Fulton County

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Update: The preliminary autopsy report found Officer Rodney Smith indicate drowning, according to Kentucky State Police Detective Jody Cash. He said Brown's Funeral Home in Mayfield is coordinating arrangements.

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A man is behind bars and charged with murder in Fulton County. Kentucky State Police say after 8 p.m. Saturday they were notified of a reported shooting on Holley Court in Hickman. 


The U.S. Senate has confirmed a Kentucky native to head the Army Corps of Engineers.


A jury in Fulton County has issued a guilty verdict in the 2016 murder of Mark Williams of Hickman. 

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A retired western Kentucky jailer has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for running a kickback scheme during a $3 million jail expansion.

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An 80-year-old Kentucky businessman who pleaded guilty in a conspiracy involving jail construction has been sentenced to probation. 


A retired western Kentucky jailer has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme stemming from a $3.3 million jail expansion.

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Third Afternoon Update:

The National Weather Service Paducah confirms two tornadoes struck Fulton County Thursday night. In a series of Tweets, NWS said the first tornado was an EF1 that traveled 8 miles north of Hickman to five miles southeast of Hickman with peak winds of 110 mph. The second tornado was an EF2 east of Hickman that traveled to the Tennessee border. This tornado peaked at 125 mph.

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A Tennessee business owner has pleaded guilty to fraud in a conspiracy that allegedly involved a former western Kentucky county jailer and others.

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A Fulton County High School teacher is charged with 3rd degree rape involving a minor.