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Kentucky county expected to have $890K budget shortfall

The judge-executive for McCracken County says the county for years has been spending more than it brings in and covering the costs with savings from earlier years.

Tornado debris cleanup in McCracken, Ballard Counties

Parts of US 62, KY 286 closed for cleanup

Kentucky man drowns on flooded roadway

Authorities say a western Kentucky man pulled from flood water over a roadway has died.

State police re-capture escaped Paducah inmate

State Police say they have arrested an escaped inmate who escaped from Paducah on Friday.

Hickman police officer arrested

A Hickman police officer found himself on the other side of the law Thursday when he was arrested on a warrant, according to State Police.
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McCracken County deputy jailer charged with misconduct

A McCracken County grand jury has indicted a local deputy jailer after an investigation into multiple complaints from inmates alleging mistreatment.
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Driver pleads not guilty in former official’s cycling death

A driver has pleaded not guilty in the death of a former McCracken County official who was hit while riding his bicycle last fall.
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McCracken County Sees Spike in Drug Overdose Deaths

McCracken County has seen a spike in fatal drug overdoses.

Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Bust on I-24

A traffic stop along I-24 led to the discovery of approximately 61-pounds of high-grade marijuana that landed two people from California in jail, according to State Police.
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Election Day sales of alcohol OK’d by McCracken County

Residents in wet precincts across McCracken County will no longer be forbidden from buying alcohol on Election Day.
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Ex-substitute teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges

A female former substitute teacher in Kentucky accused of having sex with two male students has pleaded not guilty.

KSP: Former sheriff’s deputy arrested for forgery

A former McCracken County sheriff's deputy was arrested Friday and charged with 15-counts of Forgery 2nd Degree, according to State Police.

Arrests in child predator sting in McCracken County

Two men were arrested in western Kentucky in a child predator sting, according to the Attorney General.
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KHSAA State baseball – semifinals recap

State semifinal highlights and more in the video.
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KHSAA Baseball State Tournament – Day 1 recap

A look at the action and scores from Whitaker Bank Ballpark on Thursday.
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Paducah couple killed in double homicide

McCracken County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the double homicide of a couple in their home just outside Paducah.
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Teenagers plead not guilty in case of dumpster baby

The two teenagers accused of discarding a newborn baby last year in an apartment complex dumpster have entered pleas of not guilty.

New trial date set for judges in zone change investigation

A new trial date has been set in the case against former McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry and former Deputy Judge-Executive Doug Harnice, who have been accused of tampering with public records.
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Recount in McCracken clerk race confirms winner

A recount in the race for McCracken County clerk has confirmed the winner as Democrat Julie Griggs.

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