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My fellow graduates, as I look around this room, I see the faces that I, and many others, have grown up with since we were 5 years old. And I also see the same emotions register across everyone’s minds. Happiness that we made it to today, relief that we’re finally out of high school, sadness…

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I have just a few words to share with the graduating class of 2020. Following the always heartfelt, often funny, and sometimes quite insightful words of our salutatorians and valedictorians, I honestly feel I have a paltry sum to add, other than the perspective that only comes through experi…

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It is an honor to stand before you as one of four valedictorians who will be bear this distinction this morning. The title of valedictorian carries with it representation of the highest possible academic achievement.

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The Class of 2020 has been special from the start. We have been told for 18 years that we are capable of doing anything and that we will go on to do big things. Of course, that may be true, but nearly every child is told that the moment they step into a school building for the first time.

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I would like to start off by apologizing for what I’m about to say. As promised, I’ll do my shout outs. To my parents, you guys are bad gals. Joseph, Jonas, you are very annoying, but … that’s all I got, sorry kid. To the teachers, you guys have been really great and I haven’t been in troubl…

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I would like to start off by apologizing for what I’m about to say. As promised, I’ll do my shout outs. To my parents, you guys are bad gals. Joseph, Jonas, you are very annoying, but … that’s all I got, sorry kid. To the teachers, you guys have been really great and I haven’t been in troubl…

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After an almost quarter-century run, the script for Capitol Cinemas appears to be ending. After July 18, it will be fade to black for the downtown Princeton movie theater.

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Man arrested for threatening girl

Kuttawa City Council last week approved a spending plan for the new fiscal year and renewed agreements for fire and police protection.

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Lyon County’s picks in last week’s unprecedented primary election mirrored those of voters statewide in selecting their party’s nominees for President and U.S. Senate

A Texas man has been arrested in connection with the discovery last weekend of the body of a woman in a plastic container floating in Kentucky Lake, authorities said.

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The two-time defending Kentucky American Legion baseball champs got off to a late, but good start this season. The Lyon County Aces bested Mayfield in both ends of a doubleheader — 5-4 and 6-0 — on June 15 at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville.

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The wardens at both Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities in Lyon County have announced their retirements.

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Kuttawa City Council last week approved a spending plan for the new fiscal year and renewed agreements for fire and police protection.

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Man arrested for threatening girl

A Texas man has been arrested in connection with the discovery last weekend of the body of a woman in a plastic container floating in Kentucky Lake, authorities said.

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Lyon County’s picks in last week’s unprecedented primary election mirrored those of voters statewide in selecting their party’s nominees for President and U.S. Senate

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The two-time defending Kentucky American Legion baseball champs got off to a late, but good start this season. The Lyon County Aces bested Mayfield in both ends of a doubleheader — 5-4 and 6-0 — on June 15 at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville.

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The wardens at both Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities in Lyon County have announced their retirements.

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Joe Cunningham, a Lyon County native and current South Carolina congressman, returned home to western Kentucky on official business as a lawmaker, though his home district is more than 600 miles away.

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Lyon County Water District has its new superintendent picked. Last Wednesday, the water district’s board of directors named Billy Asher of Caldwell County as the new manager of the rural water utility. He starts next month, replacing Dixie Cayce, who is retiring.

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Eddyville water and sewer customers will be paying 3% more beginning July 1 under a four-step bump tied to Phase 2 of a sewer rehab project. And city officials are asking a handful of customers to answer a few questions in the hope of keeping rates steady.

Reversing his Republican predecessor, Kentucky’s Democratic governor announced plans to bring back a health insurance program that was credited with signing up hundreds of thousands of people for coverage before it was dismantled.

Effective immediately, The Herald Ledger’s business operations are being consolidated with The Times Leader in Princeton. All subscription and billing questions will be handled through that Paxton Media Group location. You may contact Sheila Brennan at 270-365-5588 or email sbrennan@timesleader.net

Eddyville residents may soon notice a paw print on their mailbox. But these prints weren’t left by a canine. They are part of a new Postal Service program aimed at preventing dog attacks on letter carriers.

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From 1979 to 2008, Princeton hosted the tastes of Dilly Bars, Blizzards and other cool treats from Dairy Queen.

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

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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.

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Still days ahead of Kentucky’s primary election, Lyon County Clerk Lori Duff is looking toward a huge general election with some consternation.

Kuttawa City Council last week approved a spending plan for the new fiscal year and renewed agreements for fire and police protection.

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Man arrested for threatening girl

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Lyon County’s picks in last week’s unprecedented primary election mirrored those of voters statewide in selecting their party’s nominees for President and U.S. Senate

A Texas man has been arrested in connection with the discovery last weekend of the body of a woman in a plastic container floating in Kentucky Lake, authorities said.

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The two-time defending Kentucky American Legion baseball champs got off to a late, but good start this season. The Lyon County Aces bested Mayfield in both ends of a doubleheader — 5-4 and 6-0 — on June 15 at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville.

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The wardens at both Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities in Lyon County have announced their retirements.

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Joe Cunningham, a Lyon County native and current South Carolina congressman, returned home to western Kentucky on official business as a lawmaker, though his home district is more than 600 miles away.

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Lyon County Water District has its new superintendent picked. Last Wednesday, the water district’s board of directors named Billy Asher of Caldwell County as the new manager of the rural water utility. He starts next month, replacing Dixie Cayce, who is retiring.

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Eddyville water and sewer customers will be paying 3% more beginning July 1 under a four-step bump tied to Phase 2 of a sewer rehab project. And city officials are asking a handful of customers to answer a few questions in the hope of keeping rates steady.

Eddyville residents may soon notice a paw print on their mailbox. But these prints weren’t left by a canine. They are part of a new Postal Service program aimed at preventing dog attacks on letter carriers.

Reversing his Republican predecessor, Kentucky’s Democratic governor announced plans to bring back a health insurance program that was credited with signing up hundreds of thousands of people for coverage before it was dismantled.

Effective immediately, The Herald Ledger’s business operations are being consolidated with The Times Leader in Princeton. All subscription and billing questions will be handled through that Paxton Media Group location. You may contact Sheila Brennan at 270-365-5588 or email sbrennan@timesleader.net

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From 1979 to 2008, Princeton hosted the tastes of Dilly Bars, Blizzards and other cool treats from Dairy Queen.

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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.

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

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Lyon County’s Judge-Executive on Friday lifted the emergency declaration for the county that has been in place for the last three months under the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Still days ahead of Kentucky’s primary election, Lyon County Clerk Lori Duff is looking toward a huge general election with some consternation.

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Amid one of the greatest public health concerns in 100 years, a Lyon County native and longtime fixture with the local health department has been named full-time director of Pennyrile District Health Department.

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Caldwell County Superintendent Nate Huggins turned in his letter of retirement Monday in the wake of an accusation of plagiarism of his farewell article to the Caldwell County High School Class of 2020 that appeared in The Times Leader.

Gardening is a wonderful pastime with many benefits. Garden produce can supplement grocery shopping, potentially lowering monthly food costs, It provides moderate intensity exercise. It also tends to improve self-esteem, increase happiness and improve sleep. It can be great for family health…

A story in last week’s edition of The Herald Ledger incorrectly identified the last name of a merchant at Kuttawa Farmers Market. The story should have quoted Yolanda Jones.

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

Lyon County Water District Board of Directors is meeting this morning (Wednesday) to interview candidates for superintendent of the utility. Earlier this month, longtime Superintendent Dixie Cayce announced his retirement effective at the end of this month.

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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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Locally grown, farm fresh fruits and vegetables will go on sale Saturday when Kuttawa Farmers Market opens for the season.

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

With two shows this season already canceled due to a pandemic and Mother Nature, Fredonia Valley Riding Club is eager to get its first competition of the season underway.

A Princeton woman with a local bank has been named among the top up-and-coming leaders in the industry.

The American Red Cross and West Kentucky Regional Blood Center have announced upcoming blood drives for the area for June.