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During the recent seventh annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Program Caldwell County students and the keynote speaker were honored. The students participated in art and essay contests. The winners, seen pictured at front left, are Selebrity Redd, Camery Maxwell (center left), Addiso…

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The Biden administration’s at-home coronavirus test program launched on Wednesday, designed to increase access to testing for many Americans.

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After moving to the old Save-A-Lot building, the Emergency Operations Center has transformed into the Pastors Together for Western Kentucky Disaster Response, meeting the community’s needs and preparing for the next phase in disaster operations.

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One month into the cleanup and recovery stage, the Caldwell County Fiscal Court met on Jan. 11 to discuss and vote on an emergency ordinance.

Eleven Defendants entered a guilty plea in Caldwell County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Jan. 4, before Judge C.A. Woodall III.

The U.S. Small Business Administration encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for physical damage disaster loans before the Feb. 10 deadline.

On Jan. 19, at 1:29 a.m., while on patrol, Deputy Jeremy Kolba observed a subject driving on Marion Road with one headlight and conducted a traffic stop. Upon further investigation, Kolba charged and arrested Sammy Gipson, 58, of Princeton, with one headlight, failure of non-owner operator t…

As a diehard UK fan dating back to the early 1960s, I’ve had my share of heroes in that famed basketball program. Certainly Joe B. Hall, who died Saturday at age 93, will rank high on that list. But it might not be for the reasons you would expect.

The U.S. Small Business Administration encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for physical damage disaster loans before the Feb. 10 deadline. Anyone in the declared counties in Kentucky with damages caused by the severe storms, st…

Quinn Homemakers met on Jan. 12 at Roberts Farms. The December meetings are lesson free to allow clubs to celebrate Christmas. The Quinn club met in December for a potluck at Roberts Farms. In lieu of exchanging gifts, club members donated $10 each to ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer and the p…

Anyone interested in running for county or state office has a little more time to file. The original filing deadline was Jan. 5, but legislation was passed to extend that deadline to Jan. 25.

Morgan Fagan and Benji Kilgore annouce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The wedding will be held Saturday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Princeton.

The 7th annual Martin Luther King Jr community program was held Monday at Central Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Donna Webster, Central Presbyterian Church, welcomed all to the program. Mayor Kota Young spoke, followed by a prayer by Brandon Sigler, Youth Pastor at Christ Tabernacle.

Murray State University announces Fall 2021 Dean’s List recipients. Murray State University has announced its Dean’s List recipients for the Fall 2021 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the University’s undergraduate students.

University of Kentucky specialists will discuss the latest research on integrated pest management during the IPM Training School. The one-day school is March 9 beginning at 8 a.m. CT at the Christian County Extension office in Hopkinsville. Participants may also join via Zoom.

• Jan. 13, at 3:37 p.m., officers arrested Christina L. Davis, 40, of Princeton, on a Caldwell County bench warrant charging her with a probation violation for a felony offense.

On Jan. 14, 2022, at 1:36 p.m., Caldwell County Sheriff’s Deputy Evan Head served and arrested Angelica Bussell, 29, of Princeton, on Caldwell County Circuit Court bench warrants for probation violation on criminal trespassing and two Caldwell County District Court bench warrants for failure…

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Members of the Caldwell County Tigers display their hardware as runners-up in the recent Region 2 All A championship game against Lyon County. Story on page B1.

Caldwell County Sheriff’s deputies Tony Noel and Shawn Young were among the investigators who responded to the scene of a robbery at Fredonia Valley Bank on Cassidy Avenue in Fredonia Monday morning. Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the robbery.

Several Kentucky counties affected by the December 2021 storms that produced tornadoes and high winds in western Kentucky are now eligible for low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Agricultural (USDA), Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles recently announced.

MAYFIELD — Stories that have risen from the ashes of the tornadoes that swept through western and central Kentucky three weeks ago continue to touch lives from all over. They are heartbreaking and sometimes miraculous at the same time.

Jan. 10, at 7:17 p.m., Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Cromwell Cemetery Road in reference to a prowler complaint. Upon arriving at the scene and further investigation, Deputy Evan Head charged and arrested Michael Board, 51, Fredonia, with possession of a controlled su…

Generators are emergency equipment that provide a secondary source of power when there is an electric failure. Many survivors in Kentucky are using portable generators because of power failure in the wake of the Dec. 10 storms and tornadoes. Generators can be helpful during a power outage, b…

Jan. 11, at 2:49 p.m., officers served a Caldwell County indictment warrant at the jail to Andrew E. Burks, 36, of Princeton, charging him with burglary, third degree, criminal mischief, second degree, and persistent felony offender I.

Disaster survivors from Graves and Spencer counties who are rebuilding and repairing their homes after the Dec. 10 tornadoes and severe storms, can visit Lowe’s or Home Depot stores to get free hazard mitigation advice from FEMA mitigation representatives.

Cleanup from the Dec. 10 tornado continues as homes severely damaged have been demolished leaving the landscape changed. Work continues as dump trucks can be seen hauling off debris, and many yards have been cleaned and left bare.

FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear signed into law on Thursday a bill providing emergency relief to the areas of western Kentucky that were ravaged by an outbreak of tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather, Dec. 10-11.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined officials from Caldwell County and the city of Princeton to launch an emergency contractor registration program to register contractors looking to assist Kentuckians affected by recent storms and tornadoes. The program aims to prevent “fly-…

Deed transactions for transfer of property have been recorded in Caldwell County Clerk Toni Watson’s office

Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray has extended for another month an official order temporarily suspending certain restrictions on motor carriers engaged in restoring power, clearing debris and delivering fuel to areas stricken by the Dec. 10, 2022 outbreak of tornados and other seve…

December is one of the busiest times of the year for cattle producers, with the onset of breeding season for fall-calving herds, winter feeding and the holidays. But the monster tornadoes that ravaged the Bluegrass State in early December threw a wrench in all of that.

Madisonville Community College has announced the Fall 2021 Dean’s List. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher in 12 credit hours of non-developmental coursework, above the 100-level.

The Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program has selected 22 individuals for its Class 13. Housed in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the program offers an intensive, leadership development experience for young farmers and individuals in agriculture-re…

A hearty beef stew is just what is called for on a cold snowy day. This recipe is easily made by using the crockpot. Add some cornbread or garlic bread and you have a meal. For a twist on things, serve the stew over rice, or mashed potatoes. Let your imagination take hold and make it your own.

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Caldwell County Elementary School Principal Malissa Thomas was selected by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators to join the 2022 Class of Kentucky Women in Education Leadership in December 2021.

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January marks School Board Recognition Month in Kentucky. Caldwell County Board of Education is served by Stacy Brantley, Kim Cook, Stephanie Feagan, Tim Kennaday, and Anna Ray.

Jan. 5, at 11:42 p.m., Caldwell County sheriff’s deputy Jeremy Kolba served Emmett Law, 44, of Madisonville, a Caldwell County District Court bench warrant for failure to appear on theft by unlawful taking, fraudulent use of a credit card, and receiving stolen property under $55. Law was arr…

Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz, is hosting an exhibition featuring the paintings of Clell Calhoun. The Cadiz painters’ work consists of Framed Oil and Acrylic Paintings that show Calhoun’s style and eye for capturing the local and regional beauty of western Kentucky, many are for sale.

Jan. 7, at 7:44 a.m., officers responded to a hit-and-run collision that occurred near the 500 block of Cave Street. Officers were told that a gray pickup truck had struck a parked Chrysler 300 and left without notifying the owner. Officers located the described vehicle on North Plum Street …

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Eleven Defendants entered a guilty plea in Caldwell County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Jan. 4, before Judge C.A. Woodall III.

The U.S. Small Business Administration encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for physical damage disaster loans before the Feb. 10 deadline.

On Jan. 19, at 1:29 a.m., while on patrol, Deputy Jeremy Kolba observed a subject driving on Marion Road with one headlight and conducted a traffic stop. Upon further investigation, Kolba charged and arrested Sammy Gipson, 58, of Princeton, with one headlight, failure of non-owner operator t…

As a diehard UK fan dating back to the early 1960s, I’ve had my share of heroes in that famed basketball program. Certainly Joe B. Hall, who died Saturday at age 93, will rank high on that list. But it might not be for the reasons you would expect.

The U.S. Small Business Administration encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for physical damage disaster loans before the Feb. 10 deadline. Anyone in the declared counties in Kentucky with damages caused by the severe storms, st…

Quinn Homemakers met on Jan. 12 at Roberts Farms. The December meetings are lesson free to allow clubs to celebrate Christmas. The Quinn club met in December for a potluck at Roberts Farms. In lieu of exchanging gifts, club members donated $10 each to ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer and the p…

Anyone interested in running for county or state office has a little more time to file. The original filing deadline was Jan. 5, but legislation was passed to extend that deadline to Jan. 25.

Morgan Fagan and Benji Kilgore annouce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The wedding will be held Saturday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Princeton.

The 7th annual Martin Luther King Jr community program was held Monday at Central Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Donna Webster, Central Presbyterian Church, welcomed all to the program. Mayor Kota Young spoke, followed by a prayer by Brandon Sigler, Youth Pastor at Christ Tabernacle.

Murray State University announces Fall 2021 Dean’s List recipients. Murray State University has announced its Dean’s List recipients for the Fall 2021 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the University’s undergraduate students.

University of Kentucky specialists will discuss the latest research on integrated pest management during the IPM Training School. The one-day school is March 9 beginning at 8 a.m. CT at the Christian County Extension office in Hopkinsville. Participants may also join via Zoom.

• Jan. 13, at 3:37 p.m., officers arrested Christina L. Davis, 40, of Princeton, on a Caldwell County bench warrant charging her with a probation violation for a felony offense.

On Jan. 14, 2022, at 1:36 p.m., Caldwell County Sheriff’s Deputy Evan Head served and arrested Angelica Bussell, 29, of Princeton, on Caldwell County Circuit Court bench warrants for probation violation on criminal trespassing and two Caldwell County District Court bench warrants for failure…

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Members of the Caldwell County Tigers display their hardware as runners-up in the recent Region 2 All A championship game against Lyon County. Story on page B1.

Caldwell County Sheriff’s deputies Tony Noel and Shawn Young were among the investigators who responded to the scene of a robbery at Fredonia Valley Bank on Cassidy Avenue in Fredonia Monday morning. Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the robbery.

Several Kentucky counties affected by the December 2021 storms that produced tornadoes and high winds in western Kentucky are now eligible for low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Agricultural (USDA), Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles recently announced.

MAYFIELD — Stories that have risen from the ashes of the tornadoes that swept through western and central Kentucky three weeks ago continue to touch lives from all over. They are heartbreaking and sometimes miraculous at the same time.

Jan. 10, at 7:17 p.m., Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Cromwell Cemetery Road in reference to a prowler complaint. Upon arriving at the scene and further investigation, Deputy Evan Head charged and arrested Michael Board, 51, Fredonia, with possession of a controlled su…

Generators are emergency equipment that provide a secondary source of power when there is an electric failure. Many survivors in Kentucky are using portable generators because of power failure in the wake of the Dec. 10 storms and tornadoes. Generators can be helpful during a power outage, b…

Jan. 11, at 2:49 p.m., officers served a Caldwell County indictment warrant at the jail to Andrew E. Burks, 36, of Princeton, charging him with burglary, third degree, criminal mischief, second degree, and persistent felony offender I.

Disaster survivors from Graves and Spencer counties who are rebuilding and repairing their homes after the Dec. 10 tornadoes and severe storms, can visit Lowe’s or Home Depot stores to get free hazard mitigation advice from FEMA mitigation representatives.

Cleanup from the Dec. 10 tornado continues as homes severely damaged have been demolished leaving the landscape changed. Work continues as dump trucks can be seen hauling off debris, and many yards have been cleaned and left bare.

FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear signed into law on Thursday a bill providing emergency relief to the areas of western Kentucky that were ravaged by an outbreak of tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather, Dec. 10-11.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined officials from Caldwell County and the city of Princeton to launch an emergency contractor registration program to register contractors looking to assist Kentuckians affected by recent storms and tornadoes. The program aims to prevent “fly-…

Deed transactions for transfer of property have been recorded in Caldwell County Clerk Toni Watson’s office

Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray has extended for another month an official order temporarily suspending certain restrictions on motor carriers engaged in restoring power, clearing debris and delivering fuel to areas stricken by the Dec. 10, 2022 outbreak of tornados and other seve…

December is one of the busiest times of the year for cattle producers, with the onset of breeding season for fall-calving herds, winter feeding and the holidays. But the monster tornadoes that ravaged the Bluegrass State in early December threw a wrench in all of that.

Madisonville Community College has announced the Fall 2021 Dean’s List. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher in 12 credit hours of non-developmental coursework, above the 100-level.

The Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program has selected 22 individuals for its Class 13. Housed in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the program offers an intensive, leadership development experience for young farmers and individuals in agriculture-re…

A hearty beef stew is just what is called for on a cold snowy day. This recipe is easily made by using the crockpot. Add some cornbread or garlic bread and you have a meal. For a twist on things, serve the stew over rice, or mashed potatoes. Let your imagination take hold and make it your own.

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Caldwell County Elementary School Principal Malissa Thomas was selected by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators to join the 2022 Class of Kentucky Women in Education Leadership in December 2021.

editor's pick

January marks School Board Recognition Month in Kentucky. Caldwell County Board of Education is served by Stacy Brantley, Kim Cook, Stephanie Feagan, Tim Kennaday, and Anna Ray.

Jan. 5, at 11:42 p.m., Caldwell County sheriff’s deputy Jeremy Kolba served Emmett Law, 44, of Madisonville, a Caldwell County District Court bench warrant for failure to appear on theft by unlawful taking, fraudulent use of a credit card, and receiving stolen property under $55. Law was arr…

Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz, is hosting an exhibition featuring the paintings of Clell Calhoun. The Cadiz painters’ work consists of Framed Oil and Acrylic Paintings that show Calhoun’s style and eye for capturing the local and regional beauty of western Kentucky, many are for sale.

Jan. 7, at 7:44 a.m., officers responded to a hit-and-run collision that occurred near the 500 block of Cave Street. Officers were told that a gray pickup truck had struck a parked Chrysler 300 and left without notifying the owner. Officers located the described vehicle on North Plum Street …

This photo shows a woman from Del Ray Beach, Florida, who had waited due to bad weather for more than a week to be able to fly into the Princeton Airport to bring supplies for the Princeton-Caldwell County area after the Dec. 10 tornado.

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This year’s legislative session arrives amid a season of tax reform in other states with which Kentucky competes for economic growth.

The plane pictured is from a church group in Corinth, Mississippi, that brought supplies for a church in Dawson Springs. This was taken during the fourth trip they made with supplies following the Dec. 10 tornado.

Storm victims in 16 Kentucky counties now have until Jan. 28 to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, according to the Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance.

On Dec. 10, what is now known as the quad-state tornado event heavily impacted western Kentucky affecting many people and businesses — including team members of the Hydro-Gear facility in Princeton. Among those, 17 employees lost their home and all belongings with numerous others impacted.

Two years to the date after a horse wreck that broke AQHA Professional Horseman Bradley Boyd’s pelvis in three places and laid him up for three months, Bradley and wife Rachel found themselves in the position to pay back the help they received.