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2 arrested after traffic stop turns into foot chase, drug bust

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – Two men face charges after a traffic stop turned into a foot chase and drugs found. Miles Estes, 31, of Trenton, New Jersey faces charges of fleeing or evading police 1st degree (on foot), resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia and criminal mischief 3rd degree.
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Paris Home, Contents Total Loss After Fire

Paris, Tenn.– A Paris home was destroyed by fire Wednesday along with a bass fishing boat and pickup truck. There were no injuries; the residents were not at home at the time of the fire. Paris Firefighters were called to 301 Greenwood Dr. at 11:45 a.m. and as they...
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Marshall County Daily

Drug Arrest after a short foot pursuit

UPDATE: WANTED Gunman: He engaged in a shootout with Kentucky State Police. A man was arrested Monday morning, charged with stealing items from a vehicle, less than a week after he was arrested for the same offense. KSP Charges Floyd Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses. Traffic Stop Leads...
Murray Ledger & Times

KYTC gives update on 641 South widening

MURRAY – The project to widen U.S. 641 South into a four-lane highway from Murray to the Tennessee state line is ahead of schedule and slated to be completed next summer, a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman said Thursday. Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers is the prime contractor for...

Fireworks To Light Up Sky At Paris Landing On 4th Of July

Buchanan, Tenn.–Fireworks will be lighting up the night sky at Paris Landing State Park on the Fourth of July again this year. The fireworks display will be sponsored by the Henry County Tourism Authority, Paris-Henry County Jaycees and Friends of Paris Landing. David “Tater” Hayes, who has overseen the...
Murray Ledger & Times

Whitaker commits to Bellarmine

MURRAY — Murray High basketball standout Grant Whitaker has chosen to end the drama early when it comes to his choice for where he would like to continue his career at the collegiate level. Whitaker announced in a Twitter post late Wednesday that he was choosing to commit to...

NW Tennessee Economic Development Council Appoints New Director

Dresden, Tenn.–The Board of Directors of Northwest TN Economic Development Council has recently appointed Mrs. Cheryl Oglesby-Townes as the Executive Director of Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council located in Dresden. She replaces Don Ridgeway of Paris, who recently retired. Oglesby-Townes’ appointment to the position of Executive Director is a...

KY 94/Main St. to close July 4 in Murray for Independence Day parade

MURRAY, Ky. (KFVS) - The city of Murray will close a section of KY 94/Main Street on Monday, July 4. According to a release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, it will be closed from U.S. 641/12th Street (mile point 9.769) to KY 2594/Industrial Drive (mile point 10.828) for the Freedom Fest parade.

Fire tears through 2 abandoned buildings in South Fulton

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. - Firefighters spent Thursday evening battling fires in two abandoned structures in South Fulton. The fire started shortly after 9 p.m. South Fulton Fire Rescue Lt. Eric Jackson said crews arrived to find an abandoned home burning along Mason Road. They quickly began to battle the blaze.

Baby Wallaby Popular Feature Of Petting Zoo

Paris, Tenn–Tommie Terrell and Cheddar the Wallaby were popular features at Tuesday’s Petting Zoo event at Ogburn Park in Paris. The five-month-old Wallaby received plenty of pets and hugs. A huge crowd was on hand for the event, sponsored by the W.G. Rhea Library. The Bowties & Tutus Mobile Petting Zoo from Sharon brought numerous unique animals to the park, where long lines were waiting to pet and get to know them. (Shannon McFarlin photo).

Portion of Murray Main St. closing for Independence Day parade

MURRAY, KY — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced a section of Main St. in Murray will be closed for the Freedom Fest parade from 8:15 a.m. to approximately 12 p.m. on Monday, July 4. They said the closure will be from 12th St. to Industrial Drive and should take...

Paris City Mayor Honored By WestStar

Martin, Tenn.–Carlton Gerrell, of Paris, was honored for his service on the WestStar Leadership Program’s Board of Trustees during the program’s graduation ceremony on June 21 at The Venue at Twin Oaks in Humboldt. Gerrell’s appointment on the board will end July 1. He is the mayor of Paris as well as a 2016 WestStar Graduate. Gerrell (left) is pictured with University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor Keith Carver. For more information about WestStar, contact Virginia Grimes, assistant director, at or 731-881-7787.
Murray Ledger & Times

The perfect tribute for an animal lover

MURRAY – During the summer of 2020, the Calloway County Animal Shelter staff recognized a great need. Animal Shelter Manager Darla Jackson explained that, because of COVID, the shelter was not open to the public, but the staff wanted to continue doing adoptions. Since they were not allowed to let the public enter the building, the workaround was to do them outdoors. The problem was there was nowhere to go outside to stay out of rain or seek shade on hot summer days. What the shelter needed was a pavilion, but where they would get the funds to do that, they did not know.
CBS 46

Crews battle two-structure fire in South Fulton

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Roughly thirty firefighters battled a two-structure fire in South Fulton on Thursday evening. The initial call came in just before 9:30 p.m. at a vacant structure on Mason Road near Hunter Street in South Fulton. Crews then realized a second building, the Orange Petit Academy, was...
Murray Ledger & Times

Racers’ future football schedule has big names

MURRAY — Murray State’s entrance into the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2023 will continue to see the presence of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents. According to the website,, the Racers’ inaugural season in the MVFC will include a Sept. 9, 2023 visit to in-state opponent Louisville, a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. This is a program with whom Murray State is quite familiar, having played the Cardinals 20 times.