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The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce’s March Power in Partnership virtual breakfast will feature Matthew Tackett, president/CEO of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development, as the featured speaker.

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PRINCETON — When you think about high school teams competing against each other, you think of sports contests: game-winning passes on the gridiron, an attack that ends an important rally in volleyball or an inside pass for a basket against a staunch defense in basketball.

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MAYFIELD — Two years ago along U.S. 45 North, across from what once sat the General Tire plant, there was a slew of activity with workers, machines and tall cranes lifting large concrete slabs into place to form massive structures.

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During a pitch meeting for story ideas to kick off our expanded weekend edition of The Paducah Sun, the suggestion we take an in-depth look at the city’s Southside rose to the top.

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During a pitch meeting for story ideas to kick off our expanded weekend edition of The Paducah Sun, the suggestion we take an in-depth look at the city’s Southside rose to the top.

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PRINCETON — When you think about high school teams competing against each other, you think of sports contests: game-winning passes on the gridiron, an attack that ends an important rally in volleyball or an inside pass for a basket against a staunch defense in basketball.

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MAYFIELD — Two years ago along U.S. 45 North, across from what once sat the General Tire plant, there was a slew of activity with workers, machines and tall cranes lifting large concrete slabs into place to form massive structures.

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EDDYVILLE — “We are cautiously optimistic that we can have a good season depending on the governor’s guidelines,” said Sally Whittington, president of the Lyon County Historical Society. She was speaking of reopening Rose Hill for tours. Rose Hill is the Lyon County Museum, and the COVID-19 …

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Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, the deactivation and remediation contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah site, recently awarded a grant to the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization to help the organization sustain and further develop economic development initiatives in Mc…

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Charles Dudley Warner, an American essayist and friend of Mark Twain, is famous for saying, “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”

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Charles Dudley Warner, an American essayist and friend of Mark Twain, is famous for saying, “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”

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Individuals in the Phase 1C vaccination group in Kentucky can start getting COVID-19 vaccines Monday. That includes anyone 60 or older, anyone 16 or older with a high-risk condition, and all essential workers.

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Martha’s Vineyard Mission got a nice shot in the arm Thursday in the form of a $5,000 donation from Paducah chapter of the Tennessee Valley Authority Retirees Association.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings for Monday, March 1.

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METROPOLIS, Ill. — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a criminal justice omnibus bill backed by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Monday, abolishing cash bail, overhauling police certification and reforming use-of-force standards among numerous other provisions.

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METROPOLIS, Ill. — After a 90-minute discussion this week with input from parents, teachers and principals, the Massac Unit 1 Board of Education amended its January decision concerning the March 8 instructional transition.

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The Benton man charged in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was still in jail Friday night, despite a judge’s denial of a motion to keep him in custody.

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Last week’s snow quickly disappeared, but that does not mean that winter is over or that we won’t receive more snow this season. Hopefully, not as much nor the record breaking temperatures that accompanied it. We do have one more month before spring is officially here.

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Ballard Memorial High School student Kayla Osborne may have gotten a slightly late start only taking welding her senior year, but she has certainly made up for lost time.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A secretive Israeli nuclear facility at the center of the nation's undeclared atomic weapons program is undergoing what appears to be its biggest construction project in decades, satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press show.

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The United States has pledged to tell the world its conclusions on what role Saudi Arabia's crown prince played in the brutal killing and carving up of a U.S.-based journalist, but as important is what comes next — what the Biden administration plans to do about it.

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NEW YORK — Paul McCartney is finally ready to write his memoirs, and will use music — and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet — to help guide him.

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WASHINGTON — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wou…

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The Sun’s Outdoors page and Carolyn Roof’s garden column will run on Saturdays starting this week. Among the Sun’s most popular features, those items were longtime Saturday staples but moved to Friday when the Sun changed to an e-edition-only Saturday edition. Look for them tomorrow in the d…

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Billie Holiday has always been a monster of a role. Diana Ross tackled her on film and Audra McDonald did it on stage. Now it's time for Andra Day — a singer and actress perfectly named to play Lady Day — and she shines. It's a pity the film she's in is so messy.

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Paducah Public Schools plan to offer four-day in-person school weeks for its students, starting in early March. Families and their students will still have the option to stay with virtual learning, if they choose.

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METROPOLIS, Ill. — With some 10 inches of local snow melting, the National Weather Service’s Paducah office is warning officials of flooding possibilities this weekend as 3 inches of rain is expected between Saturday night and Monday.

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Britton Shurley appreciates the beauty in the mundane and celebrates it throughout his newly published debut poetry chapbook, “Spinning the Vast Fantastic.”

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LANSING, Mich. — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself Thursday, hours after being charged with turning his Michigan gym into a hub of human trafficking by coercing girls to train and then abusing them.

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MURRAY — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, university leaders are looking ahead to what the summer and fall semesters will look like.

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The Paducah Fire Department is hoping to receive over $830,000 in federal grant funding, in an effort to hire three additional firefighters to join the ranks and use the funds to cover their salaries for three years.

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• Marshall County High School SBDM — special called meeting, 3 p.m., MCHS main office.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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A burglary interrupted a non-profit’s daily schedule this week, as St. Vincent De Paul in Paducah had a part in its van stolen.

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The Paducah City Commission discussed the strategic plan again Tuesday, as staff presented a draft version of the proposal, which featured the top 12 priorities developed by officials at a planning retreat held earlier this month.

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NEW YORK — Bobby Shmurda, a once up-and-coming rapper thanks to a hit music video that popularized the “Shmoney dance,” was paroled on Tuesday after spending more than four years behind bars for a drug gang conviction.

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FENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The viral pandemic has triggered a cascade of price hikes throughout America's auto industry — a surge that has made both new and used vehicles unaffordable for many.

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If folks haven’t had enough of snow, ice and cold, there’s another opportunity to get a frigid fix with the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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Police officers who put a hood over the head of a mentally distraught Black man, then pressed his body against the pavement until he stopped breathing will not face criminal charges after a grand jury declined to indict them, New York's attorney general announced Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON — Health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra told senators Tuesday that confronting the coronavirus pandemic will be his first priority if confirmed, but he also pledged to expand health insurance, rein in prescription drug costs and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in medical care.

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WASHINGTON — COVID-19 vaccine makers told Congress on Tuesday to expect a big jump in the delivery of doses over the coming month, and the companies insist they will be able to provide enough for most Americans to get inoculated by summer.