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  Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White said he’s hopeful a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home in his county will soon be under control. River’s Bend Retirement Community in Kuttawa first had a resident test positive for the virus about two weeks ago.

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Governor Andy Beshear says the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus in west Kentucky is in Lyon County. During a press conference Tuesday, Beshear said the affected person is a 69-year-old man. 

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A proposed reduction in funds to fight invasive Asian Carp in Kentucky was removed after a tourism budget meeting in the Kentucky House of Representatives last week.

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  Federal and state officials on Monday will begin testing a new, experimental method to harvest invasive Asian Carp out of Kentucky Lake.

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Leaders in Lyon County are seeking to bring fiber optic internet access to all homes and businesses in the county through a new public partnership.

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   The Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet Friday morning to consider whether to allow weekend commercial fishing of Asian carp on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, and the Lyon County judge executive is making a push for its approval.

 

Commercial fishing of Asian carp on the two lakes is currently only allowed on weekdays during summer months, April to September, because of past concern that recreational boats might get caught in fishing nets.

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A youth group from Lyon County is planning a trip to Texas to aid victims of Harvey flooding. 

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An African American couple who recently moved to Lyon County have become a target of confusion and fear on social media. Area residents have taken to outlets including Facebook and Topix voicing concern about a rumored ‘Muslim’ group of ‘Refugees’ on private property.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget includes $12.4 million in raises for the Kentucky State Police and $4.5 million in salary increases for the state’s correctional officers.

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A pair of western Kentucky judge-executives met with Gov. Matt Bevin Wednesday ahead of his first budget request to discuss an initiative aimed at securing pay increases for state police and correctional officers.

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