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

PBSC to open expanded food pantry on Lake Worth’s campus on Tuesday
 On Tuesday, Palm Beach State College is opening an expanded food pantry to help students who are struggling financially. “Our students are disproportionately effected by the economy,” said Jeannie Hoban, director of the college’s student counseling center. “We hope by doing this … we can support our students...

Posted: 4 hours ago

On Tuesday, Palm Beach State College is opening an expanded food pantry to help students who are struggling financially. “Our students are disproportionately effected by the economy,” said Jeannie Hoban, director of the college’s student counseling center. “We hope by doing this … we can support our students...
John I. Leonard’s first grad class in ‘68 to celebrate 50th reunion
 Years fly by but memories don’t always fade as fast. And that’s good for the John I. Leonard High School Class of 1968. That was the first graduating class at the Greenacres school, and they’ll be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. The school on 10th Avenue North opened in 1965. Sharon Drake Rinehart, a 10th grade...

Posted: a day ago

Years fly by but memories don’t always fade as fast. And that’s good for the John I. Leonard High School Class of 1968. That was the first graduating class at the Greenacres school, and they’ll be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. The school on 10th Avenue North opened in 1965. Sharon Drake Rinehart, a 10th grade...
Here’s why Lake Worth is changing water chlorination process Saturday
 Starting Saturday, 
               Lake Worth’s
            Water Treatment Plantwill change its water chlorination process for two weeks to maintain high water quality. The city will use a free chlorine residual water treatment method to provide a stronger, faster acting disinfection process than the combined chlorine of Chrlormaines...

Posted: 3 days ago

Starting Saturday, Lake Worth’s Water Treatment Plantwill change its water chlorination process for two weeks to maintain high water quality. The city will use a free chlorine residual water treatment method to provide a stronger, faster acting disinfection process than the combined chlorine of Chrlormaines...
NEW: Lake Worth’s ‘unsightly’ abandoned shopping carts becoming an issue
 There’s a Lake Worth issue that has been bothering Commissioner Scott Maxwell for some time. “We have a lot of abandoned shopping carts all over the city,” Maxwell told The Palm Beach Post. “And they’re very unsightly. Retailers should have some type of way of keeping the carts on their lots. This is just silly...

Posted: 4 days ago

There’s a Lake Worth issue that has been bothering Commissioner Scott Maxwell for some time. “We have a lot of abandoned shopping carts all over the city,” Maxwell told The Palm Beach Post. “And they’re very unsightly. Retailers should have some type of way of keeping the carts on their lots. This is just silly...
NEW: Why Lake Worth has put a cap on pot dispensaries
 Lake Worth
             said two medical marijuana dispensaries in the city is enough after city commissioners voted Thursday to not add anymore. The city already has two facilities — Knox Medical at 1 S. Dixie Highway opened in November 2017 and Curaleaf launched at 1125 S. Dixie Highway in January 2018. Both serve Lake Worth and the...

Posted: 5 days ago

Lake Worth said two medical marijuana dispensaries in the city is enough after city commissioners voted Thursday to not add anymore. The city already has two facilities — Knox Medical at 1 S. Dixie Highway opened in November 2017 and Curaleaf launched at 1125 S. Dixie Highway in January 2018. Both serve Lake Worth and the...
‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’ still gets an ‘aye’ vote in Lake Worth
 Check your calender. What’s Sept. 19? It’s Wednesday, right? Yes, but it’s also “International Talk Like A Pirate Day” in Lake Worth. READ: Respect to veterans: Teen creates coin for every grave site Created in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers, two Oregon residents who proclaimed the day when everyone in the...

Posted: 6 days ago

Check your calender. What’s Sept. 19? It’s Wednesday, right? Yes, but it’s also “International Talk Like A Pirate Day” in Lake Worth. READ: Respect to veterans: Teen creates coin for every grave site Created in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers, two Oregon residents who proclaimed the day when everyone in the...
Latest crash near busy Lantana airport stirs some fear in residents
 Megan Ornelas grew up in her grandparents’ home, close to the Lantana Airport and Lake Worth’s John Prince Park, the site where on Sunday morning a twin-engine Cessna 335 crashed, killing the pilot and his wife. “Many families go to that park,” said Ornelas, an 18-year-old who details cars for a living. &ldquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

Megan Ornelas grew up in her grandparents’ home, close to the Lantana Airport and Lake Worth’s John Prince Park, the site where on Sunday morning a twin-engine Cessna 335 crashed, killing the pilot and his wife. “Many families go to that park,” said Ornelas, an 18-year-old who details cars for a living. &ldquo...
Have design ideas for Lake Worth? City wants them by Nov. 2
 1. Design competition: 
            The city is calling for all designers and planners to look at Lake Worth with fresh eyes and to envision what the city’s Cultural Arts District might look like. Submissions will be showcased at a formal gallery opening and will be available to residents, entrepreneurs, property owners, investors to...

Posted: 8 days ago

1. Design competition: The city is calling for all designers and planners to look at Lake Worth with fresh eyes and to envision what the city’s Cultural Arts District might look like. Submissions will be showcased at a formal gallery opening and will be available to residents, entrepreneurs, property owners, investors to...
Have too much stuff? $7.5 million storage facility opening in Lantana
 Space in South Florida is coveted — that includes roads, real estate and yes, storage facilities. Mini-storage quietly has evolved from the investment-property family into a legitimate money-maker that’s luring public cash and institutional investors — so much so that overbuilding has become a pressing concern. Enter CubeSmart...

Posted: 10 days ago

Space in South Florida is coveted — that includes roads, real estate and yes, storage facilities. Mini-storage quietly has evolved from the investment-property family into a legitimate money-maker that’s luring public cash and institutional investors — so much so that overbuilding has become a pressing concern. Enter CubeSmart...
3 cool things going down in Lake Worth
 1. MG Productions Car Show: It’s set for 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Lake Worth Beach, 10 S. Ocean Blvd. Thursday’s show will have a lot of classics along with new school cars. The amount of cars varies, ranging from 40 to as high as 80. Prices can go as high as $2 million for a new Bugatti Chiron. 2. Beginning Acting — Taught...

Posted: 14 days ago

1. MG Productions Car Show: It’s set for 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Lake Worth Beach, 10 S. Ocean Blvd. Thursday’s show will have a lot of classics along with new school cars. The amount of cars varies, ranging from 40 to as high as 80. Prices can go as high as $2 million for a new Bugatti Chiron. 2. Beginning Acting — Taught...
Have talent? Show it off in Lake Worth this weekend!
 Do you juggle knives? Play a harp on one leg? Swim upside down? If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, go to the Lake Worth Playhouse from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to audition for Lake Worth Has Talent III. READ: New ice cream store opens on Lake Avenue in Lake Worth “We are looking this year for more...

Posted: 14 days ago

Do you juggle knives? Play a harp on one leg? Swim upside down? If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, go to the Lake Worth Playhouse from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to audition for Lake Worth Has Talent III. READ: New ice cream store opens on Lake Avenue in Lake Worth “We are looking this year for more...