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Eggners Ferry Bridge One Lane Again Saturday
Friday, January 30, 2015 5:00 PM
Daytime lane restrictions will be in place on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge Saturday. KYTC says the bridge will be restricted to one lane starting at 7:00 am to facilitate the pouring of concrete for Piers 8 and 9 as part of construction of the new bridge. Concrete trucks will be parked on one lane of the old bridge to deliver concrete to crews working on the new crossing. Drivers ...
Three Face Drug Charges After Search of Home
Friday, January 30, 2015 2:02 PM
Three people were arrested Friday on drug charges, after police executed a search warrant at a Benton home. On Friday deputies with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on Tubbs Road in reference to a complaint about drug use, and obtained a search warrant for the home. Police said they found methamphetamine along with other controlled substances during the ...
Racers Need Overtime to Get by EKU
Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:35 PM
Though they only led the game by a single basket once in regulation, the Murray State Racers managed to push the game into overtime, and come away with a 85-78 win over Eastern Kentucky Thursday night in the CFSB Center. Poor shooting in the first half saw Murray State managing to stay one step ahead of being two steps behind, the visiting Colonels, with their only lead being a 13-11 ...
Weekend Snow Could Affect Roadways
Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:33 PM
Snow may be as popular a topic of discussion as the Super Bowl this weekend. Forecasters say rain and snow could be present for much of the weekend across the region, beginning as rain on Saturday. By Saturday night, snow is expected to mix in and continue to be possible all day Sunday. Sunday's snow accumulations are more likely to occur in southern Illinois, ...
Inmate Stabbed at State Prison in Eddyville
Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:59 PM
An inmate at Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville was stabbed today in a general population dormitory at the prison. The assault happened just before 8:00 am. The Kentucky Department of Corrections says 58-year-old Herbert Eades was stabbed multiple times in cellhouse number 6 by another inmate in the dormitory, 46-year-old Sean Noakes. Eades was taken to the Caldwell Medical Center, where ...
Work at Kentucky Dam Lock Hits Milestone
Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:29 AM
Crews have marked a milestone in the construction of a new navigation lock at Kentucky Dam. The Paducah Sun reports a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor topped out the first massive concrete pillar for the addition on Wednesday. It is a significant step in finishing the 1,200-foot-long lock. The entire project is expected to be completed in 2023. The purpose of the lock is to relieve ...
Calvert City Man Jailed on Drug Charges
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:40 PM
A Marshall County man was arrested on drug charges early Wednesday morning. According to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, deputies observed a vehicle at a gas station in Draffenville that was running with the driver slumped over at the wheel. Acording to deputies, the driver, 36-year-old Joshua Beckner of Calvert City, seemed very disoriented. A search of the vehicle revealed marijuana, ...
Fancy Farm Man Arrested on Meth, DUI Charges
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:28 AM
A Graves County man was arrested early Wednesday morning on DUI and drug charges. According to the Graves County Sheriff's Office, deputies stopped a vehicle on State Route 2192 in the Folsomdale community around 1:45am. The driver, 48-year-old Patrick Wilson of Fancy Farm, was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Wilson was arrested for DUI and transported to the Graves County ...
Benton Man Arrested on Meth, Gun Charges
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:17 PM
A Marshall County man was arrested late last week on drug and weapons charges. According to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to a home on Jonathan Shores Road to assist Probation and Parole. Deputies searched the home and allegedly found multiple firearms along with boxes of ammunition. Deputies also reportedly found a bag of marijuana, some Oxycontin pills and a ...
Biden, Clinton Among Hundreds Who Honor Ford
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 5:55 PM
Former Kentucky governor and U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford is being remembered for his ability to get things done at the highest levels of government without compromising his love for his state or its people. Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton were among the hundreds of people who filled the First Baptist Church of Owensboro for Ford's funeral Tuesday. Biden hailed Ford as the ...
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