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A measure that would add to major school safety legislation that passed into law last year advanced to the state House of Representatives Monday. The measure, known as Senate Bill 8, would require school resource officers (SROs) to be armed with a gun.“If we are protected by those who are sw…

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As sure as gavel strikes mark the start of a Kentucky General Assembly session, packed hallways in the Capitol Annex are a sign that a session has gone into high gear as people from across Kentucky converge to make their voices heard.

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On the second anniversary of the Marshall County High School shooting that catalyzed the 2019 School Safety and Resiliency Act, a Senate committee heard legislation to add to the measure.

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Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

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On a crisp Wednesday morning in Richmond, the Lyon County Lady Lyons (9-10) made their second appearance in three seasons at the All-A Classic State Tournament. And with so many underclassmen on the roster, there’s a chance the Lady Lyons could be back here next year. 

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Kentucky State Police Post 1 received a call from Livingston County High School regarding a possible incident involving the sexual abuse of a juvenile. Through the investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police detectives, Paxton L. Faulkner Yates, 31, and Christina L. Faulkner Yates, 39, …

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Former Herald Ledger editor Bobbie Foust has been named the Lifetime Achievement award winner by the Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce, according to the Lake News in Calvert City.

Lyon County Grand Jury convened earlier this month and returned indictments on numerous individuals. The purpose of a grand jury is not to determine guilt or innocence, but to determine if enough evidence has been presented to continue felony prosecution in circuit court.

An area hospital counted on by many in Lyon County appears to be in good shape despite a recent report that a quarter of Kentucky's 65 rural hospitals are at a high risk of closing if their financial health does not change drastically.

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Four Lyon County overdoses across four days last week was highly unusual for the community, according to Sheriff Brent White.

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On the second anniversary of the Marshall County High School shooting that catalyzed the 2019 School Safety and Resiliency Act, a Senate committee heard legislation to add to the measure.

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Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

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Perhaps the most significant battle yet in the war on Asian carp in western Kentucky will take place in a few weeks on the lakes.

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On a crisp Wednesday morning in Richmond, the Lyon County Lady Lyons (9-10) made their second appearance in three seasons at the All-A Classic State Tournament. And with so many underclassmen on the roster, there’s a chance the Lady Lyons could be back here next year. 

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Legislation that would impose stricter voter identification requirements advanced in the Kentucky General Assembly today after the Senate State & Local Government Committee passed an amended version of the measure.

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Kentucky State Police Post 1 received a call from Livingston County High School regarding a possible incident involving the sexual abuse of a juvenile. Through the investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police detectives, Paxton L. Faulkner Yates, 31, and Christina L. Faulkner Yates, 39, …

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A bill that would provide more confidentiality to foster parents involved in specific parental rights’ cases has passed the Kentucky House.House Bill 167, sponsored by House Speaker Pro Tempore David Meade, R-Stanford, would allow foster parents to use initials, instead of their names, when …

Former Herald Ledger editor Bobbie Foust has been named the Lifetime Achievement award winner by the Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce, according to the Lake News in Calvert City.

Lyon County Grand Jury convened earlier this month and returned indictments on numerous individuals. The purpose of a grand jury is not to determine guilt or innocence, but to determine if enough evidence has been presented to continue felony prosecution in circuit court.

An area hospital counted on by many in Lyon County appears to be in good shape despite a recent report that a quarter of Kentucky's 65 rural hospitals are at a high risk of closing if their financial health does not change drastically.

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Four Lyon County overdoses across four days last week was highly unusual for the community, according to Sheriff Brent White.

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The City of Kuttawa has agreed to spend some of its revenue from alcohol regulatory fees to supply the sheriff's department with new Tasers.

The Conversation -- As the 2020 election approaches in the United States, President Donald Trump is adding school prayer to the list of contentious issues up for debate. After Trump promised in early January to "safeguard students' and teachers' First Amendment rights to pray in our schools,…

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A former Lyon County teacher accused of recording video of underage girls in a school bathroom was reportedly indicted last week in federal court.

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Lyon County could soon join a long list of Kentucky counties that have approved resolutions indicating local government's support for gun ownership rights in America.

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Lyon County schools will not be in session Wednesday to allow students and staff to travel to the All A Classic girls state basketball tournament in Richmond.

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Two teens were injured Tuesday evening in a single-vehicle wreck about 2.5 miles north of Eddyville. The accident was reportedly caused by a deer. According to Lyon County Sheriff's Department, a 2003 Ford pickup truck driven by Michael D. Jones, 16, of Eddyville was northbound on Ky. 373 wh…

Lyon County Elementary School Students of the Month in December were recognized for exhibiting the Character Counts trait of Caring. Those honored were (front, from left) Emmie Patton, Edie Jones, Gracie Sweet, Johnathan Coulton, Ayvah Baker, Haydon Board, Kinley Clapp, Maddie Perry, Annabel…

Lyon County High School December 2019 student honors were (from left) Taylyn Sutton, Female Club Member of the Month; Calista Collins, Female Athlete of the Month; Allye Culp, Female Student of the Month; Lucas Mayberry, Male Club Member of the Month; and Gunnar Bingham, Male Athlete of the …

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center serves lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m. Meals are free to seniors 60 and older, but a $3 donation is requested. Lunch for anyone under the age of 60 is $5. Reservations are requested by calling 270-388-2171 or using the in-house reservation form.

Kentucky will start waiving testing fees for people wanting to obtain a GED diploma to help thousands of adults improve their career opportunities, Gov. Andy Beshear said last week. And Lyon County's adult education coordinator is excited about the opportunities this may provide local residents.

Just as cookies and milk go together, so does winter and the Lyon County Girl Scouts' annual Cookie Kickoff event. Not only was there excitement in the air last month as the local Girl Scouts assembled for the start of their Girl Scout Cookie selling season, but tummies were rumbling in anti…

Oregon authorities are continuing the investigation into the body of a Lyon County native found Friday in a roadside ditch in the southwest portion of the state.

The new year appears to be offering relief for county officials and taxpayers by way of lower anticipated costs for housing local prisoners.

Being an effective social media manager means doing more than just sitting on Facebook and Twitter all day. It requires keeping up with trends and changes in trends so that necessary changes to strategy can be made.Changing strategy to keep up with trends isn't about being "trendy" or "cool"…

River's Bend Retirement Community was given the green light Monday by Kuttawa City Council to move ahead with plans for adding an assisted living facility.

American Legion Post 68 in Kuttawa is having a free veterans appreciation breakfast for local veterans and their families from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 373 Lakeshore Dr. in Kuttawa. All veterans their spouses are invited to attend and enjoy eggs, pancakes, sausage, biscuits, grav…

One-fifth of Kentucky counties have passed resolutions declaring local governments "Second Amendment sanctuaries" and many more are poised to vote on the issue, including some cities. In Lyon County, elected leaders are keeping an eye on the movement, but nothing has officially come before l…

Happy New Year and thanks to everyone who participated last month in our first ever Festival of Trees. It was a big success and lots of money was raised for various charities throughout the area.

For most of its 44-year life, Eddyville's riverport has existed as an opportunity with promise to fulfill. But the City of Eddyville and its volunteer board appointed to oversee the facility are eager to see the riverport come into its own.

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The Jackson County (Oregon) Sheriff's Office reports a body found Saturday morning in a ditch in Butte Falls is that of a Lyon County native, Cody Joseph Baize, 28. The investigation is continuing.

The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) will be presenting seminars on Asian carp and bass fishing at Kentucky Lake during the Kentucky Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo next week at the Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center.

Each week, The Herald Ledger publishes obituaries of individuals with connections to Lyon County as submitted by the corresponding funeral home. Below is a chronological list of all 2019 death notices that appeared in the paper.

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center serves lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m. Meals are free to seniors 60 and older, but a $3 donation is requested. Lunch for anyone under the age of 60 is $5. Reservations are requested by calling 270-388-2171 or using the in-house reservation form.

Three Lyon County teenagers, including two juveniles, have been charged in connection with a stolen vehicle investigation that led to charges for multiple other offenses.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College awarded $855,000 in scholarships to 385 students in the 2019-20 academic year, including four from Lyon County.

Jaime Green was officially named Eddyville Police Chief at Monday's city council meeting. "You couldn't ask for anybody more qualified for the job," said Mayor John Choat in nominating the veteran with almost 19 years on the department. "I think she'd be just what we need as a police chief."…

Kuttawa City Council on Monday appointed the wife of the city's late mayor to fill his seat and introduced ordinances to increase water rates and the deposit to tap onto the utility.

A Kentucky sheriff is playing host to a church security conference this week in eastern Kentucky, but it wasn't spurred by last month's shooting at a Texas church. Meantime, local authorities can provide security training to congregations who may request the help.

A longtime educator and novelist, Lawrence "Larry" Weill of Kuttawa is hoping to promote literacy through the little free library installed recently at Kuttawa City Hall.