Becca Schimmel

Multimedia Journalist (for Ohio Valley ReSource, WKU)

Becca Schimmel is a Becca Schimmel is a multimedia journalist with the Ohio Valley ReSource a collaborative of public radio stations in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio. She's based out of the WKU Public Radio newsroom in Bowling Green.

Previously, she was a reporter for WKMS News.

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The Paducah City Commission is moving forward with plans to establish its own E-911 service instead of partnering with the Kentucky State Police. The move comes as the city is in need of updating its equipment.

The Paducah City Commission has approved a resolution to provide funding support for a second annual quilt show. 

KYTC District 1 Facebook

The US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge is open to vehicle traffic following its closure Tuesday morning to allow placement of a 550 foot main span on the new bridge. 

KYTC District 1 Facebook

  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers have set Dec. 1, weather permitting, as the target for placing the 550-foot main span – a $20 million steel basket-handle arch – on the new U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge.

Marcus Obal, Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

UPDATE: Preliminary results of the autopsies show Marisol Hernandez and Bulmaro Arellano died as a result of gunshot wounds. 

It is believed both children succumbed to smoke inhalation but further testing is being conducted for verification. 

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry/Facebook

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry halted operation Tuesday, and is expected to remain closed for up to two weeks. 

Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce

  The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Lt. Governor Candidate Forum October 1 at noon.  Republican nominee Jenean Hampton and Democratic nominee State Rep. Sannie Overly have confirmed their participation.

Baptist Health Paducah, Facebook

  Baptist Health Paducah breaks ground Tuesday, Sept. 22, on a new $18.3 million Regional Cancer Care Center.

The event is at 2 p.m. near the Broadway entrance to the H. Earl Feezor Regional Radiation Therapy Center.


  Kentucky State Police are investigating a Saturday shooting in Ballard County's Wickliffe City Park. 

Tax Increase Passes Paducah School Board

Aug 20, 2015
Lance Dennee

  Paducah Independent Schools Board voted last night approving a tax referendum to fund state mandated pay increases for teachers.