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Sheriff's Department's "Operation Safe Halloween"
Friday, October 31, 2014 8:45 AM
The McCracken County Sheriff's Department is once again hosting "Operation Safe Halloween" on October 31, but the event has moved from previous years. This year, the event is set for the Lone Oak Football Field on Bleich Road, from 4:45 pm - 9:00 pm. Previous events were held at the K-Mart parking lot at Lone Oak and Bleich Roads. Kids can dress up and enjoy a safe, fun time with candy ...
Cuts Coming to Fort Campbell
Friday, October 31, 2014 7:03 AM
The head of the Christian County Chamber of Commerce says the Fort Campbell area should be prepared for budget cuts to happen at the military post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. Chamber President Marian Mason told The Kentucky New Era that chamber members would be meeting with their counterparts in Clarksville, Tennessee after the elections next week to discuss a unified strategy of ...
Graves County Receives Grant to Preserve Records
Friday, October 31, 2014 6:56 AM
Governor Steve Beshear announced that Graves County Clerk Barry Kennemore has received a grant totaling $18,948 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Thirty-eight grants have been awarded for a total of $562,463 from fiscal year 2015 Local Records ...
Man Injured When Car Strikes Paving Equipment
Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:47 PM
A Mayfield man was injured Thursday afternoon when his vehicle collided with some paving equipment. According to the Graves County Sheriff's Office, the collision happened at approximately 3pm on KY 339 West at Baltimore Church, near Wingo. Deputies said 43-year-old Brian Ashley was south bound on KY 339 when he came upon a crew from Central Paving that had just stopped to unload ...
Car In Tree After Graves County Wreck
Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:12 PM
A southern Illinois woman faces DUI and wanton endangerment charges following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night in Graves County. According to the Graves County Sheriff's office, the accident happened at about 5pm in the 8400 block of KY 131. Deputies said a car driven by 24-year-old Samantha Walters of Metropolis crossed the center line and sideswiped a vehicle driven by Laureen ...
Health Official Suggests Post Using State Resource
Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:40 AM
Tennessee's top health department official is recommending that Fort Campbell use the state lab facility for testing for specific diseases, including Ebola. Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, told a round table at the military post on Tuesday that the state lab is close to Fort Campbell and could provide assistance. Some Fort Campbell troops recently ...
Historic Halloween Chill, Weekend Freeze Warning
Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:46 AM
The National Weather Service office in Paducah says this Halloween could be one of the five chilliest on the books, and they have issued a freeze watch for the region for Friday night through Sunday morning. After collecting historical Halloween data for Paducah, meteorologists say that if Friday's forecast high doesn't reach 50 degrees, it would be only the 5th Halloween in 77 ...
Boil Water Order Lifted for Hickory Residents
Thursday, October 30, 2014 4:27 AM
UPDATE: The boil water order was lifted at about 4:20 pm. Original Story: Mayfield Electric & Water Systems has issued a boil water advisory for the southern part of the Hickory area in Graves County Water District. Residents included in the order are those who live on State Route 45 North from State Route 1241 back to Mayfield, all of State Route 1241 and side roads, State ...
Beshear Brings Funds for Street, Park Improvements
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:18 PM
Governor Steve Beshear came to western Kentucky Wednesday to announce one project and deliver funding to another. Beshear was in Lyon County about 2:00 pm to spotlight two projects that will bring lasting benefits to the Lake Barkley region – a multi-use bike or pedestrian trail along the lake front and a new amphitheater on the northern shore. “Lyon County and the ...
Voters Encouraged to Report Fraud to State Hotline
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:11 PM
As voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday, Attorney General Jack Conway is reminding Kentuckians that they can help combat vote fraud by using the state Election Fraud Hotline. Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are being encouraged to call the hotline at 800-328-VOTE (800-328-8683). “Our Election Fraud Hotline is an important tool in ...
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