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Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL

Jun 5, 2014
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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. 

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.  Winds of up to 70 miles an hour were recorded near Elkton in Todd County. 

Calloway County Sheriff

With 54 percent of the vote, Sam Steger defeated incumbent William Marcum Tuesday night in the Calloway County Sheriff's race. Marcum has served as Calloway’s 61st sheriff since 2007. Steger says it was a tough campaign, made harder by his friendship with Marcum.

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A water utility in Ballard County is working to abandon operations that serve 55 people and help them find another water source.

Public Service Commission spokesperson Andrew Melnykovych says the utility is the smallest in the state, making it a hard sell to merge with water districts in nearby counties.

Native Americans now called Mississippian culture lived at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers around 1100 to 1350 AD. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site offers a window on this ancient community. Park Manager Carla Hildebrand spoke with Kate Lochte about this season's opening, Tuesday, April 1. 

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A transportation management company opens today in Ballard County bringing 20 jobs and a $2.2 million investment.

Daher-Transport Logistics International manages and transports radioactive material. The Kevil facility washes and recertifies empty cylinders for continued use or for decontamination and disposal.

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A transportation management company is investing $2.2 million to bring operations to Ballard County and create 20 jobs.

Transport Logistics International Inc. provides engineering services and professional support for packaging and transportation of radioactive material.

Prosecutors say the alleged operators of a Ballard County sex club will face more charges when they appear in court later this month. Ballard County Attorney Vicki Hayden tells the Paducah Sun that Tim and Stacey Lewis already face charges of distributing of pornography in their La Center club.

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Search and rescue teams have recovered the body of a Southern Illinois man who went missing from his boat on Sunday. Ballard County Emergency Management Director Anita Bugg says a tow boat operator last night spotted the body of 43-year-old Robert Goins on the Mississippi River in Hickman County. The search for Goins started after his empty Jon boat was found on the Ohio River Sunday night.

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The search resumed this morning for a missing fisherman in the Ohio River along the bank of Kentucky’s Ballard County. County Emergency Management Director Anita Bugg tells WKMS that teams had halted their search at midnight.  She says the fisherman’s empty Jon boat was found yesterday going in circles in the river between mile markers 971 and 973. The emergency management director says identity of the boat’s operator is known but is not being released. Searchers include the U.S. Coast Guard and Kentucky and Illinois law enforcement. 

Fatal Ohio River Boating Accident

Jul 17, 2012
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An early morning boating accident on the Ohio River has left one man dead and another narrowly escaping with his life.

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