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Family and friends of a local couple who lost their home and everything they own in a fire Friday have started a fundraising campaign to help them. Payton and Christina Bailey were left with nothing except the clothes on their backs, reports indicate.

Ray Whitaker, whose plats of New Kuttawa were given to the Lyon County Historical Society, was an employee of the firm that engineered the relocation of Kuttawa in the 1960s rather than the chief engineer as reported last week.

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Like many organizations, businesses and individuals, the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce, has found a virtual method for its members to stay in contact.

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Although a bill to alleviate heavy jail costs for Lyon County taxpayers seems stuck in the Committee on Committees, Judge Executive Wade White remains optimistic it will pass this session of the General Assembly. “I don’t know why it wouldn’t have a chance” of passage, White said. “I don’t s…

Lyon County Farm Bureau celebrated Food Check-Out Week during the week of Feb. 7-13. In observance of the week, Judge-Executive Wade White proclaimed the special week in the county.

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Waterfowl hunters, anglers and boaters should anticipate limited access to portions of five bays on Kentucky Lake periodically over the next several weeks as officials evaluate experimental Asian Carp harvest techniques.

When Rudy and Gloria Mijes and family relocated to the Lakes area, they noticed how different Mexican restaurants here are from the kind they enjoyed in their previous home of Chicago. Now, they’ve opened their own restaurant here to serve their family’s traditional Mexican dishes. La Piñata…

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One Lyon County student and one school district staff member have been isolated for COVID-19, while 34 students and three staff members are under quarantine for being in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Lindsey Bridges, a teacher at Lyon County Elementary School, organized an Oct. 24 softball tournament to raise funds for Book for Hope, which helps families that have children with cancer.

Experts say job-related stress costs businesses millions of dollars each year due to unanticipated absences. In fact, work is the foremost source of stress for many adults.

Small business is big business. Though it’s easy and not necessarily inaccurate to associate small businesses with Main Street, small- and medium-size companies are players in the international trade arena as well.

At its peak in 1999, the American workforce was dominated by female workers. At that time, 76% of women, including those who had children at home, worked outside of the home, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The tides have since shifted, and rates of female employment in the…

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Ray Whitaker, whose plats of New Kuttawa were given to the Lyon County Historical Society, was an employee of the firm that engineered the relocation of Kuttawa in the 1960s rather than the chief engineer as reported last week.

On Thursday at approximately 6:45 p.m. Eddyville Police stopped William Russell, 32, of Kuttawa on a standard traffic violation. After investigating officers charged Russell with driving under the influence, third offense, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and careless drivin…

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced last week the Eddyville Riverport and Industrial Development Authority would receive a grant of $48,415 for critical safety improvements.

Along with 760,000 members across the nation, Lyon County FFA Chapter is celebrating National FFA week through Saturday. The National FFA Organization was founded 93 years ago as the Future Farmers of America and carried that name until 1988 when it was changed to “represent the growing dive…

On Sunday at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eddyville Police received a report of a camper theft from the Pennyrile District Health Department at 208 Outlet Avenue.

Jackson Boone, of neighboring Calvert City, won the Area-A American Legion oratorical contest conducted at the Lee S Jones building in Eddyville on Feb. 14. Boone is a junior at Marshall County High School and the son of Michael and Jill Boone.

On Sunday about 12:50 a.m., Deputy Sheriffs Seth P’Pool and Keith Suits were called to the Super 8 Motel in Eddyville in response to a domestic dispute complaint. There they met with a woman who appeared to have been assaulted. The investigation revealed Raphael L. Hastie, 48, of Evansville,…

The Lyon County Master Gardeners and Extension have scheduled a series of webinars that will be presented over Zoom and Facebook Live. The first is Early Spring Gardens which will be held this Thursday, February 25, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The presenter is Melodie Metje, a Lyon County Master …

Someone sent me a text the other day about all the trash talking during the Super Bowl and how it seemed to bother some of the players. As a sports fan, I’ve watched the power of words throughout the years and remember that Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan just to name a couple of athletes, a…

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Hunting options for Kentucky’s 2020-21 hunting years are growing shorter, the most recent closing reducing small game possibilities with the end of rabbit and quail seasons in the Western Small Game Zone.

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Whether or not the Historical Horse Racing bill approved last week by the Kentucky General Assembly would allow HHR wagering at the McCracken County-owned Carson Park is an open question.

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With snow accumulations forecast to be in the vicinity of a foot or more, we want to deliver news you can use to keep you safe and catch up on the happenings in the region.

A Lyon County fourth grade teacher will dance later this spring to raise money to help parents of children undergoing cancer treatment. Lindsey Bridges, who teaches at Lyon Elementary School, is among eight western Kentucky/southern Illinois women participating in the first Dancing for Gold.

One of the most visible and problematic issues in Kentucky forests in recent years has been the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an insect from Asia. It is a narrow insect, about ½ inch long and it is a brilliant metallic green. There are other insects that are metallic green so careful identificati…

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced last week the Eddyville Riverport and Industrial Development Authority would receive a grant of $48,415 for critical safety improvements.

The Lyon County Master Gardeners and Extension have scheduled a series of webinars that will be presented over Zoom and Facebook Live. The first is Early Spring Gardens which will be held this Thursday, February 25, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The presenter is Melodie Metje, a Lyon County Master …

On Sunday at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eddyville Police received a report of a camper theft from the Pennyrile District Health Department at 208 Outlet Avenue.

Jackson Boone, of neighboring Calvert City, won the Area-A American Legion oratorical contest conducted at the Lee S Jones building in Eddyville on Feb. 14. Boone is a junior at Marshall County High School and the son of Michael and Jill Boone.

On Sunday about 12:50 a.m., Deputy Sheriffs Seth P’Pool and Keith Suits were called to the Super 8 Motel in Eddyville in response to a domestic dispute complaint. There they met with a woman who appeared to have been assaulted. The investigation revealed Raphael L. Hastie, 48, of Evansville,…

Along with 760,000 members across the nation, Lyon County FFA Chapter is celebrating National FFA week through Saturday. The National FFA Organization was founded 93 years ago as the Future Farmers of America and carried that name until 1988 when it was changed to “represent the growing dive…

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Hunting options for Kentucky’s 2020-21 hunting years are growing shorter, the most recent closing reducing small game possibilities with the end of rabbit and quail seasons in the Western Small Game Zone.

Someone sent me a text the other day about all the trash talking during the Super Bowl and how it seemed to bother some of the players. As a sports fan, I’ve watched the power of words throughout the years and remember that Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan just to name a couple of athletes, a…

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Whether or not the Historical Horse Racing bill approved last week by the Kentucky General Assembly would allow HHR wagering at the McCracken County-owned Carson Park is an open question.

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With snow accumulations forecast to be in the vicinity of a foot or more, we want to deliver news you can use to keep you safe and catch up on the happenings in the region.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. January 26, Eddyville Police stopped Logan Stariwat, 22, of Marion, on a standard equipment violation. Officers determined Stariwat’s operator’s license was suspended, and charged him with operating on a suspended license, failure to surrender revoked operator’s l…

On Saturday at approximately 8:15 p.m. Eddyville Police stopped Michael Badger, 31, of Paducah on a standard equipment violation. Badger’s operator license was confirmed suspended. He was charged with operating on a suspended operator’s license and on a Lyon County bench warrant and jailed i…

On Sunday at 7:24 a.m., Lyon Deputy Sheriff Seth P’Pool responded to a single vehicle wreck in the 4900 block of U.S. 62 East. P’Pool located a 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck in a residential yard area. The investigation revealed an unknown driver left the roadway before jumping an embankment a…

A Lyon County fourth grade teacher will dance later this spring to raise money to help parents of children undergoing cancer treatment. Lindsey Bridges, who teaches at Lyon Elementary School, is among eight western Kentucky/southern Illinois women participating in the first Dancing for Gold.

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Feeding Kentucky, an organization dedicated to increasing the quality, variety and nutritional value of food available to feed hungry people in Kentucky, hosted a virtual rally Thursday marking Hunger Free Kentucky Day.

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A newly created position with the University of Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service is aimed at furthering the institution’s efforts to serve communities throughout the Bluegrass State.

Ralph McKinney, of Lyon County, turned 90 on January 21. Bonnie Redd and Lisa Galusha organized a drive by parade in honor of McKinney. Redd said, “We wanted to have a party but couldn’t because of COVID-19. So, in place of a party, on Jan. 30, at noon, there were approximately 20 vehicles t…

Last week’s statistics indicate Lyon County is coping as well with the COVID 19 outbreak as other Kentucky communities. And in some ways, better.

National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) and Championship Tractor Pull announced scheduled events will be postponed until February 16-19, 2022. Despite initially planning to continue the shows this March, the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has led show management to make th…

Trent Wilson made the University of Kentucy Dean’s List for the fall of 2020. His name was inadvertently left out of the list published in the Wednesday, Jan. 27, edition of the paper.

The following students from Lyon County was named to the fall 2020 Dean’s List at the University of Kentucky, Trace Douglas Adams, Evan M. Bremmerkamp, Annie Dong, Allison Jewel Ellis, Kate Elizabeth Gray, Kayla Renee Hillyard, Rachael K. Klueppel, Jed Anthony Weidner, and Jenna Rose White.

The need to replace transformers and similar equipment at Barkley Dam after more than a half-century of service passed nearly unnoticed a few days ago. That’s in stark contrast to the enormous changes that creation of the dams, lakes, and recreation area caused a half-century ago.

Maria Danielle Jones, 31, of 5 Middle St., Hopkinsville, was arrested at 211 Locust St., Kuttawa, at 11: 14 p.m. Jan. 14, following a disturbance call at the arrest location. She was charged with failure to appear in court on a bench warrant.

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You’re driving down a highway. You tune your radio channel to WCCK, Calvert City’s only station. Over the air comes the strong, clear, authoritative play-by-play of a Lyon County High School basketball game. You likely perceive you are listening to sports programming from a national network.

Week two of the 2021 Regular Session is in the books, and I am pleased to report we took advantage of the three legislative days we had this week to consider more legislation that will help our state move forward through this pandemic and set the stage for stronger checks and balances, clear…