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CNN Hero of the Year to Visit WKCTC Sept. 9
Sunday, August 31, 2014 3:16 PM
Chad Pregracke, CNN’s 2013 Hero of the Year, will visit West Kentucky Community and Technical College September 9 to share his experiences with students and the community. “Helping to Clean America’s Rivers: From the Bottom Up,” will begin at 7 pm in WKCTC’s Crounse Hall 101. Admission is free and open to the public. Pregracke grew up on the river ...
Western KY Heart Walk at Noble Park Saturday
Sunday, August 31, 2014 8:01 AM
The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk of Western Kentucky is on track to raise a record $70,000 for cardiovascular research and preventative education efforts. The annual walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Noble Park in Paducah with more than 500 people expected to attend. Registration begins at 8:30 am and the walk starts at 9:30 am. More than 500 McCracken County ...
Leon Dodge is Labor Day Parade Grand Marshal
Sunday, August 31, 2014 5:30 AM
Retired Paducah Fire Chief Leon Dodge, 91, doesn’t think he ever rode in a fire truck in the city’s Labor Day parade. He won’t this year either. His mount will be a convertible out front. Dodge, who spent almost 38 years in the fire department – his last 17 as chief – is grand marshal for the 39th annual end-of-summer holiday procession. ...
City Hall, Compost Facility Closed for Labor Day
Sunday, August 31, 2014 3:35 AM
The City of Paducah has released their 2014 Labor Day Holiday Schedule for public works and City Hall. Paducah City Hall, located at 300 South 5th Street, will be closed Monday. In addition, the city will not collect brush or limbs on Monday. However, the trash collection schedule for the first week of September will not change. The Compost Facility located at 1560 North 8th Street ...
Part of Old Benton Rd. to Stay Closed Through Wed.
Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:30 PM
Due to additional work required at a rail crossing, P&L Railroad has extended the closure of Old Benton Road (KY 284) until the afternoon of Wednesday, September 3. This work zone is between Yarbro Lane and Lindberg Street on Paducah's Southside, where Bridge Street transitions to Old Benton Road. Work began Monday morning, but the alignment of the tracks and roadway prohibit the use of ...
Celebrate Labor Day Downtown: Parade-Picnic-Music
Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:00 AM
The 2014 Labor Day Parade, conducted by the Western Kentucky Labor Day Committee will begin at 9:30 am on Monday, September 1. The parade will follow Broadway starting at 14th Street, head downtown and turn left at 2nd Street until it disbands at Madison Street. Retired Paducah Fire Chief Leon Dodge is the parade’s grand marshal. Once the parade ends, be sure to enjoy the day in downtown ...
Couple Issue Statement About Police Encounter
Friday, August 29, 2014 4:47 PM
UPDATE: The Kesters have issued a statement regarding their police encounter. Scroll down to read it in its entirety. EARLIER STORY: A Paducah woman is using social media to get the word out about what she describes as a horrifying encounter with police, but police say they were just following procedure. Wendy Kester and her husband Kliff were driving near the 100 block of Lone Oak ...
Benton Man Hurt in Oaks Road Crash
Friday, August 29, 2014 3:33 PM
A Benton man was taken to the hospital Friday morning, after a crash on Oaks Road. At around 8:00 am Friday, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Oaks Rd and Hovekamp road. Police said 60-year-old Carolyn Costello had been traveling west on Hovekamp road, when she stopped, and then proceeded to ...
Lane Closures on I-24 Bridge Begin Tuesday
Friday, August 29, 2014 3:25 PM
The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting drivers traveling on Interstate 24 that starting Tuesday at 11:00 am there will be lane closures on the Ohio River Bridge near Metropolis. Work will reportedly take place in both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The daytime lane closures will extend through Friday, September 5. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the construction ...
WKCTC Kicks Off New Diversity-Inclusion Program
Friday, August 29, 2014 1:33 PM
West Kentucky Community and Technical College kicks off its new diversity and inclusion program series in September-all listed in this article. The series is a collaboration between the WKCTC’s student development and cultural diversity offices, the Student Multicultural Appreciation Club and the Campus Diversity and Inclusion committee. The programs are designed to reflect the ...
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