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Austin Gruner, of Paducah, fishes on the Ohio River Tuesday afternoon, as a quick round of showers moves through the area ahead of potentially severe weather.

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Paducah city commissioners approved a motion to release a 911 system request for proposals on Tuesday sans any altered language on the partnership with McCracken County.

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Paducah’s importance in the inland waterways system will be highlighted next week as the Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) will be hosting its 19th annual Waterways Symposium in Paducah for the first time on Dec. 7 and 8.

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Murray State University will celebrate the holiday season with a pair of special events in December that are free and open to the public, the Town & Gown Holiday Concert and the annual Holidays at Oakhurst.

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In what looks to be the last regularly scheduled 911 Communication Oversight Committee meeting for the time being, the joint Paducah-McCracken County citizen committee recommended the city commission and county fiscal court look into implementing the water meter funding model for the annual …

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Ezra Thomas (left), 6, and Elijah Thomas, 9, toast marshmallows outside the Yeiser Art Center during Dickens of a Christmas and Small Business Saturday in downtown Paducah Saturday morning.

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BROOKPORT — Since the City of Brookport council chambers served as a polling station, the city council meeting was held a week after the election on Tuesday, Nov. 15. All council members were present.

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Cynthia Campbell, of Mayfield, accompanied her husband to a pulmonologist appointment a few months ago. While there, she caught a glimpse of a sign detailing eligibility requirements for low dose CT scans, a screening test for lung cancer. Seeing that she met the eligibility requirements, Ca…

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MAYFIELD — Trap-Neuter-Return is the humane approach to controlling feral cat overpopulation. It’s a community program that involves citizens trapping free-roaming cats around the neighborhood and then bringing them to a clinic.

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BENTON — The Benton Woman’s Club is hosting its biennial Holiday Tour of Homes on December 4 from 1-4:30 p.m. and features four of Marshall County’s most finely decorated homes all decked out for Christmas.

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The Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) has set the maximum homestead exemption at $46,350 for the 2023 and 2024 tax periods, a nearly $6,000 increase from the 2021 and 2022 homestead exemptions.

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Archie Cvengros, of Paducah, helps to load a Christmas tree into his family’s trailer. The family purchased the tree from the Knights of Columbus. All proceeds from the sales — held at the downtown Farmer’s Market — go to provide holiday food baskets for local families.

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The Four Rivers Business Journal, a publication of The Paducah Sun, in partnership with the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, is seeking nominations for the area’s best young leaders.

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Murray State University’s Waterfield Library is hosting an exhibition of paintings by students in Painting II-Painting VII courses. The exhibition will be on view in the Waterfield Library Gallery space through Dec. 6.

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Runners participate in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Turkey Trot 5K and 10K in downtown Paducah Thursday morning. Proceeds from the event go toward scholarships for students to attend the FCA leadership camp at West Kentucky University.

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Across west Kentucky, helping organizations teamed up with sponsors and restaurants to serve as much Thanksgiving Dinner as they could plate.

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Paducah’s downtown merchants are drawing customers in several ways, including turning the mayor into a 12-inch-tall doll hiding in various stores.

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Caden Cunningham is the first high school junior this year to be chosen as the Associated General Contractors of Western Kentucky Technical Center Student of the Week, but his enthusiasm to join the workforce after graduation is as intense as the seniors chosen to the honor.

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For Christians this Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. It is the beginning of the Christian calendar. Two things always come to my mind this time of year. First is the likely pagan background of the day on which Western Christianity celebrates Jesus’ birth. Second is what does it mean to …

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PRINCETON — At the Tuesday, Nov. 15 meeting, Princeton Rotary Club President Al Brunelle received the 2022 AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. The recognition came with a $2,000 prize, which Brunelle chose to donate to the Rotary Foundation.

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The Kentucky Department of Education has honored 11 Paducah Public Schools employees with the Stilwell Award for their dedication and support of education technology during the COVID pandemic.

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According to Gasbuddy, gasoline prices should remain low as Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season.

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Teen Spirit, a annual art exhibition at the Yeiser Art Center featuring artwork from local high school students, is official open at the Yeiser’s gallery in downtown Paducah.

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Months of preparation have paid off for several McCracken County High School theatre students, as the school’s production of “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” was named the top production in Kentucky at the Kentucky Theatre Association’s (KTA) High School Festival.

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Finn Riley, 6, of McCracken County, raises his hands as Paducah’s new Christmas tree lights up at the tree lighting ceremony Tuesday evening.

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Following Monday night’s McCracken County Fiscal Court meeting, Judge-Executive Craig Clymer, in a letter shared with city and county officials and members of the 911 Communication Oversight Committee, reiterated the fiscal court’s position in requesting more time for its members to review t…

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A new regional leadership development program is being launched as Leadership West Kentucky. The goal is to have approximately 30 people in the class with participation from each county represented in the West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance (WKRCA).

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Three officers were sworn in Monday at the Paducah Independent School District Board meeting. They will be the first three officers assigned by the board to the school district’s police department.

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When Heidi Suhrheinrich came on board as executive director of Paducah Cooperative Ministry 24 years ago, the organization’s headquarters comprised “a little house on South Sixth Street” across from a former school that now houses Paducah Head Start.

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McCracken County Farm Bureau has been named as one of six recipients of a Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Educational mini-grant.