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The Rotary Club of Paducah recently gave away hundreds of dictionaries for local school children in McCracken County, although it looked a little different this year with COVID-19.

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The Rotary Club of Paducah recently gave away hundreds of dictionaries for local school children in McCracken County, although it looked a little different this year with COVID-19.

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TODAYPaducah Chamber Small Business virtual webinar, “PPP: From Loan to Grant, Next Steps,” 8 a.m. No cost to attend. Register at paducahchamber.org.

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The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that it spearheaded a multi-jurisdictional drug investigation in Kentucky and Illinois over about four days that led the seizure of crystal methamphetamine, numerous firearms, cash, a stolen vehicle and 11 arrests.

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• Concord Elementary School SBDM — meeting, 8 a.m. Tuesday, conference room.

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A second Illinois man faces multiple charges — including murder — in connection with a shooting Aug. 8 in Paducah involving groups of people attending Emancipation Day festivities.

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Brian K. Clardy, an associate professor of history at Murray State University, has received the Dr. Lonnie E. Maness Award for an article in the Journal of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society in 2020.

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TODAYGraves County Public Library, Lunch Book Club, noon, call 270-247-2911 for more information.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today

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Raven Butler finds chemistry to be the “best of both worlds,” as it features both science and math. It’s a field she’s dreaming about for her career one day.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles Police Department officer suffered minor injuries during an altercation in a police station with a man who wrestled away the officer’s gun, fired it and then ran when another officer shot at him, authorities said.

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The coronavirus that has claimed nearly 1 million lives has underscored the failure of the United Nations to bring countries together to defeat it, prompting renewed calls to reform the world body so that it can meet challenges far different — and more daunting — than t…

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NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing app TikTok from U.S. smartphone app stores around midnight.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters and civil unrest.

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Two cast members of the Market House Theatre’s production of “The Rainbow Fish” — Therese Watson (left) and CoryOn Brooks — perform Thursday during the theatre’s first rehearsed show since ending its season due to COVID-19 in March. All of the actors are outfitted with face shields so that t…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will go “quickly” but his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, implored the Republican-led Senate to hold off on voting on her nomination until after the Nov. 3 election to “let the …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison is on the list. So are John Green and Harper Lee. And John Steinbeck and Margaret Atwood. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association.

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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times last month told investigators he thought Blake was trying to abduct one of his own children and that he opened fire because Blake started turning toward the officer while holding a knife, the officer…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A diverse crowd of hundreds marched in Louisville's streets chanting “Black Lives Matter" on Saturday night, the fourth night of protests after a grand jury declined to charge officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

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A McCracken County High School student made national waves this week when the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids named her one of four Individual Youth Advocates of the Year for 2020 during its Wednesday evening virtual awards ceremony.

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MAYFIELD — Joshua Riley has made it his personal mission to scare up some business for Princess Theaters, organizing and promoting a series of horror movie double features throughout October.

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Tim Cahill has been involved in business development, particularly dealing with bulk commodities and the marine industry, in a career spanning several decades.

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The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a webinar on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness as part of its September Small Business Celebration.

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Glenn Finke, of McCracken County, helps prepare pulled pork Saturday afternoon for the Buzzard Brothers, as a very long line of vehicles waited to pick up food orders at Nissan of Paducah on Park Avenue. The award-winning barbecue team has participated in Barbecue on the River every year sin…

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From Sept. 16-23, the Kentucky Career Centers added the below job openings to its database for the regional employers. Some of the added jobs are listed below (Paducah unless noted otherwise noted):

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Jeff Lawrence, of Lone Oak, works to make deep fried Oreos on Saturday afternoon during Barbecue Off the River. The location by Lone Oak Little Castle was one of many around Paducah that cooked and prepared food for customers to enjoy and to raise money for charities, despite big changes to …

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Sandra Wilson, president and CEO of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, has been chosen to serve as the 2021 Chair of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives (KCCE). Wilson will assume her new role Oct. 1. Wilson began her role at the Paducah chamber in 2013, where she joined on the Ke…

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CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Italy’s coronavirus “Patient No. 1,” whose case confirmed one of the world’s deadliest outbreaks was underway, is taking part in a 180-kilometer (112-mile) relay race as a sign of hope after he himself recovered from weeks in intensive care.

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WASHINGTON — Ahead of the first debate-stage matchup between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, each campaign is promising a stark contrast in policy, personality and preparation.

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LOUISVILLE — Chea Woolfolk searched the crowd until she found the face of the woman she’d come to regard as a second mother. And then she watched the tears roll down Rose Henderson’s cheeks.

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Roman Catholics account for a bit more than 20% of the U.S. population, yet they are on track to hold six of the Supreme Court’s nine seats now that President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill its vacancy.

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TODAYMcCracken County Public Library, Virtual Duck and Goose Calling, 2 p.m., Online at http://facebook.com/mclibdotnet/ or call 270-442-2510 for more information.

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It’s been a busy month for ribbon-cuttings, as Paducah city officials gathered again Friday to celebrate the latest phase on the Greenway Trail, amid similar ceremonies for the Bob Leeper Bridge, Noble Park music playground and one planned Monday for the Noble Park Tennis Courts.

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McCracken County Clerk Julie Griggs provided an update on changes in the upcoming Nov. 3 election due to COVID-19, before Thursday night’s Paducah mayoral forum.

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UNION CITY, Tenn. — Discovery Park of America has announced a pop-up exhibit of presidential campaign buttons that opens Oct. 8 and will be on display at the museum and heritage park though the end of the year. The exhibit will be located in Art Hall, near the current temporary exhibit on wo…

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METROPOLIS, Ill. — So how does an international company like Frito-Lay get the corn for its various corn chips?

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Tori Faughn talks with a customer while Hunter “The Cub” Parker prepares some deep-fried Oreos at Bear and Cub barbecue Thursday as part of BBQ Off the River. Stationed behind Little Castle restaurant on Lone Oak Road, the barbecue vendor is raising money to support Hearts for Babies/Bears C…

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Paducah mayoral candidates answered questions ranging from business growth to Black Lives Matter in their second stage appearance at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, a livestreamed forum Thursday night sponsored by the local chapter of the NAACP.