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 Casino hosting holiday party
 Friends of Casino Pool are scheduled to host a “2017 Holiday Party” on Dec. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lake Worth Casino. Guests are asked to bring food to share. There will be appetizers, salads, desserts, meat and cheese trays. Organizers are still looking for help to setup and tear down. They’re also asking for a...

Posted: a day ago

Friends of Casino Pool are scheduled to host a “2017 Holiday Party” on Dec. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lake Worth Casino. Guests are asked to bring food to share. There will be appetizers, salads, desserts, meat and cheese trays. Organizers are still looking for help to setup and tear down. They’re also asking for a...
Lake Worth neighborhood changes when fence is taken down
 Brenda Smith has lived in Lake Worth more than 10 years. The 53-year-old retired office manager said she loves the city and its residents. “Lake Worth is amazing,” Smith said. About 2½ years ago, she paid $53,000 for a unit on 212 N. K St., a Hovianna XII condominium three blocks down the road from where she lives. Her...

Posted: 10 days ago

Brenda Smith has lived in Lake Worth more than 10 years. The 53-year-old retired office manager said she loves the city and its residents. “Lake Worth is amazing,” Smith said. About 2½ years ago, she paid $53,000 for a unit on 212 N. K St., a Hovianna XII condominium three blocks down the road from where she lives. Her...
Lake Worth middle schoolers get CPR training
 In 2016, state legislation began encouraging for cardiopulmonary resuscitation in schools and new laws in many states will soon require students to be trained in CPR before high school graduation. Team Certified, a group of local teens from John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres, might be paving the way for something that will become a...

Posted: 11 days ago

In 2016, state legislation began encouraging for cardiopulmonary resuscitation in schools and new laws in many states will soon require students to be trained in CPR before high school graduation. Team Certified, a group of local teens from John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres, might be paving the way for something that will become a...
After killings and gunfire, a Lake Worth community reveals fear, anger
 John Oja moves slowly in his motorized wheelchair along the 500 block of South F Street in Lake Worth. He doesn’t mind the leisurely pace. Oja, who recently had knee surgery, is just glad its daylight. “It’s very dangerous around here,” said Oja, 62. “You hear gunshots at night. You don’t want to come into...

Posted: 11 days ago

John Oja moves slowly in his motorized wheelchair along the 500 block of South F Street in Lake Worth. He doesn’t mind the leisurely pace. Oja, who recently had knee surgery, is just glad its daylight. “It’s very dangerous around here,” said Oja, 62. “You hear gunshots at night. You don’t want to come into...
Historical home battle passes first test in Lake Worth
 For years, hundreds of Lake Worth residents who own a designated historic home have been complaining to city officials about the problems they’ve had replacing doors, roofs and windows, saying applications took forever to be approved. That could be changing. After an 80-minute discussion Tuesday night, city commissioners unanimously...

Posted: 12 days ago

For years, hundreds of Lake Worth residents who own a designated historic home have been complaining to city officials about the problems they’ve had replacing doors, roofs and windows, saying applications took forever to be approved. That could be changing. After an 80-minute discussion Tuesday night, city commissioners unanimously...
15% of Lake Worth’s lights still out post-Irma … are LEDs to blame?
 It’s been almost two months since Hurricane Irma hit Palm Beach County, but 15 percent of Lake Worth’s 4,000 streetlights, a lot of which were knocked out by the storm, are still out. And the head of Lake Worth Utilities said it would take his crew months more to finish the repairs. That’s why he’s asking for outside...

Posted: 13 days ago

It’s been almost two months since Hurricane Irma hit Palm Beach County, but 15 percent of Lake Worth’s 4,000 streetlights, a lot of which were knocked out by the storm, are still out. And the head of Lake Worth Utilities said it would take his crew months more to finish the repairs. That’s why he’s asking for outside...
Lake Worth changes land use for vacant site
 The vacant 507 South G Street has a new life. City Commissioners at tonight’s meeting unanimously changed the site’s land map use, which will allow Maegher Corp. to renovate and redevelop the site, located on the south side of 5th Avenue South between South G Street and the Florida East Coast Railway. There was no discussion....

Posted: 14 days ago

The vacant 507 South G Street has a new life. City Commissioners at tonight’s meeting unanimously changed the site’s land map use, which will allow Maegher Corp. to renovate and redevelop the site, located on the south side of 5th Avenue South between South G Street and the Florida East Coast Railway. There was no discussion....
Lake Worth community to raise new American flag on Veterans Day
 Residents in Willow Bend, a community west of Lake Worth, plan to raise a new American flag on Veterans Day. “We’re going to raise it right on the property,” said Ruth Levin, 80. “We’re going to put it on a flagpole right in front of Clubhouse 1.” The ceremony starts at 4 p.m. READ: After Lake Worth&rsquo...

Posted: 16 days ago

Residents in Willow Bend, a community west of Lake Worth, plan to raise a new American flag on Veterans Day. “We’re going to raise it right on the property,” said Ruth Levin, 80. “We’re going to put it on a flagpole right in front of Clubhouse 1.” The ceremony starts at 4 p.m. READ: After Lake Worth&rsquo...
What plans are in store for this vacant Lake Worth site?
 The property at 507 South G Street has been vacant the past five years, with the city saying the site was most recently licensed for factory uses in 2012. But Maegher Corp., which also operates under the name Technico in Lake Worth, plans to renovate and redevelop the site, located on the south side of 5th Avenue South between South G Street...

Posted: 17 days ago

The property at 507 South G Street has been vacant the past five years, with the city saying the site was most recently licensed for factory uses in 2012. But Maegher Corp., which also operates under the name Technico in Lake Worth, plans to renovate and redevelop the site, located on the south side of 5th Avenue South between South G Street...
Lake Worth veterans cemetery adds burial space in $31 million makeover
 The wind blows, gently, this afternoon at The South Florida National Cemetery. Two women, middle-aged, lean over one of the headstones, place a bouquet of flowers, say a few words, bow their heads. They don’t stay long. Ten minutes, tops. But more mourners are expected in the coming years. READ: Veterans Day parade in Lake Worth will...

Posted: 17 days ago

The wind blows, gently, this afternoon at The South Florida National Cemetery. Two women, middle-aged, lean over one of the headstones, place a bouquet of flowers, say a few words, bow their heads. They don’t stay long. Ten minutes, tops. But more mourners are expected in the coming years. READ: Veterans Day parade in Lake Worth will...
Veterans Day parade in Lake Worth will end with special surprise
 About a year ago, John Endruschat was checking out the city’s annual Veterans Day celebration downtown and noticed something missing. “We saw monuments in other cities that were very prominent for the military and we thought Lake Worth should have one to recognize our veterans,” said Endruschat, a Rotary Club of Lake Worth...

Posted: 19 days ago

About a year ago, John Endruschat was checking out the city’s annual Veterans Day celebration downtown and noticed something missing. “We saw monuments in other cities that were very prominent for the military and we thought Lake Worth should have one to recognize our veterans,” said Endruschat, a Rotary Club of Lake Worth...