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An initiative is underway to make far west Kentucky a 'waterfowl mecca.' That's according to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials who are partnering with Ducks Unlimited in a $10 million dollar effort to transform 30,000 acres in Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton counties.

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State funding for public libraries is still on the chopping block after the Senate revisions of Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed budget cuts.

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  The Ballard County Fiscal Court, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority have hired a Paducah based marketing firm to create a five-year plan for the county.

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A former judge-executive in western Kentucky has pleaded guilty to multiple charges that include bank fraud, wire fraud and making false statements on loan applications. 

Todd Cooper Appointed Ballard Co. Judge-Executive

Jul 19, 2017
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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin appointed Tuesday the former Ballard County Deputy Judge-Executive and Sheriff to the recently vacant Judge-Executive position.

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Ballard County has joined 36 other counties in becoming a certified Kentucky Work Ready Community.


An Asian carp processing facility in Ballard County is planning to double its export numbers and create new jobs in the region.

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A former government official in far-western Kentucky has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges, while the county’s Judge-Executive awaits trial.  

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A federal grand jury has indicted the top elected official in Ballard County in western Kentucky, along with the county's former treasurer. 

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Public lands for hunting in Kentucky have increased by more than 4,600 acres. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday they have opened six new properties, including two in western Kentucky.