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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.

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Murray State University has awarded a local teen among 17 total incoming students with the prestigious Presidential Fellowship, which includes full tuition, housing and meals for up to four years at the University.

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The daughter of a local board of education representative who resigned last month has been appointed to fill his unexpired term that ends in December.

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Eddyville municipal water and sewer customers would have to pay 3% more beginning July 1 under the next phase of incremental increases tied to a low-interest infrastructure loan.

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Meeting for the first time since mid-March due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, Kuttawa City Council last week approved a $1.95 million budget for the coming fiscal year and gave the OK to a handful of other measures, including the purchase of adjacent property.

Murray State University is celebrating 13 Lyon County graduates and the entire class of 2020 with a planned combined commencement ceremony planned for May and December graduates later this year, with additional details forthcoming.

Kentucky has the highest rate of food insecurity among adults age 50-59 among all 50 states, according to studies released by Feeding Kentucky, part of the nationwide Feeding America program late last month.

Perfect AttendanceHarper Lewis, Colton Prow, Maddie Long, Carson Lewis, Kassidy Knott, Caitlin Cissell, Madelyn Perkins, Kyler Swint, Caylee Tinsley and Alissa itchell.

Fourteen Lyon County residents were named to Murray State University dean’s for the spring 2020 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the University’s graduate and undergraduate students.

Jed Weidner of Eddyville was one of more than 90 West Kentucky Community and Technical College students recognized last Wednesday with a video tribute on the college’s Facebook channel in a variety of subject areas for outstanding achievement.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College announced that 11 Lyon County residents were among the more than 1,100 students who were conditionally eligible to receive one or more associate degrees, diplomas or certificates during spring 2020.

Abigail Wright of Eddyville was named to the University of Evansville’s spring 2020 dean’s list. Wright is majoring in writing.

6th Grade All AAdison Baker, Carson Collins, Cooper Collins, Jenna Coursey, Lauren Daniels, Sadi Gandee and Braydon Kirk.

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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.

LONE OAK, Ky. — In some basketball games, it might seem as if one team is shooting into a hula hoop, while the other is shooting into a bottle cap. Both have the right approach, but some just can’t get anything to fall.

It was the final regular season game for several Lyon County seniors, who all got the start in a Monday night matchup with Carlisle County. The teams was playing in their second game without freshman Cathryn Brown due to an ankle sprain, and the Lady Lyons gave the Lady Comets all they wante…

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.

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.

AP web only

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.

AP breaking web only top story

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.

AP web only

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.”

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.

LONE OAK, Ky. — In some basketball games, it might seem as if one team is shooting into a hula hoop, while the other is shooting into a bottle cap. Both have the right approach, but some just can’t get anything to fall.

It was the final regular season game for several Lyon County seniors, who all got the start in a Monday night matchup with Carlisle County. The teams was playing in their second game without freshman Cathryn Brown due to an ankle sprain, and the Lady Lyons gave the Lady Comets all they wante…

In varsity-only action on Monday night, the Lyon County Lady Lyons once again had a big uplifting from freshman guard and catalyst Cathryn Brown in the first three quarters, but one turn at the end of the quarter changed everything, as Brown left the game with an ankle injury and didn't return.

The Lyon County Lyons (17-9) would earn their 17th victory of the season with a 67-60 outlasting win over Hopkins County Central on Tuesday night in Eddyville.

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.