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Paducah Police Department

  The former executive director of Paducah-based Barbecue on the River, who allegedly stole nearly $25,000 from the nonprofit, was arrested in South Carolina after being missing for more than a year and a half.

Submitted by Paducah Police Department / McCracken County Regional Jail

This article has been updated with the most recent information released on May 13 by the Paducah Police Department.

The Paducah Police Department said the shooting victim found near Fountain Avenue and Harrison Street on May 12 was a local special education teacher who was killed by a convicted felon she tried to help adjust to life outside prison.

Screenshot from Paducah Police Department Kentucky Facebook Page

A western Kentucky police department’s officers have taken to social media in an effort to keep in touch with their community’s youth. Paducah Police Department (PPD) shared its first video Friday, with a promise of more to come “every few days.”


A former police officer in Kentucky is charged with raping and impregnating an underage relative more than four decades ago.

Paducah Police Department's Facebook page

Paducah Police said a person shot themself after walking into Mercy Health Hospital Thursday. 

City of Paducah

The Paducah Police Department has a new Police Chief starting next year. The Paducah City Commission named Monday night Brian Laird as the next chief. 

courtesy of the Paducah Police Department

An employee of Paducah's annual Barbecue on the River has allegedly stolen money from the organization and police are searching for his whereabouts.

courtesy of the Paducah Police Department

Paducah Police Chief Brandon Barnhill announced yesterday that he is planning to retire at the end of the year.

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The Paducah Police Department is no longer hiring crossing guards for this upcoming school year following a decrease in their annual funding.