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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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Lyon County Clerk Lori Duff and Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams say there is a shortage of poll workers, and they want to change that before the presidential election in November.

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Thousands of census takers are about to begin the most labor-intensive part of America’s once-a-decade headcount: visiting the 56 million households that have not yet responded to the 2020 questionnaire.

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Kentucky woman Renata Clifford was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015 and was told that her five-year survival rate was only 18%. Almost five years later, the Lyon County woman is participating in the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Run/Walk to raise awareness and provide hope f…

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When the summer swelter is fit for neither man nor beast, most beasts do not have the luxury of air-conditioning like the family pet. And exposure to heat indexes near or in the triple digits can be deadly for animals like livestock.

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An all-day benefit Saturday at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville will help Lyon County’s Owen Matthews, 10, in his fight against a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

Crape myrtles in western Kentucky suffered partial or total kills of the top portions of the trees this spring. Trees and shrubs had lost their winter dormancy when the April 15 and 16 freeze occurred with temperatures dropping to between 27-29 degrees in this area.

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.

Lyon County High School Class of 2020 held its commencement Saturday, with four valectorians and two salutatorians addressing their classmates and the socially-distanced crowd that had gathered. Below are excerpts of those speeches.

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My fellow graduates, as I look around this room, I see the faces that I, and many others, have grown up with since we were 5 years old. And I also see the same emotions register across everyone’s minds. Happiness that we made it to today, relief that we’re finally out of high school, sadness…

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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.

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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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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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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

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.

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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.

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.

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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.