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Chamber searching for new director

Staff Report

After nearly two years at the helm of the Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce, Cheryl Johnston is stepping down as executive director.Johnston notified the chamber board of her plans to leave earlier 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 ...

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 ...

Work continues at bike trail, Lee S. Jones Park

Work on a bike trail around the Lee S. Jones Park is continuing, but organizers are in need of help. “What we really need for this trail right now,” said Chris Anderson, “is more h ...

Journey of the Cherokee Riders

Editor's Note: This is the first installment of a two-part series. "When I started this ride," recalled Sheyahshe Littledave of Cherokee, North Carolina, "it was just all about learning about the cult ...

Autopsy performed in fatal April house fire

A Kuttawa woman found dead in her home by emergency workers responding to a house fire in April died prior to the blaze. Autopsy reports released Monday determined that Patricia Hoss "died of cardia ...

Troopers, firefighter save dog stuck in tree

Two off-duty Kentucky State Troopers rescued a dog trapped inside a tree Thursday afternoon in Livingston County.KSP Sergeant Michael Williams and Trooper Gerick Sullivan were mowing a cemetery in S ...

Sports

Annual Youth Bowfishing Tournament draws crowd

"Ya'll are just going to have to quit showing up like this," grinned Andy Cardwell at the overflow crowd at Lyon County Convention Center where nearly 200 youngsters had gathered for the Jarred Ashm ...

Aces off to strong start

With an 8-0 win Friday in Eddyville, American Legion Post 68 improved to 6-0 to start its season.

The Aces got off to a strong start with wins in Indiana and Hopkinsville heading into Friday night's ...

Lyon captures district and falls at regional

Lyon County captured its second consecutive Fifth District softball championship last week with a 3-1 win over Crittenden County.

The two teams were tied following the third inning when Lexie Smith o ...

Lyon County tennis ready for regional matches

Lyon County's Tennis team will open the regional tournament next week in Hopkinville. Coach Zach Thomas returns again this season with a talents roster ready for the postseason.

"LCHS boys and girls ...

Opinion

Truisms for future generations

On Sunday -- Fathers Day -- the pastor at my church presented a list of the top 10 things his father used to say. It was a pretty tried and true list of expressions that most parents have found them ...

State education planning to take 2 steps back

Kentucky lawmakers are considering a number of education changes that would be considered a leap forward if the state was a small village in Algeria.

Not long after going down the road of opting to b ...

Time for high fructose corn syrup and tar

Easter may be my second favorite celebration day, right there behind Halloween but ahead of Leif Erikson Day.

Now, I didn't say 'holiday' because there's still plenty of work to be done by most folks ...

Proposed DRA cuts could impact local communities

If Congress makes no intervention, federal budget proposals will likely have a significant economic impact along the Mississippi River Delta corridor, which includes western Kentucky.

President Donal ...

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