Eddyville, KY

Opinion

Lawmakers don't need to dabble with religion

By Jody Norwood

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 ... More

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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 ...

Be kind, please rewind

Kids have a special way of making you feel like some outdated dinosaur lumbering around in their world. Generally, they don’t mean to. Kids are mostly nice people, even if a lot of them need hel ...

Make the most of it

As mentioned in last week’s Herald Ledger, next year a solar eclipse will dominate our landscape. It will provide Lyon County with just over two minutes of fame as one of the best spots in the ...

Report from Frankfort

The success of a legislative session is often defined on an issue that emerges out of committee meetings, floor debates and rallies that punctuate the lawmaking process. Last year it was the heroin e ...

News

Community rallying behind Ellis greenhouse

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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