FRANKFORT — Despite picking up over an inch of rain over the past week, three Kentucky counties remain “Abnormally Dry,” according to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report that was released on Thursday, Jan. 26.

The Fun Timers Bass Club invites the public to attend its monthly meeting at 8 a.m. on Feb. 6 at Our Daily Bread in Eddyville.

River’s Bend Retirement Community in Kuttawa is offering community members the chance to spread a little extra love this Valentine’s Day with a candy gram delivery. Deliveries can be made to anywhere local.

A Caldwell County grand jury was in session on Jan. 9, returning two felony indictments and two no true bills.

Caldwell County 4-H is gearing up for a new season of 4-H Shooting Sports. Space is limited, so those interested are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

The National Weather Service has kicked off its storm spotter training. Classes are open to everyone, both to those who are interested in becoming a spotter and those who are already a trained spotter.

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FRANKFORT — This is normally the heart of the influenza season in Kentucky, but after seeing an early spike in the 2022-2023 season, there has been a consistent decrease in cases since the week following Thanksgiving, according to the latest report.

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FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, recently presented a report on potential actions to increase school safety, which they began following last year’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

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LEXINGTON — The James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits at the University of Kentucky is hosting the 2023 Bourbon Industry Conference on March 13-15 in Lexington. The institute annually offers this conference to spirits industry professionals and enthusiasts to showcase innovative resea…

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BEAVER DAM — The city of Beaver Dam is on the search for musical acts for its one-time “The Battle of the DAM Bands” competition, which will be part of the city’s year-long sesquicentennial celebration.

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LEXINGTON — Forage producers rely on successful production strategies and marketing skills to turn a profit in a competitive agriculture industry. During the upcoming 42nd annual Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference, University of Kentucky forage specialists, Kentucky farmers and in…

MADISONVILLE — While bringing a newborn into the world can be the happiest time for a family, one of the scariest topics during pregnancy is birth defects, but awareness of those possibilities and how to prevent them are an important issue to tackle.

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The University of Kentucky Public Relations & Strategic Communications Office provides a weekly health column available for use and reprint by news media. This week's column is by Joseph Brown, D.O., assistant professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky in the department of …

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The Caldwell County Homemakers are off to a busy start this year. The February calendar is full of events including courses, workshops and a book club.

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Born and raised in Fredonia, Tim Rhodes has been actively writing songs and performing for the past six or seven years. And even though he still lives locally, he was having a hard time finding a place to showcase his talents.

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The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that a Princeton man was sentenced Monday, Jan. 23 to eight years and nine months in prison, followed by a four-year term of supervised release, on drug trafficking and firearms offenses.

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According to the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, the inaugural class of Leadership West Kentucky, a new regional leadership development program sponsored by the West Kentucky Chamber Alliance, was recently launched with 30 participants from throughout western Kentucky.

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• On Jan. 21, at 10:17 p.m., Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to investigate a reckless driver complaint on 293 North. The sheriff’s office said that, after locating the person and doing a traffic stop, Deputy Kenneth Vincent arrested and charged John Hibbs, 45, of Providen…

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Kentucky has been chosen as one of the first states to receive federal money for an initiative meant to help military families pay for quality child care.

The Gifted and Talented program at Caldwell County Schools is collecting donations to help rebuild the community park in Dawson Springs. Students may bring plastic caps and lids with recycle numbers two, four or five.

Registration is open for the spring 2023 Caldwell County Soccer Association season. It will be open through Feb. 11.

• On Jan. 18, at 8:37 p.m., Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1900 block of Webster Road in reference to a suspicious call received requesting transportation to a hospital. The sheriff’s office said Deputy Stacey Blackburn arrived on scene and, after further investiga…

The Caldwell Regional Career Center recently shared that some students passed the state certifications to become certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Pictured are (from left) Alanna Harris, Alyssa Wade, Alyssa Caton, TJ Goodwin, Kamron Maroney, Jordan Ortt, Bri Greenfield and Avery Thompson.

The Caldwell County Middle School Cheer Team was recognized at the Jan. 17 board meeting. The team placed first in the Kentucky Association of Pep Sponsors (KAPOS) Second Region Small Varsity competition.

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MADISONVILLE — The rumors you have heard over the past two years are true, a brewery will be making its way to Madisonville by end of March 2023, and it will be setting up shop inside the structure that once housed one of the city’s oldest industries. This is the latest development in the Ru…

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The Caldwell County Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, which included the oath of office for board members. A regularly scheduled meeting, it was held Tuesday because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday.

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The Princeton City Council met Tuesday, Jan. 17 and received updates on department projects and approved several appointments. While a regular meeting, this meeting was on Tuesday instead of Monday to account for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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Western Kentucky University has announced plans to retire the jersey of the late Hilltopper basketball great Dwight Smith with a halftime ceremony in early February.

• On Jan. 15, at 8:25 p.m., Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Cadiz Road in reference to an single-vehicle crash. The sheriff’s office said Deputy Kenneth Vincent arrived on scene and, after further investigation, arrested and charged the driver, Derrick Headrick, 29,…

FBI Special Agent Brian Jones (from left), U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, DEA Special Agent Todd Scott and ATF Special Agent A.J. Gibbs cut a ribbon Thursday, Jan. 12 at the new federal law enforcement field office in Paducah. The FBI shut down its local field office in 2007, but reestablished i…

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FRANKFORT — This is the heart of the influenza season in Kentucky, but after seeing an early spike in the 2022-23 season, there has been a decrease in cases over the past month, according to the latest report.

Calling all civics-minded middle school students. The submission window is officially open for the National Civics Bee.

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Princeton’s Central Presbyterian Church hosted its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Program on Monday, Jan. 16, complete with singing, essay reading and an address from keynote speaker Dr. Saundra Ardrey.

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On Feb. 21, Planters Bank plans to host the SEED Summit for people interested in starting or expanding their small business.

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DAWSON SPRINGS — After last month’s announcement of a $100,000 donation from Casey’s General Store and Gatorade, the Board of Directors of the Dawson Springs City Park have resolved to begin 2023 in the interest of full-disclosure, making sure all interested parties are aware of and welcomed…

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FRANKFORT — The winter weather around Christmas, followed by several rounds of substantial rain since, has resulted in the end of drought conditions in Kentucky, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report released on Thursday, Jan. 12.

The Princeton Art Guild has announced that “Soar,” an exhibit of butterfly paintings and hand-painted PrayerSilks is on exhibit in the Charles Alvin Lisanby Gallery at the guild during January and February.

Several Tigers from Caldwell County Middle School and Caldwell County High School recently participated in the Kentucky Music Educators Association First District Honor Band. Pictured are (front, from left): Lucas Evans, Kelly James, Kaydan Scott, Aislinn Wilkerson, Piper Norris; (back) Addi…

On Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, there was a special called meeting of the transportation committee of the Caldwell County Fiscal Court that began directly after the fiscal court meeting, which addressed two topics.

Caldwell County Schools recently announced that the Entrepreneur Class at Caldwell County High School has been selected for a grant to attend two career and technical education showcases.

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A Caldwell County grand jury was in session on Jan. 9, returning two felony indictments and two no true bills.

Caldwell County 4-H is gearing up for a new season of 4-H Shooting Sports. Space is limited, so those interested are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

The National Weather Service has kicked off its storm spotter training. Classes are open to everyone, both to those who are interested in becoming a spotter and those who are already a trained spotter.

editor's pick

FRANKFORT — This is normally the heart of the influenza season in Kentucky, but after seeing an early spike in the 2022-2023 season, there has been a consistent decrease in cases since the week following Thanksgiving, according to the latest report.

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FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, recently presented a report on potential actions to increase school safety, which they began following last year’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

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LEXINGTON — The James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits at the University of Kentucky is hosting the 2023 Bourbon Industry Conference on March 13-15 in Lexington. The institute annually offers this conference to spirits industry professionals and enthusiasts to showcase innovative resea…

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BEAVER DAM — The city of Beaver Dam is on the search for musical acts for its one-time “The Battle of the DAM Bands” competition, which will be part of the city’s year-long sesquicentennial celebration.

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LEXINGTON — Forage producers rely on successful production strategies and marketing skills to turn a profit in a competitive agriculture industry. During the upcoming 42nd annual Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference, University of Kentucky forage specialists, Kentucky farmers and in…

MADISONVILLE — While bringing a newborn into the world can be the happiest time for a family, one of the scariest topics during pregnancy is birth defects, but awareness of those possibilities and how to prevent them are an important issue to tackle.

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The University of Kentucky Public Relations & Strategic Communications Office provides a weekly health column available for use and reprint by news media. This week's column is by Joseph Brown, D.O., assistant professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky in the department of …

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  • Updated

The Caldwell County Homemakers are off to a busy start this year. The February calendar is full of events including courses, workshops and a book club.

editor's pick
  • Updated

Born and raised in Fredonia, Tim Rhodes has been actively writing songs and performing for the past six or seven years. And even though he still lives locally, he was having a hard time finding a place to showcase his talents.

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  • Updated

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that a Princeton man was sentenced Monday, Jan. 23 to eight years and nine months in prison, followed by a four-year term of supervised release, on drug trafficking and firearms offenses.

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  • Updated

According to the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, the inaugural class of Leadership West Kentucky, a new regional leadership development program sponsored by the West Kentucky Chamber Alliance, was recently launched with 30 participants from throughout western Kentucky.

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  • Updated

• On Jan. 21, at 10:17 p.m., Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to investigate a reckless driver complaint on 293 North. The sheriff’s office said that, after locating the person and doing a traffic stop, Deputy Kenneth Vincent arrested and charged John Hibbs, 45, of Providen…

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Kentucky has been chosen as one of the first states to receive federal money for an initiative meant to help military families pay for quality child care.

The Gifted and Talented program at Caldwell County Schools is collecting donations to help rebuild the community park in Dawson Springs. Students may bring plastic caps and lids with recycle numbers two, four or five.

Registration is open for the spring 2023 Caldwell County Soccer Association season. It will be open through Feb. 11.

• On Jan. 18, at 8:37 p.m., Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1900 block of Webster Road in reference to a suspicious call received requesting transportation to a hospital. The sheriff’s office said Deputy Stacey Blackburn arrived on scene and, after further investiga…

The Caldwell Regional Career Center recently shared that some students passed the state certifications to become certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Pictured are (from left) Alanna Harris, Alyssa Wade, Alyssa Caton, TJ Goodwin, Kamron Maroney, Jordan Ortt, Bri Greenfield and Avery Thompson.

The Caldwell County Middle School Cheer Team was recognized at the Jan. 17 board meeting. The team placed first in the Kentucky Association of Pep Sponsors (KAPOS) Second Region Small Varsity competition.

editor's pick

MADISONVILLE — The rumors you have heard over the past two years are true, a brewery will be making its way to Madisonville by end of March 2023, and it will be setting up shop inside the structure that once housed one of the city’s oldest industries. This is the latest development in the Ru…

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  • Updated

The Caldwell County Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, which included the oath of office for board members. A regularly scheduled meeting, it was held Tuesday because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday.

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The Princeton City Council met Tuesday, Jan. 17 and received updates on department projects and approved several appointments. While a regular meeting, this meeting was on Tuesday instead of Monday to account for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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Western Kentucky University has announced plans to retire the jersey of the late Hilltopper basketball great Dwight Smith with a halftime ceremony in early February.

• On Jan. 15, at 8:25 p.m., Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Cadiz Road in reference to an single-vehicle crash. The sheriff’s office said Deputy Kenneth Vincent arrived on scene and, after further investigation, arrested and charged the driver, Derrick Headrick, 29,…

FBI Special Agent Brian Jones (from left), U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, DEA Special Agent Todd Scott and ATF Special Agent A.J. Gibbs cut a ribbon Thursday, Jan. 12 at the new federal law enforcement field office in Paducah. The FBI shut down its local field office in 2007, but reestablished i…

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FRANKFORT — This is the heart of the influenza season in Kentucky, but after seeing an early spike in the 2022-23 season, there has been a decrease in cases over the past month, according to the latest report.

Calling all civics-minded middle school students. The submission window is officially open for the National Civics Bee.

top story
  • Updated

Princeton’s Central Presbyterian Church hosted its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Program on Monday, Jan. 16, complete with singing, essay reading and an address from keynote speaker Dr. Saundra Ardrey.

editor's pick
  • Updated

On Feb. 21, Planters Bank plans to host the SEED Summit for people interested in starting or expanding their small business.

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DAWSON SPRINGS — After last month’s announcement of a $100,000 donation from Casey’s General Store and Gatorade, the Board of Directors of the Dawson Springs City Park have resolved to begin 2023 in the interest of full-disclosure, making sure all interested parties are aware of and welcomed…

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FRANKFORT — The winter weather around Christmas, followed by several rounds of substantial rain since, has resulted in the end of drought conditions in Kentucky, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report released on Thursday, Jan. 12.

The Princeton Art Guild has announced that “Soar,” an exhibit of butterfly paintings and hand-painted PrayerSilks is on exhibit in the Charles Alvin Lisanby Gallery at the guild during January and February.

Several Tigers from Caldwell County Middle School and Caldwell County High School recently participated in the Kentucky Music Educators Association First District Honor Band. Pictured are (front, from left): Lucas Evans, Kelly James, Kaydan Scott, Aislinn Wilkerson, Piper Norris; (back) Addi…

On Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, there was a special called meeting of the transportation committee of the Caldwell County Fiscal Court that began directly after the fiscal court meeting, which addressed two topics.

Caldwell County Schools recently announced that the Entrepreneur Class at Caldwell County High School has been selected for a grant to attend two career and technical education showcases.

• On Jan. 12, at 12:38 p.m., officers served a Caldwell County indictment warrant at the jail to Jameer D. Riley, 22, of Princeton, charging him with trafficking in marijuana over five pounds first offense enhanced with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, trafficking in …

The Kentucky State Police has announced that a Caldwell County man is facing felony charges in connection to an alleged knife assault earlier this week.

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The Caldwell County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday morning, Jan. 10 for its regularly scheduled meeting and agenda items included approval of the sheriff’s office budget, fees and several appointments.

• On Jan. 8 at 4:30 p.m., officers responded to a residence near the 700 block of Varmintrace Road for a complaint of a female who was trespassing and had active warrants. Police said officers made contact with Erika N. Owens, 27, of Princeton, and that she was taken into custody and charged…

The Fredonia community asks residents to help neighbors in Dawson Springs. During the Dec. 10, 2021 tornado, Dawson Springs lost a park that housed its ball fields, pool and playground. The community is now beginning to rebuild.