First detonation successfully brings down Old Ledbetter Bridge truss

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) successfully brought down one span of the Old Ledbetter Bridge near Paducah this morning. The detonation cut the truss closest to the McCracken County side of the river into 40 ft. sections, knocking it into the Tennessee River. An estimated 500 people made their way to a public viewing area on the […]

Health Department names new Public Health Director

Laura Hawes-Hammons joins the Marshall County Health Department as the new Public Health Director on October 13, 2014. A Western Kentucky native, Ms. Hawes-Hammons was born in Owensboro and most recently served as the Assistant Director at the Christian County Health Department. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Austin Peay State University in psychology and health sciences. […]