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A measure that would add to major school safety legislation that passed into law last year advanced to the state House of Representatives Monday. The measure, known as Senate Bill 8, would require school resource officers (SROs) to be armed with a gun.“If we are protected by those who are sw…

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As sure as gavel strikes mark the start of a Kentucky General Assembly session, packed hallways in the Capitol Annex are a sign that a session has gone into high gear as people from across Kentucky converge to make their voices heard.

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On the second anniversary of the Marshall County High School shooting that catalyzed the 2019 School Safety and Resiliency Act, a Senate committee heard legislation to add to the measure.

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Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

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On a crisp Wednesday morning in Richmond, the Lyon County Lady Lyons (9-10) made their second appearance in three seasons at the All-A Classic State Tournament. And with so many underclassmen on the roster, there’s a chance the Lady Lyons could be back here next year. 

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Kentucky State Police Post 1 received a call from Livingston County High School regarding a possible incident involving the sexual abuse of a juvenile. Through the investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police detectives, Paxton L. Faulkner Yates, 31, and Christina L. Faulkner Yates, 39, …

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Former Herald Ledger editor Bobbie Foust has been named the Lifetime Achievement award winner by the Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce, according to the Lake News in Calvert City.

Lyon County Grand Jury convened earlier this month and returned indictments on numerous individuals. The purpose of a grand jury is not to determine guilt or innocence, but to determine if enough evidence has been presented to continue felony prosecution in circuit court.

An area hospital counted on by many in Lyon County appears to be in good shape despite a recent report that a quarter of Kentucky's 65 rural hospitals are at a high risk of closing if their financial health does not change drastically.

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Four Lyon County overdoses across four days last week was highly unusual for the community, according to Sheriff Brent White.

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An area hospital counted on by many in Lyon County appears to be in good shape despite a recent report that a quarter of Kentucky's 65 rural hospitals are at a high risk of closing if their financial health does not change drastically.

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Four Lyon County overdoses across four days last week was highly unusual for the community, according to Sheriff Brent White.

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The City of Kuttawa has agreed to spend some of its revenue from alcohol regulatory fees to supply the sheriff's department with new Tasers.

The Conversation -- As the 2020 election approaches in the United States, President Donald Trump is adding school prayer to the list of contentious issues up for debate. After Trump promised in early January to "safeguard students' and teachers' First Amendment rights to pray in our schools,…

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A former Lyon County teacher accused of recording video of underage girls in a school bathroom was reportedly indicted last week in federal court.

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Lyon County could soon join a long list of Kentucky counties that have approved resolutions indicating local government's support for gun ownership rights in America.

Lyon County High School December 2019 student honors were (from left) Taylyn Sutton, Female Club Member of the Month; Calista Collins, Female Athlete of the Month; Allye Culp, Female Student of the Month; Lucas Mayberry, Male Club Member of the Month; and Gunnar Bingham, Male Athlete of the …

Kentucky will start waiving testing fees for people wanting to obtain a GED diploma to help thousands of adults improve their career opportunities, Gov. Andy Beshear said last week. And Lyon County's adult education coordinator is excited about the opportunities this may provide local residents.

Oregon authorities are continuing the investigation into the body of a Lyon County native found Friday in a roadside ditch in the southwest portion of the state.

The new year appears to be offering relief for county officials and taxpayers by way of lower anticipated costs for housing local prisoners.

River's Bend Retirement Community was given the green light Monday by Kuttawa City Council to move ahead with plans for adding an assisted living facility.

One-fifth of Kentucky counties have passed resolutions declaring local governments "Second Amendment sanctuaries" and many more are poised to vote on the issue, including some cities. In Lyon County, elected leaders are keeping an eye on the movement, but nothing has officially come before l…

For most of its 44-year life, Eddyville's riverport has existed as an opportunity with promise to fulfill. But the City of Eddyville and its volunteer board appointed to oversee the facility are eager to see the riverport come into its own.

The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) will be presenting seminars on Asian carp and bass fishing at Kentucky Lake during the Kentucky Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo next week at the Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center.

Each week, The Herald Ledger publishes obituaries of individuals with connections to Lyon County as submitted by the corresponding funeral home. Below is a chronological list of all 2019 death notices that appeared in the paper.

Three Lyon County teenagers, including two juveniles, have been charged in connection with a stolen vehicle investigation that led to charges for multiple other offenses.

Jaime Green was officially named Eddyville Police Chief at Monday's city council meeting. "You couldn't ask for anybody more qualified for the job," said Mayor John Choat in nominating the veteran with almost 19 years on the department. "I think she'd be just what we need as a police chief."…

Kuttawa City Council on Monday appointed the wife of the city's late mayor to fill his seat and introduced ordinances to increase water rates and the deposit to tap onto the utility.

A longtime educator and novelist, Lawrence "Larry" Weill of Kuttawa is hoping to promote literacy through the little free library installed recently at Kuttawa City Hall.

A judge Monday accepted the guilty pleas of Kuttawa's former city clerk and her husband who stole tens of thousands of dollars in public funds in 2018. And Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall III denied the Harrisons' individual requests for probated sentences.

While one local lawmaker gets a chance next month to work on his first state budget, the other will be helping craft his final two-year spending plan for Kentucky.

Masons at Joppa Lodge No. 167 in Eddyville recently donated $1,500 to Lyon County Schools' Family Resource and Youth Services Center. Pictured above are FRYSC Coordinator Teresa Young and Lodge Master Darrell Downing. FRYSC provides services to children and their families who attend school i…

All county and state government offices in Lyon County will be closed today (Tuesday) and Wednesday of to mark the New Year's holiday. That includes the courthouse, public library and senior center.

Above, Becky Kinder (right) of Lyon County Farm Bureau Women's Committee accepts the 2019 Gold Star Award of Excellence from Vicki Bryant, chair of Kentucky Farm Bureau state Women's Committee. The award was presented during a Dec. 6 recognition program at the 100th Kentucky Farm Bureau annu…

Unemployment rates fell in Lyon and 84 other Kentucky counties between October 2018 and October 2019, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics.

A budget strained by burgeoning jail costs was the top story in Lyon County during 2019. It led to staffing cuts that affected services, including those offered by the sheriff and county clerk.

Contrary to what some may believe, even the best mother's intuition may not provide all the answers for a new parent. But that is where Pennyrile District Health Department can step in with helping HANDS.

Authorities are still seeking a man being sought for his suspected connection to a Lyon County assault earlier this month.


Authorities are still seeking a man being sought for his suspected connection to a Lyon County assault earlier this month.

Each month during the academic year, Lyon County Elementary School recognizes students based on a specific Character Counts traits. Students of the Month for November were recognized for fairness. Pictured are (front, from left) Gabe Oliver, Henry Akridge, Connor Lamb, Edgar Caratachea-Garci…

The City of Eddyville recently received a Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) Insurance Services safety grant for new playground equipment at the city's park. Above, (from left) KLC Loss Control Specialist Ben Cook presents the $3,000 check and certificates of training achievement to City Clerk …

In their final regular meeting of 2019, Lyon County magistrates put the wraps on a few items that should make 2020 safer for residents.

Last week, Lyon County Board of Education approved an academic calendar for the 2020-21 school year. The schedule includes 170 days of instruction, four less than typical but still meeting state requirements, in order to accommodate a longer summer construction window for anticipated upgrade…

Ava Prow (left) and Maddie Perry in Evelyn Slaton's Lyon County Elementary School second grade classroom celebrate the last day of school Friday before Christmas break by singing an animated version of "Frosty the Snowman." Children at LCES spent the final day of class in 2019 wrapping up in…

Lyon County Board of Education rubber-stamped several items at its December meeting earlier this month, including an increase in school choice opportunities, approval of its 2020 regular meeting schedule and the purchase of a new bus.

Kuttawa's former city clerk and her husband reached a plea agreement last week during closed-door criminal mediation in a case involving the theft last year of more than $12,000 in city funds.

More than a thousand West Kentucky Community and Technical College students were eligible to receive one or more associate degrees, diplomas or certificates during the fall 2019 semester, including 15 from Lyon County. Many of those students participated a fall commencement ceremony Dec. 16 …