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Society
7:35 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Increase to Paducah Police/Firefighter Pension Pay-out Fails

Paducah's retired firefighters and police will not see an increase in their pension payments after Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
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An ordinance to increase payment from the Paducah Police and Firefighters’ Pension Fund by 2 percent to retirees did not pass at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. The ordinance failed by a 2 to 2 vote with one commissioner not present.

 Commissioners Carol Gault and Richard Abraham voted to approve the increase. Abraham says Paducah’s police and firefighters are among the most deserving of increased support from the city’s budget.

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Government
4:20 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Smith Mills Fire Dept. Receives $500,000 Grant for New Station

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Henderson's Smith Mills Volunteer Fire Department will build a new fire station thanks to a $500,000 community development block grant.

The Smith Mills Fire Department is currently based in a 112-year-old building near a busy intersection, creating hazards for firefighters.

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Society
8:04 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Mercy Regional to Temporarily House Firefighters

Mercy Regional Emergency Medical Service will house displaced firefighters for the next month while Paducah’s Fire Station 3 undergoes renovations. Fire Chief Steve Kyle told the Paducah City Commission that Mercy Regional volunteered to house the firefighters and the fire truck to prevent an increased response time to the western side of the city.

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Environment
12:50 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Fire Destroys Union City Recycling Center

A fire has destroyed Union City, Tennessee’s recycling center. Union City Fire Lieutenant James Rhamy says the fire began around midday yesterday at Greenway Recover & Recycle, located in the city's industrial park. Rhamy says used cardboard caught fire, destroying the center and burning woods around it.

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