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KAT RUSSELL | The Sun
Shoes belonging to 11-year-old Zachary Pittman are seen on the side of the road after the boy was struck by a vehicle Tuesday on Husband Road. He was taken to Lourdes hospital before medics airlifted him to Louisville.

Boy struck by car, thrown 30 feet

An 11-year-old boy was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after he was struck by a car shortly after getting off a school bus.

McCracken County Sheriff's Deputy David Shepherd said Courtney Woods, 18, of Hickory, was driving a 2003 Dodge Dart north near the 5500 block of Husband Road when Zachary Pittman attempted to cross the road in front of her.

The impact knocked the boy out of his shoes, throwin ...

15 stores distribute to minor

Employees from 15 local liquor stores have been cited for underage liquor sales as the result of a Paducah Police Department investigation.

The investigation involved sending a man under the age of 21 into 26 local stores Friday to buy alcohol. Of those 26 businesses, 15 sold him alcohol and 11 refused, according to PPD.

Capt. Brian Laird said the operation is something the department do ...

Murray dubbed best hometown

Murray was ranked the best Kentucky town to live in, and Paducah placed fifth, in the 2015 Best Places to Live rankings compiled by the website niche.com.

According to Mark Tressler, a vice president with the Pittsburgh-based research site, a number of data sources are used, including the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey and FBI crime statistics, to assess the livability and q ...

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