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The city of Paducah and Mayor Brandi Harless are organizing small group discussions for local residents to talk about concerns and experiences related to racial disparities and propose ideas for inclusion, involvement and diversity, the city announced Thursday.

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Terrance Adams, director of the Lourdes Orthopedic Service Line, speaks during a prayer service Thursday at the Serenity Garden of the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center. The prayer service was prompted by the May 25 death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis and the …

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NEW ORLEANS — Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans was planning on a 20th anniversary crowd of thousands. Now it's working to avoid crowds by selling a limited number of scheduled tickets and holding all anniversary commemorations - including an annual D-…

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RICHMOND, Va. — A towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee will be removed as soon as possible from Richmond's Monument Avenue, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday, pledging the state will no longer “preach a false version of history.”

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LOUISVILLE — Staging their own protest, some Louisville police officers walked out on the mayor to express their frustration amid demonstrations in the Kentucky city over police interactions with blacks.

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PORTLAND, Maine — Eric Pray is used to shipping seafood all over the country. But since the coronavirus took hold, he has shifted his focus closer to home — selling lobsters from a homemade tank in his garage.

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LONDON — A vaccine summit hosted by Britain on Thursday raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as experts wrestled with the difficult question of how any potential vaccine against the new coronavirus might be distributed globally — and fairly.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Hollywood celebrities, musicians and political leaders gathered in front of the golden casket of George Floyd at a fiery memorial Thursday for the man whose death at the hands of police sparked global protests, with a civil rights leader declaring it is time for black people to…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The family of a popular barbecue chef killed in a clash with law enforcement said he was protecting his restaurant amid chaos caused when officers began pelting people with pepper balls.

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When Steve Carter began his duties as superintendent of the McCracken County School District last July, he could not have foreseen how his first school year with the Mustangs would end.

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Project Speak Life Inc. will present an online forum Friday with Paducah mayoral candidates and others, in an effort to create space for dialogue that will lead to “decisive action.”

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Video released by Louisville police showing a black man's fatal encounter with law enforcement raises “more questions than it answers," an attorney for the family said Wednesday as people close to the popular barbecue chef wondered how he ended up a casualty of the unrest.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at some of its stores in the wake of the killing of George Floyd that has set off sometimes violent demonstrations against police brutality and injustice against African Americans.

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The sale of its assets to a long-term investor will allow Winchester-based GenCanna Global to continue its hemp-related operations in Kentucky, the company announced Tuesday.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Minnesota on Tuesday launched a civil rights investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department in hopes of forcing widespread changes following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for minute…

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm — the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many cases to wear masks, along with the police using tear gas, could fuel new transm…

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NEW YORK (AP) — It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring law and order. On the right, a tear-gassed young woman vomiting in a Washington street.

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LOUISVILLE — Video released by police shows a popular barbecue stand operator firing a gun as officers approached his business in Louisville shortly before he was shot to death, the city's acting police chief said Tuesday.

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Diane Davis wipes away tears after bringing flowers Tuesday to a memorial for David Dorn, a retired captain with the St. Louis Police Department, who was killed early Tuesday while working security for a pawn shop in St. Louis.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A charity organization that supports the police department in Kentucky's largest city said it was not involved in the creation of a fundraising website under the name of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was killed by law enforcement in her home.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Six Atlanta police officers were charged Tuesday after dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car and shooting them with stun guns while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd’s death.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Undeterred by curfews, protesters streamed back into the nation's streets Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump pressed governors to put down the violence set off by George Floyd's death and demanded that New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.”

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David Boggs Jr., the former executive director of Paducah’s Barbecue on the River festival, waived extradition proceedings from South Carolina soon after he was arrested on Thursday.

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Protesters again took to the streets of Paducah on Monday night, as nearly 100 people marched and chanted from Lower Town to midtown and back.

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As arts organizations everywhere continue to figure out how to restart operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, Paducah’s Market House Theatre has started its usual summer educational programming with all of it planned to take place over the web.

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The political outcry throughout the nation over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Louisville reverberated Sunday in Paducah.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country convulsed through another night of unrest a…

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On-campus operations for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System — including West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah — have been approved to begin today.

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LONDON (AP) — Nations around the world have watched in horror at the civil unrest in the United States following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck until he stopped breathing.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company.

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HOUSTON (AP) — The mayor of Houston said Saturday that the body of George Floyd, whose death after a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck during an arrest has sparked protests across the U.S, will be returning to the city where he grew up.

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Scenes from the protest in Paducah Sunday evening. The event started as a protest at Noble Park, with a few speakers, then participants held signs along Park Avenue. Eventually protestors marched about three miles from the park to 14th Street and back, then after the main group broke up a sm…

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McCracken County Judge-Executive Craig Clymer set up a memorial at the McCracken County Courthouse in honor of former Judge Jeff Hines, who died Wednesday at age 64. Clymer, who served as both a district and circuit judge alongside Hines, used his own robe and coat rack for the display. “I g…

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Steve Shelton stands outside his Paducah home Friday. He said he’s been unsuccessful thus far getting unemployment assistance from state officials, despite going through the required steps after being laid off in early April.

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The $20 million in bond proceeds for Paducah’s proposed recreation/aquatic center could be used on other projects, but the bond counsel advises “caution,” as it could negatively affect the city’s financial rating.

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Winston is a 4-year-old Great Dane/pit mix at the McCracken County Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Road. He weighs 85 pounds. Winston is a very sweet dog who knows how to sit and gets along great with other dogs. He’s also housebroken.

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Last week we talked about Mother Nell (Mrs. James Smith) having the first hanging baskets on her front porch in Paducah. That tradition continued when her home became the Whitehaven Welcome Center (I-24, Exit 7).

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NEW ORLEANS — Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans was planning on a 20th anniversary crowd of thousands. Now it's working to avoid crowds by selling a limited number of scheduled tickets and holding all anniversary commemorations - including an annual D-…

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RICHMOND, Va. — A towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee will be removed as soon as possible from Richmond's Monument Avenue, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday, pledging the state will no longer “preach a false version of history.”

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The city of Paducah and event sponsor Independence Bank announced a plan Thursday for the this year’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration that allows for continued social distancing.

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LOUISVILLE — Staging their own protest, some Louisville police officers walked out on the mayor to express their frustration amid demonstrations in the Kentucky city over police interactions with blacks.

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PORTLAND, Maine — Eric Pray is used to shipping seafood all over the country. But since the coronavirus took hold, he has shifted his focus closer to home — selling lobsters from a homemade tank in his garage.

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LONDON — A vaccine summit hosted by Britain on Thursday raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as experts wrestled with the difficult question of how any potential vaccine against the new coronavirus might be distributed globally — and fairly.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Hollywood celebrities, musicians and political leaders gathered in front of the golden casket of George Floyd at a fiery memorial Thursday for the man whose death at the hands of police sparked global protests, with a civil rights leader declaring it is time for black people to…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The family of a popular barbecue chef killed in a clash with law enforcement said he was protecting his restaurant amid chaos caused when officers began pelting people with pepper balls.

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A spill of chicken entrails caused slick conditions along U.S. 51 at the Cairo bridge and into Wickliffe Wednesday morning, transportation officials said.

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When Steve Carter began his duties as superintendent of the McCracken County School District last July, he could not have foreseen how his first school year with the Mustangs would end.

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Project Speak Life Inc. will present an online forum Friday with Paducah mayoral candidates and others, in an effort to create space for dialogue that will lead to “decisive action.”

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• Marshall County High School SBDM, noon today, special called meeting, online https://bit.ly/MarshallCountySchools.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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Baptist Health Paducah will offer a virtual Spokes for Strokes bike tour this month to raise stroke awareness, along with providing funds for life-saving technologies and expanded stroke care services.

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LEDBETTER — Tuesday, June 2. Markets totaled 433 head. Compared to last week: slaughter cows, mostly steady; slaughter bulls, mostly steady; feeder steers, steady to $5 higher; feeder heifers, steady to $5 higher.

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Rebecca Madding (left), executive director of Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema, and John Holt, director of operations, change their marquee to read “It’s chaos, be kind” and “Love one another” Wednesday afternoon outside of the downtown theater.

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LONDON — Thousands of people demonstrated in London on Wednesday against police violence and racial injustice following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which has set off days of unrest in the United States.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Video released by Louisville police showing a black man's fatal encounter with law enforcement raises “more questions than it answers," an attorney for the family said Wednesday as people close to the popular barbecue chef wondered how he ended up a casualty of the unrest.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at some of its stores in the wake of the killing of George Floyd that has set off sometimes violent demonstrations against police brutality and injustice against African Americans.

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The sale of its assets to a long-term investor will allow Winchester-based GenCanna Global to continue its hemp-related operations in Kentucky, the company announced Tuesday.

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City officials announced Tuesday that plans were in the works to bring the Paducah Homegrown Farmers’ Market back to the downtown area on June 13.

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Jerod Matson, of Paducah’s Morris Fencing, installs a wooden fence along the boundary of Carson Park on Joe Clifton Drive on Tuesday afternoon in Paducah. Carson Park is a public space that is utilized for county fairs, tractor shows, rodeos and horse housing and training. The space also fea…

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As summer approaches, lilies like this and other mid-season flowers begin to bloom in the McCracken County region. Temperatures are expected to stay in the low 90s with a chance of rain throughout the week.

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TODAYMarshall County Public Library, Virtual SRP event: Woodland Nature Station, 9 a.m., https://flipgrid.com/woodlandsnature.

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Noah Watson, a graduated homeschool student at the Alma Mater Academy Homeschool of Paducah, was named a college-sponsored National Merit Scholar for the University of Mississippi.

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The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence are urging all high school seniors, college students and returning adults to apply for federal aid this year amid a decline in applications d…

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Minnesota on Tuesday launched a civil rights investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department in hopes of forcing widespread changes following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for minute…

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm — the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many cases to wear masks, along with the police using tear gas, could fuel new transm…

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NEW YORK (AP) — It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring law and order. On the right, a tear-gassed young woman vomiting in a Washington street.

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LOUISVILLE — Video released by police shows a popular barbecue stand operator firing a gun as officers approached his business in Louisville shortly before he was shot to death, the city's acting police chief said Tuesday.

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Diane Davis wipes away tears after bringing flowers Tuesday to a memorial for David Dorn, a retired captain with the St. Louis Police Department, who was killed early Tuesday while working security for a pawn shop in St. Louis.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A charity organization that supports the police department in Kentucky's largest city said it was not involved in the creation of a fundraising website under the name of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was killed by law enforcement in her home.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Six Atlanta police officers were charged Tuesday after dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car and shooting them with stun guns while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd’s death.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Undeterred by curfews, protesters streamed back into the nation's streets Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump pressed governors to put down the violence set off by George Floyd's death and demanded that New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.”

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David Boggs Jr., the former executive director of Paducah’s Barbecue on the River festival, waived extradition proceedings from South Carolina soon after he was arrested on Thursday.

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Protesters again took to the streets of Paducah on Monday night, as nearly 100 people marched and chanted from Lower Town to midtown and back.

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A comprehensive online guide to the June 23 Kentucky primary election is available on the Paducah Sun’s website, paducahsun.com, as well as the websites of each west Kentucky newspaper published by Paxton Media Group and WPSD Local 6.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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A Paducah man is accused of arson after a Sunday night incident that resulted in “minor” building damage.