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Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally one of the heaviest traveled holidays across the country. Kentucky State Police announced that they will step up patrols as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “Click It or Ticket” Thanksgiving enforcement initiative.

Lyon County Schools invites parents to a meeting about the school wellness policy on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/93473336925?pwd=T1IxSnRqODE 5SHA3eVNCK1ZSUWlyQT09)

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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.

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.

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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Not only is cancer a devastating disease, its effects on a family’s budget also are significant. In many ways, the entire situation is exacerbated when the person with cancer is a child.

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Although absentee ballot voting via U.S. mail ended Friday, Lyon County registered voters wishing to avoid crowds on Election Day still can vote in advance in person at the courthouse. Those voting in-person on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, should remember that all voting that day takes pla…

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As harvest is in full swing here in Kentucky, the Kentucky Soybean Board reminds motorists to share the road. “We know that farm equipment is slow and takes up a lot of room on the road,” said Board Chairman Jed Clark, of Sedalia. “Farmers don’t want to be on the road, we want to be in the f…

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Hunters can learn the age of their harvested deer and help the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources monitor the health of the state’s deer and elk herds through a new voluntary program available this fall.

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Two high-ranking Lyon County elected officials believe the governor and Kentucky state prison officials should exercise greater caution and discernment in which, if any, prisoners should be released, due to COVID-19. They point to a cycle they say exists of arresting, releasing, and re-arresting.

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Lyon County Schools invites parents to a meeting about the school wellness policy on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/93473336925?pwd=T1IxSnRqODE 5SHA3eVNCK1ZSUWlyQT09)

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Kentucky is typically not the first state that comes to mind when discussing biodiversity in America, but one producer hopes to show that the state has more going for it than just squirrels and deer.

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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.

As harvest draws to a close in many parts of the Commonwealth, those who live in rural areas may wonder, “what in the world do they do with all of those soybeans?” And that’s a great question. Most consumers can identify corn in the field, and some equate all corn with corn on the cob or oth…

Fall is the recommended time to make nitrogen applications to cool-season grasses, including tall fescue. Applications made between mid-October and late-December will strengthen the root system, improve the green color of the lawn in the fall and early spring, thicken the grass stand and mak…

Incorrect internet driving directions again lead to traffic accident

As harvest draws to a close in many parts of the Commonwealth, those who live in rural areas may wonder, “what in the world do they do with all of those soybeans?” And that’s a great question. Most consumers can identify corn in the field, and some equate all corn with corn on the cob or oth…

Due to the acceleration of COVID-19 cases in the area over the last couple of weeks, the November event for the Working Cow Horse show has been cancelled. Although unfortunate it is felt this is necessary.

FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear was joined by four of his Midwest counterparts on a Tuesday Zoom press conference to encourage everyone to take safety precautions heading into the holiday season to slow the alarming escalation of COVID-19.

All Lyon County students in grades 3-5 were recently presented a reading challenge. Students who read at least six out of 10 Kentuky Bluegrass Award (KBA) nominees by April 1 and score 80% on the AR tests will qualify for a super fun and fabulous KBA reward day in the spring. Beyond that, th…

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For nearly five months, drivers have had to deal with a 14-mile work zone along Interstate 24 in parts of Lyon, Caldwell and Trigg counties. Both directions of traffic are limited to one lane, as crews work to pave the eastbound lanes.

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A Kentucky woman born in Paducah has written a book of linked short stories set in the land between the rivers. Through the fictional stories in Drowned Town, she hopes to reflect with honesty and dignity a region and its people that have played a central role in her own life. The book will …

Lyon County Judge-executive Wade White (R) Wednesday, Nov. 18, sent an open letter email to many of the county’s small business owners, saying that he shares their frustrations with the newly-issued restrictions announced by Gov. Andy Beshear (D). The governor’s announcement followed a spike…

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Kentucky is typically not the first state that comes to mind when discussing biodiversity in America, but one producer hopes to show that the state has more going for it than just squirrels and deer.

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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.

Fall is the recommended time to make nitrogen applications to cool-season grasses, including tall fescue. Applications made between mid-October and late-December will strengthen the root system, improve the green color of the lawn in the fall and early spring, thicken the grass stand and mak…

Incorrect internet driving directions again lead to traffic accident

As harvest draws to a close in many parts of the Commonwealth, those who live in rural areas may wonder, “what in the world do they do with all of those soybeans?” And that’s a great question. Most consumers can identify corn in the field, and some equate all corn with corn on the cob or oth…

Due to the acceleration of COVID-19 cases in the area over the last couple of weeks, the November event for the Working Cow Horse show has been cancelled. Although unfortunate it is felt this is necessary.

As harvest draws to a close in many parts of the Commonwealth, those who live in rural areas may wonder, “what in the world do they do with all of those soybeans?” And that’s a great question. Most consumers can identify corn in the field, and some equate all corn with corn on the cob or oth…

FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear was joined by four of his Midwest counterparts on a Tuesday Zoom press conference to encourage everyone to take safety precautions heading into the holiday season to slow the alarming escalation of COVID-19.

All Lyon County students in grades 3-5 were recently presented a reading challenge. Students who read at least six out of 10 Kentuky Bluegrass Award (KBA) nominees by April 1 and score 80% on the AR tests will qualify for a super fun and fabulous KBA reward day in the spring. Beyond that, th…

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For nearly five months, drivers have had to deal with a 14-mile work zone along Interstate 24 in parts of Lyon, Caldwell and Trigg counties. Both directions of traffic are limited to one lane, as crews work to pave the eastbound lanes.

Above, right: Pictured are highlights from the Working Cow Horse show event held Saturday, Oct. 24, at Cadiz Recreational Complex. Randy Barnett of Lyon County organizes these shows which are held the fourth Saturday of each month. November’s show is coming soon! Both beginners and experienc…

Caitlin Riggs of Eddyville is sharing some recipes with readers today. She has been married to Lafe Riggs for eight years and they have two sons, Owen and Ethan. Owen was born with health issues but is a healthy little guy now. Caitlin decided to be a ‘stay at home’ mom after Owen was born. …

Since COVID-19 affects older adults more severely than other age groups, many older individuals, particularly those with compromised immune systems, have been encouraged to limit their exposure to others. With the holidays quickly approaching, that can make spending time with family, especia…

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.

The arrival of autumn signifies the approaching end of another year as nature prepares for winter dormancy. However, with beautiful fall colors also comes an increase in vehicles encountering deer in roadways.

At the recent Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council Virtual Fall Grazing Conference, a research update was given by Brittany Harlow, Field Scientist with the USDA-ARS Forage Animal Research Unit in Lexington, on the University of Kentucky campus. The unit works to improve productivity, profi…

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A Kentucky woman born in Paducah has written a book of linked short stories set in the land between the rivers. Through the fictional stories in Drowned Town, she hopes to reflect with honesty and dignity a region and its people that have played a central role in her own life. The book will …

MURRAY — Murray State University formally unveiled a pair of statues Saturday, Oct. 31 to recognize an instrumental figure in the institution’s history as well as a beloved campus tradition, thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends of Murray State.

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David Boggs, former executive director of Barbecue on the River, was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for stealing just under $25,000 from the organization in late 2018.

Our Lord doesn’t treat death much in the same manner as we do. Since the Lord gives and takes away, maybe we can look at it from His side with less than normal fear. He calls death a shadow and not a substance — Psalm 23:4. He tells us in Psalm 116:15, ‘Precious in the sidht of the Lord are …

November is Military Appreciation Month at the National Corvette Museum and all military personnel, firefighters, police officers and first responders will receive free admission during the month of November. All branches including active, veterans and reserve members will be honored with fr…

Vehicle-deer collisions take place year-round in Kentucky and the surrounding region, but their numbers soar during these next few weeks every year.

Lyon County had a 64 percent turnout for the 2020 general election. Information compiled here details specifically how Lyon Countians voted on the candidates and proposals involved.