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Fancy Farm Organizers Want Tamer Crowd
Friday, August 01, 2014 7:29 AM
Organizers of the Fancy Farm picnic say they want to tone down the heckling that has come to define Kentucky's signature political event. Saturday's picnic has always had raucous crowds that interrupt politicians' speeches in a no-holds-barred atmosphere that has been known to rattle even the state's most seasoned politicians. But organizers say the 2013 picnic was so loud that it was ...
KSP Make Drug Arrest, Seize Half Pound of Meth
Friday, August 01, 2014 5:00 AM
A Union City, TN man faces drug charges following an undercover investigation by the Kentucky State Police Thursday. According to KSP, the department learned of a shipment of methamphetamine that headed for the western Kentucky area. As a result of the investigation, they conducted a traffic stop on North Sutton Lane about a mile west of Mayfield. Their investigation resulted in the ...
Mayfield Middle School Selected for National Grant
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:09 PM
Mayfield Middle School is one of six Kentucky middle schools selected to be involved in a 4-year, $3 million national grant focused on developing more effective, sustainable leadership in the middle grades. The middle grades leadership development grant was one of 25 Investing in Innovation (i3) grants awarded by the U. S. Department of Education to run January 1, 2014, through December 31, ...
Fancy Farm Picnic Mixes Politics with Food, Fun
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:05 PM
The 134th Annual Fancy Farm Picnic is this weekend in Graves County. Since 1956, the picnic has been held on the first Saturday in August. The picnic doubles as a raucous political showdown between Republicans and Democrats during an afternoon of stump speeches. It has come to represent the traditional starting point of the fall campaign season in Kentucky. But the picnic is not all about the ...
Crittenden County Mine Violations Settled
Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:34 AM
The U.S. Attorney's Office for Western Kentucky says Elgin Mining Company of Vancouver, British Columbia, has agreed to settle non-compliance issues, associated with the Clean Water Act. The office says it's for failure to perform mitigation requirements at former mining sites in Kentucky’s Muhlenberg and Crittenden counties. Elgin Mining and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay ...
Grand Jury Clears Madisonville Police in Shooting
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:25 PM
A grand jury has cleared Madisonville police in the shooting death of a 35-year-old man who pulled a weapon last month. Kentucky State Police said a Hopkins County grand jury heard evidence in the case Tuesday and declined to indict in the death of Douglas M. Seaton of Madisonville. State police said Seaton was stopped by local police June 21 but fled, with officers pursuing him for about a ...
Two Injured in Marshall County Crash
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:15 PM
Two Benton men were hurt in a Tuesday afternoon crash. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office said that at around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, a deputy was dispatched to Hardin-Wadesboro Road to a crash with injuries. Police said 27-year-old James T. Cooper, of Benton was traveling south on Hardin-Wadesboro Road when the vehicle ran off the road and kept traveling up a dirt embankment and rolled ...
Graves County Fugitive Captured After Foot Chase
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:25 PM
A Graves County fugitive was captured Wednesday after a 2 ½ hour foot chase. According to the Graves County Sheriff's Office, a deputy spotted 21-year-old Dustin McReynolds of Mayfield walking on West Broadway in Mayfield at 8:30 Wednesday morning. According to police, McReynolds was a fugitive from Graves County and there was at least one warrant for his arrest. When the deputy tried ...
Massac County Man Missing Since Sunday
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:58 AM
The Massac County Sheriff's Office needs your help in finding a Massac County man. Deputies say a missing person report was filed early Wednesday morning by family members of 45 year old Stacy L. Higgins of the Reipe Ridge area of Massac County. Deputies say Higgins was last heard from on Sunday July 27. Higgins' vehicle and cell phone were found at his home and now deputies say ...
Relinquishment of Responsibility Ceremony Planned
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:56 AM
Fort Campbell is holding a relinquishment of responsibility ceremony for the 101st Airborne Division's command sergeant major. The ceremony is Friday at the sprawling post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith will relinquish responsibility as the division's senior enlisted leader. Smith has been command sergeant major of ...
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