Brandon Barnhill

The Paducah City Commission may authorize the city’s police department to participate in a roadside drug testing pilot program.

A $25,000 grant from the Kentucky Office of Safety will fund the program. Police will use a saliva swab test on voluntary participants after they’ve been arrested for driving under the influence.

Paducah Moves Ahead On Building New City Hall

Nov 19, 2014
Lance Dennee

Updated 2:52 p.m. 11/19/14

The Paducah City Commission approved a motion Tuesday night to proceed with the preliminary design of a new City Hall. The current, 50-year-old structure doesn’t meet modern seismic standards and has rust, cracks, and concrete falling from its canopy.

In a call for comments regarding a new building’s location, seventy-two percent of respondents prefer to either build a new building or renovate an existing building other than the current facility. City Hall Commissioner Richard Abraham sees opportunity in the area near City Hall.

Paducah Police Department officials have released video of a traffic stop that spurred social media criticism and accusations of excessive force towards the department.

On Friday, the department announced the internal investigation into the stop of Kliff and Wendy Kester of Paducah was complete, determining no further action is warranted.

The Paducah Police Department is responding to accusations that two of their officers used excessive force during a traffic stop.

  Paducah's Police and Fire departments may consolidate facilities to operate under one roof.  

Police Chief Brandon Barnhill says he and Fire Chief Steve Kyle have been researching the idea of a joint-department facility for about five years and are now looking into how it could work for Paducah.  Barnhill says both departments are currently working out of cramped, out-dated quarters.

Paducah Police Department

Paducah police officer Austin Guill is expected to have a long recovery after a collision in Lowertown this week.

The Paducah Police Department says Guill underwent a successful surgery after being airlifted to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind., on Wednesday.

Paducah Police Department

A police officer was injured during a vehicle collision early this morning in Lowertown Paducah.