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Ky. to receive more than $2.1B from American Rescue Plan Act

Crews continue to clean up after EF1 tornado in Hickman Co., Ky.

Gov. Beshear: Nearly 2M Kentuckians have received at least first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Volunteers needed to put up flags for Lewisport sailor’s funeral

Nearly 1,000 runners expected for Paducah Iron Mom event

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McCracken County officers save young girl after lawnmower accident

Gov. Beshear: events, businesses can increase capacity

Paducah man accused of taking ‘sexual’ photos of underage victim

  NWS: 4 tornadoes touched down in western Ky.; state of emergency issued in Hickman Co. due to damage

New bourbon, tour honors history

Beshear: Over 1.8 million Kentuckians have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose

Tennessee governor: Time for sporting events to return to full capacity

Lee appeared on Fox Sports Radio Wednesday morning telling listeners Tennessee will not require vaccinations to attend sporting events.

First National Bank expanding with acquisition of Citizens Bank in Tennessee

First National Bank announced Wednesday it will expand into the Nashville, Tennessee market after signing an agreement to acquire Citizens Bank in Tennessee.

Purchase Dist. Health Dept. to continue holding community and offsite vaccine clinics

The clinic at the convention center on May 6 will be the last one.

Road closed in McCracken County due to wash out

Heavy rain from storms early Tuesday morning, May 4, likely took a toll on the 5500 block of Contest Road in McCracken County.

Political speeches to resume at Kentucky’s Fancy Farm picnic

I-24 westbound on Ohio River Bridge from Kentucky into Illinois open after crash

  Ballard Co., Ky. vaccination rate one of lowest in Commonwealth

Ballard Co. deputies investigating after counterfeit money used at area businesses

1 killed, 2 injured in crash in McCracken Co.

  Suspect wanted for attempted murder at Union City bar

Beshear: Over 1,760,000 Kentuckians have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose

The state had 723 new cases, with a positivity rate of 3.22%.

I-24 eastbound entry ramp at U.S. 62 Calvert City Exit 27 reopened after overturned SEMI

It happened late Friday morning, April 30.

Suspect in shooting over stimulus check money arrested

Da’Montez Daniel-Hutchins, 23, of Louisville, is being held on 14 separate charges.

  Teens charged with kidnapping after SUV stolen with 4-year-old St. Jude patient inside

They’re facing charges of especially aggravated kidnapping, two counts of auto theft, evading arrest and firearm possession during a dangerous felony.

‘I know he’s a miracle’: Pineville man continues nearly 200 day journey in hospital fighting COVID-19

Bell County native Jeff Cox has spent nearly 200 days in four different hospitals battling COVID-19.

Filly named Breonna victorious at Churchill Downs on Thurby

Fourteen months after the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, a filly bearing the 26-year-old’s name raced her way to a victory at Churchill Downs two days before the Kentucky Derby.

New Hope Church Road in McCracken County closed after collapse

A large culvert crossing beneath the roadway has washed out and caused a partial collapse of the road.

Suspects in custody after police rescue 4-year-old girl inside stolen SUV

Police say a girl is safe after being abducted inside an SUV Thursday at a gas station near Poplar and Tillman.

Ky. closer to reaching 2.5 million-vaccine goal

The commonwealth had a positivity rate of 3.12 percent on Thursday.

I-24 westbound in McCracken Co. reopened after multiple crashes

Interstate 24 westbound reopened on Thursday afternoon, April 29 after multiple crashes.

  McCracken Co. man charged after dozens of animals found in poor conditions

David Howery was charged with 25 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals and taken to the McCracken County Jail.

  Reward offered to find fugitive wanted for multiple dangerous, violent crimes

Brock Mardis is wanted by the Calloway County Sheriff's Office for multiple dangerous and violent crimes.

Gov. Beshear requests funding for more Ky. counties affected by flooding

Governor Andy Beshear requested funding for 26 more Kentucky counties, including Calloway County, affected by flooding.

No hybrid learning for Tennessee schools next year

In Tennessee, hybrid learning will not be an option next school year due to a new rule by the state’s board of education.

Investigation into dog set on fire still underway, reward increased to $10.2K

The Tate County Sheriff’s Office is working to find out who set Buddy on fire last week and wrapped an extension cord around his neck.

Tennessee governor asks for mask mandates, restrictions to be lifted by Memorial Day

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee wants to see all mask mandates in the state gone by Memorial Day, but leaders in Shelby County aren’t hinting to that happening.

No criminal charges in Reelfoot Lake double murder, says DA

The 27th Judicial District Attorney Thomas A. Thomas says his office has found no reason for criminal charges in the shooting that left three men dead at Reelfoot Lake in late January.

VFW parade to block KY 94/Main St. in downtown Murray

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, KY 94/Main St. will be closed between 5th St. and U.S. 641-Business/12th St. for about one hour.

  Barge captain: Training helped workers save boaters after deadly Ohio River crash

Three people were killed on the night of Thunder Over Louisville when a boat collided with a towboat carrying a barge.

  ‘Bad guys, go away’: 4-year-old leaves note for vandals after family’s home marked with anti-Asian messages

Graffiti was spray-painted at Todd Blankenship’s Prospect home on April 24, and his daughter left a message for the vandals.

  Lousville milliners, hat shops tackle Derby week

Many local shops are moving full speed ahead as out-of-state customers and last-minute locals select their Derby hats five days before the big day.

Gov. Beshear proclaims April 25-May 1 ‘Ed Brown Society Week’ in Ky.

Ed Brown Society Week recognizes African Americans’ contributions to horse racing ahead of the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Corbin honors founder of ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’ with first ever Colonel Fest

Not even dreary weather, cold temperatures and gusty winds could stop Kentuckians from coming together to honor an icon.

President Biden approves Kentucky disaster declaration

President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration in Kentucky.

Kentucky reinstates job search requirement for unemployment benefits

Unemployed Kentuckians will soon be required to prove they are searching for work at least once a week in order to receive benefits, a rule that was waived by Governor Andy Beshear at the beginning of the pandemic.

  Sen. Rand Paul discusses congressional earmarks and police reform

In an interview on Thursday, April 22, Senator Rand Paul discussed earmarks and police changes.

  I-24 eastbound in Marshall Co. open after SEMI crash

Eastbound Interstate 24 reopened on Wednesday afternoon, April 21.

$23M committed for school highway safety projects in Ky.

On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced plans to invest $23 million to improve highway safety near public schools, protecting students, educators and families.

Tennessee lawmakers set to vote on measure banning choke holds and no-knock warrants

This week, the Tennessee Senate passed a measure that would require law enforcement agencies to create use-of-force policies. A House committee will vote on the measure Wednesday.

Unemployment investigators looking into thousands of fraud cases in Kentucky

The number of unemployment fraud victims in Kentucky has now grown well into the thousands, with investigators predicting even more cases.

Ky. State Police investigating assault on guard at penitentiary

According to prison personnel, Lawaun M. Colvin, 30, of Louisville, threw a female guard to the ground and tried to remove her clothing in order to sexually assault her.

  Fire Marshal to investigate fire at building in Paducah

Paducah firefighters were called to the 600 block of Broadway Street for a building fire on Monday afternoon, April 19.

KY 94 back open after chicken truck crash in Graves Co.

The site is cleared and all lanes are open.

Gov. Beshear updates requirements for events, businesses

The state’s Healthy at Work minimum requirements list was simplified and now applies to all businesses.

  Mayfield man facing murder charge in stabbing

Police say Troy Rogers confessed to the homicide during an interview.

Crash involving SEMI, car blocks bridge in Ky.

Both lanes of the bridge are blocked along U.S. 60 near the 12 mile marker in Livingston County at the north end of Smithland.

Man injured in Graves Co. crash involving truck, lawn mower

A man was injured in a crash involving a pickup truck and a lawn mower on KY 301, north of KY 1374, in Graves County.

Gov. Beshear: COVID-19 positivity rate rises to 3.51%

Governor Andy Beshear said the COVID-19 positivity rate in Kentucky has risen to 3.51 percent.

Crash blocking I-24 westbound at 63mm in Trigg Co., Ky.

A single-vehicle rollover crash is blocking the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 near the 63 mile marker on Friday afternoon, April 16.

Gov. Beshear orders flags to half staff in honor of Indianapolis mass shooting victims

Eight people were killed in a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, on April 15.

Heartland attorneys general join coalition urging U.S. Supreme Court to allow Tenn. to enforce abortion waiting-period law

Attorneys general from Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky joined a coalition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Tennessee to enforce its abortion waiting-period law.

Gov. Beshear: ‘Half-a-million COVID-19 vaccine doses available in Ky.’

Governor Andy Beshear said Kentucky has 499,735 Moderna and Pfizer vaccines on hand and ready to be administered.

Ky. universities working to figure out if black vultures are killing livestock

The University of Kentucky, Murry State University, and Purdue University are all trying to figure out if some local livestock deaths are caused by black vultures.

New fundraiser created for Kentucky breweries hit hard during pandemic

A brewery employee is using her editing skills to help local businesses statewide.

12-year old girl with inoperable brain tumor donates to man spreading pediatric cancer awareness

Cassidy Stocker, who has pediatric cancer, hopes to continue Rodney Smith, Jr.'s mission of supporting kids like her.

KY 293 clear after SEMI hauling furniture caught fire in Lyon County

This was near Old Eddyville near the Dollar General Store just east of the KY 93 intersection.

Kentuckians protest mask mandates, vaccinations outside governor’s mansion

Dozens of protesters gathered in Frankfort on Wednesday to express their disdain for what they called “tyrannical” mandates coming out of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s office.

KPD officer was not shot by student, TBI reveals

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the 17-year-old Austin-East Student killed during an officer-involved shooting Monday.

Green River District reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths, 55 more cases

Federal health officials are recommending a pause in administering the vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

Man accused of kidnapping and raping woman after climbing through window

Memphis police need help finding a man accused of raping a woman after climbing through a broken window.

Charles Booker probes another run for U.S. Senate

Charles Booker posted video message on YouTube to announce the formation of an exploratory committee.

Temporary Kentucky unemployment call center to help claimants reset PIN numbers

The call center will be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. for the next 10 days.

  KY residents hesitant to recieve COVID-19 vaccine

Across western Kentucky, some health officials say it seems area residents who are eligible for a vaccination are a little hesitant to take the shot.

Beshear says he’ll lift restrictions when 2.5M Kentuckians are vaccinated

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday that he’ll lift statewide COVID restrictions once 2.5 million Kentuckians have been vaccinated.

At least 12 shot, 5 dead after violent weekend in Memphis

Police are investigating multiple weekend shootings that injured at least nine and left two people dead.

Dorena-Hickman Ferry back open

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry closure has been extended again to April 10 due to floodwaters.

Kentucky unemployment system shut down after hackings, fraudulent cases

The shutdown of the system begins at midnight Friday.

Official: Boy fatally shot in apparent hunting accident

The shooting appeared to be accidental and self-inflicted.