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

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Journalists often have stories they are obligated to write. But at Thanksgiving, that is not the case. Reflecting on things I am thankful for is something I look forward to, counting it a privilege to reflect on the Lord’s blessings.

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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.

• On Sunday, Nov. 13, around 4:30 p.m., Sheriff Brent White answered a medical assistance call on Mayhugh Road in the southern portion of the county. The sheriff’s office said that, after assisting Lyon EMS, he saw Brett M. Whitney, 33, of Eddyville, on the property. Whitney was later charge…

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles encourages Kentucky college students seeking a career in agriculture or government to apply for positions in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s internship program for the 2023 summer.

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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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• 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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 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…

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On Friday, Oct. 28, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office held a memorial for the 13 officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Lyon County over the last 130 years. Plaques commemorating each officer were unveiled.

• On Monday, Oct. 24, around 7:05 a.m., Sheriff Brent White was dispatched with the Eddyville Fire Department to the 200 block of Hummingbird Lane in Old Eddyville regarding a complaint of outdoor burning during the burn ban period. The sheriff’s office said that, upon arrival, contact was m…

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.

On Friday, Oct. 28, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office held a memorial for the 13 officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Lyon County over the last 130 years. Plaques commemorating each officer were unveiled.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews in the commonwealth’s 12 westernmost counties have already starting prepping for snow and ice season.

Locally owned Morgan’s and Lakeland Funeral Homes will host the sixth annual Holiday Service of Remembrance at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Ogden Memorial United Methodist Church in Princeton. The service will be the first one held in-person since the coronavirus global pandemic.

Letters have been sent out for the 23rd annual Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon and program. This year’s theme is “We Honor Our Veterans.”

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For the first time ever, two Lyon County students will be competing in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Regional Spelling Bee. Aubrey Stamps and Maci Childress will both be representing Lyon County.

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Create Princeton is excited to be bringing the first “Downtown Sounds” event to Princeton on Nov. 5. The evening will feature concerts by multiple artists at historic locations downtown and will run from 4-7 p.m.

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Halloween is almost here and many different churches, businesses and other organizations are celebrating in style. From trunk or treats to movies to costume contests, below are events that offer fun for the whole family.

• On Sunday, Oct. 16, around 4:10 p.m., Sheriff Brent White responded to a UTV collision on Lake Barkley’s shoreline near the end of Green Road. The sheriff’s office said investigation revealed a 2022 Polaris RZR UTV was being operated by Chad Whitis, 39, of Symsonia, on the dry lakebed with…

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On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting for an official grand opening of the new facility at River’s Bend Retirement Community in Kuttawa. It’s a 10-bed, “independent living” facility.

• On Oct. 10, around 10:20 a.m., Sheriff Brent White responded to a Kuttawa business for a vandalism complaint. The sheriff’s office said the victim had discovered various types of damage to his property and contacted the sheriff’s office for assistance. The investigation revealed that, afte…

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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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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.

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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…

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 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…

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.

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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On Friday, Oct. 28, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office held a memorial for the 13 officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Lyon County over the last 130 years. Plaques commemorating each officer were unveiled.

• On Monday, Oct. 24, around 7:05 a.m., Sheriff Brent White was dispatched with the Eddyville Fire Department to the 200 block of Hummingbird Lane in Old Eddyville regarding a complaint of outdoor burning during the burn ban period. The sheriff’s office said that, upon arrival, contact was m…

On Friday, Oct. 28, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office held a memorial for the 13 officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Lyon County over the last 130 years. Plaques commemorating each officer were unveiled.

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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Create Princeton is excited to be bringing the first “Downtown Sounds” event to Princeton on Nov. 5. The evening will feature concerts by multiple artists at historic locations downtown and will run from 4-7 p.m.

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Halloween is almost here and many different churches, businesses and other organizations are celebrating in style. From trunk or treats to movies to costume contests, below are events that offer fun for the whole family.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews in the commonwealth’s 12 westernmost counties have already starting prepping for snow and ice season.

• On Sunday, Oct. 16, around 4:10 p.m., Sheriff Brent White responded to a UTV collision on Lake Barkley’s shoreline near the end of Green Road. The sheriff’s office said investigation revealed a 2022 Polaris RZR UTV was being operated by Chad Whitis, 39, of Symsonia, on the dry lakebed with…

Locally owned Morgan’s and Lakeland Funeral Homes will host the sixth annual Holiday Service of Remembrance at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Ogden Memorial United Methodist Church in Princeton. The service will be the first one held in-person since the coronavirus global pandemic.

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For the first time ever, two Lyon County students will be competing in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Regional Spelling Bee. Aubrey Stamps and Maci Childress will both be representing Lyon County.

Letters have been sent out for the 23rd annual Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon and program. This year’s theme is “We Honor Our Veterans.”

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On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting for an official grand opening of the new facility at River’s Bend Retirement Community in Kuttawa. It’s a 10-bed, “independent living” facility.

• On Oct. 10, around 10:20 a.m., Sheriff Brent White responded to a Kuttawa business for a vandalism complaint. The sheriff’s office said the victim had discovered various types of damage to his property and contacted the sheriff’s office for assistance. The investigation revealed that, afte…

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Thursday, Oct. 13 brought several new faces — and new cars — to Eddyville. Rose Hill Museum hosted a tour group of Chevrolet Corvette owners organized by the National Corvette Museum.

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The third full week in October is National Women in Business Week. It seeks to highlight the accomplishments of women in business and also recognize that improvements still need to be made. To celebrate, the Herald Ledger highlights a local woman who has made great accomplishments in busines…

This year, the city of Kuttawa is hosting its second annual Kuttawa Trunk or Treat. The event is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Kuttawa Pavilion.

Jackie Armstrong, a Kuttawa resident, recently hiked the Grand Canyon from rim to rim. She hiked the North Kaibib to the Bright Angel Trail, a 23.5 mile hike. Armstrong started the hike at 5:30 a.m. and completed it at 10 p.m. It rained most of the day, which slowed hikers down.

The Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce is inviting people to “Keep the Cheer Here” this holiday season by encouraging them to shop, dine and support local. The campaign will run from Nov. 3 through Dec. 26.

Child Watch is a nonprofit counseling and advocacy center that seeks to provide children and families in western Kentucky with education, advocacy and treatment that helps to prevent abuse and promote healthy and stable relationships and environments. The organization also provides the Court…

As of Saturday, Oct. 1, fall burn restrictions are officially in place. According to the Kuttawa Volunteer Fire Department, conditions are extremely dry, and a total burn ban may be implemented soon.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is initiating scoping under the National Environmental Policy Act to evaluate measures and alternatives to manage and prevent the spread of invasive carp in the Tennessee River, Cumberland River and northern section of the Tennessee-Tombigb…

• On Saturday, Oct. 1, around 12:20 p.m., Chief Deputy Sam Adams and Deputy David Carroll were dispatched to a single-vehicle collision on KY 818 North. This was a delayed report, whereby the operator was transported from the scene by a third party to a local hospital. According to the sheri…

The Eddyville City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Oct. 3 at City Hall and agenda items featured department reports and the presentation of an accreditation certificate to city police.

• On Monday, Sept. 26, around 9:30 p.m., Deputy Seth P’Pool was dispatched to a Kuttawa business for an intoxicated person complaint. The sheriff’s office said callers advised the person was causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, Deputy P’Pool located and arrested Trent J. Cooley, 38, of Milto…

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

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, announced last week that the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works voted to approve the nomination of Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White to the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors. The nomination of White now goes…

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, the 2022 Lyon County property tax bills were mailed out at the end of last week and were payable beginning Oct. 1. These cards will be lavender or purple in color this year. If residents do not receive their bill(s) by Oct. 7, they are asked to …

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There was a special presentation at the Eddyville City Council meeting on Monday evening, where Officer Shannon Oliver presented Mittie McMichael with a Lifesaving Award on behalf of the department.

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This past weekend, the city of Kuttawa ushered in the fall season with its annual Kuttawa Days festival. This year’s festival also featured the Live on the Lawn concert series and Oktoberfest event.

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Eddyville resident Connie White visited the Cancer Patient Resource Room located in the Ray & Kay Eckstein Regional Cancer Care Center at Baptist Health Paducah while undergoing cancer treatment. At this visit, White discovered the port pillow, but it was the last one. She decided to tak…

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Gov. Andy Beshear presented $30 million in funding to help the southern Pennyrile region build a critical natural gas pipeline to support rapid business growth.

• On Tuesday, Sept. 20, around 2:15 p.m., Sheriff Brent White interviewed a suspect in a felony auto theft complaint after one of the vehicles was recovered last week in Caldwell County, according to the sheriff’s office. Two vehicles were recently reported stolen on KY 819 (Sunnyside Loop) …

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On Friday, Sept. 16, a crowd gathered at The Shire Bookstore in Eddyville to celebrate the launch of local author Michael Bergman’s novel, “Into the Hollow,” which is the first in his planned “The Fallen Kingdom” series.

The Lyon County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Sept. 19 and agenda items included the approval of an additional third grade teacher and a request for proposal (RFP) for a guaranteed energy savings contract.

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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.

• On Thursday, Sept. 15, around 2 p.m., Joe P. Stinnett, 50, of Eddyville came to the sheriff’s office to inquire about an impounded vehicle. According to the sheriff’s office, Stinnett was later arrested by Sheriff Brent White and charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree. He was lodge…