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Lane Restrictions on Eggners Ferry Bridge Monday
Saturday, October 10, 2015 1:15 PM
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge at Aurora on Monday. This lane restriction, starting at around 8:00 am Monday, is to facilitate pouring of concrete for construction of Pier 4 of the new bridge. This lane restriction with alternating flow controlled by flaggers is expected to be in place for ...
Man Charged with DUI after Leeder Bottoms Crash
Thursday, October 08, 2015 5:15 PM
Two Paducah men were hurt Thursday afternoon during a crash in Leeder Bottoms, and one was charged with DUI, after he hit a pickup headon. McCracken deputies say at around 1:45 pm 31-year-old Gary Tabor Jr. of Paducah turned onto KY 1241 from US 45 and hit a pickup sitting at the stopsign, driven by 81-year-old Carl Mathis of Mayfield. Tabor and his passenger, 47-year-old Brian ...
Truck Fire Stalls Traffic on I-24 for Hours
Thursday, October 08, 2015 4:22 PM
Traffic on I-24 in Christian County was snarled for hours after a semi tractor-trailer hauling frozen chicken caught fire Thursday morning. State officials say sometime around 10:00 am, near mile marker 80, a tire blew on the trailer, then got stuck in a position where it caught fire. The trailer, which contained thousands of pounds of frozen chicken, became engulfed in ...
GM Recalls SUVs, Tells Owners Not to Use Wipers
Thursday, October 08, 2015 8:36 AM
General Motors is telling owners of some SUVs not to use their windshield wipers because an electrical short could cause the motor to catch fire. The company is recalling nearly 32,000 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia SUVs from the 2016 model to fix the problem. Only 6,400 were sold and the rest are being held at dealerships until they are repaired. Most are in North ...
Traffic Deaths on the Rise in Kentucky
Thursday, October 08, 2015 4:55 AM
Kentucky officials say statewide traffic deaths are on the rise so far in 2015. There were 549 fatalities as of Tuesday — 58 more than at the same time last year, according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and Kentucky State Police. Many of the fatalities occurred during the summer travel season, jumping from 253 on June 1 to 549 as of Tuesday. Bill Bell, ...
4-Lane Highway 68/80 to Get Higher Speed Limit
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 4:21 PM
Governor Steve Beshear today announced two long-anticipated developments for improved transportation in the tourism-rich “Western Waterlands” area of western Kentucky. Beshear said the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will take bids in November on three construction projects to complete the widening of U.S. Highway 68/KY Highway 80 from Cadiz to Lake Barkley in Trigg ...
Paducah Man Hurt in Single-Vehicle Crash
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 4:15 PM
A Paducah man was injured Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on Woodville Road. At around 12:05 pm McCracken County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a vehicle that had run off the roadway on Woodville Road between Steele Road and Bradford Road. Deputies said that for unknown reasons, a pickup driven by 25-year-old Darrin Moss of West Paducah ran off the left shoulder of the ...
Paducah Woman Hurt in Single-Vehicle Crash
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 9:25 PM
A Paducah woman was hurt Tuesday afternoon in a crash on Lovelaceville Florence Station Road. According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, At around 2:30 pm 46-year-old Dianna Herring, of Paducah was traveling east on Lovelaceville Florence Station Road. The investigation showed that for unknown reasons Herring crossed over into oncoming traffic and left the roadway. When ...
Driver Hurt in Crash on Sheehan Bridge Road
Monday, October 05, 2015 3:39 PM
A McCracken County woman was hurt in a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon. The McCracken County Sheriff's Department was called to the 600 block of Sheehan Bridge Road, and found a car on its roof in a ditch. Deputies determined that 65-year-old Pamela Rooney of Reidland was unable to negotiate a curve and the vehicle went into the ditch. The car rolled twice before it stopped ...
2 Injured in Semi Rollover Wreck in Graves County
Monday, October 05, 2015 11:32 AM
A truck driver and his wife were injured Monday morning when the semi they were in crashed on the Purchase Parkway in Graves County. According to the Graves County Sheriff's office, the wreck happened around 7:15am at the 27 mile marker northeast of Mayfield. Deputies said Patrick Lee Jr. of Wheller, TX, was driving south on the parkway when he ran off the right side of the road, went ...
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