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23 hrs ago | The Paducah Sun Online Edition

McCracken merges animal control, shelter

McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry recognized Max Collins , age 11, and Ellie Collins, age 8, for hosting a fundraiser for the county animal shelter.

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Related Topix: Paducah, KY

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Schools getting off to early start next week

Many schools in western Kentucky are starting classes during the first week of August.

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Related Topix: Paducah, KY, Graves County, KY, Marshall County, KY, Livingston County, KY, Education Etc.

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

3 injured in 4-car crash in McCracken County

Three people were injured in a four-car crash in McCracken County Thursday evening.

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Related Topix: Paducah, KY

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Internet may connect 911 centers nationwide

Plans are in the works to connect 911 dispatch centers across Kentucky and nationwide to help dispatchers share information more effectively.

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Related Topix: Owensboro, KY, Daviess County, KY

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Hounds help students build reading confidence

John Cooper and Devin Newberry take turns reading to volunteer Jan Yasko and adoptable dog Frank.

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Related Topix: Paducah, KY

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Initial bridge demolition work under way

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has completed saw cutting of decking on the three main spans of the old Ledbetter bridge and begun initial demolition work on the aging structure.

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Related Topix: Ledbetter, KY, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Being 'Friend' of the library offers benefits

Counting yourself among the "Friends of the McCracken County Public Library" has its perks - some might call them benefits - not least of which is getting first dibs at the Friends' semiannual book sale.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Recipes

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

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More than $6 million in state services and contracts for McCracken County agencies and vendors has been approved by a legislative oversight committee.

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Related Topix: Paducah, KY, Healthcare Law, Law

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Stuff the Bus helping more students in need

When the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County organized its first Stuff the Bus school supply drive six years ago, volunteers were thrilled to see their one donation location and one bus send a big box full of supplies to each participating Paducah and McCracken County school.

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Related Topix: Paducah, KY

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Allen West to speak at school

The McCracken County Republican Party will host an evening with "Guardian of the Republic" author Allen West from 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 1 in the McCracken County High School C Plant Performing Arts Center.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Allen West, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Low-cost spay/neuter programs the answer to pet overpopulation

I have supported local and national animal welfare groups for years. I know there are very strong emotions as to what should be done in regard to a local shelter.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Median barrier installation begins

Starting today, an ongoing project to install median cable barriers will continue on the 7.84 mile stretch of U.S. 41-Alternate Interchange between Exit 86 and the Kentucky-Tennessee state line in Christian County.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Christian County, KY, Paducah, KY, Marshall County, KY

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky lands second 2016 football recruit in McCracken's Hughes

In what could be a huge year for in-state recruits, Kentucky got its second big pickup of the 2016 class from McCracken County athlete Zy'aire Hughes on Saturday.

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Related Topix: LaFayette, KY, Woodford County, KY

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Kindness campaign leaders heading to Harvard

Three years into their anti-bullying efforts, Susan and Morgan Guess will head to Harvard University next week to strengthen their campaign of kindness and bring what they learn back to Paducah.

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Related Topix: Harvard University, Paducah, KY, Education Etc., Bully

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Reidland High School upgrades well under way

Work is almost complete one month after the McCracken County Board of Education approved a contractor for the first round of renovations at old Reidland High School.

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Related Topix: Reidland, KY

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Fewer high schoolers smoking

Kentucky has lost its No. 1 ranking in one health category, and most people in the state welcome the news.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Family, Kids, Paducah, KY, Education Etc.

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Engineer honored at highway naming

A section of the highway is dedicated to Buddy Smith. A little more than a year after former McCracken County Engineer Buddy Smith died, the community that reaped the benefits of his expertise unveiled a fitting memorial to him.

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Related Topix: Graves County, KY, Paducah, KY

Bradenton.com

Winery hopes to win right for Sunday sales

Purple Toad Winery owner Allen Dossey is pushing for a vote under a new law that allows voters in Lone Oak to choose whether alcohol sales would be permitted on Sundays.

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Related Topix: Lone Oak, KY, Paducah, KY

Lexington Herald-Leader

Paducah woman charged with practicing law without license

Patricia King, 47, was charged in a criminal summons on Monday, and is due to appear in McCracken County Circuit Court Aug. 14, the Kentucky Attorney General's office said.

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The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Park renovations slowed by grant requirements

Plans to use grant money for the outdoor horse riding arena at Carson Park are stalled until federal grant requirements are met.

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