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County Discusses Election Day Alcohol Sales
Monday, September 26, 2016 10:00 PM
The McCracken County Fiscal Court has introduced an ordinance that would allow alcohol sales on election day. Even though the Kentucky state legislature has already lifted a statewide ban, the previous Fiscal Court left the ban in place in McCracken County. Judge Executive Bob Leeper said he was approached about the issue not too long after the election. The newly proposed ordinance would ...
Man Jailed, Another Sought in Burglary Case
Monday, September 26, 2016 1:44 PM
A Paducah man is in custody, and another is being sought in connection with a break-in Monday morning at a Paducah business. Officers responded at 3:23 am to a burglar alarm at Bargain Hunt on Irvin Cobb Drive. An officer said he saw a man climbing down from the roof of the building. When the man saw the officer, he climbed back up to the roof and disappeared. Other officers arrived and ...
Paducah Cops Undergo Cultural Awareness Training
Monday, September 26, 2016 11:03 AM
Paducah police have teamed with professors at Murray State University to undergo training focused on cultural awareness and interactions with diverse communities. The Paducah Sun reports seven officers completed the Cultural Leadership Academy at MSU last week. The educational pilot program spotlights the need for racial and cultural sensitivity training. One session was held in April and ...
Squirrel Apparently Causes Power Outage in Paducah
Monday, September 26, 2016 7:43 AM
A power outage across a portion of Paducah Monday morning left more than 800 electric customers in the dark for about 30 minutes. Paducah Power Spokesperson, Andrea Underwood, tells West Kentucky Star that crews suspect a squirrel got into a substation and triggered the outage. There were several reports of people trapped in at least one elevator for a short time while crews ...
Gas Prices Rise Across State, Fall Locally
Monday, September 26, 2016 7:19 AM
Average retail gasoline prices in Kentucky have risen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,623 gas outlets in Kentucky. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices ...
Free Intro to Grant Writing Class Offered Tuesday
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 AM
Have you been tasked with writing grants for your organization, but don’t know where to start? Have you written grants before but were not successful? An introduction to grant writing and community revitalization workshop is being offered free in Paducah on September 27th. The one-day workshop which will provide participants with a solid understanding of grant writing and tips ...
Dr. Learch Joins Baptist Health Medical Group
Sunday, September 25, 2016 9:34 PM
Internal medicine physician Robert Learch, DO, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Family & Internal Medicine. Dr. Learch earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree in 2012 from Kansas City University College of Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. He completed an internal medicine residency in 2015 at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Learch is a member of the American College of Physicians, the ...
Forum to Discuss Personal Rights, Responsibilities
Sunday, September 25, 2016 5:11 PM
In response to various current events and popular civil and criminal issues, local organizations are partnering together for "Know Your Rights and Responsibilities" forums at West Kentucky Community and Technical College September 27 and 28. The events, which are free and open to the public, are part of WKCTC’s 2016 Diversity and Inclusion series. The forums will be held in the ...
Man Faces Drug Charges After Traffic Stop
Sunday, September 25, 2016 3:02 PM
A Paducah man was arrested early Sunday morning on multiple drug charges after a traffic stop. The McCracken County Sheriff's Department says a deputy spotted a vehicle making numerous traffic violations on John Puryear Drive, and pulled over the pickup truck just after midnight. As deputies were verifying the vehicle and license information, the driver, 32-year-old John A. Jones, ...
Muralists Honored During 20-Year Anniversary
Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:15 AM
Twenty years ago Robert Dafford was invited to come to Paducah to answer questions about the possibility of painting on the city's west-facing floodwall. Two decades later the answer is obvious, a very definite yes. Thanks to the support and encouragement of Bill Schroeder, businesses and individuals immediately came on board to make the idea of painting Paducah's past in giant images on the ...
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