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City Firefighters Buying Coats for Students
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:14 AM
At Tuesday's Paducah City Commission meeting, Paducah Fire Captain Barry Carter made a presentation for firefighters and Operation Warm, a national program that provides American-made coats to children in need. The coats cost $34 each, which includes shipping. Firefighters with the Paducah Fire Department and IAFF Local 168 decided to participate in the program by donating funds this year ...
City Considers Making Broadway, Jefferson Two-Way
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:33 PM
At Tuesday night's Paducah City Commission meeting, the Mayor and Commissioners heard recommendations for making the city more pedestrian friendly, and some of them would radically change traffic downtown. Planning Director Steve Ervin gave a summary of the recommendations for Paducah by Jeff Speck, the author of Walkable City, How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at A Time. Speck visited ...
Paving Work on US 60/62 Prompts Lane Restrictions
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:33 PM
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict westbound traffic for asphalt paving along US 60/US 62 in McCracken County on Thursday. KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd said spot paving and patching along the westbound lanes of US 60/US 62/Clarks River Road will start at the intersection at the west end of the New US 60 Tennessee River Bridge at US 60 and extend westward to the Clarks River ...
Paducah Schools Tighten Belt, Avoid Tax Hike
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3:19 PM
The Paducah Board of Education voted Monday night at its meeting to take the compensating real estate and tangible property tax rate for 2015. With a state-mandated 1% pay raise for faculty and staff this year and 2% for next year, the district is looking at an increase of more than $382,374 in payroll for staff just this year. “We are voting in favor of the compensating rate because we ...
First Span of Old Ledbetter Bridge Brought Down
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:05 AM
After a loud boom and a cloud of smoke, what once was the western approach span of the Old Ledbetter Bridge now sits at the bottom of the Tennessee River. A crowd of hundreds gathered on the new US 60 Tennessee River Bridge early Tuesday morning about 2000 feet up river from the doomed structure to watch the blast, which happened at 8:00 am sharp. In an instant, what had stood for more than ...
Paducah Man Injured in Moped Accident
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:00 AM
A Paducah man was injured following an accident on his moped. According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, at around 6 PM deputies responded to an accident on Buckner Lane. When deputies arrived, their investigation determined that 29-year-old Shawn Cain of Paducah was traveling north on Buckner Lane when he was attempting to avoid hitting a dog loose in the street. Cain ...
Kevil Man Faces Theft Charges
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:00 AM
A Kevil man faces theft charges following an investigation into missing items at his job. According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, on September 8 detectives responded to National Maintenance on Clarks River Road, where management said numerous items, including brass and welding leads, were missing, and the items could have been sold to recycling centers. With the information ...
WKCTC Speaker Advocates Global Mindset for Success
Monday, September 15, 2014 8:54 PM
West Kentucky Community and Technical College continues its new diversity and inclusion program series Wednesday night, with guest speaker Stacie Berdan. The series of programs reflects the college’s commitment to create and maintain a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming college environment. Berdan's presentations will encourage students and anyone who attends in "Creating a Global Mindset ...
Mayor Invites Students to Make Christmas Ornaments
Monday, September 15, 2014 3:55 PM
Following the success of last year’s Student Christmas Ornament Contest, Mayor Gayle Kaler is again asking for students to handcraft Christmas ornaments to decorate a tree in the foyer of City Hall. The contest is for all students, kindergarten through 12th grade, who are City of Paducah residents. Mayor Kaler says, “Last year, we received 130 ornaments, and every single one of ...
Electrical Work Reason For I-24 Lane Restrictions
Monday, September 15, 2014 10:13 AM
A contractor for the Illinois Department of Transportation has placed a daytime lane restriction for westbound traffic on the Interstate 24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah and Metropolis. The lane restriction is to allow the contractor to do electrical work on the bridge. The westbound lane restriction is expected to be up during daylight hours whenever weather allows for about a ...
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