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March Is Red Cross Month: Blood Donation Locations
Thursday, February 26, 2015 8:12 AM
In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people down the street and across the country. “The everyday heroes are those who ...
Two Hurt in Collision on Old Mayfield Road
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:41 PM
Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Paducah. The McCracken County Sheriff's Department responded about 3:50 pm to the intersection of Old Mayfield Road and Krebbs Station Road, and determined that 21-year-old Austin Hawes of Melber was northbound on Krebbs Station when he came to the stop sign. Deputies say Hawes either failed to see the stop sign, or failed ...
Surveillance Leads to Theft, Drug Arrests
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:56 PM
Three people were arrested Tuesday on multiple charges following a drug investigation by law enforcement. McCracken Sheriff’s detectives got at tip that illegal drug activity was taking place at a home, and had set up surveillance. Detectives from McCracken and Marshall County followed two of the suspects to Walmart on Hinkleville Road, where they went inside. Detectives say they watched ...
Paducah Poet Receives Diversity & Inclusion Award
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:47 PM
Paducah poet Samuel “Snacks” Hawkins was recently named the first recipient of the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Diversity and Inclusion Award. Hawkins’ recognition was announced February 22 at New Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church during the college’s 2015 Super Sunday, an annual college fair event with the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and ...
Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charge for Driver
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:18 PM
A McCracken County man was cited after a routine traffic stop resulted in the seizure of marijuana, scales and a BB pistol. Paducah Police say an officer stopped a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Brandon E. Rankin of Heath Street after he failed to signal a lane change on Irvin Cobb Drive. When the officer approached the vehicle, he could smell marijuana. Rankin pointed out a BB gun in the ...
Six People Treated After Two-Car Collision
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:44 PM
A two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on Paducah's south side resulted in six people taken to hospitals. McCracken County Sheriff's deputies responded just after 6:30 am to Oaks Road at Sheehan Bridge Road. They determined that 36-year-old Jeremy M. Smith of Paducah was driving south on Oaks Road when he turned into the path of a car driving north on Sheehan Bridge Road driven by ...
Local Option Sales Tax Faces Hurdle in KY Senate
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:49 AM
An effort to let local voters temporarily raise sales taxes where they live to pay for big-ticket construction projects could be in trouble in the Republican-controlled state Senate. Ford, General Electric and a host of other large utility customers wrote a letter to state lawmakers this week opposing the bill, saying a 1 percent sales tax increase would cost them an extra $24 million ...
Grant Would Fund Drug Testing for DUI Suspects
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:54 AM
Paducah City Commissioners are considering whether to accept a $25,000 grant from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety that will help pay for Paducah Police to swab test impaired drivers for drugs. The pilot program will allow officers to swab the mouth of suspected impaired drivers after they have been arrested. Once the test is conducted, the swab will be sent to the state to determine if ...
Two Hurt in Benton Road Crash
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 2:48 AM
Two people were hurt in a Tuesday afternoon crash involving a tractor trailer on Benton Road. At 2:00 pm Tuesday, McCracken County Sheriff's deputies responded to the intersection of Benton Road and Said Road. According the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Harley Alexander of Benton hit a tractor trailer hauling grain driven by 83-year old Dan Paschall of ...
Woman Located Shortly After Reported Missing
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 5:51 PM
Paducah police say a woman reported missing has been located. Tessa Jones arrived at the Paducah Police Department in good health at 4:35 pm. A friend told police Tuesday morning that Tessa Jones was last seen in the area of Hannan Plaza last Friday. ...
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