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A suspect accused of shooting an Eddyville man last month has been arrested and jailed in Christian County Detention Center.


According to a post on the City of Kuttawa's Facebook page, Mayor Jimmy Campbell died today following an extended illness. Campbell, 67, was elected mayor last year and was sworn in December 2018.

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A former Kuttawa City Clerk and her husband have requested a lower bond for their release from jail before trial, but will have to wait a few weeks for a ruling from a judge.

With county government facing increased costs for incarcerating local offenders, a second judge is being sought to speed up due process in the judicial circuit and reduce the number of days Lyon County prisoners spend awaiting court dates.

The cost of doing business at the county clerk's office is about to go up. Increased fees for filing documents, including deeds, wills and marriage licenses, will take effect at the beginning of the new calendar year.

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One of the two final state audits of former Lyon County Sheriff Kent Murphy released last week once again cites more than $1,200 in disallowed expenditures not reimbursed before he left office at the end of last year.


Eddyville police have arrested Dartanya Grubbs, 43, of Eddyville in connection with the Nov. 11 shooting of Joe Don Smith, 32, of Eddyville. The shooting occured just after 4 p.m. at 312 Chestnut St.

A few dozen local elementary students have signed on to show off just how smart they are.

Jaime Green is four days into her first week as interim Eddyville Police Chief, surpassing her initial goal for a career in law enforcement. She also becomes distinguished as one of a handful of female Kentucky chiefs of police.

Lyon County Elementary School's scores from the state's annual assessment and accountability testing are improving.

A western Kentucky lawmaker wants to increase the term of House members from two to four years, which would make it the same as in the state Senate. The proposal has the support of Lyon County's own representative in Frankfort.

Lyon County travelers wanting a special driver's license needed in less than a year to board domestic airline flights will likely have to travel out of town to get those credentials.

Lyon County may be falling behind the U.S. Census Bureau's recommendations for ensuring everyone is counted in next year's census.

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Lyon County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for the attempted burglary of the Woodmen of the World park building off Jenkins Road. The property is near the railroad tracks and the Rolling Hills Cemetery just outside …

Lyon County first-graders this week share with readers their instructions for cooking the main course of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Though their recipes for the turkey entrée might appall most health inspectors, the techniques offer an appetizer of humor before sitting down to your h…

A Lyon County Elementary School third-grader cashed in on her cabbage in an annual growing competition. Molleigh Crumpton grew a giant cabbage and earned a $1,000 scholarship as the Kentucky winner of the National Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program.

Nov. 11-23 -- Lyon County Sheriff's Department worked a number of motor vehicle accidents over the last couple of weeks, including seven involving deer and another five related to the season's first winter weather event.

Kisha Jeffery-Mische wants Lyon County residents to be well versed on the U.S. Census by the time Census Day arrives April 1, 2020. The decennial head count, she emphasizes, is important for communities in order to share in $675 billion in federal funds awarded annually based upon population.

Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White is petitioning Congress' highest-ranking member to reinstate a citizen advisory board to advise the U.S. Forest Service on key issues related to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Patti's 1880s Settlement in Grand Rivers will be serving customers in time for Thanksgiving, and that is welcomed by many in Lyon County.


A Nebraska woman was killed Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 24 in Caldwell County. The wreck occurred just across the Lyon County line near the Ky. 139 exit around 4:20 p.m.

Lyon County magistrates heard a request at last Thursday's fiscal court meeting from Paul Wynn of Trigg-Lyon Volunteer Fire Department to change how the agency is funded locally.

First reading of an ordinance introduced at Lyon Fiscal Court last Thursday would set 35 mph speed limits on four county roads.

Another 15 Lyon County roads will see portions resurfaced next year, thanks to an additional almost $355,000 in local money put toward new asphalt in 2020. This will be in addition to $647,000 in discretionary funding from the state announced late last month.

During the first nine days of deer hunting with modern guns, 592 deer had been taken by firearms in Lyon County compared with at total of 634 for the entire 2018 gun season.

A recent executive order from Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White prohibiting open burning during an extraordinarily hot and dry period early this fall had no teeth, officials learned through a recent local case. But an ordinance introduced at last Thursday's fiscal court meeting would al…

In the field, a battle buddy helps keep his fellow soldier safe, looking out for dangers and lending a hand in any way possible. But when veterans return home, sometimes carrying scars from things they may have experienced in combat, they are often left to assimilate back into civilian life …

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A solution to Lyon County's internet accessibility issues may not be found through WK&T Telecommunications Cooperative, at least not through the proposal now being considered by county officials.


Eddyville Police have released the name of this week's gunshot victim, but few additional details are being made available as the investigation continues.

VERSAILLES -- West Kentucky Community and Technical College is again ranked among the top 150 in the country by the Aspen Institute, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) announced last week.

Morgan's and Lakeland Funeral Homes of Princeton and Eddyville, respectively, will host the third annual Holiday Service of Remembrance on at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at Ogden Memorial United Methodist Church of Princeton.

Lyon County Board of Education is among 21 Kentucky organizations to share more than $2.6 million in federal grant money to battle substance abuse issues.

Lyon County Elementary School Writers of the Week for Nov. 4 were Aubrey Stamps of Heather McDowell's first grade class and Brystol Forsythe of Stephanie Walker's third grade class. Writers of the Week are submitted to The Herald Ledger by LCES.

The Girl Scout troops of Lyon County were dressed in their best party clothes, complete with self-decorated birthday hats with flowing tendrils, as they celebrated the 159th birthday of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low.

Only 6.9% of Lyon County's population of 8,000 participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, that serves as an "important health intervention" across Kentucky, states a recent report. That ranks 10th lowest of the state's 120 counties.

On New Year's Eve nearly five years ago, the husband of a Caldwell County woman called authorities to report that his wife was missing.