Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Senator Rand Paul to visit Providence

U.S. Senator Rand Paul will be paying a  visit to Providence on Tuesday for a special ‘Town Hall’ meeting to be held at the Providence Community Center. The event is scheduled to last from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m.

Paul is Kentucky’s junior senator, first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. Committees that he serves on include: Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Foreign Relations; Energy and Natural Resources; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Republican Caucus Held

Cruz wins Webster, Trump takes Kentucky

For the first time in history, voters in Webster County and across the Commonwealth turned out on a Saturday to vote, as the Kentucky Republican Party held its first ever Presidential Caucus. Although U.S. Senator Ted Cruz would claim Webster County, real estate mogul Donald Trump would go on to take the statewide vote.

“We had a lower turnout than expected,” said Brian Reynolds, chairman of the Webster County Republican Party. “We were anticipating around 500 voters.”

Of the 1,200 registered Republicans in Webster County, only 231 showed up at the Poole Fire Department on Saturday to cast their vote.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Providence Water Works recieves violations

According to the Kentucky Division of Water, Providence Water Works has received a total of eight violations in the first two months of 2016. With the problems with drinking water in Flint, Michigan recently, any sort of problem with tap water is reason for concern from the local citizens. But according to Water Works foreman Terry Rice, the violation data is a bit misleading.

“The water plant cannot send out bad water,” said Rice. “When levels exceed certain numbers, we have to send out letters notifying the public.”

Townsend joins staff of One Health Dixon

For Jeana Townsend, joining the staff of One Health Dixon is a homecoming, in more ways than one. Not only is Townsend a Dixon native, she worked at Hometown Care Family Health Clinic (now One Health Dixon) while finishing her clinicals to become a nurse practitioner.

“I’m excited to be back in Webster County and seeing people from my hometown,” said Townsend.

The Real Cost of the War on Coal Part 3 of 3

In just five years, the number of coal mining jobs in Kentucky has been nearly cut in half, falling from 18,194 in 2011 to 9,493 in 2015.

“There is no questioning that it has hurt the retail and grocery business,” said Mack Townsend, who co-owns Townsend’s Food Center in Dixon with his brother Scott. “When you take money out of people’s pockets, they have to cut back on spending. There are certain things you have to allow for, such as utility and groceries, but they don’t spend money the way they did. They will buy something else where they were buying steak.”