For the first time, the Paducah Police Department has chosen a female officer to join its Special Weapons and Tactics team. Officer Chelsee Breakfield, who joined the department in October 2014, is the first woman named to the specialized team formed in 1980.
Investigators have arrested Dynique T. Powell and Zachary Suiter, both 18 years of age and from Mayfield, after an investigation of sexual assault of an 11 year old juvenile.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on Thursday reported storm damage in Livingston and Hickman counties. A number of trees and power lines were blown down.
The driver of the vehicle, Esteban Carmona-Hinojosa, age 39, of Nashville, TN was arrested and charged with Careless Driving, No Operator's License, First Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), First Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Trafficking in Marijuana, two counts of Possession of a Legend Drug, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Unemployment rates dropped in 55 Kentucky counties between March 2016 and March 2017, rose in 53 and stayed the same in 12 counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the state at 3.5 percent. It was followed by Oldham and Shelby counties, 3.7 percent each. Magoffin County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate at 18.9 percent. It was followed by Elliott County, 11.6 percent; and Leslie County, 11.5 percent.