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Murray sweeps Marshall for Fourth District titles

Despite Marshall County overcoming an 11-point deficit late in the fourth quarter, the Murray Lady Tigers held on to claim their seventh straight Fourth District Title 43-41 on Thursday night at Calloway County High School.


Kentucky woman arrested after allegedly faking cancer diagnosis, raising $10G in donations: report

A woman in Northern Kentucky is facing felony charges after she allegedly faked a cancer diagnosis and ultimately swindled thousands of dollars from coworkers and other sympathizers in donations.


Join the Fun at Sweetie Paws Dinner and Auction this Saturday

Saturday, February 23rd is the day! Celebrate with the Humane Society at Sweetie Paws, an Italian Paws-ta Dinner and Auction fundraiser sure to be a hit for the whole family at First United Methodist Church in Benton. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Starts at 4:30 p.m. and last until 7:00 p.m.


Marshall County KY Sheriff’s Office

On 02-19-2019 Cpt. Lane was dispatched to Indian Hills Marathon in Hardin, KY, in reference to a hit and run. A white Ford dually, pulling a utiltiy trailer, was observed by an employee pulling away from the pump with the fuel nozzle still in the vehicle. There was signifcant damage to the pump. The


More details released in McCracken County High School investigations

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — We now have more information on the allegations made against 18-year-old McCracken County High School student Princekumar Joshi and its connection with Principal Michael Ceglinski.


I-69 northbound blocked near Mayfield due to crash

GRAVES COUNTY, KY — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says northbound I-69 is blocked at the 25 mile marker due to a crash. This is near exit 25 to Mayfield. Cars are detouring at exit 25 to US 45, following US 45 South to KY 58, KY 58 East to KY 131, and then back on I-69 Northbound at Exit 27.


Local Racer to Race on the BIG STAGE!

Cameron Cook is a very determined 7 year old from Benton! He has been riding dirt bikes since he was 3 years old and started racing in October of 2016! Racing wouldn’t be possible without the support of his entire family. His mom, Morgan Stone, is his biggest fan and makes sure he has everything he


Tigers win first district crown since 2016

MURRAY — Since 2016, the Tigers have been without the fourth district title, and on Thursday night, they got just that. Murray High head coach Dior Curtis coached Murray High to a 59-63 win over Marshall County to claim the Fourth District Championship in Jeffrey Gymnasium on Thursday.


Many Kentucky houseboat owners aren’t paying their taxes. This would make them.

Many people who own houseboats on Kentucky lakes are shirking local and state property taxes, but a bill pending before state lawmakers would change that, according to supporters of the measure.


‘Top Chef’ Kentucky’s Graham Elliot is in town and you’ll never guess where he ate.

If you see someone wandering around Lexington Thursday wearing white glasses and think, ‘was that chef Graham Elliot?’ the answer is probably yes. Elliot, who is a judge on “Top Chef” Kentucky, is in town for a private viewing party for the last episode filmed in Kentucky.


Jim Caldwell's Forecast | Heavy rain and severe storm potential move into Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - Southern and eastern Kentucky will have the best chance to see these heavier rounds of rain today. Another issue that those folks face is the steady nature of the rain. We will see multiple rounds roll over the same spots that already picked up a few inches from the last syst


1 woman killed, 2 injured in U.S. 45 crash in Graves County

GRAVES COUNTY, KY — One woman was killed and two others were injured in a crash involving a car and an SUV on U.S. 45 north Thursday morning, the Graves County Sheriff’s Office says.


Kentucky River continues to rise despite break from the rain

ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - The Kentucky River is still rising, despite a break from the rain Thursday. Sister station WKYT reports the river is now more than 24 feet, rising about eight feet in the last two days. And it's probably not done yet.


Police: Kentucky principal charged after failure to report sex abuse

A Kentucky high school principal is facing charges after police say he didn’t report a student’s allegations of sex abuse to police. The McCracken County Sheriff announced the charges Wednesday, saying deputies investigated only after the student complained directly to his office.


Murder charge after man found dead in his Kentucky home

WADDY, Ky. (WDKY) - A man is charged with murder following a homicide in Shelby County. Kentucky State Police were called to a home on Bardstown Trail in Waddy around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting.


Kentucky Senate unanimously passes that would ban bestiality

The Kentucky State Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 67. The legislation would ban bestiality in Kentucky, which is one of the last five states where it remains legal. If the measure becomes law, it will start to turn around policy in the state.


Paducah building to be demolished

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - The City of Paducah will begin demolition of the building located at 318 Broadway, formerly known as the Kresge Building. This week, an engineer deemed the building a hazard which required its immediate demolition.


Paducah Chef Sara Bradley To Compete In Top Chef KY Finale

A chef from Paducah is among the top five contestants competing in Bravo’s Top Chef Kentucky finale Thursday. Sara Bradley is the owner and chef at farm-to-table restaurant freight house in Paducah.


Multiple west Kentucky counties declare states of emergency

Kentucky Emergency Management Area 1 Manager Jeremy Blansett says multiple west Kentucky counties have declared states of emergency in anticipation of flooding from rain in the forecast.


Hemp processor starts building new Kentucky facility

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) - A hemp processor has broken ground for a processing facility being built in Kentucky. GenCanna officials say the facility outside Mayfield in western Kentucky will employ more than 80 people. Officials say the plant will be able to process 10,000 acres of harvested hemp into CBD