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During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the June Agricultural Survey. The agency will contact 2,000 producers across Kentucky to determine crop acreage and stock levels as of June 1.

More than 100 people from several counties, including some from Caldwell County, attended Monday’s full Memorial Day service in Eddyville. American Legion Post 68 in Lyon County and VFW Post 5595 in Princeton hosted the ceremony jointly before heading to Princeton for a more subdued remembra…

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Kentucky’s court system will begin a slow return to normal Monday when hearings on criminal and civil cases resume. But there is likely to be a new normal in courthouses and justice centers across the state.

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It wasn’t a traditional graduation ceremony by any means, but it was something that brought the Caldwell County High School Class of 2020 together in many ways, perhaps for the final time.

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Retail stores returned to business Wednesday and restaurants Friday, the beginning of Kentucky — and Princeton’s — attempt at getting back to something resembling normalcy in the era of COVID-19.

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The first thing to remember about vice presidential picks is that they are marketing decisions. That is, once a candidate has been deemed qualified to be president, the only thing that matters is what the choice says about the person at the top of the ticket.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is alerting holiday travelers that an extended work zone along Interstate 24 in Kentucky will have to remain up over the Memorial Day Weekend. High traffic volume has the potential to create travel delays.

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At 6:50 p.m., May 16, officers responded to the intersection of Madisonville and Grace streets for a collision investigation. The single vehicle involved had left the scene, police said.

Leftists who dominate Jefferson County Public Schools’ Board of Education desire a huge tax increase amidst a health pandemic wreaking sudden destruction on a once-roaring economy, locking down the commonwealth and throwing thousands out of work and into the realm of uncertainty about how th…

Daniel Michael Lemmon of Princeton was one of more than 90 West Kentucky Community and Technical College students recognized last week with a video tribute on the college’s Facebook channel in a variety of subject areas for outstanding achievement.

Twenty students from Caldwell County have graduated from Murray State University with various graduate and undergraduate degrees. They are among 1,500 degree applicants who made up this year’s May and August 2020 graduating class — including doctoral, specialist, master’s, bachelor’s and ass…

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While Congress has rightfully provided relief for families and businesses affected by a government-induced economic shutdown, now is the time to focus on reopening the economy and getting back to a normal way of life.

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Eighty-seven years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Abraham Lincoln delivered perhaps the most famous speech in American History. In its text is the ironic line, “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.”

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The Caldwell County School Board on Monday approved using non-traditional instruction days, known as NTI days, during the 2020-21 school year when needed.

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Rick Reeder, the associational ministry strategist for the Caldwell-Lyon Association, isn’t letting the limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic discourage his ministry to 39 churches in western Kentucky.

• On May 13, at 5:23 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Marion Road in reference to a vehicle that struck a sign. Officers made contact with Misty E. Reddick, 50, of Cadiz and she told officers she intentionally left the roadway and ran over the sign. Reddick was taken into custody…

2 Peter 1:21, KJV: “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

Twenty-five Caldwell County residents were named to the Murray State University dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the university’s graduate and undergraduate students.

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The Caldwell County Fiscal Court is offering residents a chance to dispose of waste tires at no cost next week.

Aiden Welch (from left), Meghan Ryder, Richard Vicker and Lamiyah Welch, all of Caldwell County, enjoy a splash along the shore of Lake Barkley at the Old Kuttawa Recreation Area. With schools out, temperatures rising and COVID-19 restrictions lifting, activity around the lakes area is begin…

Fredonia Valley-area seniors from three high schools, including Caldwell County High School, were honored Saturday night with a parade through Fredonia. An isolated downpour did not dampen the spirits of a resilient Class of 2020 that was forced under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic to en…

Election season was temporarily postponed because of COVID-19, but the basics of the upcoming primary, and its importance, remain the same.

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A letter to Caldwell County High School seniors from Superintendent Nate Huggins published Wednesday in the Princeton Times Leader was taken almost verbatim from a letter written last month by a superintendent in Georgia.

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Stage Stores Inc. announced Sunday that it has filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.

Due to the continued health risk associated with the coronavirus, the annual meeting of the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery, scheduled for May 23, will be postponed to a later date.

As millions of Americans have made the shift to working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it couldn’t be easier to stay connected — thanks in part to solid advancements in broadband connectivity.

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Caldwell County students can receive bicycles this year for perfect attendance rewards thanks to donations from Princeton Freemasons.

Nineteen Caldwell County residents were named to the Murray State University dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the university’s graduate and undergraduate students.

The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding this year is June 1. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners earn payments for expanding conservation activities whil…

Kentucky farmers expect to harvest 29.6 million bushels of winter wheat during 2020, according to the Kentucky Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Justin Davis McIntosh, of Princeton, recently graduated from Murray State University with a bachelor’s degree in integrated studies in safety science. He is a son of Ronda and Don Gray and Lee and Vicki McIntosh. Justin and wife Chancie have two children, Ora Lee and Jo McIntosh.

• On May 4, at 8:20 p.m., officers responded to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart. Officers made contact with Brian H. McClain, 40, of Madisonville. An investigation revealed that he had left the store with more than $500 worth of merchandise without purchasing them. McClain was taken into …

“And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.” — Matthew 10: 14

Ashlynn Ramey, 8, of Eddyville, recently participated in the Caldwell/Lyon Baptist Association Bible drill. She is the daughter of Allison and Justin Ramey, who is pastor of Crider Baptist Church in Caldwell County. She scored 22 out of 24 and qualified for state. This year’s event was diffe…

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A recent national survey on how COVID-19 will alter future shopping behavior includes some good news for local businesses as they prepare to reopen in the wake of the global pandemic.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College announced that 16 Caldwell County residents were among the more than 1,100 students who were conditionally eligible to receive one or more associate degrees, diplomas or certificates during spring 2020.

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An upcoming radio event is designed to boost small employers who have struggled through the bogs of COVID-19 as Kentucky reopens.

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What is being called a senior prank done last weekend features a photo of Joe Exotic, aka “Tiger King,” of Netflix fame and infamy, on the Caldwell County Schools sign with the district mascot. “I thought it was kind of cute when I saw it,” Caldwell Superintendent Nate Huggins said. “It was …

Amy Adams, of Paducah, photographs Caldwell County High School graduates Jude East, valedictorian, and Callie Merrick, honors student, both of Princeton, on scenic Market House Square in downtown Paducah. The high school will host a digital graduation ceremony that will be available at 7 p.m…

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KUTTAWA — In 1911 the world was still three years shy of the Great War and seven years away from the 1918 flu pandemic. The Titanic launched that year, the Nestor Film Company opened the first movie studio in the Hollywood area, and Ruth Evelyn Harrington (then Porter) was born.

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The first thing to remember about vice presidential picks is that they are marketing decisions. That is, once a candidate has been deemed qualified to be president, the only thing that matters is what the choice says about the person at the top of the ticket.

breaking

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is alerting holiday travelers that an extended work zone along Interstate 24 in Kentucky will have to remain up over the Memorial Day Weekend. High traffic volume has the potential to create travel delays.

breaking

At 6:50 p.m., May 16, officers responded to the intersection of Madisonville and Grace streets for a collision investigation. The single vehicle involved had left the scene, police said.

Leftists who dominate Jefferson County Public Schools’ Board of Education desire a huge tax increase amidst a health pandemic wreaking sudden destruction on a once-roaring economy, locking down the commonwealth and throwing thousands out of work and into the realm of uncertainty about how th…

Daniel Michael Lemmon of Princeton was one of more than 90 West Kentucky Community and Technical College students recognized last week with a video tribute on the college’s Facebook channel in a variety of subject areas for outstanding achievement.

Twenty students from Caldwell County have graduated from Murray State University with various graduate and undergraduate degrees. They are among 1,500 degree applicants who made up this year’s May and August 2020 graduating class — including doctoral, specialist, master’s, bachelor’s and ass…

editor's pick
  • Updated

While Congress has rightfully provided relief for families and businesses affected by a government-induced economic shutdown, now is the time to focus on reopening the economy and getting back to a normal way of life.

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Eighty-seven years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Abraham Lincoln delivered perhaps the most famous speech in American History. In its text is the ironic line, “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.”

editor's pick

The Caldwell County School Board on Monday approved using non-traditional instruction days, known as NTI days, during the 2020-21 school year when needed.

• On May 13, at 5:23 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Marion Road in reference to a vehicle that struck a sign. Officers made contact with Misty E. Reddick, 50, of Cadiz and she told officers she intentionally left the roadway and ran over the sign. Reddick was taken into custody…

2 Peter 1:21, KJV: “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

Twenty-five Caldwell County residents were named to the Murray State University dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the university’s graduate and undergraduate students.

breaking

The Caldwell County Fiscal Court is offering residents a chance to dispose of waste tires at no cost next week.

Aiden Welch (from left), Meghan Ryder, Richard Vicker and Lamiyah Welch, all of Caldwell County, enjoy a splash along the shore of Lake Barkley at the Old Kuttawa Recreation Area. With schools out, temperatures rising and COVID-19 restrictions lifting, activity around the lakes area is begin…

Fredonia Valley-area seniors from three high schools, including Caldwell County High School, were honored Saturday night with a parade through Fredonia. An isolated downpour did not dampen the spirits of a resilient Class of 2020 that was forced under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic to en…

Election season was temporarily postponed because of COVID-19, but the basics of the upcoming primary, and its importance, remain the same.

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A letter to Caldwell County High School seniors from Superintendent Nate Huggins published Wednesday in the Princeton Times Leader was taken almost verbatim from a letter written last month by a superintendent in Georgia.

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Stage Stores Inc. announced Sunday that it has filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.

Due to the continued health risk associated with the coronavirus, the annual meeting of the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery, scheduled for May 23, will be postponed to a later date.

As millions of Americans have made the shift to working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it couldn’t be easier to stay connected — thanks in part to solid advancements in broadband connectivity.

editor's pick

Caldwell County students can receive bicycles this year for perfect attendance rewards thanks to donations from Princeton Freemasons.

Nineteen Caldwell County residents were named to the Murray State University dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the university’s graduate and undergraduate students.

The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding this year is June 1. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners earn payments for expanding conservation activities whil…

Kentucky farmers expect to harvest 29.6 million bushels of winter wheat during 2020, according to the Kentucky Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Justin Davis McIntosh, of Princeton, recently graduated from Murray State University with a bachelor’s degree in integrated studies in safety science. He is a son of Ronda and Don Gray and Lee and Vicki McIntosh. Justin and wife Chancie have two children, Ora Lee and Jo McIntosh.

• On May 4, at 8:20 p.m., officers responded to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart. Officers made contact with Brian H. McClain, 40, of Madisonville. An investigation revealed that he had left the store with more than $500 worth of merchandise without purchasing them. McClain was taken into …

“And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.” — Matthew 10: 14

Ashlynn Ramey, 8, of Eddyville, recently participated in the Caldwell/Lyon Baptist Association Bible drill. She is the daughter of Allison and Justin Ramey, who is pastor of Crider Baptist Church in Caldwell County. She scored 22 out of 24 and qualified for state. This year’s event was diffe…

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College announced that 16 Caldwell County residents were among the more than 1,100 students who were conditionally eligible to receive one or more associate degrees, diplomas or certificates during spring 2020.

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What is being called a senior prank done last weekend features a photo of Joe Exotic, aka “Tiger King,” of Netflix fame and infamy, on the Caldwell County Schools sign with the district mascot. “I thought it was kind of cute when I saw it,” Caldwell Superintendent Nate Huggins said. “It was …

Amy Adams, of Paducah, photographs Caldwell County High School graduates Jude East, valedictorian, and Callie Merrick, honors student, both of Princeton, on scenic Market House Square in downtown Paducah. The high school will host a digital graduation ceremony that will be available at 7 p.m…

Creswell Farms LLC began in late 2018 building a small cultivated mushroom operation. Stacey Brown, owner/operator started with a dream, lots of research, trial and error and the Grace of God learning the growing technique of cultivation mushrooms on sawdust blocks. Many have asked, “Why mus…

As the bright Spring sunlight chases away Winter’s lingering chill, and the treetops unfurl a verdant green, yards across West Kentucky begin to fill with the colorful blossoms of Bearded Iris. Bearded Iris exist in a whole rainbow of colors and combinations of colors. Truly they are a spect…

A thriving backyard garden requires homeowners to take steps to ensure the garden has the best environment in which to grow and thrive. The right tools and components, including trowels, rakes, soil, amendments, and fertilizer, can help gardeners create beautiful spaces. It’s also important …

The right tool for the job is essential to working safely and efficiently. This is as true in the workplace as it is in the garden.

Gardening is an engaging hobby that can provide a host of benefits, some of which may surprise even the most devoted gardeners. For example, the Harvard Medical School notes that just 30 minutes of gardening activities burns 135 calories, making gardening a fun and simple way to incorporate …

Exterior renovations can enhance the appearance of a property and make it more enjoyable for homeowners. Certain renovations have the potential to add value to a home, while others may do the opposite. Learning which one have the largest return on investment can help homeowners select featur…

Our backyards are some of the best places to spend the summer months, especially if you’re practicing social distancing and are tired of being cooped up indoors. Fortunately, it’s possible to transform your outdoor living space into a secluded, open-air retreat.

COVID-19 has brought changes to everything, and home design is no exception. Experts are expecting to see lasting impacts on everything from the materials we use to the rooms we prioritize. Check out these and other noteworthy trends:

Two defendants entered a guilty plea in Caldwell County Circuit Court on Tuesday, May 5, before Judge C.A. Woodall III.

Pennyrile Electric’s 83rd Annual Membership Meeting has been canceled due to COVID-19 and the threat it poses to consumer-members. The event had been scheduled for June 30th to be held in conjunction with the Western Kentucky State Fair. However, due to the concern for public health and rest…

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Despite a late start from COVID-19 closures, the Caldwell County Farmers Market launched a new website Tuesday for online orders.

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

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There’s a lot more people to pray for this year not only in Princeton, but many other places around the world grappling with the fallout from COVID-19, Brother Harrell Riley said.

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The hill on Beckner Lane from Ky. 293 to Caldwell County High School got a workout Thursday as seniors and their families took part in preparations for graduation.