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WASHINGTON -- In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low.
Josh Smith of Paducah vowed to fight for his brother, Channing Smith, who tragically took his life on Sept. 22 after being the victim of cyberbullying. He vowed to bring awareness of the harm that bullying can bring.
LOUISVILLE -- In Kentucky, anyone who suspects child abuse or neglect is required by state law to report it to the authorities -- a law that also applies to suspected abuse of an older or vulnerable adult.
Jamason Meadows, 5, of Brookport, Ill., and his grandmother Pearl Meadows shop at Concord Elementary School's Scholastic "Arctic Adventure" book fair in the school's library Wednesday morning. The school also was hosting its annual grandparents week. Proceeds from the book fair go toward Con…
This week is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization which provides disaster relief and aid as its primary goal.
The McCracken County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect accused of using a stolen credit card at several area businesses.
FRANKFORT -- Kentucky Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron said he will appoint Barry Dunn as his deputy attorney general when he takes office as the state's top prosecutor.
The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization approved approximately $159,000 in grant requests Wednesday along with a one-month extension of Scott Darnell's independent contractor agreement to lead the organization while the search for his replacement continues.
WASHINGTON -- Veteran New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney was elected Wednesday lead the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, the first woman to hold the job in the panel's 92-year history.
McCracken County Judge-Executive Craig Clymer spoke to both Paducah Rotary and Kiwanis clubs at the Carson Center Wednesday, as the two came together for their annual pre-Thanksgiving luncheon.
FRANKFORT -- Gov.-elect Andy Beshear and his wife are welcoming Kentucky's children to participate in a poster contest celebrating the gubernatorial inauguration theme -- Team Kentucky.
Editor's note: This is the final story in a nine-part series, publishing on Thursdays about nonprofit organizations and agencies which benefit from the annual Groceries for Good campaign. The 2019 Groceries for Good food drive will be held Saturday.
LOS ANGELES -- A divided U.S. House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow political gesture.
WASHINGTON -- Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a "quid pro quo" with Ukraine, leveraging an Oval Office visit for political investigations of Democrats. But he also came to be…
BERLIN -- A Jewish group condemned an auction of Nazi memorabilia in Germany on Wednesday that included items such as Adolf Hitler's top hat, a silver-plated edition of his book "Mein Kampf" and a black cocktail dress owned by his long-time partner Eva Braun.
LONDON -- Following days of turmoil that have damaged the British royal family's reputation, Prince Andrew announced Wednesday that he will step back from public duties "for the foreseeable future" because of his association with a notorious American sex offender.
WASHINGTON -- The FBI last month requested an interview with the whistleblower whose complaint fueled the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
One of Paducah's longest running bands, The Hi Fi Ninja, will be hanging it up Saturday night after they play a final show at Paducah Beer Werks. After five releases and over a decade of shows in bars, basements and event halls, the trio -- made up of singer/guitarist Ronnie McCoy, bassist S…
WASHINGTON -- Congress has approved two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong following months of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
Paducah folk artist Nathan Blake Lynn will take the Clemens Fine Arts Center stage Saturday as part of the venue's Backstage Pass series. A founding member of Bawn in the Mash and the Wheelhouse Rousters, Lynn blends bluegrass, folk and Americana with a healthy blend of his own and western K…
Billy Don (Donnie) and Daralea (Franklin) Harper are joyfully celebrating their 50th golden wedding anniversary. They said "I Do" on November 28, 1969, at Lovelaceville United Methodist Church with the Reverend Wade Harrison officiating.
MURRAY -- Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Dr. Tony Brannon and his brother, Tim, have recently established and endowed the Brannon Family Scholarship for current and incoming Murray State students pursuing a degree in agriculture.
A man was arrested Tuesday morning after Paducah police were called to the area of North 22nd and Kruger streets in reference to a man walking in the street, waving a handgun.
A Nebraska woman died Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash on I-24 in Caldwell County. Two others were flown to Nashville, Tennessee, for medical treatment.
Students at Paducah Tilghman High School were evacuated from the building Wednesday morning after the smell of natural gas was detected. It was found that a gas burner in a chemistry lab was left on.
WASHINGTON -- A House Democratic panel on Tuesday recommended that Rep. Carolyn Maloney lead the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, and if the party's caucus goes along, the veteran New York lawmaker would have an influential role in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
NEW YORK -- Google's new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it's hindered by a lack of compelling video games and a convoluted pricing scheme.
With the swearing in of seven new volunteers Monday, McCracken County's Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program expanded into Ballard County and formed CASA of West Kentucky.
Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital donated $5,000 to the Police Foundation of Paducah-McCracken County to assist in the purchase of an interactive training simulator. The foundation has been raising funds for the purchase of the $100,000 simulator, which will assist in firearms and use-of-force t…
Santa Claus and helper Bethany McLane, of Paducah, prepare for the day as area children contemplate their Christmas wishes at Kentucky Oaks Mall in West Paducah. Santa will be available for pictures in the center court of the mall 10 a.m to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A psychologist in charge of treating Iowa's most dangerous sex offenders violated policies by developing an improperly close relationship with a violent predator who became obsessed with her, The Associated Press has learned.
Artists Wyatt Servers (left) and Anne Beyer speak to a group of students and faculty about their joint gallery, Divide/Revise, currently on display in the Bill Ford Gallery at the Paducah School of Art and Design 2D and Graphic Design Building, downtown Paducah. The gallery features a divers…
A Graves County man faces drug charges after an alleged home invasion during which he shot two suspects, county officials said Tuesday.
Lisa Murphy-Jones came to work in food preparation at the Carroll Convention Center in September, working with its first full-time chef, Greg Epperson. Now, she is the chef at the site and learning the ropes when it comes to cooking for a crowd.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet. In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits likely won't be tested.
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. -- Beth Moore would typically fit the mold of a Georgia Republican. She attended private school in the affluent, mostly white northern Atlanta suburbs, attended the University of Georgia, practices law and married a Republican.
WASHINGTON -- A career Army officer on assignment to President Donald Trump's National Security Council testified Tuesday he felt it was his duty to object to Trump's "improper" phone call seeking Ukrainian investigations of U.S. Democrats. Republicans answered him with doubts about his loya…
FRANKFORT -- Gov.-elect Andy Beshear said Gov. Matt Bevin's administration is giving its "best efforts" to assist his transition team as he prepares to become Kentucky's governor next month.
FRANKFORT -- Facing an Oct. 1, 2020, federal deadline to start issuing Real ID driver's licenses, Kentucky plans to set up 12 regional offices to issue the special licenses needed to board domestic airline flights.
FRANKFORT -- Democrat Josh Hicks said Congress needs more members who understand what it's like growing up poor. The Marine veteran makes this point in a video promoting his congressional campaign in Kentucky, where he's running for the 6th District seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr.
Three people were reported injured, one of them seriously, in a three-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in the westbound lane of Clark's River Road at its intersection with Wayne Sullivan Drive.
FRANKFORT -- Gov. Matt Bevin has set a special election to fill a state Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Dan Seum of Louisville.