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Since the winter of 1995, the local Warm the Children campaign has raised more than $356,000 to provide new winter clothing for more than 4,090 youngsters from Christian, Todd and Trigg counties.

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Sunday, Nov. 10, officially marked the conclusion of the Oak Grove Racing and Gaming Inaugural Harness Race season.

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After Oak Grove Police cruisers have been overdue for equipment upgrades, the department has been hard at work for the last month upgrading in-car computer equipment, dashboard cameras and body cameras.

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The Oak Grove Committee of the Whole plans to schedule two special sessions to focus on one specific ordinance each following a regular committee meeting Tuesday night.

It is unusual for a school district's transportation director to have a cold-weather event to deal with just two weeks into his tenure, but Caldwell County School District Director of Transportation Bruce McCalister was given a chilly reception as he…

Justin Ramey of Eddyville was named to the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws on Nov. 12 at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention in Lexington.

In the field, a battle buddy helps keep his fellow soldier safe, looking out for dangers and lending a hand in any way possible. But when veterans return home, sometimes carrying scars from things they may have experienced in combat,…

Authorities are searching for an inmate of the Webster County Detention Center after they say he climbed a fence and escaped last Monday afternoon. He was on the lam for 21 hours before anyone noticed that he was missing, and…

Members of the Providence City Council spent over an hour on Monday night learning the series of events that led to the breakdown in relations between the former Providence Fire Department Toys for Tots program and the national United States…

For one Webster County Water District (WCWD) resident, a broken water meter recently resulted in the unthinkable ... a bill for 28 years worth of water service.

Elected officials go about their business from month to month, making decisions that impact the cities they represent, the residents of Webster County and the students who attend public school. But outside of the coverage they get in the local…

Due to a water line break in front of Providence Elementary on Tuesday morning, Webster County officials decided to dismss all six counties school at 12:30 p.m. yesterday. The break was quickly repaired, but required the school to be placed…

Princeton Police and the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office reported few incidents on the road Tuesday following rain and snow overnight Monday. Both law enforcement agencies reported no ice-related accidents and only a few slideoffs and motorist assist calls.

Princeton resident Dwain Wyatt was the winner of the annual Veterans Day recliner giveaway at Cozy Living Interiors and Boutique on Northfield Drive. Wyatt's name was drawn for a new Drakestone rocker recliner with heat and massage made by Ashley…

Shane Allison did not grow up wanting to wear a policeman's uniform; in fact, he had aspirations in college to be an attorney. But a chance conversation at a local restaurant changed that, and at the end of this month,…

Caldwell County Attorney Roy Massey IV told the fiscal court Tuesday that the county is joining with a lawsuit involving opioid abuse.

As Thanksgiving approaches, Princeton families are expressing their gratitude by giving back. Residents are filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world. For many children, it will be the first…

Sports stories from our other publications

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.

As Marissa Austin's high school athletic career comes to an end, she plans to further extend her education and athletic career at Oakland City University.

On Wednesday of last week, Hadlee Carter signed to continue her softball career at Campbellsville University.

Last week Grace Scott, a senior at Webster County High School, signed with Kentucky Wesleyan College to play collegiate softball. She has shown throughout her high school career to be an astounding pitcher and a promising, successful college player.

Six individual state champions since it's conception in 1964, and nearly 60 state placers during that span; this is Caldwell County wrestling.

After the late-October bye week, Caldwell County (7-2) should now be fully rested after Halloween night on Thursday to finish out the 2019 regular season at Trigg County to cap off their second road swing on November 1.

Princeton native, former Caldwell County state champion golfer and Alabama University star Emma Talley stands tied for second place at just two shots behind current leader Muni He of Chengdu, China at the marathon LPGA Q-series as they enter the…

Asked who he thought would be a likely coaching target at Florida State after the Seminoles fired Willie Taggart, ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit said an "obvious" choice would be Kentucky coach Mark Stoops.

ASHBURN, Va. -- When Dwayne Haskins takes the field for the Washington Redskins' first offensive snap Sunday at the Buffalo Bills, he'll be the fourth rookie to start a game in the NFL this season.

The seventh and eighth grade basketball teams at Dawson Springs in both girls and boys action have started their season.

Opinion stories from our sister publications

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.

Democrats statewide are celebrating the apparent unseating of the Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin in Tuesday's election. If there were only one race to win -- and it looks like that will be their only one -- that is the…

On April 22, 1915, Allied soldiers in their trenches in Flanders (a part of Belgium) watched as a mysterious cloud rolled down the hill toward them. It was 150 tons of chlorine gas that would kill nearly everyone in the…

While about 40 million Americans are considered food insecure (they may not know where their next meal will come from), a large amount of food goes to waste in our country.

The changing seasons, spring and autumn, lend themselves to reflection on the rhythm of life. For different reasons, they each are reminders of the Old Testament covenant God made with Noah and "all flesh" on the earth, "While the earth…

Part of my daughter's morning school arrival routine is stopping to say hi to Officer Steve, her school resource officer. And daily, even with all he is managing during morning drop-offs, he never fails to share a smile or a…

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…

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.

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).

Living stories from our sister publications

The fall tag sale sponsored by the Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center is scheduled for Nov. 7, 8 and 9, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Anyone who would like to donate items for the sale should notify Wanda…

The regular monthly meeting of the Hopkins-Muhlenberg Elder Abuse Council is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 9:15 a.m. at the Hopkins County Senior Center located at 200 N. Main Street, Madisonville. For additional information, contact Cindy Tabor at 270-886-9484…

In July, Cathy Lewis received an email from Super Delicious, casting company for Food Network, asking her to submit an audition video to be on the network's Halloween or Holiday Wars.

• 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,…

"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…

Obituaries from our sister publications

A private service for William Everett Lantrip Jr., 82, Madisonville, was Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, Madisonville.

There will be no services at this time for Tawana Hensley Hooper, 69, Princeton.

The funeral for Billy Wayne Chappel, 63, Dawson Springs, was Wednesday afternoon at Beshear Funeral Home.

Graveside services for James Calvert "Jim" Anderson, 83, Princeton, were Nov. 6 at Creekmur Cemetery.

Graveside services for Katherine Allen, 87, Princeton, are at 1 p.m. today at Ilsley Cemetery.

Services for Douglas R. Nichols, 71, Madisonville, will be at 1 p.m. today at Reid-Walters Funeral Home, Earlington.

Funeral services for Lorrie Ann Milan Burke, 52, Princeton, were Thursday at Morgan's Funeral Home.

A funeral for David Lee Hull, 90, Louisville, formerly of Dawson Springs, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Gospel Assembly Church in Dawson Springs.

Services for Elizabeth J. Ford, 88, Earlington, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Reid-Walters Funeral Home.

A prayer service and visitation for Christine Hilwig Parker, 89, were Sunday at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich. A local service was Tuesday at Beshear Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Ray Williams, 80, Princeton, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Morgan's Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Dorothy Carner, 86, Nebo, was Saturday at Harris Funeral Home, Madisonville.

A graveside service for James Alan Bullock, 63, Dawson Springs, was Saturday at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

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.

Bennie Louisa Weldon Montgomery went home to her lord and savior on Thursday May 2, 2019 at the age of 60. She was born in Webster County Kentucky on November 27, 1958 to the late Henry James Weldon and Dorothadean…

Betty Sue Goode, 70 of Evansville, passed away Thursday, November 8,

Funeral services for Mildred Pauline Hawkins Davis, 93, Madisonville are at 2 p.m. today at Reid-Walters Funeral Home, Earlington.