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City Hall, Compost Facility Closed for Labor Day
Sunday, August 31, 2014 3:35 AM
The City of Paducah has released their 2014 Labor Day Holiday Schedule for public works and City Hall. Paducah City Hall, located at 300 South 5th Street, will be closed Monday. In addition, the city will not collect brush or limbs on Monday. However, the trash collection schedule for the first week of September will not change. The Compost Facility located at 1560 North 8th Street ...
Part of Old Benton Rd. to Stay Closed Through Wed.
Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:30 PM
Due to additional work required at a rail crossing, P&L Railroad has extended the closure of Old Benton Road (KY 284) until the afternoon of Wednesday, September 3. This work zone is between Yarbro Lane and Lindberg Street on Paducah's Southside, where Bridge Street transitions to Old Benton Road. Work began Monday morning, but the alignment of the tracks and roadway prohibit the use of ...
Celebrate Labor Day Downtown: Parade-Picnic-Music
Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:00 AM
The 2014 Labor Day Parade, conducted by the Western Kentucky Labor Day Committee will begin at 9:30 am on Monday, September 1. The parade will follow Broadway starting at 14th Street, head downtown and turn left at 2nd Street until it disbands at Madison Street. Retired Paducah Fire Chief Leon Dodge is the parade’s grand marshal. Once the parade ends, be sure to enjoy the day in downtown ...
Couple Issue Statement About Police Encounter
Friday, August 29, 2014 4:47 PM
UPDATE: The Kesters have issued a statement regarding their police encounter. Scroll down to read it in its entirety. EARLIER STORY: A Paducah woman is using social media to get the word out about what she describes as a horrifying encounter with police, but police say they were just following procedure. Wendy Kester and her husband Kliff were driving near the 100 block of Lone Oak ...
Benton Man Hurt in Oaks Road Crash
Friday, August 29, 2014 3:33 PM
A Benton man was taken to the hospital Friday morning, after a crash on Oaks Road. At around 8:00 am Friday, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Oaks Rd and Hovekamp road. Police said 60-year-old Carolyn Costello had been traveling west on Hovekamp road, when she stopped, and then proceeded to ...
Lane Closures on I-24 Bridge Begin Tuesday
Friday, August 29, 2014 3:25 PM
The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting drivers traveling on Interstate 24 that starting Tuesday at 11:00 am there will be lane closures on the Ohio River Bridge near Metropolis. Work will reportedly take place in both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The daytime lane closures will extend through Friday, September 5. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the construction ...
WKCTC Kicks Off New Diversity-Inclusion Program
Friday, August 29, 2014 1:33 PM
West Kentucky Community and Technical College kicks off its new diversity and inclusion program series in September-all listed in this article. The series is a collaboration between the WKCTC’s student development and cultural diversity offices, the Student Multicultural Appreciation Club and the Campus Diversity and Inclusion committee. The programs are designed to reflect the ...
Beshear Announces I-24 Cable Barrier Project
Friday, August 29, 2014 2:35 AM
Drivers traveling along Interstate 24 will soon see the addition of more median cable barriers in McCracken, Marshall and Christian counties. During a ceremony at the I-24 welcome center in Hopkinsville Thursday, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that work has already begun on the $3.1 million, 24-mile installation project. “Early in my administration, we had a serious problem – ...
Teenager Assaults Grandfather, Faces Charges
Friday, August 29, 2014 1:04 AM
A teenager faces assault charges after an altercation with his grandfather. According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, at around 8:30 Thursday evening, deputies responded to a domestic violence call on Oaks Road. Their investigation determined that 18-year-old Austin Sharp had assaulted his grandfather, 64-year-old Jackie Blasingim. According to deputies, Sharp struck ...
Downtown Businesses Receive Grants for Facade Work
Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:07 PM
Four downtown businesses are the recipients of grant funding through the Paducah Main Street Façade Grant Program. Paducah Main Street, a division of the Paducah Planning Department, developed the program to benefit local business owners in the historic downtown district. Paducah Main Street Manager Melinda Winchester says, “Paducah Main Street is dedicated to promoting and ...
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