Weather service surveying tornado damage in Kentucky
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a low-level tornado caused damage to a Kentucky Lake marina.
Meteorologist Kelly Hooper told the Courier Journal that an EF-1 tornado...
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Tourism officials in northwest Alabama say they hope the Tennessee RiverLine project happens soon.
The Tennessee RiverLine is a planned system of trails along the...
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — An Ohio River bridge connecting Kentucky and Illinois will remain closed for about five more months.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says an ongoing maintenance and...
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky county of McCracken is expected to have a $890,000 budget shortfall this upcoming fiscal year.
The Paducah Sun reports the county fiscal court held the first...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate majority leader says if there's a vacancy on the Supreme Court during next year's election cycle, the Republican-controlled Senate would likely confirm a nominee...
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paducah officials have approved an amendment to an anti-discrimination ordinance to protect religious liberty.
The Paducah Sun reports the council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to...
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — For as long as she can remember, Olivia Cahill has been captivated with weather.
What compelled Cahill, a meteorology student from Dry Ridge, to study at Western...
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paducah officials are debating possible amendments to an anti-discrimination ordinance to protect religious liberty.
The Paducah Sun reports , the ordinance that passed...
MARION, Ky. (AP) — Voters in a western Kentucky city have opted to allow alcohol sales.
WPSD-TV reports 680 residents cast ballots in Marion on the issue Tuesday with 403 in favor and 277...
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges that he placed a video recorder in a bathroom at a high school.
BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A defense attorney representing a teenager accused of killing two classmates during a shooting at a Kentucky school has asked that the trial be moved outside Marshall and...
Man charged with reckless homicide in inmate’s death
MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they've charged a Paducah man who provided drugs to an inmate at the Graves County jail with reckless homicide.
Kentucky state police investigating inmate’s death
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a Graves County Jail inmate.
According to a news release, the McCracken County Coroner's Office alerted...
Former coach pleads not guilty to sex abuse, child porn
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A former high school fishing coach has pleaded not guilty to charges of sex abuse and child pornography.
The Paducah Sun reports John Parks appeared in court Thursday to...
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan youth basketball coach accused of punching a Kentucky referee, knocking him unconscious, has been charged with assault.
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a Kentucky high school principal who had been accused of mishandling a student's allegations of sex abuse.
The Latest: Possible tornado damage reported in Alabama
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local):
Severe weather moving through Alabama caused heavy damage in parts of Cullman and Lawrence...
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Officials: Tornado hits Kentucky, leaving damage, injury
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A tornado touched down Thursday in Kentucky, leaving some damage and at least one injury, officials said.
A state of emergency was declared in a western Kentucky county...
Kentucky man drowns on flooded roadway
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a western Kentucky man pulled from flood water over a roadway has died.
News outlets report emergency crews responded to a call Tuesday evening reporting...
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor says he has dropped one of two charges against a high school principal accused of not reporting a student's allegations of sex abuse to police.
Flooding forces closure of Kentucky-Illinois bridge
WICKLIFFE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a bridge linking Kentucky and Illinois is being closed probably until late next week due to flooding.
Police charge principal with not reporting sex abuse
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky high school principal is facing criminal charges after police say he didn't report a student's allegations of sex abuse to police.
Court date set for ex-worker accused of giving inmate meth
HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — A court date has been set for a former Hickman, Kentucky, public works employee accused of providing an inmate under his supervision with methamphetamine.
Officials consider options to get rid of wild hogs
GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — An increase in the number of wild hogs at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area on the Kentucky-Tennessee border has officials considering options to get rid of the animals, including aerial gunning.
Weather Service confirms tornado hit southwest Indiana city
OAKLAND CITY, Ind. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado toppled trees and damaged homes last week in a small southwestern Indiana community.
The weather service's Paducah, Kentucky, office says a survey crew determined that an EF-1 tornado swept through Oakland City last Thursday with peak winds of 110 mph (177 kilometers per hour).
Crews will survey possible tornado damage in SW Indiana
OAKLAND CITY, Ind. (AP) — The National Weather Service says survey crews will be assessing storm damage in two southwestern Indiana counties to determine if tornadoes touched down there during Thursday's storms.
The weather service's Paducah, Kentucky, office says crews will examine storm damage Friday in Gibson and Pike Counties.
Appellate judge announces run for Supreme Court seat
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — An appellate judge has announced he will run for a spot on the Kentucky Supreme Court days after Justice Bill Cunningham retired.
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Families sue parents of Kentucky school shooting suspect
BENTON, Ky. (AP) — The families of victims of a Kentucky school shooting have filed separate civil lawsuits blaming the suspect's parents for failing to secure a handgun used in the attack.
The lawsuits say the mother and stepfather of Gabriel Parker were negligent in supervising the teen, who is charged with double murder and assault in the Jan. 23, 2018, shootings at Marshall County High School. Police say Parker, now 16, used his stepfather's gun.
Friendships, thrills help keep generations of Ski Nuts going
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — At first glance, the New Year's Day tradition a group of regional water-skiers has adopted may seem a bit, well, nuts.
But the Kentucky Lake Ski Nuts have proven their annual ritual has staying power: Members have braved occasional below-freezing temperatures and lakes encrusted with ice every Jan. 1 for 41 consecutive years.
Cunningham to step down from Kentucky Supreme Court
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham has announced that he will retire from the bench early next year.
News outlets report Cunningham, who is 74, announced on Thursday that his last day will be Feb. 1. He was first elected in 2006 to represent the First Supreme Court District, which encompasses 24 counties in western Kentucky.
Purple Toad Winery in Paducah known for sweet wines
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Purple Toad Winery in Paducah, Kentucky, has gained a great following among Tri-State sweet wine lovers.
Tasters enjoy the winery's clever flavors such as Black and Bruised (blackberry and Concord grape); Strawberry Lemonade and Chocolate Harbor (a strong port-style wine fermented with cocoa).
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Police investigate death of Kentucky jail inmate
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they are investigating the death of a McCracken County jail inmate.
A statement from police says jail staff called troopers on Friday to report an inmate had attempted to hang himself. Jail staff told police they found 35-year-old Ronald G. Ledbetter in his cell and gave him first aid until first responders arrived. The statement says Ledbetter was taken to a local hospital where he died early Sunday.
Bookkeeper who used stolen money for condo, trip sentenced
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A former Paducah bookkeeper who used stolen money to pay for a condo in Panama City, Florida, and a trip to see New York City's New Year's Eve ball drop, has been sentenced to prison.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Dana Thomas was a bookkeeper at Audiology and Hearing Center in Paducah, where she used company credit cards for personal transactions from about May 2015 to December 2017.
Paxton Media Group buys Kentucky New Era, 4 other papers
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paducah-based Paxton Media Group has bought the Kentucky New Era and four other newspapers.
Taylor Hayes is the publisher-editor of the Kentucky New Era. He said in a news release it was important to his family to keep the Hopkinsville paper in the commonwealth and pass it on to another family.
Kentucky hosting National Retriever Championship
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is hosting the National Retriever Championship for dogs.
A statement from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says it is the first time the state has hosted the event, which is the Super Bowl of competitive retrieving. The event begins Saturday at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources' West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area near Paducah and continues through Nov. 17, when the national champion will be crowned.
Coast Guard: formal probe of Louisiana bridge-closing crash
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard has begun a formal investigation of the crash that closed a Louisiana bridge over the Mississippi River.
A news release Thursday said the agency will identify unsafe conditions which may have contributed to the accident and ways to prevent similar occurrences.
FBI to open office in Paducah in western Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the FBI will open a new office in a western Kentucky community.
The Kentucky Republican says the new FBI office in Paducah will be beneficial in responding to drug-related crimes and any crisis situations in the region. McConnell had contacted FBI Director Christopher Wray to advocate for the office.
Estranged husband arrested in Fort Campbell soldier’s death
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The estranged husband of a Fort Campbell soldier has been accused of killing her in an off-duty shooting at a sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.
The FBI said Wednesday in a statement Victor Silvers was arrested on a federal complaint and will have a court hearing Thursday in Paducah.
Alerts offered for when inmates escape halfway houses
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Corrections says an automated system that alerts the public when inmates escape from prison is being expanded to include alerts when inmates escape halfway houses.
Department of Corrections Commissioner Jim Erwin announced the move Wednesday in a statement. He said the Keeton Corrections halfway house in Paducah has already been added to the system and all others in the state will be added by year's end.