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Caldwell County High School freshman goalkeeper Corbin Nichols leaves his feet to stop a shot on goal in practice Thursday night at the Butler soccer field. The Tigers’ season is scheduled to begin Sept. 7 in Mayfield.

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U.S. Army Col. George F. Barber (ret.) of Princeton received the Outstanding Veteran Volunteer Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution Kentucky Society for his commitment to serving the local veterans through American Legion Post 68 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5595.

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In the first week of August, the Pennyrile District Health Department reported one new case of COVID-19 in Caldwell County, a 67-year-old man who was confirmed Monday.

Remember when it was socially acceptable to shake hands with others? I am looking forward to that day again. There is so much revealed in that brief physical encounter. Traditionally it has been one of the first impressions that we make on others and they on us. Texture, strength, confidence…

Four area home health agencies have been ranked among the best in an annual patient satisfaction study, including one in Princeton

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The City of Kuttawa recently named its longest and most vital street to honor a man who once headed city — and county — government.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by Congress.

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The Caldwell County Fiscal Court on Wednesday approved the second reading of an amendment to a nepotism ordinance originally passed in 1994 and amended in 2005.

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With the state moratorium on evictions lifted today, the dog days of summer could bring a tidal wave of evictions amid late summer heat and humidity in the commonwealth.

The annual Dotson Days celebration has been cancelled this year, due to COVID-19. The celebration in the past kicked off with the Community Disciples hosting the annual banquet Thursday, with activities scheduled for the rest of the week, through Sunday.

The following deeds have been recorded in clerk Toni Watson’s office:

The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive for noon-6 p.m. Aug. 6 at Calvary Baptist Church.

Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center is holding a blood drive sponsored by Cash Express from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the bloodmobile parked at Cash Express, 311 U.S. Hwy. 62 West, Princeton. Each donor will receive a T-shirt.

The Caldwell County Historical Society has made the decision to cancel the next scheduled meeting set for Aug. 6. The decision was made because of current circumstances of COVID-19.

Caldwell County has had three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 since July 20, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 48.

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Lt. Col. Matthew Crawford returned to Fort Campbell this month to take command of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion — and he has ties to Caldwell County.

Thousands of census takers are about to begin the most labor-intensive part of America’s once-a-decade headcount: visiting the 56 million households that have not yet responded to the 2020 questionnaire.

I do not write to pick sides, although sometimes it may be obvious which side I am on. Some people do write to pick sides. That is not my intention. I write to think on paper, and in doing so anyone that reads is carried along with my personal attempts to make sense of the world I am in. Agr…

Kentucky is the fourth known state to report suspicious packages appearing to originate from China containing seeds. Multiple states have opened investigations. If you receive a suspicious package of seeds that you did not order, do not plant them, as they could contain an invasive species; …

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the July Crop Production recently, showing some disappointing news for growers in Caldwell County, the state’s sixth largest producer of the grain. The yield forecast for Kentucky wheat was down 17% from last year.

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One Caldwell County resident will replace another as warden of Western Kentucky Correction Complex in Lyon County.

The Caldwell County Grand Jury met July 10, 2020, and returned two felony indictments, and one no true bill.

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The Butler-Caldwell County Alumni and Friends Association — an event held in association with the Black Patch Heritage Festival — canceled its reunion for this year.

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Josh Duncan, owner of Dunc’s Tires and Dunc’s Towing, sponsored a fireworks display for the community at City-County Park on the Fourth of July, and the community now has a chance to support the event.

A fundraiser last week for an area boy battling cancer exceeded its goal of $10,000, and an all-day benefit today at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville will further help Lyon County’s Owen Matthews, 10, in his fight against a rare and aggressive form of the disease.

Kentucky’s latest official highway map is now available, and it includes specific routes highlighting the state’s music culture.

Caldwell County’s unemployment rate fell below 5% in June for the first time since December of last year as the economy slowly recovers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Four defendants entered a guilty plea in Caldwell County Circuit Court on Tuesday, July 7, before Judge C.A. Woodall III.

The Perry Cemetery Trustees will have the annual meeting on the cemetery grounds at 9 a.m. Aug. 8. The meeting is open to the public. Social distancing will be required.

The annual Millwood Cemetery meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People who wish to help with the upkeep of the cemetery may do so by sending donations to Millwood Cemetery, c/o Kay Hammons, 1231 HWY. 126, Princeton, KY 42445.

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A 40-day revival for men that will cover six states began July 6 in Tennessee and will conclude with events at two Kentucky Baptist churches in August.

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A pastor known for being evangelistic as well as a staunch supporter of the Cooperative Program will be nominated for president of the 2022 Pastor’s Conference of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

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Remember when it was socially acceptable to shake hands with others? I am looking forward to that day again. There is so much revealed in that brief physical encounter. Traditionally it has been one of the first impressions that we make on others and they on us. Texture, strength, confidence…

Four area home health agencies have been ranked among the best in an annual patient satisfaction study, including one in Princeton

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The City of Kuttawa recently named its longest and most vital street to honor a man who once headed city — and county — government.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by Congress.

editor's pick

The Caldwell County Fiscal Court on Wednesday approved the second reading of an amendment to a nepotism ordinance originally passed in 1994 and amended in 2005.

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With the state moratorium on evictions lifted today, the dog days of summer could bring a tidal wave of evictions amid late summer heat and humidity in the commonwealth.

The annual Dotson Days celebration has been cancelled this year, due to COVID-19. The celebration in the past kicked off with the Community Disciples hosting the annual banquet Thursday, with activities scheduled for the rest of the week, through Sunday.

The following deeds have been recorded in clerk Toni Watson’s office:

The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive for noon-6 p.m. Aug. 6 at Calvary Baptist Church.

Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center is holding a blood drive sponsored by Cash Express from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the bloodmobile parked at Cash Express, 311 U.S. Hwy. 62 West, Princeton. Each donor will receive a T-shirt.

The Caldwell County Historical Society has made the decision to cancel the next scheduled meeting set for Aug. 6. The decision was made because of current circumstances of COVID-19.

Caldwell County has had three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 since July 20, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 48.

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Lt. Col. Matthew Crawford returned to Fort Campbell this month to take command of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion — and he has ties to Caldwell County.

Thousands of census takers are about to begin the most labor-intensive part of America’s once-a-decade headcount: visiting the 56 million households that have not yet responded to the 2020 questionnaire.

I do not write to pick sides, although sometimes it may be obvious which side I am on. Some people do write to pick sides. That is not my intention. I write to think on paper, and in doing so anyone that reads is carried along with my personal attempts to make sense of the world I am in. Agr…

Kentucky is the fourth known state to report suspicious packages appearing to originate from China containing seeds. Multiple states have opened investigations. If you receive a suspicious package of seeds that you did not order, do not plant them, as they could contain an invasive species; …

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the July Crop Production recently, showing some disappointing news for growers in Caldwell County, the state’s sixth largest producer of the grain. The yield forecast for Kentucky wheat was down 17% from last year.

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One Caldwell County resident will replace another as warden of Western Kentucky Correction Complex in Lyon County.

The Caldwell County Grand Jury met July 10, 2020, and returned two felony indictments, and one no true bill.

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The Butler-Caldwell County Alumni and Friends Association — an event held in association with the Black Patch Heritage Festival — canceled its reunion for this year.

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Josh Duncan, owner of Dunc’s Tires and Dunc’s Towing, sponsored a fireworks display for the community at City-County Park on the Fourth of July, and the community now has a chance to support the event.

A fundraiser last week for an area boy battling cancer exceeded its goal of $10,000, and an all-day benefit today at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville will further help Lyon County’s Owen Matthews, 10, in his fight against a rare and aggressive form of the disease.

Kentucky’s latest official highway map is now available, and it includes specific routes highlighting the state’s music culture.

Caldwell County’s unemployment rate fell below 5% in June for the first time since December of last year as the economy slowly recovers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Four defendants entered a guilty plea in Caldwell County Circuit Court on Tuesday, July 7, before Judge C.A. Woodall III.

The Perry Cemetery Trustees will have the annual meeting on the cemetery grounds at 9 a.m. Aug. 8. The meeting is open to the public. Social distancing will be required.

The annual Millwood Cemetery meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People who wish to help with the upkeep of the cemetery may do so by sending donations to Millwood Cemetery, c/o Kay Hammons, 1231 HWY. 126, Princeton, KY 42445.

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A 40-day revival for men that will cover six states began July 6 in Tennessee and will conclude with events at two Kentucky Baptist churches in August.

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A pastor known for being evangelistic as well as a staunch supporter of the Cooperative Program will be nominated for president of the 2022 Pastor’s Conference of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Caldwell County had one additional case of COVID-19 confirmed over the weekend, bringing the county’s total of confirmed cases to 45.

Traffic on Ky. 128 south of Princeton was diverted for about 6 1/2 hours Friday when a tractor-trailer overturned, spilling part of its cargo onto the highway.

There will always be “glass half full” and “glass half empty” people. Both will always be right. Personally, the thing that keeps me more on the half-full side are all the half-empty people that spoke and wrote in the past. It is those who accurately described catastrophic events or put thei…

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The coronavirus has required pastors and churches to get creative. For a rural Baptist church in Caldwell County, that creativity involved a baptism that is reminiscent of those performed in bygone eras.

Back in February, caution was in order, as we knew little about the tiny COVID-19 virus whose threat loomed large. What else could we do but follow our leaders and public health experts?

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The Caldwell County Fiscal Court on Wednesday approved the first reading of a nepotism ordinance into the county’s hiring policies.

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Owen Matthews, a 10-year-old Lyon County boy with a rare form of cancer, stands with his family, (from left) Chase and Jennifer Matthews and Sarah Spurlock.