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Wednesday morning’s conference call on the state’s unemployment process, coordinated by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, proved to be a topic of great interest to the local business community.

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With many businesses and industries — those that remain open — allowing employees to work from home or even laying off workers in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, essential workers, especially those with first response agencies, work in consistent uncertainty, with the potential to…

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The Super Pink Moon, the largest and brightest supermoon of 2020, shines over Paducah Wednesday night. The moon won’t come closer to Earth for the rest of the year.

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Guidance counselor Rebecca Rogers hands out a cap and gown to Paducah Tilghman High School senior Samuel Lambert on Wednesday morning on Seventh Street in downtown Paducah during a bus route drop off throughout the city. The school bus was followed by a large caravan of teachers wearing robe…

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Paducah Board of Education — 8 a.m., special called meeting, streamed live at https://www.facebook.com/PaducahPublicSchools/.

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Marshall County Fiscal Court — 8 a.m., special called meeting, streamed live at https://www.facebook.com/marshallcountyky/.

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Logan’s Roadhouse — which has eight Kentucky locations, including Paducah — has fired all of its employees, and its parent company, Craftworks, has temporarily closed all restaurants until further notice as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Magney Legacy Ridge Farm in Caldwell County was already delivering fresh and natural produce, though owner Angela Magney says now it’s more official.

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It’s hard to miss new signs around Baptist Health Paducah’s campus and Mercy Health-Lourdes Medical Pavilion, as providers work to see patients with respiratory symptoms and limit exposure to COVID-19.

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In 2016, Dayton Jones pleaded guilty in Christian County court to charges of sodomy, wanton endangerment and child pornography distribution, relating to the 2014 assault of an unconscious teen. He was sentenced that November to serve 15 years in prison.

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Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital illuminates its Marshall Nemer Medical Office Building with green lights Tuesday night in Paducah to honor the seven additional lives lost to the coronavirus in Kentucky.

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The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting informational calls this week about unemployment insurance and social media marketing.

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McCracken County Sports Tourism Commission — 1 p.m., virtual online meeting. Meeting can be accessed via YouTube live streaming by going to https://mccrackencountyky.gov/boards/ and getting the link to the Sport Tourism Commission YouTube Channel.

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Caleb Buford (top left), of Paducah, teaches a group of Boy Scouts from around Kentucky and the United States photography for a virtual merit badge course through Zoom. The Boy Scouts of America are sticking with their motto and being prepared to face the COVID-19 situation and are keeping m…

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The Murray State University Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development (CEED) is working with partners across the region to help small businesses navigate the economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Dexter man died and a Murray woman was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Monday following a series of incidents that came after a motorcycle hit a deer.

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An 81-year-old McCracken County man lost his life to COVID-19 Monday, the Purchase District Health Department confirmed.

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Jeremy Guess (left) and Wesley Reynolds of Adore Lawn Care break rocks for a paver walkway, as part of the restoration of the Belle Louise guest house on Sixth Street in Paducah. The Civil War-era home has been undergoing extensive renovation for a planned reopening as a bed and breakfast.

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The Barkley Regional Airport Authority board took several steps Monday, including increasing its line of credit, as it navigates its way through the negative impact the COVID-19 outbreak is having on its industry.

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will host a virtual meeting April 14 to discuss results from a performance review of the Honeywell uranium conversion facility in Metropolis.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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TODAYMcCracken County Public Library, Virtual Story Time Interactive Program, 10 a.m., Online at http://facebook.com/mclibdotnet/.

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James Dale King, 49, of Paducah, died Friday, April 3, 2020, at Saint Thomas Midtown in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Fred Leatherman, 66, of Paducah died Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Baptist Health Paducah.

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Martin Allen Perkins, 66, died at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

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Residents of The Colonial building in Paducah’s Lower Town illuminate their decorative facade with a green light Saturday night as a sign of solidarity and mourning for people who have died from the coronavirus.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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Jill Miller Adams, 43, died Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the Murray Calloway County Hospital.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A planned public gathering was shelved on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in decades. Heartfelt speeches gave way Sunday to silent remembrances and individual prayers for the 29 men who died at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith carried out its signature conference Saturday by adhering to social distancing guidelines that offered a stark reminder of how the global coronavirus pandemic…

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass in the shelter of St. Peter's Basilica without the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, while parish priests elsewhere in Rome took to church rooftops and bell towers to lead services so at least some faithful could follow t…

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COSBY, Tenn. (AP) — When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband, her sister told her they'd either be divorced in five months or married forever.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule by moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies, announcing a new one for the live-action adaption of “Mulan” and pushing one movie, “Artemis Fowl,” to Disney Plus, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Paducah Board of Education — 8 a.m., special called meeting, streamed live at https://www.facebook.com/PaducahPublicSchools/.

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Marshall County Fiscal Court — 8 a.m., special called meeting, streamed live at https://www.facebook.com/marshallcountyky/.

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Logan’s Roadhouse — which has eight Kentucky locations, including Paducah — has fired all of its employees, and its parent company, Craftworks, has temporarily closed all restaurants until further notice as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Magney Legacy Ridge Farm in Caldwell County was already delivering fresh and natural produce, though owner Angela Magney says now it’s more official.

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It’s hard to miss new signs around Baptist Health Paducah’s campus and Mercy Health-Lourdes Medical Pavilion, as providers work to see patients with respiratory symptoms and limit exposure to COVID-19.

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In 2016, Dayton Jones pleaded guilty in Christian County court to charges of sodomy, wanton endangerment and child pornography distribution, relating to the 2014 assault of an unconscious teen. He was sentenced that November to serve 15 years in prison.

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Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital illuminates its Marshall Nemer Medical Office Building with green lights Tuesday night in Paducah to honor the seven additional lives lost to the coronavirus in Kentucky.

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The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting informational calls this week about unemployment insurance and social media marketing.

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McCracken County Sports Tourism Commission — 1 p.m., virtual online meeting. Meeting can be accessed via YouTube live streaming by going to https://mccrackencountyky.gov/boards/ and getting the link to the Sport Tourism Commission YouTube Channel.

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Caleb Buford (top left), of Paducah, teaches a group of Boy Scouts from around Kentucky and the United States photography for a virtual merit badge course through Zoom. The Boy Scouts of America are sticking with their motto and being prepared to face the COVID-19 situation and are keeping m…

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The Murray State University Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development (CEED) is working with partners across the region to help small businesses navigate the economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Dexter man died and a Murray woman was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Monday following a series of incidents that came after a motorcycle hit a deer.

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An 81-year-old McCracken County man lost his life to COVID-19 Monday, the Purchase District Health Department confirmed.

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Jeremy Guess (left) and Wesley Reynolds of Adore Lawn Care break rocks for a paver walkway, as part of the restoration of the Belle Louise guest house on Sixth Street in Paducah. The Civil War-era home has been undergoing extensive renovation for a planned reopening as a bed and breakfast.

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The Barkley Regional Airport Authority board took several steps Monday, including increasing its line of credit, as it navigates its way through the negative impact the COVID-19 outbreak is having on its industry.

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will host a virtual meeting April 14 to discuss results from a performance review of the Honeywell uranium conversion facility in Metropolis.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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TODAYMcCracken County Public Library, Virtual Story Time Interactive Program, 10 a.m., Online at http://facebook.com/mclibdotnet/.

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James Dale King, 49, of Paducah, died Friday, April 3, 2020, at Saint Thomas Midtown in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Fred Leatherman, 66, of Paducah died Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Baptist Health Paducah.

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Martin Allen Perkins, 66, died at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

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Residents of The Colonial building in Paducah’s Lower Town illuminate their decorative facade with a green light Saturday night as a sign of solidarity and mourning for people who have died from the coronavirus.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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Jill Miller Adams, 43, died Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the Murray Calloway County Hospital.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A planned public gathering was shelved on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in decades. Heartfelt speeches gave way Sunday to silent remembrances and individual prayers for the 29 men who died at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith carried out its signature conference Saturday by adhering to social distancing guidelines that offered a stark reminder of how the global coronavirus pandemic…

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass in the shelter of St. Peter's Basilica without the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, while parish priests elsewhere in Rome took to church rooftops and bell towers to lead services so at least some faithful could follow t…

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COSBY, Tenn. (AP) — When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband, her sister told her they'd either be divorced in five months or married forever.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule by moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies, announcing a new one for the live-action adaption of “Mulan” and pushing one movie, “Artemis Fowl,” to Disney Plus, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With the military under broad pressure to step up its coronavirus response, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday defended the firing of an aircraft carrier commander who sought help for sailors during an outbreak as a matter of holding leaders “accountable.” He also said …

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Passover and its epic story — how the Jewish people escaped to freedom after plagues struck their oppressors — are uniquely resonant this year, as Jews find ways to honor the holiday amid the outbreak of what feels like a real-life plague.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73.

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Normally at this time of year, gasoline prices would be starting to increase due to a number of annual factors like refinery maintenance, increased driving demand and a switch to summer-blend gasoline.

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Craig is a 3-year-old pit mix at the McCracken County Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Road. He weighs 66 pounds. Craig is a great dog who knows common commands, such as sit, stay, shake and lie down. He is well behaved and fully potty trained.