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MURRAY — Murray State University’s agricultural education program has been named the top postsecondary agricultural education program in Kentucky by the Kentucky Association of Agricultural Educators, and has also been named by the National Association of Agricultural Educators as one of fou…

• On Thursday, July 28, around 3:30 p.m., Deputy Seth P’Pool and officers from the Eddyville Police Department answered a fugitive complaint on US 62 East of Eddyville. The sheriff’s office said investigation revealed two people from Michigan recently moved to Lyon County and both had non-ex…

The Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Golf Classic on Friday, Aug. 5 at The Cullan at Mineral Mounds. This year’s tournament, presented by Fredonia Valley Bank, was sold out with 24 total teams participating.

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LOUISVILLE — Around 600,000 people are expected to attend the 118th Kentucky State Fair during its 11-day run, which takes place Aug. 18-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, just off the Watterson Expressway, I-264, in Louisville.

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BENTON — Hunter McVickers graduated from Marshall Academy in December 2021, a semester early, in order to begin basic training for the United States Army. McVickers has since been one of the few chosen in an almost unheard-of scenario, immediately moving from basic training to Arlington Nati…

The Community Disciples, Inc. will be celebrating its 18th anniversary at its annual awards banquet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 in the Northside Baptist Church Recreational Outreach Center. The guest speaker for the evening is retired Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall. The meal will be catered by…

BENTON – Throughout the summer, park rangers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District visit Camp Currie each Monday to discuss water safety measures, and to educate the next generation of recreation goers.

The Eddyville City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 1 and items on the agenda included an update on Kentucky Public Service Commission Case Number 2022-00138 and the second reading of the water and sewer rates ordinance.

• On Tuesday, July 26, around 1:35 p.m., Chief Deputy Sam Adams and members of the Western KY Violent Crimes Task Force assisted KY Probation and Parole Officers in the 3000 block of KY 93 South on a home visit for an offender who was on parole out of Missouri, according to the sheriff’s off…

• On Monday, July 18, around 12:50 p.m., Deputy Seth P’Pool responded to a Kuttawa business for a complaint of a suspicious person. The person was originally on Days Inn Drive, but was located at Huck’s Travel Center across the road, according to the sheriff’s office. He was identified as Ma…

A few weeks ago, golfers participated in the annual gold charity fundraiser for Nonnie’s Place, an organization that seeks to support women raising children under difficult circumstances.

Lyon County high school junior Caitlyn Hooks recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. Hooks and 41 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held at the University of Kentucky.

The Lyon County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 25 in the District Conference Center, and the agenda items included a presentation from Ascendent Facility Partners and approval of several recurring items.

Kentucky Wesleyan College announces the spring 2022 President’s List and Dean’s List. To be eligible for the President’s List for superior academic achievement, students must attain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, s…

There was a special called meeting of the Lyon County Fiscal Court on Monday, July 25 and items on the agenda included approval of the Panther Creek flex paving and an update on the 911 increase.

Gov. Andy Beshear recently announced that Kentucky has launched the easy-to-remember three-digit mental health crisis hotline, 988, which connects Kentuckians facing a risk of suicide, mental health distress or an addiction crisis to compassionate and trained counselors who can help.

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The Lyon County Fiscal Court held a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 14 and agenda items included the approval of an interlocal workforce agreement and discussion of an increase in 911 services payment.

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The Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Golf Classic on Friday, Aug. 5 at The Cullan at Mineral Mounds. This year’s tournament, presented by Fredonia Valley Bank, was sold out with 24 total teams participating.

Eddyville’s annual Founders’ Day festival is fast-approaching, and the line-up of events keeps growing. This year’s festival includes music, a movie in the park and, of course, the Founders’ Day parade.

Like many who live locally, one of Chad Cartwright’s favorite activities is spending time on the water. He’s been fishing for most of his life, including professionally, and loves spending time outdoors. However, Cartwright has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, and doctors told him…

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PADUCAH — Paducah’s celebration of the 8th of August — said to be the longest-running such celebration in the nation — was highlighted last weekend with a parade and tailgate on Saturday, Little Mister and Miss Pageants on Sunday and a breakfast at the W.C. Young Community Center on Monday.

This weekend, people are invited to come out and compete in the annual Miss Founders’ Day pageant. The pageant is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13 at Lyon County Middle School.

The Community Disciples, Inc. will be celebrating its 18th anniversary at its annual awards banquet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 in the Northside Baptist Church Recreational Outreach Center. The guest speaker for the evening is retired Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall. The meal will be catered by…

Unemployment rates for Caldwell County was at 4% in June, compared to 5.1% in June 2021; Lyon County was at 4.3% in June, compared to 5% in June 2021.

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Kentucky’s First Lady Britainy Beshear visited Princeton on Monday, Aug. 1 to meet with people affected by the December tornadoes, as an extension of her Christmas toy drive. The Team Kentucky Summer Celebration at the Princeton Country Club saw different school supplies, shoes and other gif…

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BENTON — Hunter McVickers graduated from Marshall Academy in December 2021, a semester early, in order to begin basic training for the United States Army. McVickers has since been one of the few chosen in an almost unheard-of scenario, immediately moving from basic training to Arlington Nati…

For by Him were all things created that are in Heaven and in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or domains, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: And He is before all things and by Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17). God in t…

BENTON – Throughout the summer, park rangers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District visit Camp Currie each Monday to discuss water safety measures, and to educate the next generation of recreation goers.

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FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday morning that 37 people are now confirmed dead from the devastating flooding in eastern Kentucky, and that the number of fatalities will continue to rise as more areas become accessible to search and rescue crews.

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FRANKFORT — The weekly COVID-19 report issued Monday by the Kentucky Department for Public Health is one of the most positive ones in several weeks, showing drops in new cases, deaths, and the state’s positivity rate.

• On Tuesday, July 26, around 1:35 p.m., Chief Deputy Sam Adams and members of the Western KY Violent Crimes Task Force assisted KY Probation and Parole Officers in the 3000 block of KY 93 South on a home visit for an offender who was on parole out of Missouri, according to the sheriff’s off…

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With the 142nd annual St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic approaching this weekend, members of St. Jerome are preparing for all of the events, including a packed political speaking session Aug. 6 starting at 2 p.m.

The Eddyville City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 1 and items on the agenda included an update on Kentucky Public Service Commission Case Number 2022-00138 and the second reading of the water and sewer rates ordinance.

Last week, I shared one of my favorites of scripture. It is a singular verse in that it explains how to be saved and why God saves those who trust in Him!

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PADUCAH — Paducah’s celebration of the 8th of August — said to be the longest-running such celebration in the nation — was highlighted last weekend with a parade and tailgate on Saturday, Little Mister and Miss Pageants on Sunday and a breakfast at the W.C. Young Community Center on Monday.

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FANCY FARM — The “Super Bowl of Kentucky politics” returned to full force Saturday, Aug. 6 at the 142nd St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County, as politicians traded zingers back and forth and promoted their platforms.

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FRANKFORT — Last week’s drops in new cases, deaths, and positivity rate may have been due to disruptions in testing and reporting because of the eastern Kentucky flooding, as most metrics rose in the weekly report issued Monday, although there were some declines.

BENTON – Throughout the summer, park rangers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District visit Camp Currie each Monday to discuss water safety measures, and to educate the next generation of recreation goers.

• On Tuesday, July 26, around 1:35 p.m., Chief Deputy Sam Adams and members of the Western KY Violent Crimes Task Force assisted KY Probation and Parole Officers in the 3000 block of KY 93 South on a home visit for an offender who was on parole out of Missouri, according to the sheriff’s off…

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FRANKFORT — The weekly COVID-19 report issued Monday by the Kentucky Department for Public Health is one of the most positive ones in several weeks, showing drops in new cases, deaths, and the state’s positivity rate.

The Eddyville City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 1 and items on the agenda included an update on Kentucky Public Service Commission Case Number 2022-00138 and the second reading of the water and sewer rates ordinance.

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BENTON — Hunter McVickers graduated from Marshall Academy in December 2021, a semester early, in order to begin basic training for the United States Army. McVickers has since been one of the few chosen in an almost unheard-of scenario, immediately moving from basic training to Arlington Nati…

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Kentucky’s First Lady Britainy Beshear visited Princeton on Monday, Aug. 1 to meet with people affected by the December tornadoes, as an extension of her Christmas toy drive. The Team Kentucky Summer Celebration at the Princeton Country Club saw different school supplies, shoes and other gif…

Unemployment rates for Caldwell County was at 4% in June, compared to 5.1% in June 2021; Lyon County was at 4.3% in June, compared to 5% in June 2021.

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With the 142nd annual St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic approaching this weekend, members of St. Jerome are preparing for all of the events, including a packed political speaking session Aug. 6 starting at 2 p.m.

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FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday morning that 37 people are now confirmed dead from the devastating flooding in eastern Kentucky, and that the number of fatalities will continue to rise as more areas become accessible to search and rescue crews.

For by Him were all things created that are in Heaven and in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or domains, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: And He is before all things and by Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17). God in t…

The Community Disciples, Inc. will be celebrating its 18th anniversary at its annual awards banquet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 in the Northside Baptist Church Recreational Outreach Center. The guest speaker for the evening is retired Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall. The meal will be catered by…

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FRANKFORT — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the final recovery plan for the fluted kidneyshell, a freshwater mussel found only in Kentucky and three other states and is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

FRANKFORT — U.S. Senate candidate Charles Booker may be thinking about the old Three Dog Night song, “One is the Loneliest Number,” as he will apparently be the only Democrat who will appear on stage at Fancy Farm next month.

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The new, easy-to-remember 988 behavioral-health crisis hotline took 220 calls on the first weekend it went live in Kentucky, according to Gov. Andy Beshear, marking a 30% increase over the former 800-272-8255 number, which still works.

U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., and U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently announced that the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has approved the Land Between the Lakes Recreation and Heritage Act. Comer and McConnell introduced this legislation in Ap…

The U.S. Economic Development Administration, in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration, is offering a series of economic recovery webinars for small businesses in western Kentucky on Aug. 2 and Aug. 9.

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PADUCAH — The Lyon County Historical Society helped to clean up and prepare Paducah’s Hotel Metropolitan in the lead up to the Aug. 8 celebration.

A few weeks ago, golfers participated in the annual gold charity fundraiser for Nonnie’s Place, an organization that seeks to support women raising children under difficult circumstances.

I am amazed at this point in my life that I know so little, or do not have a deeper understanding of God’s word. It seems to me that every news of scripture is fresh and anew every day, waiting to speak thrilling truths to my soul. Pastors are told (as well as all) to rightly divide the Word…

On Monday, Aug. 1, Gov. Andy Beshear and his wife Britainy will visit Caldwell County to meet families affected by the December tornadoes. Tornado-impacted families are welcome to join the Team Kentucky Summer Celebration.

Kentucky Wesleyan College announces the spring 2022 President’s List and Dean’s List. To be eligible for the President’s List for superior academic achievement, students must attain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, s…

Lyon County high school junior Caitlyn Hooks recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. Hooks and 41 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held at the University of Kentucky.

FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear and tourism officials announced on Monday that Kentucky will allocate $75 million to boost the state’s tourism industry and economy following a decline in visitors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

• On Monday, July 18, around 12:50 p.m., Deputy Seth P’Pool responded to a Kuttawa business for a complaint of a suspicious person. The person was originally on Days Inn Drive, but was located at Huck’s Travel Center across the road, according to the sheriff’s office. He was identified as Ma…

There was a special called meeting of the Lyon County Fiscal Court on Monday, July 25 and items on the agenda included approval of the Panther Creek flex paving and an update on the 911 increase.

The Lyon County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 25 in the District Conference Center, and the agenda items included a presentation from Ascendent Facility Partners and approval of several recurring items.

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A bill creating enhanced penalties for crimes committed during declared states of emergency is among the more than 200 laws taking effect earlier this month.

Gov. Andy Beshear recently announced that Kentucky has launched the easy-to-remember three-digit mental health crisis hotline, 988, which connects Kentuckians facing a risk of suicide, mental health distress or an addiction crisis to compassionate and trained counselors who can help.

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Three days before the shooting that claimed the life of Calloway County Chief Deputy Jody Cash, Cash spoke to Gary Rowland, encouraging him to turn himself in, and mentioning his involvement as a DEA task force agent interested in obtaining information about large amounts of drugs.

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Lyon historians plan an outreach program next month to assist Paducah’s Hotel Metropolitan prepare for the 8th of August festival.

The Lyon County Fiscal Court held a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 14 and agenda items included the approval of an interlocal workforce agreement and discussion of an increase in 911 services payment.

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MURRAY — Murray State University’s “Great Beginnings” program for incoming students has been a tradition for more than 25 years and kicks off on Friday, Aug. 12 with activities, events and programs to help new students and their families with the college transition, according to a news release.

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LOUISVILLE — The Los Angeles Dodgers are betting that Louisville catcher Dalton Rushing has a chance to follow in former Cardinal Will Smith’s footsteps and become an important contributor for the National League West Division’s dominant team.

This year, 118 participants turned out for the inaugural Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce Christmas in July event. The day on the lake encouraged residents and tourists alike to enjoy both the beautiful scenery and local businesses that the area has to offer.

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The Lyon County Fiscal Court held a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 14 and agenda items included the approval of an interlocal workforce agreement and discussion of an increase in 911 services payment.

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Earlier this summer, the annual Cannonball Run packed the lake with powerboats and visitors to Lyon County. The poker run and charity auction put money directly back into the local community, and after totaling up, it’s been revealed just how much they gave back.