Local police are providing security for schools in the Paris Special School District while administrators review and update safety plans. PSSD Director Mike Brown says Paris Police and Henry County Sheriff officers will be in each of the three schools in the district.

Madisonville PD

Arrests in the city of Madisonville Kentucky are up 24 percent compared to last year. Police Chief Wade Williams credits increased patrols and the use of statistical analysis of crimes for the rise in arrests. 

Kentucky’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort resulted in 1,636 citations for drunken driving this year. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety coordinated campaign with 200 state and local law enforcement agencies from August 17th to September 3rd. The federally funded effort also led to over 1,400 felony arrests and thirteen hundred 1,300 drug arrests. State Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock says the campaign is meant to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.

Afternoon Round-Up 6/21/12

Jun 21, 2012

Today on NPR: When complete, Interstate 69 will provide a direct route from Mexico to Canada through the Midwest. Indiana must build miles of road to complete its leg of the project, but funding for the necessary construction is dwindling.

Western Kentucky:

Paducah Shooting

Jun 12, 2012

Paducah police are investigating the shooting death of a Memphis man at the Elmwood Housing Complex. 

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled police must corroborate anonymous tips before officers stop and frisk someone.  

McCracken County Inmate Missing from Work Detail

Apr 18, 2012
McCracken County Jail

Police are looking for a McCracken County jail inmate held on theft and drug charges after he escaped from a work detail yesterday.  Kentucky State Police say 20-year-old William C. Murrell was last seen just after two Tuesday afternoon at his work detail in Paducah. He's believed to have left the area on foot.  Police say his green jail jumpsuit was found nearby, and officers are unable to give a current clothing description.  Murrell is described as black, 5-foot-10 and 152 pounds.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact state police.


Clarksville’s Police Department is going paperless in an effort to cut down times for traffic stops and help the City Court become more efficient.  Police Chief Al Ansley tells the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle he hopes to have the paperless traffic stops in place soon.  He says it will cut down the time it takes to issue a citation from fifteen minutes down to five and eliminate time-consuming data entry for city clerks.  Ansley also says the paperless system will save the department money on ticket books.  He says the department has ordered 148 printers, one for each patrol officer, that pri

Police say they've arrested a western Kentucky teen and charged her with murder in the death of her newborn.  Detective Matt Smith told The Paducah Sun that the infant was found in November in a plastic clothes bag in the teen's closet, but she wasn't charged until autopsy results and lab work came back from the medical examiner's office.  The 18-year-old was arrested Monday, but her name wasn't released because she was 17 when the infant died.  Police said the teen had called a friend and told her she had the baby at home and it had died. The friend then called police.