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Nonnie's Place benefit returns this Saturday

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The second annual Nonnie's Place Benefit is set for May 20 at the Grand Rivers Community Center in Livingston County. The event will feature an evening of dining, dancing, drawings and a silent auct ... More

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Public input requested on countywide planning

After countless hours of work, the Eddyville-Kuttawa-Lyon County Joint Planning Commission has a draft of the proposed comprehensive plan that includes input on zoning and construction issues likely ...

Service animal program looking to help veterans

American Legion members are hoping to find a local veteran in need of a life-changing service dog.American Legion Post 68 members began looking several years ago for local ways to help combat a star ...

Tourism raises questions with few answers

Concerns have been raised at multiple meetings recently about possible violations of the newly appointed Kuttawa tourism commission. City leaders disagreed on some of those issues Monday night. Member ...

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 ...

Color dash resigstration nears

One of Lyon County's most colorful events will return this month. The Lyon County Lady Lyons soccer team is hosting the 2nd annual Color Dash 5K race/walk fundraiser April 22nd at 10 a.m. The event ...

Emporium continues on in Kuttawa

The legacy of a man's desire to see Kuttawa grow continues to live on through his wife and clients.Forrest Goodman began his career as a barber in new Kuttawa in 1978 in the back of the building tha ...

Flag display to return for Memorial Day

American Legion Post 68 hopes to fill Eddyville's city park with 200 flags this May. The group worked with Frances Baccus to coordinate the first-ever flag raising in honor of local veterans. Organize ...

Lyon students attend 4-H Teen Summit

Middle school 4-H delegates from across the state -- including Lyon County -- recently attended the 12th annual Kentucky 4-H Teen Summit at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center in Jabez. The co ...

Kuttawa and Eddyville claim same property

Recent efforts to create a county-wide development plan may be bringing a long running property dispute to a head. On Monday, the Kuttawa Mayor Lee McCollum discussed city limits with the council. McC ...

Two arrested for drug charges

A Livingston County woman and a Dexter man were arrested last week following a traffic stop.Kentucky State Trooper T. J. Williams conducted the stop on U.S. 60 in Livingston County at about 11 a.m. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sports

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 ...

Lyons ready for rough run

Following a rainy season that forced games delays and an ever changing schedule, Lyon County is facing 11 games in 10 days against some of the First and Second Region's best to finish out the regula ...

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 ...

Opinion

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 ...

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 ...

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