your schedule ... Read more

by Kentucky Today, Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:32 pm


Eastern Kentucky continues feeling impact of wicked winter storm; Thousands still without power

Nearly 20,000 Kentucky Power customers in Eastern Kentucky are still without electricity and it could be another week or longer before some of them have ... Read more

by Kentucky Today, Saturday, February 20, 2021 7:27 pm


Cats withstand hand-to-hand combat to defeat Vols

Kentucky stayed nearly a week in Tennessee and ended the six-day road trip with an impressive 70-55 win over Tennessee on Saturday. Kentucky departed for ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Saturday, February 20, 2021 7:16 pm


Electric co-ops say major work still ahead for storm repair

With some power outages in Eastern Kentucky in their tenth day, electric cooperative crews on Friday continued to address major damage to the system, including ... Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:00 am


Cats aim high in Rocky Top rematch; Tip-off is Saturday at 1 p.m.

Kentucky coach John Calipari is along for the ride and has been enjoying the journey, especially during the past three weeks. “I’m happy with the ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Friday, February 19, 2021 5:34 pm


State to get a 29% boost in vaccine supply next week

Kentucky’s coronavirus vaccine supply will increase by 29 percent next week, and the amount being sent through the federal pharmacy program will double, Gov. Andy ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, February 19, 2021 5:00 pm


How to protect your heart when shoveling snow

This week’s cold weather, snow, and ice was a shock to many in communities throughout Kentucky. Extreme temperatures and the exertion that comes with cold-weather ... Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, February 19, 2021 2:49 pm