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Honoring God with your stimulus money

By SHAWN DOBBINS The federal government has passed three separate COVID relief bills to cover losses during a pandemic year. Christians will disagree on whether … Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:24 pm


Legislature’s assault on open records makes it hard to celebrate Sunshine Week

By Amye Bensenhaver How to “celebrate” Sunshine Week 2021 when all around us is darkness? This is the question the Kentucky Open Government Coalition has … Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:23 pm


Old fashioned remedies best for healing

I was reading an article recently on the rising cost of healthcare. Anybody with health insurance knows that if you have a family, it doesn’t … Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Saturday, March 20, 2021 12:29 pm


Girdler gives update on legislative action

This week’s 30-day Regular Session activity ended with dozens of bills on the Governor’s desk. Having already completed 28 legislative days, both the House and … Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, March 19, 2021 2:44 pm


Road crews to start treating for nuisance weeds: Drivers encouraged to use caution

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month. According to Transportation officials, the treatments will aid … Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, March 19, 2021 1:56 pm


Commission says Equality Act would erode fundamental freedoms

BY TOM STRODE Baptist Press The Equality Act will explicitly contradict the “fundamental liberties” guaranteed in the Bill of Rights if it becomes law, the … Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, March 19, 2021 1:34 pm


Criminal justice reform and the General Assembly

BY MARGARET GARDINER Boyle Women’s Network Rebecca Ballard DiLoreto spoke to the March meeting of The Women’s Network in Boyle about  criminal justice reform and … Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, March 19, 2021 12:24 pm


4-H Camp returns this summer

UK News release A long cherished summer activity is returning in 2021. Kentucky 4-H’s four regional camps will open their doors to campers with new, … Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, March 19, 2021 11:19 am

Danville Sports

Lady Ads beat Boyle for district title, 59-37

By MIKE MARSEE Contributing Writer They got in, got their net, and got out. With a short bench and an eye on the long game, … Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Friday, March 19, 2021 8:39 am


Vaccine expanded to anyone 50 and older

Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday announced an expansion of who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine and is extending hours for restaurants and bars. During a … Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, March 19, 2021 7:29 am


HB 249: Slimy fat in a slippery pot

By Jim Waters Imagine the uproar if, during the final days of a Kentucky General Assembly session, political leaders attempted to dishonestly and without full … Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:05 pm


Hate crimes against Asian Americans

BY VIVIAN BLEVINS In my career in higher education, I’ve encountered times when I was the minority. Being a female college president/chancellor during the last … Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:53 pm


“Wee Bit of Ireland” can still be viewed

The Danville Sister Cities Commission thanks Robin Hart for her story on “A Wee Bit of Ireland in Danville” in your Tuesday edition. A postcard … Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:48 pm

Boyle County

News briefs and upcoming meetings, March 18

Boyle County Cooperative Extension District Board Special called meeting, 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 22 at the Extension office. The agenda includes reviewing the Memorandum of … Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:43 pm

Boyle County Sports

Lincoln tops Boyle in district final

By Mike Marsee Contributing Writer Once the Lincoln County Patriots got rolling, they were hard to stop. That was true during the regular season, and … Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:23 pm


Lancaster’s Alex Miller will be on American Idol’s kickoff Hollywood Week episode

After Alex Miller, a 17-year old from Lancaster, sang an original country song about his ex-girlfriend with a smooth twang on the American Idol audition … Read more

by Olivia Mohr, Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:42 pm


NTSB releases 2019 Lincoln County gas pipeline explosion summary report

• Click here to download explosion scene photos   The National Transportation Safety Board has released thousands of pages of information from its investigation into … Read more

by Robin Hart, Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:20 am

Boyle County

Assisted living residents feeling positive effects of vaccines

Residents of assisted living facilities are now welcoming their families into their homes after nearly a year of outside visits, window chats and drive-by waves. … Read more

by Robin Hart, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:37 am

Boyle County Sports

Lady Rebels edge Lincoln, 44-42; Danville girls knock off DCA

By MIKE MARSEE Contributing Writer It’s impossible to say that Boyle County “wanted it more” than Lincoln County, but it’s also impossible to overstate just … Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:32 am


Dollar General may administer coronavirus vaccines

By HEATHER CHAPMAN The Rural Blog The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is exploring a partnership to administer coronavirus vaccines at Dollar General stores, … Read more

by Advocate-Messenger, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:42 am


New COVID-19 variant discovered at eastern Ky. nursing home

Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday that a new variant of COVID-19 has appeared at a nursing home in eastern Kentucky, and announced preparations due … Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:30 am


Unborn lives matter

By MARSHALL AUSBERRY Baptist Press Life is sacred both inside and outside the womb. All human life is created in the image of God. My … Read more

by Special to The Advocate-Messenger, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:13 pm

Boyle County

Junction City facing ‘tiny home’ illegal issues

The trend of converting storage sheds into “tiny homes” is becoming popular in Junction City, but they’re illegal. At Junction City’s regular meeting Thursday night, … Read more

by Robin Hart, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:07 pm


Amendment potentially blocking abortion passes Senate committee

A proposed constitutional amendment on abortion easily passed the Senate State and Local Government Committee on Monday. House Bill 91, sponsored by Rep. Joseph Fischer, … Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:13 pm


Bill requiring Kentucky drivers to pass vision test at each license renewal nears final approval

Kentucky is close to becoming the 43rd state to require drivers to have a vision screening every time they renew their license. The rule is … Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:08 pm