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Five Marshall County football players receive All-WKC honors
On Dec. 12, the West Kentucky Football Coaches Association held their annual banquet in the Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts Center at Marshall County High School. Twenty schools make up the Western Kentucky Conference (WKC). Five players from Marshall County were recognized for their achievements o
Marshall County Robotics Team earns Grand Champion at MSU
The Marshall County Roblox Rebels Team, a robotics team, competed at the MSU First Lego League Regional Qualifier the first of December. The team won the Grand Champion award for the second consecutive year. The team will be competing at the.
Police investigate death of Kentucky jail inmate
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
Police respond to apparent death on U.S. 45
GRAVES COUNTY, KY — There was heavy police presence on U.S. 45 just north of Mayfield on Monday night in what appeared to be a death investigation. Our crew at the scene said it appeared there was body in the middle of the southbound lanes.
Paducah victims programs get millions in federal funding
PADUCAH — Millions of federal dollars are going to west Kentucky organizations that help victims of domestic abuse or other violent crimes. The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet announced Monday it is awarding more than $26 million to programs across the state. The money comes from two fede
Western Auto of Benton’s “A Walk Through History”
Corruption was rampant in Marshall County during the early years of the 20th Century and voters were quickly losing confidence in their local elected officials. In December 1914, Circuit Court Clerk George Slaughter burned down the courthouse when he was trying to destroy court records which would h
Marshall 2 runner-up in Holiday Jam Christmas Tournament
The Marshall County Special Olympics basketball teams were in action Dec. 15, hosting their 7th annual Holiday Jam Christmas Tournament with 18 teams from Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois competing in 26 games. The day started with Marshall 1 in a loss to tournament runner-up McCracken County
KSP Post 1 Traffic Safety Checkpoint Locations
(December 1, 2018) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1 district, to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes. KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for m
Kentucky CBD retailers adapt to changing market as Farm Bill awaits signature
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The sounds of string band jamming are just as vibrant as the sights of the colorful crafts lining rack at the Flea Off Market Holiday Bazaar. “A blue one and there’s a yellow one,” Tracy Murray said, as she showed customers her booth called Recyclo Craftz.
3 injured in single-vehicle crash in Graves County, KY
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Three people are hurt following a single-vehicle crash on US 45 in Graves County, Kentucky on Friday, Dec. 14. According to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, at 5:17 p.m., Caitlyn Burgess, of Mayfield, Ky., was driving on US 45 when the vehicle hydroplaned, hitting an ut
Kentucky’s Pension Crisis: How we got here
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky’s pension shortfall has been decades in the making, but it’s taken center stage over the past two years. The issue was a major topic during the governor’s race in 2015, and when Republicans won supermajorities in both legislative chambers in 2016, a major overhaul of
BREAKING: Gander Outdoors in Paducah unexpectedly closes Sunday
PADUCAH, KY — After less than a year of being open, Gander Outdoors in Paducah has suddenly closed. This notice was posted on the store’s front door Sunday night announcing the closure:
Site cleared after I-24 EB blocked due to semi crash in Marshall County, KY
MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A semi crash had blocked eastbound Interstate 24 at the 29 mile marker in Marshall County, Kentucky. Another vehicle was also involved in the crash on Friday afternoon, December 14.
Chronic wasting disease detected in Tennessee; Kentucky restricts carcass transport
Tennessee hunters face interstate transport restrictions after chronic wasting disease was detected in 10 white-tail deer in Hardeman and Fayette counties. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a contagious and a fatal neurological disorder that affects members of the deer family known scientifically as
Matt Bevin calls special session to address Kentucky pension reform
Matt Bevin on Monday said that he would call a special session to address Kentucky's financial future. "We have a legal and moral obligation to deliver on the promises that have been made," he said.
Man wanted for questioning in death investigation turns himself in
BENTON, KY — A man wanted for questioning in a death investigation has turned himself in. Benton, Kentucky police were looking for 53-year-old Jonathan “Danny” Williams. Officers wanted to talk with Williams about the death of 54-year-old Billy J. Lee who was found dead in his living room on Saturda
I-24 EB blocked after semi crash at the 29 mm
MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A semi crash has blocked eastbound Interstate 24 at the 29 mile marker in Marshall County, Kentucky. Another vehicle was also involved in the crash.
Next Main Street Youth Center project carries personal cause
MURRAY — Anyone who knows Main Street Youth Center Executive Director David Hudspeth knows that when he gets passionate about something, big things can be expected to follow.
Proposed bill would ban paddling in Kentucky schools
PADUCAH — Paddling in schools: It’s a form of discipline many in our area grew up with. A pre-filed bill aims to make paddling a thing of the past in Kentucky schools. State Rep. Steve Riley from Kentucky’s 23rd District filed the bill.
Search cancelled: Jonathan “Danny” Williams in Custody
The Attempt to Locate for Jonathan “Danny” Williams has been cancelled. Williams turned himself in to Officer Trent Weaver at the Benton Police Department around 3:05 Thursday morning without incident. Williams was arrested and lodged in the Marshall County Detention Center.