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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'...
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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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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...

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...

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.

Police chase leads to arrest, drug charges

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A police chase just before 1 a.m. on Monday, August 8 in Graves County led to the arrest of a Mayfield man. According to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, but the driver did not stop.

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.

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.

Disturbance in Metropolis results in drug arrest for Ledbetter woman

A disturbance call in Metropolis last week ended with the arrest of a Ledbetter woman. Metropolis Police were called to the Motel 6 by hotel management after property damage had been discovered. Allegedly, a door had been damaged by 39-year-old Jerrica M. Holder of Ledbetter. Police arrested Holder and charged...

Mayfield woman facing drug charges after traffic stop

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A Mayfield woman faces charges after a Graves County Sheriff’s deputy stopped her vehicle on Interstate 69 Sunday night. Penny Todd, 50, faces charges of driving on a DUI suspended operator’s license, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia buy/possess.

Kentucky candidates struggle when describing 2020 election

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republicans came to the state’s premier political event this weekend intent on winning elections in November and beyond, but some candidates aspiring to become governor had a hard time coming to terms with Donald Trump’s defeat in 2020. They gave parsed or tortured responses when asked if Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over Trump for the presidency was fairly decided. Their tiptoeing was a sign of Trump’s continued hold on many in the GOP, including in Kentucky, which he easily carried twice. That influence was evident Saturday as Trump supporters held large “Trump Won” signs as people gathered for the political speaking at the Fancy Farm picnic in western Kentucky. The signs — promoting Trump’s false claims of a rigged 2020 election — drew cheers from Republican faithful. The stump-style speaking at the picnic — shown on statewide TV — is a rite of passage for statewide candidates in Kentucky. The GOP gubernatorial hopefuls will face off for the party’s nomination next May.

Lane restriction planned for U.S. 51 Ohio River "Cairo" bridge

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced a planned lane restriction on the U.S. 45 Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Illinois beginning on August 22. According to the cabinet, the 5-day lane closure is to allow for detailed inspection of the bridge. According to the cabinet, the work zone will be...

Mayfield woman facing meth charge after stop on I-69

A Mayfield woman will face drug and other charges after her arrest on Sunday. Graves County deputies stopped a vehicle on I-69, and said the driver, 50-year-old Penny Todd, was found to have a suspended driverse license due to a previous DUI conviction. Todd's purse was searched, reportedly leading to...

Mayfield man faces charges after police chase, drugs found in vehicle

MAYFIELD, Ky. (KBSI) – A man was faces charges after a police chase with a Graves County sheriff’s deputy early Monday morning on August 8. Andrew Kiprop, 34, of Mayfield faces charges of DUI 1st offense, fleeing or evading police 2nd degree in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia buy/possess, speeding 26mph or greater over the limit, communication device violation 1st Offense and other traffic violations.

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...