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W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Announces 2017 Music Lineup

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Announces 2017 Music Lineup

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

April 24th, 2017

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(HENDERSON, Ky.) April 24, 2017 – The music lineup for the 27th annual W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival was released last week. This year’s artists will perform on stage in Audubon Mill Park on the Henderson riverfront June 14-17, with downtown Handy Happy Hours […]

Inspired by own family, Kentucky gov. tackles foster system

Inspired by own family, Kentucky gov. tackles foster system

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

April 24th, 2017

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ADAM BEAM, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor wants to overhaul the state’s troubled child-welfare system, inspired by his own family’s failed attempt to adopt a young girl. Gov. Matt Bevin wants to mobilize Kentucky’s churches to foster and adopt the state’s […]

Annual unemployment rates fell in 86 Kentucky counties in 2016

Annual unemployment rates fell in 86 Kentucky counties in 2016

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

April 24th, 2017

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Woodford County’s 3.2% lowest annual rate in state FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 24, 2017) — Annual unemployment rates decreased in 86 Kentucky counties in 2016 compared to 2015, rose in 26 and stayed the same in eight, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, […]

Land Between the Lakes offers event on astronomy

Land Between the Lakes offers event on astronomy

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

April 24th, 2017

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GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — People interested in astronomy and the total solar eclipse coming up this summer can learn more at an event this week at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers will host the event Saturday at the […]

Arrest Made in Connection with Assault – HPD

Arrest Made in Connection with Assault – HPD

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

April 24th, 2017

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On April 22nd, Henderson City Police responded to St. Vincent in Evansville regarding an assault that allegedly occurred on Clay Street in Henderson. Michael Givens reported that he was sitting on the front porch at 1230 Clay Street when George Rigdon swung a broom at […]

Traffic ADVISORY -Nighttime Lane Restriction Continues on Northbound Bi-State Memorial Twin Bridge

Traffic ADVISORY -Nighttime Lane Restriction Continues on Northbound Bi-State Memorial Twin Bridge

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

April 22nd, 2017

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Due to rain in the forecast for tonight there will be no northbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville tonight, April 21, 2017 Northbound motorists traveling the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson and Evansville should be prepared to […]

Kenergy Denies It Is Responcible for Q Wireless Interference Issues

Kenergy Denies It Is Responcible for Q Wireless Interference Issues

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

April 21st, 2017

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Kenergy says it has come to their attention that Q Wireless, a local internet provider, has stated their recent interference issues are the result of equipment installed by Kenergy. Kenergy Spokesman Kyle Heavrin says the Coop maintains and operates all of its equipment in strict […]

Wes Smith Appointed to Henderson County School Board

Wes Smith Appointed to Henderson County School Board

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

April 21st, 2017

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Wes Smith has been appointed as the new Henderson County Board of Education member representing District 5. The position was left vacant in January when Nate Butler resigned from the position due to his family relocating to Kansas. Per KRS 160.190, the Kentucky Commissioner of […]

Volunteers recognized during National Healthcare Volunteer Week

Volunteers recognized during National Healthcare Volunteer Week

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

April 21st, 2017

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In honor of National Healthcare Volunteer Week, celebrated the week of April 23, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Hospital Union County would like to thank all of the volunteers who give of their time and talents to benefit our patients, family members and visitors. Both Nettie […]

ROTARY CLUB OF HENDERSON 2017 College Scholarship Winners

ROTARY CLUB OF HENDERSON 2017 College Scholarship Winners

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

April 21st, 2017

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Rotary Club of Henderson awarded $5,000 in five, $1,000 scholarships at a Rotary meeting on April 20, 2017. The scholarships are based both on current academic success and need. Winners are selected through a process that requires a panel review of applications against scholarship requirements […]