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Don Alvey, Original WPSD-TV Director Dies
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:42 PM
A local man who recently returned home to have a medical procedure has died. Don Alvey, of Paducah was fighting leukemia, had recently suffered a heart attack and was airlifted to Paducah for a surgical procedure last week. Alvey passed away during surgery on Tuesday. Alvey was one of the original 20 members of the WPSD-TV crew, where he directed newscasts, including every WPSD Lions Club ...
Two Men Arrested on Synthetic Drug Charges
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:08 PM
Two men at Keeton Correctional Facility in Paducah have been arrested on multiple charges. Kentucky State Police received a call Monday saying that synthetic marijuana had been found at the facility. Detectives came to the facility and arrested Ronnie W. Daniel, Jr., and Terry Zweig. Daniel is charged with 1st degree promoting contraband and trafficking a synthetic drug 1st offense. Zweig was ...
New Sports Options for MCHS Students
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:20 PM
McCracken County High School students interested in extracurricular sports will have a couple of new options when they head back to school. At a special Tuesday afternoon meeting, the McCracken County Board of Education approved the addition of bowling and bass fishing to the school's lineup of extracurricular sports. MCHS Activities Director Kris Garrett said a recent survey showed interest ...
Historic Military Aircraft Coming to Barkley
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:04 PM
You've seen them in movies like Memphis Belle and Red Tails, or in countless World War II documentaries, but this week, the Collings Foundation, Barkley Regional Airport, and Midwest Aviation want to give you a chance to see, touch, and even take flight in three historic military aircraft. The foundation and it's Wings of Freedom Tour will bring a B-17 Bomber, B-24 Liberator, and P-51 ...
Police Arrest Mayfield Fugitive
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:38 PM
Police have apprehended a Mayfield man wanted on several charges. Mayfield Police said they had been looking for 31-year-old Raul Mata after he jumped bail. The department got several tips that Mata was at a home on Haven Road and began surveillance. After finding that Mata was inside the home, police entered and took Mata into custody without incident. Mata was arrested and taken to the ...
Paducah Schools to Begin Health Centers, Archery
Monday, July 28, 2014 11:58 PM
At their meeting Monday night, the Paducah Board of Education approved plans for school-based health centers. "What's going to be provided to us is health care services by a nurse practitioner, not just an RN, so we have the abilities now to also prescribe medicines, whether it be antibiotics, and also provide advanced medical screening for our students and our faculty," said director of pupil ...
County Considers Switching 911 Provider
Monday, July 28, 2014 11:35 PM
Kentucky State Police could soon be taking over emergency dispatch services for McCracken County. At Monday's McCracken County Fiscal Court meeting, Commissioner Jerry Beyer proposed that a public workshop be held to discuss the possibility of transferring the county's 911 dispatch duties to KSP. The county currently spends $1.6 million a year on emergency dispatch services. Beyer said KSP ...
Brookport Bridge Damage Under Repair
Monday, July 28, 2014 9:33 PM
A contractor has begun repair work on damage caused this spring to the US 45 Brookport bridge. The bridge had already been closed since July 8 to allow construction of a tunnel to carry Paducah’s Greenway Trail under the highway at the Paducah floodwall. Engineers believe the damage was caused around April 30th by a red truck, possibly hauling an oversized ...
Whitfield: No Basis for Ethics Complaint
Monday, July 28, 2014 5:25 PM
A Republican congressman from Kentucky says his wife did not improperly spur him to introduce a bill concerning the possible abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses and there's no basis for an ethics complaint against him. U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield spoke to reporters Monday on a conference call. Whitfield says he planned to file the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act regardless of his wife's role with the ...
Paducah Crash Sends Bardwell Woman to Hospital
Monday, July 28, 2014 4:49 PM
A Bardwell woman was taken to the hospital after a Monday crash on Olivet Church Road. At around 11:50 Monday morning, McCracken County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Olivet Church road near the intersection of Mathew Drive. Police said 50-year-old Lisa Clifton, of Bardwell was southbound on Olivet church road when her SUV dropped off the ...
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