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Severe Weather Possible Tonight
Thursday, October 02, 2014 6:46 AM
While no watches or warnings have been issued, the National Weather Service office in Paducah is on the lookout for a limited possibility that weather could reach severe levels this evening and tonight. Widespread thunderstorms are in the forecast beginning later this afternoon. Storms could be more pronounced in southeast Missouri and western Kentucky, ...
First Friday Fish Fry at Hotel Metropolitan
Thursday, October 02, 2014 2:00 AM
The Hotel Metropolitan in UpperTown will hold its First Friday Fish Fry on Friday, Oct. 3rd starting at 11 am. This popular and delish fish fry offers all the traditional fixin's including fried catfish, white beans, slaw, cornbread, chow chow and homemade desserts. The fish meal plates are $8 and include the fish, two sides and dessert or fish sandwiches for ...
Four Arrested on Drug Charges in Graves County
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 9:11 PM
Four people face drug charges in Graves County. Graves County sheriff's deputies stopped a car in Mayfield Wednesday and cited the driver, 41-year-old Amee Requena of Clinton, for failure to use a turn signal. Detectives asked for consent to search her vehicle and found approximately a quarter pound of marijuana in the console. Requena was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled ...
Calloway Ag Students Get DuPont Pioneer Grant
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 1:00 PM
Agriculture students at Calloway County High School will benefit from a grant provided by DuPont Pioneer and the National Association of Agricultural Educators aimed at training teachers and supplying equipment and resources to elevate the rigor of agriculture and science curricula. Shown in the photo to the left are Calloway County School District administrator Tawnya Hunter, and ...
Third Section of Ledbetter Bridge Comes Down
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:02 PM
The final section of the Old Ledbetter Bridge was taken down with controlled explosives this morning, leaving only the piers from the 83-year-old structure still standing. The demolition contractor now has until tomorrow morning to clear the ten 40-foot sections of steel truss from the river bottom and restore tow boat traffic on the Tennessee River. Two large barge-mounted cranes immediately ...
Whitfield Endorses Comer for Governor
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 5:56 AM
Republican U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield has endorsed James Comer for governor. Comer, the Republican state agriculture commissioner, is seeking the party's nomination for governor in 2015. Former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner is also seeking the Republican nomination. In a news release from the Comer campaign, Whitfield said he believes Comer's achievements as agriculture ...
Local School Among National Blue Ribbon Schools
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 4:42 AM
Four Kentucky public schools and five private have been named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on academic excellence. The Kentucky Education Department says the public schools are Central Elementary in Marshall County, Johnson Elementary of Fort Thomas, Tompkinsville Elementary in Monroe County and Stopher Elementary in Jefferson County. Education Commissioner ...
Ft. Campbell Soldiers Deployed to Fight Ebola
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:34 AM
Soldiers from Fort Campbell are deploying to Liberia to support the response to the Ebola virus outbreak there. The 101st Airborne Division said the 101st Headquarters will deploy as the joint force command and support the U.S. Agency for International Development as it helps the government of Liberia contain the virus. The agency and joint force command will also synchronize establishment of ...
Two Drivers Hurt in Benton Collision
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:21 PM
Two people were hurt in a collision Tuesday morning in Benton. Marshall County Sheriff's Department responded to the intersection of 14th Street and Poplar Street at 10:52 am. They determined that 54-year-old Timothy L. Beck of Mayfield was on 14th Street when he apparently failed to stop, and struck a vehicle driven by 58-year-old Charles D. Frizzell of Benton. Beck's vehicle then struck a ...
Murray State Projecting Record Enrollment
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:13 AM
Murray State University is projecting record enrollment this year, for the third year in a row. Final enrollment data will be provided to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education in late October, but preliminary figures show this year's enrollment at 11,166 students. That's a 2.5 percent increase over last fall. According to the University, categories of students experiencing the most ...
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