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MURRAY — Murray State University’s agricultural education program has been named the top postsecondary agricultural education program in Kentucky by the Kentucky Association of Agricultural Educators, and has also been named by the National Association of Agricultural Educators as one of fou…

• On Thursday, July 28, around 3:30 p.m., Deputy Seth P’Pool and officers from the Eddyville Police Department answered a fugitive complaint on US 62 East of Eddyville. The sheriff’s office said investigation revealed two people from Michigan recently moved to Lyon County and both had non-ex…

The Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Golf Classic on Friday, Aug. 5 at The Cullan at Mineral Mounds. This year’s tournament, presented by Fredonia Valley Bank, was sold out with 24 total teams participating.

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LOUISVILLE — Around 600,000 people are expected to attend the 118th Kentucky State Fair during its 11-day run, which takes place Aug. 18-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, just off the Watterson Expressway, I-264, in Louisville.

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The Eddyville City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 1 and items on the agenda included an update on Kentucky Public Service Commission Case Number 2022-00138 and the second reading of the water and sewer rates ordinance.

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BENTON — Hunter McVickers graduated from Marshall Academy in December 2021, a semester early, in order to begin basic training for the United States Army. McVickers has since been one of the few chosen in an almost unheard-of scenario, immediately moving from basic training to Arlington Nati…

The Community Disciples, Inc. will be celebrating its 18th anniversary at its annual awards banquet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 in the Northside Baptist Church Recreational Outreach Center. The guest speaker for the evening is retired Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall. The meal will be catered by…

• On Tuesday, July 26, around 1:35 p.m., Chief Deputy Sam Adams and members of the Western KY Violent Crimes Task Force assisted KY Probation and Parole Officers in the 3000 block of KY 93 South on a home visit for an offender who was on parole out of Missouri, according to the sheriff’s off…

BENTON – Throughout the summer, park rangers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District visit Camp Currie each Monday to discuss water safety measures, and to educate the next generation of recreation goers.

Lyon County high school junior Caitlyn Hooks recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. Hooks and 41 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held at the University of Kentucky.

The Lyon County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 25 in the District Conference Center, and the agenda items included a presentation from Ascendent Facility Partners and approval of several recurring items.

• On Monday, July 18, around 12:50 p.m., Deputy Seth P’Pool responded to a Kuttawa business for a complaint of a suspicious person. The person was originally on Days Inn Drive, but was located at Huck’s Travel Center across the road, according to the sheriff’s office. He was identified as Ma…

There was a special called meeting of the Lyon County Fiscal Court on Monday, July 25 and items on the agenda included approval of the Panther Creek flex paving and an update on the 911 increase.

A few weeks ago, golfers participated in the annual gold charity fundraiser for Nonnie’s Place, an organization that seeks to support women raising children under difficult circumstances.

Kentucky Wesleyan College announces the spring 2022 President’s List and Dean’s List. To be eligible for the President’s List for superior academic achievement, students must attain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, s…

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The Lyon County Fiscal Court held a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 14 and agenda items included the approval of an interlocal workforce agreement and discussion of an increase in 911 services payment.

This year, 118 participants turned out for the inaugural Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce Christmas in July event. The day on the lake encouraged residents and tourists alike to enjoy both the beautiful scenery and local businesses that the area has to offer.

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Glenn’s Chapel United Methodist Church will be hosting its 180th Homecoming celebration on Sunday, June 26, but the spirit of the church has been in the community since 1842. The program starts at 10 a.m.

Hear the painful begging cry of the rich man in hell. This is not a parable, but an actual picture of a man locked forever in the torments of hell. Religious history tells us his name is Dives. He is there with all five of his senses intact. He hears the screams, the curses, the moaning of t…

The Great Commission has become the great omission. Sir Walter Scott, the author of “Ivanhoe” said in his autobiography, “If it happens a youth reads these pages, let him remember that it is the deepest regret that I neglected my opportunities of learning through every part of my career, I h…

Mark 6:30-31 expresses to us that the disciples had been very busy preaching and teaching. Jesus, instead of congratulating them or telling them to work harder said unto them, “Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for they were many coming and going and they had no…

The Apostle Paul said to Timothy to study to show himself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, but rightly dividing the word of truth. Doesn’t it make horse sense if the word can be rightly divided, it can be wrongly divided? Horse sense is stable thinking! Myths and …

When you think of love and try to define it; it is more characteristic than definitive. God is love is about the best description of love you can give!

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

There are many spiritual/scriptural truths on each page of the Bible if we just look for them. John 4 is such that gives basic Christian principles to all of us. Truth and example one after another charge our hearts to a better conformity to His word.

If Christ be not risen, then I am one of the biggest liars who ever walked the earth. For 61 years, I have believed and preached that Jesus rose from the dead. Everything that I have been preaching over those years has been biblical accounts.

Jesus had an unwavering sense of identity. Without question, he knew who he was. This is seen clearly in John’s statement that Jesus knew “that he had come from God and was returning to God.” (13:3) It was this understanding that gave direction and purpose for his life, and the ability to se…

Proverbs 10:5 reads, “He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causes shame.” Proverbs 11:30 reads, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” David wrote, “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precio…

Luke 19:39-40, Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

The Lyon County Ministerial Association is inviting the community to two public services.

In the prayer commonly called “The Model Prayer,” Jesus gives us his instruction on how we should pray. This prayer reaches from the present, to the past, to the future, to when he comes again!

Christians are not a group of people that look like a basket of dried prunes! We are, as we should be, the happiest, most joyful people on earth. And why shouldn’t we be? All of our sins have been forgiven. We have peace with God, the Father in our lives. We have been secured eternally by th…

Jesus left Judea and was headed toward Galilee. This remarkable verse, “And He must needs go through Samaria” shows how, and I say this reverently, the Hound of Heaven seeks to save those who are lost!

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Pastors and churches were challenged to step out of their comfort zones, to shake off complacency and invite those who do not know Jesus Christ to accept Him as their savior at the 34th annual Western Kentucky Evangelism Conference in Princeton.

“He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him,” — Isaiah 53:2 (NIV).

Paul writes in Ephesians 1:13-14, “In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: In whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that Holy Spirit of Promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purch…

“Without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness” says I Timothy 3:16 and some things we don’t understand in Paul’s writings, as mentioned in II Peter 3:16, but he tells us to study to show ourselves approved unto God, workmen who need not to be ashamed.

Ephesians 2:8-9: God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. (NLT)

Hear the painful begging cry of the rich man in hell. This is not a parable, but an actual picture of a man locked forever in the torments of hell. Religious history tells us his name is Dives. He is there with all five of his senses intact. He hears the screams, the curses, the moaning of t…

The Great Commission has become the great omission. Sir Walter Scott, the author of “Ivanhoe” said in his autobiography, “If it happens a youth reads these pages, let him remember that it is the deepest regret that I neglected my opportunities of learning through every part of my career, I h…

Mark 6:30-31 expresses to us that the disciples had been very busy preaching and teaching. Jesus, instead of congratulating them or telling them to work harder said unto them, “Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for they were many coming and going and they had no…

The Apostle Paul said to Timothy to study to show himself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, but rightly dividing the word of truth. Doesn’t it make horse sense if the word can be rightly divided, it can be wrongly divided? Horse sense is stable thinking! Myths and …

When you think of love and try to define it; it is more characteristic than definitive. God is love is about the best description of love you can give!

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

There are many spiritual/scriptural truths on each page of the Bible if we just look for them. John 4 is such that gives basic Christian principles to all of us. Truth and example one after another charge our hearts to a better conformity to His word.

If Christ be not risen, then I am one of the biggest liars who ever walked the earth. For 61 years, I have believed and preached that Jesus rose from the dead. Everything that I have been preaching over those years has been biblical accounts.

Jesus had an unwavering sense of identity. Without question, he knew who he was. This is seen clearly in John’s statement that Jesus knew “that he had come from God and was returning to God.” (13:3) It was this understanding that gave direction and purpose for his life, and the ability to se…

Proverbs 10:5 reads, “He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causes shame.” Proverbs 11:30 reads, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” David wrote, “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precio…

In the prayer commonly called “The Model Prayer,” Jesus gives us his instruction on how we should pray. This prayer reaches from the present, to the past, to the future, to when he comes again!

Luke 19:39-40, Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

The Lyon County Ministerial Association is inviting the community to two public services.

Christians are not a group of people that look like a basket of dried prunes! We are, as we should be, the happiest, most joyful people on earth. And why shouldn’t we be? All of our sins have been forgiven. We have peace with God, the Father in our lives. We have been secured eternally by th…

Jesus left Judea and was headed toward Galilee. This remarkable verse, “And He must needs go through Samaria” shows how, and I say this reverently, the Hound of Heaven seeks to save those who are lost!

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Pastors and churches were challenged to step out of their comfort zones, to shake off complacency and invite those who do not know Jesus Christ to accept Him as their savior at the 34th annual Western Kentucky Evangelism Conference in Princeton.

“He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him,” — Isaiah 53:2 (NIV).

Paul writes in Ephesians 1:13-14, “In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: In whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that Holy Spirit of Promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purch…

“Without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness” says I Timothy 3:16 and some things we don’t understand in Paul’s writings, as mentioned in II Peter 3:16, but he tells us to study to show ourselves approved unto God, workmen who need not to be ashamed.

Ephesians 2:8-9: God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. (NLT)

We have a choice. We can either be justified by God or receive the justice of God. If we choose justice, we stand before God to be judged by our works, to be acquitted or sentenced. God’s holy law, the teachings and laws in scripture will either accuse or excuse us from the penalty of sin.

I took a screenshot on my iPad of a weather app at 8:41 on the night of Dec. 10, 2021, which I reasoned would show people in the future why I got in my vehicle and left home. I did not leave until about 9:30 p.m. This, in between time I have come to think of as a “matter of heart and mind.”

The Bible tells us that God became a man. He dwelled here on this earth. (John 1:14; Philippians 2:6-8). He came to live and be sacrificed for our sins that we may have everlasting life. This salvation comes by believing in Him as your personal savior. You must recognize the fact that you ar…

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…

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…

In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. At an early age, we teach our children to say please and thank you. While we do not necessarily expect to be thanked, there is somewhat a slight rippling in our mind when no gratitude is show or given us fo…

If scripture tells me that it is harder for a rich man to go through the eye of a sewing needle than to get into Heaven; and another scripture says that many will say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord have we not prophesied in thy name, and cast out demons, and have done many works and yet you…

On the sixth day of November, 1960, an 18-year-old boy walked up a country road to catch a Greyhound bus to Louisville to enlist into the military service. After basic military training and advanced training for another four months, he got his first duty assignment to Okinawa, a Japanese isl…

The Hymns written of old were spot on when they shared about the cross of Christ! Listen to the words of one writer as he sings, ‘When I survey the wondrous cross, on which the prince of Glory died, my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride!’ Another writes, ‘ I see…

The title speaks truth for if there is no Jesus in your life, there is no peace in your life! However, if we know Jesus and have been justified by faith, we have peace with God. (Romans 5:8)

Maybe I should ask instead who or what is number one in your life? Happiness in many football fans rises or falls by whether their team loses. Lou Holtz, the legendary coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks said that they were going to a bowl game that year if it wasn’t anything but the toilet bow…

He that goeth forth sowing in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. The unimaginable worth of a soul is taught us by Jesus when on soul is worth more than the whole world — Ma…

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Most of us have at least one or two heavy burdens that seem to keep our spirits in turmoil, preoccupying our minds all day, every day. Here are just a few examples of the many Biblical truths and promises we will be considering, that we might both understand and apply them in our daily lives:

Men who are possessed by God’s Holy Spirit exceedingly trouble their city! — Acts 16:20; Acts 17:8. Men who are possessed by God’s Holy Spirit have the power, may, should be using the power of His might to run the world upside down! — Acts 17:6.

Having though more about the title, I think I should tweak it to read ‘Still a long way to go!’ Well written were the words of Sevindoll when he said, ‘three steps forward and two steps backward!’ Plowing this old world, even for the born again Christian who still has a corruptible nature so…

We live in a crazy power hungry world. Many kids want power over their parents and seem to rule the roost at their house. Teens question the authority and wisdom of their parents. Husbands and wives each want to be the authority in the home, which is a God-given right to the husband. School …

In but a few days a new school year will begin for Lyon County students and teachers. Even with current guidelines relative to COVID, excitement can be sensed in children and youth anxious to again be with friends in this important setting. There is much to be taught — but even more to be le…

I’m sure one of the reasons why it seems so hard to reach our loved ones is that they have watched us through the years. Whether it is our family or friends, someone is watching us. We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. Because of that fact we have a responsibility to both of them…

David, the man after God’s own heart (I Samuel 13:14 and Acts 13:22) stands prominent not only for his exploits but also for hi many sins which he was ready to confess. It is merciful and reassuring to us that a man full of flaws could be used so greatly of the Lord. When one thinks of David…

For some to love their children there is a certain air of expectancy on their part. Love in this parable is spoken of in various ways. The Father’s love was approachable. The younger son seemed unafraid to go to the father and ask for his share of the family wealth. he said to him, “Father, …

Surrounding Father’s Day, one of the most often scriptures used by preachers is the parable in Luke 15. In this parable we see a multitude of paternal coveted characteristics. At the very beginning we see a selfless love that allows the son to be released from his father’s authority. It is v…

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.

In this last chapter of the last book of the Bible, we have some most serious alertings. In verse seven we read ‘Behold I come quickly: Blessed is he that keepeth the saying of the prophesy of this book.’ Again in verse 10, ‘And he saith unto me, Seal not the saying of the prophesy of this b…

Startle means to arouse or excite suddenly; it means a sudden fright or shock; a scare. There is coming a day when Jesus will startle the nations!

I’ve seen variations of a couple of quotes, which many have claimed and many more attributed to the well-known person from which they first heard it. The first is, “If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention.” The second is, “People like being outraged and offended constantly, it …