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

NEW: Lake Worth paves, makes 2nd Ave. South one-way street for boaters
 To help boaters get into Bryant Park’s boat ramp, Lake Worth used a $250,000 community development block grant to get rid of potholes and turn 2nd Avenue South into a one-way street going east. “This is a project that people have dreamed about, have talked about, yelled about and complained about,” Mayor Pam Triolo...

Posted: 13 hours ago

To help boaters get into Bryant Park’s boat ramp, Lake Worth used a $250,000 community development block grant to get rid of potholes and turn 2nd Avenue South into a one-way street going east. “This is a project that people have dreamed about, have talked about, yelled about and complained about,” Mayor Pam Triolo...
New Lake Worth business owner brings The Bronx to Lake Avenue
 Sitting inside NoDoSo — short for North Down South — at 609 Lake Avenue, Jerusha Benjamin, almost looks like one of the fine pieces of art she has hanging on her wall. Benjamin, a slender woman with dark hair, is wearing a colorful dress that brightens the room. She has a distinctive nose ring and is extremely intelligent. &ldquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Sitting inside NoDoSo — short for North Down South — at 609 Lake Avenue, Jerusha Benjamin, almost looks like one of the fine pieces of art she has hanging on her wall. Benjamin, a slender woman with dark hair, is wearing a colorful dress that brightens the room. She has a distinctive nose ring and is extremely intelligent. &ldquo...
Summer snowballs in Lake Worth? Yes, here’s what it’s all about…
 1. Summer Snowballs Holiday Bazaar: Aug. 18 and 19 at the Academy for Positive Learning from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1200 N. Dixie Highway. Admission is $5, and if you bring a new toy for a kid age 10 to 17, it will be given to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s Toy Drive later this year. The nonprofit, Listen Learn Care Foundation...

Posted: 3 days ago

1. Summer Snowballs Holiday Bazaar: Aug. 18 and 19 at the Academy for Positive Learning from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1200 N. Dixie Highway. Admission is $5, and if you bring a new toy for a kid age 10 to 17, it will be given to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s Toy Drive later this year. The nonprofit, Listen Learn Care Foundation...
Lake Worth hears about designs for improving its beach complex
 Ever since the
                Lake Worth Beach Casino Complex
             reopened in 2013, it has experienced a host of problems — pool issues, building leaks and traffic woes. “We knew there were certain things that were not functioning well,” City Manager Michael Bornstein said at Tuesday’s commission meeting...

Posted: 4 days ago

Ever since the Lake Worth Beach Casino Complex reopened in 2013, it has experienced a host of problems — pool issues, building leaks and traffic woes. “We knew there were certain things that were not functioning well,” City Manager Michael Bornstein said at Tuesday’s commission meeting...
Lake Worth’s Florida Window and Door is looking to expand
 About a year ago, Florida Window and Door, a replacement window company that services the east coast of Florida, moved to North Dixie Highway in Lake Worth from Palm Beach Gardens. “We love Lake Worth,” said Scott Berman, the company’s president. “It’s been a great advantage being in Lake Worth than being in...

Posted: 5 days ago

About a year ago, Florida Window and Door, a replacement window company that services the east coast of Florida, moved to North Dixie Highway in Lake Worth from Palm Beach Gardens. “We love Lake Worth,” said Scott Berman, the company’s president. “It’s been a great advantage being in Lake Worth than being in...
NEW: Greenacres mom fights muscular dystrophy with awareness campaign
 Nadine Kirby knows all about heartache and pain. At age 3 1/2, her and her husband’s only child, David, was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy disorder, one of the most common — and deadliest — forms of the genetic disorder. David is now 25 and the disease has progressed, Kirby said. “He can no longer care...

Posted: 8 days ago

Nadine Kirby knows all about heartache and pain. At age 3 1/2, her and her husband’s only child, David, was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy disorder, one of the most common — and deadliest — forms of the genetic disorder. David is now 25 and the disease has progressed, Kirby said. “He can no longer care...
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Lake Worth
 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Everywhere you go Take a look at the five and ten, it’s glistening once again With candy canes and silver lanes aglow Ok, so Christmas is still four months away, but that doesn’t mean it won’t look like the yuletide season in Lake Worth on Aug. 18 and 19. READ: Florida House...

Posted: 11 days ago

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Everywhere you go Take a look at the five and ten, it’s glistening once again With candy canes and silver lanes aglow Ok, so Christmas is still four months away, but that doesn’t mean it won’t look like the yuletide season in Lake Worth on Aug. 18 and 19. READ: Florida House...
Coming to Lake Worth: Sidewalk sale, women’s conference, talent show
 1. Lake Worth Sidewalk Sale: Saturday, downtown Lake Worth, check out stuff for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 561-398-8340 for more information. 2. Fourth annual Women’s Wellness Conference: Scheduled for Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Compass Community Center, 201 N. Dixie Highway. Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women...

Posted: 11 days ago

1. Lake Worth Sidewalk Sale: Saturday, downtown Lake Worth, check out stuff for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 561-398-8340 for more information. 2. Fourth annual Women’s Wellness Conference: Scheduled for Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Compass Community Center, 201 N. Dixie Highway. Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women...
Lake Worth vows it will find ‘solutions’ to electric utility woes
 For years, Lake Worth has grappled with what to do about its outdated and problematic power plant and electric utility. The site, the city says, is an asset that has seen better days and has hurt the city’s image. There have been two massive power outages this year — 
               April 9
             and June 20. One of them...

Posted: 11 days ago

For years, Lake Worth has grappled with what to do about its outdated and problematic power plant and electric utility. The site, the city says, is an asset that has seen better days and has hurt the city’s image. There have been two massive power outages this year — April 9 and June 20. One of them...
Florida House 87: Incumbent Silvers challenged by newcomer Hernandez
 An experienced state representative with money takes on a younger grassroots organizer who has never before run for office in the Democratic primary for the District 87 State House seat. David Silvers, president of a Boca Raton book development and licensing business, is the District’s current representative after getting elected in...

Posted: 13 days ago

An experienced state representative with money takes on a younger grassroots organizer who has never before run for office in the Democratic primary for the District 87 State House seat. David Silvers, president of a Boca Raton book development and licensing business, is the District’s current representative after getting elected in...
Hoffman’s donating school backpacks to ChildNet
 Want to help an abused, abandoned or neglected child? Buy a new school backpack, then head to your local Hoffman’s Chocolates and donate it to the store. READ: Lake Worth to be featured on PBS show in September As part of its annual Backpack Drive, the gourmet chocolate company will give you a free ice cream sundae and donate the backpack...

Posted: 13 days ago

Want to help an abused, abandoned or neglected child? Buy a new school backpack, then head to your local Hoffman’s Chocolates and donate it to the store. READ: Lake Worth to be featured on PBS show in September As part of its annual Backpack Drive, the gourmet chocolate company will give you a free ice cream sundae and donate the backpack...