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Taylor Inman, WKMS

A bridge linking Kentucky and Illinois has reopened almost a week after it was closed by floodwaters.


The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would begin charging people for multiple handicap parking placards.

Taylor Inman, WKMS


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a release on Friday that the Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge will close at 6 p.m. as floodwaters approach the levee.


They said the bridge is expected to be closed for a week but could be extended if the flood crest is revised upward.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has proposed budgeting $1 billion dollars in bridge and roadway repairs in their 2018 Recommended Highway Plan.

National Weather Service Paducah

Monday Evening:

A winter storm warning is now in effect, until 4 a.m. Additional snow accumulation of 2 to 3 inches is expected tonight, on top of the snow today and remaining snow from the storm last week.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A multi-state convenience store operator is renovating and reopening a prominent rest stop in west Kentucky that closed earlier this year. 

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  Officials say Kentucky plans to halt 16,000 drivers from renewing their vehicle registrations for repeatedly failing to pay Ohio River bridge tolls.

McCracken County Sheriff's Department, via Facebook

Update: KYTC says the site is clear and the road is open.


A sporting goods store in Paducah was on fire Wednesday night, setting off ammunition. 


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans asphalt paving along the northbound lanes of the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway in Christian County Tuesday.

Taylor Inman, WKMS

  State and local officials met in Murray on Wednesday to discuss expanding highway 641 South in Calloway County to the Tennessee state line.