Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Money issues continue to surface for upcoming fiscal year

J-E Editor
With the new fiscal year only a week away, Webster County officials take a bleak look at the services they are going to be able to provide during 2015-2016. One of the worst hit areas is road paving, which the county will be able to do very little of during the coming year.

Recently the county was visited by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Bridge inspector. The result of that inspection will lead to the construction of three new bridges in the county. Those bridges will take a bulk of the county’s road funds, leaving very little to focus on repaving roads.

Mayor Gooch speaks out about traffic light

J-E Editor
Despite rumors to the contrary, Providence Mayor Eddie Gooch says that the fate of the ‘uptown’ traffic lights are out of the city’s hands.

“The poles do not meet the 2012 standards set by the department of transportation,” Gooch said in an interview on Friday. “Even though a truck brought this to light when it took out the control box last year, this would have come up sooner or later.”

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Providence's Director of Public Works to retire

J-E Editor
After 27 years of working for the city of Providence, David May is ready to give up the title of Director of Public Works and move on to something different.

May, 45, has been the Public Works Director since 2004, but the city has been his primary employer for his entire adult life.

Palmer named Volunteer of the Year

J-E Editor

On Friday, Chip Palmer, a Providence minster and Director of the Providence Community Food Bank, was named Webster County’s Volunteer of the Year at an awards banquet held in Henderson by the the Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership and Engagement (Kyndle).

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fiscal Court hears plea over JEM Development deal

J-E Editor

Sebree area resident Lissa Liggett might have lost a battle, but she isn’t ready to admit defeat in her war against the Webster County Industrial Development Authority and JEM Development.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Suspects still on the loose

Authorities across western Kentucky continue to seek two suspects wanted in a series of burglaries in Crittenden, Caldwell and Hopkins counties.

Bike trail brings yearly cyclists

J-E Editor

Every summer the roads of Webster County come alive as the annual migration of bicyclist from coast to cost along the Trans American Bike Trail begins. The 4229 mile route has it’s terminuses in Astoria, Oregon and Yorktown, Virginia, with many hotels, fire departments and hostels along the way.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Providence 'uptown' Traffic Light now a 4-way stop as KYTC Study begins

by Matt Hughes
J-E Editor

The traffic light in uptown Providence has now been converted to a 4-way stop as the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet begins a 60-90 day study to decide whether a stop light is still needed at that location.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

All Webster County schools now tobacco free

J-E Editor

When Webster County students and faculty return from summer break, they will return to a campus that will be completely tobacco-free.

Webster County School Board members voted unanimously last Tuesday night to approve a measure that will make all district property, vehicles and buildings officially tobacco-free.

Providence traffic signal not gone yet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is conducting a study to determine if a traffic signal at the intersection of KY 109/Broadway and KY 120/Main Street in Providence should remain in operation.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The J-E to launch new supplement

Next week The Journal-Enterprise will launch a new supplement to the newspaper titled ‘Webster County Ag Families’. The new product will cover stories that concern today’s farming and agricultural community, which makes up a large percentage of the Webster County population.

Jr Pro signups underway

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