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U.S. Congressman James Comer was the guest speaker for the Pennyrile Area Development District (PeADD) board of directors’ last virtual regular meeting last Monday.

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Western Kentucky reentry service providers met for the Western Kentucky Reentry Council virtual meeting last Thursday to give updates about pre-release resources, evidence-based programming and other reentry initiatives.

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Paxton Media Group, owner of The Herald Ledger, announced Wednesday the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

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The Champions Giving Back charity fundraising event sponsored by the American Legion Post 68 baseball team is well underway, with the goal of raising at least $100,000 for four local charities and The V Foundation.

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Aging in place was the impetus behind Grace Donaldson’s Elder Wellness Enrichment Initiative Grant application.

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The American Legion Post 68 baseball team out of Lyon County has a reputation for being a champion-level team — having won four straight state championships — and now, the champions are giving back in a fundraising event that seeks to raise $100,000 for five charities.

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After an empty scoreboard for four innings, the Lyon County Lady Lyons took and held the lead over the Livingston Central Lady Cardinals in a 5-3 victory April 27 to secure the top seed in the district.

It’s not often that a player hits three home runs in one game, but Jackson Shoulders did just that April 26 at the Trigg County Complex.

Lyon County weathered a push by the Crittenden County Rockets in the first inning, where the Lyons coughed up three runs, but still managed to secure their fifth straight win, 11-5, Friday night.

After their first game of the season ended with Christian County being mercy run-ruled in the third inning, Lyon County had a little stiffer competition this go around.

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DRAFFENVILLE — The Marshall County High School drama department will present “Little Women,” the musical, this week at the Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts center on the campus of the high school.

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Quiche Matchen recently announced Lyon County Community Education’s upcoming events:

While many topics are covered in God’s work, one of primary importance is the worth of a soul. The spiritual part of man’s redemption is of exquisite value.

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This evocative tintype depicts the Kentucky State Penitentiary’s first three cell houses at the turn of the 20th century, roughly 14 years after the prison’s construction on the banks of the Cumberland River.

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The Champions Giving Back fundraising event is nearing its close, and there are still many ways that people can contribute to benefit four local charities and the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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The Kuttawa City Council met in person for the first time since the pandemic swept across the state and country last spring Monday. They discussed a budget amendment ordinance, council members gave updates and they entered into an executive session.

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The Lyon County Fiscal Court voted on the second and final reading of its fiscal year 2021-22 budget anded discuss other business during a June 10 meeting.

The Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand reopening of the Lyon County Historical Society’s Rose Hill Museum on Friday, June 11. The celebration included an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, guided tours and refreshments. The museum, located at State Route 730 and Water St. i…

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Last Wednesday at 2:15 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Sam Adams charged Chris Hill, 27, of Paducah, on a failure to appear warrant from McCracken County District Court, where his original charges involved the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, contempt of court and a probation violation.

Beverly Rogers Academy of Dance hosted the “Children Are Our Future” recital at Paducah Tilghman on June 12. A number of participants received trophies for being in the program five years. Students will pick back up in the fall. Beverly Rogers is offering numerous summer classes for all ages…

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Sara L. Kelly, 50, of Eddyville, was ordered to secure new counsel within 30 days, after defense attorney, Bryant Law Center, made an oral motion to withdraw as counsel of record at Kelly’s pretrial conference last week on June 2 at Lyon County District Court. She is charged with 16 counts o…

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After the Kentucky General Assembly closes the Regular Session, interim sessions follow, and interim joint committees meet, “to provide a continuity of study and action between sessions.”

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The Eddyville City Council returned to City Hall for their regular meeting June 7. Council members deliberated sewer rehab project cost overruns, passed an economic development resolution and heard department reports.

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From Oklahoma to North Carolina, Cherokee Riders were ready to gather — in 2020 — and begin their annual journey along the Trail of Tears, known as “Remember the Removal.” It did not happen. It was such a disappointment to those who had dreamed of their participation and the ones who had led…

On May 31 about 7:30 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Seth P’Pool stopped a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck on U.S. 62 west of Kuttawa for allegedly speeding. Jamie D. Traylor, 22, of Paducah, the driver, was alleged to be under the influence of alcohol.

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Grain crop producers can learn ways to minimize potential growing season challenges during the University of Kentucky’s Pest Management Field Day. The event is from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. June 29 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

Extension and the Lyon County Master Gardeners held a Container Planting Class featuring tomatoes, peppers, herbs and annual flowers last Thursday morning at the Housing Authority Community Center. Melodie Metje taught the class and was aided by Clarice Goodall. Twenty people participated an…

I was fortunate enough to call both the lovely ladies pictured here ‘Mama.’ Juanita Prince Atwood was my actual mama, and the other lady, Ocia Prince, was my ‘Mama Ocia.’ I don’t remember when I put the ‘Mama’ with ‘Ocia,’ but in my memory I called her nothing else. The Smart Shop and Mama O…

If you are planning a vacation for this summer, good luck. If the Memorial Day weekend is any indication, higher gas prices, crowded restaurants and limited lodging will have little influence on our desire to get away from things, if even for only a few days. So great is our hunger for freed…

While many topics are covered in God’s work, one of primary importance is the worth of a soul. The spiritual part of man’s redemption is of exquisite value.

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The Champions Giving Back fundraising event is nearing its close, and there are still many ways that people can contribute to benefit four local charities and the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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This evocative tintype depicts the Kentucky State Penitentiary’s first three cell houses at the turn of the 20th century, roughly 14 years after the prison’s construction on the banks of the Cumberland River.

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The Lyon County Fiscal Court voted on the second and final reading of its fiscal year 2021-22 budget anded discuss other business during a June 10 meeting.

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The Kuttawa City Council met in person for the first time since the pandemic swept across the state and country last spring Monday. They discussed a budget amendment ordinance, council members gave updates and they entered into an executive session.

Beverly Rogers Academy of Dance hosted the “Children Are Our Future” recital at Paducah Tilghman on June 12. A number of participants received trophies for being in the program five years. Students will pick back up in the fall. Beverly Rogers is offering numerous summer classes for all ages…

The Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand reopening of the Lyon County Historical Society’s Rose Hill Museum on Friday, June 11. The celebration included an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, guided tours and refreshments. The museum, located at State Route 730 and Water St. i…

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Last Wednesday at 2:15 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Sam Adams charged Chris Hill, 27, of Paducah, on a failure to appear warrant from McCracken County District Court, where his original charges involved the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, contempt of court and a probation violation.

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After the Kentucky General Assembly closes the Regular Session, interim sessions follow, and interim joint committees meet, “to provide a continuity of study and action between sessions.”

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Sara L. Kelly, 50, of Eddyville, was ordered to secure new counsel within 30 days, after defense attorney, Bryant Law Center, made an oral motion to withdraw as counsel of record at Kelly’s pretrial conference last week on June 2 at Lyon County District Court. She is charged with 16 counts o…

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The Eddyville City Council returned to City Hall for their regular meeting June 7. Council members deliberated sewer rehab project cost overruns, passed an economic development resolution and heard department reports.

If you are planning a vacation for this summer, good luck. If the Memorial Day weekend is any indication, higher gas prices, crowded restaurants and limited lodging will have little influence on our desire to get away from things, if even for only a few days. So great is our hunger for freed…

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Grain crop producers can learn ways to minimize potential growing season challenges during the University of Kentucky’s Pest Management Field Day. The event is from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. June 29 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

On May 31 about 7:30 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Seth P’Pool stopped a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck on U.S. 62 west of Kuttawa for allegedly speeding. Jamie D. Traylor, 22, of Paducah, the driver, was alleged to be under the influence of alcohol.

Extension and the Lyon County Master Gardeners held a Container Planting Class featuring tomatoes, peppers, herbs and annual flowers last Thursday morning at the Housing Authority Community Center. Melodie Metje taught the class and was aided by Clarice Goodall. Twenty people participated an…

I was fortunate enough to call both the lovely ladies pictured here ‘Mama.’ Juanita Prince Atwood was my actual mama, and the other lady, Ocia Prince, was my ‘Mama Ocia.’ I don’t remember when I put the ‘Mama’ with ‘Ocia,’ but in my memory I called her nothing else. The Smart Shop and Mama O…

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From Oklahoma to North Carolina, Cherokee Riders were ready to gather — in 2020 — and begin their annual journey along the Trail of Tears, known as “Remember the Removal.” It did not happen. It was such a disappointment to those who had dreamed of their participation and the ones who had led…

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The fifth session of the Political Education Series installed by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth dug into abolition history, shared contemporary perspectives, and pledged to continue the pursuit of social justice via the abolition movement.

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The return to the workforce is at the behest of the worker — rank-and-file, blue-collar, elite, creative — and the onus is on the employer to garner support in hopes of securing and retaining a post-COVID-19 workforce.

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Lyon County School students and staff will be returning on Sept. 7 for the 2021-2022 school year; summer school is happening, and building renovations are underway.

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Andrea York is part owner and park manager of Venture River Water Park in Eddyville. This past Memorial Day weekend marked its 27th year of business.

When Jesus came into the coast of Caesarea Phillipi, He asked his disciples, saying, ‘Who do men say that I the son of man am?’ His disciples said, ‘Some say you are John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets.’ Jesus said unto them, ‘But whom say you that I am…

About 12:55 p.m. Friday, Deputy Sheriff Sam Adams conducted a traffic stop of a 1998 Honda off West Main Street in Eddyville. Ryan Allbright, 61, of Kuttawa, the driver, was charged with driving on a suspended/revoked operator’s license from Indiana.

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Photographed 80 years apart, the assistant lockmaster’s house stood on Water Street in Old Eddyville, across from the Cobb-Hussey House (now the Rose Hill Museum). A huge bungalow with a split-level design, the assistant lockmaster’s house was essentially built into the sheer face of the roc…

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The Champions Giving Back charity fundraising event sponsored by the American Legion Post 68 baseball team is well underway, with the goal of raising at least $100,000 for four local charities and The V Foundation.

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The city of Eddyville will have its Water Sewer Rehab Project completed in the fall — a two-phase project that cost more than $3 million.

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The Lake Barkley Tourist Commission Board of Directors met last Thursday to discuss summer activities planning, advertising opportunities, Founders’ Day 2021, and other recreational functions.

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Paxton Media Group, owner of The Herald Ledger, announced Wednesday the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

It was a very hot day in July, 1955. As a 9-year-old boy awakening early that morning in my old hometown of Eddyville, I began to wonder what I could do for the day.

As Moses led his father-in-law’s sheep in the dessert, he came to the mountain of God, even to Horab. The angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the mind set of a bush; and Moses looked, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not burned up.

On Friday about 8 p.m., Lyon County Sheriff’s deputies were assisting Kentucky State Police troopers with a checkpoint near the Lyon/Livingston County line near the entrance to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area when Deputy Sheriff Seth P’Pool arrested Robert P. Greer, 23, of Ha…