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Purchase Parkway connection to Calvert City to end

(Filed June 17, 2014)

A new design for the intersection of I-24 and Purchase Parkway to accommodate the changes I-69 will end traveling to Calvert City at U.S. Hwy. 62 directly on the Purchase Parkway.


According to one local source the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will present two different redesigns to the I-24 and Purchase Parkway intersection at a meeting scheduled by the transportation cabinet on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the Calvert City Civic Center and both those plans will eliminate the stretch of Purchase Parkway from the intersection to Calvert City. Click here for more information.

Charges detailed against former Coach Barnard in district court

(Filed June 10, 2014)
Former Marshall County Football Coach Ron Barnard was arraigned in Marshall District Court on Monday morning. Barnard was arrested on June 4, 2014 and charged with one count of Unlawful use of electronic means originating or received within the Commonwealth to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities – Class D Felony, 2 counts of Distribution of obscene matter to minors – Class A Misdemeanor and one count of Solicitation of Promoting a sexual performance by a minor – Class C Felony. Click here to continue reading.

Dotson, Cocke, Bowlin win in local county races

Click here to read the story and get links to state wide results.

Six arrests net charges of organized crime, drugs

(Filed May 15, 2014)

A joint investigation conducted by McCracken, Livingston and Marshall County Sheriff’s Departments led to the arrests of six adults Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

On May 14, 2014 a joint investigation conducted by Livingston County Sheriff Bobby Davidson and McCracken County Sheriff Detectives led to the execution of a search warrant at 2404 Beiderman Street in Paducah, McCracken County. The search warrant was executed just before midnight at the residence and was found to be occupied by four adults, Brittany Irvan, Matthew Markowski, Michael Yeomans and Taylor Cothran. During a search of the residence detectives seized Heroin packaged for sale, Marijuana, doses of Hydrocodone, digital scales, syringes and cash. The majority of the illegal items were located in plain view inside the residence. Click here to read more.

Emergency demolition ordered for Old Ledbetter Bridge

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 15, 2014) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has arranged for emergency demolition of the old U.S. 60 bridge over the Tennessee River between McCracken and Livingston counties.


The Old Ledbetter Bridge, closed to traffic since July 2013, has become unstable because of land slippage along the McCracken County river bank following heavy rains on April 29.


A joint venture of Haydon Bridge Co. and Kay and Kay Construction Co., which built the New U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge, will carry out demolition of the old structure under a change order to its contract. The company is completing finish work on the new bridge. Click here to read more.


Get ready to race, Calvert City's AmeriBration 5k drawing near

By Lauren Miller
The Lake News

Lace up your tennis shoes, fill up your water bottle, and get outside because the AmeriBration 5k and 1 Mile Youth Run is right around the corner. The local Family Resource Centers, the Calvert Area Development Association, and the Marshall County Health Department are teaming up to support our local community and its families.

For more information and registration form, click here.

County Fair begins this week

(Filed May 12, 2014)The Marshall County A&I Fair is back! After being rained out last year, Chairwoman Wendy Baxter is ecstatic to be able to host the fair this year, beginning on Sunday, May 18.

“I’m glad we’re back and able to help. I hope everyone comes out so we’re able to give back to the community,” Baxter said.

Click here for event schedule.

Important Notice to Jackson Purchase Energy Members

Beware of Telephone Scam Threatening to Disconnect Your Power For Non-Payment

(Filed May 12, 2014)

Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) is warning its members about a telephone scam in which an unidentified caller tells them their power will be disconnected within the next hour for non-payment due to problems with their last three payments. The caller tells them they must send $998.00 to avoid disconnect.
About an hour later, there is another call. The caller says he will settle for $500 and ask them to go to CVS and purchase a “green dot cash card.” They are further instructed to call 1-800-881-4237 and give them the access code so they can receive the cash payment. 
“We encourage our members to safeguard their personal information (Social Security numbers, banking information, birth dates, etc.) and never follow instructions like this from callers asking you to purchase cash cards for payments, said Kelly Nuckols, President and CEO.
“Falling prey to scams like this can be costly to the member,” said Izell White, VP of Human Resources and Member Relations. “We urge our members to contact us immediately if they receive calls like this.”


Looking east at the old Ledbetter Bridge evidence of the drop can be seen. Photos courtesy of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Multiple Agencies Assess Bluff Near Old Ledbetter Bridge

(Update 4-30-14 5:10 p.m.)

What started as a drop in two approach spans at the west end of the Old Ledbetter Bridge over the Tennessee River has turned into a multi-agency response to land slippage along a bluff on the McCracken County side of the river. Click here to read more update.

Inspectors search for cause in two foot drop on old Ledbetter bridge

(Filed April30, 2014) Kentucky Transportation Cabinet inspectors are checking a drop on the west end of the Old Ledbetter Bridge, (the McCracken County side). Click here to read more.

Missing juvenile sought from Livingston County

(Filed April 29, 2014, 12:30 p.m.)

The Livingston County Sheriff's Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Melissa Catherine Hopkins age 16.  Miss Hopkins is 5'8" tall and weighs approximately 150lbs.  She has blonde hair and blue eyes.  She was last seen on 04-23-2014 around 6 p.m. in a late 1990's model Chevrolet extended cab truck. Miss Hopkins is thought to possibly be in the McCracken county area.

If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of Miss Hopkins they are encouraged to contact the Livingston County Sheriff's Department at (270) 928-2122.


Asian carp dieoff below Barkley Dam

The photo above of thousands of dead Asian carp floating in the Cumberland River in the tailwaters of Barkley Dam was released by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources earlier today. The dead fish were discovered on Wednesday. Click here to read the story.


Livingston men face charges after assault sends woman to hospital

(Filed April 24, 2014)

The Livingston County Sheriff's Department has arrested Michael Tramble, age 44, of Burna, KY, after Livingston County Sheriff's Department was called to the residence at 875 Mitchell Road in Burna, on the evening of April 23, 2014. Click here to read more.



Bluegrass Nationals slated for Saturday, April 26 at KLMS

(Filed April 22, 2014)
CALVERT CITY, Ky. – The Bluegrass Nationals will be presented at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway on Saturday night, April 26, with a $10,000 first-place payoff to the winner of the 40-lap UMP Late Model main event.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 60 and over and military. Children 10 and under will be admitted free. The grandstands will open at 2 p.m. Click here for details.


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Owner says race track has good start

(Filed April 16, 2014) Draffenville- Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway Co-owner Ronnie Jones said the race track had a good start over the weekend. Click here to read more.

Calvert City to host "Clean, Green, Let's be Seen" to benefit our community this Saturday

(Filed April 7, 2014) green energy

The City of Calvert is sponsoring “Clean, Green, Let’s be Seen” on Saturday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon at the Calvert City Civic Center. Not only will they accept household hazardous materials from Calvert City residents but also recyclables.

Volunteers are also needed to help spring clean the city too by picking up roadside garbage. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. Click here for a list of all items that will be accepted on Green Day.

Investigation begins into discovery of human remains in Livingston

(Livingston County, KY; Filed April 2, 2014)

The Kentucky State Police is investigating the discovery of human remains in Livingston County. A hiker discovered a human skull on the banks of the Tennessee River on Tuesday, April 1, while he was searching for arrowheads. Investigators responded to the area off Haddox Ferry Road and recovered the skull along with multiple other items believed to be human remains. Investigators returned to the scene today and additional items were retreived.


The Livingston County Coroner is assisting in determining the identity of the remains. Foul play is not suspected. The Medical Examiner’s Office will be assisting to make positive identification. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department and Livingston County Emergency Management assisted the Kentucky State Police.