Western Kentucky

KYTC Warns Against Crossing Closed Brookport Bridge

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky transportation officials are warning people not to try to cross the U.S. 45 bridge between Paducah and Brookport, Illinois and saying anyone who does may be cited for trespassing. Read More »

Murray State Students Eye Campus Smoking Ban

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - The head of Murray State University's student government is eyeing a campus smoking ban, but wants to wait for a survey of students to be completed before acting. Read More »

Group: Contract for Paducah Plant Being Reviewed

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - The head of a group monitoring a move to revitalize and reuse the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant says a contract with the federal government remains under review by the U.S. Department of Energy. Read More »

Kentucky IDs Could Become Problematic in Travel

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - People with driver's licenses from Kentucky and nine other states will have to show a passport or some other form of federal identification by 2016 to comply with a law tightening security across the country. Read More »

Police Chief Shoots Suspect During Bank Robbery

PRINCETON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a police chief visiting a western Kentucky bank shot and killed an armed man who entered the bank wearing a stocking over his head. Read More »

Two Escaped Inmates Captured in Kentucky

WSIL -- Two of four inmates who escaped from a Paducah correctional center have been captured. Read More »

Kentucky Coal Group Sues TVA Over Paradise Plant

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A group of landowners and a Kentucky coal industry group are asking a federal judge to halt plans to shut down two coal-fired units at a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant in western Kentucky. Read More »

Crash Slows Traffic on I-24 Bridge

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY -- Eight people were sent to the hospital after a crash on the Interstate 24 bridge Friday. Read More »

2 McCracken County Officials Going to Trial

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Two top officials in McCracken County have declined to take plea offers and plan to go to trial on charges of tampering with public records. Read More »

Sports Commentary: Your Kid's Not a Pro

WSIL -- Sports Director Darren Kinnard believes parents are a major problem in youth sports today. Read More »

Racers Celebrate CIT Championship

MURRAY, KY -- The Murray State Racers won the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship Thursday night with a 65-57 win over Yale. Read More »

SIU Baseball Rallies To Beat Murray State

CARBONDALE -- It was a soggy night for a baseball game, but that didn't slow down SIU or Murray State offensively. The Salukis won 10-9. Read More »

Murray State Earns Trip to CIT Championship

MURRAY, KY -- The Murray State Racers beat Pacific 98-75 in the semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. The Racers will host Yale Thursday night for the title. Read More »

State Police Answer FAQ Concerning Illinois Conceal Carry

Illinois State Police has released a list of frequently asked questions concerning conceal carry law in Illinois. Read More »

Paducah Police Investigating Bank Robbery

PADUCAH-- Paducah Police are investigating a bank robbery at the First National Bank on Jefferson Street. Read More »

Paducah Plant Set to Close

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Energy has rejected a proposal that would have extended operations at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Read More »

Kentucky Man Found Beaten Next to Road

FULTON CO. - A man found severely beaten on the side of the road later died from his injuries. Read More »

Fatal Crash Results in Murder Charges

MARSHALL CO. - A Western Kentucky man faces murder charges after a crash early Saturday morning left two people dead. Read More »

Man Fined $15k in Poaching Case

SMITHLAND, KY - A Western Kentucky man has lost his hunting rights, and has been fined $15,000 after entering a Alford plea in a pocahing case. Read More »

"BBQ on the River" Helping Others

PADUCAH, KY - The 17th annual "Barbecue on the River" event kicked off Thursday afternoon. Money raised by BBQ sales will go to local charities. Read More »

Nine Amish Men Jailed for Opposing New Law

PADUCAH (AP) - Members of a sect of Amish living in Graves County say they will not comply with a Kentucky law requiring them to display a bright orange triangle on their horse-drawn buggies and feel just as safe with reflective tape instead. Read More »

Accident Leaves Bicyclist with Minor Injuries

MCCRACKEN CO.- A bicyclist suffered minor injuries after being hit by a truck Saturday afternoon. Read More »

New Satellite to Improve Weather Forecasting

WSIL-TV - NASA will be launching a new weather satellite in late November with new and updated instruments that will help meteorologists around the nation improve their margin of error. Read More »

Two Paducah Men Arrested After Drug Bust

PADUCAH - Police arrested two Paducah men yesterday after an undercover drug investigation. Read More »

Missing Kentucky Man Found Dead

McCRACKEN COUNTY - A western Kentucky man who disappeared while swimming in the Tennessee River Thursday has been found dead. Read More »

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