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WASHINGTON (AP) — unemployment benefits last week, a historically high pace that shows that many employers are still laying people off in the face of a resurgent coronavirus.

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President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators, doctors and economists want the same thing. But getting children back to school safely could mean keeping high-risk spots like bars and gyms closed.

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Attorney General Daniel Cameron today announced that a Scott Circuit Judge ordered the Governor to cease issuing or enforcing executive orders related to COVID-19 unless the orders meet specific criteria for an emergency as outlined by state law. The Judge stated that, in order to issue and …

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Thousands of Kentuckians have lost their jobs and health insurance due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. They have found themselves in sudden need of affordable health coverage, food, and other kinds of assistance. Medicaid, which offers help with health care, has a simplified enrollment proc…

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The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then.

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Kuttawa City Council last week approved a spending plan for the new fiscal year and renewed agreements for fire and police protection.

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Lyon County’s picks in last week’s unprecedented primary election mirrored those of voters statewide in selecting their party’s nominees for President and U.S. Senate

A Texas man has been arrested in connection with the discovery last weekend of the body of a woman in a plastic container floating in Kentucky Lake, authorities said.

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The two-time defending Kentucky American Legion baseball champs got off to a late, but good start this season. The Lyon County Aces bested Mayfield in both ends of a doubleheader — 5-4 and 6-0 — on June 15 at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville.

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The wardens at both Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities in Lyon County have announced their retirements.

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Joe Cunningham, a Lyon County native and current South Carolina congressman, returned home to western Kentucky on official business as a lawmaker, though his home district is more than 600 miles away.

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Lyon County Water District has its new superintendent picked. Last Wednesday, the water district’s board of directors named Billy Asher of Caldwell County as the new manager of the rural water utility. He starts next month, replacing Dixie Cayce, who is retiring.

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Eddyville water and sewer customers will be paying 3% more beginning July 1 under a four-step bump tied to Phase 2 of a sewer rehab project. And city officials are asking a handful of customers to answer a few questions in the hope of keeping rates steady.

Eddyville residents may soon notice a paw print on their mailbox. But these prints weren’t left by a canine. They are part of a new Postal Service program aimed at preventing dog attacks on letter carriers.

Reversing his Republican predecessor, Kentucky’s Democratic governor announced plans to bring back a health insurance program that was credited with signing up hundreds of thousands of people for coverage before it was dismantled.

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A resolution to approve a feasibility study to bring improved internet access to Lyon and three neighboring counties was voted on again by the Caldwell Fiscal Court last Wednesday in a special meeting.

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Concerns about reopening Kentucky’s schools during the middle of the coronavirus pandemic topped the discussion at a legislative committee meeting on Tuesday, with all the presenters appearing remotely.

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An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing.

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Man arrested for threatening girl

Kuttawa City Council last week approved a spending plan for the new fiscal year and renewed agreements for fire and police protection.

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U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But the job-market recovery may already be faltering because of a new round of closings and layoffs triggered by a resurgence of the coronavirus.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states in a reversal that has largely spared only the Northeast.

Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will join law enforcement agencies across the nation for Operation Dry Water during the Independence Day holiday weekend.

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Lyon County’s picks in last week’s unprecedented primary election mirrored those of voters statewide in selecting their party’s nominees for President and U.S. Senate

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Health guidance for Kentucky schools reopening in the age of the coronavirus includes having students wear masks, practice social distancing and undergo daily temperature checks. At least locally, however, masks will have their time and place.

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An Illinois family traveling Interstate 24 late on the night of June 22 lost an 11-year-old son when their vehicle was hit by another car heading the wrong direction on the interstate in Lyon County.

More than 65% of Kentucky’s fourth-graders are less than proficient in reading, and 71% of eighth-graders are less than proficient in math, according to 2018 data released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

A Texas man has been arrested in connection with the discovery last weekend of the body of a woman in a plastic container floating in Kentucky Lake, authorities said.

A resolution to approve a feasibility study to bring improved internet access to Lyon and three neighboring counties was voted on again by the Caldwell Fiscal Court last Wednesday in a special meeting.

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Concerns about reopening Kentucky’s schools during the middle of the coronavirus pandemic topped the discussion at a legislative committee meeting on Tuesday, with all the presenters appearing remotely.

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An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing.

Kuttawa City Council last week approved a spending plan for the new fiscal year and renewed agreements for fire and police protection.

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Man arrested for threatening girl

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U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But the job-market recovery may already be faltering because of a new round of closings and layoffs triggered by a resurgence of the coronavirus.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states in a reversal that has largely spared only the Northeast.

Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will join law enforcement agencies across the nation for Operation Dry Water during the Independence Day holiday weekend.

top story

Lyon County’s picks in last week’s unprecedented primary election mirrored those of voters statewide in selecting their party’s nominees for President and U.S. Senate

top story

An Illinois family traveling Interstate 24 late on the night of June 22 lost an 11-year-old son when their vehicle was hit by another car heading the wrong direction on the interstate in Lyon County.

A Texas man has been arrested in connection with the discovery last weekend of the body of a woman in a plastic container floating in Kentucky Lake, authorities said.

With less than half the year gone, Kentucky has already had more drownings than it had all last year; top cause of death, ages 1-4

More than 65% of Kentucky’s fourth-graders are less than proficient in reading, and 71% of eighth-graders are less than proficient in math, according to 2018 data released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Health guidance for Kentucky schools reopening in the age of the coronavirus includes having students wear masks, practice social distancing and undergo daily temperature checks. At least locally, however, masks will have their time and place.

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Kentucky's top agriculture official on Monday accused the governor of circumventing state law by failing to gather public input for several executive orders issued amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Murray State University continues to move forward with a phased process for a safe, healthy and effective restart in preparation for a successful fall 2020 semester.

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After hundreds of people seeking help in resolving their unemployment insurance claims descended on the Capitol last week, a legislative panel convened Friday to investigate the backlog.

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A western Kentucky city has passed a resolution asking county officials to remove a century-old Confederate statue from the community's courthouse.

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Health guidance for Kentucky schools reopening in the age of the coronavirus includes having students wear masks and practice social distancing.

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Gov. Andy Beshear today announced Porter Road Butcher Meat Co. LLC, a meat processor based in Princeton, plans to relocate and expand within Caldwell County with a more than $1.5 million investment expected to create 83 full-time jobs.

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The two-time defending Kentucky American Legion baseball champs got off to a late, but good start this season. The Lyon County Aces bested Mayfield in both ends of a doubleheader — 5-4 and 6-0 — on June 15 at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville.

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The wardens at both Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities in Lyon County have announced their retirements.

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Polling for Kentucky's primary election in Lyon County is now closed, and President Donald Trump received more ballots than any other candidate voted for among the 540 ballots cast at the Lee S. Jones Convention Center.

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Joe Cunningham, a Lyon County native and current South Carolina congressman, returned home to western Kentucky on official business as a lawmaker, though his home district is more than 600 miles away.

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Lyon County Water District has its new superintendent picked. Last Wednesday, the water district’s board of directors named Billy Asher of Caldwell County as the new manager of the rural water utility. He starts next month, replacing Dixie Cayce, who is retiring.

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Eddyville water and sewer customers will be paying 3% more beginning July 1 under a four-step bump tied to Phase 2 of a sewer rehab project. And city officials are asking a handful of customers to answer a few questions in the hope of keeping rates steady.

Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday announced $383 million in state and federal dollars for 54 rural hospitals, several in western Kentucky, by settling a 13-year-old dispute regarding Medicaid funding rates.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has approved a bid for a new bridge to replace one that carries U.S. 60 traffic across the Cumberland River at Smithland in Livingston County, a project expected to take three years to complete.

Eddyville residents may soon notice a paw print on their mailbox. But these prints weren’t left by a canine. They are part of a new Postal Service program aimed at preventing dog attacks on letter carriers.

Reversing his Republican predecessor, Kentucky’s Democratic governor announced plans to bring back a health insurance program that was credited with signing up hundreds of thousands of people for coverage before it was dismantled.

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As the commonwealth is focused on defeating COVID-19, Gov. Andy Beshear this week showed his ongoing commitment to transparency by releasing his tax returns for 2019 and once again called on other office holders to do the same.

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Customers of the Caldwell/Lyon County USDA Service Center may now conduct business in person in the office by appointment only. Visitors will be pre-screened based on health concerns or recent travel and must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are encouraged but not requi…

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Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon has released the Fiscal Year 2019 audit of the revenue sources of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) Fish and Game Fund.