News stories from our sister publications

The day before the House of Representatives passed a historic relief bill in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Rep. James Comer conducted a teleconference town hall meeting, answering questions from participants across the First District.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Reconvening after a weeklong break, Kentucky lawmakers passed a measure Thursday offering relief to workers and employers suffering economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

PRINCETON — Most mornings in Kay’s Kitchens, the griddle is hot and the bacon is sizzling as mouth-watering breakfast is being masterfully assembled.

Nick Bailey, the director of Hopkins County Emergency Management Agency, said the agency is acting as a support arm of the response to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

A blood drive doesn’t immediately spring to mind during a pandemic but its value is immense, said Lou Zimmerman of American Red Cross Blood Donation Center in Paducah.

The agenda for the Caldwell County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday was reduced, but county leaders took the time to provide residents with information related to fighting COVID-19.

With everyday life and business changing constantly to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, it can be hard to keep up with what businesses are doing at any given time: Open or closed?

Webster County Fiscal Court met in a regular session on Monday at the Webster County Senior Center in Dixon, with tighter than normal restrictions on who was allowed to attend due to concern about COVID-19 (the Coronavirus). Only elected officials,…

An investigation by Providence Police led to a local woman being arrested on meth trafficking charges last Tuesday morning.

Webster County School Board met on Monday night, but it wasn’t your typical board meeting. Instead of a board room packed with district employees, students and parents, attendance was limited to board members, the superintendent, the district finance officer, the…

The first official case of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) was reported in Webster County on Monday by Webster County Judge Executive Steve Henry through the county-wide one-call system.

With everyday life and business changing constantly to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, it can be hard to keep up with what businesses are doing at any given time: Open or closed?

A blood drive doesn’t immediately spring to mind during a pandemic but its value is immense, said Lou Zimmerman of American Red Cross Blood Donation Center in Paducah.

The agenda for the Caldwell County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday was reduced, but county leaders took the time to provide residents with information related to fighting COVID-19.

Sports stories from our other publications

If things were normal right now, Caldwell County softball coach David Choate and his Lady Tigers would be in the throes of a smarting season — one brimming with hope and expectation.

Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died. He was 77.

Earlier this week, the KHSAA announced a plan for refund options for those who purchased tickets to the 2020 Mingua Beef Jerky/KHSAA Girls’ and Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ State Basketball Tournaments. There has been no in the official “postponed” status of…

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ACC and SEC join other Power Five in canceling spring sports

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Monday’s rain cast a dreary shadow over athletic fields across the southern Pennyrile but that shadow will remain for the foreseeable future with KHSAA’s mandated dead period for high school athletics.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have tagged Derrick Henry as their franchise player, making sure they keep the NFL rushing leader around for at least this season.

I’m not going to sit here and tell you that “everything is going to be OK.” Because, as my far-more-realistic wife often says to me, “You say that too often.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are keeping the quarterback that led them within a victory of the Super Bowl, agreeing to a four-year, $118 million extension with Ryan Tannehill.

The Dawson Springs High School softball team will start its season Monday with a home game against Christian Fellowship. Play starts at 5:30 p.m. at Dawson Springs City Park.

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Tuesday was filled with ups and downs for local teams as the Trigg County Lady Wildcats made history against Caldwell County, and the Hopkinsville Lady Tigers suffered a tough defeat at the hands of the Henderson County Lady Colonels.

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MORGANFIELD — Christian County did some experimenting in its season finale, trying some new things and maybe adding some wrinkles ahead of the Eighth District Tournament next week.

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KHSAA announces matchups for Sweet 16

Opinion stories from our sister publications

Hey Dawsonians! Long time, no see. And with the Coronavirus out and about, it will likely be longer before we see each other again.

Question: What began arriving in mailboxes on Saturday, takes less than 10 minutes to complete and may be the single most important questionnaire you fill out in the next 10 years?

In one of Hank Williams Jr.’s songs, he says, “I never back down and I love a good challenge.” I feel the same, but I surely never thought I would face a challenge like this!

It was a strange week at the Capitol, much as it was all over Kentucky and the rest of the U.S. Almost empty committee rooms during hearings, half the staff working remotely, cafeteria closed except for carry out, but the…

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Following news of Kentucky’s first confirmed coronavirus-related death earlier this week — a 66-year-old Bourbon County man with underlying health issues — Gov. Andy Beshear closed dine-in services at restaurants and bars across the state. The order took effect 5 p.m. Monday.

Life has posed plenty of unexpected occurrences during my 71 years on this earth. But at this point, none seems to compare to the upheaval this world has seen with the novel coronavirus.

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You may have heard the term “flatten the curve” in recent days, concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a concept that everyone needs to be familiar with, because it’s the key to potentially saving hundreds of thousands of lives during this crisis — and it will no doubt be key to keeping our …

It is important to approach the current coronavirus pandemic with equal measures of prudence and hope. Practical solutions to stop the spread of a novel disease are not new. They have worked in the past, and they do not need…

If COVID-19 previously was a distant concern to anyone, the events of the past week most certainly pushed this new respiratory virus to the forefront of a life-altering reality.

Every direction you turn at the Capitol these days the discussion centers on what rocks need overturning to find more revenue under the unproven — and categorically untrue — assumption that the 22 billion of Kentucky taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars collected…

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus:

What we practice when life is calm and predictable will present itself when life becomes more turbulent and less predictable. It is that spiritual muscle memory that we should be developing in our lives for when trouble rolls in and…

Our state constitution requires the General Assembly to pass the Executive, Transportation, Judicial, & Legislative budgets plus the revenue bill every two years.

Living stories from our sister publications

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For adults, students and children who are spending extra time at home to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the Museums of Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library have some entertaining and educational ideas to stay occupied.

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Editor’s note: The following is the most up-to-date listing of activities, which were not canceled or postponed in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19. Before leaving for an event, please call in advance to confirm it is still taking place.

When reading or studying the Scripture, it is vital to notice repetition. God is a fan of using repetition in His teaching, especially when He is trying to make a point.

Tri Vo of Princeton has been recognized as one of nearly 2,400 students named to the fall 2019 Austin Peay State University dean's list. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or greater.

Madisonville Community College has released its fall 2019 dean's list. Students named to the dean's List earned a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester and were enrolled in 12 or more credit hours at the 100-level or…

Obituaries from our sister publications

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the governmental-required social distancing, there will be a private graveside service and burial today for Darlene Burnell, 63, Dawson Springs.

A private visitation, service and burial, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental-required social distancing, for Ione Hendrix, 75, Charleston, was Wednesday. The service was webcast.

A private memorial service for Pamela Faye Abbott, 63, Dawson Springs, and burial will be for immediate family only.

Services for Kenneth G. Gamblin, 82, Mortons Gap, will be private.

Memorial services for Sharon Faye Bratcher, 68, Nebo, were Sunday at Dunn Baptist Church in Dawson Springs.

Jim Johnson, 79, of Princeton, died Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Lourdes Mercy Health Hospital in Paducah.

Coleen S. Pettit, 83, of Princeton, died Saturday, March 7, 2020, at her home.

Services for Betty S. Wiggins, 78, Madisonville, will be private.

Funeral services for Cicero Edwin Fox, 83, Mortons Gap, were Wednesday at Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington.

The funeral for Lois J. Shute, 88, of Madisonville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Harris Funeral Home.

Services for Ann Whitfield, 74, of Madisonville, were Sunday at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville.

Funeral services for Phillip W. Conger, 66, Dawson Springs, will be at 11 a.m. today at Morgan’s Funeral Home, Princeton.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports recently:

A celebration of life service for Charles Kenneth Rowland, 81, Dawson Springs, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ilsley Community Church in Dawson Springs.

Funeral services for George Lee Brown, 83, Providence, formerly of Rabbit Ridge, were Friday at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon.

Services for Adell Hughlett, 91, of Nortonville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bandy Funeral Home.

Services for Joe E. Alder, 84, Hopkinsville, were Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Hopkinsville.

Funeral services for Mildred Lee Byrd, 94, Princeton, were Saturday at Morgan’s Funeral Home, Princeton.

Services for Isabell Burton, 71, of Madisonville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home.

Services for Johnny William “Bill” Vickery, 77, Henderson, formerly of Dawson Springs, were Saturday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Services for Glenda A. Cotton, 75, Erin, Tenn., formerly of Eddyville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville.

A graveside service for Mary Sue Coakley Holmes, 73, Mortons Gap, was Friday at New Suthards Cemetery in Suthards.

A memorial service for Frank Wayne Oliver Sr., 71, Dawson Springs, was Sunday at Goodman Funeral Home in Princeton.

The funeral for William Lee “Doc” Ladd, 65, Dawson Springs, was Sunday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Services for Mary DeLaine Ramsey, 68, Charleston, were Sunday at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs.

The funeral for Cecil H. Bowen Jr., 64, Dawson Springs, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Beshear Funeral Home.

The funeral for Kathleen Wiggins Bernhardt, 95, Rochester, N.Y., and formerly of Dawson Springs, was Friday at Beshear Funeral Home.

A funeral service for Yvonne Smith Fuller, 80, St. Charles, was Wednesday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Wesley Alan Mackay, 46, Madisonville, were Friday at Reid-Walters Funeral Home, Earlington.