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Tip leads to fugitive's arrest in Lyon County

A complaint about a fugitive in Eddyville led to one arrest. Deputies and Eddyville police responded to US 62, just east of Eddyville. Authorities said two people from Michigan had recently moved to Lyon County and both had non-extraditable warrants for their arrest from outside Kentucky. On of the suspects,...
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Paducah copes with ongoing staffing shortages

PADUCAH — The Paducah Area Transit Authority (PATS) is feeling the sting of staff shortages. They're currently short more than 15 drivers. They're not the only local service being hit by low staffing. The city of Paducah's services are also being impacted. City Manager Daron Jordan says they're short...
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Graves County may see new Hampton Inn

Graves County could be the home of a new, state-of-the-art 87-room hotel. Local investor Al Nathu and his attorney, James Parsons, presented new hotel plans to the Graves County Fiscal Court on Monday, in hopes of building a new Hampton Inn. Nathu said he already has a franchise approval in...

Paducah's Labor Day parade returns after 2-year absence

After being canceled in 2020 and 2021, the West Kentucky Labor Day Committee invites everyone to participate in their 47th annual Labor Day parade and family celebration on September 5. The parade usually draws up to 60 entries with floats, vehicles, marching bands and hundreds of local laborers heading up...

Calvert City man jailed on McCracken drug, gun charges

McCracken County deputies netted a Calvert City man on drug and gun charges after reports of a suspicious vehicle. Deputies received a tip about a suspicious motorcycle parked on Hines Road late Monday night, and arrived to find 35-year-old Terry D. Foulks. The interaction led to a search of Foulks'...

Twin sisters attend prestigious military academy programs

PADUCAH — Twin sisters are proving they're ready to serve their country, taking part in two prestigious military programs this summer. Clare Shirk was accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Summer Seminar, while her sister, Audrey Shirk, completed the Coast Guard Academy Introductory Mission (AIM) program. They are some of the only students at Paducah Tilghman High to ever attend. Their father's been a big inspiration, but as you'll see, the Shirks have made service and sacrifice a family legacy.

Girl's cross country team assists with animal shelter

This summer, Monday mornings for the Graves County High School’s varsity cross country team could be seen running a four-mile trip to the local animal shelter, giving the furry friends who are looking for a home a nice surprise. A walk, filled with playtime and treats. Coach Kayla Wilson...

ACS Gospel Benefit Concert returning to Metropolis

When Martha Bormann was asked if her gospel trio would hold a concert to help the Massac County Unit of the American Cancer Society meet its fundraising goal, she couldn’t have imagined what would occur over the next 28 years. Following a two-year absence because of COVID-19, the American...

Demolition Of Mayfield Commercial Structures To Begin Wednesday

Mayfield, Ky.–At the request of the City of Mayfield, The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to close a section of KY 58/KY 80//Broadway in Downtown Mayfield starting Wednesday, August 10, 2022. This closure of KY 58/KY 80/Broadway in Mayfield is to allow demolition of commercial structures along the west...

Church picnic also part of Fancy Farm's charm

Some came for the politics, some came for the pork (or mutton). With temperatures again reaching into the 90s, crowds braved the heat to picnic, play bingo, promote a candidate or heckle one at the 142nd St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic. Gerald Elliott spent the morning chopping meat for the...

Students and Their Mental Health: What Are Your Schools Doing?

As the school year starts, many are focused on buying school supplies, new shoes, and finding out the name of their homeroom teacher. However, one thing may slip the mind of many guardians this new school year — their student’s mental health. Staff at Mayfield Independent Schools and Graves County High School have made preparations to ensure that mental health resources are readily available.

Mayfield mayor explains funding numbers released in voluntary audit

MAYFIELD, KY — A closer look is being taken into how the city of Mayfield is spending money to rebuild after December's deadly tornado. We’re now eight months after money poured into west Kentucky. Recently, the city requested an audit by a third party showing how much money the city received. The goal was to allow people to see how much money has been received and spent so far.

Brookport man arrested after allegedly found passed out behind the wheel

A Brookport man was arrested Saturday after he was reportedly found passed out behind the wheel of his truck. Metropolis Police spotted a truck stopped along Ferry Street with the engine running. The officer noticed the driver allegedly passed out behind the wheel and made several attempts to wake him.

Marion water situation sees gradual improvement

Marion's water shortage is slowly improving, at least according to the Crittenden County judge-executive. WKDZ reported that Perry Newcomb told Monday's meeting of the Pennyrile Area Development District the situation is "definitely getting better" compared to a few months ago. He said the Marion Water District has spent many weeks...

City releases financial audit of recovery donations

Mayfield Graves County Tornado Relief Fund, Inc, Established as a non-profit 501c3, while not restricting or limiting the foregoing, the Corporation shall engage in providing aid, assistance, and relief to persons and entities effected by Tornadoes and natural disasters in Mayfield and Graves County, KY. The Mayfield Graves County Tornado Relief Fund business affairs are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors each receiving no reimbursement of expenses or other compensation. The board consists of Darvin Towery, Tim Stark, and Cindy Cash. Graves County Sheriff Jon Hayden, and Mayor Kathy O’Nan serve in an advisory capacity and have no voting authority.

Traffic stop brings drug charges for Paducah pair

A traffic stop on Houser Road near Old Mayfield Road Sunday afternoon resulted in drug charges for a Paducah pair. The McCracken County Sheriff's Department said 53-year-old Steven A. Colvin, and 43-year-old Kelly Carter, allegedly were in possession of crystal methamphetamine. Carter also allegedly was in possession of marijuana. While...

Mayor bestows Junior Duchess Award to Paducah teen

Tuesday evening Paducah Mayor George Bray presented eighth grader Nyla Holder with the first Junior Duchess Award. The city already presents Duke and Duchess awards to recognize adults who have impacted the community. However, Bray said the city decided it was time to develop a junior Duke and Duchess award to recognize teens.