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Voters Encouraged to Report Fraud to State Hotline
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:11 PM
As voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday, Attorney General Jack Conway is reminding Kentuckians that they can help combat vote fraud by using the state Election Fraud Hotline. Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are being encouraged to call the hotline at 800-328-VOTE (800-328-8683). “Our Election Fraud Hotline is an important tool in ...
Senator McConnell in Paducah Wednesday
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:28 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in Paducah Wednesday. McConnell stopped by the studios of WKYX / WNGO News (owned by the same parent company as West Kentucky Star -- Bristol Broadcasting Company). The Kentucky Senator talked about the changes he would like to make if he is re-elected to the U.S. Senate. He talked about how important it is for the ...
Old Ledbetter Bridge Demolition Nearing Completion
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:03 AM
The contractor working to demolish the old Ledbetter Bridge is hoping to complete the job by Dec. 1. Demolition crews are working this week to remove the final remnants of three west approach spans that collapsed due to land movement in June. When the last steel truss section over the Tennessee River main navigation channel was detonated Oct. 1, the blast damaged the piers that held it ...
Parole Denied for Man Convicted of Killing Child
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:00 AM
A western Kentucky man has been denied parole for a second time in the death of a two-year-old boy. WPSD-TV in Paducah reported that the Kentucky Parole Board rejected a bid by 28-year-old Ronald Saunders on Tuesday. Saunders pleaded no contest to second degree manslaughter in the 2010 death of Conner Bachuss. He was sentenced to 10 years with parole eligibility after serving 20 ...
Holiday Open House in Downtown Paducah Sunday
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 8:00 PM
Paducah Main Street has coordinated a Holiday Open House in historic downtown and LowerTown Paducah for this Sunday, Nov. 2 from 1 until 5 pm. Come downtown and get a head start on holiday and Christmas Shopping. Downtown Development Specialist/Main Street Director Melinda Winchester says, “There will be 25 downtown businesses and venues open on Sunday. Each location will have special ...
Report: Paducah Power's Costs Not Likely to Drop
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 2:13 PM
A report from an industry specialist is confirming what others have speculated lately - that Paducah Power System and its customers are facing high electric costs for quite some time. David Schlissel, Director of Resource Planning Analysis at the Institute for Energy Economic and Financial Analysis, released a memorandum analyzing the utility's billing from Kentucky Municipal Power ...
'Salute to Education' Features New Superintendents
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:00 AM
The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce monthly Power in Partnership breakfast will feature the annual “Salute to Education” on Thursday, Nov. 6. The doors open at 6:45 am for viewing of the school displays and the breakfast program begins at 7:30 am. The event is held at the Julian Carroll Convention Center and Baptist Health Paducah is the November sponsor. Local schools ...
Officer Injured in Park Avenue Collision
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:00 AM
A police officer was injured following an accident on Park Avenue Monday evening. According to Kentucky State Police, at around 7 p.m. Paducah police officer Travis Watson was traveling west on Park Avenue when another vehicle, driven by 30-year-old Everlene Rennaux of Metropolis, pulled into his path. Rennaux's vehicle was hit on the driver's side by Watson's cruiser. According ...
WKCTC Scholarship Recipients Meet Donors
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 4:00 AM
More than 120 West Kentucky Community and Technical College scholarship students got the chance to meet and thank their scholarship donors during a reception in the college’s Bistro October 24. WKCTC President Barbara Veazey said support of the college through generous donor endowments, the annual gala auction and the Community Scholarship Program has allowed the college to award more ...
McCracken Deputies Make Several Drug Arrests
Monday, October 27, 2014 8:13 PM
Several people are facing drug charges in McCracken County, according to the Sheriff's Department. The Drug Division arrested 20-year-old Leighann Ahlfield of Benton on October 15, after they saw her sell a half pound of marijuana in a parking lot near Reidland Elementary School. Detectives continued the investigation and determined that 21-year-old Michael Pearson of Paducah was the buyer. ...
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