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Muhlenberg County

Fire changes the historic face of Greenville

Just a couple weeks ago, I shared a feature on attractions in Muhlenberg County, where I live, the first in what I hope are many features of easy day trips to interesting places in Kentucky and southern Indiana. Though the bulk of the feature focused on the musical history of the “Home of Thumbpicking,” there…

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Muhlenberg Music Museum: An interesting day trip

The reputation of Muhlenberg County in the world of country and rock-and-roll music is well known the world over, but did you know the community maintains several attractions and venues highlighting those cultural contributions? The Muhlenberg Music Museum, located at 200 North First Street in Central City, is a must-see destination for fans of The…

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Pamela L. Rice

Pamela L. Rice, 52, of Greenville, passed away on March 28, 2022 at Owensboro Health Muhlenburg Community Hospital.  She was born on July 14, 1969 in Tell City, IN to the late John Robert and Mary Morris Rice.  Pam loved her grandbabies, singing, fishing, camping and 4-wheeler riding.  She was preceded in death by her…

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Local farm crew aids in Muhlenberg County

In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes which carved a path through west and south central Kentucky Dec. 10-11, Tanner Stroup of Stroup Farms in Maceo felt drawn to help those affected. Stroup gathered five farm crewmembers, loaded up some heavy equipment and headed west to Muhlenberg County and the tiny community of Bremen on…

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Pair arrested in tornado disaster zone

  A Lewisport woman and a man from Tell City were arrested Dec. 17 in Bremen in Muhlenberg County by deputies of the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, charged with third-degree criminal trespassing in the tornado-ravaged area. Deputies suspected the pair was attempting to loot in the area, according to a MCSD report. Audrianna Jones, 21,…

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Photograph from Bremen returned to family

  A photograph from Muhlenberg County found on a farm at Reynolds Station has been returned to the subject’s son in Bremen. The photograph was inside the home of James Stewart, which was destroyed in the Dec. 10-11 storms. “The photo is of my mother, Mary Azeline Gish Stewart,” Stewart said Monday. “I appreciated seeing…

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Photo from Marshall County travels 150 miles in storms

Several items from the west Kentucky tornadoes of Dec. 10 were found on a farm in Hancock County on Kentucky Highway 2181, about three miles south of Hawesville. Among the items were two photographs, a Monopoly game card, and graphing paper from a math class. The items were found in a hayfield on the farm…

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Quad-state tornado outbreak leaves scar of destruction

  As the victims and communities affected by the Dec. 10-11 “Quad-State Tornado” begin to pick up the pieces of their lives and push forward with recovery, the stories of loss, survival and compassion will forever be etched into the minds of those impacted. In the late-night hours of Friday, and extending into the early…

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‘She was standing just behind the door, looking right into my eyes.’

  BREMEN – Lee Hill had been watching weather reports throughout the evening Friday at his home on Kentucky 175 South, about three miles west of Bremen in Muhlenberg County. After watching reports from regional meteorologists and receiving multiple tornado warnings, Lee made several attempts to get his 83-year-old mother, Martha, to move with him…

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When the story hits right at home …

  There is an unwritten rule in journalism: never become part of the story. Most days, we news types are pretty good at avoiding the pitfalls of being involved on a personal level with the issues and events we report on. Other times, it simply becomes impossible to avoid it. Before the events of Friday…

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