Since March of last year, Baptist Health Blood Bank has not been able to have blood drives due to COVID-19.

Last week, the Kentucky Supreme Court extended their restrictions of jury trials, grand juries, show cause dockets, judicial sales and in-person meetings of Kentucky Court of Justice committees, commissions, task forces and boards due to COVID-19.

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In the parking lot of White Plains City Hall last week, a group of people from different community organizations worked together to divide up the food the city donated to their organizations.

Gabrielle Workman of Dawson Springs has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Evansville for the Fall 2020 semester. Workman is majoring in Music Therapy at UE.

Kentucky is currently in Phase 1a of its vaccination plan in regards to the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Phase 1a includes those residing in long-term care and assisted living facilities, as well as health care personnel.

Paducah Attorney Adam Futrell, who now represents Madisonville native and former Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool, filed a countersuit against the Nottingham, Maryland based business Mariner Finance, LLC, on Dec. 28 claiming $6.2 million is owed to his client.

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Hopkins County Jailer Mike Lewis discussed changes to the jail’s policy at a public safety committee meeting before the Hopkins County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday.

As the new year starts, Madisonville Community College is still registering students for the spring semester which officially begins on Monday.

The Kentucky State Police Professional Association kept up their annual tradition of holding the 24th “Shop With A Trooper” program earlier this month with a COVID-19 safe drive-thru that helped to provide gifts to children in need during the Christmas season.

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COVID-19 has impacted everyone differently. For the Dixie Pan in Nortonville, they’re hoping to find someone who will save the business if things don’t turn around quickly.

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A New Year’s Eve celebration can serve two purposes: saluting the past year while ushering in the new. It seems that the traditional New Year’s Eve parties are few and far between this Dec. 31--and with good reason.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College recognized more than 840 candidates for graduation during a virtual Fall 2020 Commencement program aired on the college’s Facebook page and YouTube channels on Friday, December 18.

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‘Tis the season for giving and that is what the Salvation Army needs from the citizens of Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties to reach their fundraising goal of $75,000.

As one of the largest employers in Hopkins County, General Electric Aviation understands its role in the community goes beyond the plant located on Nebo Road.

Workforce Solutions at Madisonville Community College will be providing a computer-based training opportunity for employers and staff on important COVID-19 safety protocols in the workplace called Healthy at Work.

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Mayor Chris Smiley kicked off the last meeting of the Dawson Springs City Council for the 2019-2020 term by recognizing outgoing member Rick Hendrickson for over 23 years of service to the council.

For the second year in a row, Dawson Springs Boys Varsity Cross Country Coach Rhonda Simpson has been named Class A Boys Coach of the Year for Area 1 by the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Hopkins County Circuit Court released the following Indictments for November Grand Jury session:

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The annual one-day charity music fest — “Bluegrass on (Lake) Beshear” — could not be held this year due to COVID-19 concerns. However, during October and November, co-hosts Laura and Jeff Smith and the Knights of Columbus asked the public to donate in the event’s name to support the continui…