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An early morning fire this week claimed the home and belongings of a Princeton couple, but the pair escaped the blaze uninjured.

Whitley Horning of Princeton was among more than 1,950 undergraduate students to qualify for the fall 2019 College of Arts and Sciences dean's list at the University of Kentucky. Whitley's academic major was political science.

The Princeton Rotary Club speech contest for high school students will take place at noon March 3 at Pagliai's Pizza. This year's theme was set by Rotary International President Mark Maloney and is "Rotary Connects the World."

Republicans moved a bill through the Kentucky Senate on Thursday that would impose stricter voter identification requirements. The measure, one of the chamber's top priorities for the current session of the Kentucky General Assembly, was approved 29-9 along party lines.

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

The latest meeting of the Dawson Springs City Council, which was held on Tuesday, began with an audit report from Berry, Kington & Utley, PSC. Shellie Utley offered City Clerk Janet Dunbar and the City a congratulatory “Excellent job,” due…

The Dawson Springs YW Club held its monthly meeting Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center. Hostesses were Peggy Furgerson, Charlotte Cooley and Sandra Menser. A potluck dinner was served to the guests. Members attending were…

The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a webinar to educate people about how to talk about or start discussions about various topics related to dementia.

The next episode of KET’s Kentucky Life spotlights the restoration of an African American schoolhouse in Bullitt County, Tom T. Hall’s songs and stories, and the enduring popularity of mutton in Western Kentucky. The episode airs Saturday, Jan. 25, at…

MCC has been ranked as one of the best community colleges in Kentucky by the website bestcolleges.com.

Madisonville Community College will be offering a free ACT prep workshop for students on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the North Campus in Madisonville.

Hopkins County students named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Madisonville Community College were Savannah Adams, Jarah Arnold, Makayla Bearden, Colin Berry, Gary Bivins, Heaven Bratcher, Daniel Brothers, Kayleigh Brown, Abigail Burgett, Sydnie Byrum, Brianna Cansler, Rhonda Castleberry, Lauren…

First graders in Miss Lisa Cotton’s class at Dawson Springs Elementary School have been learning about civil rights.

The Madisonville Police Department released the following report Thursday:

Autumn F. Garrison, 27, Dawson Springs, was indicted for fraudulent use of credit card under $10,000. Bail was set at $5,000 in full cash.

After traveling the world helping to provide eye care to those in need, one Providence-native is coming home again and hopes to be able to provide the same services to the people she grew up with.

Director Keith Farrell announced late last week that the organization formerly known as the Providence Fire Department Toys has ceased operation following a successful 2019 Christmas season.

The Caldwell County Middle School academic team won the District 5 Governor's Cup competition last week with 48 points, outdistancing second-place West Hopkins by 20.5 points. The quick recall team placed second in overtime. Individual winners included Eli Stevens, first…

Sports stories from our other publications

In the semifinals of the 2nd Region All ‘A’ Classic, hosted at Dawson Springs High School, the hosting Panthers had a chance to complete its season goal: Beating Lyon County and winning the tournament.

Despite putting up a good fight at the last match-up between the Panthers and the Maroons, the same could not be said about Tuesday night’s game.

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With one of its biggest senior classes in recent years, the Hopkinsville swimming program celebrated Senior Night Tuesday with eight of its athletes as the Tigers hosted Christian County and Bowling Green.

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Arguably the best athlete to put on a University of Kentucky football jersey was in Hopkinsville on Sunday during his signing tour through the Bluegrass State.

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Hopkinsville, Christian County to name new soccer coaches

Despite some outstanding performances from some of its archers, it was a tough weekend for the Webster County High School archery program, which finished fifth of eight teams in the 2020 Hopkins County Colonel Classic on Saturday.

After a narrow loss to Calloway County in the Kentucky 2A Championship Sectional Tournaments, the Trojans rebounded last week, going on a three game winning streak to advance to 16-2 on the season.

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Lady Tigers fall to Northeast (TN)

Webster County's archery program was back in action on Saturday at the James Madison Middle School Classic at the Hopkins County Archery Complex in Earlington, finishing second out of three teams in the meet.

The Webster County Trojans continued a near perfect start to the season this week, knocking off the Bartram Trail Bears in the Marlin Classic in Panama City Beach, Florida, before returning home to defeat Hopkins County Central on the road.

The Webster County Lady Trojans who were 4-6 before this game continued their regular season play Saturday night on the road to take on the Lincoln County Lady Patriots in Stanford, Kentucky.

The Webster County Trojans, who began last week at 5-0, remain undefeated after picking up four wins, including three at the Fuller Physical Therapy Holiday Classic in Dixon.

After a 1-3 start to the season, the Lady Trojans seemed to get their feet under them last week as they headed into the Christmas Break by winning three out of four games, including a pair at the Traditional Bank…

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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.

Opinion stories from our sister publications

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Right before former Gov. Matt Bevin left office in early December, he issued a number of controversial pardons that rightfully caused a lot of concern.

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A bill that would outlaw female genital mutilation in Kentucky is moving forward speedily during this year’s legislative session. We hope it continues on the fast track and becomes law as quickly as possible.

Right before former Gov. Matt Bevin left office in early December, he issued a number of controversial pardons that rightfully caused a lot of concern.

Every year on this weekend I attempt to connect my thoughts here to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is hard because I am the recipient of "white privilege." However I believe that a thing being difficult to write about…

I was having a conversation many years ago with a neighbor in England. At some point he said, "The difference between the English and Americans is that you still believe in your flag and we don't." I was not sure…

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger’ because there was no room for them in the inn.

WASHINGTON -- Americans have a lot to be grateful for on Thanksgiving. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have harried human beings since we dropped down from the trees, but three of the four -- War, Famine and Pestilence --…

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.

Living stories from our sister publications

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.

Cookies for dogs are a new offering at this year's Cookie Walk. The event is scheduled for 3-6:30 p.m. Friday and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Christian Life Center. There will also be fellowship and live entertainment. Proceeds from the…

Obituaries from our sister publications

Barbara Jo Moody Oates, 86, of Princeton, and formerly of Asheville, N.C., died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Caldwell Medical Center.

Steve Boren, 59, of Hopkinsville, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at St. Thomas West in Nashville, Tenn.

David G. Walker, 78, of Kuttawa, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at 2:15 a.m. at his home.

The funeral service for David Edward Carter, 79, Nebo, will be at 1 p.m. today at Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville.

Funeral services for Anna Deloris Hancock, 65, Mortons Gap, were Wednesday at Reid-Walters Funeral Home, Earlington.

Funeral services for Donald Wayne Morris, 51, Nebo, will be at 11 a.m. today at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City.

Services for Martha Lou Childress, 78, Dawson Springs, were Saturday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Rachel Mae Scott Abbott, 89, Dawson Springs, were Sunday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Services for L.D. Mathis, 91, Princeton, and formerly of Dawson Springs, were Wednesday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Thomas Grant White died January 19, 2020 at Rivers Bend Retirement Community, Kuttawa, KY, not far from the site of the business he successfully operated for decades. Thomas was born November 29, 1918 to Tom and Annie White on their…

Teresa Gale Bellamy, 59, of La Center, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

L.C. Mathis, 91, of Princeton, and formerly of Dawson Springs, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at his home.

Cindy Lee Bailey, 57, of Hardin, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at 10:15 a.m. at Calloway Hospital in Murray.

Phyllis A. Jarrell, 79, of Grand Rivers, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at 8:41 p.m. at Christian Care Center in Kuttawa.

Daniel Phillip “Phil” Mc Chesney, St. Peters, MO, born in Princeton, KY, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the age of 79. Cherished son of the late Daniel and Florist Mc Chesney; devoted father of Eric (Jennifer) Mc Chesney,…

Jeff L. Holland, 37, of Kuttawa, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2020, at his home.

Bro. Matthew Smothers, 43, of Princeton, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Caldwell Medical Center.

Rod B. Lady, 44, of Hopkinsville, and formerly of Princeton, died Monday, Jan. 6, at 9:31 a.m.

Michael L. Teeters, 66 of Eddyville, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2020, at his home.

JoAnn McLeod, 87, of Murray, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at 7:52 p.m. at Baptist Health in Paducah.

Janet H. “Judy” Winn, 85, of Marion, formerly of Princeton, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Princeton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Alma Chandler Parish, 92, of Grand Rivers, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

Ann Jackson, 86, of Princeton, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.

William David Wilder, 61, of Smithland, died at 3:41 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at his home.