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MURRAY — Murray State University’s agricultural education program has been named the top postsecondary agricultural education program in Kentucky by the Kentucky Association of Agricultural Educators, and has also been named by the National Association of Agricultural Educators as one of fou…

• On Thursday, July 28, around 3:30 p.m., Deputy Seth P’Pool and officers from the Eddyville Police Department answered a fugitive complaint on US 62 East of Eddyville. The sheriff’s office said investigation revealed two people from Michigan recently moved to Lyon County and both had non-ex…

The Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Golf Classic on Friday, Aug. 5 at The Cullan at Mineral Mounds. This year’s tournament, presented by Fredonia Valley Bank, was sold out with 24 total teams participating.

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LOUISVILLE — Around 600,000 people are expected to attend the 118th Kentucky State Fair during its 11-day run, which takes place Aug. 18-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, just off the Watterson Expressway, I-264, in Louisville.

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BENTON — Hunter McVickers graduated from Marshall Academy in December 2021, a semester early, in order to begin basic training for the United States Army. McVickers has since been one of the few chosen in an almost unheard-of scenario, immediately moving from basic training to Arlington Nati…

BENTON – Throughout the summer, park rangers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District visit Camp Currie each Monday to discuss water safety measures, and to educate the next generation of recreation goers.

• On Tuesday, July 26, around 1:35 p.m., Chief Deputy Sam Adams and members of the Western KY Violent Crimes Task Force assisted KY Probation and Parole Officers in the 3000 block of KY 93 South on a home visit for an offender who was on parole out of Missouri, according to the sheriff’s off…

The Community Disciples, Inc. will be celebrating its 18th anniversary at its annual awards banquet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 in the Northside Baptist Church Recreational Outreach Center. The guest speaker for the evening is retired Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall. The meal will be catered by…

The Eddyville City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 1 and items on the agenda included an update on Kentucky Public Service Commission Case Number 2022-00138 and the second reading of the water and sewer rates ordinance.

A few weeks ago, golfers participated in the annual gold charity fundraiser for Nonnie’s Place, an organization that seeks to support women raising children under difficult circumstances.

The Lyon County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 25 in the District Conference Center, and the agenda items included a presentation from Ascendent Facility Partners and approval of several recurring items.

Lyon County high school junior Caitlyn Hooks recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. Hooks and 41 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held at the University of Kentucky.

There was a special called meeting of the Lyon County Fiscal Court on Monday, July 25 and items on the agenda included approval of the Panther Creek flex paving and an update on the 911 increase.

• On Monday, July 18, around 12:50 p.m., Deputy Seth P’Pool responded to a Kuttawa business for a complaint of a suspicious person. The person was originally on Days Inn Drive, but was located at Huck’s Travel Center across the road, according to the sheriff’s office. He was identified as Ma…

Kentucky Wesleyan College announces the spring 2022 President’s List and Dean’s List. To be eligible for the President’s List for superior academic achievement, students must attain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, s…

Gov. Andy Beshear recently announced that Kentucky has launched the easy-to-remember three-digit mental health crisis hotline, 988, which connects Kentuckians facing a risk of suicide, mental health distress or an addiction crisis to compassionate and trained counselors who can help.

The Lyon County Fiscal Court held a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 14 and agenda items included the approval of an interlocal workforce agreement and discussion of an increase in 911 services payment.

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The Community Disciples, Inc. will be celebrating its 18th anniversary at its annual awards banquet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 in the Northside Baptist Church Recreational Outreach Center. The guest speaker for the evening is retired Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall. The meal will be catered by…

The Eddyville City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 1 and items on the agenda included an update on Kentucky Public Service Commission Case Number 2022-00138 and the second reading of the water and sewer rates ordinance.

A few weeks ago, golfers participated in the annual gold charity fundraiser for Nonnie’s Place, an organization that seeks to support women raising children under difficult circumstances.

The Lyon County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 25 in the District Conference Center, and the agenda items included a presentation from Ascendent Facility Partners and approval of several recurring items.

Lyon County high school junior Caitlyn Hooks recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. Hooks and 41 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held at the University of Kentucky.

There was a special called meeting of the Lyon County Fiscal Court on Monday, July 25 and items on the agenda included approval of the Panther Creek flex paving and an update on the 911 increase.

• On Monday, July 18, around 12:50 p.m., Deputy Seth P’Pool responded to a Kuttawa business for a complaint of a suspicious person. The person was originally on Days Inn Drive, but was located at Huck’s Travel Center across the road, according to the sheriff’s office. He was identified as Ma…

Kentucky Wesleyan College announces the spring 2022 President’s List and Dean’s List. To be eligible for the President’s List for superior academic achievement, students must attain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, s…

Gov. Andy Beshear recently announced that Kentucky has launched the easy-to-remember three-digit mental health crisis hotline, 988, which connects Kentuckians facing a risk of suicide, mental health distress or an addiction crisis to compassionate and trained counselors who can help.

The Lyon County Fiscal Court held a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 14 and agenda items included the approval of an interlocal workforce agreement and discussion of an increase in 911 services payment.

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The Lyon County Fiscal Court held a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 14 and agenda items included the approval of an interlocal workforce agreement and discussion of an increase in 911 services payment.

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Earlier this summer, the annual Cannonball Run packed the lake with powerboats and visitors to Lyon County. The poker run and charity auction put money directly back into the local community, and after totaling up, it’s been revealed just how much they gave back.

This year, 118 participants turned out for the inaugural Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce Christmas in July event. The day on the lake encouraged residents and tourists alike to enjoy both the beautiful scenery and local businesses that the area has to offer.

Kuttawa Fire Chief Bill Compton was presented with a Royal Lyon Distinguished Service Award on Thursday, July 7 and the honor, presented by Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White, was in recognition of Compton’s 37 years of service with the department.

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The Princeton Tourism Center was already half-full at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, and visitors were parking cars around the block, while the line to sign in quickly turned into a huddle inside the door. The reason for the crowd? Historian Rick Gregory was the featured speaker at this year…

On Tuesday, June 28, around 11:30 a.m., Chief Deputy Sam Adams served Stephanie Cramer, 45, of Monticello, with a Wayne County Circuit Court indictment warrant charging her with trafficking in a controlled substance-first-degree (greater than two grams of methamphetamine), possession of cont…

COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise in the local area. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated Lyon County as a high community level.

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Kentucky’s Judicial Conduct Commission has filed four formal charges against 42nd Judicial Circuit Court Judge James T. “Jamie” Jameson, according to documents made available to the public Thursday. Jameson presides over circuit court cases in Marshall and Calloway counties.

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A few weeks ago, several local dancers got to take part in the Platinum National Dance Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee. While the dancers, all representing the Beverly Rogers Academy of Dance, brought home several awards, they all agreed that the best part of the competition was getting …

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BENTON — Hunter McVickers graduated from Marshall Academy in December 2021, a semester early, in order to begin basic training for the United States Army. McVickers has since been one of the few chosen in an almost unheard-of scenario, immediately moving from basic training to Arlington Nati…

The Community Disciples, Inc. will be celebrating its 18th anniversary at its annual awards banquet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 in the Northside Baptist Church Recreational Outreach Center. The guest speaker for the evening is retired Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall. The meal will be catered by…

A few weeks ago, golfers participated in the annual gold charity fundraiser for Nonnie’s Place, an organization that seeks to support women raising children under difficult circumstances.

Kentucky Wesleyan College announces the spring 2022 President’s List and Dean’s List. To be eligible for the President’s List for superior academic achievement, students must attain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, s…

Lyon County high school junior Caitlyn Hooks recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. Hooks and 41 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held at the University of Kentucky.

• On Monday, July 18, around 12:50 p.m., Deputy Seth P’Pool responded to a Kuttawa business for a complaint of a suspicious person. The person was originally on Days Inn Drive, but was located at Huck’s Travel Center across the road, according to the sheriff’s office. He was identified as Ma…

There was a special called meeting of the Lyon County Fiscal Court on Monday, July 25 and items on the agenda included approval of the Panther Creek flex paving and an update on the 911 increase.

The Lyon County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 25 in the District Conference Center, and the agenda items included a presentation from Ascendent Facility Partners and approval of several recurring items.

Gov. Andy Beshear recently announced that Kentucky has launched the easy-to-remember three-digit mental health crisis hotline, 988, which connects Kentuckians facing a risk of suicide, mental health distress or an addiction crisis to compassionate and trained counselors who can help.

The Lyon County Fiscal Court held a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 14 and agenda items included the approval of an interlocal workforce agreement and discussion of an increase in 911 services payment.

This year, 118 participants turned out for the inaugural Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce Christmas in July event. The day on the lake encouraged residents and tourists alike to enjoy both the beautiful scenery and local businesses that the area has to offer.

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The Lyon County Fiscal Court held a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 14 and agenda items included the approval of an interlocal workforce agreement and discussion of an increase in 911 services payment.

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Earlier this summer, the annual Cannonball Run packed the lake with powerboats and visitors to Lyon County. The poker run and charity auction put money directly back into the local community, and after totaling up, it’s been revealed just how much they gave back.

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A few weeks ago, several local dancers got to take part in the Platinum National Dance Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee. While the dancers, all representing the Beverly Rogers Academy of Dance, brought home several awards, they all agreed that the best part of the competition was getting …

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The Princeton Tourism Center was already half-full at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, and visitors were parking cars around the block, while the line to sign in quickly turned into a huddle inside the door. The reason for the crowd? Historian Rick Gregory was the featured speaker at this year…

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Kentucky’s Judicial Conduct Commission has filed four formal charges against 42nd Judicial Circuit Court Judge James T. “Jamie” Jameson, according to documents made available to the public Thursday. Jameson presides over circuit court cases in Marshall and Calloway counties.

COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise in the local area. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated Lyon County as a high community level.

On Tuesday, June 28, around 11:30 a.m., Chief Deputy Sam Adams served Stephanie Cramer, 45, of Monticello, with a Wayne County Circuit Court indictment warrant charging her with trafficking in a controlled substance-first-degree (greater than two grams of methamphetamine), possession of cont…

Kuttawa Fire Chief Bill Compton was presented with a Royal Lyon Distinguished Service Award on Thursday, July 7 and the honor, presented by Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White, was in recognition of Compton’s 37 years of service with the department.

The American Soybean Association’s longest-running leadership program, Young Leaders, was founded in 1984 and continues to set the bar for leadership training in agriculture, identifying and training new, innovative and engaged growers to serve as the voice of the American farmer.

According to a recent news release, the Kentucky State Police will be doing traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1 district to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes. State police uses traffic safety checkpoints to prom…

On Thursday, June 30, Gov. Andy Beshear’s office announced the award of $500,000 in grants to four Kentucky riverports for needed infrastructure improvements and equipment upgrades. One of these four was the Eddyville Riverport and Industrial Development Authority.

State Sen. Jason Howell, R-Murray, has been appointed by Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, as a member of both the Agriculture and Rural Development and Human Services and Public Safety Committees, according to a news release. Howell will participate in meetings during the South…

The Kentucky Soybean Board has a new staff member, but it’s not sure how to address this new personality. It needs the public’s help! This new kid on the block will debut later this summer, and it is the soybean board’s hope that people will meet up at the Kentucky State Fair.

The Kentucky Sheriffs' Boys & Girls Ranch opened for its 47th camping season on Monday, June 13. In a news release, the organization shared it was excited to welcome campers and look forward to a fun, memorable summer. Camp will run through June and July, serving both boys and girls alte…

Summertime is here and that means 4-H summer camp at West KY 4-H Camp! Lyon County 4-H attended 4-H camp on June 7-10 at West KY 4-H Camp in Dawson Springs. Campers ages 9-14 had the opportunity to master new skills such as riflery, swimming, canoeing, fishing, archery, high ropes, cooking a…

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On Fourth of July weekend, the local area is offering several opportunities to celebrate with a bang. Fireworks, food and fun are all planned to enjoy the holiday.

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On Friday, June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, leaving the legality of abortion up to each state.

Gov. Andy Beshear recently announced funds exceeding $162 million for more than 360 non-entitlement cities in Kentucky from the American Rescue Plan Act. This is the second round of ARPA funding for eligible local governments, as these cities received their first tranche of funding last year.

Many Lyon County athletes were named to the Academic First Team All-State this year. According to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, this award started in 1985. Students who have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.75 on a four point scale are designated “f…

The Lyon County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening, and items on the agenda included approval of several items, including payments and a letter of assurance for graduates.

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The man police have said shot and killed Calloway County Chief Deputy and Princeton native Jody Cash was twice denied parole due to the seriousness of his offenses, but later approved despite a history of violating his parole conditions and the involvement of firearms in his offenses, accord…

A new 80-acre development project planned for the Eddyville Industrial Park will enhance its potential and the community’s growth opportunities, according to a Lake Barkley Partnership news release. It includes constructing a new park entrance off US-62, abolishing Industrial Park Road that …

A new 80-acre development project planned for the Eddyville Industrial Park will enhance its potential and the community’s growth opportunities, according to a Lake Barkley Partnership news release. It includes constructing a new park entrance off US-62, abolishing Industrial Park Road that …

The Western Kentucky Wellness Mission will be offering basic medical, dental and veterinary services free of charge to residents of the region, including Lyon County.

On Tuesday, June 14, around 7:45 p.m., Deputy Keith Suits arrested Samuel D. Ritter, 48, of Kuttawa, at a residence on KY 819. Ritter had an active bench warrant for a bond violation out of Lyon Circuit Court, according to the sheriff’s office. He was lodged in the Crittenden County Detentio…

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LEXINGTON — The University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, destroyed by a December tornado, moved closer to reconstruction last week when the UK Board of Trustees approved a $38 million project for the main building.

On June 9, Gov. Andy Beshear issued a State of Emergency regarding the nationwide shortage in baby formula. This proclamation contained steps to help combat the shortage.

Glenn’s Chapel United Methodist Church will be hosting its 180th Homecoming celebration on Sunday, June 26, but the spirit of the church has been in the community since 1842. The program starts at 10 a.m.

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PADUCAH — There’s a lot Lawrence T. Durbin remembers about his younger years, and it doesn’t take much to reach back through the decades and pull out details.

• On Tuesday, June 7, around 1 p.m., Sheriff Brent White did a traffic stop on a 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck after the driver disregarded a stop sign at the end of the EB I-24 off-ramp and pulled across all four lanes of travel and into the path of several eastbound US 62 vehicles, nearly ca…

During Gov. Andy Beshear’s Team Kentucky update on June 9, Dr. Steven Stack discussed the recent hepatitis cases in children. Stack is commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

The community took Facebook by storm last month as members shared and voted in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program for Bright Life Farms in Princeton. Numerous accounts shared the link to vote each day, and email chains were set up to remind and encourage participation.

Greg Greene, a member of Eddyville City Council, has filed to run for mayor of Eddyville. Current Mayor John Choat will not be seeking reelection. Greene is the only candidate to have filed for the mayoral position.