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Thirteen defendants entered a guilty plea in Caldwell County Circuit Court on Oct. 1, before Judge C.A. Woodall III.

The Caldwell County Band of Pride brings Titanic's "fateful voyage" to life with this year's performance of "The Unsinkable."

Trice Hughes, Inc. will host Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms, a fundraiser for Caldwell County High School students, from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19. Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms supports local PTAs and schools across the country by involving family in…

Note: The following is only a record of arrests and law enforcement activity. Those listed are considered innocent unless found guilty in court.

The first-place winner of the Tuesday bridge match at George Coon Public Library was the team of Kay Farmer and Dewein Walker. The second-place winner was the team of Nancy Taylor and Barbara Murdock. The third-place winner was the team…

Caldwell County EMS hosted the National Weather Service-Paducah Facebook Live Fall Program on Oct. 1. Viewers were encouraged to rely on the National Weather Service Facebook page for weather updates during storms and emergencies. Above, from left are: Jennifer Rukavina,…

The Princeton/Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual Harvest Moon sale, scheduled for Thursday.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., visited Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton on Oct. 1 during his western Kentucky visit. Paul participated in a roundtable discussion at the hospital, where he spoke for 30 minutes about creating association health care plans, boosting…

The Caldwell County Judge/Executive's office has announced the burn ban for Caldwell County has been lifted.

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The Oak Grove Tourism Commission is brainstorming ideas to create a new attraction that will bring more tourists to Oak Grove.

Two Paducah leaders were impressed by the city's turnout -- about 530 people -- at Thursday's gubernatorial forum between Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has secured $25 million to help fight the infestation of Asian carp in area lakes and rivers as part of the Senate Interior Appropriations Bill.

The Madisonville Police Department released the following report Thursday:

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On Tuesday, the Kentucky Department of Education released its new five-star accountability model along with kyschoolreportcard.com -- a website that breaks down education data by district -- along with each school's proficiency rates for the previous school year.

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The man who murdered his mother in 2014 received his final sentencing Wednesday afternoon after being found guilty by jury July 11. Jamal Mounts was sentenced to life in prison.

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The Christian County Fiscal Court approved a discretionary funds agreement and resolution to allow Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble to sign an agreement between the county and the state transportation department concerning roadwork in Christian County.

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When the Kentucky Department of Education released the statewide accountability results Tuesday, Christian County Public Schools had reasons to celebrate.

Sports stories from our other publications

Communication, positive reinforcement and a reminder of just what this team has been capable of all season long came together at just the right time, and with their recent struggles behind them, the Lyon County Lady Lyons are hoisting up…

Defeating a team that has lost only once in 19 games was exactly what Caldwell County was going to have to do if they were going to steal their first district tournament title since 2017, but it was the team,…

The seventh and eighth grade basketball teams at Dawson Springs will begin official play soon in both girls and boys action.

Kentucky's backcourt is getting a lot of national attention with the return of Ashton Hagans, last year's SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and arrival of freshman Tyrese Maxey, who is already being projected as a 2021 NBA lottery pick.

Kentucky's backcourt is getting a lot of national attention with the return of Ashton Hagans, last year's SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and arrival of freshman Tyrese Maxey, who is already being projected as a 2021 NBA lottery pick.

The Caldwell County Tigers honored the newest Hall of Fame class at halftime Friday against Mayfield in Princeton, inducting Will Barnes, Cameron Williams, Marc Kanipe, Chad Lane, Bob Hudson and statistician Gary Goodaker. All six inductees made their impacts in…

Webster County golfer Grant Puckett has several accolades on the golf course, but making the state golf tournament was something that he had not accomplished.

The Webster County volleyball team has been picking up some positive momentum lately as the Lady Trojans have won six out of their last eight matches. This past week Webster split games against Third Region opponents McLean County and Daviess…

After Webster County kicker Joel McCormick made a 27-yard field goal to give the Trojans a 3-0 lead over Union County with 5:33 left in the first quarter, the Braves responded with a special teams play of their own.

The Greater Louisville Classic is one of the more prestigious cross country meets in Kentucky, and the Webster County boys team had a great showing on Friday as the Trojans finished 9th out of 42 teams.

Webster County's leading scorer Marissa Austin was kept from scoring in both of the Lady Trojans' wins over Union County during the regular season.

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association and Midway University are expanding their partnership in the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year Awards program to include recognition for males beginning in the fall of 2019. The program originally began in the…

The Webster County girls soccer team pushed its winning streak to three games this past week as the Lady Trojans defeated McLean County 7-1 in Calhoun last Tuesday night before shutting out Mayfield 3-0 at home in Dixon on Thursday.

Webster County football coach Zack LaGrange had two major reasons to be happy on Friday.

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It's been an emotional couple of days for Hopkinsville girls' soccer coach Jeff Addison.

Jenny and David Sewell from Dawson Springs and Judge David Massamore from Madisonville will be inducted in the Semi-Professional Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 21 in Evansville.

Ask John Schlarman what his life might be like if he wasn't coaching and he'll tell you he doesn't know because coaching football is all the Kentucky offensive line coach has ever done.

Opinion stories from our sister publications

The 57th annual Lady Cemetery Homecoming was held in the Lyon County portion of LBL, formerly called Between the Rivers, on Sunday, Sept. 15. The tradition began as families were forced to re-locate in the 1960s due to TVA's use…

With members in five counties, our Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and cover the Lake Barkley region. Our mission continues to be "Leading our businesses in economic growth through leadership, education, advocacy, relationship development and innovation."

Families in nearly every neighborhood of our country have suffered because of the opioid and substance abuse epidemic. For years, the situation just seemed to get worse as addiction hurt more families. Kentucky has tragically been among the hardest-hit states.…

This summer, Kentucky social workers, educators, judges, prosecutors, non-profit leaders, state legislators, and many others traveled across the state to learn about the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, its implementation in Kentucky, and what it will mean for families…

The House of Representatives is back in session following a productive district work period. Throughout the month of August, I traveled across the 1st District to 15 different counties in Central, Southern, and Western Kentucky. During my travels I met…

If you are interested in learning something new or giving back to your community, consider joining the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association. Clubs across Kentucky are currently recruiting new members.

Kentucky's farmers are among the best in the world. It's no surprise agriculture leaders from around the country are looking to the Bluegrass State and our prospering hemp industry. Right now, hemp is growing in 101 of our 120 counties…

Daylight saving time does not save any daylight. There's the same amount no matter what the clock says.

Editor's Note: The ads on the back of the flag page which ran in The Princeton Times Leader on June 29, 2019 were printed sideways (not upside down) for ease of readership when flipping through the pages of the edition.…

Wild weather in the Midwest has left livestock producers on the hunt for hay very early in the year. As a result, horse owners may not have as easy a time finding it when they need it later this year.

Although the official start of summer is still weeks away, Kentucky has already been experiencing high temperatures. Temperatures reached the mid- to high-80s Tuesday and are expected to hover in upper-70s and 80s all week.

Kentucky's primary election is this Tuesday and if voter participation in 2015 is any indication, the turnout will be in the neighborhood of a dismal 12 percent. Low turnout is partly because Kentucky is one of a handful of states…

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It’s not a bad time to be a Kentucky sports fan. Kentucky basketball remains a title contender every year, and the football program looks like it’s here to stay. Last season, both were staples in the Top 25 rankings, a pretty good indication of their quality.

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For decades, Oak Grove has been the red-headed stepchild of Christian County. Mama Fort Campbell always let some of her soldiers stay with Oak Grove, but that was little enough, and she was busy making doe-eyes at Clarksville. Papa Christian County loved her, sure, but not as much as he love…

Mayor Kota Young's announcement this week of a "Day of Service" in the community next Saturday, April 27, should spur all of us who call Princeton and Caldwell County home to do something in return for the community we love.

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Don’t call ICE to deport me, but the name you see at the bottom of this column isn’t my real one. Yes, it was the name I was given at birth, but something happened around the time I turned 7 years old that, to some people, changed it forever.

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Is it possible to not realize your own happiness? Or, when looking back, do you see it only because of nostalgia, wrapped up in the lie of “the good old days”?

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I never asked why my paternal grandparents decided to move to western Kentucky. Maybe I just assumed. In the mid-20th century, they were the definition of hillbillies — dirt-poor folk out of Harlan County with a mess of kids and all the strange dialect and mannerisms of Appalachia.

Last week's high winds in the county were nothing compared to the four tornadoes that touched down in western Kentucky, including the EF-2 that caused major damage to portions of western McCracken County.

I came across an interesting observation today. Since early November 2000, there has been a continuous human presence on the International Space Station; ever since that date, at least one astronaut - male or female, from any of 17 countries…

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Eighteen members of the Kentucky American Legion Family: American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion attended the 59th Annual Washington Conference at our Nation's Capitol from Feb. 24 to 27.

After the on-again, off-again storminess of the first half of the weekend, it was a real treat to see the sun and feel some warmer spring air again on Sunday.

I ordered a DNA test last fall and, as part of the holiday festivities, filled a vial with spit and mailed it off for analysis. The results came in and were about what I expected: two-thirds English, a third Scots-Irish…

Living stories from our sister publications

Baptist Health Madisonville has been named the recipient of the 2019 Kentucky Association for Healthcare Quality (KAHQ) Team Award for a recent collaboration with Madisonville Community College.

The University of Kentucky welcomed the largest incoming class in its history, comprised of 5,396 incoming freshmen, who began their college career the Fall 2019 semester.

Dawson Springs, we have a mission for you. Vans (the brand most known for their footwear) is hosting its "Custom Culture 2019" contest. How does this involve you? We need you to vote!

"And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good."

"In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now." - Numbers 14:19

Cassie Ipock of Dawson Springs was re-elected to represent Region One of the Kentucky Association of School Councils during the association's annual conference in Lexington on September 10. She will serve for a three-year term on the KASC Board of…

Nine inmates at the Hopkins County Jail were awarded certificates for successfully completing the Kentucky INSINC carpentry program. INSINC, which stands for "Inmates Need Skills in New Careers," is a partnership between the Hopkins County Jail and the Madisonville-Hopkins County…

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

Students from the 4-year-old class of Mrs. Joni at Southside Preschool shared their favorite recipes.

Students from the 3-year-old class of Mrs. Dawn at Southside Preschool shared their favorite recipes.

Obituaries from our sister publications

Services for Marsha Mae Knight Robinson, 66, St. Charles, were Sunday at Bandy Funeral Home, Nortonville.

Services for Marshall Edward "Mark" Neisz, 51, of Dawson Springs, will be at 2 p.m. today at Beshear Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time for the service.

Services for Claudine Weiss, 91, Clarkston, Wash., were Friday at Merchant Funeral Home.

Services for Jerry Wayne Lovan, 81, Dalton, were Tuesday at Harris Funeral Home, Madisonville.

Services for Dennis L. McGregor, 80, of Caldwell County near Dawson Springs, were Wednesday at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs, KY. His service was officiated by Rev. Roger Felker and Rev. Jerry Holeman. Burial followed at Creekmur Cemetery in…

A funeral for Gordon "Old Dawg" McGough Jr., 58, Princeton, was Tuesday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton.

Dennis L. McGregor, 80, of Caldwell County, near Dawson Springs, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Baptist Health in Paducah.

Pamela Jo Goodwin, 56, of Cadiz, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

Pamela “Pammy” Dalton, 57, of Princeton, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Princeton Health and Rehab.

Services for Maurice Coleman Franklin, 76, Madisonville, will be at 11 a.m. today at Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville.

The funeral for Jack Frost, 84, Hanson, formerly of Dawson Springs, was Wednesday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Ima Cranor, 91, Hopkinsville, were Thursday at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home.

A graveside service for Hilton Ray Eison, 69, Dawson Springs, was Tuesday at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

The funeral for John Coleman Jr., 88, Dexter,was Saturday at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Virginia Mary Fox Calhoun, 85, Cadiz, were Wednesday at Goodwin Funeral Home, Cadiz.

A graveside service for Roxie Ann Johnson, 46, Dawson Springs, was Saturday at Rosedale Cemetery.

Jeremy Lee Elder 39, of Providence, passed away on Thursday September 5, 2019. He was a Coal Miner. He worked for Dotiki Mines and Warrior Coal for 15 years. He was a member of the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church…

Barbara Inez Skimehorn, 76 of Providence, formerly of Union County, died Thursday, August 22 at her residence in Providence. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She loved spending time…

Daniel 'Duffel" Newman, 57, of Providence passed away September 6, 2019 at Baptist Health in Madisonville. He is the son of Mary (McGregor) Newman & the late Leon "Smokey" Newman. He is survived by Brothers; David Newman (Edie), Bill Blalock…

A memorial service for Erika Ackermann Phelps, 78, Dawson Springs, was Saturday at New Good Hope Church in Nortonville.