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Kevin D. Thompson

Kevin D. Thompson writes news stories, features and blogs on Lake Worth for The Palm Beach Post. He has more than 30 years of newspaper and magazine experience as a writer, editor, reporter and blogger. Kevin joined the Post in January 1996 as an entertainment writer. He was the paper's television critic for 12 years (1996-2008) and theater critic for one (2008-2009). In his career, Kevin has held various positions – researcher, business reporter, small business editor, senior editor, entertainment correspondent, television columnist, education writer. He was an associate editor and small business editor at Black Enterprise magazine for six years in New York City and worked as a reporter and entertainment correspondent for People magazine for two years in New York City and Los Angeles. Kevin has covered entertainment extensively and written celebrity profiles for such newspapers and magazines as the New York Daily News, the New York Post and Essence while working as freelance writer and before joining The Palm Beach Post. Kevin has been working on a novel the last several years with the ultimate goal of becoming a published author who sips cocktails by the pool. Kevin has two adult children and a faithful cat named FeFe. He lives in West Palm Beach with his wife, Sharon.

Latest from Kevin D. Thompson

Good and bad news: What Lake Worth’s 2017 drug overdose numbers show
 Lake Worth had 565 total drug overdoses last year — almost 100 more than the previous year — with the number of fatalities in the 70s, Lake Worth commissioners were told at Tuesday night’s meeting. “The good news is… (it) has been trending down,” said Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Baer during...

Posted: 2 hours ago

Lake Worth had 565 total drug overdoses last year — almost 100 more than the previous year — with the number of fatalities in the 70s, Lake Worth commissioners were told at Tuesday night’s meeting. “The good news is… (it) has been trending down,” said Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Baer during...
PBSO: Drug overdoses trending down in Lake Worth
 City Commissioners met tonight and here’s a brief synopsis on what happened.  1. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Captain Todd Baer made his quarterly report, saying the city had a total of 565 drug overdoses within city limits in 2017. “Good news is, although there was a slight uptick in December, (this) has been...

Posted: 19 hours ago

City Commissioners met tonight and here’s a brief synopsis on what happened.  1. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Captain Todd Baer made his quarterly report, saying the city had a total of 565 drug overdoses within city limits in 2017. “Good news is, although there was a slight uptick in December, (this) has been...
Celebrate MLK Day in Lake Worth on Monday
 1. MLK Day: There’s a unity interfaith breakfast at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church on South E Street and 10th Avenue South from 7:30 to 9 a.m.; a Candlelight March at 5 p.m. at Lake Worth City Hall; an MLK Commemorative Program and Re-dedication of the MLK Memorial Foundation at 5:30 p.m. at the Cultural Plaza and to wrap up, an...

Posted: 3 days ago

1. MLK Day: There’s a unity interfaith breakfast at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church on South E Street and 10th Avenue South from 7:30 to 9 a.m.; a Candlelight March at 5 p.m. at Lake Worth City Hall; an MLK Commemorative Program and Re-dedication of the MLK Memorial Foundation at 5:30 p.m. at the Cultural Plaza and to wrap up, an...
Local author coming to Lake Worth’s Book Cellar this month
 Richard Crossley, an internationally known birder, photographer and author, will be speaking Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at Book Cellar on Lake Avenue. Crossley, who lives in Lake Worth during the winter, is scheduled to speak for about 30 minutes. He expects a lot of questions and answers. “I do creative books, very unique and I&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Richard Crossley, an internationally known birder, photographer and author, will be speaking Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at Book Cellar on Lake Avenue. Crossley, who lives in Lake Worth during the winter, is scheduled to speak for about 30 minutes. He expects a lot of questions and answers. “I do creative books, very unique and I&rsquo...
Lake Worth’s Gulfstream Hotel partners continue court battle
 The corporate partners in the project to transform the downtown historic Gulfstream Hotel into an 87-room hotel with a downstairs restaurant, champagne room and rooftop sky bar continue to fight in court. HH Gulfstream, a company run by developer Hudson Holdings, filed an amended motion Monday requesting that CDS Gulfstream close on selling...

Posted: 4 days ago

The corporate partners in the project to transform the downtown historic Gulfstream Hotel into an 87-room hotel with a downstairs restaurant, champagne room and rooftop sky bar continue to fight in court. HH Gulfstream, a company run by developer Hudson Holdings, filed an amended motion Monday requesting that CDS Gulfstream close on selling...
Lake Worth’s first brewery and taproom ready for customers
 David Mathews, a guy from Tampa who loves beer, music and dogs, knows a little something about home brewing. He’s been doing it for more than 20 years from his West Palm Beach home. “It’s been my hobby,” he says. But as time passed, Mathews, a 53-year-old who ran his own engineering company for years, got tired of...

Posted: 4 days ago

David Mathews, a guy from Tampa who loves beer, music and dogs, knows a little something about home brewing. He’s been doing it for more than 20 years from his West Palm Beach home. “It’s been my hobby,” he says. But as time passed, Mathews, a 53-year-old who ran his own engineering company for years, got tired of...
Lake Worth residents not happy with dusty North M Street road delay
 On Dec. 11, a contracting company hired by Lake Worth started tearing up North M Street as part of the $40 million Neighborhood Road Program. Workers didn’t return until Jan. 4, two days after they were scheduled to. “We were all happy because we want the road to be fixed,” said one resident who lives on the street and didn&rsquo...

Posted: 8 days ago

On Dec. 11, a contracting company hired by Lake Worth started tearing up North M Street as part of the $40 million Neighborhood Road Program. Workers didn’t return until Jan. 4, two days after they were scheduled to. “We were all happy because we want the road to be fixed,” said one resident who lives on the street and didn&rsquo...
Lake Worth understands the importance of keeping Dr. King’s dream alive
 In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill making the third Monday in January a national holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain civil rights leader. The law went into effect three years later. Well, that third Monday is right around the corner. And so is the city’s “24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

Posted: 11 days ago

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill making the third Monday in January a national holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain civil rights leader. The law went into effect three years later. Well, that third Monday is right around the corner. And so is the city’s “24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....
Audit finds $7 million in questioned costs at Lake Worth Water Utility
 Ever wonder how your tax dollars are being spent in Lake Worth? County Inspector General John Carey does. After a year-long audit last month, his workers found more than $7.1 million in questioned costs at the Lake Worth Water Utility Services department. SEE: Lake Worth’s Gulfstream Hotel project snarled in partner lawsuits &ldquo...

Posted: 12 days ago

Ever wonder how your tax dollars are being spent in Lake Worth? County Inspector General John Carey does. After a year-long audit last month, his workers found more than $7.1 million in questioned costs at the Lake Worth Water Utility Services department. SEE: Lake Worth’s Gulfstream Hotel project snarled in partner lawsuits &ldquo...
Lake Worthians love the cold weather
 Frigid and windy in Lake Worth Thursday morning, as temperatures were in the mid 40s. Not your typical South Florida weather. But that didn’t bother Kelly Kingston, a, 41-year-old resident. “I think it’s awesome,” she said, wearing a gray wet suit. “We don’t get it that often and right now, I&rsquo...

Posted: 13 days ago

Frigid and windy in Lake Worth Thursday morning, as temperatures were in the mid 40s. Not your typical South Florida weather. But that didn’t bother Kelly Kingston, a, 41-year-old resident. “I think it’s awesome,” she said, wearing a gray wet suit. “We don’t get it that often and right now, I&rsquo...
Lake Worth’s Gulfstream Hotel project snarled in partner lawsuits
 The partners behind the $65 million 
               Gulfstream Hotel
             renovation project have sued one another, meaning the next step could be in court — and not on the site. CDS Gulfstream, headed by south county developer Bill Milmoe, owns 51 percent of the project and was started to arrange financing for it. It sued partner...

Posted: 13 days ago

The partners behind the $65 million Gulfstream Hotel renovation project have sued one another, meaning the next step could be in court — and not on the site. CDS Gulfstream, headed by south county developer Bill Milmoe, owns 51 percent of the project and was started to arrange financing for it. It sued partner...