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Normally at this time of year, Metropolis city and community leaders would be busily preparing for the annual Superman Celebration, which at its peak has drawn an estimated 40,000 people to the southern Illinois town.

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MAYFIELD — With some COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the Graves County Public Library is still closed to the public. However, the library is offering a new curbside service.

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The mystery surrounding the disappearance of David Boggs began in the summer of 2018, with the sending an “inappropriate image” and thousands of dollars in extortion, according to Paducah police.

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The Paducah Fire Department is seeking more than $767,000 in federal grant funding, in order to hire three additional firefighters.

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Almost two years after Winchester-based GenCanna Global received approval to develop the former AmerisourceBergen building in downtown Paducah into a multi-faceted hemp operation, the 120,000 square-foot building remains idle.

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BENTON — Many have answers, some irascible, for why America is divided; one Marshall group is instead asking if the divide is necessary.

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The McCracken County Sports Tourism Commission continued working on its project to acquire and lease portable sports courts to the Paducah-McCracken County Convention and Expo Center during its Wednesday meeting as they went through contract notes with the facility’s management company.

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The city of Paducah terminated a roughly $4.947 million contract Tuesday with a construction company regarding its Pump Station No. 2 rehabilitation project at North Sixth Street.

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To his colleagues, Jeff Hines was a judge at home in the courtroom, respected and fair, with a relatable manner. To his brother-in-law, Hines was a family man. To community organizations, Hines was a supporter and valuable advocate. To all, he was unforgettable for his humor and love of life.

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Erin Lewis, librarian for the McCracken County Public Library, loads books into the back of an SUV on Wednesday afternoon as part of the library’s new curbside service. The library parking lot has designated spaces divided by orange traffic cones where patrons can park after they place a hol…

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The city of Paducah proposes a balanced budget for fiscal 2021, as officials work through the annual budget process and make adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court moved closer to locking in a budget for its next fiscal year Tuesday as it held the last scheduled financial planning workshop.

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While COVID-19 has made changes to the state’s primary election necessary, every effort has been made to keep the process fair for everyone, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams said Tuesday.

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Patricia Williams, of Paducah, manages the health of a flower bed at the entryway of Noble Park on Tuesday afternoon. Williams is part of the Paducah Garden Club, a local non-profit founded in 1921 and led by 42 women that maintain various gardens throughout the region.

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A man was taken into custody after a situation with police caused a near-complete closure of an area neighborhood for several hours Monday.

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BENTON — Marshall County school district employees will get a 1% raise across the board in the $60.4 million budget for the 2020-21 school year, which was approved on first reading by the school board through Zoom last week.

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A variety of high contact businesses — including tattoo parlors, barbershops and hair salons — opened their doors for the first time since mid-March on Monday as Team Kentucky’s Healthy at Work plan continues to progress.

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Government defendants in a lawsuit alleging whistleblower retaliation and wrongful discharge of a former Marshall County dispatcher denied her claims in a response to the lawsuit.

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This alligator was spotted by Marshall County lake visitors Saturday at Kentucky Lake near the paddleboat area close to Kentucky Dam. The alligator was later found near a road by a conservation officer with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife bearing injuries believed to have been s…

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Despite some delays, the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization is anticipating significant revenue this year from the ongoing transfer of surplus assets from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

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At 25, Kelvin Richardson pleaded guilty to shooting a woman in the arm while holding others hostage, only surrendering when a Louisville SWAT team stormed his house, according to media reports at the time.

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In recognition of Memorial Day, Ron Water (from left), of Calvert City, Mike Flowers and Gordon Williams, both of Paducah, install crosses with the names of Vietnam veterans from the region at Dolly McNutt Memorial Plaza in downtown Paducah. The Vietnam veterans monument at the plaza is insc…

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Face masks or coverings are part of a new normal in the COVID-19 era — at least for now — as Kentuckians may wear them for work, grocery runs, shopping, hospital visits and other everyday activities.

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The COVID-19 testing site set up at Graves County High School tested 589 people over a three-day period, a Kroger official said. The operation ran Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from early morning until late afternoon.

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McCracken County’s COVID-19 case total nears 90, heading into the Memorial Day weekend.

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The man accused of shooting a local special education teacher to death showed “absolutely no remorse” and even blamed the teacher for her own death, according to a detective’s testimony at a preliminary hearing Friday.

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Kate Criner, the valedictorian of the Paducah Tilghman High School Class of 2020, has been named a U.S. Presidential Scholar from nearly 5,600 candidates selected from high schools around the country.

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A family enjoys their Friday afternoon at picnic tables set up on Market House Square in downtown Paducah after the city closed the street to traffic for the weekend as restaurants expand their outdoor seating. Market House Square will be closed to vehicular traffic every weekend from 3 p.m …

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MAYFIELD — A Mayfield man who had acted in numerous TV and film projects, including an Emmy Award-winning cable comedy series and a horror movie filmed in Graves County nearly three years ago, fatally shot himself after reportedly shooting and injuring a woman Tuesday, police said.

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The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization approved a $25,000 grant request from the UK School of Engineering on Wednesday which will help fund development of a makerspace facility at the Paducah location.

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A meeting of the Paducah City Commission and McCracken County Fiscal Court on Wednesday brought the group one step closer to filling the former Genova Products facility.

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The woman who accused McCracken Jailer David Knight of retaliation and sexual harassment in a lawsuit is a “disgruntled ex-employee” whose termination was lawful, according to an attorney for Knight and the McCracken County Fiscal Court.

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Ben Canella pressure washes the sidewalk outside of Doe’s Eat Place on Thursday afternoon in downtown Paducah. The eatery is preparing to reopen today as restaurants throughout Kentucky may open at 33% capacity inside with more outside.

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While Congress has rightfully provided relief for families and businesses affected by a government-induced economic shutdown, now is the time to focus on reopening the economy and getting back to a normal way of life.

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The Paducah-McCracken County Senior Center is located at H.C. Mathis Drive and there’s no current plans to change that, according to officials Wednesday, after confusion arose from McCracken County Fiscal Court’s budget workshop.

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With Wednesday’s approval of a design contract, the McCracken County Sports Tourism Commission took another step in its mission to create a new sports complex.

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The city of Paducah is adding outdoor amenities like certain parks and expanded downtown dining options to reopenings Friday, as it continues trying to restart the economy while controlling the spread of COVID-19.

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The McCracken County High School Class of 2020 live-streamed its graduation ceremony last week in a total 15-hour presentation that took three days to complete. On Friday, the school will introduce a video compilation of those ceremonies in one production.

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Months of social distancing, business shutdowns, layoffs and other fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic are taking a toll on mental health, according to counselors.

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court continued to grapple with the coming year’s budget in a workshop Tuesday, this time covering the general departments, the sheriff’s department and outside agency funding.

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MAYFIELD — A man who was convicted earlier this year of murdering a mother in her home was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole Monday.

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MAYFIELD — With some COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the Graves County Public Library is still closed to the public. However, the library is offering a new curbside service.

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The mystery surrounding the disappearance of David Boggs began in the summer of 2018, with the sending an “inappropriate image” and thousands of dollars in extortion, according to Paducah police.

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The Paducah Fire Department is seeking more than $767,000 in federal grant funding, in order to hire three additional firefighters.

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Almost two years after Winchester-based GenCanna Global received approval to develop the former AmerisourceBergen building in downtown Paducah into a multi-faceted hemp operation, the 120,000 square-foot building remains idle.

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BENTON — Many have answers, some irascible, for why America is divided; one Marshall group is instead asking if the divide is necessary.

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When Mother Nell (Mrs. James Smith) lived in what is now Whitehaven Welcome Center (I-24, Exit 7), she was the first to have hanging baskets of Boston ferns on her front porch.

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The man accused of kidnapping his sister and causing a day-long standoff with police Monday pleaded not guilty Thursday.

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• Interstate 24 westbound lanes, mile point 4.8 near the Perkins Creek Bridge extending westward through the U.S. 60 Exit 4 interchange to mile point 2.8 just past the Ky. 305 Paducah Exit 3 interchange, one lane and load-width restriction (13 feet), starting Monday through June, bridge deck…

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The McCracken County Sports Tourism Commission continued working on its project to acquire and lease portable sports courts to the Paducah-McCracken County Convention and Expo Center during its Wednesday meeting as they went through contract notes with the facility’s management company.

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The city of Paducah terminated a roughly $4.947 million contract Tuesday with a construction company regarding its Pump Station No. 2 rehabilitation project at North Sixth Street.

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To his colleagues, Jeff Hines was a judge at home in the courtroom, respected and fair, with a relatable manner. To his brother-in-law, Hines was a family man. To community organizations, Hines was a supporter and valuable advocate. To all, he was unforgettable for his humor and love of life.

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Erin Lewis, librarian for the McCracken County Public Library, loads books into the back of an SUV on Wednesday afternoon as part of the library’s new curbside service. The library parking lot has designated spaces divided by orange traffic cones where patrons can park after they place a hol…

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LEDBETTER — Tuesday, May 26. Markets totaled 456 head. Compared to last week: slaughter cows, steady; slaughter bulls, steady; feeder steers, unevenly steady; feeder heifers, steady to $2 higher.

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Daisy Wilkerson, 2020 graduate of Livingston County High School, poses as her family takes photos of her in her cap and gown on Market House Square recently in downtown Paducah.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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A Graves County man faces drug-trafficking charges after authorities seized almost 5 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office.

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The city of Paducah proposes a balanced budget for fiscal 2021, as officials work through the annual budget process and make adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court moved closer to locking in a budget for its next fiscal year Tuesday as it held the last scheduled financial planning workshop.

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While COVID-19 has made changes to the state’s primary election necessary, every effort has been made to keep the process fair for everyone, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams said Tuesday.

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Patricia Williams, of Paducah, manages the health of a flower bed at the entryway of Noble Park on Tuesday afternoon. Williams is part of the Paducah Garden Club, a local non-profit founded in 1921 and led by 42 women that maintain various gardens throughout the region.

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Carson Gilliam (left) and Paul Key, of Murray’s Sunway Energy Solutions, install solar panels on the rooftop of Family Service Society on Joe Clifton Drive in Paducah. According to Sunway, these panels will provide Family Service Society with 7,000 kilowatt hours of energy per year.

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A team of international researchers, including Esther Malm, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Murray State University, has been awarded a grant to study community health care practices used for children with developmental disabilities in the western African country of Ghana.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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John Fitzgerald, owner/operator of The King’s House, stands outside of his new restaurant Tuesday afternoon at 1191 Martin Luther King Drive in Paducah’s Lower Town. The King’s House is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until people stop ordering and offers a menu of various options.

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A man was taken into custody after a situation with police caused a near-complete closure of an area neighborhood for several hours Monday.

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Five people were injured in a three-vehicle crash that closed down the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 for about five hours Monday night between Mile Markers 4 and 5.

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BENTON — Marshall County school district employees will get a 1% raise across the board in the $60.4 million budget for the 2020-21 school year, which was approved on first reading by the school board through Zoom last week.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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A variety of high contact businesses — including tattoo parlors, barbershops and hair salons — opened their doors for the first time since mid-March on Monday as Team Kentucky’s Healthy at Work plan continues to progress.

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Government defendants in a lawsuit alleging whistleblower retaliation and wrongful discharge of a former Marshall County dispatcher denied her claims in a response to the lawsuit.

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This alligator was spotted by Marshall County lake visitors Saturday at Kentucky Lake near the paddleboat area close to Kentucky Dam. The alligator was later found near a road by a conservation officer with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife bearing injuries believed to have been s…

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Despite some delays, the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization is anticipating significant revenue this year from the ongoing transfer of surplus assets from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

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At 25, Kelvin Richardson pleaded guilty to shooting a woman in the arm while holding others hostage, only surrendering when a Louisville SWAT team stormed his house, according to media reports at the time.

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In recognition of Memorial Day, Ron Water (from left), of Calvert City, Mike Flowers and Gordon Williams, both of Paducah, install crosses with the names of Vietnam veterans from the region at Dolly McNutt Memorial Plaza in downtown Paducah. The Vietnam veterans monument at the plaza is insc…

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Ian Bastida, of Graves County, plays his violin at the corner of Broadway and Second Street in downtown Paducah as families enjoy street vendors and carriage rides as small businesses begin to reopen throughout the local community, as well as the commonwealth.

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The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to host a series of webinars this week, each related to COVID-19 and economic recovery.

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• Lone Oak Elementary SBDM — 4 p.m., Tuesday, call 270-538-4120 to attend.

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Face masks or coverings are part of a new normal in the COVID-19 era — at least for now — as Kentuckians may wear them for work, grocery runs, shopping, hospital visits and other everyday activities.