Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Arts, music and good times abound this weekend at the Lowertown Arts & Music Festival. And we'll be there in Lowertown Paducah with the WKMS tent across from the main stage on Friday and Saturday. 


West Kentucky Community and Technical College has a new interim president and CEO. Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box has appointed Dr. Charles Chrestman. 

Courtesy of WPSD

Longtime WPSD Local 6 morning anchor Johnette Worak is leaving the station after 26 years.

In a farewell message, she says she will spend time focusing on her family, traveling, sleeping in and writing.

Her last day is May 20.

The Rotary Club of Paducah is seeking volunteers to construct a 4,000 square foot community playground next month. The $200,000 dollar project is being constructed as part of the Paducah Health Park project.

Brandi Harless for Mayor, via Facebook

Paducah mayoral candidate Brandi Harless is hosting a telephone town hall Thursday evening.

Paducah voters are encouraged to call 270-495-2788 at 6:30 p.m. to ask Harless questions. The event is hosted by city commissioner Allan Rhodes, who has endorsed Harless for mayor.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Issues surrounding the Paducah Riverfront Project, community outreach and economic development took center stage of the Market House Theatre Monday night in a forum of the 2016 Paducah Mayoral Candidates.

NASA/Google Maps

Officials in western Kentucky and southern Illinois are planning for next year's arrival of tourists hoping to snag the best spot for a rare solar eclipse. 


A 50-year-old convicted sex offender living in western Kentucky has been arrested after being accused of using Facebook. 

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. 

WKCTC Logo, Wikimedia Commons

A search to find the next president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College is about to start. WKCTC’s founding president Barbara Veazey is retiring June 30th after 14 years at the helm.