Fairest of them all

TOLCHESTER — Molly Jones as Mrs. Claus and her horse Dove as a reindeer captured the grand champion ribbon in the Kent County Fair’s 4-H pretty animal contest Friday night, July 19 at the Ag Center. Molly is a member of the Bits & Bridles and Kent Clover Calf clubs. The fair wraps up Saturday […]

3 adults charged with theft of Pride flags; 4 juveniles also cited

CHESTERTOWN — Police here have charged three out-of-state men in connection with last month’s thefts of rainbow Pride flags and related items, and referred four youths to the Department of Juvenile Services on similar charges, according to a news release. The suspects are from the Lancaster County area of Pennsylvania, according to the Chestertown Police […]

‘Friends’ donate $20,000 to Kent County Public Library

CHESTERTOWN — The Friends of the Kent County Public Library describe themselves as a group of people who “donate hearts, hands, and more to the library we love.” This week, the Friends demonstrated the “and more” when they presented KCPL with a check for $20,000 in unrestricted funds to contribute to the library’s fiscal year […]

Kent has 1st heat-related death of 2024

CHESTERTOWN — A Kent County resident died last week of heat-related causes, county Health Officer William Webb confirmed in a series of text messages and a telephone interview with The Evening Enterprise on Thursday, July 18. Webb said he was notified by the Maryland Department of Health’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner earlier this […]

Betterton beach reopens; water samples are at ‘acceptable level’

BETTERTON — As of 5 p.m. today — Thursday, July 18 — the beach here has reopened for “normal activities” including swimming, water sports and fishing, according to a news release from the Kent County Health Department. The health department closed the beach on Wednesday because of a sewage spill. Water samples today were at […]

It’s fair time

TOLCHESTER — It’s the hottest week of the year, so that must mean it’s Kent County Fair week. The grounds opened to the public Wednesday, July 17. For the next three days, July 18 through July 20, the fairgrounds at the Kent Agriculture Center on Tolchester Beach Road will be the locale of nonstop activities. […]

Health department closes Betterton beach due to sewage spill

BETTERTON — The Kent County Health Department on Wednesday, July 17 closed the beach here due to a sewage spill, according to a notice on the agency’s website. The KCHD is advising against swimming, water skiing and other direct water contact activities including fishing. The health department was notified at about 10 a.m. by Betterton […]

Fall coaches hired at KCHS; orientation is July 25

WORTON — Head coaches have been hired and they are assembling their staffs as Kent County High School prepares to pull the curtain back on the fall season. It’s a veteran team, and many of the coaches are KCHS graduates. Orientation is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25 in the high school auditorium. Orientation is for […]

Choptank Community Health offering free sports physicals

WORTON — Choptank Community Health is offering free sports physicals for Kent County High School students for the 2024-25 academic year. Athletes and cheerleaders must have a completed physical on file with the school before they can practice or participate. One physical is good for the entire school year. The first day of practice for […]

Police Blotter

Chestertown Police MDOP. Officer Travis Burke, on June 18, took a report of malicious destruction of property in the area of Cannon Street. According to a CPD news release, the investigation is ongoing. ASSAULT. Officer Travis Burke, on June 18, responded to the 300-block of Maple Avenue for a reported assault in progress. According to […]

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