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A measure that would add to major school safety legislation that passed into law last year advanced to the state House of Representatives Monday. The measure, known as Senate Bill 8, would require school resource officers (SROs) to be armed with a gun.“If we are protected by those who are sw…

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As sure as gavel strikes mark the start of a Kentucky General Assembly session, packed hallways in the Capitol Annex are a sign that a session has gone into high gear as people from across Kentucky converge to make their voices heard.

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On the second anniversary of the Marshall County High School shooting that catalyzed the 2019 School Safety and Resiliency Act, a Senate committee heard legislation to add to the measure.

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Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

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On a crisp Wednesday morning in Richmond, the Lyon County Lady Lyons (9-10) made their second appearance in three seasons at the All-A Classic State Tournament. And with so many underclassmen on the roster, there’s a chance the Lady Lyons could be back here next year. 

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A bill that would provide more confidentiality to foster parents involved in specific parental rights’ cases has passed the Kentucky House.House Bill 167, sponsored by House Speaker Pro Tempore David Meade, R-Stanford, would allow foster parents to use initials, instead of their names, when …

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Former Herald Ledger editor Bobbie Foust has been named the Lifetime Achievement award winner by the Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce, according to the Lake News in Calvert City.

Lyon County Grand Jury convened earlier this month and returned indictments on numerous individuals. The purpose of a grand jury is not to determine guilt or innocence, but to determine if enough evidence has been presented to continue felony prosecution in circuit court.

An area hospital counted on by many in Lyon County appears to be in good shape despite a recent report that a quarter of Kentucky's 65 rural hospitals are at a high risk of closing if their financial health does not change drastically.

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Four Lyon County overdoses across four days last week was highly unusual for the community, according to Sheriff Brent White.

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Happy New Year and thanks to everyone who participated last month in our first ever Festival of Trees. It was a big success and lots of money was raised for various charities throughout the area.

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center serves lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m. Meals are free to seniors 60 and older, but a $3 donation is requested. Lunch for anyone under the age of 60 is $5. Reservations are requested by calling 270-388-2171 or using the in-house reservation form.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College awarded $855,000 in scholarships to 385 students in the 2019-20 academic year, including four from Lyon County.

Lyon County Elementary School Writers of the Week are Eve Defew from the upper elementary grades and Caroline Adams from the lower elementary school. Each week, the school recognizes two students for excellence in writing.

Dance fitness will be Jan. 6 and 13 beginning at 5 p.m. at Lyon County Elementary School gym. The cost is $7 per person. Ashley White is the dance instructor. A portion of the proceeds go toward the Imagination Library, which sends free books to Lyon County children ages 0-5. For more inform…

The program for the November meeting of the Eddyville Women's Club was presented by Nikki Phillips and Connie Riley, volunteers for Women at Risk (WAR) International.

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center serves lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m. Meals are free to seniors 60 and older, but a $3 donation is requested. Lunch for anyone under the age of 60 is $5. Reservations are requested by calling 270-388-2171 or using the in-house reservation form.

Lyon County Sheriff's Department's Cram the Cruiser program continues through Saturday, accepting non-perishable food and toys for the less fortunate in the community during the holidays. The items are collected at the Dollar General stores in Kuttawa and on Ky. 293. They may also be dropped…

Debi Mason was the winner of the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce's "Great Stocking" from the Holiday Open House Nov. 7-9.

Lyon County fifth-grade 4-H clubs held their fall service project, a beef stew and soup drive for the Hope Food Bank. The students donated 26 cans of food total. There were 10 cans of beef stew, 13 cans of soup and chili, cranberry sauce and northern beans. Pictured are (front, from left) Em…

• Lyon County Schools Community Education is hosting a dance fitness class at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9 and Monday, Dec. 16 at the elementary school.

• HOPE FOOD BANK is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. The food bank is located off Main Street in Eddyville in the former jail building. Donations may be made at the Lyon County Extension office at any time.

Screech! My foot turned and it slipped off the ground. Before I knew it, I was falling head-first to the ground. My dad yelled, "Watch out!" as I was falling down.

Breakfast and lunch are available at NO COST. Breakfast menu offered daily includes a variety of Pop Tarts, cereal, donuts, muffins, juice, fruit and milk. Lunch menu offered daily is hamburger, cheeseburger, chicken sandwich and milk.

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes and Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers are partnering to offer Murder Country Style, a musical comedy murder mystery dinner at 6:30 pm on Friday, October 4. Tickets are $34.99, plus taxes and fees, and include dinner. All proceeds benefit the Friends of L…

The August meeting of the Eddyville Woman's Club took place at the Beatty House and the Rose Hill Museum adjacent to the state penitentiary in Eddyville. Members were invited to tour the museum after a short business meeting at the Beatty House where tours of the museum begin. There are two …