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Baptist Health to Staff: Instruments are Sterile
Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:46 PM
The president of Baptist Health Paducah has assured employees that surgical instruments are sterile and protocols at the hospital are being followed. West Kentucky Star checked on a rumor last week that inspectors were at the hospital, and got a response saying that the safety of staff, patients and visitors is a priority. They said that policies and procedures are in place to ensure safety, ...
Paducah Man Killed in Union County Crash
Thursday, February 11, 2016 9:23 AM
A Paducah man is dead after a wreck in Union County Wednesday night. According to Kentucky State Police, the crash happened near the Henderson and Union County line, when Seth Cross, 28 of Paducah, was heading east near the Highland Creek Bridge. Police say Cross' car went into the westbound lane, sideswiped two trucks and then hit a car head-on. Cross was not wearing a seat belt, ...
Undercover Investigation Nets Drug Arrest
Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:35 AM
An undercover investigation has led to the arrest of a McCracken County man on drug charges. Joseph T. Henderson was arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon at 13th and Madison Streets. Drug investigators say they bought cocaine from Henderson on three separate occasions. Warrants were obtained, and Henderson was arrested after the car he was driving was stopped ...
Lourdes Raises $70,000 from Mardi Gras Party
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:00 PM
The wintry weather didn’t keep people from attending the 14th annual Lourdes Foundation’s Mardi Gras & All That Jazz! fundraiser held at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. Lourdes supporters turned out to celebrate Fat Tuesday raising more than $70,000 in total proceeds to benefit the Lourdes Foundation. Funds raised at this annual event are used to support programs and ...
Paducah Woman Charged with Prescription Fraud
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 9:15 PM
A Paducah woman faces prescription fraud charges, after police say she tried to pass a prescription with altered fill dates. Paducah Police Investigators said they were contacted by a local pharmacy about a woman who had allegedly tried to pass an altered prescription on two separate occasions. Pharmacy staff told detectives that 35-year-old Emily Williams tried to pass a prescription for ...
Police: Theft Suspects Posed as Flooring Salesmen
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:44 PM
Paducah police are seeking information and warning the public about two or more men who entered an elderly woman’s home under the pretense of selling her flooring, then stole cash from her. The woman told police a man came to her home in the Friedman Lane area last Friday, and walked in when she opened the door. The man talked as if he knew the woman, and a few moments later he was ...
Paducah Woman Charged with Child Abuse
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:32 PM
A Paducah woman was arrested Tuesday on child abuse and other charges. After a three-week joint investigation with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Kentucky State Police arrested 40-year-old Kimberly A. Kershaw of Paducah. Kershaw was charged with 2 counts of 1st degree unlawful imprisonment, 2 counts of 1st degree wanton endangerment, assault 4th degree child abuse, 3rd degree ...
Winery Owner Ecstatic after Voters Ok Sunday Sales
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 1:06 PM
The owner of a local winery says he is very happy, after voters in his precinct decided to allow Sunday alcohol sales there. Allen Dossey, the proprietor of Purple Toad Winery in Lone Oak, says he was thrilled when he learned that voters had passed the measure to allow Sunday sales by a 59-23 margin in Tuesday's special election. Dossey and his wife, June have operated the winery for the past ...
Butler, Hancock Named National Merit Finalists
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:51 PM
Paducah Tilghman High School seniors Reese Butler and Meg Hancock have been selected as a finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. National Merit Finalists are selected from a pool of 16,000 semi-finalists. Semi-finalists are selected from 1.2 million high school juniors who entered the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test ...
Paducah Motel Fire Under Investigation
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:19 AM
An abandoned motel in Paducah was the scene of a fire Tuesday evening. According to the Paducah Fire Department, the fire occurred at the previously condemned building near Irvin Cobb Drive and Bridge Street. Fire personnel were able to extinguish the fire in about 15 minutes. According to the Paducah fire chief, it appears a homeless person had been staying inside the building ...
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