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Paducah man hospitalized, charged in connection to train vs truck collision
PADUCAH — The McCracken County Sheriff's Office says a Paducah man who hospitalized for incapacitating injuries after colliding with a train on Friday morning was issued a citation for disregarding railroad crossing flasher lights. According to a Friday release, deputies responded the 2600 block of Krebs Station Road in...
Western Ky. woman accused of stealing money from employer
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A woman is accused of stealing money from her employer. Amanda Robertson, 32, of Dexter, Ky., was indicted on 10 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but under $1,000,000 and one count of theft by unlawful taking under $10,000. The Calloway County Sheriff’s...
Paducah woman charged with drugs, leaving puppy in vehicle
A call about an animal left in a vehicle landed a Paducah woman behind bars Friday morning. Deputies responded to a parking lot on South 6th Street for a report of a puppy in a vehicle that was not running. Authorities said they were able to get inside of the...
PADUCAH: Train collides with truck on Krebs Station Road Friday morning
PADUCAH — Drivers should avoid Krebs Station Road between Husband and Old Mayfield Roads due to train vs truck accident that occurred early Friday morning. Local 6 is working to find out more about this accident and what drivers can expect in the area as crews work to clear the scene.
Paducah woman accused of leaving puppy in car overnight without food, water
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A woman is accused of leaving a puppy in a car overnight. Chloe Throgmorton, 19, of Paducah, was arrested on charges of second-degree cruelty to animals, public intoxication, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy...
Crittenden Co. Sheriff’s Dept. looking for person of interest in car theft
CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - The sheriff’s department is looking for a person of interest in a car theft. According to the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department, Jake Walker also has an active warrant out of McCracken County. Anyone who sees Walker, or knows of his whereabouts, is asked...
Investigators identify suspect in Reidland car break-ins, sheriff's office says
PADUCAH, KY — After a rash of complaints about local vehicle thefts, deputies are asking for assistance identifying a suspect seen on security camera footage. According to a Friday release from the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded on Thursday to several complaints about items being stolen from unlocked vehicles in the Reidland community.
This weekend’s Paducah PrideFest to feature local, regional drag showcase
A western Kentucky nonprofit is hosting the second edition of its annual Paducah PrideFest celebration this weekend. The yearly celebration of LGBTQ culture – hosted by Beautiful Paducah, a nonprofit organization “committed to the beautification and preservation” of the McCracken County seat – will take place downtown in the lot between the Johnson Bar and Italian Village from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Organizers, performer discuss Paducah PrideFest challenges, triumphs amid anti-LGBTQ legislation
PADUCAH — Four days after Paducah's PrideFest 2022, organizers began planning for this year's event. But recent legislation targeting public drag shows left them scrambling to come up with a plan B. Two PrideFest organizers and a performer — all members of the LGBTQ+ community — sat down with...
Manhunt underway for armed and dangerous suspect in Melber, Kentucky
Kentucky State Police, Post 1 are searching for Bryan Ditto of East Prairie, MO, who fled on foot after abandoning a vehicle in Melber, KY. Ditto is wanted in Missouri for violating an order of protection.
Man captured after hourslong manhunt in west Kentucky arraigned in McCracken County
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — Bryan Ditto, who was captured Thursday after a manhunt in McCracken County, was arraigned Friday. He is being held on $10,000 cash bond on several charges, including fleeing and evading police. His preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on June 8. Multiple agencies searched...
Man arrested in Graves County after leading law enforcement on motorcycle chase, sheriff's office says
GRAVES COUNTY, KY — A man accused of leading law enforcement on a vehicle chase in two west Kentucky counties faces charges of fleeing and evading police, resisting arrest and more, the Graves County Sheriff's Office says. Deputies were called to a home along Kentucky 80 westbound around 10:20...
Peca’s Pitching Performance Pushes Paducah Past Hoppers 9-6
The Paducah Chiefs got a huge relief performance from a former Trigg County Wildcat Friday night on their way to a 9-6 win over the Hoptown Hoppers, handing the Hoppers their second straight loss to open the 2023 Ohio Valley League season. Joe Peca entered the game for the Chiefs...
State police conducting traffic checkpoints
Kentucky State Police announced they will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints across the area. Troopers said they would be checking for compliance with motor vehicle laws, including driving under the influence. In addition, KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for drivers using public roadways and provide a deterrent for those who violate laws. Drivers that encounter a traffic safety checkpoint are asked to have their driver's license, vehicle registration receipt, and proof of insurance readily accessible.
Man accused in Paducah hotel murder refuses to appear in court
The man accused in the murder of a Paducah hotel employee in February refused to leave his cell on Wednesday to appear in court. A pretrial conference was scheduled for 55-year-old Robert Pannell of Palm Coast, Florida. The conference was to be the next step toward setting a trial date, but Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney James Mills told West Kentucky Star that Pannell's refusal to appear took the case off the docket and wasn't even called before the court.
The Kentucky mystery of the Paducah Plane Jumper, the 8-year search for answers
In 1991, a young man walked up to an airport worker at Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah and asked to trade a bomber jacket for a plane ticket to the West Coast. What happened next confused investigators for years.
Sanchez Wins Livingston Central’s First-Ever State Track Medal
Talon Sanchez made history for Livingston Central athletics Thursday when he became the first Cardinal athlete to medal at the state track and field meet. Sanchez, a freshman, finished eighth in the 110-meter hurdles at the Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Class 1A State Track and Field Meet in Lexington. His time of 16.51 seconds broke his previous school record time Rowen Perkinsby three-tenths of a second.
Lifeguards needed: Noble Park Pool makes schedule changes
PADUCAH — Heads up: If you're planning to hit the pool at Noble Park this weekend, the deep end will be closed all day Saturday and until 3 p.m. on Sunday. Additionally, a post from the Noble Park Facebook page says safety breaks are being added each day, along with a 30-minute break from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. During the breaks, patrons will have to get out of the water.
Livingston County Sheriff's Office investigating multiple car break-ins
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, KY — Sheriff's deputies in Livingston County, Kentucky, are investigating after multiple car break-ins were reported in Ledbetter on Thursday. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office says items were taken from multiple unlocked vehicles in the community early Thursday morning. Multiple car break-ins were also reported in the Reidland area of McCracken County, and the Livingston County Sheriff's Office says it’s working with the McCracken County Sheriff's Office in the investigation.
A dream vacation turned nightmare; Calvert City woman recounts terrifying storm aboard Carnival Cruise ship
CALVERT CITY, KY — A dream vacation turned into a nightmare for a west Kentucky family. A local woman shared her story with Local 6 on Thursday after a coastal storm slammed a Carnival Cruise ship over the holiday weekend. She and her family were passengers on the ship...
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