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Parks Department Organizing Three Softball Leagues
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:59 PM
Paducah Parks Services Department is coordinating three softball leagues: Monday-Men’s Lower League; Tuesday-Men’s Upper League; and Wednesday-Coed League. Paducah Parks reserves the right to specify which league a team may play in order to maintain competitiveness in each league. These leagues will run from August to October. All leagues will be slow-pitch with a ...
Old Ledbetter Bridge Demolition Underway
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:46 PM
Demolition work is coming along on the Old Ledbetter Bridge. Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a KYTC contractor has completed saw cutting of decking on the three main spans of the bridge. A crew started some initial demolition work Wednesday morning that included jack-hammering along the end of the main span nearest the McCracken County side of the Tennessee River. ...
Kentucky Avenue to Get Major Repairs
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:18 PM
The state has approved funding to pay for repairs to a rough stretch of Paducah roadway. At Tuesday's Paducah City Commission meeting, State Representative Gerald Watkins announced that the state has approved $3.7 million for what he says are much needed repairs to Kentucky Avenue between 12th and 16th Streets. Watkins said he has been a vocal proponent of repairing the road, and recently got ...
Paducah Man Hurt in Beltline Crash
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:32 PM
A Paducah man was seriously hurt in a Tuesday afternoon crash Paducah Police said the wreck happened on Jackson Street (Beltline Highway) behind Paducah Tilghman High School They said the preliminary investigation showed 30-year-old Joshua Reilford, of Paducah was driving west on Jackson Street next to the Masonic Lodge. As Reilford approached the intersection with 24th Street, 32-year-old ...
Summer Gas Prices Continue Dropping
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:39 PM
We are continuing to see prices drop at the gas pumps this summer, according to an industry expert. Patrick DeHaan , Senior Petroleum Analyst for GasBuddy.com, said prices statewide dropped around eight cents per gallon in the last week, and the average price currently sits at $3.50. But our area continues to have better deals. "Prices in Paducah quite a bit under that, if you shop ...
Local Leaders Respond to DOE Clean-up Decision
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:23 PM
Paducah and McCracken County leaders offered the following response to the announcement today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on the selection of Fluor Federal Services as the primary contractor to begin the Decommissioning and Decontamination of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP): “It is an extremely important action by the DOE for our community. The clean-up of the site ...
DOE Selects Paducah Plant Deactivation Contractor
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:47 PM
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a Task Order under the Nationwide Environmental Management ID/IQ Unrestricted Contract to Fluor Federal Services, Inc. for deactivation activities at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) in Paducah, Kentucky, which is currently leased to the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC). The award is anticipated to support transitioning and ...
2014 Big Brown Truck Pull Aug 2
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:30 PM
More than 30 teams from local companies and organizations are expected to participate in The Big Brown Truck Pull for Special Olympics when it returns to Historic Downtown Paducah on Saturday, August 2. The event features teams in three divisions, competing to see who can pull a loaded UPS 18-Wheeler 12 feet in the fastest time. The opening ceremony will take place at 6:00 pm, and the first ...
Greenway Tunnel Put Into Place
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:56 AM
Construction workers on Monday placed the 50-foot tunnel into position on Highway 45 at the base of the Brookport bridge, to allow safe access for bicyclists and joggers along Paducah's Greenway Trail. The tunnel will connect a section of the trail from Noble Park to the portion that continues to the downtown riverfront. Work on the project has been progressing steadily, with the target ...
Edwards Named Assistant Principal at Heath Middle
Monday, July 21, 2014 7:29 PM
Aaron Edwards has been selected as the new assistant principal of Heath Middle School. Edwards has spent the last six years as a science teacher at North Marshall Middle School in Marshall County. “We look forward to the addition of Mr. Edwards to the Heath Middle School staff,” said HMS Principal Matthew Blackwell. “He is a proven leader in both curriculum and ...
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