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Carlisle County High School senior Hannah Draper sees a future career in helping other people through nursing, following in her mother’s footsteps.

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Free cedar Christmas tree permits and information including maps and cutting guidelines will be available through Dec. 24 on the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area website: www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations. Permits can only be obtained online.

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — From appliance stores in the United States to food markets in Hungary and gas stations in Poland, rising consumer prices fueled by high energy costs and supply chain disruptions are putting a pinch on households and businesses worldwide.

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — From appliance stores in the United States to food markets in Hungary and gas stations in Poland, rising consumer prices fueled by high energy costs and supply chain disruptions are putting a pinch on households and businesses worldwide.

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While the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is often marked by big sales and hectic shopping scenes, some nonprofits are encouraging people to remember the holidays are also a time of giving.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to temporarily close the U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge between Paducah and Brookport, Illinois, on Wednesday.

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Countries around the world slammed their doors shut again to try to keep the new omicron variant at bay Monday, even as more cases of the mutant coronavirus emerged and scientists raced to figure out just how dangerous it might be.

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WASHINGTON -- Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there's no middle ground in Wednesday's showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or wipe it away altogether.

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Kentucky Career Centers added 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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Shirley Logue, third from left, general manager of the Hinkleville Road McDonald’s restaurant in Paducah, has won the Ray Kroc Award, an accolade that recognizes the top performing McDonald’s restaurant managers globally. Logue was one of 390 McDonald’s restaurant managers around the world, …

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Kelly LeNeave was recently promoted to a senior vice president at Paducah Bank. He continues to serve as the director of information and technology. The 20-year Paducah Bank veteran is a 2002 Murray State University graduate, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

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Hera is a 9-year-old terrier mix at the McCracken County Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Road. She is unaltered, current on shots and microchipped. She tested positive for heartworm, but would go home with full treatment. Hera would be a great addition to a home. She is sweet and loves to cuddl…

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The new Lone Oak Middle School building that opened on Oct. 26 is a sight to behold, but there are several other construction projects on the McCracken County School District’s to-do list this year.

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With Thanksgiving and Black Friday now over, the holiday shopping season moves full steam ahead with Small Business Saturday, where shoppers are encouraged to support local small businesses.

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Our idealized traditional Christmas scenes and traditions come to us courtesy of Currier & Ives. Snow scenes, ice skating and bringing home the freshly cut Christmas tree were popularized by their inexpensive lithographs of America life in the mid-late 1800s.

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One of the many murals on display on Paducah’s floodwall shows a scrapbook page with newspaper clippings and three photos featuring people dressed as Native Americans. This mural, by Herb Roe of Robert Dafford Murals, depicts what was at the time one of the largest events to take place in Pa…

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DRAFFENVILLE — Since taking the reins of the Marshall County Parks department, Director Britney Hargrove’s passion has been to bring facilities to Marshall County and Mike Miller Park that will give those with disabilities a safe place to play and enjoy.

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After receiving several calls and complaints, the city of Metropolis has changed its schedule for yard debris pick-up.

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The Pennyrile Area Development District is seeking participation from the community to provide “input on Kentucky’s Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan 2022-45 draft,” according to a news release.

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There are a number of jobs that may be considered “thankless.” That may be too harsh a word, but they are jobs that often get overlooked or that people know little about what those workers do until they are needed.

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Will Mitchum is in his third year in the carpentry program at the Murray-Calloway County Area Technology Center, but carpentry is only one program he has studied — and he plans on picking up a third.

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I suspect that I am not the only person for whom Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday. Most other national holidays (Christmas excepted) are, for me, straightforward. There may be family traditions or expectations around the others, but they do not seem nearly as freighted as those around t…

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As event organizers were preparing to illuminate the night sky and turn on the holiday light display at Bob Noble Park for the first time this season, the sounds of hooves trotting on pavement and sleigh bells filled the air. Families then cleared the pathway for three horse carriages to mak…

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Baptist Health Paducah and West Kentucky Community and Technical College have recently collaborated to develop a “3D lung nodule tool” that will be used by health care professionals for patient education.

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced Thursday.

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HONG KONG (AP) — A renowned Chinese fashion photographer has apologized for her past work after online critics called it insulting to the Chinese people and fashion house Dior removed one of her photos from a show in Shanghai.

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Wild Health team members Shunda Pettigrew and Amy Ashby have been administering rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 since Oct. 18, as part of the Caldwell County School District’s participation in the Kentucky Department of Education Test to Stay program.

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school pupils amid a new wave of infections sweeping acros…

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ROME (AP) — Pope Francis told Lebanon’s prime minister on Thursday that he was praying that God would help Lebanon “get up” and get back on its feet following an unprecedented economic crisis that has thrown three quarters of the country’s 6 million people, including a million Syrian refugee…

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday brushed aside complaints from fellow Democrats about signing a Republican measure aimed at financially protecting workers who refuse to get COVID-19 vaccines by declaring, “leadership means seeking compromise.”

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah Site is constructing a key facility in the cleanup of the former gaseous diffusion plant.