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Arguments of casino advocates won the day in the state Senate yesterday. They were told that redefining the term pari-mutuel to include video slot machines is necessary to save the horse industry and help all things thoroughbred related.

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‘And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are of the synagogue of S…

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Waterfowl hunters, anglers and boaters should anticipate limited access to portions of five bays on Kentucky Lake periodically over the next several weeks as officials evaluate experimental Asian Carp harvest techniques.

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One Lyon County student and one school district staff member have been isolated for COVID-19, while 34 students and three staff members are under quarantine for being in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Lindsey Bridges, a teacher at Lyon County Elementary School, organized an Oct. 24 softball tournament to raise funds for Book for Hope, which helps families that have children with cancer.

At its peak in 1999, the American workforce was dominated by female workers. At that time, 76% of women, including those who had children at home, worked outside of the home, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The tides have since shifted, and rates of female employment in the…

Experts say job-related stress costs businesses millions of dollars each year due to unanticipated absences. In fact, work is the foremost source of stress for many adults.

Small business is big business. Though it’s easy and not necessarily inaccurate to associate small businesses with Main Street, small- and medium-size companies are players in the international trade arena as well.

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Not only is cancer a devastating disease, its effects on a family’s budget also are significant. In many ways, the entire situation is exacerbated when the person with cancer is a child.

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An all-day benefit Saturday at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville will help Lyon County’s Owen Matthews, 10, in his fight against a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

Lyon County High School Class of 2020 held its commencement Saturday, with four valectorians and two salutatorians addressing their classmates and the socially-distanced crowd that had gathered. Below are excerpts of those speeches.

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Diane McClure does not want her grandsons to grow up in a world where they are scared of police or feel discriminated against because of their darker skin tone.

Fifteen local students were among a record number who made the University of Kentucky dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester.

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Though libraries in Kentucky were among the list of re-openings allowed Monday under Gov. Andy Beshear’s Healthy at Work timeline, local library patrons as the COVID-19 pandemic continues will have to settle for curbside service for a few more days.

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A handful of local entities will benefit from a thunderous event that drew scores of powerboats from 40 states.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Lyon County High School Class of 2020 held its commencement Saturday, with four valectorians and two salutatorians addressing their classmates and the socially-distanced crowd that had gathered. Below are excerpts of those speeches.

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Diane McClure does not want her grandsons to grow up in a world where they are scared of police or feel discriminated against because of their darker skin tone.

Fifteen local students were among a record number who made the University of Kentucky dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester.

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Though libraries in Kentucky were among the list of re-openings allowed Monday under Gov. Andy Beshear’s Healthy at Work timeline, local library patrons as the COVID-19 pandemic continues will have to settle for curbside service for a few more days.

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A handful of local entities will benefit from a thunderous event that drew scores of powerboats from 40 states.

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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.

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The daughter of a local board of education representative who resigned last month has been appointed to fill his unexpired term that ends in December.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.