Overbudget bids are delaying a project to develop a Paducah riverfront recreation area and dock.
The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority accepted contractor bids this week for the second phase of renovations to Shultz Park, which involves building a gangway and transient fueling dock as well as adding new sidewalks, stairs and lighting around the park.
A $10 million bid topped the proposals and a $7.8 million dollar bid, from New Albany, Ind.-based Mac Construction and Excavating, was the lowest.
Circuit Judge Dennis Foust is retiring after 18 years of presiding over cases in Calloway and Marshall counties.
Foust, who was just elected to a third eight-year term last November, will announce his decision Friday. He said he feels it’s time for a change, but he would accept some temporary judge assignments if needed.
Analysts say Kentucky will need to hire more state employees or have them pay more into the retirement system in order to reverse the state’s pension crisis, painting a grim portrait of Kentucky’s main public pension system.
Formation is underway of a task force that will oversee implementation of the state's new heroin law. The co-chair of the task force says he witnessed heroin's rise in popularity in his community just over five years ago.
The city of Murray and Calloway County have moved closer to a new deal to make the Murray-Calloway County Hospital's paramedics the primary provider of extrication services in the event of a vehicle accident within or outside the city.
Thursday night, the City Council approved 8-4 the transferring of the Murray Fire Department’s rescue and vehicle extrication equipment to the Hospital’s EMS unit.