Work Zone Along U.S. 641 in Benton starts Monday, June 29

FREE Project includes curb, gutter, utility, and roadway improvements

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone along a section of U.S. 641 in Benton starting June 29, 2020. This work zone along U.S. 641 runs from mile point 7.98 near the Town Creek Bridge extending northward through downtown Benton to mile point 8.824 at the KY 348/5th Street intersection, a distance of about […]

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Construction Bid Approved for New U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland

Project expected to be completed in 2023 PADUCAH, Ky. (June 23, 2020) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has approved a bid for the construction of a new U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland in Livingston County. Jim Smith Contracting, of Grand Rivers, submitted a bid of $63,627,756 for the construction of a new continuous truss structure immediately downstream from […]

When science brings challenging information we turn it off

Science is an amazing thing. It has a long history of lack of acceptance. When the earliest telescopes showed clearly the world was round the visual information of ships rising up and into view from across a round surfaced ocean was soundly rejected. The same was true for the revelation that the Sun did not revolve around the Earth and […]

We must become champions for Calvert City

Knowing where you are headed is always a good idea. Calvert City has released information about how to let your City leaders know what you would like to see happen in your City. The story is on the front page of this week’s issue of The Lake News. We urge you to participate. These quest for information come in cycles. […]

Young groundskeeper brings memories of summers past

My grandparents’ neighbor for many years on the lake was Mr. Ed Gatewood. Mr. Gatewood was the most dedicated groundskeeper I have ever seen. He rode his lawn mower to and fro with precision. Mole’s rarely dared cross his property line. The only conversation I recall having with Mr. Gatewood was when he brought a mole he had just caught […]

City request community to answer short questionnaire


Currently, on the City’s website and on paper in City Hall is a short questionnaire related to City services and opportunities. The information is very important in the development of Calvert’s Comprehensive plan and your assistance in completing the document would be most helpful. It will Take between 20 to 30 minutes. Thanks for helping. I am glad to see […]

As a reminder summer days will now start getting shorter

Of course I’m on the patio enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon, no rain. It had stopped raining earlier and I checked the radar on my phone and I concluded I had at least an hour of no rain to walk. It was also cool and I did want to beat the later forecast of higher temps and humidity. Upon arriving […]