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Boyle ASAP encourages virtual resources, but says communities must help support those battling addiction now more than ever 

Kathy Miles, coordinator for Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP), says this is a really challenging ... Read more | Add your comment

Students, parents doing their homework during virus

The term homeschooling is taking on a different meaning during the coronavirus pandemic as many parents are finding ... Read more | Add your comment

Residents raise a stink over animal composting facility

Boyle County’s proposed dead livestock composting facility at the Alum Springs Convenience Center should be located somewhere else. ... Read more | Add your comment

Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Boyle County

Three new cases of positive COVID-19 were reported to Ephraim McDowell late Wednesday evening. All three cases were tested ... Read more | Add your comment

Boyle County

GABBF falls victim to pandemic

Annual festival moved to late July, will be one-day event   Even The Great American Brass Band Festival isn’t immune to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Because ... Read more | Add your comment

by Robin Hart.

Boyle County

Parks and rec releases new digital guide

Director says baseball, softball and T-ball programs are still taking registrations and moving forward    Although most things are on hold at the present due ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bobbie Curd.

Opinion

Newspaper’s efforts to battle drug crisis are invaluable

BY KATHY MILES Coordinator Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, Inc. Strong newspapers contribute to strong communities.  We have certainly found that to be ... Read more | Add your comment

by Robin Hart.

Boyle County

Wildlife refuge closes until April 14

CKWR News release Effective immediately, the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge will be closed for two weeks. We will reevaluate as we approach the end of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Advocate-Messenger.

Boyle County

Volunteer group steps up patrol to help officers during pandemic 

VIPS on the streets    A group of VIPS will be hitting the streets more during the pandemic to help the Danville Police Department with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bobbie Curd.

Boyle County

Industries expect job growth despite pandemic

  “Cautiously optimistic” is how Jody Lassiter, president and CEO of the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership sees the local industries’ planned growth and expansions ... Read more | Add your comment

by Robin Hart.

Boyle County

Moreland named regional editor of Bluegrass Newsmedia

Jeff Moreland has been named regional editor of Bluegrass Newsmedia. The company is a division of Boone Newspapers which publishes The Advocate Messenger, The Interior ... Read more | Add your comment

by Advocate-Messenger.

Opinion

Editor will work for good organization

As much as I disagreed with Ben’s liberal ideas, his decision to become a CASA member is one idea of his with which I can ... Read more | Add your comment

by Advocate-Messenger.

Boyle County

Ephraim McDowell Health Covid-19 updates

Ephraim McDowell Health continues to work closely with national, state and local leaders to ensure that we are properly responding to the needs of our ... Read more | Add your comment

by Advocate-Messenger.

Boyle County

Four in Boyle diagnosed with COVID-19; Officials to hold semi-weekly updates for public

  Four Boyle County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. One person is an Ephraim McDowell Health Associate and was hospitalized on Saturday. The other ... Read more | Add your comment

by Robin Hart.

Boyle County

Parks & Rec urges residents to visit parks’ trails; join free online exercise classes

  The Danville-Boyle County Parks and Recreation department is adapting to the new normal of social distancing during the weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even ... Read more | Add your comment

by Robin Hart.

Boyle County

Two Covid-19 cases reported in Boyle County

STAFF REPORT advocate@amnews.com The first Boyle County resident tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday. This person is an Ephraim McDowell Health Associate and is currently ... Read more | Add your comment

by Advocate-Messenger.

Boyle County

First Boyle County resident has tested positive for Covid-19

The first Boyle County resident has tested positive for Covid-19. This person is an Ephraim McDowell Health Associate and is currently hospitalized. The Boyle County ... Read more | Add your comment

by Robin Hart.

Boyle County

Danville seniors get to see their family — from a safe distance

COVID can’t rain on this parade   Lots of love was shared between Morning Pointe residents and their families Friday afternoon, even though they couldn’t ... Read more | Add your comment

by Robin Hart.

Boyle County

Therapist offers tips for maintaining good mental health during pandemic

  The young, the old and everyone in between have been thrust into a new normal of everyday life and are learning how to cope ... Read more | Add your comment

by Robin Hart.

Boyle County

Art Center Adapts to COVID-19 Closure

  By KATE SNYDER Art Center of the Bluegrass The Art Center of the Bluegrass is temporarily closed to the public, but that hasn’t stopped ... Read more | Add your comment

by Advocate-Messenger.

Opinion

COVID-19 far more contagious, deadly than flu

In reference to a letter written by Eben Henson: As a health-care provider, I find your letter disturbing, irresponsible and potentially dangerous. While I understand ... Read more | Add your comment

by Advocate-Messenger.

Opinion

Beshear’s early interventions are working

EDITORIAL The Advocate-Messenger Kentucky is making huge strides to “flatten the curve” compared to other states.  This is no more evident than in a recent ... Read more | Add your comment

by Advocate-Messenger.

Opinion

Leaving the paper after 15 years with hope 

  As I sit here on my last day at The Advocate-Messenger newspaper, it’s way stranger than I ever thought this day would be. I’m ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bobbie Curd.

Boyle County

Boyle’s dead animal removal service launches in April

  The Boyle County dead livestock removal service begins on Wednesday, April 1. The free service is available to all Boyle County landowners/farmers through the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Advocate-Messenger.

Boyle County

Boyle health director: Families should focus on social distancing for a few more weeks

  Although the weather has finally turned nice, Boyle County’s public health director asks that families and groups give it just a few more weeks ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bobbie Curd.

Boyle County

Boyle constable, Garrard PD offers free delivery of necessities during pandemic 

  A local constable has decided to use any free time he has to help others who are particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Boyle ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bobbie Curd.

Boyle County

Covid-19 updates

Commodity distribution cancelled The Boyle County Senior Commodity Distribution at Danville First Church of God scheduled for April 2 has been cancelled due to the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Robin Hart.

Boyle County

Partnership hopes to help Boyle businesses get financial help from feds

  City and county government organizations are joining forces to help local businesses and industries weather the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. And they’re ... Read more | Add your comment

by Robin Hart.

Boyle County

State health exchange continues to offer help with benefits

  The Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange is continuing to provide services and referrals even though their offices are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic social-distancing ... Read more | Add your comment

by Robin Hart.

Opinion

Advocate editor says farewell after four years

The March 28-29 weekend issue of The Advocate-Messenger will be the final issue I “put to bed,” as we say in the newspaper industry.  I’ve ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ben Kleppinger.

Opinion

Keep your trash safe for sanitation workers

By ANGELA MUNCY Guest columnist Everyone needs to realize that sanitation workers are on the COVID-19 front lines also. During a pandemic, people tend to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Advocate-Messenger.

Boyle County

Retired police officer providing big boost to Boyle’s syringe exchange program

The Boyle County Health Department has found a trailblazing way to increase those who participate in its syringe exchange program. A former police chief is ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bobbie Curd.