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Family and friends of a local couple who lost their home and everything they own in a fire Friday have started a fundraising campaign to help them. Payton and Christina Bailey were left with nothing except the clothes on their backs, reports indicate.

Ray Whitaker, whose plats of New Kuttawa were given to the Lyon County Historical Society, was an employee of the firm that engineered the relocation of Kuttawa in the 1960s rather than the chief engineer as reported last week.

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Like many organizations, businesses and individuals, the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce, has found a virtual method for its members to stay in contact.

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Although a bill to alleviate heavy jail costs for Lyon County taxpayers seems stuck in the Committee on Committees, Judge Executive Wade White remains optimistic it will pass this session of the General Assembly. “I don’t know why it wouldn’t have a chance” of passage, White said. “I don’t s…

Lyon County Farm Bureau celebrated Food Check-Out Week during the week of Feb. 7-13. In observance of the week, Judge-Executive Wade White proclaimed the special week in the county.

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When Rudy and Gloria Mijes and family relocated to the Lakes area, they noticed how different Mexican restaurants here are from the kind they enjoyed in their previous home of Chicago. Now, they’ve opened their own restaurant here to serve their family’s traditional Mexican dishes. La Piñata…

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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.

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.

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…

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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.

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.

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…

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

In Justin H. Ramey’s letter to the editor in the Sept. 16 issue of the Herald Ledger, his job title may have been unclear. Ramey is the family ministries consultant for the Caldwell-Lyon Baptist Association.

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“Information superhighway” in the 1990s referred to the internet. In 2020, at least locally, it could easily and accurately refer to the intersection of U.S. Highway 62 and Ky. Highway 93 at Eddyville.

Callum B. McKerr, 21, of Fort Campbell, was pronounced dead Sunday morning, after his vehicle struck a tree on Silver Trail Road in Lyon County some time between midnight and 5 a.m., according to Kentucky State Police Post 1 in Mayfield.

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“Broadbent’s Country Ham, Bacon & Sausage” tops the sign high above the building, followed below by “Kentucky Proud Gourmet Market,” “Home Office,” and “Café.”

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Lyon County School District Community Education will host a crochet class in the school district’s conference room from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 5. The cost is $10. All proceeds support the Imagination Library, which sends free books to registered Lyon County children up to age 5.

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The Eddyville Riverport and Industrial Development Authority and the Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority are two of five riverports Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear recently announced would receive $450,000 total in grants for critical repairs and equipment.

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. As COVID-19 evolves from spring to fall, that old adage becomes increasingly relevant for owners of businesses of all kinds, including Eddy Nickell, pharmacist and owner of Lyon Drug Store, 201 Main St., in Eddyville.

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Venture River Water Park in Eddyville found itself vulnerable this summer from the procedural changes and safety precautions arising from the global pandemic.

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Kentucky ranks among the top five states nationwide in drug overdose deaths since 2017, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Lyon County Sheriff Brent White sees that as a major problem now affecting the region.

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Former Kuttawa City Clerk Katie L. Harrison, 42, who had been sentenced to nine years imprisonment, was paroled and released after serving seven months and three weeks. The Kentucky Department of Corrections notified Lyon County Sheriff Brent White of the decision Thursday, the same day she …

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The “new normal” might be the term most closely associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Others, such as unpredictability and uncertainty, perhaps most accurately describe the path from the old normal to the new.

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Last Thursday’s regularly-scheduled KHSAA Board of Controls meeting ended at the same result with which it started.

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When members of the Lyon County middle and high schools’ bands and their parents heard that the new band director spent nearly a quarter-century in the U.S. Army, most probably thought about the discipline and precision he would bring to the job.

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As an agriculture student at Caldwell County High School just a few years ago, Matthew McIntosh thought he knew what it would be like to become a high school agriculture teacher.

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CADIZ — Jill Clark returned to the Trigg County Courthouse on Tuesday where she had presided over the 56th Judicial District Court of Kentucky for 20 years, but the occasion was not a matter of law.

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The Lyon County Fiscal Court discussed a proposal from a local fire department Thursday to change the way fees are collected from residents within its coverage area.