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Lyon County’s Cullan Brown — a star sophomore men’s golfer for the University of Kentucky, and so much more — died Aug. 4 in Lexington, following a year-long battle with osteosarcoma (specifically, bone cancer.)

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For a tight-knit group of Lyon County High School Class of 2018 graduates, “Friendsgiving” at Taylor Carney’s house will never be the same.

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It didn’t taken long for the innumerable amount of online tributes and messages to pour in for Lyon County native and former University of Kentucky star sophomore men’s golfer Cullan Brown and his family. Brown died on Tuesday in Lexington following a year-long pushback against osteosarcoma.

Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament Friday at Mineral Mound Golf Course. The premier golf event awarded more than $2,000 in cash and prizes plus the chance at a hole-in-one prize of $30,000.

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Not only is cancer a devastating disease, its effects on a family’s budget also are significant. In many ways, the entire situation is exacerbated when the person with cancer is a child.

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Although absentee ballot voting via U.S. mail ended Friday, Lyon County registered voters wishing to avoid crowds on Election Day still can vote in advance in person at the courthouse. Those voting in-person on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, should remember that all voting that day takes pla…

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As harvest is in full swing here in Kentucky, the Kentucky Soybean Board reminds motorists to share the road. “We know that farm equipment is slow and takes up a lot of room on the road,” said Board Chairman Jed Clark, of Sedalia. “Farmers don’t want to be on the road, we want to be in the f…

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Hunters can learn the age of their harvested deer and help the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources monitor the health of the state’s deer and elk herds through a new voluntary program available this fall.

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Two high-ranking Lyon County elected officials believe the governor and Kentucky state prison officials should exercise greater caution and discernment in which, if any, prisoners should be released, due to COVID-19. They point to a cycle they say exists of arresting, releasing, and re-arresting.

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There’s something, or more accurately, someone, familiar about the new Lyon Family Dental office.

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The 2020 property tax season begins Thursday. Each Lyon County resident should expect to receive a green postcard in the mail this week, if it hasn’t arrived already. The card shows the face amount of taxes due for real estate in Lyon County, all according to Sheriff Brent White.

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It hasn’t taken long for the innumerable amount of online tributes and messages to pour in for Lyon County native and former University of Kentucky star sophomore men’s golfer Cullan Brown and his family. Brown died on Tuesday in Lexington following a year-long pushback against osteosarcoma.

The Southeastern Conference has long touted itself as the nation’s toughest football league from top to bottom.

The Lyon County Schools Athletic Department recently released a list of its 2019-20 Academic All-State and All-State Honorable Mentions. Lyon County students receiving the recognition are listed below.

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Most of the highest-paid college football coaches have avoided the voluntary salary reductions that have swept Power Five programs, according to an ESPN survey.

The athletic directors in the Southeastern Conference gathered in a huddle — social distancing style — to discuss the upcoming season on Monday in Birmingham, but no formal announcements have been made regarding fall sports.

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.

Coaches, parents and players from all across the state were hoping to receive some guidance from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association last week.

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The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then.

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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.

UofL football opener changed

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Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon has released the Fiscal Year 2019 audit of the revenue sources of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) Fish and Game Fund.

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Squirrel season ends Friday

There is no word yet on when Eddyville and Kuttawa city halls will open their doors to in-person business amid the coronavirus pandemic, but municipal recreational facilities have or already will be reopening soon.

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.

Local hunters take 155 turkeys

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During the now-lightening restrictions of the COVID-19 shutdown, a great many optional activities were prevented. Fishing was not one of them.

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It hasn’t taken long for the innumerable amount of online tributes and messages to pour in for Lyon County native and former University of Kentucky star sophomore men’s golfer Cullan Brown and his family. Brown died on Tuesday in Lexington following a year-long pushback against osteosarcoma.

The Southeastern Conference has long touted itself as the nation’s toughest football league from top to bottom.

The Lyon County Schools Athletic Department recently released a list of its 2019-20 Academic All-State and All-State Honorable Mentions. Lyon County students receiving the recognition are listed below.

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Most of the highest-paid college football coaches have avoided the voluntary salary reductions that have swept Power Five programs, according to an ESPN survey.

The athletic directors in the Southeastern Conference gathered in a huddle — social distancing style — to discuss the upcoming season on Monday in Birmingham, but no formal announcements have been made regarding fall sports.

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.

Coaches, parents and players from all across the state were hoping to receive some guidance from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association last week.

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The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then.

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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.

UofL football opener changed

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Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon has released the Fiscal Year 2019 audit of the revenue sources of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) Fish and Game Fund.

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Squirrel season ends Friday

There is no word yet on when Eddyville and Kuttawa city halls will open their doors to in-person business amid the coronavirus pandemic, but municipal recreational facilities have or already will be reopening soon.

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.

Local hunters take 155 turkeys

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During the now-lightening restrictions of the COVID-19 shutdown, a great many optional activities were prevented. Fishing was not one of them.

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Limited practices for Kentucky high school sports teams can begin June 15 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Youth recreation league may also restart June 15.

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Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources is asking for hunting license customers from 2019 to complete a short online survey to gather information so that managers can best serve their Kentucky hunting community

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John Calipari and Mark Stoops used their platforms to address concerns against racial injustice and the two Kentucky coaches shared their thoughts on social media regarding weekend protests across the nation sparked by the recent death of George Floyd.

Even with potentially their biggest season of all-time still in a state of uncertainty, the accolades keep pouring in for Lyon County Lady Lyon softball.

MLB, union discuss playing all games in Arizona

The new coronavirus has shut down the spring sports schedule, and now there are a growing number of pundits and coaches voicing concerns about whether the pandemic will affect the late summer and fall schedule as well.

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Brody Williams’ top baseball memory this season might be his first-pitch home run off of teammate Jackson Shoulders in an intrasquad scrimmage earlier this spring.

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Seton Hall's Myles Powell and Marquette's Markus Howard went head to head during the regular season in a pair of games befitting two of college basketball's most dynamic players.

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The world's sports schedule cratered at warp speed Thursday, with one of the biggest events on the U.S. calendar, the fun-filled and colorful college basketball tournament known as March Madness, becoming the first mega-event to be scrubbed due to fear of the spread of the coronavirus.

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The most powerful conferences in college sports canceled their men's basketball tournaments Thursday because of the coronavirus, putting in doubt this month's NCAA Tournament — one of the biggest events on the American sports calendar.

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced Sunday that it is monitoring the state’s coronavirus issue but has no plans to alter the schedules for the upcoming state basketball tournaments at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

A lot of tears were shed and hearts were breaking leading up to this column being written as the Lady Lyons basketball season came to an end much sooner than those clad in purple and gold were hoping for. However, as the old adage says, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

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The Lyon County Lyons (20-9) grabbed their 20th win of the season and finished strong to a 87-70 road win at Hopkins County Central for their sixth straight win to wrap up the regular season on Thursday night in Mortons Gap.