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With growing concern surrounding COVID-19, the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is replacing its annual D.C. Fly-In with a two-part advocacy effort that will originate out of Paducah.

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With the start of the semester on the horizon and one of the weirdest summers on record in the rearview mirror, local educators are preparing to work with students that lost more than the usual amount of ground over the break.

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Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman addressed reopening schools and efforts to help school districts Thursday, as many students across the commonwealth will resume instruction this month amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Starfish Orphan Ministry’s Laura Roberts was “absolutely blown away” Thursday after hearing Leadership Paducah Class No. 33’s big news. It’s giving more than $112,000 to the nonprofit.

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With growing concern surrounding COVID-19, the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is replacing its annual D.C. Fly-In with a two-part advocacy effort that will originate out of Paducah.

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With the start of the semester on the horizon and one of the weirdest summers on record in the rearview mirror, local educators are preparing to work with students that lost more than the usual amount of ground over the break.

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There are two kinds of bad bugs: the sneaky ones that hide and those readily visible. The sneaky ones do damage before you are aware of it. At least the visible ones give us an early chance to control.

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The Yeiser Art Center snagged a valuable lifeline earlier this month, as the Paducah institution received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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TODAYPaducah Parks and Recreation presents Street Beats concert series, 6-8 p.m., downtown Paducah Gazebo, Second and Broadway.

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• Interstate 24, milepoint 2.8 at the Ky. 305 Paducah Exit 3 interchange extending through the I-24/U.S. 60 Exit 4 Interchange to mile point 4.8 just beyond Perkins Creek Bridge, one lane and 13-feet maximum load width restriction, bridge deck overlay and maintenance work, Sunday night throu…

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FRANKFORT — Kentucky's governor on Thursday extended his mask-wearing requirement to combat the coronavirus and announced that the state fair will be limited to participants only.

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LOUISVILLE — A lawsuit challenging former Gov. Matt Bevin's practice of blocking some people on Twitter and Facebook has been settled with the current governor, who has committed to allowing “robust” discourse on the governor's official social media accounts.

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NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associ…

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WASHINGTON — Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money are teetering on the brink of collapse after a marathon meeting in the Capitol Thursday night generated a wave of recriminations but little progress on the top issues confronting negotiators.

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Superintendent Donald Shively addressed Rotarians on Wednesday about the upcoming school year for the Paducah Independent School District, in the wake of many planned adjustments for COVID-19.

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A nationwide horticultural whodunit has found its way to western Kentucky as a McCracken County resident received unsolicited seeds of an unknown origin earlier this week.

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The Agenda is a list of government meetings today.

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Arlene Norvell (left), of Murphysboro, Ill., and Aaliyah Leflore (center) and Christine Cockrell, both of Paducah, unroll a banner commemorating the “Lost Community” of Lincoln Heights at the opening ceremony for the Eighth of August celebration Wednesday evening at the W.C. Young Community …

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Emi Hensel (right) and her husband, Travis Hensel, participate in Market House Theatre’s production of Rapunzel on Wednesday as part of its Summer PlayTime program. The facility opened a temporary outdoor stage and canopy with spaced seating areas, allowing attendees to enjoy productions whi…

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Brookport customers who have outstanding water bills are being urged to contact City Clerk Lori Klotz to arrange a payment schedule as disconnections for nonpayment are scheduled to resume this week.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The state of Illinois is about to invest $40 million into developing an inland river port that officials hope will produce thousands of new jobs and turn the small town of Cairo into a major shipping hub.

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Carlisle County authorities arrested a Burkley man Wednesday in connection with a burglary reported at Wright’s Area 252 Store.

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Hoping for a unique way to mark Paducah’s Emancipation Celebration, the Hotel Metropolitan will be the site of a walk-through, outdoor historical exhibit highlighting Black individuals and their contributions to the area’s history.

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Emily Marshall, 1, of Mayfield, takes a step into the Ohio River at Paducah, accompanied by her mother, Erica Marshall, and brother, Trey Marshall.

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Construction on the musical playground at Paducah’s Noble Park continued Tuesday afternoon, with crews from Harper Construction digging and preparing to lay concrete. A few instruments have already been installed.

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The Paducah Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in solving a break-in at Global Wine and Spirits on James-Sanders Boulevard.

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BEIRUT — A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday that will devote nearly $3 billion a year to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands following its overwhelming approval by both parties in Congress.

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WINDSOR, N.C. — At least four people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people.

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Leigh Landini Wright, an associate professor of journalism at Murray State University, is among 17 journalism professors selected through a competitive process for the Solutions Journalism Educator Academy at the University of Oregon.

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TODAYPaducah/McCracken County Midweek Market, 3-7 p.m., Carson Park.

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A Louisville-based developer, The Marian Group, made its case Monday to waive some parking requirements for its planned historic rehabilitation of the former Walter C. Jetton Junior High School.

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TODAYAllied/Honeywell retirees breakfast, 7 a.m., Waffle Hut, Exit 3 Paducah.

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The pandemic took the wind out of everyone’s sails this year. This was especially true for the famous St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic, which only saw a fraction of its usual crowd. However, event organizers, workers, and attendees were not discouraged, and felt it went as expected.

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Keionah Williams (left) and Paducah Parks & Recreation employee Peyton Newberry clean a gravestone at Oak Grove Cemetery on Saturday. Williams’ mother, Eritrea McCorry, organized the cleanup effort last week after visiting her relatives’ graves and noticing high grass, grime on headstone…

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sturgis is on. The message has been broadcast across social media as South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, braces to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — John Barrett plans to keep his daughter home from elementary school this year in suburban Atlanta, but he wishes she were going. Molly Ball is sending her teenage sons to school in the same district on Monday, but not without feelings of regret.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention said on Saturday, citing the coronavirus.