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'Outlander' Author Coming to Bowling Green
Sunday, September 21, 2014 2:30 AM
Author Diana Gabaldon, known for the "Outlander'' series, is coming to Kentucky. Gabaldon will be featured at the 17th annual Southern Kentucky Book Fest scheduled for April 18 at Western Kentucky University's Knicely Conference Center. Gabaldon is not a stranger to college campuses. She has three science degrees and spent a dozen years as a university professor with an expertise in ...
Kevil Bank Robbery Suspect Shot in Cairo
Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:28 PM
A Paducah man wanted in connection to a Ballard County bank robbery has been found and is in custody after he was involved in a shooting. Just after noon on Saturday, Cairo Police and the Illinois State Police responded to a reported shooting Cairo. When they arrived, officers found 25-year-old Haywood Jones, who had received multiple gunshot wounds, and was taken by ambulance to a southeast ...
National Preparedness Month: Power Recovery Tips
Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:29 PM
September is National Preparedness Month, and Kentucky Utilities Company offers four proactive steps to take in advance of and following severe weather. 1. Make a kit — Having an emergency preparedness kit ready in advance for each member of the family can help make responding to an emergency less stressful and more organized. In addition, consider carrying a kit in the trunk of a ...
Military Court Upholds Soldier's Rape Conviction
Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:07 AM
A military appeals court has upheld a Fort Campbell soldier's conviction on two charges of rape by force and his sentence demoting him and granting a dishonorable discharge from the service. The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals concluded on Thursday that the charges at the court martial of Spc. Michael G. Zent were not unreasonably multiplied. Zent pleaded guilty in 2013 to twice grabbing a ...
Paducah Suspect May Face More Charges at Home
Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:17 AM
One of the men arrested earlier this week for solicitation of a prostitute was out on bond from another county, and may have violated those conditions for release. McCracken Sheriff’s officials learned Friday that 25-year-old Kentrell Thomas of Clinton was out of Hickman County Jail on bond, where he faces charges of rape of a minor and unlawful transaction with a minor. Thomas has also ...
TN Man Hurt in Bardwell Semi Crash
Friday, September 19, 2014 4:35 PM
A Tennessee man was hurt Friday morning crash near Bardwell when the semi he was driving met another loaded semi. Kentucky State Police report that 66-year-old Thomas Seabaugh was traveling north on US 51 just south of Bardwell when he met a semi loaded with logs traveling the opposite direction that had crossed the center line. Police said Seabaugh veered off the shoulder of the roadway and ...
Search Warrant Leads to Drug Charges for Man
Friday, September 19, 2014 10:19 AM
A Ballard County man is facing drug charges after his home was searched. The Ballard County Sheriff's Department served a search warrant Thursday night at a home on County Farm Road just north of Wickliffe, and found 15-20 pounds of Marijuana, items used to package marijuana for sale, and four weapons, including an AR-15. Deputies arrested 48-year-old Joel Bickerstaff for trafficking more ...
KSP Seeks Suspect in Kevil Bank Robbery
Friday, September 19, 2014 4:30 AM
UPDATE: The Kentucky State Police continue to search for a suspect in the robbery of the First Community Bank in Kevil. According to KSP, they have a warrant for 25-year-old Haywood Jones of Paducah. Jones is described as a black male, 5-feet-6-inches and 160 pounds. KSP believe he may driving a white Ford Crown Victoria with temporary tags and possibly in the Cairo, IL area. The ...
MSU Breaks Ground on New Veterinary Center
Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:35 PM
Governor Steve Beshear today joined university officials, along with state and local leaders, to celebrate the groundbreaking of Murray State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Christian County. According to a press release, the Breathitt Veterinary Center, scheduled to open in 2016, will be a 53,000-square-foot facility on MSU’s Hopkinsville Regional Campus. A study, ...
Pieces of First Bridge Span Removed From River
Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:20 PM
The contractor working on demolition of the Old Ledbetter Bridge near Paducah has removed all of the first span's debris from the river. The area has been worked thoroughly and the contractor is confident that all steel dropped into the river during Tuesday’s detonation has been cleared. The contractor will now begin partially cutting the truss on the Livingston County ...
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