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Community rallying behind Ellis greenhouse

By Jody Norwood jnorwood@heraldledger.com

Friends and family of Tony Ellis are hoping to recognize how much he meant to the community with a greenhouse at Lyon County High School. Rae Wagoner and Becky Kinder work with Ellis' wife Debbie at t ... More

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Ovey-Wiggins recognized for work as prosecutor

Commonwealth Attorney Carrie Ovey-Wiggins has been recognized for her work on behalf of the victimized and voiceless in the 56th Judicial Circuit. Ovey-Wiggins was presented with the Sword of Justice ...

Long indicted by Lyon grand jury

On Monday, a Lyon County grand jury indicted Arthur A. Long, of Chicago, Ill., on the charges of murder and theft by unlawful taking over $500 or more but under $10,000. Long was arrested after Kentuc ...

Pike delivers powerful message about drug abuse

Zeke Pike -- once a highly recruited football star whose life became derailed because of drug abuse -- spoke to Lyon County High School students last week. The Edgewood native was the No. 2 pick for ...

Princeton native named deputy justice

Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has named a Princeton native as deputy chief justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Justice Lisabeth T. Hughes has served as a justice since 2007 and as ...

Moonshine, Beer & BBQ closure fuels questions

One month after paying off thousands of unpaid school lunch dollars, a local business has suddenly closed its doors and left many wondering if it will reopen. Moonshine, Beer & BBQ made national h ...

CEB to invest around $1M in plaza

Editor's Note: The following story was originally printed in the Herald Ledger's sister paper the Mayfield-Messenger last week. The new investment is being done by the same parent company that owns ...

Princeton couple injured in Marion wreck

The Kentucky State Police is investigating a one vehicle injury collision last week on State Route 365, about 11 miles east of Marion in Crittenden County. Investigators believe Amelia Farthing, 69, o ...

Eddyville woman shot by boyfriend

Kentucky State Police troopers said an Eddyville woman was injured but alive after being shot by her boyfriend early Tuesday morning. Troopers are currently investigating the shooting, which occurred ...

Coursey sworn in as treasurer

Lyon County will have a new treasurer starting Jan. 1, 2017. Kathy Coursey was sworn in Thursday to replace retiring treasurer Denise Sutton. Sutton announced her retirement earlier this year. Judge E ...

Local man charged with burglary

On Wednesday Dec. 7, Kentucky State Police troopers arrested Michael Shane Board, 46, Fredonia. Board has been charged him with third degree burglary.  Board’s arrest was a direct result o ...

Fuel starvation cited in fatal 2015 plane crash

Federal officials have released a new report after reviewing data from the 2015 plane crash in Lyon County that killed four and left one survivor. National Transportation Safety Board investigators h ...

Team Mermaid holding fundraiser for Ariel

You can help the family of a local girl battling leukemia by getting a full stomach and visiting Santa Claus next week. The family of Ariel Barton are holding a Spaghetti & Santa night at Embers R ...

Siblings arrest following pursuit

A chase that began Monday morning in Lyon County ended in Tennessee with two motorists arrested. Kentucky State Police Troopers attempted to stop a Silver 2016 Toyota Camry at 10:05 a.m. The Toyota wa ...

Burn ban issued as fires cause damage

Fire concerns Tuesday led to Judge Executive Wade White adding Lyon County to a growing list communities enacting burn bans across the state. According to White's executive order, all outdoor burning ...

Nearly 300 salute those who served

Paige Young Sims called the 17th annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon and Program “Awesome.” “Oh man! This was one of the best I’ve ever been to; it gets better every year,&rd ...

Election nears

In less than one week, Lyon County voters will help decide the future of their local, state and federal government. The 2016 general election will be held Nov. 8. The ballot for this year’s elec ...

Board discusses high performance by district

Lyon County Schools are once again a distinguished district. The Lyon County Board of Education met with Site Based Decision Making Councils and discussed state assessment scores of each school during ...

Boo Bash Kuttawa dashes to success as fundraiser

A training officer at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville conquered Kuttawa mountain in 18 minutes 35 seconds Saturday in the second annual Boo Bash Kuttawa Mountain Dash. Major ...

Lyon students hold STEAM work display

Lyon County students recently had the opportunity to participate in a new event to showcase their knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math (STEAM). Students from grades K-12 displ ...

Meeting next week to plan for SolQuest

HR Ministries is taking advantage of the 2017 eclipse to spiritually connect with guests during next year's SolQuest. Planned events for the three day weekend include a 5K run, festival activities and ...

Ongoing events

Dailyâ ¢ Homemakers Clubs meet at the Lyon County Cooperative Extension office located at 231 Main Street in Eddyville. Join as a member at large and participate in activities or join a specific clu ...

Livingston man killed in crash

The Kentucky State Police responded to a single vehicle collision Tuesday at 11:36 a.m.  on State Route 133 (Shelby Store Road) in Livingston County. A Salem man was killed in the crash. Investig ...

County seeking creative students

Lyon County is looking to curb littering along county roads, and is turning to local students to get the message out. Judge-Executive Wade White said county leaders hope to find a student design to us ...

Sports

Lyons, Wildcats battle in district thriller

Tuesday night in postseason play, boys basketball fans may have seen the greatest seven minutes of Fifth District action this season.

Lyon County and host Trigg County remained tied 35-35 af ...

Lady Lyons fall to Lady Maroons

Lyon County fell 50-34 to visiting Madisonville-North Hopkins on Friday.

The Lady Lyons defense did a good job of disrupting the Lady Maroons, forcing them to shoot 38 percent from the field, but we ...

Board bombards Braves with 25

Friday night, Union County didn't have an answer for Gabe Board, who notched 25 points for Lyon County.

Board's performance led Lyon 78-54 over the visitors. For the night, Board hit 3-of-6 volleys ...

Gold medalist coming to MSU

Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin will speak at Murray State University on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. inside the Curris Center ballroom. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsore ...

Opinion

Lawmakers don't need to dabble with religion

Last week a Kentucky lawmaker introduced legislation to allow the Bible to be taught as an elective in public schools across the state.

As a Christian, I hope the proposal doesn’t become law.

It ...

Bring classes to all high school sports

As sometimes happens when pen meets paper (or in this day and age, when finger meets keyboard), last week's editorial in this space didn't start out as a diatribe about school funding.

It began with ...

Merry Christmas from the Herald Ledger

There may not be a more appropriate year for one of my favorite holiday movies: Scrooged.

The 1988 film -- called by film critic Roger Ebert as "one of the most disquieting, unsettling films to come ...

Hacking not as troubling as lack of responsiblity

Political pundits on both sides are drawing a crooked line down the middle of the next issue of debate, Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

According to intelligence reports rele ...

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