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Calloway Relay for Life First of 14 This Spring
Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:12 PM
Relay For Life season is here! Hundreds of teams this spring will walk through the night to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The first event in our area happens at Murray's Cherry Expo Center this Friday night until Saturday morning. From this weekend through June 20, fourteen different Relays will take place in western Kentucky ...
West Kentucky Star Mobile App Now Available
Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:57 PM
We are proud to announce that the new West Kentucky Star Mobile App is now available for iPhone and Android! You will find all of your favorite West Kentucky Star content on our mobile app. Whatever you enjoy most about our site, you can take with you wherever you go! Check out the links for your respective operating system, and please let us know what you think! ...
New SIU President Dunn to Start Next Month
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:24 PM
Southern Illinois University officials say the school's incoming president will begin work May 1. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports Randy Dunn's start date is about two months earlier than what was initially expected. His early arrival means retiring president Glenn Poshard will also step down next month. Dunn had been set to start work July 1, the day after ...
Police Find Man from Pursuit in Lone Oak
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:49 PM
Paducah Police found a man who fled from officers in a stolen vehicle early Wednesday morning. Police say they were notified by a passerby who saw 28-year-old Michael W. Gouin of Paducah, and recognized him from a photo on West Kentucky Star. Police and Sheriff's deputies responded to the K-Mart area on Lone Oak Road. After a brief foot chase and search, Gouin was arrested on ...
Mistrial Declared in 2007 Southern IL Killing
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:00 PM
A southern Illinois judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of a Carbondale slaying more than seven years ago. KFVS-TV reports that Elijah Lacy's trial was abruptly ended Tuesday because of an unspecified conflict of interest. Lacy has been appointed a new attorney. Additional details were not immediately available, and it was unclear how soon ...
Trial Begins in 2007 Southern Illinois Killing
Monday, April 14, 2014 12:52 PM
A trial has begun for a man who's accused of a slaying that took place more than seven years ago in southern Illinois. Opening statements began Monday in the case of 29-year-old Elijah Lacy, who's charged with murder for the death of a Marion mother in 2007. Jackson County authorities say 21-year-old Falon Taylor died after Lacy broke into a Carbondale home and fired shots into a bedroom ...
Massac Teen Arrested After Car Chase
Monday, April 14, 2014 10:34 AM
A Massac County teen was arrested Saturday on multiple charges after an incident on local streets. Metropolis police said they saw an SUV leave the intersection of 7th and Butler Streets at a high rate of speed, and run a stop sign at 6th and Butler. The officer turned on his lights and siren to pull over the vehicle, but was ignored, and the SUV ran another stop sign. When the driver stopped ...
Three Charged in Carbondale Assault Case
Monday, April 14, 2014 5:29 AM
Carbondale Police have found three men suspected to be involved in a Saturday morning assault. On Sunday, the City of Carbondale Police Department got a report of a battery. Officers said they later learned that on Saturday at around 12:00 am the victim was walking in the 500 block of South Rawlings Street when he was attacked. The victim returned home and was later treated at a northern ...
Dean Cain Coming to Superman Celebration in June
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:49 PM
The Superman Celebration has announced the celebrity guests for their 36th annual festival on June 12-15 in Metropolis. Dean Cain, best known for his role as Superman and Clark Kent in the 1993 television hit series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman will be appearing on Saturday, June 14. His most-recent role is in the inspirational film God's Not Dead, which was #5 at the ...
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