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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

Lake Worth alcohol ordinance: It’s been 8 months now… is it working?
 For years, city officials have been saying the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has been getting too many calls from residents about public disturbances outside convenience stores. Public urination. Noise. Fights. You name it, it probably happened in front of a store near you in the late evening or wee hours of the morning. READ:...

Posted: 3 days ago

For years, city officials have been saying the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has been getting too many calls from residents about public disturbances outside convenience stores. Public urination. Noise. Fights. You name it, it probably happened in front of a store near you in the late evening or wee hours of the morning. READ:...
Lake Worth, Greenacres AT&T workers honored for volunteer work
 In case you didn’t know, it’s National Volunteer Month. AT&T is celebrating 55 South Florida employees who were honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism. Two of those 55 employees are from areas we know very well — Lake Worth and...

Posted: 3 days ago

In case you didn’t know, it’s National Volunteer Month. AT&T is celebrating 55 South Florida employees who were honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism. Two of those 55 employees are from areas we know very well — Lake Worth and...
Lake Worth girl, 15, who can’t walk gets $1,900 transfer chair lift
 When you think about it, it’s the simple things in life that are often taken for granted. A stroll through the park. Feeling hot sand between your toes on the beach. Getting out of bed to start your day. For Alysha Marerro, 15, these routine actions are anything but. READ: PBSO says ‘bad batch’ of drugs in Lake Worth causes...

Posted: 3 days ago

When you think about it, it’s the simple things in life that are often taken for granted. A stroll through the park. Feeling hot sand between your toes on the beach. Getting out of bed to start your day. For Alysha Marerro, 15, these routine actions are anything but. READ: PBSO says ‘bad batch’ of drugs in Lake Worth causes...
PBSO: ‘Bad batch’ of drugs on Lake Worth streets causing overdose spike
 The city has seen a troubling spike in the number of overdose cases the past two months, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Captain Todd Baer told City Commissioners Tuesday night. “There’s a bad batch out there right now,” Baer said. “Street level pharmacists must not be lacing (the drugs) well.” There...

Posted: 5 days ago

The city has seen a troubling spike in the number of overdose cases the past two months, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Captain Todd Baer told City Commissioners Tuesday night. “There’s a bad batch out there right now,” Baer said. “Street level pharmacists must not be lacing (the drugs) well.” There...
Can colorful Lake Worth tile mural smashed by truck driver be saved?
 Earlier this year, a truck recklessly barrelled into a wrought iron fence, smashing a concrete wall outside the Scottish Rite Masonic Center on North D Street. The driver, believed to have been drag racing, did significant damage to a structure that means so much to so many. It wasn’t just any wall that was hit. It was a colorful, 20-by...

Posted: 6 days ago

Earlier this year, a truck recklessly barrelled into a wrought iron fence, smashing a concrete wall outside the Scottish Rite Masonic Center on North D Street. The driver, believed to have been drag racing, did significant damage to a structure that means so much to so many. It wasn’t just any wall that was hit. It was a colorful, 20-by...
TIME’s ‘Trump meltdown’ magazine cover illustrator coming to Lake Worth
 Growing up in Havana, Cuba under the late Fidel Castro’s oppressive regime, Edel Rodriguez was introduced to politics at a young age. Those unsettling times had a profound impact on Rodriguez, now 45 and a professional artist who always incorporates politics and culture in his work. Socialist propaganda, western advertising, island...

Posted: 10 days ago

Growing up in Havana, Cuba under the late Fidel Castro’s oppressive regime, Edel Rodriguez was introduced to politics at a young age. Those unsettling times had a profound impact on Rodriguez, now 45 and a professional artist who always incorporates politics and culture in his work. Socialist propaganda, western advertising, island...
Why no Facebook page in Lake Worth yet? City still has big concerns
 While there’s no official count, it’s safe to say there are a ton of unofficial Lake Worth Facebook pages where residents opine, share information, grouse, vent and yes, post funny memes. There’s Lake Worth Local, which has more than 5,000 members. Lake Worth Life and Lake Worth Voice are other influential pages, each with...

Posted: 10 days ago

While there’s no official count, it’s safe to say there are a ton of unofficial Lake Worth Facebook pages where residents opine, share information, grouse, vent and yes, post funny memes. There’s Lake Worth Local, which has more than 5,000 members. Lake Worth Life and Lake Worth Voice are other influential pages, each with...
PBSC to host fashion show for students who can’t afford new clothes
 There’s nothing like getting handsome and cute for a good cause. That’s what’s happening Wednesday, April 26, when Palm Beach State College, west of Lake Worth, hosts a fashion show for Panthers Closet, a new thrift store that recently opened on campus. The store sells affordable clothes, shoes and purses for students who...

Posted: 10 days ago

There’s nothing like getting handsome and cute for a good cause. That’s what’s happening Wednesday, April 26, when Palm Beach State College, west of Lake Worth, hosts a fashion show for Panthers Closet, a new thrift store that recently opened on campus. The store sells affordable clothes, shoes and purses for students who...
Lake Worth’s code enforcement image still taking a beating
 This past year, Aino Lautsio, a Lake Worth homeowner for nearly 30 years, became the poster child for everything that is wrong with the city’s embattled code compliance division. On May 9, Lautsio, who takes meticulous care of the two-bedroom home she owns on Bryn Mawr Drive, was issued a yellow courtesy notice because much of her grass...

Posted: 10 days ago

This past year, Aino Lautsio, a Lake Worth homeowner for nearly 30 years, became the poster child for everything that is wrong with the city’s embattled code compliance division. On May 9, Lautsio, who takes meticulous care of the two-bedroom home she owns on Bryn Mawr Drive, was issued a yellow courtesy notice because much of her grass...
New Lake Worth sports bar? Nope, just some additions at City Hall
 If you’ve been to a Lake Worth City Commission meeting lately at City Hall, you probably noticed the chambers look like a sports bar as four, 60-inch Samsung flat-screens now hang overhead. There’s another TV — a 32-inch — in the hallway for the overflow crowd and another 60-inch in the conference room for city officials...

Posted: 11 days ago

If you’ve been to a Lake Worth City Commission meeting lately at City Hall, you probably noticed the chambers look like a sports bar as four, 60-inch Samsung flat-screens now hang overhead. There’s another TV — a 32-inch — in the hallway for the overflow crowd and another 60-inch in the conference room for city officials...
Music, eggs and a bunny in Lake Worth for Easter
 LAKE WORTH —  The city is scheduled to host its Ninth Annual Easter Egg Hunt Staurday at Bryant Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be music, crafts and vendors. Cost is $5 for three hunts and $2 for a single hunt.  The categories and times for the hunt are as follows: 3 to 5 years — 10 a.m., 11 a.m...

Posted: 11 days ago

LAKE WORTH —  The city is scheduled to host its Ninth Annual Easter Egg Hunt Staurday at Bryant Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be music, crafts and vendors. Cost is $5 for three hunts and $2 for a single hunt.  The categories and times for the hunt are as follows: 3 to 5 years — 10 a.m., 11 a.m...