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Wed November 4, 2009
McCracken County Rethinks Rescuing Armory
By Chris Taylor
Paducah, KY – Some McCracken County officials think it may make more financial sense to build a new Emergency Operations Center than to convert the National Guard Armory on Clark Street into one. Researchers are analyzing cost differences between building on county land off Coleman Road or buying the armory from the state for just over a quarter-million dollars; then paying to convert it to the rescue squad's needs. The Paducah Sun reports the armory is nearly 60 years old and will likely have high utility and maintenance costs.