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#DareTo Defeat Epilepsy Walk is the largest awareness building and fundraising event of the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana and we invite you to lace up your shoes and join in this fight! Your involvement will provide much needed help, hope, and support to the over 153,000 children, adults, and veterans living with epilepsy and their loved ones in Kentucky and southern Indiana. Its simple - register to participate, set your personal fundraising goal, recruit team members to do the same, and work together to successfully achieve your mission! Create a cool team name to honor a loved one impacted by or who lost their life to epilepsy or a seizure disorder.
Your involvement will have a real impact as we work together to defeat epilepsy!
Bob Noble Park Shelter #19
June 24, 2017
Registration 9:00 am - 10:00 am
This is a free event for families who have children entering Kindergarten this fall. The event is a program of the McCracken County Early Childhood Council. The purpose of the Early Childhood Council is to build innovative, collaborative partnerships that promote school readiness for children so that all children can begin school ready to learn or have the proper supports in place to be successful.
Door prize drawings throughout the event, parent-child hands on school readiness activities and many vendors on hand with early childhood and school information.
We are rolling out the red carpet with a vision of famous Old Hollywood movie stars and legendary Oscars parties! We invite you to join us for our fourth annual Autism Isn't Black & White Gala at the beautiful Walker Hall in downtown Paducah, KY on Saturday April 15, 2017! Majestic Sounds will carry us through the evening as we enjoy a fully catered meal by Walker Hall staff and dance the night away! Festivities include an Old Hollywood themed photo area, cash bar, silent auction, music & dancing, and much more. You could #wintheOscar for best dressed! ?? With only 200 seats available, don't delay and purchase your tickets today. This is one event you won't want to miss!!
Printable Invitation, Tickets, and Sponsorship Information: http://www.fotsky.org/gala-2017
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Panel discussion about how life with HIV/AIDS has changed since the early days of diagnosis, and the resources available to people with HIV/AIDS in the 40+ counties in western Kentucky.
sponsored by: Paducah MSU Social Work Students, Heartland CARES, MSU President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, and MSU College of Education and Human Services Cultural Diversity Committee
JAY’S NEW SHOW- “Was Voted – “BEST TOURING FAMILY SHOW IN ASIA!”
Jay Owenhouse, a legendary escape artists and one of the most awarded illusionists in history, will perform in Paducah - one night only in “Dare to Believe!”, an illusion spectacular. The show has been voted by audiences and critics alike “One of the Top 10 Live Shows in America”. Jay has amazed millions on T.V. in “Master’s of Illusions” and ‘Magic on the Edge’. The Salt Lake Tribune calls him “Simply Amazing!” and The Tokyo Times calls the elaborate production “Truly Magic, a Must See!”. Jay welcomes you into his mysterious world of wonder and the impossible. You will experience a night of grand illusions with the most amazing magic in the world, Bengal tigers up close, dangerous escapes, and inspiring storytelling. Seeing Owenhouse live is an evening that will leave you breathless with a feeling of child
Short presentation followed by question and answer session regarding Medicare fraud and abuse, Medicare choices and resources for beneficiaries. Library is at 1002 Poplar Street in Benton, KY
SATURDAY, FEB 4 STARTING AT LYON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL.
4 TEAMS FROM 2 STATES WILL BE PLAYING IN A BASKETBALL SHOOTOUT.
THE TEAMS FEATURED WILL BE LYON CO., HENDERSON CO. GIRLS, MADISONVILLE NORTH HOPKINS, MACCRACKEN CO.
PADUCAH ST. MARY, MUHLENBERG CO. AND POPLAR BLUFF, MO.
Join us for a great night of gospel music and hilarious comedy with Mark Lowry and special guests Cana's Voice and Stan Whitmire – MARCH 23, 2017 @ 7:00PM! Tickets can be purchased in person at Heartland Worship Center or online at www.IMCCONCERTS.com. Limited VIP $50/Artist Circle $30/General $20/Group 20+ $17.50/Family 4 Pack $65. For more information, please call 270-534-1400 or 800-965-9324.
The Benton Woman’s Club will host its 3rd annual Puttin on the Mitz at the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center on February 4, 2017 in support of the Marshall County Exceptional Center.
This year’s theme is New Orleans Style. Festivities will kick off at 5:30 with a “meet and greet” social hour, where guests have the opportunity to have their pictures taken by well-known, local photographer, Gwen Moss. Also, during the pre-event activities, they will be entertained by the Marshall County High School Jazz Band.
Dinner, dance and auction are slated to begin at 7:00 PM with a buffet provided by local businesses featuring chicken and andouille gumbo.
Dance music will be provided by a local disc jockey where guests will also be able to request specific songs for a donation to the Marshall County Exceptional Center.
Various items donated by local businesses will be a
Gamblers Anonymous meeting every Thursday 7 p.m. 115 Audubon Drive Paducah Kentucky also the First Christian Church West double doors room 116 thank you
Blood Drive at Rosary Chapel Catholic Church, 711 Ohio St., Paducah, KY 42003, sponsored by Rosary Chapel Women's Ministry. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: RosaryChapel to schedule an appointment.
Join us for an educational session that provides valuable information about late stage dementia and end-of-life care. Guest presenter will be Dr. Whisman of Hospice of the Bluegrass along with other expert panelists. This program is offered through an interactive telemedicine system to connect with persons who are impacted by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register by calling Hardin Stevens at 859-323-2997 by January 11th. This program is offered in partnership by the Alzheimer's Association, UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging, and UK Health Care.
The Season of Honor: Caring for the Caregiver Support Group will meet on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Paducah in the Fellowship Hall, Entry 5 across from Keiler Park. The topic will be “Hope and Peace for the New Year.” The presenter will Tommy Tucker, Pastor of Caring and Senior Adults. For more information contact First Baptist Paducah at 270-442-2728.
A workshop for kids of all ages! Glaze a tile anytime Saturday or Sunday between 10am - 5pm. Tiles will be fired in a kiln. Pick up on Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm. Cost is $25 per tile. All materials are included.
Join us On December 24 at 7 PM for this special service of carols, candlelight, and Communion as we gather in celebration of Christ's birth! All are welcome!
Lone Oak UMC
3835 Old US Hwy 45 S
Paducah, KY 42003
The holidays aren't happy for everyone. Join us on December 18 at 7 PM for this contemplative service of healing and hope, created for those who are hurting this season.
Lone Oak UMC
3835 Old US Hwy 45 S
Paducah, KY 42003
Benton Woman's Club - Benton, KY
FUNDRAISER FOR ROSE LOWERY, CHOIR DIRECTOR AT ROSARY CHAPEL, TO HELP WITH MEDICAL EXPENSES
ROSE FELL IN MAY 2016 AND SUFFERED A LIFE ALTERING EVENT
CHILI AND SOUP DINNER
Friday, December 2, at 12:30 p.m., County Judge-Executive Bob Leeper will light the McCracken County Christmas Tree in the courthouse rotunda. Students from Lone Oak Intermediate School will provide holiday music. A reception will follow. The McCracken County Civic Beautification Board invites the public to attend.
Candlelight walk ending with a program at Washington Street Baptist Church in recognition of World AIDS Day. Sponsored by Heartland CARES, Inc.
Balloon release and short program marking World AIDS Day. Sponsored by Heartland CARES.
We are having a tree lighting ceremony on Thursday December 1st at 6pm to light our ‘purple’ Tree of Hope to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. We are selling hand decorated ornaments with a $25 donation or more. I have attached the flyer and would appreciate if you could help us get the word out so that we can send in a sizable donation for such a great cause! Thank you for your time and feel free to attend our first annual event
The Season of Honor: Caring for the Caregiver Support Group will meet on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Paducah in the Fellowship Hall, Entry 5 across from Keiler Park. The topic will be “As You Think, So Are You.” The presenter will be Judith Ervin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Jackson Purchase Medical Associates.
ORDER OF ADVENT WALK:
-St. Francis de Sales Catholic
-Broadway United Methodist
-Washington Street Baptist (reception to follow at Washington Street Baptist)
All are invited to join this Advent celebration as we pray together in each of these five downtown Paducah churches, processing between them. There is limited bus space available, if needed. To take advantage of this, please park in the courthouse parking lot by 3:30pm.
The Paducah Tilghman High School Choral Department presents the Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of six Tony Awards and named Best Musical of 2002. Step back in time to the Roaring Twenties and follow Millie as she moves from Kansas to New York City, determined to become a “modern woman,” complete with bobbed hair, raised hemlines, careers, and new rules on relationships. Come enjoy this Jazz-Age, tap-dancing musical directed by Matt Hinz and Al Knudsen and starring a cast of Tilghman students and a live professional orchestra at the Paducah Tilghman High School Auditorium. SHOWTIMES are Saturday, November 19 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 20 at 2:30 p.m. This is a great show for all generations of a family to attend together. Tickets are only $5, $10, and $15. Get your reserved seating online at www.showtix4u.com. Tickets also available at t
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.