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A branch of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has come together with the Paducah community to raise awareness of and work to prevent suicide with a walk at WKCTC’s campus Saturday.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans traffic signal operational changes during the overnight hours for a section of U.S. 45-Business/Kentucky Avenue in Paducah starting Monday.

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Paducah has met its Sept. 30 obligation of funds deadline for a $10.4 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant — a big haul for the riverfront.

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When it comes to carpentry, it pays to be accurate. “Measure twice and cut once” is an often-quoted saying in the business. There is no doubt that Jacob Kell has an accurate eye, having won championships in the Kentucky Scholastic 3-D Archery program.

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Kenergy apprentice lineman Alex Wood works to free and lower a dummy in a hurtman rescue competition during the Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo at Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative Thursday. Linemen from across the state are participating in the skills competition, which continues today.

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Members of the Columbia Art House board are inviting the community to an “American Graffiti”-inspired block party on Saturday where attendees can participate in free activities, check out vintage cars and learn more about the efforts to restore the former Columbia Theater building.

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Most of us are familiar with the story of Job in the Bible. It still stands as the best theodicy ever written. It still causes us to question and ponder the suffering in the world. It reminds us that there are things in the world, and beyond, that we cannot fathom — much less understand. Job…

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A Calloway County woman faces a federal charge for the alleged theft of a firearm, after pleading guilty in state court to a burglary charge alleged to have involved Gary Rowland, the man police have said shot and killed Calloway County Deputy Jody Cash in May.

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The Sports Tourism Commission voted on Tuesday in a special-called meeting to approve agreements with Peck Flannery Gream Warren (PFGW) Architects and Bacon Farmer Workman to begin design and survey work for Paducah and McCracken County’s outdoor sports complex project at the former Bluegras…

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Made to Stay, a local nonprofit, honored its founders David and Carol Wright Wednesday, following their retirement in July.

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Beginning Monday, a section of Pines Road will be closed to traffic for the replacement of two drainage culverts. The metal culverts crossing under Pines Road near the intersection with Whitney Drive have deteriorated. The contractor will replace the culverts with concrete culverts and headw…

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Broncs, bulls and cowboys will make their way to Mayfield this weekend as part of the Northeast Regional Tour Rodeo Finals.

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A national cleanup workshop panel comprised of federal and contractor leaders and community stakeholders from across the U.S. Department of Energy complex shared insights into succession planning to help develop the Office of Environmental Management’s future workforce.

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The Paducah Independent School District Board accepted the donation of property from the city of Paducah at its Monday meeting to enhance its soccer area behind the Walter Jetton School.

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Barkley Regional Airport officials who participated in the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce’s recent D.C. Fly-In provided an update to Airport Authority board members at Monday’s meeting.

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A planned Paducah City Commission update at Tuesday night’s meeting on the progress of renovating the Robert Cherry Civic Center was derailed after a semi truck crashed into the building earlier that morning.

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Three drivers were injured and the Robert Cherry Civic Center sustained significant damage after a semi driver crashed into the side of the building Tuesday morning.

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The Purchase Chess Foundation hosted its first scholastic chess tournament since February 2020, the USCF Membership Tournament, which was held Saturday at the Paducah Innovation Hub.

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McCracken County Judge-Executive Craig Clymer has approved a burn ban for McCracken County that begins today at 4 p.m., per a press release from the McCracken County Office of Emergency Management. 

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McCracken County Fiscal Court approved a raise for the county’s health tax from 2.4 cents per $100 in property value to 3.0 cents at its meeting Monday evening. This is the first time the health tax was increased in more than 30 years.

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The 911 Communications Oversight Committee reviewed options for a possible governing board with Paducah and McCracken County representatives for the current 911 communications system at its meeting Monday afternoon.

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The McCracken County Jail hosted its 11th workforce training graduation on Monday at the jail annex. The jail began a workforce training reentry program called Project Phoenix in 2019.

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Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the city of Paducah for its Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.

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After two years of scaled-back events, new organizers and a new layout, and temperatures around 100 degrees during setup, some nerves were on edge as this year’s Barbecue on the River prepared to kick off.

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For the nearly 25 years since her sister was killed at Heath High School, Christina Ellegood has ridden a roller coaster — not only the tidal patterns of grief abating and returning, but the recurring anxiety that her sister’s killer could eventually be released.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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Thursday, autumn arrived officially. For me, autumn really begins when the aroma of the first baked gingerbread of the season permeates the house. It is not just any from scratch recipe, it is George Washington’s Gingerbread recipe. It may not have been his recipe, but it is best I have ever…

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court is scheduled to reconsider a motion at its meeting Monday evening that, if approved, would increase the county’s health department tax for the first time in over 30 years.

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After nearly a week’s delay, Heath High School shooter Michael Carneal is expected to learn the fate of his parole case Monday morning.

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The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual D.C. Fly-In may be over, but the work to follow up on the information received during the whirlwind two-day advocacy effort is just beginning.

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Fancy Farm Elementary School in Graves County was one of seven schools in Kentucky and one of 297 schools nationwide to earn Blue Ribbon Schools recognition from the U.S. Department of Education.

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The number of new cases of COVID-19 in McCracken County continues to decline this week, and the number of Kentucky counties at the highest incidence rate is also on the way down.

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Hadley Niedermier (left) and her father, Zack Niedermier, of Benton, play in a recreational area at Barbecue on the River in downtown Paducah on Friday afternoon. The festival wraps up today, with bands scheduled to play through midnight, and temperatures expected to reach into the mid-80s.

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The West Kentucky Heart Walk, one of more than 300 walks the American Heart Association hosts annually across the nation, returns to an in-person format this year to help raise funds for research and treatment of cardiovascular disease and strokes.

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• Paducah Board of Education — meeting, 5 p.m. Monday, Seminar Room at Paducah Innovation Hub, 500 S. 25th St., Paducah.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings on Monday.

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Three high schools in the Jackson Purchase region were among the 43 Kentucky public high schools to have received the prestigious College Success Award from GreatSchools.org, a nonprofit national organization providing school information to parents and families.

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Marshall County High School senior Cheyenne Chilton has a lot of welding history in her family, which is why she chose welding as a focus of study.

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Smoke returned to the water Thursday, as Paducah’s annual Barbecue on the River festival returned for the first time following two years of pared-down events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BikeWorld, Bikes and Fitness of Paducah was named among the top bicycle retailers in the United States and has been granted a Platinum level 2022 Bicycle Retailer Excellence Award by the National Bicycle Dealers Association.