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|Man Aids Deputies by Cornering Shoplifting Suspect - West Kentucky StarGoogle News / 4 h. 18 min. ago more|
West Kentucky StarMan Aids Deputies by Cornering Shoplifting SuspectWest Kentucky StarWest Kentucky Star's aim is to provide 24/7 constant local information updates for Paducah, western Kentucky and southern Illinois.Abraham running for re-electionPaducah Sunall 11 news articles »
|Thefts up in Paducah in 2017 - WPSD Local 6Google News / 4 h. 29 min. ago more|
Thefts up in Paducah in 2017WPSD Local 6PADUCAH, KY – Lock your car. That message comes Tuesday from Paducah Police Chief Brandon Barnhill. The police department released its 2017 Year in Review Tuesday. It says thefts increased from 993 cases in 2016 to 1,080 in 2017. Of those, 126 were ...and more »
|Man Aids Deputies by Cornering Shoplifting SuspectWest Kentucky Star / 4 h. 31 min. ago more|
A Paducah man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for shoplifting at a convenience store. According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, an employee at Pocket's Shell on Cairo Road called for help, saying a man took a soft drink and a pocket knife from the store. Deputies responded at 1:40 pm, but say before they arrived the employee confronted the suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Christopher Fontana of Paducah, as he got into a car in the parking lot and tried to leave. When the woman tried to write down the license plate number from the car, Fontana reportedly got out, grabbed her wrist and pushed her. A man who was nearby saw the incident and came to the woman's aid, and Fontana fled on foot.The man chased Fontana and was able to corner him until deputies arrived. Fontana was arrested for theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) and was taken to McCracken County Jail.
|Bevin Proposes Spending Cuts of 6.25 PercentWest Kentucky Star / 5 h. 10 min. ago more|
Kentucky's Republican governor is proposing spending cutsof more than 6 percent across most of state government. Gov. Matt Bevin's office announced the cuts in a news release as he begangiving a speech to a joint session of the General Assembly. Bevin called thecuts "significant yet strategic" and said they include the elimination of 70programs. However, per pupil funding for public education was not cut. The biggest reason for the spending cuts is the $3.31 billion Bevin isproposing to spend on the state's retirement system for state workers and publicschool teachers. He also announced spending $34 million in tobacco settlementfunds to fight the opioid epidemic, $24 million to hire more social workers andgive them raises and $10.8 million in new funding for adoption and fosterchildren supports.
|Shoplifting suspect apprehended after chase in McCracken Co., KY - KFVSGoogle News / 5 h. 42 min. ago more|
West Kentucky StarShoplifting suspect apprehended after chase in McCracken Co., KYKFVSPADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -. A Paducah, Kentucky man was taken into custody after a resident helped police nab the suspect. According to the sheriff's office, Christopher Fontana, 20, was accused of taking a soda and pocket knife from Pocket's Gas Station in ...Man Charged with Burglary at Reidland Food Giant - West Kentucky ...West Kentucky StarSnowy struggle ends with arrestPaducah Sunall 9 news articles »
|Plows Get Help from Sunshine as They Clear RoadsWest Kentucky Star / 6 h. 35 min. ago more|
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews got some great help from substantial sunshine on Tuesday, which warmed up pavement temperatures and activated ice-fighting chemicals. Crews worked late Monday night and Tuesday morning on priority routes, and the fluffy snow was ideal for plowing. Tuesday's sunshine helped as trucks cleared major travel routes and were able to work on lower-priority secondary highways. Many crews planned to run until after dark Tuesday evening to take advantage of warmer temperatures. Overnight, some counties will leave a skeleton crew to take care of maintenance tasks, while remaining available for emergency calls. With temperatures expected in the single digits again, drivers who might get out should know that re-freezing of any residual moisture on pavement surfaces is likely. There is also a potential for black ice, which can easily fool drivers and cause accidents. Remember that road conditions will likely not improve overnight due to low temperatures. Stay alert, prepare for the worst, notify friends or family of your travel routes, and check in periodically. Take provisions and extra clothing, and keep cell phones fully charged - just in case. For information on Snow Ice Priority Routes for each county go to https://transportation.ky.gov/sites/snowky .
|Homeless man charged with burglary of Paducah, KY pharmacyPaducah News / 7 h. 20 min. ago more|
Officers were dispatched to G&O Pharmacy in the 2330 block of Broadway after an alarm went off around 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14. One of the officers saw a man run out the front door of the business, jump into a pickup truck. The truck nearly hit Stone's cruiser as he was responding on South 24th Street.
|Small Earthquake Felt in Western KY, West TNWest Kentucky Star / 7 h. 20 min. ago more|
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.6 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in southeastern Missouri. The survey says the earthquake struck Tuesday more than 2 miles southwest of Caruthersville, Missouri.No damage has been reported, but the survey reports the quake also was felt in parts of West Tennessee, northeast Arkansas and western Kentucky.Caruthersville is in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, where a series of large earthquakes took place from December 1811 to February 1812.
|Man Charged with Burglary of PharmacyWest Kentucky Star / 8 h. 9 min. ago more|
A homeless man was arrested over the weekend after officers responded to an alarm at a local pharmacy. The Paducah Police Department says two officers were sent to GO Pharmacy on Broadway when an alarm sounded just before 11 am Sunday. One officer says he saw a man run out the back door, jump into a truck and drive away, almost striking the other officer's cruiser as he approached the area. The truck was stopped a few blocks away and the driver, 57-year-old James G. Prentice, was arrested. He told police officers he is homeless. Police say they saw Prentice drinking something as they approached the truck, and a detective found an empty bottle of cough syrup in the floorboard. Prentice was charged with burglary, fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, tampering with evidence and driving without a license. He was booked into McCracken County Jail.
|Governor Readies for Medicaid Legal ChallengeWest Kentucky Star / 9 h. 23 min. ago more|
Kentucky's Republican governor says he will shut down thestate's expanded Medicaid program if the courts stop his plan for some people towork to keep their health benefits. Friday, the federal government approved Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to impose workrequirements on some Medicaid recipients. Bevin also issued an executive orderdirecting his administration to end the program should any part of his plan bestruck down by the courts. Kentucky expanded its Medicaid program in 2014 to include able-bodied adults ofcertain income levels. More than 400,000 people got health coverage through theexpansion. Bevin says the program is too expensive to continue without his changes.
|Mayfield Ramp onto Purchase Parkway Still ClosedWest Kentucky Star / 9 h. 49 min. ago more|
A heavily used ramp at the Purchase Parkway will remain closed for a second night, after an accident Monday night involving a jackknifed semi tractor-trailer. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a truck loaded with equipment is stuck in the northbound US 45 connector ramp to the Purchase Parkway at Mayfield. This is the lane that connects US Highway 45 to the northbound lanes of the Parkway at exit 21. A wrecker capable of removing the truck arrived on Tuesday and has started working to free the truck, which is covered in snow and ice. Regardless of when the truck is removed, extreme low temperatures will hamper KYTC crews from treating the ramp and surrounding area. Officials say for the sake of driver safety, this connector ramp will remain closed until Wednesday morning. The suggested detour is via US Highway 45-Business, which goes through Mayfield.
|Abraham Seeking Another Term as City CommissionerWest Kentucky Star / 10 h. 12 min. ago more|
Richard Abraham has filed his re-election paperwork to run again for Paducah City Commissioner. Abraham is a long-time resident of Paducah, having moved to the city with his parents in the 1970s. In a release, he said he loves Paducah andis "grateful for the opportunity for growth and education offered in this honored office." Abraham said he knows he represents all the citizens of Paducah. He said he will continue to encourage his fellow citizens to build each other up and to always remember the words of William Penn, who said, right is right, even if everyone is against it and wrong is wrong, even it everyone is for it. Abraham is currently in his 5th consecutive term as a City Commissioner. He also served a term from 2001 to 2002.
|Homeless man charged with burglary of Paducah, KY pharmacy ... - KFVSGoogle News / 10 h. 17 min. ago more|
West Kentucky StarHomeless man charged with burglary of Paducah, KY pharmacy ...KFVSPADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -. According to Paducah, Kentucky police, a homeless man is facing burglary and other charges. Officers were dispatched to G&O Pharmacy in the 2330 block of Broadway after an alarm went off around 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14. One of ...Man Charged with Burglary of Pharmacy - West Kentucky Star - NewsWest Kentucky Starall 3 news articles »
|Lawmakers Skip Hearing in Ethics ProbeWest Kentucky Star / 12 h. 41 min. ago more|
Four Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have waived an initial hearing before an ethics commission investigating their involvement in a secret sexual harassment settlement. Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Chairman George Troutman said Tuesday the lawmakers agreed to skip the "probable cause" hearing. Troutman says the next step is to schedule a hearing in which the commission will determine whether the lawmakers committed ethics violations. The commission will hear testimony and review evidence. The lawmakers under investigation are former House Speaker Jeff Hoover along with Reps. Jim DeCesare of Bowling Green, Brian Linder of Dry Ridge and Michael Meredith of Oakland. The commission took up their case behind closed doors Tuesday. The lawmakers and their attorneys attended. Hoover and Linder declined comment beforehand. Troutman says the next hearing will be open to the public.
|Man Charged with Burglary at Reidland Food GiantWest Kentucky Star / 13 h. 16 min. ago more|
Authorities have arrested a man for breaking into a grocery store and stealing cash and other items. The McCracken County Sheriff's Department says deputies responded shortly after 1 a.m. to a burglary alarm at the Reidland Food Giant. When the deputy arrived, he saw a man wearing a ski mask loading items and merchandise into a black trash bag from the store's front window. The suspect, later identified as 52-year-old Richard Stockton Jr. fled towards the back of the grocery store. The deputy caught Stockton and apprehended him after a struggle in the snow. Deputies said Stockton had a crow bar and hammers, both of which he used to get into the building and to break into an ATM. Stockton had $1,000 that had been stolen from the store, as well as power tools, cartons of cigarettes, and other items. Stockton was on supervised released for felony charges in Christian County at the time of his arrest. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries he suffered during the struggle with the deputy, as well as an unrelated health condition. He's charged with 3rd degree burglary, theft, 1st degree criminal mischief, fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, and possession of burglary tools.
|Fancy Farm Woman Hurt in Woodville Road CrashWest Kentucky Star / 13 h. 28 min. ago more|
A Fancy Farm woman was hurt Tuesday morning in a crash on a snowy roadway. The McCracken County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded at around 9 a.m. to a crash at the intersection of Woodville and Hobbs Roads. Deputies said Mary Stahr of Fancy Farm was traveling north on Hobbs Road, driving through the intersection. Stahr's vehicle was struck by another vehicle driven by Jordan Brown of Kevil. Stahr's vehicle slid off the snow covered road into a ditch. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
|Paducah Police Dept. Releases 2017 Crime StatsWest Kentucky Star / 14 h. 49 min. ago more|
The Paducah Police Department has released city crime statistics for 2017. The department said in a press release that thefts increased from 993 in 2016 to 1,080. 126 of those were thefts from vehicles, which according to police were mostly left unlocked. Auto thefts reportedly went up from 76 to 95. Of those 95 reported thefts, 28 were classified as unauthorized use. Other than a man charged with murder after a fatal vehicle collision last January on Paducah's southside, there were no homicides last year. Reported rapes fell from 15 to 13; robberies were down from 33 to 26. Aggravated assault reports remained about the same: 51 in 2017, 52 in 2016. Reported burglaries rose from 152 to 168, and arsons remained the same at seven. Assaults, forgery, fraud, criminal mischief and sex offenses (other than rape), drug violations, offenses against family and children and all others were down 43, with 2,849 reported offenses in 2017. Paducah police officers received 52,275 calls for service in 2017. Of these, 2,357 resulted in an arrest. There were 132 juveniles charged with crimes. Officers served 1,209 warrants and 220 criminal summonses, compared to 1,179 and 215, respectively the prior year. Traffic accidents were down for the second year in a row. Officers investigated 1,737 vehicle collisions in 2017, down from 1,894 in 2016 and 1,904 in 2015. There were six fatal crashes in 2017. Officers issued 4,079 traffic citations. The Drug and Vice Enforcement Unit opened 226 cases nearly 100 more than in 2016. They investigated 428 tips and collected 221.5 pounds of prescription medications for disposal through the department's semi-annual Drug Take-Back Day.
|Warmer days to follow shivering tempsPaducah News / 21 h. 39 min. ago more|
Blaine Hebert of Paducah walks his dog, Toad, in the snow on the edge of Paducah Rotary Playground on Monday afternoon.
|Racial relationships have 'so very far to go'Paducah News / 1 d. 1 h. 55 min. ago more|
James Jackson Sr., 96, a World War II veteran and a native of Paducah, speaks after receiving the Mayor's Award of Merit from Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless, who stands behind him.
|Teen finds inspiration in music, faithPaducah News / 1 d. 13 h. 2 min. ago more|
By Dave Thompson Paducah Sun If you took the music from Bailey Arnett, she would be a different person. "Music is my life," said the 17-year-old Community Christian Academy senior.
|'Riverside' exhibit opening at RDCPaducah News / 1 d. 22 h. 19 min. ago more|
The idea of a series of paintings focusing on the river and the riverboats is several years old.
|Monday to bring bitter cold, snowPaducah News / 2 d. 2 h. 45 min. ago more|
Wade Hamlin of Paducah shovels snow Saturday outside Neuro Restorative on Stuart Nelson Road.
|Journalism can present hard choicesPaducah News / 2 d. 7 h. 10 min. ago more|
News Editor Carrie Dillard and I joined this year's Leadership Paducah class Thursday for a discussion of news issues as part of its Communications Day.
|Katz pursuing top talent for Carson CenterPaducah News / 2 d. 11 h. 38 min. ago more|
Mary Katz, standing on the Carson Center stage, was promoted from educational director to executive director on Oct. 1. The long-term health of the center is good, she says, and she's planning the upcoming season.
|Educators to be honored with awards, scholarship programPaducah News / 2 d. 16 h. 4 min. ago more|
Sometimes they work late hours. Sometimes they use their own money to enhance what they are teaching in their classrooms.
|Evolving PPS should continue to assess peaking plantPaducah News / 2 d. 20 h. 33 min. ago more|
The 120 megawatt gas-fired plant on Schneidman Road in Paducah was completed in 2010 with a $170 million price tag.
|Being neighborlyPaducah News / 3 d. 0 h. 59 min. ago more|
William A. Hoffman of Raintree Drive, Paducah, praised his neighbor's kindness Saturday after observing that Brad Nelson had cleared his driveway of snow.
|Lourdes postpones MLK celebrationPaducah News / 3 d. 9 h. 35 min. ago more|
Due to severe weather, Lourdes has rescheduled its 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration to Friday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Borders Community Room, inside Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion.
|LineupPaducah News / 3 d. 13 h. 50 min. ago more|
Graves County Public Library, scarf workshop, 10:30 a.m. Bring a t-shirt but all other supplies provided.
|Beshear, United Propane settle customer disputesPaducah News / 3 d. 18 h. 22 min. ago more|
More than 500 Kentucky customers are receiving an average refund of $291 after Attorney General Andy Beshear's office reached a settlement with Paducah-based United Propane Gas , Beshear's office announced Friday.
|Paducah-based United Propane Gas Inc. reaches settlement with Kentucky Attorney General - WPSD Local 6Google News / 4 d. 13 h. 12 min. ago more|
West Kentucky StarPaducah-based United Propane Gas Inc. reaches settlement with Kentucky Attorney GeneralWPSD Local 6PADUCAH, KY — A settlement has been made with the Kentucky Attorney General and a Paducah-based business. On Friday, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced that more than 500 Kentucky customers of Paducah-based United Propane Gas Inc. will be getting ...Settlement reached with Paducah-based propane business, customers to receive refundsKFVSSnow Patrol:West Kentucky StarBeshear, United Propane settle customer disputesPaducah Sunall 5 news articles »
|Semi rolled over blocking I-24 near Paducah, KY - KFVSGoogle News / 6 d. 10 h. 33 min. ago more|
Semi rolled over blocking I-24 near Paducah, KYKFVSPADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -. A semi truck has rolled over on I-24 westbound at exit 7. Drivers will not be able to get over to US-67 to get on I-24 westbound. The roadway is blocked. This is the westbound I-24 connector road (Jack Paxton Boulevard) between US ...and more »
|Paducah passes 'historic' city ordinance to protect LGBT community - The Courier-JournalGoogle News / 6 d. 17 h. 50 min. ago more|
The Courier-JournalPaducah passes 'historic' city ordinance to protect LGBT communityThe Courier-JournalPaducah became the first city in western Kentucky to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect the LGBT community. In a 4-1 vote of Paducah city leaders on Tuesday evening, the western Kentucky town of around 25,000 people became the ...Paducah Passes LGBT Fairness OrdinanceLEX18 Lexington KY NewsCity Adopts Anti-Discrimination Law Protecting LGBT RightsU.S. News & World Reportall 4 news articles »
|Anti-discrimination ordinance passes in Paducah, KY - KFVSGoogle News / 7 d. 6 h. 39 min. ago more|
West Kentucky StarAnti-discrimination ordinance passes in Paducah, KYKFVSPADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -. The Paducah, Kentucky city commission passed an anti-discrimination ordinance on Jan. 9. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Basically it protects the rights of gay, lesbian, and transgender residents. It means by law they could not be ...Paducah City Commission Passes Fairness OrdinanceWest Kentucky StarCity commission extends human rights ordinancePaducah Sunall 12 news articles »
|Police looking for man accused of stealing over $10K from employer - WPSD Local 6Google News / 7 d. 11 h. 12 min. ago more|
West Kentucky StarPolice looking for man accused of stealing over $10K from employerWPSD Local 6PADUCAH, KY – Paducah police are looking for a man accused of stealing more than $10,000 from his employer. Officers say 37-year-old James Lindsey Jr. is accused of taking that money through deposits from his workplace. He is wanted on a warrant for ...KentuckyWest Kentucky Starall 3 news articles »
|Paducah Power System sees worst scam hit ever - WPSD Local 6Google News / 20 d. 14 h. 33 min. ago more|
WPSD Local 6Paducah Power System sees worst scam hit everWPSD Local 6PADUCAH, KY — Paducah Power System is warning its customers to be on alert for a scam call. According to a Facebook post, many customers have received a call from someone demanding payment for a Paducah Power System bill. Paducah Power System say they ...and more »