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El Chico to Close in Paducah
Monday, March 10, 2014 10:03 AM
West Kentucky Star has confirmed that El Chico is closing its doors for good on Monday. An employee with the restaurant that wouldn't give their name or position with the restaurant, would only confirm that they were closing for good. According to their website, El Chico is an international chain with locations in seven U.S. states and three foreign countries in the Middle East. ...
Police Chase Leads to Felony Charges
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:30 AM
A man faces felony charges, after a Saturday police chase. Kentucky State Police Troopers were conducting a traffic checkpoint Saturday evening at the intersection of KY 305 and Coleman Road. According to police, a vehicle driven by Andre Cowherd approached. Troopers said they told Cowherd to get out of his vehicle, at which time he fled the scene. Troopers and Paducah Police Officers ...
Study Recommends Green River Dam Removal
Sunday, March 09, 2014 11:33 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed removing a dam on the Green River near Mammoth Cave National Park. The Daily News reports a study includes the recommendation, saying the action would improve aquatic life and recreational activities. Alternative actions include modifying the lock and not disturbing the dam, installing a barricade and disposing of the property or doing ...
Calvert City Woman Hurt in I-24 Rollover
Sunday, March 09, 2014 10:30 PM
A Calvert City woman was hurt Sunday in an I-24 rollover crash. According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, on Sunday deputies were dispatched to the eastbound lanes of I-24 near the 14 mile marker for an injury crash. Police said 21-year-old Peyton Holland of Calvert City was eastbound on I-24 when for unknown reasons her vehicle crossed a lane of traffic and ran off the road, ...
Real Women's Expo Saturday at Convention Center
Sunday, March 09, 2014 1:03 PM
It’s a Girls Day Out, so grab your girlfriends on Saturday March 15, and head to the Real Women's Expo at the Carroll Convention Center in downtown Paducah. There’ll be dozens of exhibitors, thousands of dollars in door prizes, cooking demonstrations, jewelry sales, free manicures, free yoga classes, do-it-yourself demonstrations, a room full of gently used handbags all under $20, ...
Wig Out Collects 92 Ponytails for Cancer Patients
Sunday, March 09, 2014 12:12 PM
Saturday's West Kentucky Wig Out was a huge success. The American Cancer Society collected 92 ponytails during the event at Paducah Middle School. Tom Dolan, with the ACS office in Paducah, said, "To put this into perspective, the 92 ponytails measured a total of 962 inches, just longer than a locomotive and just under the length of a basketball court. The ponytails will be turned over to ...
Irish Music & History-Evenings Upstairs at Library
Sunday, March 09, 2014 8:00 AM
It has been said that everyone is Irish around St. Patrick’s Day. So, whether you were born Irish or just wish you had been, you can celebrate the Celtic life on March 13 at the McCracken County Public Library. That night at 7, musician and historian, Robert Tincher will be presenting “Going Home to Ireland” during “Evenings Upstairs.” Tincher will be playing ...
Artist Shares 50th Dogwood Trail Creations
Sunday, March 09, 2014 8:00 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 were sold Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church. Over 300 of the 400 pins were sold with Carol taking a dozen or so home with her to "embellish" with stones for an additional $5. "I ...
Paducah 16th In Nation For Job Creation Projects
Saturday, March 08, 2014 11:02 PM
Site Selection Magazine has ranked Paducah as the 16th-best "micropolitan" area in the nation in 2013, based on the number of job creation projects recruited in the last year. The US Census Bureau designates a micropolitan area as a non-urban community anchored by a town of no more than 50,000 people. There are 576 micro areas in the country. The Paducah Micropolitan ...
Highway 60 Wreck Injures Two
Saturday, March 08, 2014 7:00 PM
A two-vehicle accident on US 60 sent two women to the hospital Saturday afternoon. McCracken County Sheriff deputies responded to the accident at the intersection of US Highway 60 and Kelley Road. According to deputies, 44-year-old Teresa Overby of Benton was driving eastbound on the highway when 63-year-old Linda Lamb of Kevil, who was traveling southbound on Kelley ...
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