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Benjamin, a 4-year-old male boxer mix, is one of about 10 dogs that will be featured at a McCracken County Animal Shelter adoption event today. The event is scheduled for
      3â “7 p.m. at the Reidland Food Giant and will run in conjunction with the grocery storeâ  s July 4th celebration. In addition
      to the dogs, the event will also include pony rides, a petting zoo, barbecue and giveaways.
KAT RUSSELL | The Sun

Homeless dog adoptions happening today

The McCracken County Animal Shelter is putting animals up for adoption from 3â “7 p.m. today at the Reidland Food Giant in conjunction with the store's July 4th celebration.

Shelter Veterinary Technician Nikki Crawford said the event will be one of many in the coming months to thin out the facility's dog population before it merges with the McCracken County Humane Society in January.

Crawf ...

Family to memorialize WWII vet after 71 years

Jesse Raymond Wilson's few surviving family members don't have much left to remember their loved one today, 71 years after he was lost at sea in World War II.

There are a couple of photographs - one of the U.S. Navy seaman second class in his uniform, and another from his school days in Sharpe, near Benton.

There is his Purple Heart, and letters from the Navy offering condolences.

There ar ...

Economic impact of local arts touted

Paducah shouldn't underestimate its arts community as an important part of the local economy.

That's what Jay Dick, senior director of state and local government affairs with the Americans for the Arts, told the crowd at Thursday's July Power in Partnership breakfast hosted by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dick, who works to educate and inform elected officials and business leaders acr ...

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