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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...

Alerts offered for when inmates escape halfway houses

Oct. 11, 2018 4:47 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Corrections says an automated system that alerts the public when inmates escape from prison is being expanded to include alerts when inmates escape halfway houses. Department of Corrections Commissioner Jim Erwin announced the move Wednesday in a statement....

Kentucky awards contract to expand Asian carp market

Oct. 10, 2018 5:40 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The state of Kentucky has awarded a contract for the establishment of a fish house to expand the market for an invasive species, Asian carp. Gov. Matt Bevin's office said in a news release Tuesday that Kentucky Fish Center LLC of Wickliffe owned by Angie Yu won the contract. Asian carp...

WPSD-TV executive to take on role as Paducah Sun publisher

Sep. 25, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The Paxton Media Group has announced that WPSD-TV vice president and general manager Bill Evans will be the next publisher of The Paducah Sun. Evans will succeed Jim Paxton, who is retiring after 32 years at the western Kentucky newspaper. Evans will take on the role beginning Oct. 1....

Ex-Kentucky jailer pleads guilty to prescription drug fraud

Sep. 18, 2018 6:04 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A woman who worked at a troubled Kentucky jail has pleaded guilty to prescription drug fraud. The Paducah Sun reported Tuesday that 54-year-old Lisa Kaylor's plea on 33 counts of attempting to obtain a prescription medication by fraud is unrelated to her work as a part-time McCracken...

American Quilter's Society show next week in Kentucky

Sep. 7, 2018 4:28 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The American Quilter's Society is holding its annual Kentucky show starting Wednesday. The group says its fall Paducah show includes a public voting feature and a best of show award of $20,000. It says there also is more than $121,000 in total cash awards to be determined at the event....

Kentucky city requires quicker notification about escapes

Aug. 29, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Officials in a western Kentucky city have voted in favor of an ordinance that requires private correctional facilities to more quickly notify law enforcement agencies when there is an escape. News outlets reported the Paducah City Council voted Tuesday to approve the policy, which comes...

New federal maritime office to open in western Kentucky

Aug. 23, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — A new federal maritime office is opening in Kentucky. News outlets report U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby announced the new Gateway Office in Paducah on Thursday. A Maritime Administration release says Paducah's proximity to three...