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At the Tuesday, Nov. 15 meeting, Princeton Rotary Club President Al Brunelle received the 2022 AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. The recognition came with a $2,000 prize, which Brunelle chose to donate to the Rotary Foundation.

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These are words of a comedian of yesteryear. Temptation is real. There is, however, a difference between trials and temptations. Trials will strengthen your faith with your victories. Yielded temptations result in sin! Read very carefully these following words of James, a servant of God. “My…

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The Kentucky State Police announced on Friday, Nov. 18 that Post 1 troopers are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Princeton man.

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This Saturday, Nov. 26, is Small Business Saturday and several local businesses are offering special promotions to celebrate.

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On Thursday, Nov. 10, the Lyon County Fiscal Court held its regularly scheduled meeting and agenda items included an update on a property that requires clean up and the amendment of the sheriff’s budget.

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• On Sunday, Nov. 6, around 12:55 p.m., Sheriff Brent White answered a theft complaint in the 2000 block of KY 93 North. The sheriff’s office said investigation revealed unknown offender(s) used a power tool to remove catalytic converters from multiple commercial vehicles parked on the victi…

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When The Shire bookstore owner Anna Tobey first opened her bookstore, she wasn’t sure what to expect. But she knew she had to open the doors in her own town.

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On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear joined Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Kerry Harvey and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ashli Watts to announce two new programs aimed at boosting workforce participation by helping the justice-involved population who have paid their de…

Have you ever taken for granted what there is to do in Lyon County? Members of the Lyon County High School Future Business Leaders of America did, until we were educated.

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The city of Eddyville held its regularly scheduled city council meeting on Monday, Nov. 7 and agenda items included an update on the new tennis courts and a letter from the Kentucky Department of Parks.

Kentucky State Police will be doing traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1 district, to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes.

• On Tuesday, Nov. 1, around 10:50 a.m., Sheriff Brent White arrested Tabitha D. Cunningham, 36, of Eddyville, and charged her with a Ballard District Court bench warrant on contempt of court, according to the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office said Cunningham posted bond and was release…

Land Between the Lakes is offering a full calendar of events in November. From paleontology to laser shows to Christmas celebrations, there is sure to be something for everyone.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, Gov. Andy Beshear announced $217,200,881 in funding to support 408 projects that will provide clean drinking water and improve water infrastructure across 102 counties in Kentucky.

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A jail Bible study that started six months ago helped pave the way for a visual presentation of the gospel Friday, Oct. 21. Seven inmates from the Caldwell County Detention Center were escorted from their cells to attend the Southside Baptist Church’s walk-through drama called “Choices.”

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Proverbs 29: 18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.”

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What a blessedness! What a peace is mine, leaning on the Everlasting Arms! I have the peace that passes understanding down in my heart. Joy unspeakable and full of glory, His not mine. The worth of a soul that comes to Jesus is without measure. You could take everything we call precious and …

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Dr. Luke is the only one who shares a part of the early years of our precious Lord. Of course, it was and is verbally inspired. Through the help of God’s Holy Spirit, he felt qualified to record this for us.

Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

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October is Pastor Appreciation Month. This is a month set aside to honor and show appreciation to those who serve as pastors and ministers in the local church. As a child, I fervently remember the adults in our local congregation making sure they honored the pastor daily and not only one mon…

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The only gospel account that shares this incident is Luke. This one is full of advice for us as Christians. It starts out with Jesus not being in their mind set (v 43). They knew it not! Alas, how many times do we as a church meet and if it were not for His promise that where two or three ar…

Never in the history of mankind has such a parallel been drawn from the Word of God to the nation of America! The passages before us tell us that the Vineyard is the House of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant plant. Such a clear portrait of our nation has never been painted.

“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ ...Why, you don’t even know what will happen tomorrow. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If this is God’s will.’ ” (James 4:13-15)

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Discouragement is one of Satan’s favorite tools against Christians.

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In these verses, we are warned to watch for the coming of the Lord. Nobody knows when He is coming again, but it is more certain than death and taxes that He will. The writer likens His coming to a thief in the night, one who sneaks in unaware. There are three comings I want to share.

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Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And, if a man also strive for masteries, yet he is not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

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On Monday, Sept. 26, the Caldwell-Lyon Baptist Association will hold its annual meeting at Fredonia First Baptist. Services start at 6 p.m. and all are welcome.

We have a wonderful Heavenly Father, Precious King of all kings named Jesus. Too often, we give little importance to the third member of the God head who is the Holy Spirit. As I read Ephesians 4 verse 30, I wonder if in some ways we are grieving Him by lack of acknowledgement. So such are H…

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When Jesus was betrayed by Judas and the soldiers came to arrest Him, He went willingly for He could have called 12 legions of angels to rescue Him (Matthew 26:53), but He willingly surrendered as He later willingly gave up His life for us. He said, “No man taketh it from me, but I lay down …

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E. Stanley Jones (1884-1973) was one of the great missionary-evangelists and devotional writers of the 20th century. His ministry touch thousands of people in India, America, and around the world as he preached the gospel of victory through surrender. In his book, “The Way to Power and Poise…

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Today, I am writing about something we are all familiar with. It is called sin.

“When your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord ... These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.” — Joshua 4:6-7

Lupe Fiasco said that my greatest enemy is my inner me! Franklin Roosevelt said the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Many times our self defeatist thinking hobbles our victorious walk here on this earth. While there is an infinite number of His thoughts so much higher than ours, le…

Last week, I shared one of my favorites of scripture. It is a singular verse in that it explains how to be saved and why God saves those who trust in Him!

For by Him were all things created that are in Heaven and in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or domains, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: And He is before all things and by Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17). God in t…

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Proverbs 29: 18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.”

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A jail Bible study that started six months ago helped pave the way for a visual presentation of the gospel Friday, Oct. 21. Seven inmates from the Caldwell County Detention Center were escorted from their cells to attend the Southside Baptist Church’s walk-through drama called “Choices.”

Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

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Dr. Luke is the only one who shares a part of the early years of our precious Lord. Of course, it was and is verbally inspired. Through the help of God’s Holy Spirit, he felt qualified to record this for us.

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The only gospel account that shares this incident is Luke. This one is full of advice for us as Christians. It starts out with Jesus not being in their mind set (v 43). They knew it not! Alas, how many times do we as a church meet and if it were not for His promise that where two or three ar…

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October is Pastor Appreciation Month. This is a month set aside to honor and show appreciation to those who serve as pastors and ministers in the local church. As a child, I fervently remember the adults in our local congregation making sure they honored the pastor daily and not only one mon…

Never in the history of mankind has such a parallel been drawn from the Word of God to the nation of America! The passages before us tell us that the Vineyard is the House of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant plant. Such a clear portrait of our nation has never been painted.

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Discouragement is one of Satan’s favorite tools against Christians.

“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ ...Why, you don’t even know what will happen tomorrow. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If this is God’s will.’ ” (James 4:13-15)

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In these verses, we are warned to watch for the coming of the Lord. Nobody knows when He is coming again, but it is more certain than death and taxes that He will. The writer likens His coming to a thief in the night, one who sneaks in unaware. There are three comings I want to share.

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On Monday, Sept. 26, the Caldwell-Lyon Baptist Association will hold its annual meeting at Fredonia First Baptist. Services start at 6 p.m. and all are welcome.

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Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And, if a man also strive for masteries, yet he is not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

We have a wonderful Heavenly Father, Precious King of all kings named Jesus. Too often, we give little importance to the third member of the God head who is the Holy Spirit. As I read Ephesians 4 verse 30, I wonder if in some ways we are grieving Him by lack of acknowledgement. So such are H…

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E. Stanley Jones (1884-1973) was one of the great missionary-evangelists and devotional writers of the 20th century. His ministry touch thousands of people in India, America, and around the world as he preached the gospel of victory through surrender. In his book, “The Way to Power and Poise…

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When Jesus was betrayed by Judas and the soldiers came to arrest Him, He went willingly for He could have called 12 legions of angels to rescue Him (Matthew 26:53), but He willingly surrendered as He later willingly gave up His life for us. He said, “No man taketh it from me, but I lay down …

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Today, I am writing about something we are all familiar with. It is called sin.

“When your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord ... These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.” — Joshua 4:6-7

Lupe Fiasco said that my greatest enemy is my inner me! Franklin Roosevelt said the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Many times our self defeatist thinking hobbles our victorious walk here on this earth. While there is an infinite number of His thoughts so much higher than ours, le…

Last week, I shared one of my favorites of scripture. It is a singular verse in that it explains how to be saved and why God saves those who trust in Him!

For by Him were all things created that are in Heaven and in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or domains, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: And He is before all things and by Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17). God in t…

I am amazed at this point in my life that I know so little, or do not have a deeper understanding of God’s word. It seems to me that every news of scripture is fresh and anew every day, waiting to speak thrilling truths to my soul. Pastors are told (as well as all) to rightly divide the Word…

I decided to write a book giving the many Bible reasons that I should not attend church so I set out to do it. The result was a hard bound copy of 400 pages, all blank! I can understand one who is not a child of God purposely missing church, but it does seem strange that one who know Him not…

I once read that Mother Teresa of Calcutta had a dream. Her dream, that before they die, all people, if only for a moment, will know that they are loved. But not only did this saintly woman have this dream, but she devoted her entire life to making this dream a reality.

Many of us when we were young hoped that we would find a magical lamp that we could rub three times and have three wishes of our desire. There is, however, a real incident in one man’s life where this offer was made. God asked Solomon (I Kings 3:5) “ask what I shall give thee.” Instead of wh…

The Kentucky Sheriffs' Boys & Girls Ranch opened for its 47th camping season on Monday, June 13. In a news release, the organization shared it was excited to welcome campers and look forward to a fun, memorable summer. Camp will run through June and July, serving both boys and girls alte…

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Popeye sang a song entitled, “How dry I am.” I’m not sure as to what thirst he was referring to, but I have my suspicion. The precious old Black spiritual, “Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Bones,” corresponds to Christianity.

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…

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.