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River Levels Still Dropping Despite Mid-Week Rain
Saturday, March 28, 2015 5:13 PM
Before the mid-week rain, rivers were forecast to drop below flood stage by now, but the good news is they are still dropping. At Smithland, the river is already more than a foot below flood stage and still dropping. At Paducah, the Ohio River was at 39.6 feet Saturday morning, and is expected to fall below the 39-foot flood stage mark by Saturday evening. At Brookport, floodwaters were ...
Water Still Keeping Some Roads Closed
Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:25 PM
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reporting water still over the roads in several locations, including: Crittenden County The Cave-In-Rock ferry re-opened Saturday, and all roads are reportedly open. Fulton County KY 1129/Adams Rd CLOSED between KY 94 and KY 239 KY1354 is CLOSED at the Dorena-Hickman ferry landing The Dorena-Hickman Ferry remains closed by high water ...
Church Hopes 'AD' Series Stirs Online Discussion
Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:22 AM
The Bible is a hot topic these days. Noah (Noah 2014), Moses (Exodus: Gods and Kings, 2014) and Christ himself (The Passion of the Christ, 2004) have leaped from the sacred text onto the giant screen. Hoping to ride high on this popular Bible-wave is NBC, which is pushing its latest Biblical series "AD, The Bible Continues". This twelve-week drama highlights the conflict and growth of the New ...
Cave-In-Rock Ferry Back in Service
Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:05 AM
Floodwaters on the Ohio River have dropped sufficiently to allow the Cave-In-Rock Ferry to resume operation starting at 6:00 am Saturday. Rising floodwaters forced the ferry to halt operation at 6:00 pm March 12th. Ferry Operator Lonnie Lewis says the ferry crew has taken advantage of the break to perform maintenance and even do so painting on the boat and barge. With the Ohio River ...
Learn to Work with Wool at LBL's Homeplace
Friday, March 27, 2015 9:37 PM
The Homeplace 1850’s Farm at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area hosts a day dedicated to working with wool on Saturday, April 11, from 10 am-4 pm. Invited artist Gary Larson will give the Homeplace sheep their first “haircut” of the year, 1850’s style. “The sheep are ready to ...
Ethics Committee to Investigate Whitfield, Wife
Friday, March 27, 2015 4:29 PM
The House Ethics Committee is forming an investigative subcommittee to determine whether Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky violated House rules by allowing his wife to lobby staff members on issues related to her work with the Humane Society of the United States. The committee will investigate allegations that Whitfield improperly used his official position to benefit himself, his ...
Two Die in Owensboro House Fire
Friday, March 27, 2015 1:11 PM
A coroner says two people have died in an Owensboro house fire. Daviess County Coroner Jeff Jones told The Messenger-Inquirer that the blaze was reported early Friday morning and responding firefighters found two bodies. He did not release their identities. Owensboro Fire Battalion Chief Steve Leonard says a police officer patrolling in the area spotted the blaze about ...
Prohm Extends Contract at Murray State
Friday, March 27, 2015 11:48 AM
Murray State University has renegotiated and extended the contract of head men's basketball coach Steve Prohm. The extension means Prohm's contract now runs through March 31, 2019, with an automatic one-year extension carrying it out to 2020. The guaranteed contract increases Prohm's base salary to $490,000. With radio and television obligations, the total package will be ...
Unemployment Drops in Almost Every KY County
Thursday, March 26, 2015 8:46 PM
Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between February 2014 and February 2015, while Russell County stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.5 percent. It was followed by Fayette County at 4 percent, then Oldham, Scott and Shelby counties at 4.1 percent ...
Benton Man Arrested for DUI, Drug Possession
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 8:43 PM
A Marshall County man was arrested Tuesday on drug charges after police say his vehicle was spotted weaving on a highway. The McCracken and Marshall County Sheriff's Departments stopped a vehicle that was weaving on U.S. Highway 68 and almost hit another vehicle head-on. Detectives determined that Monte Clark of Benton was apparently under the influence of some type of drug, and searched the ...
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