McCracken County Sheriff's Department


Update: The Brookport Bridge is back open after a brief closure Tuesday afternoon.

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Authorities have arrested two people and continue to search for a man in connection to allegedly stealing 29 stolen firearms from Illinois.

McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.

A Metropolis, Illinois man was arrested after police said he accidentally contacted a former McCracken County Sheriff to whom he offered to sell pills.


McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden says he will retire at the end of this month after serving 12 years in the role. 


The McCracken County Sheriff's Office is warning of another phone scam involving prepaid money cards.


A phone scammer is targeting senior citizens in McCracken County pretending to be affiliated with the local sheriff’s department. 

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Update Monday: Kentucky State Police say the name of the officer who fired shots is McCracken County Sheriff Deputy Detective Ryan Norman. He is on paid administrative leave. The suspect, Thomas Myers, is still in critical, but stable condition. He was charged Monday with Theft of Mail Matter.

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Update: KYTC says the site is clear and the road is open.


A sporting goods store in Paducah was on fire Wednesday night, setting off ammunition. 

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A Kentucky personal injury lawyer accused of stealing more than $100,000 from clients has pleaded not guilty.

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McCracken County Sheriff's Department has made five arrests connected to prostitution and illegal drug activity. According to a news release, detectives located individuals who had posted online 'escort' ads on Acting undercover, agents found several women who agreed to meet in the Paducah area to provide sexual acts for money.