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Zac Oakes, Author at The Advocate-Messenger


Citizens outline demands for racial justice

Between 75 and 100 people gathered outside at Pioneer Playhouse Thursday for a community forum to talk about changes they want to see in the ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Monday, July 6, 2020 2:35 pm


Boyle superintendent discusses challenges of students returning to classrooms

While summer is in full swing as the calendar prepares to flip to July, a question continues to linger in the minds of many, particularly ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:02 am


Man arrested in Lexington murder case will face robbery charge from Danville Police

The suspect in an armed robbery case in Danville on June 27 has been arrested by Lexington Police and is facing several charges in multiple ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:00 pm


Clerk says election went smoothly, looking ahead to November

It was an election like none other in recent history, but Boyle County Clerk Trille Bottom said this year’s primary election went really well with ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:40 pm


Boyle County seeing rise in COVID-19 cases; caution urged for Independence Day activities

Boyle County has seen a recent uptick in the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19. Boyle County Public Health Director Brent Blevins said Tuesday ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:41 pm

Boyle County

Final election results released in Boyle County

Final election results have been tabulated in this year’s primary election. While voters made their way to the polls last week, more than 6,000 absentee ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 11:15 am


City to purchase KSD’s Walker Hall property from state

The Danville City Commission unanimously approved a motion Monday morning in a special-called meeting to purchase Walker Hall, the former elementary school for the Kentucky ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Monday, June 29, 2020 11:20 pm


KentuckyWired hopes to fight internet issues in Boyle County

Concerns about lack of internet access in Boyle County has brought forth ideas from local leaders about possible solutions. A statewide project, KentuckyWired, aims to ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Monday, June 29, 2020 8:13 am


Unemployment numbers on the decline locally

COVID-19 has caused a drastic increase in unemployment across the state of Kentucky, and Boyle County is no exception. A report from the Kentucky Center ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Friday, June 26, 2020 9:12 am


City commission approves budget, purchase of land

The Danville City Commission approved the second reading of the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget Monday evening. The first reading of the budget was approved on ... Read more

by Zac Oakes, Friday, June 26, 2020 9:04 am

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