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Betty Lou Smith | Obituaries  Bowling Green Daily News

Bowling Green - Betty Lou Corbin Smith (known as "Dee Dee" to many) passed away on July 1st, 2019 at Hospice House in Bowling Green after a valiant fight ...

Allison Stieg named next Paducah Tilghman High principal  WPSD Local 6

This March 18, 2019, photo shows Paducah Tilghman High School Dean of Students Allison Stieg receiving a hug from Site-Based Decision Making Council ...

Cellphone catches fire at Paducah Tilghman High School  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH– Students at Paducah Tilghman High School evacuated their classrooms after a small fire broke out Thursday morning. Administrators say a student ...

Shonda Hollowell-Burrus Named Dean Of Students For Paducah Tilghman High School  WKMS

Paducah Public Schools has named Shonda Hollowell-Burrus Dean of Students for Paducah Tilghman High School.

Kris Durfee named assistant principal and athletics director at Paducah Middle School  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH — Paducah Tilghman High School athletic director and assistant principal, Kris Durfee, will be moving to Paducah Middle School to serve as ...

Principal says goodbye to students after 27 years at local high school  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH — It's the end of an era in education. Art Davis has been working at Paducah Tilghman High School for 27 years. Many of you know him. He's spent ...

PTHS honors graduates and bids principal farewell  Paducah Sun

After 16 years as principal at Paducah Tilghman High School and 27 years as a teacher and administrator at the school, Art Davis presided over his final ...

Service & Sacrifice: NAACP members serve Paducah community then, and now  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH — For more than 100 years, the NAACP has fought for equality and justice for African Americans. The fight continues today, but not without people ...

American Truth: civics education  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH — The American public lacks basic knowledge about the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the workings of the federal government. A 2011 ...

News  West Kentucky Star

PADUCAH - A retirement reception is planned for Friday at Paducah Tilghman High School for long-time Principal Art Davis. The event is from 3 - 5 pm in the ...

Davis retiring after 16 years as Paducah Tilghman principal  Paducah Sun

Art Davis has had the longest tenure of any principal at Paducah Tilghman High School, administering the school since 2003. His professional career in ...

'They are damaged.' Plea deal unlikely for Marshall County shooting suspect  Courier Journal

Unlike Michael Carneal, who pleaded guilty to life without parole for 25 years in a 1997 school shooting, both sides say Gabe Parker will go to trial.

A year later: Marshall County High School shooting and the prosecution  Courier Journal

One year later, here's what we know about the Marshall County High School shooting that left two students dead and the case against Gabe Parker.

History not on the side of Marshall County shooting victims in lawsuit  Courier Journal

School officials are rarely held liable in the aftermath of school shootings, but in some cases massive settlements have been paid out.

Mental health a focus of new Kentucky school safety bill  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH — Federal leaders and state lawmakers agree: mental health is an important part of school safety. That's reflected in a recently-released federal ...

Students take charge at school board meeting  Paducah Sun

Paducah Tilghman High School students Megan Davis (left) and Keyshun Curry (right) work with Paducah Independent School District Board Chair Carl LeBuhn ...

Service and Sacrifice: Robert Coleman's lifelong fight for equal employment for African-Americans  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH — The world was a very different place in 1950. That's when Robert Coleman served his country in the Korean War. Robert Coleman (left).

Paducah Independent School Board Approves Financing For Innovation Hub  WKMS

Construction on an 'Innovation Hub' at Paducah Independent Schools is starting this fall after the School District Board approved financing for the project.

Confederate general was the victim in a Kentucky DUI crash, police say. ‘Spilled’ wine found.  Lexington Herald Leader

Chelsea Ball faces DUI, criminal mischief charges after she allegedly crashed into a Confederate statue in a city-owned Paducah, KY, park. Police: Several ...

School threats in Kentucky rose dramatically last year, study shows.  Lexington Herald-Leader

A study from the Educator's School Safety Network shows Kentucky school threats and incidents of violence rose dramatically from last school year.

5 Tilghman athletes fulfill their dreams  Paducah Sun

Rarely will you see more than two or three players on the same high school team go on to play at the collegiate level. On Friday afternoon at Paducah Tilghman.

KY service academy nominations announced  KFVS

Dedicated young Kentucky men and women have received *service* academy nominations.

Paducah Innovation Hub closer to reality, helping build local workforce  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH — Paducah and McCracken County aren't growing. Over the past decade, Paducah and McCracken County's populations have actually declined, ...

McCracken Co. Board of Education names interim superintendent  KFVS

The Board of Education has accepted the resignation of the superintendent of McCracken County Schools effective on March 9.

Shaken Marshall County students hold hands and pray with neighboring high school teens  The Courier-Journal

PADUCAH, Ky. — High school students still shaken by Tuesday's shooting held hands in prayer, heads bowed, before classes began Wednesday at Paducah ...

For American children, innocence is the first casualty in mass shootings  Courier Journal

Public mass shootings have changed American psyches, making active shooter drills a new normal for kids.

Safety in our schools: Paducah Public Schools  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH – Local 6 is asking school districts in our area how they plan to keep your children safe this year. One of the districts that has agreed to speak with us, ...

City of Paducah Christmas Parade winners announced  KFVS

The 2018 theme was A Comic Book Christmas and each entry was required to have music and lighting.

US school shootings set 20-year records in 2018: Media report  The New Indian Express

In 2018, there were 25 cases of school shooting nationwide; a total of 25332 students were exposed to such carnage; 94 students were shot, among whom 33 ...

DeVos visits Marshall County, announces large grant to help school heal after shooting  Courier Journal

Betsy DeVos traveled to Marshall County with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to announce the Project School Emergency Response to Violence grant.

Marshall County shooting: Students return to class as shooting suspect enters court  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

As the Marshall County High School shooting defendant appears in court, his classmates return to metal detectors and a backpack ban.

Faith is power behind 'Marshall Strong' one year after school shooting  Courier Journal

A year after the deadly Marshall County High School shooting, survivors are relying on their faith as they recall a day that changed them forever.

Hunter Cantwell named new football coach at Christian Academy  Courier Journal

Christian Academy has hired another former University of Louisville quarterback to lead its football program. Hunter Cantwell, who played quarterback at ...

Clark Elementary dedicates monarch butterfly garden to late school board member  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH — Students at a local elementary school have created haven for monarch butterflies, dedicating it to a long-serving school board member who ...

Paducah City Schools Proposes $9.8M Tech Center in Work Ready Funding  WKMS

Paducah City Schools could receive $9.8 million to go towards a new technology center. The school system is among finalists requesting the funds from the.

A morning of terror: Marshall County victims recount chaos and heroism in school shooting  The Courier-Journal

It started at 7:57 a.m. and ended with an arrest 13 minutes later. But the aftermath of the shooting in Marshall County will be felt for generations.

Kentucky community grapples with cause of school shooting  The Spokesman-Review

Stunned by a deadly school shooting, a grief-stricken Kentucky community is struggling to answer an agonizing question: How could one of its own have ...

'Voice of Paducah Tilghman sports' dies after being hit by car  KFVS

A Paducah, Kentucky man was killed while walking across the road when he was hit by a driver in McCracken County.

[Audio] Paducah Tilghman Presents 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' This Weekend  WKMS

On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with the director and cast members of Thoroughly Modern Millie showing this weekend at Paducah Tilghman High School.

The Hugs Project making 500 Christmas care packages for troops  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH — The Hugs Project of Western Kentucky is making 500 Christmas care packages for *service* members deployed overseas. Hugs Project President ...

As Marshall County preps for school, suspected shooter appears in court  Courier Journal

BENTON, Kentucky — While 16-year-old Gabriel Parker sat quietly at the defense table with dozens of eyes glaring at his back, other teenagers stood in line at ...

Andy Beshear to make announcement on ''future of Kentucky''

Beshear says he will make seven stops on a two-day tour through the state beginning Monday morning in Louisville.

Community gathers for funeral of 15-year-old school shooting victim from Kentucky  Evansville Courier & Press

BENTON, Kentucky – As guests silently filled Marshall County High School's gymnasium Sunday afternoon, the family of 15-year-old Preston Cope stood over ...

New law requires Kentucky students to pass citizenship test to graduate  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH, KY — Your student will have to pass a citizenship test to graduate from high school in Kentucky. Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, a civics test ...

Former UK football player joins cast of upcoming MTV reality show  Lexington Herald-Leader

JD Harmon, a 2017 University of Kentucky graduate and former football player, is listed as a member of the Ex on the Beach season 2 cast.

FALCON SPORTS: Blue Tornado blows through post | Post Sports  The Fort Campbell Courier

The Blue Tornado roared to life Friday and extracted a 42-8 victory from the Fort Campbell High School Falcons during their final home game of the 2017 season ...

Tilghman grads' spirit not dampened by rain  Paducah Sun

Tornadic activity was certainly present in Paducah on Friday, in more ways than one.

The Paducah Labor Day Parade – one of the biggest in the Commonwealth!  Forward Kentucky

Join us at the Paducah Labor Day Parade, with over 50 floats, vehicles, and participants on foot. Lots of unions, lots of candidates, and lots of pix!

'Paducah Residents' Petition to Remove Confederate Statue and Rename School  WKMS

This story has been updated. See note below. A group called 'Paducah Residents' has started an online petition seeking the removal and replacement of.

Kentucky Shooter Joined Atheist Group, but Couldn't Stop ALL These Students from Praying  CBN News

Students across Kentucky are banding together in support of the victims of Tuesday's tragic school shooting.

School shooting suspect in Kentucky charged as adult with murder  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

A 15-year-old Kentucky student has been charged with two counts of murder in a school shooting in Marshall County.

State chess champs crowned in Paducah  Paducah Sun

More than 100 students from across the state took part in the Kentucky Chess Association state individual tournament Saturday and today at Paducah Tilghman ...

PTHS honors students on annual Senior Signing Day  Paducah Sun

Paducah Tilghman High School honored all of its students who have committed to college or military *service* at its annual Senior Signing Day on Friday.

Dr. Williamson Joins Baptist Health OB/GYN  West Kentucky Star

PADUCAH - Baptist Health Medical Group OB/GYN has added a new doctor to their staff. Obstetrician/Gynecologist Katherine Williamson, DO, has joined Blair ...

PHOTO GALLERY: First day back to school  WPSD Local 6

Kids are having to put down the super soakers and pick up some books. It's back to school time in the Local 6 area. We are gathering photos of the first day back.

Kentucky shooting is 11th U.S. school attack of new year

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Teen pleads guilty to terroristic threatening  WPSD Local 6

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — Fake threats: whether you are joking or not, police are taking them seriously. Threats against schools and people increased in ...

Kentucky school shooting suspect will be tried as an adult, prosecutor says  The Courier-Journal

He was initially charged with two counts of murder of 12 counts of first-degree assault in juvenile court.

Student winners of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest announced  WPSD Local 6

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — The winners of Paducah-McCracken Co. NAACP Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest have been announced. Students from ...

Back to School: Health clinics expand to all Paducah city schools  WPSD Local 6

There are 2,000 school-based health clinics nationwide. Now, you can add a few more to the list. Baptist Health Paducah is partnering with Paducah Public ...

Happy's Chili Parlor still cooking 90 years on  Paducah Sun

After stirring the pot for nearly 90 years on 12th Street, Happy's Chili Parlor shows no signs of stopping.

Police: Marshall County High School shooter confessed and led us to the gun  The Courier-Journal

Gabe Parker confessed to January's shooting at Marshall County High School in Kentucky, according to court documents.

Paducah Tilghman High School Choir Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella  WKMS

The Paducah Tilghman High School Choir is presenting Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Cinderella Nov. 15-16. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with.

Tilghman's Lambert, Butler earn honors in Math Day competition  Paducah Sun

Paducah Tilghman High School sophomore Samuel Lambert and junior Lance Butler recently earned honors at the annual Murray State University Math Day ...

Local women take unique pathways to helping others  Paducah Sun

Today marks International Women's Day, when people across the globe celebrate women's achievements, advocate for gender parity and raise awareness ...

Murray Middle School Speech Team places second at Paducah Middle School Big Blue Tournament  Murray Ledger and Times

MURRAY - The Murray Middle School Speech Team earned second place at the Paducah Middle School Big Blue Tournament.

Hometown fashion designer hosts show for Boys and Girls Club  Paducah Sun

New York fashion designer Patreq Holmes hosted the inaugural Mi Gente fashion show Friday in his hometown of Paducah at the Finkel Building downtown.

Paducah Businesswoman Martha Emmons Files for 3rd District House Seat  WKMS

A Paducah businesswoman filed today to run for the third district state House seat held by retiring Democrat Gerald Watkins. Martha Emmons - a Democrat -

Paducah Students Turn Water Conservation into Art  WKMS

A local conservation organization is putting an artistic spin on sustainable water practices. The Jackson Purchase Foundation partnered with the City of Paducah ...

Martha Emmons hoping to ride into the General Assembly  Forward Kentucky

State House hopeful Martha Emmons sometimes wears a helmet when she campaigns door-to-door, but not to protect her from voters.

Calloway frosh wins Kentucky chess crown  Paducah Sun

Liam Hereford, a Calloway Home School freshman, won the Kentucky Chess Association K-12 state individual chess championship Sunday at Paducah ...

Paducah school board OKs courtyard payment  Paducah Sun

The Paducah Independent School District board on Monday approved the final payment for the courtyard at Paducah Tilghman High School, completing the ...

Hopkinsville High School Arrest Latest in Series of Incidents at Area Schools Since Shooting  WKMS

The Christian County Sheriff's Office arrested a 17-year-old male student at Hopkinsville High School Thursday while investigating another incident.

Paducah Schools to dismiss early after eclipse  WPSD Local 6

Paducah Public School students will have class on August 21, but they will be dismissed early.

PTHS alum and sport writer Thomas George returns home for book signing  WPSD Local 6

PADUCAH- If you're looking for the inside secrets to your favorite football team, look no further than Thomas George. The NFL writer just published his new book ...

Who Was Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman?  WKMS

Discussion on the future of the statue of Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman continues in the City of Paducah . But who was Lloyd Tilghman? What did he do.

Marshall County sheriff: I am 'appalled' by conduct of deputy in Florida school shooting  The Courier-Journal

Sheriff Kevin Byars, who apprehended the school shooting suspect in Marshall County, said he was "appalled" by the actions of the deputy in Florida.

[Audio] Coryell & Thompson Remember Paducah's Burgeoning Music Scene in the 60s  WKMS

With bands from Red Ember, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Bawn in the Mash, Solid Rock'it Boosters and many others, Paducah has a very prominent local ...

Life after a school shooting: 'It changes a community forever'  Evansville Courier & Press

Two years before Columbine, there was a school shooting in Kentucky. Like dozens of other school shootings, the country has largely forgotten its story.

Judge Jones  Paducah Sun

Judge Todd Stewart Jones, in a courtroom of family (at right) and supporters, speaks Friday following his investiture as a McCracken District Court judge at the ...

We basically ignore school shootings now, because we will do nothing to stop them  Dallas News

I am first and foremost a dad. And with two children still in school -- Selah in 5th grade and Judah in 3rd -- I can barely keep myself composed...

Paducah Innovation Hub to Replace Area Technology Center  WKMS

A $16.3 million dollar 'innovation hub' in Paducah in a design stage will replace the Area Technology Center and offer educational opportunities to all.

New Paducah Public School Superintendent Wants to "Close the Gap"  WKMS

The Paducah School Board voted unanimously to hire Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Programs Donald Shively to be the district's next.

Two Northern Kentuckians among winners of University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Scholarships  User-generated content

The University of Louisville announced that 10 Kentucky high school students have been awarded a Grawemeyer Scholarship, providing full in-state tuition or ...

Mitzi Mason, Capt. Steve Southern Honored In Paducah - The Waterways Journal  The Waterways Journal

Two well-known Paducah, Ky., river personalities were honored for their river industry dedication during the Paducah Propeller Club's annual Maritime Day ...

"Oh What a Beautiful Mornin" for Oklahoma! at Paducah Tilghman High  WKMS

Laurey and Curly join Kate on Sounds Good to talk about Paducah Tilghman's production of the classic musical, Oklahoma! Elizabeth Katz plays Laurey, and.

Students to perform one act play today at WKCTC  Paducah Sun

The musical "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" will be presented by area students today at 6:30 p.m. on the Clemens Fine Arts Theatre stage at West Kentucky ...

Checkmate for state; Murray's Hereford keeps state chess champion tradition going in family  Murray Ledger and Times

MURRAY — The Hereford name has been synonymous with youth chess success in western Kentucky for several years.

Frankie Avalon Performs for Paducah Tilghman Class of '64 Reunion  WKMS

If you grew up between the late 50s and mid 60s, you may have had a teenage crush on Frankie Avalon. In 1959, his hit singles "Venus" and "Why" topped the.

Valdez: After 11 school shootings in 23 days, we're asking the wrong questions  AZCentral

The Jan. 23 Kentucky school shooting was the 11th of 2018, but it cycled quickly through the news. That's a problem.

88 students graduate in the WKU Gatton Academy's 11th class – Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic News  The Lane Report

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 14, 2018) — On Saturday, May 12, eighty-eight students representing forty-eight counties from across the Commonwealth of ...

Ballard County Schools gets on-site student mental health services  WPSD Local 6

Have you considered your child's mental health? The New Freedom Commission on Mental Health says one in 10 children have a mental illness serious ...

South Warren's Nelson resigns after four years with Spartans  Bowling Green Daily News

After building South Warren High School's football program into a Class 3A player in three varsity seasons, coach Mark Nelson is taking a step back.

Old-school Overstreet a steady presence for Hilltoppers  Bowling Green Daily News

It's hard for Clayton White to put his finger on what makes Derik Overstreet an effective football player.

Calloway Co. High School wins DOE Regional Science Bowl  KFVS

Calloway County High School won the U.S. Department of Energy's West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl February 21 during competition among 17 high ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Lakers rally, fall to Blue Tornado  Murray Ledger and Times

Just an eighth-grader, Charlee Settle had the faith and the beaming confidence of new Calloway County head coach Valerie Waller to start in Settle's first varsity ...

Hunt Signs Choate, Davis & Taylor for 2014-15 Season  MSU GoRacers

Head coach Eddie Hunt of the Murray State University men's golf team signed three new Kentucky natives to the 2014-15 roster. Lance Davis attends Graves ...

Co-champs named in chess regional  Paducah Sun

MARION -- For the first time in the Quad A scholastic chess region, a perfect tie resulted in a shared individual championship in the K-12 division.

Debate questions for Senate race  The Courier-Journal

Absent a debate, we pose questions to Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race.

‘Not the first time he’s put a gun on someone’s head’: Chilling Nikolas Cruz 911 call  USA TODAY

In a chilling 911 call made months before Nikolas Cruz is accused of killing 17 people at a Parkland, Fla., high school, a woman he was staying with expressed ...

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