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  Some western Kentucky businesses are reporting Saturday their stores are unable to accept credit cards and debit cards for sales and can only accept cash, in connection to the AT&T service outages following the explosion in Nashville

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  Erich Mische isn’t used to being on the water. He has his makeshift boat — a garden shed from Home Depot built on top of a 52-year-old pontoon frame — tied up to the dock for the river ferry just outside of Hickman, Kentucky, next to the Mississippi River. 

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  A manufacturer that creates graphite electrodes to service the steel industry plans to invest $25 million dollars to upgrade an existing plant in Fulton County.

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A Paducah-based startup bourbon whiskey producer is opening a distillery in Hickman. RH Resolute Distillery, Inc. is investing $9.7 million in the Fulton County location and will create 17 full-time jobs.

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Economic development and agriculture are the focus areas for a collaborative effort that aims to restore jobs in Kentucky’s four westernmost counties.


After reports of yellow water in the City of Hickman, state officials says residents are safe to drink the water.

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Update: The preliminary autopsy report found Officer Rodney Smith indicate drowning, according to Kentucky State Police Detective Jody Cash. He said Brown's Funeral Home in Mayfield is coordinating arrangements.

Kentucky State Police

A man is behind bars and charged with murder in Fulton County. Kentucky State Police say after 8 p.m. Saturday they were notified of a reported shooting on Holley Court in Hickman. 


  The inaugural ‘WAVE River Counties Ag Day’ next week is looking to bring statewide attention to Kentucky’s four westernmost counties.

Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Third Afternoon Update:

The National Weather Service Paducah confirms two tornadoes struck Fulton County Thursday night. In a series of Tweets, NWS said the first tornado was an EF1 that traveled 8 miles north of Hickman to five miles southeast of Hickman with peak winds of 110 mph. The second tornado was an EF2 east of Hickman that traveled to the Tennessee border. This tornado peaked at 125 mph.