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McCracken County sheriff: Charges against some don’t reflect school system as a whole

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY- It’s been a week full of developments coming from the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department investigation into criminal allegations against people connected to McCracken County High School.


Alternative parking with shuttle set up for this weekend at the Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center

PADUCAH — Due to flooding, a shuttle has been set up to help with parking at the Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center. This weekend, the center will be hosting the The Crown Dance and Cheer Competition and Empty Bowls Project.


Brookport, Illinois, to raise floodgates; Paducah installing more gates Monday

BROOKPORT, IL — The mayor of Brookport, Illinois, has announced it is raising floodgates as the Ohio River continues to rise. Mayor Tami Wessel says the first gate will go up at 8 a.m. Saturday on Unionville Road.


Flooding forces Paducah park areas to temporarily close

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Flooding has caused park areas in Paducah, Kentucky to close to the public. According to Paducah Parks and Recreation Department officials, localized flooding led to the closing of the following areas effective immediately.


Lawmakers want to make sex with animals, child sex dolls illegal in Kentucky

FRANKFORT — Kentucky lawmakers use labels like “disgusting” and “not part of acceptable dinner-time family conversations” to describe the sexual behavior they want to outlaw.


Crest forecast for river increases

Following yet another increase Friday in the crest forecast for the Ohio River at Paducah, the city will install more floodgates on Monday. The National Weather Service issued an update Friday, increasing the crest forecast to 53.5 feet on March 2. The previous forecast had the Ohio River cresting a


Another McCracken County HS teacher charged

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department says a McCracken County High School teacher has been charged with sending harassing messages to students. Edwards is accused of asking students for nude photos, a news release the sheriff’s office sent Friday says. Investigators say wh


Building being torn down in downtown Paducah

PADUCAH — A building in downtown Paducah is being torn down. A structural engineer hired by the city of Paducah found that the former Kresge building at 318 Broadway was a hazard and required immediate demolition.


Tennessee man arrested after allegedly shooting Kentucky deputy

GLASGOW, KY (WSMV) - A Tennessee man has been arrested in Kentucky for allegedly shooting a deputy. Kentucky State Police were contacted just after 1:30 a.m. Saturday to investigate a shooting and a vehicle pursuit.


Flooding closes Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge between Kentucky and Illinois

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bridge across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois has been closed because of flooding. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Friday that the U.S. 51 bridge connecting Kentucky to Cairo, Illinois would close Friday afternoon because land on the Kentucky side i


20 Paducah Rotarians serve as guest readers in local schools

In celebration of World Rotary Day, the Rotary Club of Paducah kicked off its second annual Rotary Reads Project Friday, sending 20 club members to Paducah and McCracken County schools where they had some fun serving as guest readers.


Police searching for man wanted on charges in two Kentucky counties

RADCLIFF, KY (WAVE) - Radcliff Police have asked for help locating a wanted man. Officials said Kenneth Smith, 58, has an active felony arrest warrant for criminal possession of a forged instrument.


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.


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.


Former bingo CFO pleads guilty to fund diversion

The former chief financial officer of the suspended Reidland Band Boosters pleaded guilty to an unlawful diversion charge that would call for an 18-month sentence. Misty Anderson pleaded guilty to a single count of unlawful diversion of charitable gaming funds greater than $300 in McCracken County C


Truckers head into central Kentucky for slow-roll protest

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Truckers are headed into the Bluegrass State for a slow-roll through central Kentucky. The protest is in response to a requirement, more than a year old, that hours worked be logged automatically through electronic logging devices.


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.


Rain causes rock slide in Pikeville, Kentucky

Heavy rains caused a major rock slide in Pikeville, Kentucky which damaged a business Friday morning. Pikeville is in far eastern Kentucky. Police said the rock slide hit a towing company.


'More than we ever dreamed of'

The Paducah School of Art & Design has come a long way in the past decade, and those involved in creating and maintaining the program took a moment to reflect on the journey Friday night.


Prosecutors say Kentucky woman faked cancer to get money from co-workers, businesses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Co-workers and employers gave a northern Kentucky woman thousands of dollars to help her battle cancer, but she didn't have cancer. Jessica Krecskay, 25, is now facing felony theft charges. Prosecutors say she received more than $10,000 in donations between 2013 and 2017. T