Latest Paducah News

Appellate judge announces run for Supreme Court seat

Feb. 6, 2019 11:34 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — An appellate judge has announced he will run for a spot on the Kentucky Supreme Court days after Justice Bill Cunningham retired. Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Christopher "Shea" Nickell told The Paducah Sun that he is running in November's election for the vacant seat, which...

Families sue parents of Kentucky school shooting suspect

Jan. 24, 2019 3:48 PM EST

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — The families of victims of a Kentucky school shooting have filed separate civil lawsuits blaming the suspect's parents for failing to secure a handgun used in the attack. The lawsuits say the mother and stepfather of Gabriel Parker were negligent in supervising the teen, who is charged...

Friendships, thrills help keep generations of Ski Nuts going

Jan. 6, 2019 10:57 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — At first glance, the New Year's Day tradition a group of regional water-skiers has adopted may seem a bit, well, nuts. But the Kentucky Lake Ski Nuts have proven their annual ritual has staying power: Members have braved occasional below-freezing temperatures and lakes encrusted with...

Cunningham to step down from Kentucky Supreme Court

Dec. 28, 2018 12:22 PM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham has announced that he will retire from the bench early next year. News outlets report Cunningham, who is 74, announced on Thursday that his last day will be Feb. 1. He was first elected in 2006 to represent the First Supreme Court District,...

Purple Toad Winery in Paducah known for sweet wines

Dec. 22, 2018 11:33 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Purple Toad Winery in Paducah, Kentucky, has gained a great following among Tri-State sweet wine lovers. Tasters enjoy the winery's clever flavors such as Black and Bruised (blackberry and Concord grape); Strawberry Lemonade and Chocolate Harbor (a strong port-style wine fermented with...