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Hopkins County man arrested for drugs after motorcycle stop

A Saturday afternoon traffic stop, on 21st Street in Paducah, led to the arrest of a Hopkins County man. McCracken County Sheriff's deputies stopped a motorcycle, driven by 33-year-old Matthew S. Wedge of Nebo, Kentucky, for, allegedly, not having a license plate. During their contact with Wedge, deputies, allegedly, discovered...
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Police issue warning on Madisonville Municipal Utilities scam call

Police are warning residents in Madisonville, Kentucky, of a scam phone call that's going around. The Madisonville Police Department says that a new spam call is in circulation, claiming to come from Madisonville Municipal Utilities. According to MPD, the fraudulent call claims that you're in "good standing" with the company,...

A farmers market and a 'biscuit house' make up Evansville-area food news

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — We're bringing you Tri-State restaurant happenings and food news you need to know. Here's the latest. The next Evansville Farmers Market will happen outside Washington Square Mall on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The monthly market features food trucks, food and other vendors, plants and produce, arts and crafts and more. Watch for more produce as the season progresses. This month’s market will raise awareness and donations for the local...

Local organizations donating furniture to tornado victims

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WEHT) – A local organization is hosting an event called Furniture Give-a-way for families that lost their homes and belongings in the December 10 tornado. The American Red Cross and the MERCY Man’s Empowerment Resource Center 4 You are holding the event during the following times and dates: May 23: 1 p.m. to […]

Furniture giveaway event happening in Madisonville for Kentucky tornado victims

An event looking to help Kentuckians who lost their homes and belongings to the December 2021 tornadoes is happening in Madisonville later this month. Officials with the Hopkins County Fiscal Court say a furniture giveaway event is taking place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23, and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24.

Kentucky primary election: Who's running for Henderson City Commission

HENDERSON, Ky. — Eight candidates are vying for four seats on the Henderson City Board of Commissioners in Tuesday's primary election. The incumbents on the ballot are Austin Vowels, Robert Pruitt and Rodney Thomas. Also running are Nicholas Whitt, Dwight E. Williams, Jay Randolph, Donald R. Bridges and Tre'Michel Perkins. Whitt and Bridges ran unsuccessfully for seats on the board in 2020. ...

Extensive Tornado Cleanup Effort At UK Research And Education Center

The effort to clean up tornado and storm debris at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton was massive following the December 10 tornado that destroyed almost every building on the station. The debris cleanup effort was headed up by U.K. Extension Forage Specialist Dr. Chris Tuesch,...

Two Injured in Friday Night Crash in Gallatin County

SHAWNEETOWN – Four Shawneetown residents were involved in an injury crash Friday night in Gallatin County. According to Illinois State Police, a van driven by 25-year-old Breanna Gross of Shawneetown was going north on Shawneetown/New Haven Road just south of Highland Road, when Gross ran off the road to the right and rolled over.

Dawson Springs Rotary Club offering to replace furniture

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (WFIE) - The Dawson Springs Rotary Club is accepting applications to replace furniture lost in the Dec. 10 tornadoes. In a Facebook post, the Rotary Club says anyone who had furniture lost or damaged in the storms can apply through their link to have it replaced. Anyone...

Why Bald Eagles Love Henderson, Kentucky

How rare and majestic it is to see a bald eagle in the wild! Eagles are selective about where they build their nests and raise their young, as any protective parent should be. While they retreat to low-noise and low-traffic areas, it doesn’t mean they are impossible to find. Henderson, Kentucky is a unique hot-spot for eagle activity. How can you increase your odds of seeing one in-person? Keep reading!

How Well Do You Know Henderson History?

Henderson’s Central Park, once known as Transylvania Park (part of land set aside for public use in 1797), is believed to be the oldest municipal park west of the Allegheny Mountains. The first town jail was located within the public lands set aside for the park. Henderson is known...

Madisonville man charged with trafficking meth

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WEHT) – Madisonville/Hopkins County Vice/Narcotics Unit (MHCVNU) made a drug trafficking arrest. According to a release, in early 2022 detectives with the MHCVNU received information in reference to a huge distributor of crystal meth in Hopkins County.  MHCVNU says that for more than a month, a joint investigation with DEA Paducah was conducted […]

Superseding Indictment Handed Down in 2019 Fatal Sinking Fork Crash

A superseding indictment has been handed down in Christian County Circuit Court against a Crittenden County man charged in a 2019 fatal traffic near Hopkinsville. 37-year-old Robert Jackson of Marion had previously been charged with two counts of reckless homicide and two counts of wanton endangerment stemming from a two-vehicle wreck that occurred in 2019 two days before Christmas on Kentucky 91. Christian County Sheriff’s deputies said Jackson crossed the center line about a mile north of Sinking Fork Baptist Church and hit a truck driven by 32-year-old Misty Quarles of Cerulean.