McCracken County

Merryman House, via Facebook

A McCracken County based program aimed at combating domestic violence received two grants totaling $750,000 dollars Monday. Governor Matt Bevin presented the Merryman House in Paducah with a Community Development Block Grant of $500,000 to go towards their capital campaign. 

Residents in wet precincts across McCracken County will no longer be forbidden from buying alcohol on Election Day.

The McCracken Fiscal Court voted unanimously Monday to repeal the county's longtime ban.

Commissioner Bill Bartleman says the ban originated in the 1920s or 1930s, when most voting locations were in bars or saloons and some candidates would bribe voters with alcohol before they entered the voting booths.


The Kentucky Supreme Court plans to convene next week to hear oral arguments in six cases including one about free speech.

A statement from the high court says justices will hear a case out of Fayette County asking them to decide whether an ordinance that bans begging and soliciting on public streets is a violation of free speech.

Justices will also hear cases out of Hardin, Jefferson, McCracken and Rockcastle counties that deal with a variety of issues including questions about medical malpractice and imminent domain.

McCracken County Sheriff's Dept., via Facebook

A motorcyclist has died after a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel struck him on a McCracken County road. 

McCracken County jail

A female former substitute teacher in Kentucky accused of having sex with two male students has pleaded not guilty.

McCracken County Sheriff's Department

A McCracken County man died in an accident involving a lawnmower early Monday evening. McCracken County Sheriff’s Office reports 56-year-old James Airsman of Paducah had been driving the mower near the edge of a pond when the tire slipped, causing it to roll into the bank. 

City of Paducah

Paducah city leaders want City Hall on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places.

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.

Energy Transfer

McCracken County emergency management officials are getting the word out about construction now underway on an existing natural gas pipeline that runs through far-western Kentucky.

McCracken County Sheriff's Department

A Confederate monument in McCracken County has been vandalized.