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Thursday Meeting Will Discuss Smithland Bridge
Monday, June 17, 2013 11:31 AM
A public meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening to discuss the long-term future of the Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled the meeting from 4-7 pm at the UK Agriculture Extension Office at 803 U.S. Highway 60 East, in Smithland. KYTC District 1 Spokesman Keith Todd said the meeting is part of a study that will examine the needs ...
Property Dispute leads to Assault Arrest
Monday, June 17, 2013 1:36 AM
A Cadiz man was arrested Friday afternoon, after police say he assaulted his neighbor over a property dispute. At around 4:00 p.m. Friday, Cadiz Police responded to a fight at 33 Cunningham Avenue. According to police, 45-year-old William West got into an argument with his neighbor, Gary Vetzel. During this argument, West reportedly took a large chain and struck Vetzel in the head ...
One Man Injured in Deer vs. Motorcycle Wreck
Saturday, June 15, 2013 1:50 PM
A motorcycle wreck in Graves County Friday morning left one man injured. According to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 5:40 am on KY 58 East near Hopewell Road in Mayfield. Deputies said Michael Nichols was on his way to work on his 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle when a deer darted in front of him. Nichols was unable to avoid colliding with the ...
Man Dead After Gunfire at Deputy Coroner's Home
Saturday, June 15, 2013 1:02 PM
A shooting in Carlisle County Friday hit close to home for Deputy Coroner Laura Pender. At approximately 6:45 pm Friday, Kentucky State Police received a call from Carlisle County Deputy Coroner Laura Pender. She phoned 911 to report a shooting that took place outside of her home. Pender told the 911 dispatcher that her husband, 43 year-old Jay Pender of Milburn, had got into an altercation ...
Coal Mine Discrimination Suit Close to Resolution
Saturday, June 15, 2013 12:48 AM
A lawsuit against a western Kentucky coal mine accused of discriminating against black job applicants appears to be nearing a settlement. River View Coal, a subsidiary of Tulsa, Okla.-based Alliance Resource Partners, was sued in 2011 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. River View Coal, LLC operates the River View mine, which is an underground continuous mining complex located ...
Mayfield Mayor's Office Adds Admin. Assistant
Friday, June 14, 2013 6:12 AM
Petra Crutchfield is the newest addition to the staff in the Mayfield Mayor’s Office. Petra was raised in Germany, where she studied business administration and received her legal secretary credentials. During her career, she has held several positions which include administrative assistant to the president of global sanitary engineering firm GKW, a commercial loan secretary at Liberty ...
Benton Main Street Raises Over $25K
Friday, June 14, 2013 12:06 AM
The Benton Main Street program announced today that it has met the fundraising goal of $25,000 to benefit the efforts of the Marshall County Arts Commission to complete the construction and equipping of the new Children’s Art Center in downtown Benton. Mac McDonald, Chairman of the Main Street Economic Development Committee announced the “We Are Marshall County… and We Cover ...
Graves County Man Injured in Two-vehicle Crash
Thursday, June 13, 2013 8:46 PM
One man was injured in a two-vehicle collision in Graves County Thursday. According to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 8:15 am on State Route 80 West near Fancy Farm. Deputies said Marvin Beasley of Clear Springs backed his car into the path of an oncoming pickup truck driven by Don Preston of Clinton. Preston’s truck struck ...
Police Confirm Identity of Hazel Fire Victim
Thursday, June 13, 2013 3:16 PM
Kentucky State Police say an autopsy has confirmed that the woman killed in a house fire early Wednesday morning in Calloway County is 32-year-old Patricia Bohne. The fire broke out at 4:42 am at the Third Street home in Hazel. Police say it appears the fire was accidental, but an arson investigator was brought in as standard procedure when a human life is lost in a house fire. ...
Work on Cairo Bridge to Start In July
Thursday, June 13, 2013 2:15 PM
A contractor for the Cairo bridge project has asked that work on the on the structure be delayed until after July 7, so that trucking and supply companies affected by the work can have plenty of time to prepare alternate routes. The bridge carries US 60 and 62 between Kentucky and Illinois. It then connects with the Mississippi River bridge, which carries traffic between Illinois and ...
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