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About 2,150 Americans die from heart disease every day, according to the American Heart Association, making heart disease the No. 1 killer in the United States. Stroke, which is the No. 5 killer and a leading cause of severe disability, claims the lives of nearly 219,000 each year.

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Concrete curb and gutter work along a closed a section of Joe Clifton Drive in the Carson Park area of Paducah that started Sept. 3 is progressing slower than expected, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The target completion date for the roadway rehabilitation project is bein…

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State Department of Revenue officials spoke with the McCracken County Fiscal Court Monday, updating commissioners on the steps being taken to right the ship in the county's Property Valuation Administrator office.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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Paducah Power System has approved a new energy policy and energy rate for customers who want to generate some of their own electricity using renewable sources such as solar or wind.

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Kate Criner doesn't know exactly what the future holds career-wise, but she sees herself helping people, whatever path she takes.

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Paducah Duplicate Bridge Club is an open not-for-profit organization that welcomes new players at any time. For more information, call 270-564-2823.

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The team of homeschools from the Paducah organization PATCH -- Parents As Teachers in Christian Homes -- won the high school division title in the first Quad A scholastic chess tournament of the season Saturday at McNabb Elementary School.

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Murray State University presents the fifth annual "Swingin' Memories" Homecoming dance this week, featuring the award-winning Murray State University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Band.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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LaDonna Mcclanahan (from left) of Paducah, and Kim and Evan Rives, both of Smithland, participate in the 11th annual Paducah Zombie Walk Saturday evening on Broadway in downtown Paducah. Each year participants are encouraged to bring canned goods to benefit Paducah Family Services, and after…

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Editor's note: This is the second of a six-part series honoring local veterans, leading up to the city of Paducah's inaugural American Hero Day celebration on Nov. 11.

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While west Kentucky may not have been as hard hit as other areas, farmers across the commonwealth are feeling the impact of the driest September since the 1800s.

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Paducah resident Phaith Crider's future home marked a major milestone Saturday when volunteers raised the walls for House No. 73 by Paducah-McCracken County Habitat for Humanity.

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Girls in fifth grade through high school are invited to a fun learning experience at the 2019 STEM 4 Girls Conference at West Kentucky Community and Technical College on Nov. 7.

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LEXINGTON -- Caroline Robinson Washer and Cole Thomas Wilken were united in marriage June 1, 2019, at Keeneland Entertainment Center with Kevin Wooten, minister, officiating.

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• Clark Elementary School SBDM -- meeting, Monday, 3:30 p.m., guidance office.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College is hosting a workshop focused on providing information and training to building awareness and celebrate individuals' cultural and diverse differences.

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Car and race enthusiasts line up for a chance to drag race on Beacon Dragway, 4460 Shemwell Lane, Saturday afternoon for the 10th annual Ratoberfest. The one-day car and bike show is put together to benefit the Marshall County Exceptional Center, an area non-profit designed to serve individu…

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Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss at Baptist Health Paducah during an information session set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in Barnes Auditorium, located on the second floor of the Carson-Myre Heart Center. Reservations are required by phoning 270-575-8462 or by registering on…

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The city of Paducah is hosting a Shift Workshop in November bringing together creative and business professionals to collaborate and create project and/or event plans that could enhance and grow Paducah's economy.

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BENTON ­-- Dale and Jennifer McKendree of Benton and Byford and Diane Temple of Benton announces the upcoming marriage of their children Kaylee Shea McKendree and Tyler Austin Temple.

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River is a roughly 1-year-old tricolored American Bully at the McCracken County Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Road in Paducah. She weighs 55 pounds. River is a very sweet girl who recently had a litter, which is at the shelter too. She needs to be the only animal in the home — no dogs or cats.

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The Baptist Health Paducah Congregational Network of Healthcare will offer free health screenings at a Community Health Fair at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 830 Oscar Cross Ave. in Paducah, from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 19.

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American Cruise Lines riverboat America docks itself on the banks of Paducah's riverfront Friday morning before continuing down the Ohio River for the rest of its tour. America is an overnight riverboat that cruises the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. ACL's Queen of the M…

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MURRAY -- The new Chick-fil-A restaurant at Murray State University will hold a grand opening celebration 4-6 p.m. Tuesday in the Curris Center.

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James Hicks (from left) of Owensboro; Scott Johnson of Louisville; Tim Hubbell of Mount Vernon, Ill.; Evan P'Pool of Louisville; and Timothy Collins of Murphysboro, Tenn., represent the 17th Kentucky Infantry for the Union on Friday afternoon as they keep warm around a fire during Columbus-B…

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Trying to stay within a food budget can be difficult. Some common ways to maintain a budget are to plan meals, make a list, and not to shop for food in the store when you're hungry. Another fun way is to sign up for a cooking on a budget course at West Kentucky Community and Technical Colleg…

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A lifelong dream will come true tonight on the stage at the Carson Center as McKynleigh Alden Abraham becomes the first Paducahan to return to her hometown as part of a touring Broadway company.

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McCracken County High School is taking part in its second year of the Community EcoThink program, a critical thinking program launched in January by Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership. The program helps students find sustainable solutions to local environmental challenges.

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Peonies are among our most gorgeous flowering plants and one that is suitable for any garden. They provide a dramatic transition from early spring's flush of color to early summer. They usher in May by blooming on May Day, bloom through Mother's Day, and continue to the end of the month. A p…

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Cold War Patriots, a community resource organization advocating for worker benefits, will host a free Cold War Patriots Official National Day of Remembrance Ceremony on Oct. 23 in Paducah to honor Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and Allied Chemical Plant workers. The event is from 9:30 a.m.-…

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Heartland CARES Inc., western Kentucky's only service organization for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), will present "HIV/AIDS: Growing in Knowledge" on Nov. 7 at Murray State University's Paducah campus on Sunset Avenue.

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The Healthy Beginnings community baby shower is set for Saturday, Oct. 19, in Paducah, where parents can learn information about SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), receive free screenings and check out vendors.

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Steve Christmas, area balloon artist, prepares balloon hats Thursday evening for children and adults alike at the seventh annual Howl at the Moon festival, a festival the McCracken County Library hosts in its garden that serves to bring the community together to celebrate autumn under a brig…

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An argument over money led to the stabbing of two men and the arrest of a Paducah teen Thursday, according to the McCracken County sheriff's office.

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Leaves begin to turn yellow near Schultz Park in downtown Paducah as the autumn season begins. Today's forecast shows a high of 79 degrees with a low of 36, and a 90% chance of precipitation.

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BENTON -- All statements, including the confession alleged Marshall County High School shooter Gabe Parker made to police, will remain part of the case record per an order filed Thursday by Marshall Circuit Judge Jamie Jameson.

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Abstract shapes and swirls, a sunrise, birds and butterflies and balloons -- over the past few weeks, these splashes of color have popped up on formerly drab green utility boxes dotting Noble Park.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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LOUISVILLE -- Teachers in at least eight rural Kentucky school districts are receiving anti-Andy Beshear messages sent to their district-issued email accounts weeks before November's election.

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Fishermen from several different countries will be angling for a share of $15,000 in prize money this weekend in Ballard County, taking part in the first International Asian Carp Tournament.