Western Kentucky

Traffic Deaths on Rise in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say statewide traffic deaths are on the rise so far in 2015. Read More »

Man Stabbed After Kidnapping 3 People

PADUCAH, KY -- A man who was stabbed September 30 is now in jail. Paducah police say he kidnapped three people and threatened to kill them. Read More »

Hearings Set on Proposed Rule on Machine Mine Sensors

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Public hearings are set this month on a proposed federal rule to require coal mine operators to equip coal hauling machines and scoops with sensors intended to curb fatalities and injuries in underground mines. Read More »

Paducah Police Investigate Stabbing

MCCRACKEN CO. -- Police are investigating a stabbing that happened Wednesday in Paducah. Read More »

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Shooting at Western Kentucky Plant

PRINCETON, Ky. (AP) - An official in western Kentucky says two people have been injured in a shooting at a ConAgra Foods plant. Read More »

Illinois Urges Caution About Possible Toxins in Ohio River

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Visitors to the Ohio River in southern Illinois are being cautioned about potential toxins from blue-green algae. Read More »

Ferry Closed Between Kentucky, Missouri For Up To 2 Weeks

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the Dorena-Hickman Ferry between western Kentucky and southeastern Missouri has been closed down for up to two weeks to allow for dredging. Read More »

GOP US Rep. Ed Whitfield Will Not Seek Re-Election

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield says he will not seek a 12th term. Read More »

Paducah Power Considers Sale of Excess Capacity

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - The Paducah Power System board is looking into the possibility of selling capacity from its gas-fired peaking plant into a major power market in the northeast United States. Read More »

Local Blogger Talks About the Reinvention of America

WSIL -- We're finding more great items made right here in America. You may not be able to go into a store front for all of these things, but they're just a mouse click away. Read More »

Trial Set for Western Ky. Man Accused in Family Killing Plot

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) - A judge has set a 2016 trial date for a western Kentucky man charged with plotting the killing of his family and an acquaintance. Read More »

McCracken County Crash Sends One to Hospital

PADUCAH, KY. -- A crash in McCracken County injured a 68 year old woman. Read More »

Father of Slain Trooper Asks Kentucky to Upgrade Patrol Cars

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The father of a slain Kentucky State trooper has urged state lawmakers to retrofit the fleet of patrol cars with bullet resistant glass. Read More »

Western Kentucky's Growth in Population to Trail State's

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Officials predict that the population of the Jackson Purchase region in western Kentucky will steadily rise over the next 15 years but then fall over the subsequent 20 years because of an aging population. Read More »

More Than 3,000 Rape Kits Go Untested in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A new report from the state auditor says more than 3,000 rape kits across Kentucky have never been tested, with some languishing in evidence lockers for more than 40 years. Read More »

Report: Kentucky Records 10 Deaths from Child Abuse, Neglect

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An annual report shows Kentucky had 10 deaths and 32 near-deaths attributed to child abuse or neglect last year. Read More »

Kentucky Trooper Remembered As Hero at Funeral

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - Hundreds of police officers have filed past the flag-draped coffin of a Kentucky state trooper who was shot and killed during a high-speed chase in western Kentucky. Read More »

Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Trooper Shooting Investigation

PRINCETON, Ky. (AP) - A woman has pleaded not guilty after police say she was uncooperative during their investigation into the shooting death of a Kentucky state trooper. Read More »

Kentucky Trooper Honored with Candlelight Vigil

WSIL -- There was a somber gathering in central Kentucky Wednesday to remember the state trooper killed in the line of duty. Read More »

Man Who Shot Kentucky Trooper Had Criminal Record in Illinois

WSIL -- The man investigators say shot and killed a Kentucky State Trooper this week has a criminal history in Southern Illinois. Read More »

Former Marshall County Coach Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse

BENTON, Ky. (AP) - A former high school football coach has pleaded guilty in western Kentucky to sexual abuse. Read More »

Kentucky Trooper Tried to Help Suspect Before Fatal Shooting

EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky State Police trooper shot and killed after a traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase will be buried in a veterans' cemetery. Read More »

Officials: Man Rescued After Spending 6 Hours in Kentucky Lake

BENTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a Kentucky man has been rescued after spending about six hours clinging to a boat seat cushion in a lake. Read More »

Governor Praises Slain Kentucky Trooper

EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear says the fatal shooting of a Kentucky State Police trooper is a "tragic reminder of the risks that our law enforcement officers face every day." Read More »

Paducah Police Searching For Missing Teenager

PADUCAH, KY -- Police are searching for 16 year-old Akeyia J. Phillips. Read More »

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