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RYAN HERMENS | The SunThe pre-Civil War home at 304 N. Sixth St., in Lower Town, has fallen into such poor condition that residents and the neighborhood association are asking Paducah city officials to force a sale to save it. The home belongs to the Louise Randle Estate, according to city records, and has an unpaid $3,720 tax bill due the city.

Lower Town asks city to save historic home

Once "one of Paducah's architectural gems," a historic Lower Town home has fallen into such disrepair it looks more like scenery from "Dawn of the Dead." That's how Lower Town resident Patience Renzulli described 304 N. Sixth St., when discussing the home Tuesday with the Paducah City Commission. The Lower Town Neighborhood Association requested city officials intervene be ...

State data show regional schools making progress

For the first time since the state launched its assessment and accountability system five years ago, all 12 of Kentucky's westernmost school districts classify as either Distinguished or Proficient.The Murray Independent district achieved the highest overall score in the state.Data released Wednesday night by the Kentucky Department of Education reflected steady gains for most western Kentuc ...

Bevin's order to abolish UofL board struck down

FRANKFORT -- A Kentucky judge has blocked efforts by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to replace the board of trustees at the University of Louisville, setting up a likely battle before the state Supreme Court over who controls one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's newest members.The ruling from Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd on Wednesday permanently blocks an executive order Bevin issue ...
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