McCracken County http://wkms.org en Kentucky Arts Council Awards $1.4M to Arts Organizations http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-arts-council-awards-14m-arts-organizations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $1.4 million &nbsp;to arts organizations across the Commonwealth, including support to Calloway, Christian, </span>Crittenden<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Daviess, Graves, McCracken, and </span>Trigg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> counties. Here's a breakdown of where the award is being allocated in our region:&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:26:56 +0000 Troy Taylor 42192 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Arts Council Awards $1.4M to Arts Organizations Preparation for Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Continues http://wkms.org/post/preparation-demolition-old-ledbetter-bridge-continues <p>Engineering analysis work is continuing toward the start of demolition on the Old Ledbetter Bridge crossing the Tennessee River between Livingston and McCracken Counties. Revised demolition plans for the 83 year old structure were submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard for review last week.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:19:20 +0000 Troy Taylor 41903 at http://wkms.org Preparation for Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Continues Newberry and Harnice Deny Deal and Go to Trial in McCracken Zoning Case http://wkms.org/post/newberry-and-harnice-deny-deal-and-go-trial-mccracken-zoning-case <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge Doug </span>Harnice<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will head to trial after rejecting a </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/commonwealth-attorney-offers-deal-newberry-and-harnice-zoning-misconduct-case" style="line-height: 1.5;">plea deal</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> over allegations </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/newberry-faces-zoning-allegations" style="line-height: 1.5;">the two illegally changed zoning maps.</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commonwealth Attorney G.L.&nbsp;</span>Ovey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is prosecuting Newberry and </span>Harnice<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on felony charges affecting at least 500 pieces of property.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:11:40 +0000 Lance Dennee 41766 at http://wkms.org Newberry and Harnice Deny Deal and Go to Trial in McCracken Zoning Case UK Study on Hazardous Waste Impacts http://wkms.org/post/uk-study-hazardous-waste-impacts <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">The University of Kentucky will use a $12 million federal grant to reduce the negative health and environmental impacts found at hazardous waste sites.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">UK Superfund Research Center According to Director Bernie Hennig, lab studies are indicating healthy individuals stand a better chance of warding off contaminants.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:00:50 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41358 at http://wkms.org UK Study on Hazardous Waste Impacts Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL http://wkms.org/post/severe-weather-sweeps-through-western-ky-and-southern-il <p>Communities throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois are contending with high water, hail damage, and downed trees this morning following severe storms that passed through our region last night.&nbsp;</p><p>Residents in Beulah in Hopkins County reported a large funnel cloud at about 7:30 p.m., and a large wedge-shaped tornado close to a mile wide was reported in Christian an hour later.&nbsp; Winds of up to 70 miles an hour were recorded near Elkton in Todd County.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:09:35 +0000 Troy Taylor & and Todd Hatton 41071 at http://wkms.org Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL Old Ledbetter Bridge Sinks Farther Over Weekend http://wkms.org/post/old-ledbetter-bridge-sinks-farther-over-weekend <p>A sensor placed on the Old Ledbetter Bridge Friday by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers and inspectors detected additional movement in west approach spans on the Old Ledbetter Bridge this weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 19 May 2014 11:46:52 +0000 Troy Taylor 40649 at http://wkms.org Old Ledbetter Bridge Sinks Farther Over Weekend Jail Largest Expenditure in McCracken County Fiscal Court Budget http://wkms.org/post/jail-largest-expenditure-mccracken-county-fiscal-court-budget <p>The McCracken County Fiscal Court voted on the first reading of a 2014-2015 budget&nbsp;Monday&nbsp;that totals $32m, including over $6m &nbsp;for the McCracken County Jail. The jail has a large number of employees and houses more than 450 inmates.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 14:54:36 +0000 Lance Dennee 40526 at http://wkms.org Jail Largest Expenditure in McCracken County Fiscal Court Budget McCracken Animal Shelter Task Force Recommends Partnership with Humane Society http://wkms.org/post/mccracken-animal-shelter-task-force-recommends-partnership-humane-society <p>McCracken County’s Animal Shelter Task Force is recommending the Humane Society there partner with the county’s animal control.&nbsp;&nbsp;The plan, approved by the task force 6 to 3&nbsp;Tuesday and sent to the Fiscal Court,&nbsp;has one director overseeing the operations of both Animal Control and Humane Society operations.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:19:00 +0000 Lance Dennee 39951 at http://wkms.org McCracken Animal Shelter Task Force Recommends Partnership with Humane Society McCracken County Officials Indicted in Zoning Case http://wkms.org/post/mccracken-county-officials-indicted-zoning-case <p>McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge-Executive Doug Harnice face a charge of tampering with public records in connection with <a href="http://wkms.org/post/newberry-faces-zoning-allegations">unauthorized zone</a> changes affecting at least 500 pieces of property in the county.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:49:30 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 37951 at http://wkms.org McCracken County Officials Indicted in Zoning Case Bartleman to Run for McCracken County Commissioner http://wkms.org/post/bartleman-run-mccracken-county-commissioner <p></p><p>Longtime Paducah Sun political reporter Bill Bartleman says he plans to run for McCracken County commissioner in next year’s election.</p><p>He says he’ll file at the end of the year for the first district seat currently held by Ronnie Freeman. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Whitney Jones 36923 at http://wkms.org Bartleman to Run for McCracken County Commissioner