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Police Release Name of Missing Dredge Rig Worker
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:47 PM
Authorities are searching for a Massac County man that reportedly fell from a dredge rig into the Ohio River near the McCracken/Ballard County line on the Kentucky side of the river. According to authorities, 27-year-old Dustin Allen Burnham was an employee of a company that was operating the rig. Burnham is a white male, is 5’9, 170lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing blue ...
PTHS Band in Final Push for Gator Bowl Trip
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:40 PM
The Paducah Tilghman High School's Band of Blue is down to a couple of weeks before their much-anticipated trip to represent Kentucky in the Gator Bowl. But they're not coasting - there is much to be done in rehearsals and fundraising. Band Director Patrick Saddler said they are one of fifteen bands invited to the event, which includes nine bands combining for the game's halftime show, a ...
Hoffman, Carroll to Run for State Senator
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:19 PM
Two men are throwing their hats in the ring, announcing their candidacy for the seat now held by State Senator Bob Leeper, who is not seeking re-election. David Hoffman and Danny Carroll are retired law enforcement officers who bring other skills to the position, too. Hoffman served in law enforcement for 16 years, retiring as Commander in the state of Alaska. For the past four years, has ...
Noble Park Reopens Christmas Lights/Donations
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:45 AM
Noble Park has reopened for the public to enjoy and support the Paducah Power System's Christmas in the Park. The City of Paducah Parks Services Department closed the park Friday, December 6 due to the ice and snow. Crews have been working to clear the inner loop of the park to allow Christmas in the Park to resume Monday evening. The magnificent lighted Christmas ...
No Injuries in Lone Oak House Fire
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:21 AM
Lone Oak and Hendron Fire Departments responded to a house fire along the 200 block of Lansing Avenue in Lone Oak early Tuesday morning. Firefighters reported that no one was injured, and everyone got out of the house safely. The house was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters rolled up onto the scene. They are now trying to determine the cause of the ...
'The Messiah' to Be Performed December 21
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:32 AM
The Paducah Chamber Music Society will present 'The Messiah' on Saturday, Dec. 21st at Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church, 300 Fountain Ave., beginning at 7 pm. Directed by Douglas Van Fleet, the concert will be performed by local musicians who come together during the Christmas season to share the tradition of 'The Messiah' by George E. Handel. The evening will include a ...
Mayor Kaler to Announce New Downtown Hotel
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 5:50 AM
Mayor Gayle Kaler will host a press conference this afternoon to provide details about a new hotel development in downtown Paducah. The six-story hotel, planned for the site next to the Julian Carroll Convention Center, will be a 121-room, branded upscale hotel with a restaurant. The hotel will be constructed on the same site where the dome pavilion has stood, and will be attached to ...
Boaz Woman Injured in McCracken Crash
Monday, December 09, 2013 6:20 PM
A Boaz woman was hurt Monday in a crash on Sheehan Bridge Road. At around 11:30 am Monday, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Oaks Road and Sheehan Bridge Road for a two-vehicle crash with injuries. 70-year-old Merlin Ihnen of Kevil was stopped at a stop sign in the southbound lane of Sheehan Bridge Road. Ihnen told police he didn’t ...
Final Week for Salvation Army 'Angel Tree'
Monday, December 09, 2013 5:46 PM
This is the final week to participate in the Salvation Army "Angel Tree" program, to make sure a child doesn't miss the joy and excitement of Christmas. The program encourages people to take a paper angel, which lists a child's age, sizes, and preferences, and then buy gifts and clothing specifically for that child. Lieutenant Joe Crawford of the Paducah Salvation Army said the ...
Brookport Bridge Reopens to Traffic
Monday, December 09, 2013 3:46 PM
The US 45 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah and Brookport reopened to traffic Monday afternoon. Engineers had been evaluating the bridge several times a day as temperatures inched above freezing to allow ice to melt from the bridge structure. Due to slick conditions, the bridge was closed just before 1 am Friday. The bridge has a grated metal deck that allows snow to fall ...
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