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JAMIE E. DEXTER | The SunRickey Hughes (left), a Possum Trot, Kentucky, native, applauds after a towboat is renamed in his honor Thursday at American Commercial Barge Line in Cairo, Ill. ACBL Senior Vice President and CFO Paul Tobin said the renaming of a vessel "is the highest honor in our industry."

Possum Trot man has towboat named for him

CAIRO, Ill. -- With a shattering of glass and an explosion of champagne, Possum Trot, Ky., native Rickey Hughes, 63, and his wife, Judy, christened a towboat now bearing his name in a ceremony Thursday at American Commercial Barge Line in Cairo.When asked what it felt like, seeing his name in huge letters on a towboat owned by ACBL, where he has worked nearly 40 years, he was at first speechless ...

Paducah Cigar Company becomes Kristoff Lounge

Chicago-based boutique cigar maker Kristoff has chosen the Paducah Cigar Company to be its first Kristoff Cigar Lounge. "It's a real honor to be their first, for Paducah to be their first," said Paducah Cigar Company owner Joaquin Hilton.Hilton announced the Paducah-Kristoff partnership Thursday evening at the shop's three-year anniversary dinner and auction benefiting Maiden All ...

Stabbing suspect claims self-defense

"I was just trying to defend myself. I was scared for my life. I know I did wrong, but I was scared because I was being assaulted from two sides."That was what murder suspect Robert Lambert wanted McCracken District Judge Chris Hollowell to know Thursday during his arraignment at McCracken County Jail.Lambert, 27, was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday night after he allegedly st ...
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