The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts applications for the class of 2023 will open from Thursday, Oct. 6, until Jan. 8, 2023. Any high school sophomore or junior in Kentucky may apply. Interested students may apply at kentuckygsa.org.

The Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce is inviting residents to “Keep the Cheer Here” this holiday season by encouraging them to shop, dine and support local. The campaign runs from Nov. 3 through Dec. 26.

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FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has issued an annual Antler Alert to remind drivers that the peak season for deer-vehicle collisions has arrived, since about half of all such crashes occur during the last three months of the year.

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There was a special presentation at the Eddyville City Council meeting on Monday evening, where Officer Shannon Oliver presented Mittie McMichael with a Lifesaving Award on behalf of the department.

The George Coon Public Library in Princeton is offering several opportunities for people in the community to get involved this October. From children to adults and everything in between, there’s something for everyone.

It’s almost time for Caldwell Medical Center’s Annual Community Health Festival. The center will be partnering with Planters Bank to provide easily accessible health screenings and family fun for all ages.

As of Oct. 1, fall burn restrictions are officially in place. According to the Kuttawa Volunteer Fire Department, conditions are extremely dry, and a total burn ban may be implemented soon.

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U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced last week that the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works voted to approve the nomination of Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White to the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors. The nomination of White n…

• On Sept. 30, at 8:40 p.m., while on patrol, Deputy Kenneth Vincent observed a vehicle cross the center line and conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of KY HWY 128 and 91. The sheriff’s office said that, upon further investigation, Deputy Vincent charged and arrested Joey Lamb, 42…

On Sept. 27, around 5:34 p.m., Princeton police officers received a call of a stabbing in the 300 block of North Seminary Street. Police said an officer arrived on scene and found the victim, Joseph D. Traylor, 45, of Princeton, laying on North Seminary Street with a stab wound to the chest.

Kentucky State Police will do traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 2 district to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws, including driving under the influence statutes. KSP uses traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists using the public roadways and…

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On Saturday, Oct. 1, many members of the Heroes of 76 degree from all across the United States gathered in Princeton at Cedar Hill Cemetery to lay a wreath at the grave of Thomas Jefferson Flournoy.

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The 84th annual Aldridge Family Reunion was held Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Lee S. Jones community center in Eddyville. Approximately 21 people attended. Reunions are held each year on the Sunday before Labor Day at the same site. Balloons were released by the attendees in memory of ancestors, r…

Lawmakers and tourism officials celebrate the $75 million boost at the Frankfort press conference Thursday.

FRANKFORT — State Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, was joined by fellow lawmakers Thursday on the front steps of the State Capitol for a ceremonial presentation of $75 million to representatives of Kentucky’s tourism and travel industry.

There will be a seminar titled “Breaking the Chains” from Life Controlling Issues early next month. The free seminar will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Princeton Tourism Center.

Cattle producers have two opportunities this fall to learn more about profitable grazing systems. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, with the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council and the UK Master Grazer Program, will offer the Kentucky Fall Grazing Con…

Domestic violence takes place in our nation every minute of every day, occurring just about every 15 seconds. Most Americans don’t realize just how real domestic violence is and how many lives are affected by it.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced on Wednesday that the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) will award $1,686,338 to four projects in western Kentucky through the States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP).

Caldwell County Homemakers gathered for the 2022 annual banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Extension Office in Princeton. A good crowd attended the dinner and awards banquet.

Governor Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman urged every Kentuckian to be alert as fall wildfire hazard season in Kentucky today, bringing outdoor burning restrictions to the state.

The Caldwell County Fiscal Court held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 27 at 9 a.m. Items on the agenda included approval of the new Hyper Reach contract and the LTRG budget agreement.

• On Sept. 24, at 4:18 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of North McNary and West Main Street. Investigation revealed that a white 2012 GMC Sierra driven by Drake Hagan, 18, of Marion, was traveling south on North McNary when he apparently …

Jailer Jon Pettit told the Caldwell County Fiscal Court Tuesday the last two jail inspections went perfectly.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced on Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will distribute $20 million to build temporary grain storage facilities in areas affected by last year’s tornadoes, including western Kentucky.

Heath High School shooter Michael Carneal (right) appears via videoconference Monday, as the Kentucky Parole Board (left) announces that Carneal must serve out the remainder of his life sentence with no further opportunities for parole.

Victim advocate Sara Hartery (left), with the McCracken County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, hugs former Heath High School student Keri Harris on Monday, Sept. 26, following the announcement that Heath High School shooter Michael Carneal will have to serve out his life sentence with no f…

• On Sept. 24, at 9:07 p.m., while on patrol, a Caldwell County Deputy Kenneth Vincent observed a vehicle speeding near the 14000 block of Hopkinsville Road and did a traffic stop. The sheriff’s office said that, upon further investigation, Deputy Vincent charged and arrested Javonte Riley, …

• On Sept. 22, at 10:12 p.m., officers arrested Christopher A. Johnston, 32, of Princeton, on two Caldwell County bench warrants charging him with two counts of probation violation on felony offenses, according to police.

This Saturday, Oct. 1, the Heroes of ‘76 Centennial Celebration will visit the Cedar Hill Cemetery. This is a part of a memorial celebration by the Masonic Clarksville Lodge 89, featuring wreath-laying ceremonies and a special dinner.

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes at Woodlands Nature Station invites families to celebrate Wolf Week on Oct. 1-7 and the Woolly Bear Festival on Oct. 8-9, with festivities occurring each day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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PADUCAH — While ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecological cancer and ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, many women don’t know they have ovarian cancer until it’s reached an advanced stage.

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PADUCAH — After two years of scaled-back events, new organizers and a new layout, and temperatures around 100 degrees during setup, some nerves were on edge as this year’s Barbecue on the River prepared to kick off.

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FRANKFORT — Following the tornado outbreak in western Kentucky last December and eastern Kentucky’s historic flooding in July, Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Thursday, Sept. 22 the formation of a permanent group to deal with those types of emergencies.

Planters Bank has recently announced the kickoff of its annual Season of Giving, and 12 area organizations throughout western Kentucky and Tennessee will be supported through the giving campaign.

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Carolyn Traum played the part of Nannie Darby at last Saturday’s Ghost Walk event sponsored by the Caldwell County Genealogy Society. This was the 14th year the group had the walk, with nearly 300 people taking the tour ... walking through Princeton’s Cedar Hill Cemetery and listening to “th…

Jon Pettit officially announced his retirement at the Caldwell County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday morning, Sept. 27. He expressed his appreciation for the support he had received over the years in his service to the county.

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PADUCAH — For the nearly 25 years since her sister was killed at Heath High School in West Paducah, Christina Ellegood has ridden a roller coaster — not only the tidal patterns of grief abating and returning, but the recurring anxiety that her sister’s killer could eventually be released.

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Caldwell County Jailer Jon Pettit announced Tuesday, Sept. 27 during the Fiscal Court meeting that he will be retiring from the position, which he’s held since 2011. Pettit shared with the Times Leader that he felt he had accomplished everything possible.

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“Long COVID” may not be fully defined yet, but it affects 4 to 7% of the U.S. population and will have a major impact on our economy and health systems, according to research presented at the recent HealthWatch USA conference.

On Friday morning, Kentucky State Police announced that KSP Post 1 received a call from the Kentucky State Penitentiary on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in reference to a report of sexual conduct between an inmate and a correctional officer.

At the school board meeting Monday evening, Caldwell County Schools recognized Magen Woods as the September recipient of the Tiger Testimonial Award. “Mrs. Woods, the impact you have on those around you makes a difference. Thank you for going above and beyond in everything you do for our stu…

• On Sept. 20, at 11:10 p.m., officers observed Brian K. Odom, 39, of Eddyville, walking on Marion Road near the I-69 ramp. He was later charged with resisting arrest and fleeing or evading police, second-degree, according to police. He was also served with a Crittenden County arrest warrant…

Still recovering from the December 2021 tornadoes, Beef Bash 2022 will take place Oct. 20 at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton.

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There was a special presentation at the Eddyville City Council meeting on Monday evening, where Officer Shannon Oliver presented Mittie McMichael with a Lifesaving Award on behalf of the department.

The George Coon Public Library in Princeton is offering several opportunities for people in the community to get involved this October. From children to adults and everything in between, there’s something for everyone.

It’s almost time for Caldwell Medical Center’s Annual Community Health Festival. The center will be partnering with Planters Bank to provide easily accessible health screenings and family fun for all ages.

As of Oct. 1, fall burn restrictions are officially in place. According to the Kuttawa Volunteer Fire Department, conditions are extremely dry, and a total burn ban may be implemented soon.

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U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced last week that the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works voted to approve the nomination of Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White to the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors. The nomination of White n…

• On Sept. 30, at 8:40 p.m., while on patrol, Deputy Kenneth Vincent observed a vehicle cross the center line and conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of KY HWY 128 and 91. The sheriff’s office said that, upon further investigation, Deputy Vincent charged and arrested Joey Lamb, 42…

On Sept. 27, around 5:34 p.m., Princeton police officers received a call of a stabbing in the 300 block of North Seminary Street. Police said an officer arrived on scene and found the victim, Joseph D. Traylor, 45, of Princeton, laying on North Seminary Street with a stab wound to the chest.

Kentucky State Police will do traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 2 district to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws, including driving under the influence statutes. KSP uses traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists using the public roadways and…

top story
  • Updated

On Saturday, Oct. 1, many members of the Heroes of 76 degree from all across the United States gathered in Princeton at Cedar Hill Cemetery to lay a wreath at the grave of Thomas Jefferson Flournoy.

  • Updated

The 84th annual Aldridge Family Reunion was held Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Lee S. Jones community center in Eddyville. Approximately 21 people attended. Reunions are held each year on the Sunday before Labor Day at the same site. Balloons were released by the attendees in memory of ancestors, r…

Lawmakers and tourism officials celebrate the $75 million boost at the Frankfort press conference Thursday.

FRANKFORT — State Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, was joined by fellow lawmakers Thursday on the front steps of the State Capitol for a ceremonial presentation of $75 million to representatives of Kentucky’s tourism and travel industry.

There will be a seminar titled “Breaking the Chains” from Life Controlling Issues early next month. The free seminar will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Princeton Tourism Center.

Cattle producers have two opportunities this fall to learn more about profitable grazing systems. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, with the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council and the UK Master Grazer Program, will offer the Kentucky Fall Grazing Con…

Domestic violence takes place in our nation every minute of every day, occurring just about every 15 seconds. Most Americans don’t realize just how real domestic violence is and how many lives are affected by it.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced on Wednesday that the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) will award $1,686,338 to four projects in western Kentucky through the States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP).

Caldwell County Homemakers gathered for the 2022 annual banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Extension Office in Princeton. A good crowd attended the dinner and awards banquet.

Governor Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman urged every Kentuckian to be alert as fall wildfire hazard season in Kentucky today, bringing outdoor burning restrictions to the state.

The Caldwell County Fiscal Court held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 27 at 9 a.m. Items on the agenda included approval of the new Hyper Reach contract and the LTRG budget agreement.

• On Sept. 24, at 4:18 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of North McNary and West Main Street. Investigation revealed that a white 2012 GMC Sierra driven by Drake Hagan, 18, of Marion, was traveling south on North McNary when he apparently …

Jailer Jon Pettit told the Caldwell County Fiscal Court Tuesday the last two jail inspections went perfectly.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced on Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will distribute $20 million to build temporary grain storage facilities in areas affected by last year’s tornadoes, including western Kentucky.

Heath High School shooter Michael Carneal (right) appears via videoconference Monday, as the Kentucky Parole Board (left) announces that Carneal must serve out the remainder of his life sentence with no further opportunities for parole.

Victim advocate Sara Hartery (left), with the McCracken County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, hugs former Heath High School student Keri Harris on Monday, Sept. 26, following the announcement that Heath High School shooter Michael Carneal will have to serve out his life sentence with no f…

• On Sept. 24, at 9:07 p.m., while on patrol, a Caldwell County Deputy Kenneth Vincent observed a vehicle speeding near the 14000 block of Hopkinsville Road and did a traffic stop. The sheriff’s office said that, upon further investigation, Deputy Vincent charged and arrested Javonte Riley, …

• On Sept. 22, at 10:12 p.m., officers arrested Christopher A. Johnston, 32, of Princeton, on two Caldwell County bench warrants charging him with two counts of probation violation on felony offenses, according to police.

This Saturday, Oct. 1, the Heroes of ‘76 Centennial Celebration will visit the Cedar Hill Cemetery. This is a part of a memorial celebration by the Masonic Clarksville Lodge 89, featuring wreath-laying ceremonies and a special dinner.

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes at Woodlands Nature Station invites families to celebrate Wolf Week on Oct. 1-7 and the Woolly Bear Festival on Oct. 8-9, with festivities occurring each day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

editor's pick

PADUCAH — While ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecological cancer and ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, many women don’t know they have ovarian cancer until it’s reached an advanced stage.

editor's pick

PADUCAH — After two years of scaled-back events, new organizers and a new layout, and temperatures around 100 degrees during setup, some nerves were on edge as this year’s Barbecue on the River prepared to kick off.

editor's pick

FRANKFORT — Following the tornado outbreak in western Kentucky last December and eastern Kentucky’s historic flooding in July, Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Thursday, Sept. 22 the formation of a permanent group to deal with those types of emergencies.

Planters Bank has recently announced the kickoff of its annual Season of Giving, and 12 area organizations throughout western Kentucky and Tennessee will be supported through the giving campaign.

editor's pick

Carolyn Traum played the part of Nannie Darby at last Saturday’s Ghost Walk event sponsored by the Caldwell County Genealogy Society. This was the 14th year the group had the walk, with nearly 300 people taking the tour ... walking through Princeton’s Cedar Hill Cemetery and listening to “th…

Jon Pettit officially announced his retirement at the Caldwell County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday morning, Sept. 27. He expressed his appreciation for the support he had received over the years in his service to the county.

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PADUCAH — For the nearly 25 years since her sister was killed at Heath High School in West Paducah, Christina Ellegood has ridden a roller coaster — not only the tidal patterns of grief abating and returning, but the recurring anxiety that her sister’s killer could eventually be released.

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  • Updated

Caldwell County Jailer Jon Pettit announced Tuesday, Sept. 27 during the Fiscal Court meeting that he will be retiring from the position, which he’s held since 2011. Pettit shared with the Times Leader that he felt he had accomplished everything possible.

editor's pick

“Long COVID” may not be fully defined yet, but it affects 4 to 7% of the U.S. population and will have a major impact on our economy and health systems, according to research presented at the recent HealthWatch USA conference.

On Friday morning, Kentucky State Police announced that KSP Post 1 received a call from the Kentucky State Penitentiary on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in reference to a report of sexual conduct between an inmate and a correctional officer.

At the school board meeting Monday evening, Caldwell County Schools recognized Magen Woods as the September recipient of the Tiger Testimonial Award. “Mrs. Woods, the impact you have on those around you makes a difference. Thank you for going above and beyond in everything you do for our stu…

• On Sept. 20, at 11:10 p.m., officers observed Brian K. Odom, 39, of Eddyville, walking on Marion Road near the I-69 ramp. He was later charged with resisting arrest and fleeing or evading police, second-degree, according to police. He was also served with a Crittenden County arrest warrant…

Still recovering from the December 2021 tornadoes, Beef Bash 2022 will take place Oct. 20 at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton.

• On Sept. 20, at 9:05 p.m., Caldwell County Sheriff Deputy Kenneth Vincent served and arrested Juan Rosales, 21, of Princeton, on a McCracken County District Court warrant of arrest on fleeing or evading police, first-degree (motor vehicle), failure to or improper signal, excessive windshie…

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Judicial Commission on Mental Health held its first meeting on Thursday, discussing how to carry out its charge to help people involved with the justice system who are also dealing with mental health issues, substance use or intellectual disabilities.

Earlier this week, Caldwell County Schools announced that it became aware Sept. 20 of an alleged threat against the middle school. While it was determined that no threat was found, the school indicated it would have an increased police presence Wednesday at the middle school.

The Caldwell County Ducks Unlimited chapter is hard at work preparing for the annual banquet. This year’s event will be held Oct. 8 at Southside Baptist Church Life Center, 205 Nichols St., Princeton. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Eddyville resident Connie White visited the Cancer Patient Resource Room located in the Ray & Kay Eckstein Regional Cancer Care Center at Baptist Health Paducah while undergoing cancer treatment. At this visit, White discovered the port pillow, but it was the last one. She decided to tak…

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Gov. Andy Beshear presented $30 million in funding to help the southern Pennyrile region build a critical natural gas pipeline to support rapid business growth.

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FRANKFORT — After seeing sharp drops last week, the has been a slight rebound in new cases and deaths, but a huge drop in the positivity rate and hospitalizations, according to the Department for Public Health’s weekly COVID-19 report, issued Monday afternoon.