A Dawson Springs man accused of kidnapping his stepgranddaughter was set to appear in Hopkins Circuit Court on Monday, but his case was continued, Judge Jim Brantley announced in the courtroom.

The date has been set. Fun Night, a back-to-school tradition since 1974, will be Aug. 23 at Dawson Springs City Park.

The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Tuesday:

A Dawson Springs man who served in two wars with two branches of the military and then served his community as councilman for 25 years has died.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Instead of "critical" violations, the health department now refers to these violations are "priority" violations. These require a follow-up inspection.

The 139th annual St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic attracted huge crowds Saturday who flocked to the church fundraiser for mouth-watering barbecue and to watch Kentucky candidates argue their case, trade insults and share punchlines.

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is now taking applications for its next Academy class, scheduled to begin in May of 2020. This class will be a historic opportunity as it is the agency's 100th Academy Class since the creation of KSP in 1948. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website …

The tradition of ferocious, partisan political speeches continued Saturday at the 139th Annual St. Jerome Parish Picnic in Fancy Farm.

On Wednesday, students will walk through the doors of Dawson Springs Independent Schools for the start of the 2019-20 school year.

The coming of a new school year serves as a reminder of the importance to enhance student and school safety. Medical professionals regularly encourage everyone in the school community to be properly trained on how to stop bleeding before first responders arrive at the scene.

No more Code Red alerts. As of Sept. 1, Hopkins County will switch from Code Red for emergency notifications to Smart 911, according to a news release from Hopkins County Central Dispatch.

The first day of school is less than two weeks away and various events aim to help students prepare for the return to the classrooms.

The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday:

Dawson Springs residents were indicted July 23 by a Hopkins Circuit Court grand jury.

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites Kentuckians to celebrate Kentucky Farmers' Markets Week by visiting a local market and posting photos from their visit to Instagram in August. Entrants could win a basket of Kentucky Proud products.

Dawson Springs School announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch/National School Breakfast for the 2019-20 school year. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at the following sites:

A goal Dawson Springs Mayor Chris Smiley set at the beginning of his term in January has reached its next step.

While participation in the Summer Food Service Program is on the decline nationally, Kentucky's participation increased in 2018 for the third year in a row, according to a new report from the nonprofit Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). The number of meals served to Kentucky's childre…

These establishments were inspected by the Hopkins County Health Department through July 18:

The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday:

The 71st annual Dawson Springs Barbecue and Homecoming is coming up on Friday and guests can expect a wide array of food, games and events.

Justice Deputy Secretary Jon Grate joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders in recognizing 14 outstanding civilian employees for their unwavering devotion to the agency. The 2019 KSP Civilian Awards Ceremony celebrating these individuals was held in Lexington on July 19.

At Monday night's school board meeting, Dawson Springs Superintendent Lenny Whalen said he envisions teacher shortages in the future across the state.

The City of Dawson Springs was recently awarded $1,475 by the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services, according to a news release from the city.

The annual Dawson Springs School Christmas Concert will be Sunday, Dec. 9th at 2 p.m. in the school gym. The 7th grade, 8th grade, and HS Bands plus HS Chorus will perform for family and friends. Selections will include standards such as Little Drummer Boy, Away In A Manger and Jingle Bells.

The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports this week:

The Staff of Beshear Funeral Home extends a warm welcome to the “2018 Service of Peace & Remembrance” planned for Thursday, November 29, 2018 at7:00 PM at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, KY.  The program will recount by scripture readings and musical performances the birth of Jesus…