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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...
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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.

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.

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.

Our Stations To Livestream Henry County, Union City Games

Paris, Tenn.–Our stations will be livestreaming the Henry County High School and Union City High School football and basketball games this season. Station Manager Lance Pierce said we will be videostreaming all the games, both home and away, and the basketball games will include both girls and boys basketball.

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...

South Fulton Rural Fire Contracts Now Due

Residents in the South Fulton fire district are urged to pay their annual rural fire subscription fee. The fire subscription runs from August 1st through July 31st each year. The annual fee is $75 for each property address, with subscription members billed $750, if the fire department is called to respond to the scene.

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...

Paducah men arrested in Carlisle County after multi-county chase

Two Paducah men were arrested in Carlisle County early Monday after a multi-county chase. Carlisle County dispatch was alerted to the chase as it came out of McCracken County along US 62. An SUV reported stolen in Paducah was being pursued by the vehicle's owner on a motorcycle. The SUV and motorcycle were intercepted by Carlisle County deputies in the Lovelaceville area.

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...

Year starts for Paducah Public Schools

Paducah Public Schools aims to promote positive environment as school year starts. With the start of the school year, teachers in Paducah Public Schools say they want to create an environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. Those goals have been on educators’ minds after a photo of Superintendent Donald Shively in blackface was posted to social media in 2020.