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Time has come for justice reform

Last year, during my visit to the drug treatment program at Roeder Correctional Complex in LaGrange, Kentucky, I met a young man there named Joe. He was smart and articulate, the son of a police off ...

Lawmakers don't need to dabble with religion

Last week a Kentucky lawmaker introduced legislation to allow the Bible to be taught as an elective in public schools across the state. As a Christian, I hope the proposal doesn’t become law. It ...

Bring classes to all high school sports

As sometimes happens when pen meets paper (or in this day and age, when finger meets keyboard), last week's editorial in this space didn't start out as a diatribe about school funding.It began with ...

Merry Christmas from the Herald Ledger

There may not be a more appropriate year for one of my favorite holiday movies: Scrooged.The 1988 film -- called by film critic Roger Ebert as "one of the most disquieting, unsettling films to come ...

Hacking not as troubling as lack of responsiblity

Political pundits on both sides are drawing a crooked line down the middle of the next issue of debate, Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election. According to intelligence reports rele ...

Like it or not, Daylight Saving is here to stay

Like most people I'm not fond of Daylight Savings Time, although I do like it in the fall better than the spring.So, this weekend we adjusted our clocks backward by one hour giving us presumably an ...

Costumed pandering teaches valuable lessons

In just a few days, hundreds of children in our area will dress up in costume and go out in search of candy bars, Sour Patch Kids, plastic spider rings and small packets of pretzels.Unfortunately, m ...

Congress counting on your distraction

This page has mostly tried to stay away from endorsing political candidates or parties, while not shying too far away from pointing out absurdity. Lately — especially with the current presiden ...

Truth about clowns

Apparently, creepy clown sightings are real. Sort of. I don’t remember when I started seeing the accounts on social media. Like most urban legends — and things you find on the interne ...

Pipeline shows how small the world really is

A few weeks ago an oil company ran a pipeline through Rolling Hills Cemetery, through the back yards of Eddyville First Baptist Church and Eddyville United Methodist Church, over to Ky. 93 where it ra ...

Teens can impress when given chance

Last week the Caldwell And Lyon Leadership program wrapped up interviews of applicants from both counties.More than a dozen high school seniors applied.Individual interests and activities varied fro ...

Who to vote for

The Republican and Democratic national conventions are behind us. The balloon dropping, bloviating and cheerleading will move now to super PAC funded attack ads where big dollar donors get all the fre ...

Start of school soapbox

It’s time for students and teachers to react with the same horror that summer vacation is almost over. Meanwhile, parents are breathing a sigh of relief at not having to find midday child care t ...

Herald Ledger is a real gym

In the newest installment of things that make me feel old comes Pokemon Go (you had to know that was coming) and the Herald’s recent summer employee Adam Redfern. Anyone whose seen the Poke-zomb ...

Ark Experience and a flood a coincidence?

It’s hard not to note that the same week the Ark Experience opens in the north end of the state, a flood hits the western side. I’m not sure if there’s a bigger message there from up ...

Time is the biggest gift you can give

Cruising around in the Nissan a few weeks ago, I introduced my seven-year-old daughter to Johnny Cash’s A Boy Named Sue. While she didn’t find it as interesting as I usually do, the s ...

Traveling tips for the start of summer

For those who haven’t heard, the Norwoods went north to Alaska last week. This space could slowly and with great detail recall that adventure, from the crowded streets of Pike’s Market in ...

Lawmakers squabble

It’s a rare thing when lawmakers at any level get along and do something good. It’s even rarer when politics intervenes, derailing that positive step forward. Well, last week it did. The l ...

College credit bill blocked by Senate

Republicans in the state senate showed their true colors last week, and they weren’t red, white or blue. Several lawmakers are touting passage of the state’s budget, congratulating each ot ...

Bill aims to support women veterans

Kentucky is home to an estimated 24,000 female veterans who answered the call to serve their country. Now, lawmakers have a chance to help pay them back. Despite videos from the Governor’s Off ...

Good (and bad) of daylight saving time

The good news: summer is closer than it feels. Seriously, it’s coming. I know everyone has gotten their hopes up lately only to run out of the house one morning in shorts and a shirt only to fi ...

Everything new is old again

Everything from my childhood has officially become everything for my daughter’s. For a little background, I grew up in the 80s. I saw the birth of both Transformers and GI Joe. Summers were spe ...

Be kind, please rewind

Kids have a special way of making you feel like some outdated dinosaur lumbering around in their world. Generally, they don’t mean to. Kids are mostly nice people, even if a lot of them need hel ...

News

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 ...

Sports

Lady Lyons open season 4-1

The Lady Lyons have faced more opposition from rain and roller coaster temperatures than competition to start the 2017 season.

The Lady Lyons played their first game at home Thursday against Henders ...

Lyon improves to 2-1 on strong start

Senior pitcher Avery Ellis was dominant as the Lyons defeated Murray High School 5-0 last week on the road.

Ellis allowed just four singles as the Lyons kept the bases clean on their way to the win. ...

Lyons, Wildcats battle in district thriller

Tuesday night in postseason play, boys basketball fans may have seen the greatest seven minutes of Fifth District action this season.

Lyon County and host Trigg County remained tied 35-35 af ...

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