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The first ever Barbecue OFF the River was held in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a way to have the annual festival that has been held in downtown Paducah for more than two decades while protecting the community from the novel coronavirus. 

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A memorial celebration for the late Albert Jones was held Thursday afternoon in Paducah, with Gov. Andy Beshear among those honoring his legacy. The former Paducah mayor, state lawmaker and legal titan died in February at the age of 91. 

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As of Tuesday, Ballard and Christian counties are among the counties with the lowest vaccination rates in Kentucky. So far, 19% of Ballard County residents and 17% of Christian County residents have been vaccinated.

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We've all been there: You're in a parking lot, walking back to your car when you notice the vehicle next to yours is over the line. They're parked way too close, making it impossible for you to open your door. Now imagine that happening every day, in the only spots accessible to you. 

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The ferry connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Missouri, at Mississippi River navigation mile point 922.  It is the only direct route between Kentucky and Missouri. 

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The Centralia woman stole sales tax payments while overseeing the public service center at the Howlett Building in Springfield, where vehicle owners can pay title and registration fees, apply and pay for license plates and make sales tax payments for vehicles.

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Strong to severe storms are expected for Mother's Day. Make sure to have multiple ways to receive & hear warnings, including your WPSD Radar app and your NOAA weather radio. If you typically silence your phone or put it in "do not disturb" mode, maybe skip that so any alerts will be audible.