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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

Surprise! Palm Beach School for Autism gets $500 of art supplies
 Christmas came early for The Palm Beach School for Autism, west of Lake Worth. The Palm Beach County AT&T Pioneers, a network of AT&T employees and retiree volunteers who donate time and money to local causes, recently delivered $500 worth of art supplies, including dozens of bottles of paint, construction paper, glue and paint brushes. &ldquo...

Posted: a day ago

Christmas came early for The Palm Beach School for Autism, west of Lake Worth. The Palm Beach County AT&T Pioneers, a network of AT&T employees and retiree volunteers who donate time and money to local causes, recently delivered $500 worth of art supplies, including dozens of bottles of paint, construction paper, glue and paint brushes. &ldquo...
Commentary: Pull plug or fill pool … but, Lake Worth, do something!
 There are some things in life you know are going to take time. Your taxes. A visit to the doctor. A decision on the Lake Worth pool. It feels as if the saga of what to do with the creaky facility has been going on since a one-time peanut farmer named Jimmy Carter was running the country. There are those who want to save the 46-year pool,...

Posted: 2 days ago

There are some things in life you know are going to take time. Your taxes. A visit to the doctor. A decision on the Lake Worth pool. It feels as if the saga of what to do with the creaky facility has been going on since a one-time peanut farmer named Jimmy Carter was running the country. There are those who want to save the 46-year pool,...
Suburban Lake Worth resident, real estate magnate, dead at 94
Herbert Platzner with his wife, Marylin in an undated photo. (Palm Beach Post file photo) Herbert Platzner, philanthropist, real estate magnate past president of the Morse Life Health System in Palm Beach and one of the most prominent landlords in Westchester, N.

Posted: 3 days ago

Herbert Platzner with his wife, Marylin in an undated photo. (Palm Beach Post file photo) Herbert Platzner, philanthropist, real estate magnate past president of the Morse Life Health System in Palm Beach and one of the most prominent landlords in Westchester, N.
Memorial Day has painful side for Korean War-era veteran in Lake Worth
 Albert Graveline has never picked up a weapon. He never set foot on a battlefield or locked eyes with a foreign enemy. Still, as a veteran who spent eight years in the Air Force as a chef and rose to the rank of staff sergeant, Graveline, 84, gets choked up on Memorial Day thinking about his role in the military, where he and five brothers...

Posted: 3 days ago

Albert Graveline has never picked up a weapon. He never set foot on a battlefield or locked eyes with a foreign enemy. Still, as a veteran who spent eight years in the Air Force as a chef and rose to the rank of staff sergeant, Graveline, 84, gets choked up on Memorial Day thinking about his role in the military, where he and five brothers...
Lake Worth teen designs prosthetic hand for a boy born without one
Earlier this month recent Dreyfoos School of the Arts graduate Chrystie Tyler (fourth from left) was given a 2017 Kia Soul as the recipient of this year’s College Drive Award.

Posted: 3 days ago

Earlier this month recent Dreyfoos School of the Arts graduate Chrystie Tyler (fourth from left) was given a 2017 Kia Soul as the recipient of this year’s College Drive Award.
Where are Lake Worth’s oldest homes? We can tell you
 LAKE WORTH — After nearly two years of research, the Historical Society of Lake Worth recently unveiled the locations of  the seven oldest homes in Lake Worth — all of which were built in 1912. The homes are:  109 S. Federal Highway 106 S. M Street 102 S. M Street 229 N. F Street 403 N. L Street 1106 N. H Street 406 S. B...

Posted: 4 days ago

LAKE WORTH — After nearly two years of research, the Historical Society of Lake Worth recently unveiled the locations of  the seven oldest homes in Lake Worth — all of which were built in 1912. The homes are: 109 S. Federal Highway 106 S. M Street 102 S. M Street 229 N. F Street 403 N. L Street 1106 N. H Street 406 S. B...
How much to fix Lake Worth’s pool? Apparently, no one has a clue
 Remember the old game show “What’s My Line?” Well, Lake Worth is playing its own version called “Which Numbers Do You Believe?” This year, an independent aquatics expert hired by the city to assess the
                pool
             and how to fix it, told city commissioners it would cost $4.6 million to upgrade...

Posted: 5 days ago

Remember the old game show “What’s My Line?” Well, Lake Worth is playing its own version called “Which Numbers Do You Believe?” This year, an independent aquatics expert hired by the city to assess the pool and how to fix it, told city commissioners it would cost $4.6 million to upgrade...
Why is Lake Worth being honored?
 LAKE WORTH — Earlier this month the city received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, which the city said shows it’s meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. This award tested the city’s budget against nationally recognized guidelines for effective...

Posted: 6 days ago

LAKE WORTH — Earlier this month the city received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, which the city said shows it’s meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. This award tested the city’s budget against nationally recognized guidelines for effective...
Roger Moore dead: Which of his Bond movies was made in South Florida?
 The death of Roger Moore is a reminder of how closely Her Majesty’s Secret Service agent James Bond is tied to Florida. He’s practically a snowbird. RELATED: ROGER MOORE TOLD THE POST HIS FAVORITE BOND MOVIE His license to thrill (and kill) has always extended to the Sunshine State: Dr. No: Bond battles the evil genius doctor...

Posted: 6 days ago

The death of Roger Moore is a reminder of how closely Her Majesty’s Secret Service agent James Bond is tied to Florida. He’s practically a snowbird. RELATED: ROGER MOORE TOLD THE POST HIS FAVORITE BOND MOVIE His license to thrill (and kill) has always extended to the Sunshine State: Dr. No: Bond battles the evil genius doctor...