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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.

If things continue on the current trajectory, just in time before the November 3 election, the Supreme Court will have its newest Justice in Amy Coney Barrett. Her appointment to the United States’ highest court seems all but a lock as of this writing. But before that officially happens, she…

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In communities across the country, children are taught from a young age about the importance of getting out on Election Day and voting. The right to vote is the cornerstone of any democracy and an important tool for making our voices heard in the political process.

Franklin D. Roosevelt in his inaugural address said, ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’ All of us have some kind of fear. It may be fear of public speaking, fear of the dark, fear of dogs, fear of closed in places, or fear of flying, or any other number of fears. We must admit …

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Although absentee ballot voting via U.S. mail ended Friday, Lyon County registered voters wishing to avoid crowds on Election Day still can vote in advance in person at the courthouse. Those voting in-person on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, should remember that all voting that day takes pla…

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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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As harvest is in full swing here in Kentucky, the Kentucky Soybean Board reminds motorists to share the road. “We know that farm equipment is slow and takes up a lot of room on the road,” said Board Chairman Jed Clark, of Sedalia. “Farmers don’t want to be on the road, we want to be in the f…

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Hunters can learn the age of their harvested deer and help the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources monitor the health of the state’s deer and elk herds through a new voluntary program available this fall.

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There’s something, or more accurately, someone, familiar about the new Lyon Family Dental office.

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The 2020 property tax season begins Thursday. Each Lyon County resident should expect to receive a green postcard in the mail this week, if it hasn’t arrived already. The card shows the face amount of taxes due for real estate in Lyon County, all according to Sheriff Brent White.

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Two high-ranking Lyon County elected officials believe the governor and Kentucky state prison officials should exercise greater caution and discernment in which, if any, prisoners should be released, due to COVID-19. They point to a cycle they say exists of arresting, releasing, and re-arresting.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.