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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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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 …

There are human things we do not want to forget! You do not want to forget your wife’s anniversary or birthday, or any other day they hold in esteem! While remembering these important events are very important, there are elevated things that are spiritual we are to remember!

Back in the good old days, we boys in school would participate in knife swapping.

Peter was in prison waiting for Herod to bring him forth the next morning to cut off his head. Peter wasn’t scared. As a matter of fact, he was sleeping. He knew that the same God who had released him from prison back in Acts 5 would be the real source of his escape if He so chose. Peter had…

I can’t recall hearing full sermons about my personal preparation for worship. Yet, the inspired scripture is replete with how we should come before Him! I Corinthians 5:8 shares that our worship should be in sincerity and in truth! Before we present our gifts to the Lore, we should present …

Genesis 3:13 “And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”

Romans 12: 1-3

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 …

There are human things we do not want to forget! You do not want to forget your wife’s anniversary or birthday, or any other day they hold in esteem! While remembering these important events are very important, there are elevated things that are spiritual we are to remember!

Back in the good old days, we boys in school would participate in knife swapping.

Peter was in prison waiting for Herod to bring him forth the next morning to cut off his head. Peter wasn’t scared. As a matter of fact, he was sleeping. He knew that the same God who had released him from prison back in Acts 5 would be the real source of his escape if He so chose. Peter had…

I can’t recall hearing full sermons about my personal preparation for worship. Yet, the inspired scripture is replete with how we should come before Him! I Corinthians 5:8 shares that our worship should be in sincerity and in truth! Before we present our gifts to the Lore, we should present …

Genesis 3:13 “And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”

Romans 12: 1-3

Fear can influence us to do things we might not do, ordinarily.

These words are from Genesis 9: 8-13, “Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying, ‘Now behold, I Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your descendants after you; and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth w…

For the child of God, the present life he is living is wonderful, but it only gets better.

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The coronavirus has required pastors and churches to get creative. For an Eddyville pastor at a rural Baptist church in Caldwell County, that creativity involved a baptism that is reminiscent of those performed in bygone eras.

American religious leaders across faiths are grappling with the heavy burden of helping to heal two active traumas: rising civil unrest driven by the police killing of George Floyd and the coronavirus pandemic.

It seems that the fear of public speaking has haunted us over the years. To most of us, it was such a boog-a-boo that we had rather take a big fat zero than to give a book report.

“A time is coming and has now come when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23) Jesus was on his way home, that is to the region of Galilee. His chosen route took him through Samaria, an area despised by Jews. While in the town of Sycha he engages in conv…

The creator has always been smarter than the created. Satan’s brilliance has never been underestimated. Even Michael the Arch Angel, when contending with the devil he disputed with the about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a railing accusation but said, ”Thus, the Lord rebuke thee.”

Scripture tells us about how many turned away from the Lord. Even those closest to Him walked away in times of trouble (Matthew 26). In the times just before His coming back to receive His saints, it is prophesied that some shall depart from the faith!

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“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free... And if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed," reads John 8:32, 36.

You have probably heard Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White use the phrase, “We’ve got to be wise, not paralyzed” in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe this is certainly great advice and use of wisdom in leadership which not only pertains to the pandemic, but also to our relati…

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A rising number of churches across the United States are making changes in response to the coronavirus outbreak, including a decision by numerous Catholic dioceses to suspend the serving of wine during Communion.

In Leviticus 19:9-18, God tells his people how they are supposed to love their neighbor. I encourage you to read it some time. However, chapter 19 begins with these two verses: “And the Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 2. Speak unt…

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In the state of Kentucky there are over 8,000 children in foster care. There are thousands more in other states across our nation. It is staggering the number of children that have been taken from their parents because of abuse, drug use, inhumane conditions and neglect. It is obvious that t…

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The demand that a penalty be paid for sin made the sacrifice of Christ necessary for God to forgive us and remain a just God. The reason the judgments of God are always true and righteous is that He has all the facts and He possesses unparalleled integrity. "Lady Justice" is depicted, not on…

Today (Wednesday), we find ourselves at the start of Lent, considered by many to be the holiest season in the liturgical year.

In Leviticus 19, God tells Moses to speak to his people, and say to them: "Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy" (v2). Then God tells the Israelites many specific rules by which they should live their lives - things God expects them to do. Among these is "You shall love your neighbor …