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McCracken Drug Investigations Net Six Arrests

On Thursday, August 9th, detectives conducted undercover investigations that led to three Methamphetamine trafficking arrests. The first investigation revealed that 32-year-old Brandon Fitzgerald, of Wickliffe, would be delivering a quantity of methamphetamine to the parking lot of a Paducah busines

WESTKENTUCKYSTAR.COM - 2018-08-17 16:07:00

Mayfield Pair Arrested on Meth, Marijuana Charges

The Graves County Sheriff's Office says a deputy went to a home in the 1000 block of Slaughter Road to attempt to serve a civil paper. When the deputy arrived at the home, he found Derek Brown and Ashley Dixon, both of Mayfield, sitting in a truck in the driveway of one of the apartments.

WESTKENTUCKYSTAR.COM - 2018-08-17 12:09:00

Police seize dangerous synthetic drugs in Paducah

Drug detectives were investigating drug trafficking accusations against 39-year-old Cornell Ja’Shon Holland, and they obtained search warrants for his home on North 13th Street, his vehicle and his person.

WPSDLOCAL6.COM - 2018-08-16 20:18:10

Jefferson Street neighbors say statues need to be maintained

“You don’t use bleaches. You don’t use pressure washing. You don’t use hard power tools. You don’t use anything,” Thompson says. “It’s a very hard, oriented activity where you have to be very careful.”

WPSDLOCAL6.COM - 2018-08-17 22:57:55

Baby death case moves forward

SHELLEY BYRNE | The Mayfield MessengerAttorney Wesley Boyarski (left) talks with David Kayse on Wednesday in Graves District Court. Kayse, 20, of Mayfield is charged in the death of his infant stepson in July.

PADUCAH SUN - 2018-08-17 05:15:00

BBQ on the River adds Patti's touch

The organizers of Barbecue on the River are gearing up for a 24th year of sauce, sun, pork, buns and fun.

PADUCAH SUN - 2018-08-17 05:15:00

2019 Entrepreneurship Challenge kickoff launched at Marshall County High School | The Lake News

BENTON, KY (August 17, 2018)— Today at Marshall County High School, Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton announced the kickoff of the 2019 Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC). She first presented the Champion trophy to Principal Patricia Greer and 2018 First Place team Bluegrass VR, comp

THELAKENEWS.COM - 2018-08-17 16:53:12

Police seize nearly 4 pounds of synthetic marijuana, arrest 1

Cornell Ja’Shon Holland, 39, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, cocaine, second or greater offense; trafficking in synthetic drugs, first offense; first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, drug unspecified Schedule I and II, first offense; trafficking in ma

PADUCAH SUN - 2018-08-16 21:30:53

Paducah Man Charged with Receiving Stolen Property

The Mayfield Police Department says officers received a complaint of a man walking down Cuba Road, pushing some type of machinery near Falder's. Police found 30-year-old Joshua Thorpe, of Paducah, pushing a tiller down the road.

WESTKENTUCKYSTAR.COM - 2018-08-16 07:27:00

Paducah Man Arrested on Drug and Weapon Charges

According to officers, this is the same type drug that authorities say is related to more than 70 overdoses in one day at a city park in New Haven, CT.

WESTKENTUCKYSTAR.COM - 2018-08-16 21:01:00

Police Ask for Help to Identify TJ Maxx Thieves

By West Kentucky Star Staff PADUCAH - Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two people who allegedly stole merchandise from TJ Maxx on Thursday.Employees told Officers that the two selected over $500.00 in merchandise and left the store without paying.Anyone with information a

WESTKENTUCKYSTAR.COM - 2018-08-16 23:53:00

Marshall Inmate Charged with Criminal Mischief

According to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, the fire alarm went off in the Marshall County Jail late Thursday afternoon. When court security officers investigated, they found that an inmate had broken a sprinkler with his shoe and that had caused water to flood the area around his holding cel


2 arraigned in slaying of Livingston teen

Tyler Jones, 19, faces one count each of murder, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence in the June 9 shooting of 15-year-old Peyton Hurt.

PADUCAH SUN - 2018-08-16 05:15:00

Benton funeral directors sentenced in fraud case

Tim King will report today to serve 60 days in the Marshall County Jail. His wife, Becky King, will begin 30 days of home incarceration beginning Sept. 4. Both must also perform community service -- Becky King 200 hours and Tim King 100 hours.


Gilbertsville Man Cited to Court for Drug Offenses

By West Kentucky Star Staff GILBERTSVILLE - A Gilbertsville man was cited to appear in court for drug offenses.According to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, detectives received information about alleged drug use in a home in Gilbertsville.Detectives went to the home on US 641 North in Gilb


Grant to be used to improve Barkley Regional Airport

PADUCAH, KY — Repairs will be made to a runway at Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah thanks to a grant.Congressman James Comer announced the airport was getting a $234,650 grant on Tuesday.The money will be used to repair a runway at the airport to meet Federal Aviation Administration design standa


Farley Mobile Home Destroyed by Fire

Reidland-Farley Fire Department Captain Shane Moore told West Kentucky Star that when we arrived, the mobile home was heavily involved in fire and what looked like a tree that had fallen through the rear. Firemen determined from neighbors that it was an unoccupied structure, and extinguished the fir


Truck recovered in Grand Rivers

The driver, Jackie L. Lady, 45, of Princeton, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense; theft by unlawful taking over $500, but under $10,000; and receiving stolen property under $10,000.


Mayfield Man Injured When Car, Motorcycle Collide

The crash happened around 6:00 am on Westplains Road, near Herman Road. According to the Graves County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Claire Thomas, of Fancy Farm, was westbound on Westplains Road when she topped a hill and struck an eastbound motorcycle reportedly in her lane.


Investigation leads to more charges filed in abuse case

The investigation revealed the victim had been assaulted on the evening of July 15, but wasn't able to report the incident to other family members until July 19. Those family members immediately notified law enforcement, who began the investigation.