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My fellow graduates, as I look around this room, I see the faces that I, and many others, have grown up with since we were 5 years old. And I also see the same emotions register across everyone’s minds. Happiness that we made it to today, relief that we’re finally out of high school, sadness…

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It is an honor to stand before you as one of four valedictorians who will be bear this distinction this morning. The title of valedictorian carries with it representation of the highest possible academic achievement.

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I have just a few words to share with the graduating class of 2020. Following the always heartfelt, often funny, and sometimes quite insightful words of our salutatorians and valedictorians, I honestly feel I have a paltry sum to add, other than the perspective that only comes through experi…

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The Class of 2020 has been special from the start. We have been told for 18 years that we are capable of doing anything and that we will go on to do big things. Of course, that may be true, but nearly every child is told that the moment they step into a school building for the first time.

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Good morning family, friends, teachers, administrators, and my fellow peers, the class of 2020. Today is the day we have all envisioned, some more impatiently than others, on several occasions throughout our entire school careers; however, it is not the perfect, normal day we have always pic…

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I would like to start off by apologizing for what I’m about to say. As promised, I’ll do my shout outs. To my parents, you guys are bad gals. Joseph, Jonas, you are very annoying, but … that’s all I got, sorry kid. To the teachers, you guys have been really great and I haven’t been in troubl…

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The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then.

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The Class of 2020 has been special from the start. We have been told for 18 years that we are capable of doing anything and that we will go on to do big things. Of course, that may be true, but nearly every child is told that the moment they step into a school building for the first time.

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After an almost quarter-century run, the script for Capitol Cinemas appears to be ending. After July 18, it will be fade to black for the downtown Princeton movie theater.

Kuttawa City Council last week approved a spending plan for the new fiscal year and renewed agreements for fire and police protection.

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Man arrested for threatening girl

A Texas man has been arrested in connection with the discovery last weekend of the body of a woman in a plastic container floating in Kentucky Lake, authorities said.

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Lyon County’s picks in last week’s unprecedented primary election mirrored those of voters statewide in selecting their party’s nominees for President and U.S. Senate

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The two-time defending Kentucky American Legion baseball champs got off to a late, but good start this season. The Lyon County Aces bested Mayfield in both ends of a doubleheader — 5-4 and 6-0 — on June 15 at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville.

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The wardens at both Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities in Lyon County have announced their retirements.

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During the now-lightening restrictions of the COVID-19 shutdown, a great many optional activities were prevented. Fishing was not one of them.

Jed Weidner of Eddyville was one of more than 90 West Kentucky Community and Technical College students recognized last Wednesday with a video tribute on the college’s Facebook channel in a variety of subject areas for outstanding achievement.

Perfect AttendanceHarper Lewis, Colton Prow, Maddie Long, Carson Lewis, Kassidy Knott, Caitlin Cissell, Madelyn Perkins, Kyler Swint, Caylee Tinsley and Alissa itchell.

Kentucky has the highest rate of food insecurity among adults age 50-59 among all 50 states, according to studies released by Feeding Kentucky, part of the nationwide Feeding America program late last month.

Murray State University is celebrating 13 Lyon County graduates and the entire class of 2020 with a planned combined commencement ceremony planned for May and December graduates later this year, with additional details forthcoming.

Murray State University has awarded a local teen among 17 total incoming students with the prestigious Presidential Fellowship, which includes full tuition, housing and meals for up to four years at the University.

Brescia University awarded degrees on May 2 during a virtual commencement ceremony, and a Lyon County resident was among the top graduates from the Owensboro college.

Abigail Wright of Eddyville was named to the University of Evansville’s spring 2020 dean’s list. Wright is majoring in writing.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the COVID-19 emergency.

Voter rolls for the June 23 primary election in Kentucky are closed, and as the balloting nears, preparations for what will be an abnormal election due to the COVID19 pandemic are continuing.

A Lyon County native has been named new chief financial officer at Usher Transport Inc., company President Ryan Usher announced recently.

Who is surely Lyon County’s oldest resident is celebrating a birthday today (Wednesday).

The granddaughter of Kuttawa residents Bill and Paula Cunningham joined members of Congress, authors and civil rights activists in the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage on March 7-8 in Alabama. She was the guest of her uncle, South Carolina Congressman and Lyon County native Joe Cunningham.

Lyon County Elementary School Writers of the Week are kindergartner Cole Fritts and third grader Dax Conger. The recognitions are from early March, but non-traditional instruction at local schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, no not recipients are being named. Each week, the school recognizes…

This year will be the fifth for the Flags of Honor display at Eddyville City Park. The flags, dedicated in memory of veterans past or present, will be flown from Memorial Day until Independence Day.

Lyon County Elementary School Writers of the Week are Justin Odom, right, from Nickie Skaggs’ homeroom and Daisy Bowers, left, from Vicki Bynum’s homeroom. Each week, the school recognizes two students for excellence in writing.

• Yoga classes are held 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday from at Lyon County Elementary School gym. The cost is $6 per person. A portion of proceeds go to Imagination Library. For more information, call 270-388-9715, ext. 407.

Lyon County Elementary School’s academic team scored runner-up overall in the recent district Governor’s Cup competition in Draffenville. This is the first year for the team.

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During the now-lightening restrictions of the COVID-19 shutdown, a great many optional activities were prevented. Fishing was not one of them.

Abigail Wright of Eddyville was named to the University of Evansville’s spring 2020 dean’s list. Wright is majoring in writing.

Murray State University has awarded a local teen among 17 total incoming students with the prestigious Presidential Fellowship, which includes full tuition, housing and meals for up to four years at the University.

Perfect AttendanceHarper Lewis, Colton Prow, Maddie Long, Carson Lewis, Kassidy Knott, Caitlin Cissell, Madelyn Perkins, Kyler Swint, Caylee Tinsley and Alissa itchell.

Brescia University awarded degrees on May 2 during a virtual commencement ceremony, and a Lyon County resident was among the top graduates from the Owensboro college.

Jed Weidner of Eddyville was one of more than 90 West Kentucky Community and Technical College students recognized last Wednesday with a video tribute on the college’s Facebook channel in a variety of subject areas for outstanding achievement.

Kentucky has the highest rate of food insecurity among adults age 50-59 among all 50 states, according to studies released by Feeding Kentucky, part of the nationwide Feeding America program late last month.

Murray State University is celebrating 13 Lyon County graduates and the entire class of 2020 with a planned combined commencement ceremony planned for May and December graduates later this year, with additional details forthcoming.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the COVID-19 emergency.

Voter rolls for the June 23 primary election in Kentucky are closed, and as the balloting nears, preparations for what will be an abnormal election due to the COVID19 pandemic are continuing.

A Lyon County native has been named new chief financial officer at Usher Transport Inc., company President Ryan Usher announced recently.

Who is surely Lyon County’s oldest resident is celebrating a birthday today (Wednesday).

The granddaughter of Kuttawa residents Bill and Paula Cunningham joined members of Congress, authors and civil rights activists in the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage on March 7-8 in Alabama. She was the guest of her uncle, South Carolina Congressman and Lyon County native Joe Cunningham.

Lyon County Elementary School Writers of the Week are kindergartner Cole Fritts and third grader Dax Conger. The recognitions are from early March, but non-traditional instruction at local schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, no not recipients are being named. Each week, the school recognizes…

This year will be the fifth for the Flags of Honor display at Eddyville City Park. The flags, dedicated in memory of veterans past or present, will be flown from Memorial Day until Independence Day.

• Yoga classes are held 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday from at Lyon County Elementary School gym. The cost is $6 per person. A portion of proceeds go to Imagination Library. For more information, call 270-388-9715, ext. 407.

Lyon County Elementary School Writers of the Week are Justin Odom, right, from Nickie Skaggs’ homeroom and Daisy Bowers, left, from Vicki Bynum’s homeroom. Each week, the school recognizes two students for excellence in writing.

Lyon County Elementary School Writers of the Week are fifth-grader Keagan Knott and kindergartner Adam Brown. Each week, the school recognizes two students for excellence in writing.

Lyon County Elementary School’s academic team scored runner-up overall in the recent district Governor’s Cup competition in Draffenville. This is the first year for the team.

Katherine Ward of Kuttawa has been offered both the Presidential and Provost Out-of-State scholarships at Austin Peay State University (APSU) for high-achieving freshmen for the Fall 2020 semester.

Several Lyon County students were among the more than 525 recently named to the dean's list for the fall 2019 semester at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. To be named to the dean's list, a student must be a full-time WKCTC student earning at least a 3.5 grade point average and …

Lyon County Middle School last week released its honor roll for the most recently completed grading period. Those honored by grade are as follows:

• Dance Fitness will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at the Lyon County Elementary Gym. The cost is $7 per person. For information call 270-388-39715, ext. 407.

Lyon County Elementary School Students of the Month in December were recognized for exhibiting the Character Counts trait of Caring. Those honored were (front, from left) Emmie Patton, Edie Jones, Gracie Sweet, Johnathan Coulton, Ayvah Baker, Haydon Board, Kinley Clapp, Maddie Perry, Annabel…

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.

Just as cookies and milk go together, so does winter and the Lyon County Girl Scouts' annual Cookie Kickoff event. Not only was there excitement in the air last month as the local Girl Scouts assembled for the start of their Girl Scout Cookie selling season, but tummies were rumbling in anti…

American Legion Post 68 in Kuttawa is having a free veterans appreciation breakfast for local veterans and their families from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 373 Lakeshore Dr. in Kuttawa. All veterans their spouses are invited to attend and enjoy eggs, pancakes, sausage, biscuits, grav…

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.

Courtney Klueppel of Eddyville was named to the Brescia University fall 2019 dean's list for completing at least 12 credit hours with a 3.5 to 4.0 grade-point average. She is a senior biology major.

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.