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Artist Shares 50th Dogwood Trail Creations
Saturday, March 08, 2014 11:22 AM
To celebrate Paducah's 50th Dogwood Trail, commemorative dogwood pins have been designed and hand painted by local artist and Civic Beautification Board member Carol Vanderboegh. The unique dogwood pins are for sale today at Grace Episcopal Church, in Fletcher Hall, 820 Broadway from 10 am until 2 pm. There will be plenty of parking space in the parking lot behind the church in the 800 ...
McCracken Student in State Poetry Contest
Saturday, March 08, 2014 10:15 AM
Jodi Hooper, a McCracken County High Student, is one of Kentucky's 15 high school Poetry Out Loud winners who will compete Thursday for the title of state champion. "The Poetry Out Loud state competition is an exciting day for the school champions and their peers who travel to Frankfort," said Lori Meadows, Kentucky Arts Council executive director. "It really is inspiring to see how ...
Donate Your Hair for a Great Cause-Wig Out West KY
Saturday, March 08, 2014 7:55 AM
Help make someone’s day a little brighter by donating at least eight inches of your hair to the American Cancer Society and Pantene Beautiful Lengths to make natural hair wigs for cancer patients. It's "Wig Out West Kentucky" today at Paducah Middle School, 342 Lone Oak Rd. from 10 am until 4 pm. Registration is $20 to have hair cut then professionally styled. Ask people to support ...
Police Seek Assistance Locating Escaped Inmate
Saturday, March 08, 2014 7:04 AM
Police are asking for public's help in locating an escaped inmate. Around 2:00 am Saturday, Kentucky State Police in Mayfield were contacted by staff members at Keeton Correctional Facility in Paducah about an escaped 25-year-old inmate. Matthew L. Wills was last accounted for at 11:30 pm on Friday. Wills is a black male with brown eyes and black hair. He is 5’11” and ...
Watkins' Bill Requires Ultrasound Before Abortion
Saturday, March 08, 2014 2:42 AM
A woman would be required to have an ultrasound of her fetus before receiving an abortion in non-emergency cases under a bill that has been sent to the House Health and Welfare Committee. Health care providers who fail to perform the ultrasound would face misdemeanor charges under House Bill 575 filed by Democratic Rep. Gerald Watkins of Paducah, the bill’s main sponsor. The bill also ...
Unusual Water Bills Explained
Friday, March 07, 2014 2:30 PM
If your latest water bill seemed a bit off, you're not alone. The reason behind the discrepancy though may have more to do with the weather than how many showers you took. The WestKentuckyStar.com Facebook page has been abuzz lately with reports of folks who received strangely high, or in some cases, low water bills from Paducah Water. Some customers have reported bills that were nearly double ...
Mom, Daughter Sentenced for Roles in Evrard Death
Friday, March 07, 2014 10:32 AM
Jamie and Jasmine Taylor, the mother and daughter involved in the kidnapping and murder of CaSondra Evrard in December 2010, were sentenced Friday in McCracken Circuit Court. Judge Craig Klymer presided over the hearing, where Jamie Taylor received a life sentence for murder and for kidnapping, with eligibility for parole in 20 years. She also got 5 years for tampering with physical evidence. ...
Preparation Program Keeps Students on Track
Friday, March 07, 2014 6:00 AM
Advisers are meeting with eighth- and 10th-grade students across Kentucky this month in a program designed to make sure the young people are academically prepared for college or career. It's called Operation Preparation, and this year's is the third annual event. The Kentucky Department of Education says it gives students a chance to discuss career aspirations and required education or ...
No Protests, Just God and Guns at Church Event
Thursday, March 06, 2014 10:16 PM
Steak, God and guns were the emphasis at the 2nd Amendment Dinner and Celebration at Lone Oak Baptist Church Thursday night. The event went off without a hitch, or a hint of protest, in spite of worldwide media coverage that created a bit of controversy. Over 1,100 people got a free steak dinner and heard keynote speaker Chuck McAlister, an avid hunter, founder and former host of ...
United Way Raises $2,261 at Pizza Inn Dough-Raiser
Thursday, March 06, 2014 3:23 PM
The United Way of Paducah-McCracken County held a "dough-raiser" at Paducah's Pizza Inn Tuesday, March 4, and raised $2,261. Approximately 30 business and civic leaders McCracken County worked as servers, and Pizza Inn donated 10 percent of all receipts, plus 100 percent of tips that were received. Betsy Burkeen, Resource Development Manager for the United Way expressed her appreciation ...
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