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Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 6.2 million middle and high school students are using tobacco products, and that 5.3 million of them (85%) are using e-cigarettes, or "vapes." Following is a statement…

The Pennyrile Area Development District hosted its annual Christmas luncheon Monday at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park's Clifty Creek Restaurant in Dawson Springs and the city's legislator was one of the speakers.

Kentucky has seen 785 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza since the flu season started in late September, and health officials say there are many more. So far the hot spot has been around Hazard.

The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports this week:

Even though Kentucky moved up two spots in this year's America's Health Rankings, at 43rd, it remains one of the 10 unhealthiest states. That's where the Bluegrass State has been since the rankings were first released in 1990, with the…

The newest addition to the Council on Postsecondary Education's Data Center is an interactive tool that evaluates the success of college and university students by county of origin.

The Webster County Kids Christmas Drive, formerly Toys For Tots, is underway and organizers are asking for generous support from area communities. This is the 33rd year of providing new toys to needy Webster County children. Chairman Keith Farrell said…

Michael Lasser was welcomed to the Rotary Club by President Dawnia Green on Nov. 12 at the Majestic House. Lasser is a licensed professional counselor who works at Princeton KY Counseling and Coaching.

The Princeton police and fire departments competed to see who could gather the most donations for the community at Cash Express's Shoots and Ladders event last week. While the fire department came out on top, both organizations received numerous toys,…

Caldwell County High School has pledged to have a tobacco-free campus. Kentucky Medical Association President Brent Wright (middle) came to the school Friday and delivered the sign to the CCHS SWAT team and school superindentent Nate Huggins (left).

Following the arrest of a pair of suspects on drug charges at Ware Trucking that was reported in the newspaper last week, business owner Doyle Ware spoke out in defense of himself and his business.

A routine traffic stop last Tuesday led to the arrest of a Providence woman on meth charges.

Upon receiving seasonal poinsettias from Caldwell County 4-H, the Clinton Masonic Lodge #82 in Princeton delivered them to the widows of past members of Clinton #82. Thirty-nine widows received Christmas poinsettias, eight of whom have relocated and no longer live…

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PRINCETON -- Fourth grader Jemma Carroll and fifth grader Klaas Leyenaar -- both students at Indian Hills Elementary School -- won their divisions at the sixth annual WKEC Regional Spelling Bee for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students held Tuesday at Northside Baptist Church in Princeton. The W…

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Bean bags soared from late morning into the afternoon Saturday at the inaugural Flingin' Festival Cornhole Tournament inside the Planters Bank Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex.

Sports stories from our other publications

After suffering a buzzer-beater loss to Fort Campbell on Thursday and a devastating defeat at the hands of Webster County on Monday, the Dawson Springs Panthers boys basketball team won handily Tuesday at Livingston Central.

Lyon County was part of a record Kentucky deer harvest of 107,039 deer during the 16-day modern gun season that concluded Nov. 24. More than 1,000 of those were taken locally.

After ending a dominant run at the regional tournament in Marion this spring, the Webster County Lady Trojans came into the 2019-20 season with high hopes, but the competition has proven to be tough, resulting in a slow 1-2 record…

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The Christian County Colonels had big plays from their starters and their bench Tuesday as they picked up a victory over Henderson County in the season opener.

The Brescia women's cross country team concluded its season at the River States Conference Championship at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 9. The young Brescia team, which features six freshmen, raced its way to a tenth place finish…

The 2019 version of Oakland City University volleyball saw their fair share of struggles. But the closet is not left bare by any means. With a new leader in head coach Amy McNamara, and a strong group of returning players,…

After wrapping up the regular season a couple of weeks ago, the Midway University men's cross country team was back in action on Nov. 9 when the team traveled to Pittsburgh, Pa., for the River States Conference Championship.

The Dawson Springs boys cross country team made history when they won the region title on Oct. 26. Two girls also qualified for state competition.

Dawson Springs Independent Schools is one of 43 schools having a Title IX revisit this year and a meeting is scheduled for public comment.

Both Webster County and McLean County's offenses came out strong to open up Friday night's game as a touchdown was scored on five out of the game's first six possessions.

Considering the fact that Webster County has no juniors or seniors on roster, the Lady Trojans had a proficient showing at the Class AA state meet at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Saturday as the team placed 24th out…

Last year Webster County cross country coach Todd Whitsell and his Trojans had to watch four other teams go up on stage at the Class AA state meet and accept their trophy for finishing in the top four.

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

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To beat good football teams, it's imperative to play well for most of the game. To beat great football teams, it's vital to play well for 48 minutes, and the Hopkinsville Tigers fell just short of that mark Friday night at the Stadium of Champions.

Opinion stories from our sister publications

Governor-elect Andy Beshear and future First Lady Britainy Beshear are holding an inauguration poster contest and invite children to submit artwork reflecting Kentuckians working together to accomplish "common goals we all share."

It's been nearly two weeks since we set our clocks back an hour for Daylight Saving Time, and many people are still likely recovering from the time change that comes twice a year.

Liberal. Conservative. Christian. Atheist. Illegal immigrant. Black. White. Addict. Preacher. Car dealer. Lawyer. Doctor. Plumber. Roofer. OK, that's enough. What images flashed in your head as the words on this list passed your eyes. It may have happened so fast…

With California set to make it legal for student-athletes to make money off of their names and likenesses, we think it won't be long before Kentucky and, eventually, the whole nation, follows suit.

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. at McCracken County Clerk's Office (at the McCracken Courthouse), I plan to change my voter registration from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.

Imagine working at a local factory. They have a 401(k) matching contribution retirement plan. You put five percent of your salary into your retirement and the factory matches your five percent.

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…

About five years ago, Mr. Ricky Hillgard became a volunteer at the Rest Home in Princeton Health Rehab.

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.…

News about climate change has been so spooky for so long that it can feel like background noise. We find a way to carry on like normal, even when the news is disquieting.

Much like getting your dad to actually tell you what he wants for Father's Day, it turns out writing a good Father's Day editorial is darn near impossible (for me, anyway).

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…

Kentucky's pension children shouldn't pay for the sins of their retirement-systems' fathers.

Living stories from our sister publications

The Glema Center is pleased to announce Phil Madeira in concert on Dec. 13 as part of its Hancock Bank & Trust Coffeehouse Series. Madeira is a Nashville-based musician, artist, songwriter and producer. Phil has been a behind-the-scenes shaker and…

Santa Claus is coming to town. He will be at the Dawson Springs Senior Citizens Center at 100 Clarkdale Court on Monday, Dec. 23.

The Princeton Art Guild and Gallery displays its members work for visitors to view or purchase. Art Guild owner Melissa Peek said this allows guild members' work to get recognized and appreciated by those who come in and take a…

The Kentucky Medical Association launched AIM for Better Care: Administrative Improvements in Medicine in September with the hope of helping patients and physicians with medical barriers they encounter.

Thomas Lee Larimore III, or Tripp, celebrated his birthday on Sunday, Nov. 3, at his home in Hopkinsville. Tripp, a second grader at Dawson Springs Elementary School, gathered with family members and ate cake and ice cream. The party theme…

Obituaries from our sister publications

Funeral services for Frank Eugene Langdon, 87, Madisonville, were Saturday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home.

The funeral for Kathleen Wiggins Bernhardt, 85, Rochester, N.Y., and formerly of Dawson Springs, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Beshear Funeral Home.

A celebration of life service for Mary Jane Haile Young, 74, was Saturday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial followed in the Claxton Young Cemetery.

Memorial services for Kathy Ann Sims, 63, Princeton, will be at a later date.

Samuel Newman Railey, 62 of Clay, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home in Madisonville.

Thomas Lee Carpenter Jr., 61, of Paducah, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Stone Creek Health and Rehab in Paducah.

Kathleen Wiggins Bernhardt, 95, of Rochester, N.Y., and formerly of Dawson Springs, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at the Rochester Presbyterian Home in Rochester, N.Y.

Jerry Tackwell, 69, of Fredonia, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at the home of his sister.

Mary Jane Haile Young, 74, of Princeton, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Larry Dean Capps, 59, of Princeton, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Caldwell Medical Center.

John Baker, 75, of LaCenter, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at 6:58 p.m. at his home.

James Henry Peek, 82, of Kuttawa, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at 11:57 p.m., at Baptist Health in Paducah.

Frances Myers Snyder, 90, of Kuttawa, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at River’s Bend Retirement Center in Kuttawa.

Mary Lou Boitnott Hughes, 84, of Fredonia, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

Jimmy Chandler, 85, of Kuttawa, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at his home.

Kathy Ann Sims, 63, of Princeton, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at her home.

Gerald Clifton Robinson, 55, of Webster County, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Jackson Purchase Medical Center.

Gail Biggs, 61, of Princeton, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Stone Creek Health and Rehab Center in Paducah.

Billy Michael Son, 73, of Princeton, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at his home.

Willie Gale Hart, 74, of Elkton, and formerly of Hopkinsville, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at 7:59 p.m. at his home from complications of Alzheimer’s.

Bertha Elizabeth Harris, 95, of Hopkinsville, and formerly of Princeton, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Bradford Heights in Hopkinsville.

Jeff “Sammie” Eison, 48, of Princeton, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Baptist Health in Madisonville.

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

The funeral for Billy G. Lee, 86, Dawson Springs, was Sunday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Herman Dale Stone Jr., 59 of Providence passed away on Nov. 23, 2019, at Baptist Health in Madisonville.

Services for Shirley A. Vaughn, 72, Dawson Springs, were Saturday at Reid-Walters Funeral Home, Earlington.

A celebration of life for Carolyn Renee Plummer Francis, 52, Hopkinsville, was Wednesday at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home, Hopkinsville.

The funeral for Donnie Goodwin, 79, Dawson Springs, was Sunday at Beshear Funeral Home.

The funeral for Billy Wayne Akin, 78, Dawson Springs, was Wednesday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Services for Laura Mae Burns Adams, 82, St.Charles, were Friday at Harris Funeral Home, Madisonville.