Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police are acknowledging National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, that runs through April 17.
As more and more people are comfortable with returning to air travel, Barkley Regional Airport wants to remind them that “smaller is better.”
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in the United States last year, the spread began in March, causing schools to make quick changes to help prevent students and staff members from spreading the coronavirus.
Depending on where you live, getting a COVID-19 vaccine can still be a struggle. That’s not the case in western Kentucky, where the wait to sign up isn’t long.
The nation’s pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is sparking conversations on COVID-19 vaccinations in general. Some continue to urge getting a vaccine, while others remain hesitant.
Murray State University has announced the dates for two of its most popular events, to be held on campus. The university will celebrate Family Weekend the weekend of Oct. 1-3, while Homecoming will take place the weekend of Oct. 22-24. The Racers football team hosts Eastern Illinois Universi…
As the conversation around policing continues to make national headlines, what’s being done locally to address issues of bias?
Your doctor needs to know certain numbers to judge your physical health, such as your weight, your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels. Similarly, you need to know certain numbers to monitor your own financial health, including:
A judge will hear a motion to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at stopping Paducah from making decisions about its tax increment financing district.
Wingo residents should mind their bees and Q’s this week as the Kent Williams Bee School is set to kick off Thursday.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
McCracken County High School junior Abigail Hefner was awarded the 2020 Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion award Monday in a brief ceremony at the school.
Paducah Power System officials got a preview of what the utility’s new rate structure could look like July 1, with preliminary, proposed residential rates increasing an average of 3.4% depending on usage.
The Heath Middle School band performed the national anthem before Monday’s St. Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium, but the performance was even more meaningful to the band.
Paducah Tilghman High School senior Jake Taylor first realized he had an interest in computer engineering when he built a computer at home as a freshman, after watching YouTube videos. He “got the gist of it” from there.
METROPOLIS, Ill. — The police department here is having trouble getting more officers. Police Chief Harry Masse said they have had to put detectives who are normally investigating major crimes back on patrol.
The McCracken County Fiscal Court continued its support of West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Community Scholarship Program (CSP) Monday, committing $125,000 to furthering the educational assets available for county students.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman (right) talks with Tennille Rushing, director of quality and clinical integration for Mercy Health, on Monday afternoon at a drive-thru vaccination clinic outside the medical pavilion at Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. The hospital has given about 12,000…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability.
U.S. colleges hoping for a return to normalcy next fall are weighing how far they should go in urging students to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including whether they should — or legally can — require it.
About 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication — rather than surgery — and that option has become all the more pivotal during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PALM BEACH, Fla. — It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump’s divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the party’s S…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said Sunday they have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia. President Joe Biden called it “a win for American workers and the Americ…
Former President Donald Trump insists he's enjoying his life off Twitter. The press releases his aides fire off on an increasingly frequent basis are more “elegant,” he says. Plus there's no risk of backlash for retweeting unsavory accounts.
The American Duchess arrived later than planned at the Paducah riverfront on Friday, but it was still a welcome sight for local tourism, following a tough year for the industry because of COVID-19.
About one-sixth of the population of the Jackson Purchase region has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but nearly half of those age 65 and older have been fully vaccinated.
Lany is a 1-year-old Terrier mix at the McCracken County Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Road. She is current on shots, spayed and microchipped. She tested negative for heartworm. Lany is very outgoing, playful and loves to play with toys. Let the humane society know if you have any questions o…
The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the creation of a 5-year comprehensive regional and local workforce development strategic plan to meet U.S. Department of Labor requirements. West Kentucky Workforce Board (WKWF) and GRADD, Green River Area Development Dist…
While construction on a $40 million riverport in Cairo, Illinois is still about two years away, local officials’ excitement for the project — and the impact it will have on the region — continues to build.
BENTON — The city of Benton has received $12,995 in funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Gov. Andy Beshear announced last week. The announcement revealed more than $4.3 million to upgrade parks and outdoor recreation spaces across Kentucky.
Machinist’s Mate Fireman Dominic Guess, from Paducah, shows a fuel sample to Senior Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician Racheal Peebles (left), from Milltown, N.J., aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) during a replenishment at sea with the fl…
Opened by Linn Gresham in 1882, this storied little market sold groceries and housewares, and also served as an important gathering place where neighbors in Lyon County’s Confederate community exchanged news and stories, and held meetings and local events, for almost 90 years. The original b…
METROPOLIS, Ill. — Police here are trying to find the people responsible for damaging a downtown restaurant.
Members and leaders of KY120 United — the organization formed three years ago to support educators, public employees and retirees — announced last week that it is partnering with the American Federation of Teachers.
Mayfield’s long awaited bikeway has been discussed for years but never seemed to get any closer. After years-worth of delays, the project has gained traction once more with construction potentially on the horizon.
Spring has been particularly gorgeous this year. Not a record breaker, but still one for my journal garden book. Everything seemed to bloom at the same time, making it especially lovely.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges for the more than 5 million Americans — including 75,000 in Kentucky — living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
Laura Fraliex is the new acting Family Resource and Youth Center director at Lyon County Schools. Her director position started the last week of February when she was balancing two jobs.
METROPOLIS, Ill. — For at least the last three holiday seasons, the Metropolis Save a Lot store has provided Bags for a Brighter Holiday, a way for customers to assist COPE Food Pantry.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. J.B. Pritzker took to the road Monday to urge local school districts in Illinois to carefully target the roughly $7 billion in federal funds they will soon receive to help students overcome the learning loss they may have suffered during the pandemic.