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Time for high fructose corn syrup and tar

By Jody Norwood jnorwood@heraldledger.com

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 ... More

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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 ...

Time has come for justice reform

Last year, during my visit to the drug treatment program at Roeder Correctional Complex in LaGrange, Kentucky, I met a young man there named Joe. He was smart and articulate, the son of a police off ...

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 ...

Like it or not, Daylight Saving is here to stay

Like most people I'm not fond of Daylight Savings Time, although I do like it in the fall better than the spring.So, this weekend we adjusted our clocks backward by one hour giving us presumably an ...

Costumed pandering teaches valuable lessons

In just a few days, hundreds of children in our area will dress up in costume and go out in search of candy bars, Sour Patch Kids, plastic spider rings and small packets of pretzels.Unfortunately, m ...

Congress counting on your distraction

This page has mostly tried to stay away from endorsing political candidates or parties, while not shying too far away from pointing out absurdity. Lately — especially with the current presiden ...

Truth about clowns

Apparently, creepy clown sightings are real. Sort of. I don’t remember when I started seeing the accounts on social media. Like most urban legends — and things you find on the interne ...

Pipeline shows how small the world really is

A few weeks ago an oil company ran a pipeline through Rolling Hills Cemetery, through the back yards of Eddyville First Baptist Church and Eddyville United Methodist Church, over to Ky. 93 where it ra ...

Teens can impress when given chance

Last week the Caldwell And Lyon Leadership program wrapped up interviews of applicants from both counties.More than a dozen high school seniors applied.Individual interests and activities varied fro ...

Who to vote for

The Republican and Democratic national conventions are behind us. The balloon dropping, bloviating and cheerleading will move now to super PAC funded attack ads where big dollar donors get all the fre ...

Start of school soapbox

It’s time for students and teachers to react with the same horror that summer vacation is almost over. Meanwhile, parents are breathing a sigh of relief at not having to find midday child care t ...

Herald Ledger is a real gym

In the newest installment of things that make me feel old comes Pokemon Go (you had to know that was coming) and the Herald’s recent summer employee Adam Redfern. Anyone whose seen the Poke-zomb ...

Ark Experience and a flood a coincidence?

It’s hard not to note that the same week the Ark Experience opens in the north end of the state, a flood hits the western side. I’m not sure if there’s a bigger message there from up ...

Time is the biggest gift you can give

Cruising around in the Nissan a few weeks ago, I introduced my seven-year-old daughter to Johnny Cash’s A Boy Named Sue. While she didn’t find it as interesting as I usually do, the s ...

Traveling tips for the start of summer

For those who haven’t heard, the Norwoods went north to Alaska last week. This space could slowly and with great detail recall that adventure, from the crowded streets of Pike’s Market in ...

Lawmakers squabble

It’s a rare thing when lawmakers at any level get along and do something good. It’s even rarer when politics intervenes, derailing that positive step forward. Well, last week it did. The l ...

College credit bill blocked by Senate

Republicans in the state senate showed their true colors last week, and they weren’t red, white or blue. Several lawmakers are touting passage of the state’s budget, congratulating each ot ...

Bill aims to support women veterans

Kentucky is home to an estimated 24,000 female veterans who answered the call to serve their country. Now, lawmakers have a chance to help pay them back. Despite videos from the Governor’s Off ...

Good (and bad) of daylight saving time

The good news: summer is closer than it feels. Seriously, it’s coming. I know everyone has gotten their hopes up lately only to run out of the house one morning in shorts and a shirt only to fi ...

Everything new is old again

Everything from my childhood has officially become everything for my daughter’s. For a little background, I grew up in the 80s. I saw the birth of both Transformers and GI Joe. Summers were spe ...

News

Roads spark debate during fiscal court

Roads consumed much of the Lyon County Fiscal Court's April meeting.

Future and past paving projects led to a brief discussion between magistrate Steve Cruce and Judge Executive Wade White. Cruce spok ...

Comer forum focuses on health care

Congressman James Comer met with locals last week during a town hall meeting at the Lyon County Courthouse, spending about an hour of the hour and a half session addressing health care concerns.

Come ...

Arthur Long arraignment waiting extradition

An Illinois man accused of murdering his sister in Lyon County remains in custody in Tennessee.

Arthur A. Long, of Chicago, Ill., was indicted Feb. 6 on charges of murder and theft by unlawful taking ...

Bridge to be renamed in honor of Tony Ellis

Republican lawmakers voted last week to override vetoes by Gov. Matt Bevin that would have prevented renaming a local bridge in honor of a Lyon County man.

John Cheves of the Lexington Herald-Leader ...

Sports

Lyon teams advance through Class A openers

Lyon County's baseball and softball teams had little trouble Monday defeating Fort Campbell in the opening round of the Class A Second Region Tournament.

Playing in Eddyville, the Lady Lyons idled t ...

Lyons earn road wins

Lyon County closed out one month and opened the next with road wins.

On March 31, the Lyons defeated Paducah Tilghman 5-3.

On April 2 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., the Lyons beat Jeffersontown High Sch ...

Lyons edged by Marshall 3-2

Marshall County pulled ahead in the sixth inning and held on Tuesday to top visiting Lyon County 3-2.

Lyon took the lead early after Max Wadlington doubled to get on base. He scored on the next at bat ...

Lady Lyons open season 4-1

The Lady Lyons have faced more opposition from rain and roller coaster temperatures than competition to start the 2017 season.

The Lady Lyons played their first game at home Thursday against Henders ...

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