Latest Paducah News

Police investigate death of Kentucky jail inmate

Dec. 17, 2018 10:35 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they are investigating the death of a McCracken County jail inmate. A statement from police says jail staff called troopers on Friday to report an inmate had attempted to hang himself. Jail staff told police they found 35-year-old Ronald G. Ledbetter in his...

Bookkeeper who used stolen money for condo, trip sentenced

Dec. 15, 2018 5:05 PM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A former Paducah bookkeeper who used stolen money to pay for a condo in Panama City, Florida, and a trip to see New York City's New Year's Eve ball drop, has been sentenced to prison. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Dana Thomas was a bookkeeper at Audiology and Hearing Center...

Paxton Media Group buys Kentucky New Era, 4 other papers

Dec. 3, 2018 8:24 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paducah-based Paxton Media Group has bought the Kentucky New Era and four other newspapers. Taylor Hayes is the publisher-editor of the Kentucky New Era. He said in a news release it was important to his family to keep the Hopkinsville paper in the commonwealth and pass it on to another...

Kentucky hosting National Retriever Championship

Nov. 9, 2018 5:39 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is hosting the National Retriever Championship for dogs. A statement from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says it is the first time the state has hosted the event, which is the Super Bowl of competitive retrieving. The event begins Saturday at the...

Coast Guard: formal probe of Louisiana bridge-closing crash

Nov. 8, 2018 3:13 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard has begun a formal investigation of the crash that closed a Louisiana bridge over the Mississippi River. A news release Thursday said the agency will identify unsafe conditions which may have contributed to the accident and ways to prevent similar occurrences. The...

FBI to open office in Paducah in western Kentucky

Oct. 26, 2018 4:45 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the FBI will open a new office in a western Kentucky community. The Kentucky Republican says the new FBI office in Paducah will be beneficial in responding to drug-related crimes and any crisis situations in the region. McConnell had...

Estranged husband arrested in Fort Campbell soldier's death

Oct. 17, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The estranged husband of a Fort Campbell soldier has been accused of killing her in an off-duty shooting at a sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The FBI said Wednesday in a statement Victor Silvers was arrested on a federal complaint and will have a court...