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RYAN HERMENS | The SunStaying hydratedCameron Traylor drinks water during a football practice at Caldwell County High School in Princeton Thursday morning. Area football teams began practices last week, and the season begins next month. The high today is forecast to be in the upper 90s with the heat index near 110. The heat wave is expected to continue until Sunday.

Staying hydrated

Cameron Traylor drinks water during a football practice at Caldwell County High School in Princeton Thursday morning. Area football teams began prac ...

Wreck hurts 1

A Metropolis woman was injured Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 24 near the 1 mile marker, according to a report from the ...

RYAN HERMENS | The Sun Siblings David (8) and Addie (6) Reed of Burna swim in Lake Barkley on Thursday morning at the beach at Kuttawa Recreation Area. Regional temperatures are forecast to remain in the mid- to high-90s through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

RYAN HERMENS | The Sun

Siblings David (8) and Addie (6) Reed of Burna swim in Lake Barkley on Thursday morning at the beach at Kuttawa Recreation Are ...

Wreck hurts 1

A Metropolis woman was injured Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 24 near the 1 mile marker, according to a rep ...

Staying hydrated

Cameron Traylor drinks water during a football practice at Caldwell County High School in Princeton Thursday morning. Area football teams began practi ...

RYAN HERMENS | The SunMembers of the Calloway County High School marching band practice outside the school Wednesday morning. This is the first of two weeks of band camp. This week, the musicians are practicing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with plenty of water and meal breaks in between.

At attention

RYAN HERMENS | The Sun

Members of the Calloway County High School marching band practice outside the school Wednesday morning. This is the first of t ...

MALLORY PANUSKA | The SunYours trulyEllie Vaughn, a St. Mary High School senior, pens a letter filled with words of kindness and encouragement Monday to a local elementary school student as part of a letter-writing campaign organized by the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation and Paducah Bank. Several St. Mary students participated in the campaign at Etcetera Coffeehouse with the goal of ensuring every area student begins the 2016 school year with a letter promoting a year of kindness.

Yours truly

MALLORY PANUSKA | The Sun

Ellie Vaughn, a St. Mary High School senior, pens a letter filled with words of kindness and encouragement Monday to a local ...

MALLORY PANUSKA | The SunPraying for peaceA group of attendees at a communitywide rally for peace bow their heads Sunday at the Noble Park Amphitheater in Paducah while listening to a speaker deliver a prayer. A group of local residents organized the Concert Rally for Peace in response to recent violence and growing racial tensions. The open-forum concert attracted a decent crowd and included music, poems and other artistic expressions for the cause.

Praying for peace

MALLORY PANUSKA | The Sun

A group of attendees at a communitywide rally for peace bow their heads Sunday at the Noble Park Amphitheater in Paducah whi ...

RYAN HERMENS | The SunRow, row...A team competes in the Grand Rivers Dragon Boat Festival Saturday near Lighthouse Landing. This was the first year the event was held, and seven teams competed in the races. The event benefited Livingston County Helping Hands. Teams were comprised of 20 members each, and a practice session and all necessary equipment were included in the team registration.

Row, row...

RYAN HERMENS | The Sun

A team competes in the Grand Rivers Dragon Boat Festival Saturday near Lighthouse Landing. This was the first year the event w ...

RYAN HERMENS | The SunBerry well doneBryson Forthman (second from left), 2, shows off blueberries he picked while at Quint's Farm in Brookport, Ill., along with his 1-year-old brother, Brayden (left), 8-year-old sister Jordan (right), and parents Tiffany and Adam (not pictured). The family, from Metropolis, Ill., visited the you-pick berry fields on Saturday morning, collecting blackberries and blueberries. Gary Quint, who runs the farm along with his wife, Connie, said Saturday was last day the farm would be open for berry picking this year. While the season usually lasts only five weeks, Quint said the year was so good they remained open for an additional week. Berries will again be available next June.

Berry well done

RYAN HERMENS | The Sun

Bryson Forthman (second from left), 2, shows off blueberries he picked while at Quint's Farm in Brookport, Ill., along with his ...

In our schools

â ¢ South Livingston Elementary SBDM -- 4:30 p.m. Monday, office conference room.

â ¢ Mayfield Board of Education -- 6 p.m. Monday, board office.

â ¢ ...

RYAN HERMENS | The SunFirefighters work to extinguish a blaze Friday afternoon in the 3300 block of Hovekamp Road. Reidland-Farley Fire Chief Rick Archer said the house was abandoned and slated to be torn down before the fire started. Archer said workers were clearing the property and burning brush when the fire spread to a tree that had fallen on the house, igniting the structure.

House fire

RYAN HERMENS | The Sun

Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze Friday afternoon at a residence in the 3300 block of Hovekamp Road. Reidland-Farley fi ...

Murray State University photoMature fallow bucks develop antlers that are palmated -- flattened and moose-like.

An exotic tale

This region's only wild cluster of fallow deer is just hanging on nowadays.

Someone new to the topic asked recently: What percentage of deer around h ...

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