• On June 23, at 8:02 a.m., officers responded to a report of a male who had stolen a vehicle from the parking lot of the First Baptist Church. Officers spoke with the owner of the vehicle and he told officers a male had got into his white 2002 Ford Focus and drove it away, according to poli…

Emerson Englebright, of Princeton, was selected as one of 30 new Western Kentucky University’s Student Alumni Ambassadors. The Alumni Ambassadors recently welcomed 30 new members, bringing the membership total to 41 for fall 2022.

MARION — Motorists in the southern part of Crittenden County and near Fredonia in Caldwell County are urged to exercise caution and be on the lookout for large military vehicles that recently began hauling water from Dycusburg to Marion.

• On June 26, at approximately 4:27 p.m., Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Highway 902 W. in Fredonia in reference to a single-vehicle collision with injuries. The sheriff’s office said an investigation by Deputy Chad Hawkins, determined Aaron Corley, 31, of Lewisport, w…

The Land Between the Lakes announced through a news release from the forest service that applications for firearm quota deer hunts at LBL National Recreation Area are available online July 1-31.

Caldwell County Sheriff Stan Hudson recently released a statement to announce his upcoming retirement. In his statement, Hudson said he will be retiring July 1 and that his retirement will allow him more time to spend with his grandchildren.

With the Fourth of July fast approaching, many households will be celebrating the day with festive fireworks. While fun, fireworks can also lead to serious injury if people are not careful.

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The Caldwell County Democratic Women’s Club held its meeting on Monday, June 27 at the courthouse, which included a meet and greet for the Democratic candidates in the general election ballot in November. The candidates are:

FRANKFORT – The Legal Services Corporation, based in Washington, DC, announced Wednesday that it is awarding $3,004,620 to Kentucky Legal Aid, to help fund legal services for low-income people impacted by the December 2021 tornadoes.

The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch opened for its 47th camping season on Monday, June 13. In a news release, the organization shared that it was excited to welcome campers and look forward to a fun, memorable summer. Camp will run through June and July, serving both boys and girls…

On Fourth of July weekend, the local area is offering several opportunities to celebrate with a bang. Fireworks, food and fun are all planned as communities come together to enjoy the holiday.

The Princeton Optimist Club made its annual donation to King’s Kitchen during the Radio Auction last week. King’s Kitchen provides food to many young people over the summer and the Princeton Optimist Club supports it each year. Pictured making the donation is Optimist Club members Zeke Jamis…

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

Unemployment rates rose in nine Kentucky counties, fell in 107 counties, and stayed the same in four counties between May 2021 and May 2022, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The Princeton City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 20 and the meeting saw the second reading of both ordinance 06-06-2022-1 and 06-06-2022-2.

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Caldwell County Schools’ ”Cald-Well-Traveled” group just got back from its latest adventure — this time to Ireland. And according to teacher and group leader Miranda Meeks, this tour was a long-time coming.

• On June 16, at 12:23 p.m., officers arrested Ricky Smith, 53, of Princeton, on a Caldwell County bench warrant charging him with failure to appear, according to police.

Dr. Claudia Cotton, the forest soil s-cientist for the Daniel Boone National Forest, recently received the U.S. Forest Service’s National Rise to the Future Field Soil Scientist Award for 2022. This award recognizes outstanding individual and group achievements by natural resource profession…

On June 20, at 2:12 p.m., Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 11000 block of Dawson Road in reference to a domestic situation in progress. The sheriff’s office said that, upon arriving at the scene and further investigation, Deputy Jeremy Kolba served and arrested, Rodn…

On Sunday, June 19, many in Princeton celebrated Juneteenth, which became a federal holiday in 2021. In addition to an event in Dotson Park, Carolyn Traum provided walking tours of the historical African-American sections of Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Last week, the Times Leader reported that the candidate for magistrate for District 1, Donnie Conway, had pulled out of the election. As the primary election had only had Republican candidates, Conway was the only candidate on the ballot for the general election and would have taken the position.

The Caldwell County Trail of Tears Commission has announced that the speaker for its annual meeting will be Dr. Rick Gregory, an author and historian from Adams, Tennessee. It’s set for 5 p.m. on July 9 at the Princeton Tourism Center.

Vend Rite became a business because of a man who wanted to have a catering and vending business. George G. Harralson was that man. He started the business by having a BBQ pit built. I was 10 years old when we moved to the county and started the business.

Gateway to learning — Nov. 3, 2004 A collaboration between Walmart and Frito-Lay resulted in the donation of a new Gateway computer to the Caldwell County Primary School back in 2004. On hand for the computer’s delivery were: (front, from left) Daliyah Bumphus, Daniel Parks, Madison Faughn, …

Hundreds of Belmont University students, staff and faculty recently gathered to celebrate the 2022 Belmont Student Leadership Awards. This year’s event, themed “Lights Up for Leadership,” recognizes the service, leadership and achievement of members of the campus community.

FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday announced more than $89 million in grants to expand broadband internet access to unserved areas of Kentucky, which combined with matching funds from the award grantees, will total over $203 million.

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LEXINGTON — The University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, destroyed by a December tornado, moved closer to reconstruction last week when the UK Board of Trustees approved a $38 million project for the main building.

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PADUCAH — Independence Day marks the day when white colonists in the United States declared themselves to be free, but Juneteenth marks the day that all Americans were declared to be free.

Greg Greene, a member of Eddyville City Council, has filed to run for mayor of Eddyville. Current Mayor John Choat will not be seeking reelection. Greene is the only candidate to have filed for the mayoral position.

FRANKFORT – The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Kentucky continued its upward trend during the seven-day period that ended on Sunday, June 12. While most other metrics also rose, the state’s positivity rate had a steep decline.

Bellarmine University has named Princeton resident Gina Hardrick to the dean’s list for the spring 2022 semester. Hardrick is a junior music major who previously attended Caldwell County High School.

The Western Kentucky Wellness Mission will be offering basic medical, dental and even veterinary services free of charge to residents of the region, including Caldwell County. The clinic will run from Wednesday, June 15 to June 25 starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. It is located at C…

The Caldwell County Fiscal Court met Tuesday, June 14 and items on the agenda included reading of an ordinance and comments from a Caldwell County constable.

The Caldwell County Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is hosting a Recovery Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Family Life Center at Southside Baptist Church in Princeton.

On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced funds exceeding $162 million for more than 360 non-entitlement cities in Kentucky from the American Rescue Plan Act. This is the second round of ARPA funding for eligible local governments, as these cities received their first tranche of funding last year.

This year, the Princeton Optimist Club held its 50th annual radio auction. To celebrate the anniversary, the club decided to do thing a little bit differently this year, and it seems to have paid off.

HR Ministries will once again be holding its annual Summer Slam event on July 23. The day will include inflatables, games, concessions and a concert.

On June 14, at 9:01 p.m., Caldwell County Sheriff’s Deputy Evan Head served and arrested Vincent Halligan, 41, of Benton, on a Marshall County District Court complaint warrant (violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO), according to the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office said Halligan was lodged …

Heather Chaudoin, a native of Princeton, was recently initiated into the Transylvania University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. The society welcomed 320 new initiates from 15 universities during May.

• On June 14, at 2:40 p.m., officers responded to a business on West Main Street for a complaint of an intoxicated female. Police said Penny L. Clark, 52, of Princeton, was taken into custody and charged with DUI, first offense.

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. recently released a report warning of elevated reliability risks in all or portions of 15 states, including Kentucky, where the electric grid is operated by the nonprofit organization known as MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator). NERC…

Last week, U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., met with Caldwell County constituent Shane Fortner in Washington, D.C., to discuss the propane gas industry.

• On June 9, at 11:52 a.m., officers arrested Courtney E. Davis, 21, of Princeton, on a Caldwell County bench warrant charging her with failure to pay restitution, according to police.

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Caldwell County Sheriff Stan Hudson recently released a statement to announce his upcoming retirement. In his statement, Hudson said he will be retiring July 1 and that his retirement will allow him more time to spend with his grandchildren.

With the Fourth of July fast approaching, many households will be celebrating the day with festive fireworks. While fun, fireworks can also lead to serious injury if people are not careful.

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The Caldwell County Democratic Women’s Club held its meeting on Monday, June 27 at the courthouse, which included a meet and greet for the Democratic candidates in the general election ballot in November. The candidates are:

FRANKFORT – The Legal Services Corporation, based in Washington, DC, announced Wednesday that it is awarding $3,004,620 to Kentucky Legal Aid, to help fund legal services for low-income people impacted by the December 2021 tornadoes.

The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch opened for its 47th camping season on Monday, June 13. In a news release, the organization shared that it was excited to welcome campers and look forward to a fun, memorable summer. Camp will run through June and July, serving both boys and girls…

On Fourth of July weekend, the local area is offering several opportunities to celebrate with a bang. Fireworks, food and fun are all planned as communities come together to enjoy the holiday.

The Princeton Optimist Club made its annual donation to King’s Kitchen during the Radio Auction last week. King’s Kitchen provides food to many young people over the summer and the Princeton Optimist Club supports it each year. Pictured making the donation is Optimist Club members Zeke Jamis…

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

Unemployment rates rose in nine Kentucky counties, fell in 107 counties, and stayed the same in four counties between May 2021 and May 2022, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The Princeton City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 20 and the meeting saw the second reading of both ordinance 06-06-2022-1 and 06-06-2022-2.

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Caldwell County Schools’ ”Cald-Well-Traveled” group just got back from its latest adventure — this time to Ireland. And according to teacher and group leader Miranda Meeks, this tour was a long-time coming.

• On June 16, at 12:23 p.m., officers arrested Ricky Smith, 53, of Princeton, on a Caldwell County bench warrant charging him with failure to appear, according to police.

Dr. Claudia Cotton, the forest soil s-cientist for the Daniel Boone National Forest, recently received the U.S. Forest Service’s National Rise to the Future Field Soil Scientist Award for 2022. This award recognizes outstanding individual and group achievements by natural resource profession…

On June 20, at 2:12 p.m., Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 11000 block of Dawson Road in reference to a domestic situation in progress. The sheriff’s office said that, upon arriving at the scene and further investigation, Deputy Jeremy Kolba served and arrested, Rodn…

On Sunday, June 19, many in Princeton celebrated Juneteenth, which became a federal holiday in 2021. In addition to an event in Dotson Park, Carolyn Traum provided walking tours of the historical African-American sections of Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Last week, the Times Leader reported that the candidate for magistrate for District 1, Donnie Conway, had pulled out of the election. As the primary election had only had Republican candidates, Conway was the only candidate on the ballot for the general election and would have taken the position.

The Caldwell County Trail of Tears Commission has announced that the speaker for its annual meeting will be Dr. Rick Gregory, an author and historian from Adams, Tennessee. It’s set for 5 p.m. on July 9 at the Princeton Tourism Center.

Vend Rite became a business because of a man who wanted to have a catering and vending business. George G. Harralson was that man. He started the business by having a BBQ pit built. I was 10 years old when we moved to the county and started the business.

Gateway to learning — Nov. 3, 2004 A collaboration between Walmart and Frito-Lay resulted in the donation of a new Gateway computer to the Caldwell County Primary School back in 2004. On hand for the computer’s delivery were: (front, from left) Daliyah Bumphus, Daniel Parks, Madison Faughn, …

Hundreds of Belmont University students, staff and faculty recently gathered to celebrate the 2022 Belmont Student Leadership Awards. This year’s event, themed “Lights Up for Leadership,” recognizes the service, leadership and achievement of members of the campus community.

FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday announced more than $89 million in grants to expand broadband internet access to unserved areas of Kentucky, which combined with matching funds from the award grantees, will total over $203 million.

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LEXINGTON — The University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, destroyed by a December tornado, moved closer to reconstruction last week when the UK Board of Trustees approved a $38 million project for the main building.

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PADUCAH — Independence Day marks the day when white colonists in the United States declared themselves to be free, but Juneteenth marks the day that all Americans were declared to be free.

Greg Greene, a member of Eddyville City Council, has filed to run for mayor of Eddyville. Current Mayor John Choat will not be seeking reelection. Greene is the only candidate to have filed for the mayoral position.

FRANKFORT – The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Kentucky continued its upward trend during the seven-day period that ended on Sunday, June 12. While most other metrics also rose, the state’s positivity rate had a steep decline.

Bellarmine University has named Princeton resident Gina Hardrick to the dean’s list for the spring 2022 semester. Hardrick is a junior music major who previously attended Caldwell County High School.

The Western Kentucky Wellness Mission will be offering basic medical, dental and even veterinary services free of charge to residents of the region, including Caldwell County. The clinic will run from Wednesday, June 15 to June 25 starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. It is located at C…

The Caldwell County Fiscal Court met Tuesday, June 14 and items on the agenda included reading of an ordinance and comments from a Caldwell County constable.

The Caldwell County Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is hosting a Recovery Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Family Life Center at Southside Baptist Church in Princeton.

On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced funds exceeding $162 million for more than 360 non-entitlement cities in Kentucky from the American Rescue Plan Act. This is the second round of ARPA funding for eligible local governments, as these cities received their first tranche of funding last year.

This year, the Princeton Optimist Club held its 50th annual radio auction. To celebrate the anniversary, the club decided to do thing a little bit differently this year, and it seems to have paid off.

HR Ministries will once again be holding its annual Summer Slam event on July 23. The day will include inflatables, games, concessions and a concert.

On June 14, at 9:01 p.m., Caldwell County Sheriff’s Deputy Evan Head served and arrested Vincent Halligan, 41, of Benton, on a Marshall County District Court complaint warrant (violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO), according to the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office said Halligan was lodged …

Heather Chaudoin, a native of Princeton, was recently initiated into the Transylvania University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. The society welcomed 320 new initiates from 15 universities during May.

• On June 14, at 2:40 p.m., officers responded to a business on West Main Street for a complaint of an intoxicated female. Police said Penny L. Clark, 52, of Princeton, was taken into custody and charged with DUI, first offense.

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. recently released a report warning of elevated reliability risks in all or portions of 15 states, including Kentucky, where the electric grid is operated by the nonprofit organization known as MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator). NERC…

Last week, U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., met with Caldwell County constituent Shane Fortner in Washington, D.C., to discuss the propane gas industry.

• On June 9, at 11:52 a.m., officers arrested Courtney E. Davis, 21, of Princeton, on a Caldwell County bench warrant charging her with failure to pay restitution, according to police.

On June 3 and 4, local boaters may have noticed a heavy increase in the number (and horsepower) of boats on the lake. The reason? The sixth annual Cannonball Run once again came to Kuttawa.

Ahead of the recent six-month anniversary of the December tornadoes that devastated western Kentucky and took the lives of 81 Kentuckians, Gov. Andy Beshear shared in a press release the progress the state has made in providing relief and recovery support to the families, businesses and comm…

Whether you spend your summer afternoons sitting by the pool, splashing in the shallow end or just soaking up the sun’s rays, part of the fun is beating the heat with a cool, refreshing snack. Heading to the freezer for a fruity ice pop can transport you from your own backyard to a tropical …

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PADUCAH — In December 1997, more than a year before the Columbine High School shooting, 14-year-old Michael Carneal killed three students and injured five more in a shooting at Heath High School in West Paducah. This October, nearly 25 years later, Carneal will have his case heard before a p…

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Students who participated in Create Princeton’s summer theatre camp showed off their new skills with a showcase on Friday. Students danced, sang, acted and showed off props and crafts they had made during the week.

Several defendants entered a guilty plea in Caldwell County Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 7. Proceedings were as follows on the docket: