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Kentucky's new governor, Andy Beshear, was inaugurated Tuesday in Frankfort. The 42-year-old Democrat becomes the 63rd governor of the commonwealth.

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A suspect accused of shooting an Eddyville man last month has been arrested and jailed in Christian County Detention Center.


According to a post on the City of Kuttawa's Facebook page, Mayor Jimmy Campbell died today following an extended illness. Campbell, 67, was elected mayor last year and was sworn in December 2018.

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More than 1,100 West Kentucky Community and Technical College students are eligible to participate in the college's fall commencement at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center at 7 p.m. Monday. Forty-six nursing students will receive their nursing pins during the ceremony.

Known by Southern Baptist around the globe, the name "Lottie Moon" is being recognized in the world's largest communist nation for its historical significance.

A former Kuttawa City Clerk and her husband have requested a lower bond for their release from jail before trial, but will have to wait a few weeks for a ruling from a judge.

With county government facing increased costs for incarcerating local offenders, a second judge is being sought to speed up due process in the judicial circuit and reduce the number of days Lyon County prisoners spend awaiting court dates.

The cost of doing business at the county clerk's office is about to go up. Increased fees for filing documents, including deeds, wills and marriage licenses, will take effect at the beginning of the new calendar year.

Job was one of the most prominent men of his time. Job was the earliest book written in the Bible.

BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- A tiny wooden relic that some Christians believe to be part of Jesus' manger arrived late last month in its permanent home in the biblical city of Bethlehem 1,400 years after it was sent to Rome as a gift to the pope.

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One of the two final state audits of former Lyon County Sheriff Kent Murphy released last week once again cites more than $1,200 in disallowed expenditures not reimbursed before he left office at the end of last year.

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Lyon County Sheriff's Department's Cram the Cruiser program continues through Saturday, accepting non-perishable food and toys for the less fortunate in the community during the holidays. The items are collected at the Dollar General stores in Kuttawa and on Ky. 293. They may also be dropped…


Eddyville police have arrested Dartanya Grubbs, 43, of Eddyville in connection with the Nov. 11 shooting of Joe Don Smith, 32, of Eddyville. The shooting occured just after 4 p.m. at 312 Chestnut St.

Agriculture has played a major role in the life of Caldwell County's Carrie Janes. Originally from Wabash, Indiana, her family ran what was at one time the largest dairy operation in the Hoosier State. They also grew wheat, soybeans and corn.

State tourism officials have announced funding for two nearby Kentucky State Resort Parks as part of the "Restoring the Finest" initiative to make repairs and safety improvements within the park system.

A few dozen local elementary students have signed on to show off just how smart they are.

Jaime Green is four days into her first week as interim Eddyville Police Chief, surpassing her initial goal for a career in law enforcement. She also becomes distinguished as one of a handful of female Kentucky chiefs of police.

Debi Mason was the winner of the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce's "Great Stocking" from the Holiday Open House Nov. 7-9.

Lyon County Elementary School's scores from the state's annual assessment and accountability testing are improving.

Lyon County fifth-grade 4-H clubs held their fall service project, a beef stew and soup drive for the Hope Food Bank. The students donated 26 cans of food total. There were 10 cans of beef stew, 13 cans of soup and chili, cranberry sauce and northern beans. Pictured are (front, from left) Em…

A western Kentucky lawmaker wants to increase the term of House members from two to four years, which would make it the same as in the state Senate. The proposal has the support of Lyon County's own representative in Frankfort.

Lyon County travelers wanting a special driver's license needed in less than a year to board domestic airline flights will likely have to travel out of town to get those credentials.

Lyon County may be falling behind the U.S. Census Bureau's recommendations for ensuring everyone is counted in next year's census.

• Lyon County Schools Community Education is hosting a dance fitness class at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9 and Monday, Dec. 16 at the elementary school.

• HOPE FOOD BANK is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. The food bank is located off Main Street in Eddyville in the former jail building. Donations may be made at the Lyon County Extension office at any time.

Gas prices for busiest travel weekend of the year are expected to be the highest since 2014, according to the online consumer site GasBuddy.

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for the attempted burglary of the Woodmen of the World park building off Jenkins Road. The property is near the railroad tracks and the Rolling Hills Cemetery just outside …

Lyon County first-graders this week share with readers their instructions for cooking the main course of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Though their recipes for the turkey entrée might appall most health inspectors, the techniques offer an appetizer of humor before sitting down to your h…

Morgan's Funeral Home and Lakeland Chapel hosted its third annual Holiday Service of Remembrance Thursday at Ogden Memorial United Methodist Church in Princeton.

A Lyon County Elementary School third-grader cashed in on her cabbage in an annual growing competition. Molleigh Crumpton grew a giant cabbage and earned a $1,000 scholarship as the Kentucky winner of the National Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program.

Nov. 11-23 -- Lyon County Sheriff's Department worked a number of motor vehicle accidents over the last couple of weeks, including seven involving deer and another five related to the season's first winter weather event.

Screech! My foot turned and it slipped off the ground. Before I knew it, I was falling head-first to the ground. My dad yelled, "Watch out!" as I was falling down.

Funeral services for Virginia "Jenny" Duncan McQuigg, 92, of Kuttawa, were conducted Nov. 26 at Kuttawa United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chuck Ladd and the Rev. Glenn Sowards officiating. Burial followed at Kuttawa Cemetery. She passed away Monday, Nov. 18 at Caldwell Medical Center.

Historian Odell Walker spoke to a large group of fellow history buffs Thursday as the Lyon County Historical Society gathered at Harbor Lights Restaurant at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park for its annual meeting.