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Lyon County Elementary School Writers of the Week are fifth-grader Keagan Knott and kindergartner Adam Brown. Each week, the school recognizes two students for excellence in writing.

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In the state of Kentucky there are over 8,000 children in foster care. There are thousands more in other states across our nation. It is staggering the number of children that have been taken from their parents because of abuse, drug use, inhumane conditions and neglect. It is obvious that t…

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Lyon County Elementary School’s academic team scored runner-up overall in the recent district Governor’s Cup competition in Draffenville. This is the first year for the team.

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Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KyTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). Initial data indicates there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in 2018.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week released its 2019 grain estimates for Kentucky counties. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, corn was king in Lyon County and Kentucky.

Forsythia is blooming and soil temperatures have been in the low 50s. When temperatures reach the upper 50s crabgrass begins to germinate. Apply pre-emergent herbicides soon for crabgrass and early spring weeds. Pre-emergents need to be applied before seeds germinate.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Friday to require that law enforcement officers carry weapons when assigned to provide security at schools. But that is already being done in Lyon County.

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LEXINGTON -- Nick Richards had 16 points, including two go-ahead free throws 1:11 remaining, and Immanuel Quickley and Keion Brooks each made two more in the closing seconds to help No. 12 Kentucky escape Mississippi 67-62 on Saturday.

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On a crisp Wednesday morning in Richmond, the Lyon County Lady Lyons (9-10) made their second appearance in three seasons at the All-A Classic State Tournament. And with so many underclassmen on the roster, there’s a chance the Lady Lyons could be back here next year. 

LEXINGTON -- Nick Richards did whatever heavy lifting No. 19 Kentucky needed against rival Louisville, intensity that put him on the brink of fouling out.

Lyon County was part of a record Kentucky deer harvest of 107,039 deer during the 16-day modern gun season that concluded Nov. 24. More than 1,000 of those were taken locally.

We ended last week's column with a preview of the Lady Lyons basketball team and now set our sights on the new-look Lyons.

As a new decade approaches, a new day also dawns for Lyon County basketball. Excitement and expectations are as high as the banners that line the rafters of Jason White Gymnasium. Past successes in District Five and All 'A' tournaments mixed with returning stars and new potential in both pla…

Asked who he thought would be a likely coaching target at Florida State after the Seminoles fired Willie Taggart, ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit said an "obvious" choice would be Kentucky coach Mark Stoops.

In their first meeting since September 16 (a 9-0 Hopkinsville win that evening), the Lyon County Lady Lyons (9-13) already had their crowning achievement with a second straight District 5 title last week.

Communication, positive reinforcement and a reminder of just what this team has been capable of all season long all came together at just the right time, and with their recent struggles behind them, the Lyon County Lady Lyons are hoisting up another District 5 Championship trophy all the same.

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On Friday, 23 four-person golf teams braved the rain at Princeton Golf Club in order to help a local family through a stormy period in their lives.

Allison’s Karate students completed in a Sept. 24 Benton martial arts tournament. Pictured left to right are: Emma Forsythe, who was a finalist in forms and fourth place in sparring; Jacob Forsythe, who placed first in weapons, first in forms and first in sparring; Kinley Clapp, who placed…

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Kentucky's backcourt is getting a lot of national attention with the return of Ashton Hagans, last year's SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and arrival of freshman Tyrese Maxey, who is already being projected as a 2021 NBA lottery pick.

Lyon County's shot at redemption fell just short on Monday night at Lee S. Jones Park in a contest that lasted nearly two and a half hours, but when the Lady Lyons walked off the field, there wasn't a low-hanging head in sight.

Honoring Lyon County soccer seniors Jeremiah Wilkerson, Hunter Jackson, Bill Dinh, Kayden Watts, Bailey Guess, Kate Gray, MacKenzie Lewis and Emily Smith, the Lyons had a pre-game ceremony before matches against Paducah Tilghman. The season is far from over, as the District 5 Tournament begi…

The Lyon County Lyons (2-13-2) began a busy week with a promising and respectable 2-2 tie at Elkton on Monday in a heated battle with Todd County Central in their second tie of the season.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kyle Allen will make his second straight start Sunday when the Panthers visit the Houston Texans.

Lyon County did well back on September 9 to give Region 2 leader Trigg County an early challenge in a 5-1 loss, but the rematch was out of the Lyons' grasp from the get-go.

Hopkinsville had their fifth defensive shutout of the season and their fourth in a row in a 9-0 win over Lyon County Monday night at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville.

It wasn't an ideal week for the Lyon County Lady Lyons (6-7), who went 1-3 last week against a difficult slate of competition with three of the four games on the road.

A heartfelt outpouring of prayers and condolences have been circulating on Twitter after the recent passing of Hopkinsville assistant and former Lyon County head basketball coach Kelly Carwile.

If game 1 back in early September was considered an instant classic at the All-A Region 2 Tournament semifinals, the rematch at Lee S. Jones Park on Thursday night was an entirely different story -- one that the Caldwell County Tigers feel is a more proper adaptation of who they are.

Even without any practice time for the last week and a half, Cathryn Brown persevered, and the Lyon County golfer reeled in 13th place at the Junior PGA Championship event last week at Harmony Landing Golf Course in Goshen.

WIMBLEDON, England -- For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon final.

NEW YORK -- Setting itself apart from other great American sports teams, the U.S. women's soccer team is embracing a front-line role in social justice causes even as it savors a fourth world championship.

LYON, France -- After every goal celebration and all the confident posturing, the U.S. national team backed up its swagger at the Women's World Cup by winning it all.

Jared Lorenzen, the former University of Kentucky quarterback whose oversized body, outsized talent and good-old-boy charm endeared him to UK fans and foes alike, died Wednesday at the age of 38 after years of health problems related to his weight, his family said.

Kentucky natives Krystal and Chip Dittus often plan vacations to watch Kentucky basketball postseason games even though they now live in Key West, Fla. This year, however, they two UK fans did something a little different for their special trip -- they went to Nepal and hiked to the Mt. Ever…

BENTON -- For Marshall Countians, June 27 will be remembered as "Barney Thweatt Day." Now, and always.

NEW YORK -- Last time the Houston Astros went to Cleveland, they made a boozy, bubbly mess in the visiting locker room.

It's 1993. Michael Jordan has just won his third NBA Championship with the Chicago Bulls. A gallon of gas is $1.16, and the cost of a movie ticket is half the price it is now. Jurassic Park is the Blockbuster of the year and Nirvana dominates Music Television.

There couldn't have been a more gorgeous morning to tee-off the 2019 Virginia Everette Golf Tournament on Wednesday at Princeton Golf Course and Country Club. Below is the entire list of scores and placements, as well as photos from a memorable 75-degree morning in Princeton.

Vito Tisdale's explosiveness is what immediately stands out to high level coaches when they see him play and why he has college scholarship offers from some of the nation's best programs.

It's really easy for Rivals.com recruiting writer Krysten Peek to point out what recent Kentucky signee Johnny Juzang does best.

Bouncing back from the schools first-ever All-A State Tournament appearance, it was a tale of two very different games for the Lyon County Lyons and the Madisonville North Hopkins Maroons in Eddyville on Tuesday night.

Former Murray State safety and linebacker Quincy Williams got "the" call. You know: the one all college football players hope for. Dream about.