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The McCracken County Fiscal Court hopes to save as much as $150,000 on inmate health care in the coming fiscal year by contracting with a local doctor in addition to hiring nurses to work onsite at the jail.

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Following two straight quarters with a slight increase in its power cost adjustment (PCA) -- a cost added to all energy usage by its customers -- Paducah Power System will lower the PCA for the quarter beginning July 1.

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Trooper Brian Luckett (left) and Capt. J.T. Handy of Kentucky State Police Post 1 place a memorial wreath Monday at the site where Trooper Eric Chrisman died in 2015 in a collision with a semi while responding a reckless driver complaint in Lyon County. The memorial marks Chrisman's end of w…

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GILBERTSVILLE -- Mark Wood was out of town visiting a sick family member Sunday evening when he heard news that his Marshall County marina had suffered damage from a severe storm -- confirmed by weather officials on Monday as an EF1 tornado.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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Grace Episcopal Church parishioners Nolan Black (from left), David Black, John Schadle and Mark Adams spend part of their Sunday cleaning up debris from Friday and Saturday storms. The severe weather continued Sunday afternoon with strong winds and heavy rains, causing additional damage thro…

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Area children will have the chance to meet a hero, watch a hero and be a hero Saturday as H.H. Lovett Park in Benton hosts the inaugural Hero Fest.

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Derrick Hobbs, of Paducah, walks his dog, Diesel, along the flooded riverfront Sunday so he can play in the water. The National Weather Service listed the river stage at 38.56 feet by the afternoon and projects the stage will rise to 40 feet by Wednesday, surpassing the intial flood stage of…

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Twenty college students are participating in this year's Summer Internship program at the U.S. Department of Energy's Paducah Site. The 10-week program kicked off May 20, offering hands-on experience, leadership opportunities, and communication skills training to participants.

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Students and faculty from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering-Paducah Campus are set to arrive in Uganda on July 7 for a four-week research trip, part of an ongoing project to convert plastic waste into marketable fuel in developing regions.

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McCracken County Judge-Executive Craig Clymer's decision to change party affiliations from Democrat to Republican on Monday is not an isolated event. In recent decades, the county's electorate has begun to turn shades of red and purple after being historically blue.

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A local nonprofit will soon take its mission of saving, building and changing lives even further through a partnership with a substance abuse treatment program.

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Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Goodman of Hickory celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Havana, Cuba, and a surprise party hosted by their children and grandchildren.

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Russell and Keri Stewart of La Center announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Maggie Stewart, to Tanner Bradley Davis, son of Bradley and Leslee Davis of Barlow.

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I was 26 when I began my internship, and in good shape physically: fit, lean, and standing proudly at 65 and ½ inches tall. (Some may argue that "tall" and 65 and ½ inches don't belong in the same sentence, but hey, this is my narrative.)

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The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant to Paducah Quilt Murals for its Quilt City USA Murals project. The funds secure the sponsorship of the premier mural featuring an image of Carol Bryer Fallert-Gentry's "Corona II, Solar Eclipse."

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Students who are participating this week in a summer arts education program with the Missoula Children's Theatre will perform at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Carson Center.

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• Reidland Elementary School SBDM -- 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, RES Conference Room.

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• Paducah Tilghman High School Class of 1959, 60-year class reunion, Aug. 30-31. Send contact information of classmates to Jane Throgmorton, 270-519-0749.

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A severe thunderstorm blew through western Kentucky Friday evening, bringing gale-force winds that brought down trees and power lines, and knocked over two semis on Interstate 24.

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TTEC, the company formerly known as TeleTech, plans to vacate its downtown call center and consolidate operations in Commerce Park, according to the leader of Greater Paducah Economic Development.

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The 58th annual McCracken County Fair kicks off Monday at the Carson Park Fairgrounds in Paducah with a variety of rides, vendors and shows for families to enjoy.

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MURRAY -- Members of the Murray State University and greater community came together Thursday to memorialize the late Dr. Robert H. McGaughey III, a professor emeritus and retired chairman of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Newly pinned Paducah Police Assistant Chief Justin Crowell kisses his wife, Shelley, after his promotion at a ceremony Friday. In addition to Crowell's promotion, former detective Matt Scheer was promoted to sergeant, and two new recruits were also sworn in.

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Mary Sears (from left) and Grey Jones, 8, watch as Reagan Sears, 4, gets a putt-putt lesson from her mom, Megan Sears, outside of Mellow Mushroom in Paducah on Friday. The pizzeria is offering free putt-putt through Sunday with a meal purchase. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Never pass up a flower show. Where else would you find a more gorgeous collection of flowers, shrub and tree specimens, hanging baskets and container plants, and woody plant gorgeous flowers and woody plant specimens?