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Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday issued an order to limit Kentuckians’ out-of-state travel and offered a 10-step plan to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Lyon County — in fact, all of Kentucky — has seen a spike in the number of people signing up for GED testing after Gov. Andy Beshear announced in January the fees would be waived.

Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce celebrated the newly renovated Huck’s Market in Kuttawa March 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the official re-opening of the property. It was followed by a celebration of food and beverage sampling by Huck’s many food vendors and catering.

You have probably heard Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White use the phrase, “We’ve got to be wise, not paralyzed” in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe this is certainly great advice and use of wisdom in leadership which not only pertains to the pandemic, but also to our relati…

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center offers lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m. The center continues to be closed but is still offering lunch for pick-up. Orders are requested by calling 270-388-2171.

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Lyon County Senior Citizens Center offers lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m. The center continues to be closed but is still offering lunch for pick-up. Orders are requested by calling 270-388-2171.

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 request Lunch for anyone under the age of 60 is $5.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has a crucial impact on graduates’ earning potential and the regional economy, according to a new research study.

Western Kentucky residents now have one more option to maintain U.S. air travel and military base entry thanks to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KyTC) expansion of Real ID-compliant card access at a new Madisonville issuance location.

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center serves lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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Western Kentucky residents now have one more option to maintain U.S. air travel and military base entry thanks to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KyTC) expansion of Real ID-compliant card access at a new Madisonville issuance location.

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center serves lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m.

As a part of Caldwell Medical Center’s new CMA Orthopedic Clinic, the health care facility has expanded its orthopedic offerings to include surgery options right here at home.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KyTC) plans to start installation of a centerline barrier wall today (Wednesday) along the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 in parts of Lyon, Caldwell and Trigg counties.

Don’t look now, but the annual spring time change is around the corner. The change from standard time to daylight saving time (DST) will arrive at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Just a couple of weeks after an experimental effort to remove Asian carp from Lyon County waters, Judge-Executive Wade White fears the War on Carp could be stalled if state funding is cut.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KyTC) plans to ramp up prep work for a major work zone along a section of Interstate 24 in Kentucky starting Monday.

Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KyTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). Initial data indicates there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in 2018.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week released its 2019 grain estimates for Kentucky counties. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, corn was king in Lyon County and Kentucky.

Forsythia is blooming and soil temperatures have been in the low 50s. When temperatures reach the upper 50s crabgrass begins to germinate. Apply pre-emergent herbicides soon for crabgrass and early spring weeds. Pre-emergents need to be applied before seeds germinate.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KyTC) plans to ramp up prep work for a major work zone along a section of Interstate 24 in Kentucky starting Monday.

The emergence of a potentially deadly respiratory virus has prompted increased concern in the global health community. And close to home, Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton is taking steps to address potential concerns with the novel coronavirus.

The emergence of a potentially deadly respiratory virus has prompted increased concern in the global health community. And close to home, Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton is taking steps to address potential concerns with the novel coronavirus.

2 locals named to HCC honors lists

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Friday to require that law enforcement officers carry weapons when assigned to provide security at schools. But that is already being done in Lyon County.

Officials from the courthouse to Capitol Hill are spending a lot of time trying to find reliable, high-speed internet for those living in rural corners of America. See that to fruition may still be years off, but work continues behind the scenes.

With half of public health departments near bankruptcy in a state that ranks among the worst in overall well-being, Kentucky health officials are looking to lawmakers to overhaul how the agencies are funded in order to continue vital services.

A Paducah man is facing numerous charges after leading police on a Sunday morning pursuit through several counties in excess of 120 mph at times.

• Yoga classes are held every Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Lyon County Elementary School gym. The cost is $6 per person. Jannette Parent of Trilogy Performance Sports is the instructor. A portion of the proceeds go toward the Imagination Library, which sends free books to Lyon County c…

The county's latest monthly bill for jail costs amounted to about $27,000, "which is still really, really high, but lower than they were when we were about to fall out of our chair," said Judge-Executive Wade White at last week's meeting of Lyon Fiscal Court.

A representative from the Paducah Office of Kentucky Legal Aid will be present at Lyon County Senior Center next week.

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With few options for support groups in the area, Linda Greene-Williams is hoping the Al-Anon meetings in Eddyville help more families in the region dealing with the alcoholism and substance abuse of a loved one.

James Comer is seeking re-election to a third full term in Congress, but he used an appearance in Eddyville Monday to pitch bi-partisan solutions to some of the biggest problems plaguing his rural district.

Made sluggish by frigid February waters of Kentucky Lake, tens of thousands of Asian carp were hoisted from Pisgah Bay in Lyon County on Monday as wildlife personnel began their final week of an experimental process to reduce the impact of the invasive species.

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Kuttawa City Council on Monday introduced two ordinances to increase taxes for tourism and fire protection, and offered two more to increase the pay for elected officials.

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Lyon County hunters took more deer in the 2019 hunting season than at any other time recorded by the state's wildlife agency. But that may not be enough, according to one local hunting professional.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation is now accepting applications from graduating high school seniors for their annual collegiate scholarship awards. Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) offers six statewide and dozens of county-specific scholarships that may be used at any accredited college or…

The USDA's statistics service last week released its latest cattle report, showing the Kentucky cattle and calf inventory for Jan. 1 at 2.13 million head, unchanged from last year.

In our world today, the phrase "Yada, yada, yada" means idle talk or meaningless chatter, as in "Blah, blah, blah." But the true meaning is radically different. The word "yada" is a Hebrew term used over 800 times in the Old Testament. Its basic meaning is "to know" or "to have knowledge of"…

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing a long-delayed pay raise for roughly 33,000 state workers, including the hundreds that work in corrections in Lyon County and scores of other state employees.

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Princeton Mayor Kota Young announced last week that former Eddyville Police Chief Shane Allison would be Princeton's new assistant police chief. The announcement was made at the Feb. 3 meeting of Princeton City Council.

Lyon County High School January honors went to (from left) KentTavia Matthews, female student of the month; Alex Sanford, male club member of the month; Jackson Shoulders, male athlete of the month; Aaron Garner, male student of the month; Lillian Dunning, female club member of the month; an…

The American Conservative Union Foundation has once again recognized state Rep. Chris Freeland, R-Benton, with an Award for Conservative Achievement.

Armed school resource officers would be required on public school campuses statewide under a Senate bill that received final passage Friday in the Kentucky House. Lyon County Schools already utilizes a resource officer in cooperation with the sheriff's department.

When asked why the average person should care about Asian carp infestation in Kentucky and Barkley lakes, Kevin Kelly has a simple answer. The local tourism economy.

American Legion Post 68 Commander Bob Chaplin (right) presented a check Thursday for $750 to Anna Tobey of the Hope Clinic of Lyon County from proceeds of the auction of an M-1 rifle and ammo donated by Charlie Pratt (left).

Congressman James Comer's field representative, Amelia Wilson, will host office hours later this week in Eddyville on behalf of the First District congressman to help residents with federal casework issues.