The 61st annual Lions Club/WPSD Local 6 Telethon of Stars raised $158,619 for charities in the four states in the WPSD viewing area. The donation total was reported Tuesday at a Paducah Lions Club meeting at Walker Hall.
With tax season in full swing, Attorney General Andy Beshear and AARP Kentucky Thursday issued a scam alert to help Kentucky families protect their tax returns from being stolen by scammers. Beshear and AARP said tax identity fraud occurs when someone uses your Social Security number to file a tax return in your name, before you file in order to steal your refund.
Michelle Barnes, 42, of Smithland, was sentenced Feb. 16 by Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd. A Franklin County grand jury indicted Barnes June 6, 2017, for abuse of public trust.
The Kentucky State Police are taking a walk on the wild side this year to support their Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children. The agency is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2018 Dodge Charger R/T 392 ScatPack, a four-door, five-passenger ride that combines legendary muscle car heritage with safety and comfort features suitable for family duty. Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County.