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Cooling Centers Available to Escape Summer Heat
Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:24 AM
With high temperatures expected to stick around for the next few days, the McCracken County Office of Emergency Management has designated three buildings as cooling centers. Those three centers are: McCracken County Courthouse 300 South 7th Street Paducah, KY 42003 McCracken County Emergency Management Complex 3700 Coleman Road Paducah, KY 42001 West McCracken County Fire ...
LBL Homecomings Set For Lyon, Stewart Counties
Saturday, August 23, 2014 7:37 AM
Homecoming festivities for former residents of the area now known as Land Between the Lakes are scheduled in August and September. The Between the Rivers homecoming for Lyon County will be held Saturday, September 20 at Star Camp Picnic Area. Also, Stewart County, Tennessee will gather for their annual homecoming on Sunday, August 31, at the Bison Range Picnic Area, south of The ...
Heat Advisory Continues Through Tuesday
Saturday, August 23, 2014 5:27 AM
The National Weather Service in Paducah continues the heat advisory which is in effect through 7p.m. Tuesday. Excessive heat and humidity is expected to continue through the weekend. Temperatures will continue their heat up well into the 90s each afternoon through early next week. These temperatures will combine with high humidity to produce afternoon heat index values from 100 ...
Higdon Named Interim Principal at St. Mary
Friday, August 22, 2014 2:47 PM
St. Mary School System has announced Susan Higdon as Interim Principal at St. Mary Middle/High School. Mrs. Higdon begins her duties at the Catholic school on Monday. An experienced educator, Higdon retired from the Graves Co. School District, where she spent the majority of her career as a high school teacher, with three years as a middle school teacher, and five years as Principal at Fancy ...
Section of Paducah Street Closing for Repairs
Friday, August 22, 2014 9:30 AM
The City of Paducah Engineering-Public Works Department says crews with Harper Construction will begin Monday, August 25 to rehabilitate a section of Mayfield Road (also known as Old Mayfield Rd / South 16th St) from Wheeler Avenue to the intersection of Mayfield Road and Irvin Cobb Drive. The city says the intersection will be closed to through traffic to facilitate the roadway ...
Old Mayfield Road Crash Injures Two
Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:33 PM
Two Paducah residents were hurt in a Thursday afternoon crash on Old Mayfield Road. At around 1:30 pm Thursday, McCracken County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a crash with injuries in the 5800 block of Old Mayfield Road. Police said 53-year-old Kathy Adams of Paducah was stopped at 5815 Old Mayfield Road delivering mail, when 70-year-old James Beaver, also of Paducah failed to see ...
Phone Scammers Pretending to Be IRS Agents
Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:25 PM
The Internal Revenue Service has repeated a warning about phone scammers who try to collect money or information from taxpayers. The IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration have received about 90,000 complaints about the calls, with close to 1,100 victims losing a total of about $5 million to scammers. IRS Spokesperson Jennifer Jenkins said that scammers use fake ...
I-24 Wrecks Slow Traffic for Three Hours
Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:15 PM
Traffic on I-24 was snarled for several hours Thursday morning while responders worked the scene of two crashes in the same area. At around 9:00 AM Thursday, responders were dispatched to I-24 at the 8 mile marker for a roll over crash with injuries. The McCracken County Sheriff's Office said 38-year old Christopher Schlachter, of O'Fallon IL was eastbound on I-24 with passengers 65-year ...
Area Counties Among Low and High Unemployment Rate
Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:13 AM
Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between July 2013 and July 2014, while 10 county rates increased, and two remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Boone County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.8 percent. It was followed by Caldwell County, 6 ...
Almanac Predicts Cold Winter, Hotter 2015 Summer
Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:59 AM
The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation. Published Wednesday, the New Hampshire-based almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The west will remain a little bit warmer than normal. "Colder is just almost too familiar a ...
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