Caldwell County

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says work on a new bridge near the border of Caldwell and Trigg Counties is set to begin this week. 

The bridge would carry Kentucky 276 / Blackhawk Road across Long Pond Branch near Wallonia. The road has remained closed after heavy rain washed away the culvert. 

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Princeton police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy who was killed by a single shot.

via Kentucky Education, Workforce and Development Cabinet's Facebook Page

Three schools in far western Kentucky are among 25 projects sharing a total of more than $65 million as part of a state effort to improve workforce training. 

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The Kentucky State Police Troopers are working to identify a body found in an abandoned vehicle near Princeton, Ky.

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A Caldwell County teenager has died after the all-terrain vehicle that he was riding crashed. Caldwell County Coroner Dewayne Trafford says 14-year-old Avery Warfield died from a head injury Sunday evening.

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Caldwell County School District submitted their district facilities plan with $34,386,850 of improvements needed. 

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Overdue infrastructure maintenance and several years of stagnant revenue have several water providers in western Kentucky raising their rates. Murray, Cadiz, and Caldwell County water systems are all in the process of raising their rates.

C. Bedford Crenshaw

  A petition is circulating that urges Caldwell County judge-executive Ellen Dunning to move the fiscal court’s monthly meeting from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jeff Simms, a Princeton banker, started the Change.org petition and says Caldwell County residents who might not be able to attend the morning meetings deserve more access to their local government.

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Caldwell County’s former animal shelter is embattled in a federal lawsuit seeking damages for what she claims is a wrongful termination. 

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A recent indoor air quality study in Caldwell County shows county workplaces have a high level of fine particle air pollution from secondhand smoke, 1.6 times higher than the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for outdoor air. The air pollution was also 2.8 times higher than Georgetown and 3.1 times higher than Lexington after implementation of their smoke-free laws

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