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‘Woodsongs’ host to take Pennington stage

His voice has been compared to John Denver, his showmanship compared to Garrison Keillor; and on June 4, Michael Johnathon, the famed host of “Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour,” will take the stage for the 19th annual Pennington Festival.

Wednesday 04/27/2016
Road blocked... Teen hurt in I-69 crash Sunday
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 12:00 am

A crash on Interstate 69 near Princeton Sunday morning injured a Henderson County woman, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office reported.

City suspends Eagles license
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 12:00 am

City officials have indefinitely suspended a local club’s license to sell alcoholic beverages, a move due in part to the club’s lack of payment on a month’s worth of fees in 2015.

Plant Board discusses Peabody bankruptcy
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 12:00 am

A major coal company’s pursuit of federal bankruptcy protection is not expected to have a significant impact on operations at the Prairie State Energy Campus, the Illinois coal plant in which the Prince­ton Electric Plant Board holds an ownership stake.

‘America the Beautiful’ series Cumberland Gap quarter released
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 10:20 am

About two weeks ago, the U.S. Mint released a quarter featuring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park as part of its new “America the Beautiful” Quarters Program.

Disturbance complaint leads to pair of arrests Saturday
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 10:16 am

A disturbance complaint on Hopkinsville Street Saturday led to the arrests of two individuals on drug charges.

Lyon crash injures Murray driver
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 10:18 am

A Murray man was injured Monday night in a crash west of Kuttawa in Lyon County.

Special Olympics supporters...
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 12:00 am
Farewell tour... ‘Mamma Mia!’ begins TPAC run
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 12:00 am

I must confess, when I first went to see this show, I took my daughter and we went with the full intent of making a joke out of it. Having grown up on ABBA music, I’d considered myself too hip to be a fan. But, as often happens, the joke was on me. 

Lake Barkley Chamber spotlight: Shooters Supply featured
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 10:21 am

Shooters Supply of Eddyville opened in August 2014. We saw the opportunity to serve the area, which led to the opening of the new location. “The business wanted to reach people who didn’t have the opportunity to drive to its location in Paducah,” said owner Lynn McCutchen.

Alzheimer’s license plate signup deadline extended
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 12:00 am

Kentucky drivers have an opportunity to support the state Alzheimer’s association and help raise awareness of the disease by purchasing a specialty license plate.

Chamber Picnic set downtown
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 12:00 am

The Princeton/Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Picnic in the Park is scheduled Tuesday, May 10.

McDonald’s celebrates...
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 12:00 am
Senior cap, gown delivery set
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 12:00 am

Caldwell County High School seniors will receive their caps and gowns for commencement on Friday, May 6, during lunch.

▼ district court, Caldwell County, April 25
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 12:00 am

Forty-four cases were on the calendar Monday, April 25, when Judge Jill Clark took the bench for this session of District Court.

Saturday 04/23/2016
Board approves Students to end school year May 20
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

County school board members approved a plan this week keeping local students’ last day of school as Friday, May 20.

Energy proposal shared with city, county officials
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

A proposed plan for long-term energy efficiency projects was presented this week to city and county leaders by a University of Kentucky consultant.

Project Graduation donor deadline set
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

Project Graduation for Caldwell County’s graduating seniors is one month away and organizers are hoping donations keep coming in until the May 2 deadline.

Earth Day observed...
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am
GATE choir in concert...
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am
Marshals warn of phone scam
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

The U.S. Marshals Service has received several phone calls from residents who have received phone calls from a person stating they are a U.S. Marshal and threating arrest if a “fine” is not paid.

Magistrates warned of impact of state funding cuts on jails
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

Cuts in state funding in the year ahead could have a significant impact on operations at the Caldwell County Jail, county officials learned this week.

McClearn retiring as KYTC engineer
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

Kevin McClearn, chief district engineer for the District 2 office of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Department of Highways is retiring effective Friday, April 29.

Bevin alleges impropriety: Investigator hired in corruption probe
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

Finance and Administration Secretary William M. Landrum III Thursday announced the appointment of Kenneth F. Bohac as the Finance Cabinet’s Inspector General, effective May 2. Bohac has a 21-year history with the U.S. Marshals Service, most recently serving as U.S. Marshal for Central District of Illinois.

State police, DEA plan ‘Take Back’ drive
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

Kentucky State Police (KSP) is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in a “Take Back” drug collection, a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.

Atmos officials remind public to call 811 before digging
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

Atmos Energy’s natural gas pipelines are damaged, on average, 235 times each year in Kentucky.

State secures $100K grant toward career readiness
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

The Kentucky Department of Education recently announced it has secured a $100,000 grant to develop a detailed career-readiness action plan, an essential step to expanding economic opportunity for young people across our state.

Highway paint work scheduled in region
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet launched a round of pavement striping in area counties this week.

Radio auction draws interest...
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am
West Kentucky ATV joins Chamber...
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am
Big hit: La Grange police set up Internet purchase exchange site
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

La Grange Police have created an Internet purchase exchange location to ensure the safety of residents hoping to sell or buy items through arrangements made online.

Police investigate Traffic stop leads to arrest
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

A Princeton man was arrested Wednesday after a traffic stop by Princeton Police Department officers.

▼ district court — Caldwell County, April 21
Posted: April 23, 2016 - 12:00 am

Four cases were on the calendar Thursday, April 21, when Judge James R. Redd III took the bench for this session of District Court.

Wednesday 04/20/2016
Council pursuing trash contract review
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 12:00 am

Concerns with changes to trash pickup policies in the city are leading local officials to pursue a contract review with Freedom Waste Service executives.

Magistrates hear state paving plan
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 12:00 am

Sections of two rural county highways are scheduled for resurfacing this year, state transportation officials announced to local magistrates Tuesday.

Motorist credited for aid in crash
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 12:00 am

A newspaper delivery employee is being credited for helping rescue a Prince­ton woman from a burning car after a crash in the county Saturday morning.

Reopening Saturday: Major McDonald’s remodel in final stages
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 12:00 am

A major facelift under way for the past two months at Princeton’s McDonald’s restaurant will be unveiled to the community this weekend.

CCES makes Earth Day grocery bags for Food Giant
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 12:00 am

Caldwell County Elementary School students are counting down to Earth Day, which is Friday, April 22.

KSP seeking info on Lyon home burglary
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 12:00 am

Kentucky State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in gathering information on a burglary reported in Lyon County.

Budget agreement caps 2016 session
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 10:00 am

As midnight approach­ed last Friday, the 2016 Regular Session of the General Assembly ad­journed for the final time. House Bill 303, the Exe­cutive Branch Budget bill for the biennium, was passed and sent to the governor — as were a number of other bills, including the six-year road plan. With passage of HB-303, we avoided the prospect of a special session for the purpose of passing a state budget. I voted yes on HB-303.

County Democratic convention held; delegates elected for state meetings
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 9:47 am

The Caldwell County Democratic Convention was held Saturday, April 16, at the Caldwell County Courthouse.

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