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He was Princeton’s first full-time fire chief, having spent 42 years as a firefighter, 30 of those as fire chief. He is Brent Francis, and today, he will retire after serving as a firefighter and fire administrator since 1978.

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The Pennyrile District Health Department reported 120 contacts to positive COVID-19 cases in Caldwell County schools in quarantine on Thursday, adding that there were four students who tested positive who are also in quarantine.

The arrival of autumn signifies the approaching end of another year as nature prepares for winter dormancy. However, with beautiful fall colors also comes an increase in vehicles encountering deer in roadways.

West Kentucky Regional Blood Center (WKRBC) has announced a community blood drive has been scheduled in Princeton. The drive is set for Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Tourist Welcome Center located at 206 E. Market Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donors must call 270-885-0728 and make an appointment.

Francis Michael “Mike” Riley, 71, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at Princeton Nursing and Rehabilitation.

John O’Hara Rice, 78, died Monday, October 26, 2020, at The Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah.

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There is a new Halloween event coming to Princeton on Saturday, and it promises to provide more treats than tricks for area children and participating businesses.

I shared here a couple of years ago a story from a camp I directed for 11-13 year-olds in Wisconsin. They are two-week sessions, so there is time to take on some significant camp improvement projects for those who want to take part. One particularly warm day one of the young men said to me, …

Matthew 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released some suggestions for having a safe Halloween. These are suggestions not mandates. Following is what the CDC has said about celebrations this year from the cdc.gov website:

September was Rotary International’s Basic Education and Literacy Month. In conjunction with this focus on education and literacy, the Princeton Rotary Club presented a dictionary/thesaurus to fifth grade students at Caldwell County Elementary School (CCES) on Wednesday, October 21.

Approximately 280 Kentucky National Guardsmen will assist local officials at polling locations across 38 counties to provide logistical and administrative support for the general election Nov. 3.

More than 490 students were recently named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester at West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC). To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be a full-time WKCTC student earning at least a 3.5 grade point average and must successfully ha…

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The Ashwood Solar I project is entering the final phases of its years-long development process. Completing construction of the highly anticipated power plant is expected in little more than two years. By late 2022, some 86 megawatts of electricity are expected to beam out from 200,000 solar …

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Lauren Ray owns West Market on U.S. 62 on the west side of Princeton, a shop that has been open for almost two years. The shop features home décor along with clothing, candles and gift ideas.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ray Dunbar of Fredonia announce the engagement and approaching marringe of their daughter, Kristen Renai Dunbar, to Chase Jacob Howton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chad Howton of Princeton.

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The annual Small-Town Christmas celebration has been canceled for this year due to health concerns, but officials say they will not let COVID-19 cancel Christmas.

Established professionals often tout the importance of building strong networks. In fact, a 2017 global survey from LinkedIn found that nearly 80% of professionals consider professional networking to be important to their career success.

Experts say job-related stress costs businesses millions of dollars each year due to unanticipated absences.

Small business is big business. Though it’s easy and not necessarily inaccurate to associate small businesses with Main Street, small- and medium-size companies are players in the international trade arena as well.

At its peak in 1999, the American workforce was dominated by female workers. At that time, 76% of women, including those who had children at home, worked outside of the home, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The tides have since shifted, and rates of female employment in the…

Pictured (from left) are Jenny McKinney and Angie Phillips passing out goodie cups during a recent Shred Day, where approximately 10,000 pounds was shredded. The event sponsored by Fredonia Valley Bank was held Oct. 16 at the Lyon County Public Library in Eddyville.

The annul Christmas Cookie Walk has been cancelled due to restrictions and concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cookie Walk had been scheduled for Dec. 4-5.

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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell made a campaign stop at the Caldwell Medical Center Thursday to discuss the economic and health effects of COVID-19.

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Caldwell County Clerk Toni Watson announced the county’s tax rates for the 11 tax districts in the county to the fiscal court at its Tuesday meeting.

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West Kentucky Regional Blood Center (WKRBC) has announced a community blood drive has been scheduled in Princeton. The drive is set for Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Tourist Welcome Center located at 206 E. Market Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donors must call 270-885-0728 and make an appointment.

Francis Michael “Mike” Riley, 71, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at Princeton Nursing and Rehabilitation.

John O’Hara Rice, 78, died Monday, October 26, 2020, at The Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah.

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There is a new Halloween event coming to Princeton on Saturday, and it promises to provide more treats than tricks for area children and participating businesses.

I shared here a couple of years ago a story from a camp I directed for 11-13 year-olds in Wisconsin. They are two-week sessions, so there is time to take on some significant camp improvement projects for those who want to take part. One particularly warm day one of the young men said to me, …

Matthew 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released some suggestions for having a safe Halloween. These are suggestions not mandates. Following is what the CDC has said about celebrations this year from the cdc.gov website:

September was Rotary International’s Basic Education and Literacy Month. In conjunction with this focus on education and literacy, the Princeton Rotary Club presented a dictionary/thesaurus to fifth grade students at Caldwell County Elementary School (CCES) on Wednesday, October 21.

Approximately 280 Kentucky National Guardsmen will assist local officials at polling locations across 38 counties to provide logistical and administrative support for the general election Nov. 3.

More than 490 students were recently named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester at West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC). To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be a full-time WKCTC student earning at least a 3.5 grade point average and must successfully ha…

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The Ashwood Solar I project is entering the final phases of its years-long development process. Completing construction of the highly anticipated power plant is expected in little more than two years. By late 2022, some 86 megawatts of electricity are expected to beam out from 200,000 solar …

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  • Updated

Lauren Ray owns West Market on U.S. 62 on the west side of Princeton, a shop that has been open for almost two years. The shop features home décor along with clothing, candles and gift ideas.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ray Dunbar of Fredonia announce the engagement and approaching marringe of their daughter, Kristen Renai Dunbar, to Chase Jacob Howton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chad Howton of Princeton.

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The annual Small-Town Christmas celebration has been canceled for this year due to health concerns, but officials say they will not let COVID-19 cancel Christmas.

Established professionals often tout the importance of building strong networks. In fact, a 2017 global survey from LinkedIn found that nearly 80% of professionals consider professional networking to be important to their career success.

Experts say job-related stress costs businesses millions of dollars each year due to unanticipated absences.

Small business is big business. Though it’s easy and not necessarily inaccurate to associate small businesses with Main Street, small- and medium-size companies are players in the international trade arena as well.

At its peak in 1999, the American workforce was dominated by female workers. At that time, 76% of women, including those who had children at home, worked outside of the home, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The tides have since shifted, and rates of female employment in the…

Pictured (from left) are Jenny McKinney and Angie Phillips passing out goodie cups during a recent Shred Day, where approximately 10,000 pounds was shredded. The event sponsored by Fredonia Valley Bank was held Oct. 16 at the Lyon County Public Library in Eddyville.

The annul Christmas Cookie Walk has been cancelled due to restrictions and concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cookie Walk had been scheduled for Dec. 4-5.

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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell made a campaign stop at the Caldwell Medical Center Thursday to discuss the economic and health effects of COVID-19.

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Caldwell County Clerk Toni Watson announced the county’s tax rates for the 11 tax districts in the county to the fiscal court at its Tuesday meeting.

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With assistance from Quin Sutton, a former Caldwell County assistant superintendent and Lyon County superintendent, the Caldwell County school board began the process of finding a full-time superintendent Tuesday.

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Caldwell County voters certainly got the message that the early voting period began Tuesday statewide, as there was a line out the door and around the block when county election officials began at 8:30 a.m.

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Amanda Davenport, the executive director of the Lake Barkley Partnership for Economic Development, spoke at Tuesday’s Caldwell Fiscal Court meeting to update the court on the organization’s activities.

David Scott, who has served in ministry positions in Kentucky Baptist churches for more than 35 years, will be nominated for the position of second vice president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention at its annual meeting in November.

The Caldwell County Retired Teachers Association understands students are best ready to learn when they have the basic tools they need. As students return to the classroom, CCRTA has worked with the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, known as HOPE and COPE locally, to provide school …