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Paducah city leaders voted Tuesday to extend the suspension of a $1.1 million contract for design and construction management services on the proposed recreation/aquatic center until 2021.

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Paducah Power System officials outlined an approximately eight-month-long rate review process Monday which will ultimately result in new electric rates for the utility, effective July 1, 2021.

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Local artist Michael Terra paints a new sculpture in the courtyard outside Etcetera Coffeehouse in Lower Town on Monday as Kelly Sutherland looks on. The unnamed sculpture — conceived by Terra, Sutherland and Char Downs for this year’s cancelled Lower Town Arts & Music Festival — is made…

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When Todd Blume reopened his downtown business, Paducah Beer Werks, to indoor seating July 1, he already had incorporating face masks into the daily operation in mind.

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The St. Mary High School Class of 2020 — like so many other graduating classes this year — will be one for the books in the annals of its school history, but it has one anomaly that few other schools have this year.

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With less than a month until festivities kick off, Paducah’s W.C. Young Community Center announced this week the itinerary for its upcoming Eighth of August celebration.

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Mark Crowner concedes he was reluctant when he was approached three years ago about producing a documentary on the construction of two basket-handle arch bridges over Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.

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PRINCETON — The Princeton Optimist Club announced Tuesday that the Black Patch Heritage Festival would be canceled this year due to health concerns regarding COVID-19.

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The man accused in a Memorial Day standoff that shut down a Paducah neighborhood for most of the day was indicted on kidnapping and other charges Thursday, prosecutors said.

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The man accused in a Memorial Day standoff that shut down a Paducah neighborhood for most of the day was indicted on kidnapping and other charges Thursday, prosecutors said.

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The former Barbecue on the River director accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the organization was indicted for theft Thursday.

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It’s been exactly a year since Phaith Crider picked up a shovel to break ground on her home with Paducah-McCracken County Habitat for Humanity.

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A diverse group of around 40 residents, community leaders, and officials came together Thursday afternoon at the McCracken County Courthouse to discuss the relationship between local law enforcement and the area’s Black population.

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The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce restarted its monthly Power in Partnership breakfast Thursday — without the breakfast — as COVID-19 restrictions on large in-person gatherings continue across the commonwealth.

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The city of Paducah plans to resume in-person commission meetings Tuesday after months of meeting virtually to conduct business.

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The McCracken County Sports Tourism Commission approved a contract with the Paducah-McCracken County Convention & Expo Center on Wednesday, regulating relations between the two as the commission moves to acquire equipment for sports programming on the center’s premises.

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McCracken County Clerk Julie Griggs gave a brief rundown of the June 23 primary election for the fiscal court Wednesday, describing it as a stressful experience.

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This week, Paducah and McCracken County leaders approved selling the former Genova Products building to its new Utah-based owner for $3.6 million.

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Paducah resident Jennifer Autry doesn’t always get a chance to go downtown Saturday and buy fresh produce at the farmers’ market, so she’s excited about the new mid-week expansion to Carson Park.

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Planning for the McCracken County Sports Tourism Commission’s proposed athletic complex continued to advance this week.

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Convicted sex offender John Parks aimed a loaded handgun “directly” at a McCracken County Sheriff’s Office deputy, leading to the June 29 fatal shooting in a local neighborhood, Sheriff Matt Carter said Monday.

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Kentucky Care locations throughout the Purchase region — including two in Paducah — are into their third week of providing expanded testing for COVID-19.

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Pastor Raynarldo Henderson stands in front of Washington Street Baptist Church in Paducah this week. He received 2,854 votes in the June 23 primary election, which made him the top vote-getter in the crowded city commission race. Henderson's run marks the fourth time he's tried to win a seat. 

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Pastor Raynarldo Henderson preaches a “gospel of perseverance” at Washington Street Baptist Church, and he’s put words to action during his fourth run for Paducah’s city commission.

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St. Mary High School will have its 2020 Baccalaureate Mass and graduation ceremony on July 11 in the high school gymnasium with plans to follow COVID-19 guidelines.

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Cody Campbell performs at the gazebo in downtown Paducah on Friday night as part of the Street Beats program, a summer series that will feature a different artist each Friday through the end of August.

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The city of Paducah plans to send out 22 checks of $2,000 apiece next Friday in the third round of its Small Business Relief Fund effort.

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Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Chris McNeill and Paducah attorney Jenny Hines are set to face off this November after top-two finishes in the June primary election.

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Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema was named as the recipient of two different grants this week — one that helps keep the lights on and another enabling programming that sheds light on an important cause.

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Tennis instructor Ethan Rowton, of Paducah, teaches the sport to T.J. Duwe, 10, on the tennis courts at Bob Noble Park Thursday afternoon.

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The former McCracken County deputy and volunteer fishing coach killed in an altercation with deputies Monday was shot multiple times, according to an autopsy.

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A pair of Paducah bars opened their doors, bottles and taps for the first time in months Wednesday as patrons returned to the watering holes following a shutdown for COVID-19.

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BENTON — A speedy meeting of the Marshall County Fiscal Court ushered in the next fiscal year with the approval of second reading of the county’s budget ordinance Tuesday.

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Barkley Regional Airport is hosting a contractor outreach workshop on its new passenger terminal project today at the Julian Carroll Convention Center.

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McCracken County Clerk Julie Griggs reports no irregularities for the 2020 primary election, which saw 15,537 voters, more than 12,400 absentee ballots returned and about 1,200 rejected.

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Paducah’s Amelia Martens, associate literary editor and reviews editor, Exit 7 and First-Year Experience instructor at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, will join this month’s edition of Spalding University’s summer series “Spalding at 21c: Voice and Vision.” The series will be …

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Paducah Power System officials outlined an approximately eight-month-long rate review process Monday which will ultimately result in new electric rates for the utility, effective July 1, 2021.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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Paducah police are warning the public of a telephone scam, which involves a call that’s allegedly from a police detective.

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The fourth annual WAVE Ag Day is canceled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. A committee chose to pursue “The Full Plate Project” in its place.

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Local artist Michael Terra paints a new sculpture in the courtyard outside Etcetera Coffeehouse in Lower Town on Monday as Kelly Sutherland looks on. The unnamed sculpture — conceived by Terra, Sutherland and Char Downs for this year’s cancelled Lower Town Arts & Music Festival — is made…

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When Todd Blume reopened his downtown business, Paducah Beer Werks, to indoor seating July 1, he already had incorporating face masks into the daily operation in mind.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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The St. Mary High School Class of 2020 — like so many other graduating classes this year — will be one for the books in the annals of its school history, but it has one anomaly that few other schools have this year.

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With less than a month until festivities kick off, Paducah’s W.C. Young Community Center announced this week the itinerary for its upcoming Eighth of August celebration.

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A Murray collision sent one woman to the hospital Saturday afternoon.

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Carol Ann Bachuss, 78, of Paducah, died peacefully Friday, July 10, 2020 at the home of her daughter, Brenda McGregor.

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KEVIL — Raymond Gray, 92, died Friday, July 10, 2020 at Baptist Health in Paducah.

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BARDWELL — Virginia Jo Hayes, 92, of Bardwell, died Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Countryside Care and Rehabilitation Center in Bardwell.

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MELBER — James Kiebler, 55, of Melber, died Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his residence.

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HICKORY — Jean Christine Roberts, 59, of Hickory, died Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Mayfield Health & Rehab Facility.

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CALVERT CITY — Phyllis Ann VanCleave, 87, of Calvert City, died Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Calvert City.

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MURRAY — Dorothy Kimball, 93, of Murray, died Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House.

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Mark Crowner concedes he was reluctant when he was approached three years ago about producing a documentary on the construction of two basket-handle arch bridges over Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.

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• Clark Elementary School SBDM, — meeting, Monday, 11 a.m., Clark Guidance Office.

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PRINCETON — The Princeton Optimist Club announced Tuesday that the Black Patch Heritage Festival would be canceled this year due to health concerns regarding COVID-19.

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BENTON — Joanne Nelson (Smith) O’Daniel, 85 of Benton, died Friday, July 10, 2020, at her home in Benton.

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The man accused in a Memorial Day standoff that shut down a Paducah neighborhood for most of the day was indicted on kidnapping and other charges Thursday, prosecutors said.

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The man accused in a Memorial Day standoff that shut down a Paducah neighborhood for most of the day was indicted on kidnapping and other charges Thursday, prosecutors said.

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Luke Taylor (right) and Steven Phalen, of the Metropolis duo The Cuttin’ Jessies, perform downtown as part of Paducah’s Street Beats series featuring artists every Friday in July and August.

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The former Barbecue on the River director accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the organization was indicted for theft Thursday.

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A local man already facing charges involving a minor was additionally charged with possessing child pornography Friday, according to the Paducah Police Department.

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TODAYMcCracken County Public Library, Virtual program: Nature Kids, 10 a.m., Online at http://facebook.com/mclibdotnet/.

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A regional economic development initiative, which includes the Paducah nonprofit center for entrepreneurship, community learning and education, known as Sprocket, Inc., has been renamed GroWest and received $322,000 in Kentucky Innovation funding.

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A Paducah man was charged with second-degree assault after allegedly biting the tip off of another man’s finger early Friday morning, the Paducah Police Department reported.

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It’s been exactly a year since Phaith Crider picked up a shovel to break ground on her home with Paducah-McCracken County Habitat for Humanity.

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A diverse group of around 40 residents, community leaders, and officials came together Thursday afternoon at the McCracken County Courthouse to discuss the relationship between local law enforcement and the area’s Black population.

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Mainstream media publications are hammering fiscally conservative groups opposed to wasteful spending of tax dollars for accepting temporary financial help in the form of a publicly funded Paycheck Protection Program loan to counter COVID-19 shutdowns.

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The McCracken County Public Library was selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of the American Library and Public Library associations, sponsored by Grow With Google.

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The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce restarted its monthly Power in Partnership breakfast Thursday — without the breakfast — as COVID-19 restrictions on large in-person gatherings continue across the commonwealth.

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The city of Paducah plans to resume in-person commission meetings Tuesday after months of meeting virtually to conduct business.

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Red Cross phlebotomist Stephanie Anderson prepares to take blood from Paul Doggett during a blood drive Wednesday at the Paducah-McCracken County Convention & Expo Center. The Red Cross recently began testing donated blood for antibodies that indicate a past COVID-19 infection, as a serv…

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The McCracken County Sports Tourism Commission approved a contract with the Paducah-McCracken County Convention & Expo Center on Wednesday, regulating relations between the two as the commission moves to acquire equipment for sports programming on the center’s premises.

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McCracken County Clerk Julie Griggs gave a brief rundown of the June 23 primary election for the fiscal court Wednesday, describing it as a stressful experience.

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This week, Paducah and McCracken County leaders approved selling the former Genova Products building to its new Utah-based owner for $3.6 million.

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• Calloway County Schools Board, 6 p.m. today, board office.