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Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday issued an order to limit Kentuckians’ out-of-state travel and offered a 10-step plan to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Lyon County — in fact, all of Kentucky — has seen a spike in the number of people signing up for GED testing after Gov. Andy Beshear announced in January the fees would be waived.

Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce celebrated the newly renovated Huck’s Market in Kuttawa March 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the official re-opening of the property. It was followed by a celebration of food and beverage sampling by Huck’s many food vendors and catering.

You have probably heard Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White use the phrase, “We’ve got to be wise, not paralyzed” in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe this is certainly great advice and use of wisdom in leadership which not only pertains to the pandemic, but also to our relati…

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center offers lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m. The center continues to be closed but is still offering lunch for pick-up. Orders are requested by calling 270-388-2171.

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Lyon County Senior Citizens Center offers lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m. The center continues to be closed but is still offering lunch for pick-up. Orders are requested by calling 270-388-2171.

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center serves lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m. Meals are free to seniors 60 and older, but a $3 donation is request Lunch for anyone under the age of 60 is $5.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has a crucial impact on graduates’ earning potential and the regional economy, according to a new research study.

Western Kentucky residents now have one more option to maintain U.S. air travel and military base entry thanks to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KyTC) expansion of Real ID-compliant card access at a new Madisonville issuance location.

Lyon County Senior Citizens Center serves lunch each weekday beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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The first week of the 2020 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly has come to a close Friday. We had a productive week in Frankfort and left with confidence in what the session has in store. It was a pleasure to begin the session Jan. 7 with a visit from the 100th Army Band from Fo…

At a time when efforts are underway across the country to restrict gun ownership, patriotic Americans are rising up in strong defense of the 2nd Amendment. This is especially true across Kentucky where there is significant grassroots energy aimed at defending a right that our founding father…

I joined legislators from throughout Kentucky in Frankfort last week as House and Senate members convened the 2020 Regular Session. I am always reminded that it is a privilege to serve this district and our communities, an honor and responsibility that I take very seriously. I hope to contin…

Happy New Year and thanks to everyone who participated last month in our first ever Festival of Trees. It was a big success and lots of money was raised for various charities throughout the area.

As we move into the new year, I've been reflecting on what we have accomplished in 2019 on behalf of the 1st Congressional District. Every time I returned to Kentucky throughout 2019, I heard loud and clear the priorities of my constituents, which have been to enact policies that put working…

As we welcome a new year after just ushering out another 12 months that seemingly raced by, let's take a moment to reflect on our democracy and our wonderful country.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger’ because there was no room for them in the inn.

This year's interim joint committee meetings have come to an end, giving us a peek at the topics we will likely consider during the 2020 General Assembly. With the session just weeks away, committees spent time delving into issues like the opioid crisis, local taxation and high pension costs…

Last summer, I was approached by a Lyon County assistant coach and asked if I'd like to help the boys high school basketball team with strength and conditioning. I have dedicated a large portion of my adult years to furthering my knowledge of health and fitness; I have a passion for basketba…

Growing up in western Kentucky there were some fundamentals: When the Cats played, the TV was turned down and Cawood Ledford cranked-up; I first had to learn to sit still before being allowed anywhere near a deer stand; and it was better to be on the top tier of the tobacco barn when housing…

Legislators spent this week in Frankfort wrapping up many of our Interim Joint Committees. Over the last few months, agencies, organizations, and constituents have brought their agendas to Frankfort to lay the groundwork for issues we will consider during the 2020 Session. I have shared abou…

Governor-elect Andy Beshear and future First Lady Britainy Beshear are holding an inauguration poster contest and invite children to submit artwork reflecting Kentuckians working together to accomplish "common goals we all share."

At the end of October, President Trump announced U.S. special operations forces eliminated Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the world's most wanted terrorist and the vile leader of ISIS. Whatever your politics, every American should express sincere gratitude to the intelligence professionals and servic…

There is no doubt that putting in place quality infrastructure, including roads, bridges and water systems, is incredibly vital to our quality of life. We depend on safe roads, quality drinking water and reliable forms of energy. It makes perfect sense that these should be among the most imp…

Former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino once complained about Wildcat fans who were "consumed by (the University of) Louisville," meaning a loss to their rivals in November leaves a permanent asterisk next to an entirely otherwise successful 30-win season culminating in …

According to a new study, even those who are most social media savvy have a difficult time discerning "fake news" from reliable content.

Whatever plans you may have for Nov. 5, I hope they include a visit to your polling place to cast your ballot in this year's election. Every election is important, but this one is particularly critical as we will be voting for our Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary…

Opponents of giving Kentucky parents more alternatives when it comes to educating their children want to distract families and taxpayers and the lawmakers who represent them from the true success being achieved by public charter schools and tax-credit scholarships in some of the nation's mos…

Part of my daughter's morning school arrival routine is stopping to say hi to Officer Steve, her school resource officer. And daily, even with all he is managing during morning drop-offs, he never fails to share a smile or a laugh with her.

The second of five gubernatorial campaign debates held recently at the University of Kentucky featured a statement you rarely hear uttered by a politician of either party, but especially one who portrays himself as a progressive with a spending wish list long enough to cover every inch of th…

Is the U.S. on the verge of self-destruction due to worsening division among its people? I hope not. But according to Jesus, "If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand." About three years before the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln borrowed the metaphor in a speech initiating h…

"Jesus Christ, Super Socialist" is Ivonne Rovira's recent missive on Forward Kentucky in which she equates socialism with true Christianity.

Ample evidence provided by the latest test scores assessing Kentucky's academic performance during the 2018-19 school year suggests too many of our students struggled academically and that the drama and disruption caused by teachers' illegal strikes and school shutdowns exacerbated the problems.

One never knows when a random act of kindness can have a tremendous impact on people's lives. I'm haunted by a story I read about the great number of suicides committed over the years by people jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Just two weeks ago, an 18-year old woman left a high school football game in her hometown. She could not have known that, just moments after cheering on her football team and spending time with friends and family, the car she was driving would be hit during the high speed chase of a man alle…

With members in five counties, our Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and cover the Lake Barkley region. Our mission continues to be "Leading our businesses in economic growth through leadership, education, advocacy, relationship development and innovation."

Terrible things happen when too many people are crammed into too small a space, a common practice in Kentucky's local jails, which are packed far beyond their capacity with state inmates who should be serving their felony sentences in a prison.

WASHINGTON -- Nike has withdrawn a new Independence Day-themed shoe featuring the Revolutionary War-era flag after former NFL quarterback and Nike-endorser Colin Kaepernick complained the flag was a symbol of the slave era, according to the Wall Street Journal.

They say you'll know when you find true love, but it took me a while.

New data shows 21,400 Kentuckians have had Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits taken away due to a recent state rule requiring adults without dependents or a disability report work hours over a certain threshold or lose food assistance.

It has "invariably been the fate of conservatism to be dragged along a path not of its own choosing," the philosopher and economist Friedrich Hayek famously wrote. Hayek's larger point was that while conservatism plays an important role in pumping the brakes on radical ideas that go too far,…