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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

editor's pick

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.

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center offers lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m. and continues to offer free milk each Friday.

Kuttawa Cannonball Run, the annual powerboat poker run out of Kuttawa Harbor, generated $17,000 in donations to non-profit entities and other charities, including some local groups.

Asian longhorned tick has been confirmed in three counties in Kentucky — Floyd, Martin and Metcalfe — according to Ric Bessin and Jonathan Larson, University of Kentucky entomologists. The samples were found on a black bear, elk and cow, respectively. In Metcalfe County the cow was reported …

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A new warden is on the job at Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP) in Eddyville, but he is no stranger to Lyon County or the commonwealth’s only maximum security lockup.

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Like Eddyville, Kuttawa City Council continues to meet virtually, conducting videoconferencing meetings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The City of Kuttawa recently named its longest and most vital street to honor a man who once headed city — and county — government.

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As summer temperatures have climbed, so have the number of burglaries worked by the sheriff’s department in Lyon County. And Sheriff Brent White is turning to the public for help on a few unsolved cases.

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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.

top story

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

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick
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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.

editor's pick

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.

Asian longhorned tick has been confirmed in three counties in Kentucky — Floyd, Martin and Metcalfe — according to Ric Bessin and Jonathan Larson, University of Kentucky entomologists. The samples were found on a black bear, elk and cow, respectively. In Metcalfe County the cow was reported …

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center offers lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m. and continues to offer free milk each Friday.

Kuttawa Cannonball Run, the annual powerboat poker run out of Kuttawa Harbor, generated $17,000 in donations to non-profit entities and other charities, including some local groups.

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A new warden is on the job at Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP) in Eddyville, but he is no stranger to Lyon County or the commonwealth’s only maximum security lockup.

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Like Eddyville, Kuttawa City Council continues to meet virtually, conducting videoconferencing meetings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The City of Kuttawa recently named its longest and most vital street to honor a man who once headed city — and county — government.

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As summer temperatures have climbed, so have the number of burglaries worked by the sheriff’s department in Lyon County. And Sheriff Brent White is turning to the public for help on a few unsolved cases.

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center offers lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m. and continues to offer free milk each Friday.

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center offers lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m. and continues to offer free milk each Friday.

Lyon County teacher Leigh Ann Summers has been selected by the Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) as a Kentucky Math Teacher Leader. This group of passionate teachers were selected for the program after completing a rigorous application and interview process.

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The coronavirus has required pastors and churches to get creative. For an Eddyville pastor at a rural Baptist church in Caldwell County, that creativity involved a baptism that is reminiscent of those performed in bygone eras.

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Kentucky’s latest official highway map is now available, and it includes specific routes highlighting the state’s music culture.

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The Butler-Caldwell County Alumni and Friends Association — an event held in association with the Black Patch Heritage Festival — canceled its reunion for this year.

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Thousands of census takers are about to begin the most labor-intensive part of America’s once-a-decade headcount: visiting the 56 million households that have not yet responded to the 2020 questionnaire.

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Kentucky woman Renata Clifford was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015 and was told that her five-year survival rate was only 18%. Almost five years later, the Lyon County woman is participating in the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Run/Walk to raise awareness and provide hope f…

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When the summer swelter is fit for neither man nor beast, most beasts do not have the luxury of air-conditioning like the family pet. And exposure to heat indexes near or in the triple digits can be deadly for animals like livestock.

Lyon County Clerk Lori Duff and Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams say there is a shortage of poll workers, and they want to change that before the presidential election in November.

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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.

A second benefit in as many weeks is being held at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville for 10-year-old cancer patient Owen Matthews.

Crape myrtles in western Kentucky suffered partial or total kills of the top portions of the trees this spring. Trees and shrubs had lost their winter dormancy when the April 15 and 16 freeze occurred with temperatures dropping to between 27-29 degrees in this area.

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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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Good morning family, friends, teachers, administrators, and my fellow peers, the class of 2020. Today is the day we have all envisioned, some more impatiently than others, on several occasions throughout our entire school careers; however, it is not the perfect, normal day we have always pic…

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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.