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Benton Police seek help identifying potential suspects

Benton Police are asking for help identifying two men seen on surveillance video, on Monday. The photos are screen captures from the Benton Hardware surveillance system, and the men were present around the time of an alleged theft. Police ask anyone with information about the identities of these men to...
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Marshall County Daily

Calvert city police reports

Kentucky State Police detectives have arrested a Paducah man following a sexual abuse investigation. WK&T to bring high-speed fiber internet to underserved rural areas of Marshall County. Land Between the Lakes Quota Deer Hunt Applications Available July 1-31 Important Announcement. Marshall County Exceptional Center raises $36,000 at annual golf tournament.
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W.C. Young Community Center plans 6 days of Emancipation Celebration events

PADUCAH — Paducah's W.C. Young Communication Center has released a schedule of events for their 6-day-long Emancipation celebration in a year they have dubbed the "year of the man." The celebration begins on August 3 and ends on August 8 with an emancipation breakfast at the community center. There...

County leaders call on city of Paducah to sign sports complex agreement

PADUCAH- The E-911 Center and outdoor sports complex remain in limbo as McCracken County and the city of Paducah have yet to sign inter-local agreements. County leaders reviewed where they stand on both projects at their meeting, on Monday. The county and the city are still negotiating on the official...
Murray Ledger & Times

Concert proceeds donated to HOPE for Veterans

MURRAY – A local couple recently threw a concert in the area to raise money for HOPE Calloway’s HOPE for Veterans program. Kelyn and Rachel Brown of Murray, owners of Freedom Sound Projection, launched an event in June 2021 called Music Strikes Back for Veterans. The concert was staged at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, and the approximately $4,800 in profits for the first year went to the Pennyroyal Regional Veterans Center in Hopkinsville. This year’s event, which was held June 4, raised a a total of $10,380, and after consulting with Murray’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6291 Commander Ryan Buchanan, the Browns decided to give the money directly to HOPE for Veterans.

Wanted Fugitive Arrested During Traffic Stop

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY - On June 25th, 2022, at approximately 8:15pm, a Deputy with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 60 West near Kevil. During the traffic stop, the Deputy recognized 29-year-old Samantha C. Bennett, of Paducah, in the passenger seat of the...
Murray Ledger & Times

Calloway’s Poston continues to play well on Bluegrass Golf Tour

LEXINGTON — Calloway County High School golfer Aidan Poston tied for 11th in the boys 15-18 age division of last week’s Bluegrass Golf Tour College Showcase at the University Club’s Big Blue Golf Course and Wildcat Course. Poston, who will a Laker senior during the upcoming season,...

Love hits walk-off as Chiefs beat RiverDawgs 2-1

PADUCAH, Ky. - The Paducah Chiefs defeated the Owensboro RiverDawgs 2-1 on Monday thanks to a 10th inning walk-off from Tucker Love. The incoming Murray State freshman struck with an RBI late to help the Chiefs improve to 7-14. Paducah's Payton Heinley pitched eight innings, throwing nine strikeouts and allowing...

Classic Murray restaurant closes its doors after decades of service

After more than 50 years in Murray, a family-owned restaurant has closed its doors. Since 1970, two things have been certain in Murray: the sun will rise, and no one does home-cooked breakfast like Hungry Bear. A sign outside the building, where the business moved to in 1988, shows the...

Thousands raised for Marshall County Exceptional Center at golf tournament

A record amount of money was raised for the Marshall County Exceptional Center on Saturday during the annual Mike Miller Memorial Golf Tournament. Executive Director Lindsey Walker announced the event raised $36,000 for the organization, exceeding all previous years. Walker thanked everyone that helped make the event a success, including...

Powell, Nimmo back on course at Murray State

PADUCAH, KY -- Jay Nimmo and Tyler Powell have spent years waling around golf courses together. "It's pretty cool to have a relationship that's been 80-percent of my life, as long as I can remember," said Nimmo. From young kids learning the game, to winning region and state titles at...
Murray Ledger & Times

Brown signs free agent deal with Pacers

MURRAY — Former Murray State men’s basketball star Tevin Brown did not hear his name called Thursday in two rounds of the 2022 NBA Draft. But the native of Fairhope, Alabama will still get a good opportunity to prove what he can do in the top league in the world.

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Tennessee Opens New Lodge at Paris Landing State Park

BUCHANAN, Tenn. (AP) — officials have opened a new lodge at Paris Landing State Park that features 91 guest rooms. The state Department of Environment and Conservation says officials on Monday opened the new facility that also has indoor and outdoor dining and conference spaces. The lodge includes fire...
Murray Ledger & Times

Obituaries, June 28, 2022

Firmin R Giesbrecht, fondly known as FG, was born Nov. 28, 1936, in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada to Cornelius and Margaretha Giesbrecht. He was the youngest of 11 children. Our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend left this temporary earth home for his forever home in Heaven on Friday, June 24, 2022.
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Leaving it better than he found it; Saal reflects on successes from short AD stint at Murray State

MURRAY — Newly-named Wichita State University Director of Athletics Kevin Saal was only at Murray State for a little more than three years. In reflecting on his tenure last week, Saal said those three years resulted in exactly what every person in his position aims to have happen. The programs, collectively, are stronger than when he found them.

Paducah Police hosting Junior Citizen's Police Academy

The Paducah Police Department has revived a program that was halted by COVID-the Junior Citizen's Police Academy. Paducah Police said in a Facebook post that 11 students are taking part in the program. On Monday, officers showed the students equipment from the department's bomb squad and demonstrated how they perform...