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More than 200 bowlers from Caldwell, Ballard, Calloway, Crittenden, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall and McCracken counties will take the lanes today and Sunday at Cardinal Lanes in Paducah for the Special Olympics Kentucky Area 1 Bowling Tournament.

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

The local Cub and Boy Scouts of America are hoping to sign up new recruits during an open house Monday night, a gathering intended to promote interest and increase waning numbers.

Josh Ray (from left), Woodmen Life Chapter 92 representative, recently made a donation to Kentucky Youth Assembly through Gifted and Talented students Blaine Hicks, Destiny Mitchell and Hannah Wilcox, who will be taking a three-day trip to Louisville.

George Coon Public Library has been a well-known Caldwell County pillar for nearly 90 years. But its first incarnation -- the first floor above a hardware store -- was much less humble.

Chris Rodgers, of the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, was recently named a 2019 Outstanding Staff award winner. Rodgers is a Graves County native. He is shown here with UK President Eli Capilouto.

Sam Koltinsky, Drake University Duck Stamp 2020 chairman and a Caldwell County High School graduate, has helped bring the 2020 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Art Contest to the university.

The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports on Tuesday:

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help to find a missing man.

Coverage from the Tuesday night meeting of the Dawson Springs City Council will be included in next week's edition of The Dawson Springs Progress.

On Oct. 8, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) made a $1,270,726 investment that will strengthen public infrastructure and train the next generation of workforce to grow the region's economy and create jobs, DRA Federal Co-Chairman Chris Caldwell and Kentucky Governor…

A police officer who served on the Dawson Springs Police Department for a short time has died, as announced Tuesday by the Christian County Sheriff's Department on its Facebook page.

The October 14th City Council meeting was twenty minutes long and started with the minutes of the last meeting being approved by Commissioner Webb and seconded by Mayor Townsend. The bills were approved by Commissioner Heady and seconded by Commissioner…

A Caldwell County High School graduate will be the keynote speaker Nov. 7 during the 2019 STEM 4 Girls conference at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah.

Fredonia Valley Bank will celebrate 125 years of business and community engagement Oct. 26 with a community fall festival.

Bill Evans, a Paxton Media Group executive, was Tuesday's guest speaker at the Rotary Club meeting. Evans is the vice president/general manager of WPSD Local 6 and publisher of The Times Leader, Herald Ledger, Paducah Sun, Benton Tribune, Metropolis Plant…

The burn ban issued Sept. 27 for Caldwell County is now lifted, effective immediately, county officials reported.

Two more Webster County communities will be getting $193,424 in much-needed road funding thanks to an commitment by Governor Matt Bevin earlier this year to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

Webster County students may soon get the chance to add a new sport to their resume after board of education members agreed on Monday night to explore the possibility of creating a swim team. But the process to make this…

For one young man, fall break was all about the vacation of a lifetime. Elijah Rollins, 17 of Providence, spent the last week on Oahu, the island in the Hawaiian chain that holds Honolulu, the state capital.

Residents who have been craving Mexican food since the sudden closure of La Casa in Providence will not have to wait long to get their fix.

Sports stories from our other publications

The hard work of several members of the Dawson Springs varsity cross country team paid off: Seven of the nine boys who ran Saturday at the Fast Cats Classic at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro had personal records and two…

The Brescia women's cross country team was one of 62 teams to compete in the blue race at the Greater Louisville Classic at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky -- a course that has hosted numerous National Championship meets…

The basketball program at Dawson Springs High School is offering season passes for Panther Gym's chairback seats on the home side of the gymnasium.

Caldwell County's latest regular-season demolishing that resulted in a running clock was a 40-0 decision on senior night over winless Fort Campbell (0-8) last Friday in the Tigers' regular season home finale in Princeton. It was their first shutout since…

Lyon County freshman golfer Cathryn Brown's trip and extended stay at the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Tournament was well earned and won't soon be forgotten. The experience for such a young golfer was enough to celebrate as it were, but…

Webster County's season on the soccer field came to an end at the hands of Madisonville-North Hopkins for a second straight year as the Maroons defeated the Trojans by a score of 10-0 in the first round of the 2nd…

The Webster County boys cross country team had another solid outing this past weekend as the Trojans placed 4th out of 22 high school teams in the Fast Cats Classic at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro on Saturday morning.

After playing through two scrimmages and seven regular-season games, Webster County finally enjoyed a bye week last week for fall break as the Trojans had this past Friday night off.

The fourth-grade female runners from Dawson Springs have struck again. Audrey McCoy, Baylee Swatzell and Ashtyn Swatzell finished in the top 6 on Saturday at the Marshall County Invitational. Their teammates, fifth-graders Hadi Thomas and Jenna Fairchild and fourth-grader Kalyn…

The golf clubs have stopped swinging. The Dawson Springs High School golf team's season has ended at the 2nd Region girls and boys golf tournaments earlier this week.

Building up a high school football program does not happen overnight. It takes small steps to continue to build and develop to get the program where it needs to be.

Both Webster County cross country teams had a solid showing at the Marshall County Invitational on Saturday as the Trojans placed fifth out of 21 teams while the Lady Trojans were ninth out of 20 squads.

Webster County pushed its winning streak to four games last Thursday night with an 8-0 victory at Crittenden County, but the Lady Trojans saw that streak snapped with a heart-breaking 3-2 loss at Fort Campbell on Monday night.

The Webster County volleyball team pushed its winning streak to three games with a win over Ohio County last Tuesday night, but the Lady Trojans saw that streak snapped two days later at the hands of Henderson County as Webster…

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

The women's cross country team at Brescia University started its season on September 7, when the team competed in the Drakes Creek Scramble.

The Midway University men's cross country team returned to action for the second time in 2019 on Saturday when they traveled to the BC Alumni Fields in Berea to compete in the Berea College Mike and Mary Kay Cross Country…

After dropping a heartbreaker to Crittenden County last Monday night, Webster County was able to bounce back with a sweep of Union County on Tuesday night as the Lady Trojans pushed their winning streak over the Bravettes to nine games.

The Webster County boys soccer team has had its struggles through the early parts of this season as the Trojans had not won a game since the season opener against Caldwell County when Lyon County rolled into Dixon last Tuesday…

Friday the 13th is known to bring strange anomalies and trends, and those were both in full form in the football game between Webster County and Fulton County.

Both the Webster County boys and girls cross country teams had an impressive showing in the Mustang Stampede in Muhlenberg County on Saturday morning as both the Trojans and Lady Trojans finished as runner-ups.

Opinion stories from our sister publications

As of earlier this month, the father and political consultant of Kentucky's Democratic secretary of state are headed to federal prison to join the chief deputy of Kentucky's Democratic attorney general and nominee for governor.

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.

The world's first Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1599 in Marseille, France. The first English speaking Chamber was founded in New York City in 1768. Throughout the years, the goal of chambers has been the same - to further…

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

Semple Elementary first-grade teacher Christina Carter read a story to her class about a child who faced stressful events every day, making it hard to focus at school. After the story, she gave her students a prompt - if Ms.…

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.

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).

In recent months, I've been very proud to work on an issue that every Member of Congress can wholeheartedly support - protecting our nation's children from abuse and neglect. The safety and security of some of our most vulnerable members…

While this year's Kentucky Derby lasted about two minutes, controversy surrounding the race is far from being over.

I've never been that great at goodbyes. I don't like the idea of soft-pedaling something or beating around the bush when simplicity will do just as well. I say that to tell you that this will be my last column.…

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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…

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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”?

One of the sure signs of spring around my household is a yard full of dandelions. Some might call them weeds, but I don't like the connotation.

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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.

Living stories from our sister publications

• Four seniors have been recognized for their overall citizenship and school pride.

Halloween pageant participants can wear their Sunday best, fall-theme attire or pageant wear to the annual event at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Dawson Springs Independent Schools multipurpose room. A costume contest for participants will follow the pageant.

Hebrews, chapter eleven, is commonly known as "the faith chapter." The chapter gives a summary of the acts of faith exhibited by some of the Bible's great characters - Noah, Abraham, Moses, and others. Toward the end of the chapter,…

The Registered Dietitians Nutritionists staff at Baptist Health Madisonville has been recognized recently by not just one, but two organizations for Outstanding Preceptors of the Year.

"You will receive power and the Holy Ghost will come upon you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and all Judea and in Samaria and unto the uttermost parts of the earth."

The growing options for outsourcing meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking can be called time-saving blessings or culture-destroying curses. In the end, they're probably a complicated mix of both.

Never in a million years did Mary Ann Brennan Baker think falling into a trashcan would affect her life as much as it has.

The 31st Star Camp Reunion was held Saturday, Sept. 21, at the North Welcome Station in the Lyon County portion of LBL. This year's reunion, organized by Stella Pinnegar Barnett and JBelle Snyder Riggle, was a nice way to end…

The Capps/Littlefield families recently held the annual reunion on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Lion's Club building in Fredonia. The Capps reunion has been held annually since 1996. Due to many being related from the Capps and Littlefield families, the…

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- People who rely on wood stoves to heat their homes in the winter are scrambling to find other options after a U.S. District Court halted tree cutting on large swaths of national forests in the Southwest over…

You know you should have a will, but you keep stalling. No one likes to think about dying or about someone else raising their children. But if you get no further than scribbling notes or thinking about which lawyer to…

Obituaries from our sister publications

Services for Anna Frances Hicks, 84, Princeton, will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Morgan's Funeral Home, Princeton.

Funeral services for Joyce Ann Terrell, 67, Dawson Springs, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Beshear Funeral Home.

A memorial service for Gertrude Stallins Haupt, 88, Dawson Springs, will be at a later date.

A memorial service for Terry Jay Mitchell, 55, Dawson Springs, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Church Xtreme, 128 David Knight Drive, White Plains.

Services for James Earl Hickerson, 74, St. Charles, were Tuesday at Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington.

Sylvia S. Newcom, 81, of Calvert City, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at her home.

James Rome Sample Jr., 93, of Benton, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at 12:50 a.m., at Oakview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Calvert City.

Debbie Thorn Griffin, 65, of Ledbetter, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 12:54 a.m. at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

Virginia Mae Hancock, 79, of Eddyville, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at River’s Bend Retirement Community in Kuttawa.

The funeral for Fredia "Annie" Lockhart, 79, Princeton, was Friday at Morgan's Funeral Home, Princeton.

The funeral for Keith Allen Thomas, 46, Dawson Springs, was Tuesday at Beshear Funeral Home.

A memorial service for Regina Stallins, 67, Benton, formerly of Princeton, was Thursday at Goodman Funeral Home in Princeton.

Services for Richard Eugene Jennings, 61, Dawson Springs, were Wednesday at Morgan's Funeral Home, Princeton.

Lee Townsend, 84, of Clay passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at Ridgewood Terrace in Madisonville.

Services for William H. Eaves, 76, Madisonville, were Monday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home.

Services for Ollie Clinton Bigham, 74, Marion, were Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home.

Murphy "Mickey" Washington Hall Jr., 59, of Providence passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at Baptist Health Hospital. Born April 23, 1960, to the late Murphy and Alice (Brown) Hall.

Dr. William D. (Bill) Keutzer went home to be with the Lord on September 7, 2019. Bill was born July 8, 1931, to Peter and Alice Keutzer in Indianapolis, IN.

Michael Anthony Belle Sr. was born June 22, 1951 to Donald Edward and Joyce Lee Woolfolk Belle in Providence, Kentucky. He passed away on August 31, 2019 at his home with his loving family.

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.