News stories from our sister publications

Though Pennyrile Electric’s 83rd annual membership meeting scheduled for June 30 was canceled out of COVID-19 concerns for public health and restrictions of public events, the cooperative is providing important updates typically shared at the annual meeting.

• At 8:42 a.m., July 1, officers responded to Ratliff Street in reference to an intoxicated male causing a disturbance. Officers made contact with Steven E. McKenzie, 36, of Princeton and investigation revealed that he had damaged property and was…

One area business has been critical in helping life in Caldwell County and the region get back to some semblance of normalcy amid a global pandemic.

Caldwell County grain farmers are contributing to an almost 10% jump in the Kentucky land planted in soybeans, one of the top crops in the county.

A meeting to nominate candidates for far western Kentucky’s representation on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled for Thursday in Paducah.

A quick decision by an 80th Operations Support Squadron Radar Approach Control civilian prevented a potential mid-air collision of two Air Force aircraft on Aug. 1, 2019, becoming the first controller in Sheppard AFB history to earn the Lt. Gen.…

White Plains is set to receive up to $64,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, according to city officials.

While restaurants across the commonwealth opened up in-person dining capacities to 50% Monday, Dave’s Sticky Pig in Madisonville closed its dining area and will operate as a drive-thru and curb-side business only, effective immediately.

Joshua Duncan, of Dunc’s Tire and Dunc’s Towing, is sponsoring a fireworks show, with assistance from the city of Princeton on Saturday, July 4 at the City-County Park, located on the Dawson Road.

The Caldwell Fiscal Court approved bids for the road department at its June 24 meeting and were pleased that there was more than one company submitting bids.

Because the United States has such deep and important roots in Christianity, it is always going to be difficult to separate the two. One can make an argument that the United States is the most Christian nation on earth. (A…

Following leaders like Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows, Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz, Congressman James Comer of Kentucky has been named the Republican Leader of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, the primary investigative committee in Congress.

An Illinois family traveling Interstate 24 late on the night of June 22 lost an 11-year-old son when their vehicle was hit by another car heading the wrong direction on the interstate in Lyon County.

The novel coronavirus has changed things up a bit, but the pandemic is not keeping the community of Fredonia from celebrating American independence and local veterans.

At least nine new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the five-county Pennyrile Health District since June 19, including three each in Caldwell and Lyon counties.

Sports stories from our other publications

He’s never coached Terrence Clarke, but he’s coached against the incoming Kentucky freshman guard often and Our Savior Lutheran (N.Y.) coach Peter Wehye has never failed to be impressed.

PADUCAH — A trio of Princetonians saw their summer baseball seasons finally come alive on Monday, when Gabe East (Nationals), Jase Felker (Nationals) and Bryce Thomas (Americans) suited up for the first of 12 scheduled games for the Kentucky Propsects…

He’s never coached Terrence Clark, but he’s coached against the incoming Kentucky freshman guard often and Our Savior Lutheran (N.Y.) coach Peter Wehye has never failed to be impressed.

Just how good is recent Kentucky basketball commit Jada Walker? The point guard is a top 70 player nationally in the 2021 recruiting class but she got her first Division I scholarship from Michigan when she was in the sixth…

LEXINGTON — University of Kentucky senior punter Max Duffy has been named a first-team preseason All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

The two-time defending Kentucky American Legion baseball champs got off to a good start on Monday, when Post 86 (Eddyville) picked up a doubleheader win over Mayfield — 5-4 and 6-0 — at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville.

Caldwell County Superintendent Nate Huggins has turned in his letter of retirement in the wake of a plagiarism accusation concerning his farewell article to the Caldwell County High School Class of 2020 that appeared in The Times Leader.

Kentucky lost some big offensive numbers off its 2020 softball team with the graduation of Alex Martens and Bailey Vicky, two of the nation’s best offensive players last season. However, signee Erin Coffel of Indiana will arrive on campus with…

When I wrote my last column, I was just finishing up going to the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) basketball tournament and was making preparations to attend my first ever Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) tournament.

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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.

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

Psalm 34:7-8 “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”

If not for COVID-19 and President Donald Trump’s truly disastrous handling of it, Trump — unstable, erratic, self-centered and all — might still win the November election on the strength of the economy.

As a direct result of Gov. Andy Beshear’s shutdown orders, nearly half of Kentucky’s workforce has filed for unemployment insurance since March.

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The U.S. Army is preparing to undertake a nationwide enlistment incentive to hire 10,000 new Soldiers during Army National Hiring Days from June 30 to July 2.

After decades of debate, Jefferson Davis’ statue has left the Capitol Rotunda, headed for the national historic site commemorating the slavery-supporting Confederate president’s birthplace.

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The period between sessions of the General Assembly is called the interim and during that time committee meetings are held to discuss issues that may come up in the next session and to review action that took place during the previous session. These interim committee meetings consist of memb…

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Across the nation, the coronavirus has highlighted issues in our food supply chain, our reliance on foreign countries for medical supplies, and the difference between strong, data-driven leaders and weak ones. But for Kentucky families and workers, perhaps the largest problem is one we’ve at…

Revelation 20:10“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

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Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Rayshard Brooks and George Floyd. These are just a few whose deaths have sparked national outrage. They are gone because of unthinkable racial violence and disregard for life representing the antithesis of nursing. Nurses do not stand for, support or tolerate su…

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Sometimes I think that maybe the Civil War is over. But then something comes along to remind me how, in many minds, the war never really ended. Once it was fought with swords, now it’s with symbols.

When I was a journalist in Montana, I wrote stories about endangered species — grizzly bears, wolves, eagles. Now my concern is about another endangered species — journalists.

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.

The regular monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Support Group will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Pennyrile Area Development District, 300 Hammond Drive, Hopkinsville.

Caldwell County Elementary Schoo (Third Grade)

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.

Obituaries from our sister publications

Services for Teresa Diane Reid, 64, Madisonville, will be private.

Services for Richard R. “Mannie” Holeman, 75, Dawson Springs, were Wednesday at Morgan’s Funeral Home, Princeton.

A memorial service for James “Pat” Doyle, 74, Memphis, Ind., was Saturday at Reid-Walters Funeral Home, Earlington.

There will be no services at this time for Elizabeth Ann Farris, 61, Madisonville, formerly of Dawson Springs.

Mrs. Ruth Kingery Love, age 90, of Mount Airy, passed into her heavenly home, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Northern Regional Hospital Skilled Care.

Dorothy B. Menser, 86, of Dawson Springs, died Monday, June 8, 2020, at Princeton Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Bobby Wayne Brown, 94 of Lisman, passed away on May 31, 2020 at Oak Ridge Assisted Living in Madisonville.

Faye “Small” Price passed away peacefully on May 23rd, 2020, after starting her 100th year, following celebrating her recent 99th birthday on April 3rd.

Phyllis E. Stone, 79 of Dixon, passed away on Tuesday May 26, 2020 at Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson.

Faye “Small” Price passed away peacefully on May 23rd, 2020, after starting her 100th year, following celebrating her recent 99th birthday on April 3rd. Born Dora Faye Mooney to her parents, Lloyd and Emma Mooney, Faye was raised along with…

Benjamin “Ben” Suttle, age 29, of Dawson Springs, KY, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Suttle was born on March 10, 1991 in Hopkins County, KY to Joey Vince Suttle and Debbie Nixon Suttle. He…

Isaiah Charles Davis, 21 of Evansville, IN passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at his home.

Guy Russell Pleasant, 78 of Lansing IL, formerly of Calumet Township (Gary) IN.

Clyde Allen Jones, 38 of Earlington, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Bobbie Ann Woolsey, 73 of Dawson Springs, died Monday April 27, 2020 at the home of her daughter. She was a homemaker and attended First Baptist Church of Dawson Springs.

Bobbie Ann Woolsey, 73 of Dawson Springs, died Monday April 27, 2020 at the home of her daughter. She was a homemaker and attended First Baptist Church of Dawson Springs.

Linda “JoAnn” Edwards, 84 of Dawson Springs, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. Edwards was born on December 12, 1935 in Dawson Springs, KY to the late Eura Franklin and Jessie Hutto Franklin.

Private funeral services for J.T. Ethridge, 81, Cadiz, were held recently. The Rev. Ronnie Sivells officiated.

A private graveside service for William “Bill” Prow, 81, of Dawson Springs, was Wednesday.

Private graveside services for Dr. Ralph H. Kirkwood, 95, Dawson Springs, were Saturday at Rosedale Cemetery.

Private services for Jerry Wayne Howton, 77, Dawson Springs, were Friday at Beshear Funeral Home.

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.

Funeral services for Joyce Ann Laffoon, 79, Suthards, were Monday at Reid-Walters Funeral Home, Earlington.

The funeral service for Richard “Dick” White, 81, Nebo, was Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, Madisonville.

Funeral services for Sue Nesmith, 78, Manitou, were Tuesday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Leora “Lee” Tabor, 91, Madisonville, were Wednesday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home.