Jon Hayden

McCracken County Sheriff's Dept., via Facebook

McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden is asking the county government for more support. He says manpower shortages are “crippling” his office’s ability to serve county residents.

McCracken County Sheriff's Dept., via Facebook

McCracken County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the double homicide of a couple in their home just outside Paducah. 

McCracken County Sheriff's Department

An “Internet Purchase Exchange Location” is now in the McCracken County courthouse parking lot. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department established the designated meeting point to offer a “peace of mind” when meeting a buyer or seller from an internet transaction.

McCracken County Sheriff's Dept./Facebook

After a long legal battle, a McCracken County man has pleaded guilty to murdering his wife, setting fire to his house and attempting to hire someone to shoot the lead investigator on his case.

Sheriff: No Dog Fighting Link in Missing Pet Reports

Mar 10, 2015
Lance Dennee

  McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden held a special meeting Monday night to address Internet speculation about potential dog thefts and missing pets reported to area sheriff’s departments and the Kentucky State Police.

Hayden allayed some fears about the missing pets, saying there is no known dog fighting ring in the region.

Newberry Faces Zoning Allegations

May 16, 2013
McCracken Fiscal Court

McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry is under fire for allegedly altering zoning maps without going through the proper legal channels.

Deputy Judge Executive Doug Harnice said the map changes, which occurred sometime between 2007 and 2008, are the result of minor computer errors, but Paducah attorney Burton Washburn says he thinks differently.

Police Use a Fake Facebook Woman to Lure In a Fugitive

May 25, 2012

McCracken County Sheriff's detectives used the ruse of a fictitious woman on Facebook to lure a man wanted in three western Kentucky counties into a trap where deputies arrested him.