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This upcoming May will welcome the 4th annual First Baptist Church-Martin Spring Auto Show! Every year has grown more & more, and this year we are planning for our biggest turnout yet! Registration will be from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. with registration set for $20/per vehicle ($15 early bird registration through May 17th) There will be music, concessions, vendors, & door prizes given throughout the day. Swag bags will go to the first 40 entries. Award system consists of "top 30" with over 10 specialty awards. All proceeds goes to FBC's youth missions, which enables our next generation to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. Please come join us for a fun-filled day!!! For a flyer, use the contact email. Thank you & God bless!
SHERIFF KEVIN BYARS & THE KENTUCKY SHERIFFS' BOYS & GIRLS RANCH 33rd ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF SCRAMBLE
Proceeds to benefit the Ky. Sheriffs' Boys & Girls Ranch summer camping program for Kentucky youth
Sunday, May 1 from 3-6 p.m., the United Methodist Churches of Marshall County will host Praise in the Park, at the large pavilion in Mike Miller Park.
Local praise bands will perform various genres. Come and enjoy free hamburgers, sides, and desserts. Youth and children activities are planned.
Season of Honor: Caring for the Caregiver is a support group designed to educate the caregiver while providing spiritual and emotional encouragement. The topic of the next meeting on May 2, 2016, will be "Strategies and Encouragement for Successful Caregiving." The presenter will be Charles Moore, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Paducah. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Entry 5, at First Baptist Paducah across from Keiler Park.
The Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church,(Dr. Calvin R. Cole, Pastor) located at 1201 S. 8th Street, Paducah KY, will host its Seventh Annual “Men on a Mission” Conference on Saturday, May 14, 2016 starting with breakfast at 7:30 A.M., featuring Dr. Curtis E. Daniel will be our guest speaker. Dr. Daniel is pastor of Macedonia Church of God in Christ, Elyria Ohio. The theme of the conference is “”God in Me” and will host an “ Ask the Pastor” Forum following Dr. Daniel’s lecture.
A Praise and Worship night is scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. and is open the public. Contact Mt. Moriah at (270) 443-3714 or (270) 519-8408 for more information.
Do you like to sit under the stars around a campfire on a cool spring evening? How about listening to an award-winning musician, historian and storyteller?
Come gather ’round the fire at Trail of Tears State Forest on Monday April 18th at 7 pm for Shawnee Chapter Illinois Audubon Society’s annual Under the Stars program.
Musician, cultural historian, storyteller and SIUC alum Dennis Stroughmatt will lead a voyage of discovery incorporating artifacts, folktales, and performances in river-based musical styles passed down from his mussel-shelling and river-working grandfather Chancy Stroughmatt’s generation. He will invite audiences to visit the history of early-20th-century Illinois and even sing along to the music of the age.
In a time almost forgotten, the Midwest and upper South were home to thousands of Americans who lived and worked along or on the rivers as sharecroppers
BILL FORD: FROM PADUCAH WITH LOVE
Bill Ford and Friends
May 14 -June 12, 2016
Artist Bill Ford will exhibit over thirty original illustrations of prominent places in Paducah, Kentucky. Accompanying the exhibit is a bound book which includes all of Bill's architectural renderings and friends' loving memories about each place.
Opening Exhibit & Book Signing with Bill & Friends
Saturday, May 14, 2016
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ruth Baggett Gallery
Monday- Friday 3:00-5:00 PM
Saturday's & Sunday's Book signings with Bill Ford: 1:00-5:00 PM
For questions or appointments please call Ruth Baggett 270-210-1924
Murray State Athletics and Special Olympics KY (SOKY) are joining together for a free All Sports Day clinic for individuals with disabilities on April 17th from 2:00-4:00pm at Murray State’s Roy Stewart Stadium. Special Olympics KY offers training and competition in 16 Olympic style sports. This MSU & SOKY All Sports Day is designed to introduce individuals with disabilities to a variety of sports under the instruction of MSU athletes and coaches. Sports to be featured are basketball, tennis, football, soccer, volleyball, track & field and rifle. Participants will get to try various sports, learn more about Special Olympics KY events, and register to win various door prizes and giveaways. All SOKY sports and activities can be modified to meet most all skill levels. If participants have specific health or physical needs we ask you phone 270-293-9054 prior to the event.
The 1st Annual Flea Market in the Park
Saturday May 7, 2016 8 am. – 4 pm.
Park West Main St. Goreville, IL.
10×10 spot $20.00
We have two Pavilions
30×11 $70. will divide in half 15×11 $35.
20×25 $100. will divide in half 10×25 $50.
To reserve a spotor for more information Please call 618-751-0785
Proceeds will go to Goreville Freedom Fest
Our Third Annual "Autism Isn't Black & White Gala" is scheduled for April 16, 2016. We are taking it a step up this year! This year's theme is The Great Gatsby! Join us as we take a step back in time with 1920's music and festivities. This event will take place at the beautiful Walker Hall in downtown Paducah, KY. Majestic Sounds will carry us through the evening as we enjoy a fully catered meal (view menu at link) by Walker Hall staff and dance the night away! Festivities include a themed photo booth, cash bar, wine pull, live & silent auction and much more. With only 200 seats available this year, be sure to purchase your tickets at the link ASAP. This is one event you won't want to miss!
SPECIAL NOTES: Black and white semi-formal or 1920's themed attire is suggested. Childcare is available from 5:45-9:30PM for AUTISM FAMILIES but is limited (details at link). Sponsorship in
SEASON OF HONOR
“Caring for the Caregiver”
Season of Honor: “Caring for the Caregiver” is a support group designed to educate the caregiver while providing spiritual and emotional encouragement.
The topic of our next meeting will be, “Are there services available to assist in the care of my loved one?” The presenters will be Ann Ponder Simpson, Director of the Purchase Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living and Diane Olive, Patient Relations Manager, from “A Place Called Home.”
The meeting will be on Monday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Paducah, 2890 Broadway, in the Fellowship Hall, Entry 5 across from Keiler Park.
If you are a caregiver, please join us on the first Monday night of each month. For more information, contact First Baptist Church at 270-442-2728.
I am holding a bowling fundraiser for Brandon Woofenden. He passed away recently from stage four brain cancer at the age of 22. He was his parent's only son, and now they owe the funeral home$1000. I am trying to help raise the money for them. The cost of the event is $10.00 which is for one game of bowling and shoes. I will also have a 50/50 drawing and there will be door prizes. Come out and have a great time with your family, and support a worthy cause!
I am holding a bowling fundraiser for Brandon Woofenden, who at age 22 passed away from stage four brain cancer. His family has to come up with $1000 to pay the funeral home, and I am trying to raise the money for them. The cost is $10.00 for one game which includes bowling and the shoes. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a raffle for door prizes. Come out and have a fun time, while supporting this great cause!
Meet City Commission Candidate in person and ask questions
Spring Fashion Style Show featuring local stores/boutiques in Murray. $10/person Admission. Door Prizes. Dessert Plate included. Sponsored by Sigma Department of Murray Woman's Club. Proceeds will benefit Special Olympics
The Murray Miracles will be hosting their Annual Running for a Cure 5k to benefit St Jude Children's Research Hospital. The race will be held March 12, 2015, with registration beginning at 8:00 am and the race following at 10:00 am. The race will begin and end at the corner of 15th and Olive St in Murray.
The cost is $30 and participants will receive a shirt with their entry fee
KHSAA Region 1 Swim Championships
Prelims 2-12 11:00 am
Finals 2-13 11:00 am
The Essentials of Inductive Bible Study Workshop
Sponsored by Precept Ministries International – “The Inductive Bible Study People”
This 3-hour workshop introduces you to the most essential skills for Inductive Bible Study so you can personally interact with God’s Word, understand its meaning and apply it to your life. Learn the essentials: Observation, Interpretation, and Application. Learn how these essential skills will lead you to a greater understanding of the Bible. A great refresher course for a Precept Leader or student. Participants should bring: (1) Bible (2) Colored pencils.
Olivet Baptist Church
13741 Palmyra Road
Herndon, KY 42236
(convenient to the Hopkinsville, Cadiz & Clarksville areas)
COST: $45.00 - Payment is non-refundable but transferable to another person.
You can register online at training.precept.org
Study Materials Include:
Murray artist, Sandy Miller Sasso, will exhibit new drawings and selected paintings at the Ruth Baggett Gallery, 1025 Jefferson in Paducah. The exhibit runs from Feb. 13 - March 4. The public is invited to the Opening reception Feb. 13 5-8pm
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Registration required by calling 1.800.272.3900. $5 donation suggested.
Designed for family caregivers; please no professionals.
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
Registration required by calling 1.800.272.3900. Designed for general public; $5 donation suggested, $15 fee for professionals.
The Polar Plunge is one of the biggest Special Olympics fundraisers of the year. The Plunge is a truly unique event and includes a fun, festive atmosphere with food and great prizes. The Plunge works just like a Walk-a-Thon, but with one big twist. Participants still solicit donations to support their effort (a BEAR minimum of $75 to take part or $50 for Junior Plungers), but instead of walking, Polar Bears take a chilly dip into the lake at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.
This year's event is again joined by the Polar Plunge 5k, which will run a beautiful route through Kentucky Dam Village State Park that same day.
MCHS FCCLA will be hosting a formal dress sale Saturday, Jan. 9th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Dresses are being accepted through 9:00 am on the 9th. The cost to enter a dress is 10.00 for the first dress and 5.00 for each additional dress from the same seller. Seller keeps all profit if the dress sells. Please contact Rena Fritch at (270)853-5368 to make an appointment to drop off a dress or for further questions.
Come in and get registered for all 2016 job openings. Refreshments will be available.
Featuring 25 Dealer tables with vintage and new Star Wars collectibles! Also for sale: Comic Books, Sci-Fi stuff, Action Figures, Horror, Movie and TV Memoribilia and more! Admission only $3 with 12-and-under free!
Plus – Wear a costume and get in free; or bring your ticket stub from The Force Awakens and get in free! 8-foot dealer tables $25 – (270) 210-186
One day after standing in front of a sold-out crowd of his constituents and professing the changes for the better he’s seen in McCracken County during his tenure, McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry stood in his office reading a grand jury indictment with his name on it.
“This is the first time I am seeing it,” Newberry said shaking his head. “This is shocking.”
Newberry and Deputy Judge-Executive Doug Harnice were indicted on charges of tampering with public records as a result of an investigation that began last summer into allegedly unlawful changes to the county’s zoning maps. Paducah attorney Burton “Dell” Washburn brought allegations to light of improper changes in April. McCracken County officials asked the Attorney General’s office to investigate, which led to special prosecutor G.L. Ovey presenting evidence to a grand jury for three days in December. The indictment was returned Friday just after noon.
“Certainly an indictment doesn’t mean you’re guilty,” Newberry said. “It just means that a group of people — not even a unanimous group of people — decided that there probably should be a trial. Certainly, we are innocent in this. Certainly, this is not true.”
Newberry said he wasn’t notified of the indictment being returned. He read the indictment for the first time while meeting with the media. Both Newberry and Harnice will be represented by attorney Will Kautz. Tampering with public records is a Class D felony and subject to a sentence of one to five years in jail.
Harnice did not comment Friday afternoon. He and Newberry both mentioned that they would like to ask for an expedited trial to get the matter settled as quickly as possible. Newberry had, in the past contended that the zoning changes were the result of a computer glitch, but modified that stance Friday in his office.
“The city had drawn a map, and when they did they drew it incorrectly,” Newberry said. “We asked them to correct the map and that was the end of this. I think I did what a Judge-Executive should do when they see something that wasn’t done right, and something that costs the taxpayers money.”
Newberry continued: “There was an original zoning map. The city tried to translate that map to a bigger map and when they did so, they got the lines off. They had zoning lines going through people’s houses. Instead of the zoning line going down the property line, they were 10 feet off of the property line. We simply asked the city to correct it.”
Newberry said the city corrected most of the map. When asked if he and Harnice corrected the rest of the map, he said “not at that time.”
The matter first came to public attention after Washburn discovered that property he owned had been rezoned without the required legal notice and governmnt approvals. Further research by Washburn led him to the conclusion that hundreds of county parcels had been illegally rezoned. County Attorney Mike Murphy reviewed Washburn’s work and concluded there were irregularities. That led Murphy and other county officials to ask the Kentucky Attorney General’s office to investigate. Lyon County prosecutor G.L. Ovey was then appointed to investigate the matter. Ovey presented the results of his investigation to the grand jury, which returned the indictments this this afternoon.
This is a developing story. Check Paducahsun.com or tomorrow's Paducah Sun for further details.
Contact Corianne Egan, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8652 or follow @CoriEgan on Twitter.