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Chamber searching for new director

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After nearly two years at the helm of the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce, Cheryl Johnston is stepping down as executive director.Johnston notified the chamber board of her plans to leave earlier t ... More

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SEEK funds remain stagnant

Lyon County Board of Education members are preparing for another year without an increase in state funding for local students. Superintendent Russ Tilford spoke with the board Monday during their regu ...

Cherokee Riders learn history of ancestors, area

Editor's Note: This is the second of a two-part series. The first installment appeared in last week's issue.While the story of Mantle Rock in what is now Livingston County is familiar to those in th ...

Youth Challenge Rally returns in August

Time is quickly approaching for this year's Walnut Grove Baptist Church Youth Challenge Mission Rally being held this year on Aug. 5. The theme for this year is "I am a whosoever." It is a free event ...

Princeton man arrested for Eddyville murder

Kentucky State Police have charged a Princeton man with murder, following the discovery of a body in a residence in Lyon County.   On May 30 at about 7 p.m., KSP Post 1 Troopers responded to Oak ...

Open for the season

On Friday, Venture River opened for its 24th season, welcoming guests to the park and a new feature. A grand opening was held Friday morning just a few feet from Wipeout, Venture River's newest attrac ...

Bridge renamed in honor of Ellis

A sign now stands in honor Lyon County's Tony Ellis alongside a bridge he helped construct.On Tuesday, the U.S. Hwy. 62 Tennessee River Bridge below Kentucky Dam was changed to the George A. "Tony" ...

Nonnie's Place benefit returns this Saturday

The second annual Nonnie's Place Benefit is set for May 20 at the Grand Rivers Community Center in Livingston County. The event will feature an evening of dining, dancing, drawings and a silent auct ...

Public input requested on countywide planning

After countless hours of work, the Eddyville-Kuttawa-Lyon County Joint Planning Commission has a draft of the proposed comprehensive plan that includes input on zoning and construction issues likely ...

Service animal program looking to help veterans

American Legion members are hoping to find a local veteran in need of a life-changing service dog.American Legion Post 68 members began looking several years ago for local ways to help combat a star ...

Tourism raises questions with few answers

Concerns have been raised at multiple meetings recently about possible violations of the newly appointed Kuttawa tourism commission. City leaders disagreed on some of those issues Monday night. Member ...

Roads spark debate during fiscal court

Roads consumed much of the Lyon County Fiscal Court's April meeting. Future and past paving projects led to a brief discussion between magistrate Steve Cruce and Judge Executive Wade White. Cruce spok ...

Comer forum focuses on health care

Congressman James Comer met with locals last week during a town hall meeting at the Lyon County Courthouse, spending about an hour of the hour and a half session addressing health care concerns.Come ...

Arthur Long arraignment waiting extradition

An Illinois man accused of murdering his sister in Lyon County remains in custody in Tennessee. Arthur A. Long, of Chicago, Ill., was indicted Feb. 6 on charges of murder and theft by unlawful taking ...

Bridge to be renamed in honor of Tony Ellis

Republican lawmakers voted last week to override vetoes by Gov. Matt Bevin that would have prevented renaming a local bridge in honor of a Lyon County man.John Cheves of the Lexington Herald-Leader ...

Color dash resigstration nears

One of Lyon County's most colorful events will return this month. The Lyon County Lady Lyons soccer team is hosting the 2nd annual Color Dash 5K race/walk fundraiser April 22nd at 10 a.m. The event ...

Emporium continues on in Kuttawa

The legacy of a man's desire to see Kuttawa grow continues to live on through his wife and clients.Forrest Goodman began his career as a barber in new Kuttawa in 1978 in the back of the building tha ...

Flag display to return for Memorial Day

American Legion Post 68 hopes to fill Eddyville's city park with 200 flags this May. The group worked with Frances Baccus to coordinate the first-ever flag raising in honor of local veterans. Organize ...

Lyon students attend 4-H Teen Summit

Middle school 4-H delegates from across the state -- including Lyon County -- recently attended the 12th annual Kentucky 4-H Teen Summit at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center in Jabez. The co ...

Kuttawa and Eddyville claim same property

Recent efforts to create a county-wide development plan may be bringing a long running property dispute to a head. On Monday, the Kuttawa Mayor Lee McCollum discussed city limits with the council. McC ...

Two arrested for drug charges

A Livingston County woman and a Dexter man were arrested last week following a traffic stop.Kentucky State Trooper T. J. Williams conducted the stop on U.S. 60 in Livingston County at about 11 a.m. ...

Community rallying behind Ellis greenhouse

Friends and family of Tony Ellis are hoping to recognize how much he meant to the community with a greenhouse at Lyon County High School. Rae Wagoner and Becky Kinder work with Ellis' wife Debbie at t ...

Ovey-Wiggins recognized for work as prosecutor

Commonwealth Attorney Carrie Ovey-Wiggins has been recognized for her work on behalf of the victimized and voiceless in the 56th Judicial Circuit. Ovey-Wiggins was presented with the Sword of Justice ...

Sports

Annual Youth Bowfishing Tournament draws crowd

"Ya'll are just going to have to quit showing up like this," grinned Andy Cardwell at the overflow crowd at Lyon County Convention Center where nearly 200 youngsters had gathered for the Jarred Ashm ...

Aces off to strong start

With an 8-0 win Friday in Eddyville, American Legion Post 68 improved to 6-0 to start its season.

The Aces got off to a strong start with wins in Indiana and Hopkinsville heading into Friday night's ...

Lyon captures district and falls at regional

Lyon County captured its second consecutive Fifth District softball championship last week with a 3-1 win over Crittenden County.

The two teams were tied following the third inning when Lexie Smith o ...

Lyon County tennis ready for regional matches

Lyon County's Tennis team will open the regional tournament next week in Hopkinville. Coach Zach Thomas returns again this season with a talents roster ready for the postseason.

"LCHS boys and girls ...

Opinion

Truisms for future generations

On Sunday -- Fathers Day -- the pastor at my church presented a list of the top 10 things his father used to say. It was a pretty tried and true list of expressions that most parents have found them ...

State education planning to take 2 steps back

Kentucky lawmakers are considering a number of education changes that would be considered a leap forward if the state was a small village in Algeria.

Not long after going down the road of opting to b ...

Time for high fructose corn syrup and tar

Easter may be my second favorite celebration day, right there behind Halloween but ahead of Leif Erikson Day.

Now, I didn't say 'holiday' because there's still plenty of work to be done by most folks ...

Proposed DRA cuts could impact local communities

If Congress makes no intervention, federal budget proposals will likely have a significant economic impact along the Mississippi River Delta corridor, which includes western Kentucky.

President Donal ...

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