Paducah, KY – Emergency crews rushed a James Marine worker to the hospital after he fell from a dry dock Wednesday night. The McCracken County Sheriff's Department confirms the man slipped and fell approximately 20 feet while working on the side of a dry dock. Upon arrival at the scene, crews found the man unconscious and not breathing. A sheriff's deputy and firefighter pulled him to safety.
Paducah, KY – Information from former Executive Inn employees prompted last week's search and property seizure. Police confiscated computers, file drawers, ledgers, and paperwork. The search warrant, filed by Commonwealth Attorney Tim Kaltenbach, shows deposits for 500 room reservations for the April quilt show in bank accounts controlled by hotel owner Bhupinder Singh. The Paducah Sun reports prior to the October 2 search, police were investigating the whereabouts of at least 40-thousand-dollars collected for room deposits. (The Paducah Sun)
Kentucky – A Kentucky legislative committee Wednesday approved a resolution asking the federal government to give financial assistance to Kentucky farmers affected by drought and wind damage resulting from Hurricane Ike. The resolution reinforces a recent request for federal relief assistance by Governor Steve Beshear and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer. The Palmer Index released Monday indicates Western Kentucky needs 5-inches of above-normal rainfall to end the current drought.
Kentucky – Governor Beshear says despite the gloomy national economy, his administration is using every tool at its disposal to run government efficiently, find savings and stimulate economic growth. He says we can't sit here, wring our hands and do nothing. These challenges will also provide us with a lot of opportunities. We need to be thinking about how to position our state to succeed when this economy does turn around and get better.