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Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Revenue announced Lyon County qualifies for Internal Revenue Service special tax relief, under Federal Emergency Management Agency designations and KRS 131.081, according to a news release on Friday.

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Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack, Kentucky Department for Public Health commissioner, are encouraging Kentuckians to take the necessary steps to prevent COVID-19 exposure and positivity.

Storm victims in 16 Kentucky counties now have until Jan. 28 to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, the Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance announced today.

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The tornado that first touched down near Jonesboro, Arkansas, Friday night and wound its way into Kentucky for 227 miles brought damage and harm to much of western Kentucky.

Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 are investigating a Thursday afternoon collision in which a Lyon County woman was killed.

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A former Lyon County Middle School teacher will serve 10 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for attempting to possess child pornography, acting U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett announced last Wednesday.

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The Champions Giving Back fundraiser has raised thousands of dollars to be divided among four area charities and the Dick Vitale Fund for Pediatric Cancer through the V Foundation.

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The late golfer and Lyon County’s own Cullan Brown was honored on Monday with the renaming of Mineral Mound State Golf Course.

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While those of us who track such things may sense that hummingbirds have barely arrived for the season, they are already making their travel plans to skedaddle for the fall migration.

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Join the Woodlands Nature Station as they celebrate the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird during the month of August. More than 250 hummingbirds will pass through the Woodlands Nature Station backyard as they migrate south through Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area for the winter.

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Founders’ Day and a weeklong schedule of events leading to it will return on Aug. 28 after a year’s hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Atmos Energy is asking the Kentucky Public Service Commission for a 9.4% rate increase, which would raise revenue by $16.4 million a year.

Did you ever go blackberry picking when you were a kid? And then brought them home and your mother made a cobbler or put some in the freezer. Today, we are featuring blackberry recipes that will expand the use of the berry and maybe you might want to go blackberry picking again.

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Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White provided an update Monday on American Red Cross disaster assistance and services being provided following the Dec. 10 tornado.

Gov. Andy Beshear said last year’s books have officially closed and Kentucky indeed shattered the all-time records for investment and job creation last year — with 264 private-sector new-location and expansion projects committed to invest over $11.2 billion and create over 18,100 full-time jobs.

The Nelson County KY Farm Bureau and Nelson County area farmers have delivered supplies to Lyon County farmers affected by the Dec. 10 tornado

One western Kentucky business took extra steps to safeguard their employees. While working at the tornado shelter at the Lee S. Jones Convention Center, Chad Cowan stopped by. He is the Safety and Health director for Independent Stave Company which locally includes Benton Wood Products.

On Jan. 2, Deputy Sheriff Keith Suits responded to a burglary and theft complaint off KY 274 and Birdie Bannister Road. The victim reported a large number of items stolen from multiple locations on the property. At least two buildings had been burglarized on the property and a walk-behind br…

Twelve Disaster Recovery Centers are part of a circuit and will operate on a rotating schedule. The centers will be in one location for a week and move to another location for a week. Five other recovery centers will operate as a fixed location.

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The Running Rooster and Holiday Hills Resort are owned and operated by business people who remain optimistic and resilient, despite facing significant challenges from the recent deadly storms and tornadoes.

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Lake Barkley Partnership is among the many organizations and government partners establishing fundraisers to help with tornado recovery operations in western Kentucky.

For almost half a century, Justice Bill Cunningham sought a sort of intellectual refuge from the rigors of his bustling legal career through written scholarship and a lifelong passion for historical conservation. These extracurricular pursuits inspired Justice Cunningham to moonlight as a be…

In the wake of the devastating tornados which recently hit parts of western and central Kentucky, our commonwealth’s resiliency has been tested like never before.

The deadline for registered voters who wish to update their political party affiliation is coming up this Friday, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams said in a news release.

According to tradition, foods we eat on New Year’s Day will help us to have good luck and fortune in the coming year. Eat greens or cabbage to have the fortune of receiving money; cornbread represents gold; black-eyed peas seasoned with a ham hock or hog jowl is eaten for good luck. The hog …

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The Lyon County Fiscal Court met on Monday to discuss the condition of the county after the Dec. 11 storms and tornadoes.

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Lyon County Sheriff Brent White reported the county is receiving mutual aid and undertaking additional patrol measures to enhance the safety and security of its residents.

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Lyon County Sheriff Brent White reported the county is receiving mutual aid and undertaking additional patrol measures to enhance the safety and security of its residents.

The Lyon County Water District is holding an official business meeting Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 8 a.m. at the Water District located at 5464 U.S. 62 W., Kuttawa.

At 4:54 p.m. Dec. 19, Deputy Sheriffs Keith Suits and Joe Witherspoon were given a complaint of a fugitive believed to be in the Eddyville area. Witherspoon located the person’s vehicle as it pulled into the Five Star Convenience Store in Eddyville. As Witherspoon approached the vehicle, the…

One western Kentucky business took extra steps to safeguard their employees. While working at the tornado shelter at the Lee S. Jones Convention Center, Chad Cowan stopped by. He is the Safety and Health director for Independent Stave Company which locally includes Benton Wood Products.

The Nelson County KY Farm Bureau and Nelson County area farmers have delivered supplies to Lyon County farmers affected by the Dec. 10 tornado

Gov. Andy Beshear said last year’s books have officially closed and Kentucky indeed shattered the all-time records for investment and job creation last year — with 264 private-sector new-location and expansion projects committed to invest over $11.2 billion and create over 18,100 full-time jobs.

On Jan. 2, Deputy Sheriff Keith Suits responded to a burglary and theft complaint off KY 274 and Birdie Bannister Road. The victim reported a large number of items stolen from multiple locations on the property. At least two buildings had been burglarized on the property and a walk-behind br…

Twelve Disaster Recovery Centers are part of a circuit and will operate on a rotating schedule. The centers will be in one location for a week and move to another location for a week. Five other recovery centers will operate as a fixed location.

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The Running Rooster and Holiday Hills Resort are owned and operated by business people who remain optimistic and resilient, despite facing significant challenges from the recent deadly storms and tornadoes.

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Lake Barkley Partnership is among the many organizations and government partners establishing fundraisers to help with tornado recovery operations in western Kentucky.

In the wake of the devastating tornados which recently hit parts of western and central Kentucky, our commonwealth’s resiliency has been tested like never before.

The deadline for registered voters who wish to update their political party affiliation is coming up this Friday, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams said in a news release.

According to tradition, foods we eat on New Year’s Day will help us to have good luck and fortune in the coming year. Eat greens or cabbage to have the fortune of receiving money; cornbread represents gold; black-eyed peas seasoned with a ham hock or hog jowl is eaten for good luck. The hog …

For almost half a century, Justice Bill Cunningham sought a sort of intellectual refuge from the rigors of his bustling legal career through written scholarship and a lifelong passion for historical conservation. These extracurricular pursuits inspired Justice Cunningham to moonlight as a be…

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Lyon County Sheriff Brent White reported the county is receiving mutual aid and undertaking additional patrol measures to enhance the safety and security of its residents.

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Lyon County Sheriff Brent White reported the county is receiving mutual aid and undertaking additional patrol measures to enhance the safety and security of its residents.

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The Lyon County Fiscal Court met on Monday to discuss the condition of the county after the Dec. 11 storms and tornadoes.

In Kentucky, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) has announced disaster assistance is available for communities and agricultural producers affected by the tornadoes that devasted large portions of Kentucky on the evening of December 10, 2021…

Katherine Ward of Kuttawa joined nearly 650 Belmont University students and faculty in the performance of this year’s “Christmas at Belmont,” set to air on PBS for 19th straight holiday season.

At 4:54 p.m. Dec. 19, Deputy Sheriffs Keith Suits and Joe Witherspoon were given a complaint of a fugitive believed to be in the Eddyville area. Witherspoon located the person’s vehicle as it pulled into the Five Star Convenience Store in Eddyville. As Witherspoon approached the vehicle, the…

The Lyon County Water District is holding an official business meeting Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 8 a.m. at the Water District located at 5464 U.S. 62 W., Kuttawa.

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Lyon County is hard at work recovering from the terrible tornado of December 10. The outpouring of donations and volunteers has been amazing. People locally and from across the state, the U.S. and from other countries have made donations, volunteered and expressed sympathy.

The Lady Lyons celebrated their fourth win of the season, a double digit win over McLean County while Rose Smith also celebrated her 1,000th career point on the road last Friday night. The 54-42 win over the Lady Cougars was the third straight win for Lyon County. The Lady Lyons are currentl…

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Lyon County Sheriff Brent White wants to make the public aware of disaster-associated scams. Specifically, he warns the public of possible contractor fraud.

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The Lyon County Fiscal Court hosted its regular meeting on Thursday, to discuss waste disposal bids, impound lot towing bids, vote on annual orders, vote on board appointments, and conduct other business.

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With the Christmas holiday approaching, many trees are making their way inside the home. Jonathan Larson, University of Kentucky entomology specialist, shares insights on how to maintain trees and prevent bug infestation.

The city of Mayfield and other western Kentucky communities were hit by tornadoes Friday night, resulting in the loss of life, injuries and a long trail of destruction in multiple counties.

If one looks up the word, ‘itis’ in the dictionary, he would read that it is a suffix which means ‘an inflammation of.’ Scripture refers to that old serpent, which is the devil and Satan. The serpent is one who is subtle in deceiving you. He will have you believing all kinds of things if you…

The Lyon County Conservation District is holding a specially-called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be held in the meeting room at Willow Pond Restaurant in Eddyville.

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The Carson Center in Paducah is not requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test in December, as it recently updated its policy for patrons.

Family conservations about inheritance, money and business leadership are never easy and can sometimes be downright awkward.

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At least 74 Kentuckians are dead after at least five tornadoes hit the state Friday night into Saturday morning, Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Monday afternoon.

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Gov. Andy Beshear said Saturday President Joe Biden’s swift approval of the federal disaster declaration he requested “shows how bad” the situation is following Friday night’s devastating tornadoes.

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The tornado that first touched down near Jonesboro, Arkansas, Friday night and wound its way into Kentucky for 227 miles brought damage and harm to much of western Kentucky.

On Nov. 28 about 4 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Keith Suits answered a service call in the Suwanee area and observed a 2006 Ford Taurus on U.S. 62 West driven by Austin L. Curington, 22, of Kuttawa. Curington allegedly didn’t have a valid driver’s license and allegedly had previously received a jail…

Absolutely! A million yeses to the worth of these words by the unknown author! Listen with your heart as he writes. Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever! He tells us that Job knows that his…

The Kentucky League of Cities has presented state Rep. Chris Freeland, R-Benton, with a “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award. KLC bestows the award upon legislators who perform outstanding work advocating for issues that impact cities across the state.

We got him as an 8-week-old puppy. I believe he came from Ohio — an English shepherd, black and tan coloration. (There are other color variations). We picked him up at the train station in Old Kuttawa. I remember hearing him barking and whining in the baggage area.

The Lady Lyons picked a tough opponent to start the season: 2021 7th district champions Hopkins Central. A late fourth quarter 10- 26 run by the Lady Storm ultimately sealed the Lady Lyons fate, 72-40.

FRANKFORT — While saying there are no known cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant in Kentucky yet, Gov. Andy Beshear warned Monday afternoon that the delta variant is still ravaging the state, and we are not heading in the right direction.