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McCracken County High School senior Ava Chuppe loves reading and writing, so it’s a natural fit that she aims to teach English Literature, in hopes of sparking that same passion in others.

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Health emergencies don’t pause for a pandemic or holiday celebrations. The Red Cross needs the help of blood donors across the country now to ensure patients continue to have access to lifesaving blood.

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McCracken County High School senior Ava Chuppe loves reading and writing, so it’s a natural fit that she aims to teach English Literature, in hopes of sparking that same passion in others.

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James Swant of Mayfield took time post-Thanksgiving to begin the transition to the Christmas season Friday by stringing garland along the iron fencing by his South Seventh Street home.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press on Sunday.

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The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus in the weeks after Thanksgiving, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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Skip Junkerman carries a family’s new Canaan fir tree Saturday at the Paducah Downtown Farmers Market, before using a chainsaw to cut part of the tree’s trunk in preparation for Christmas. Knights of Columbus in Paducah (Holy Rosary Council 1055) is selling fresh cut Christmas trees of vario…

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The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce December Power in Partnership breakfast will feature Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Commissioner Jeff Taylor as the featured speaker.

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — Nurses, doctors, administrative assistants, janitors and many other employees at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff found random notes of encouragement on the windshields of their vehicles last week.

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The COVID-19 incidence rate for Caldwell County on Wednesday was 89.7 new cases per 100,000 people over the previous seven days. While that number may seem alarmingly high — and it is — it doesn’t even crack the top 10% of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

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Associated Press (AP) — A federal court halted Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's recent coronavirus-related suspension of in-person classes at religious schools, a victory for state Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

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It looked like a regular Black Friday at Kentucky Oaks Mall — complete with a crowded parking lot, traffic congestion, Santa Claus and everything else — as shoppers got to work on finding good deals and tackling Christmas lists.

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PRINCETON — Shane Bogle of the Caldwell County Cooperative Extension Service earned his Distinguished Service Award from the Kentucky Association of County Agriculture Agents and the National Association of County Agriculture Agents.

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TUTTLINGEN, Germany (AP) — Hulking gray boxes are rolling off the production line at a factory in the southern town of Tuttlingen, ready to be shipped to the front in the next phase of Germany's battle against the coronavirus as it became the latest country to hit the milestone of 1 million …

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The family of a Houston-based Citgo oil executive convicted and ordered to prison in Venezuela alongside five others appealed directly to President Nicolás Maduro on Friday for mercy.

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NEW YORK (AP) — James Wolfensohn, who served as the president of the World Bank for 10 years and was a guiding force for a couple of the most well-known cultural institutions in the U.S., has died. He was 86.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign's latest effort to challenge the state’s election results.

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists.

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Friday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge in online shopping offered a beacon of hope for struggling retailers after months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats once dominated Koochiching County in the blue-collar Iron Range of northern Minnesota. But in this month's presidential election, President Donald Trump won it with 60% of the vote.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she's only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays.

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Black Friday looked different this year, with smaller crowds, people keeping their distance, and signs reminding individuals to wear a mask.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian scientist named by the West as the leader of the Islamic Republic's disbanded military nuclear program was killed Friday in an ambush on the outskirts of Tehran, authorities said.

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LOUISVILLE — You could call it an early Christmas present, but the Kentucky Air National Guard will soon be receiving eight new C-130J Super Hercules transport planes from the U.S. Air Force to replace the current fleet.

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It is time to clean tools and put them away for the winter. Normally that is what I would recommend this time of year. But it seems as though autumn will not let go this year. There always are some tools that are handy year-round and they need annual care as well.

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Signet Federal Credit Union, voted Reader’s Choice Best Credit Union 2020, will have a groundbreaking ceremony for its new headquarters at 11 a.m. Dec. 2. The office will be located across from West Kentucky Community and Technical College on Pecan Drive and Colonial Court.

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A woman thanks Martha’s Vineyard founder Martha Bell as she picks up her meal on Thanksgiving. The local nonprofit fed thousands Thursday, giving out meals at their door and sending volunteers out to deliver them to those in need. “Everybody that picks up a meal here, you know they need it,”…

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A group of volunteers pack and load meals into vehicles behind Martha’s Vineyard, aiding in the nonprofit’s mission to feed as many people as possible on Thanksgiving. Founder Martha Bell said that, while she never counts individual meals given out, the demand for food was more than she’d se…

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Craig Beavers, PharmD, may be Baptist Health Paducah’s director of cardiovascular services, but he carries with him a pharmacist’s unique perspective to the job.

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Santa and some special guests helped usher in Paducah Power System’s 24th annual Christmas in the Park lights display Wednesday at Noble Park.

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EDDYVILLE — Owner-operators of three Eddyville restaurants this week shared their concerns regarding Gov. Any Beshear’s new statewide plan in answer to a spike in COVID-19 cases and Lyon County Judge-Executive Wade White’s reaction to it.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Andy Larsen is a sports writer, but with so many games scratched during the pandemic he has spent a lot of time digging into coronavirus data and its sobering implications.

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BOSTON — Cute plastic animals with tiny accessories that pose a choking hazard, Black Panther-inspired claws with the potential to cause facial or eye injuries, and green slime that could be harmful if swallowed: These are just some of the items on an annual list of potentially dangerous toy…

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A man arrested last week after he created a disturbance at a downtown bank building has been arrested again, accused of stealing a dump truck and trailer and of damaging property at a local business, Paducah police said Wednesday.