McCracken County

Government
9:42 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Paducah City Commission Sticks With Interlocal 911 Service

Credit Hopkins County Central Dispatch

Paducah’s mayor introduced a resolution to the city commission last night to retain the Paducah/McCracken County 911 emergency communications center.  

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Society
6:39 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Sheriff: No Dog Fighting Link in Missing Pet Reports

Sheriff Jon Hayden
Credit Lance Dennee

  McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden held a special meeting Monday night to address Internet speculation about potential dog thefts and missing pets reported to area sheriff’s departments and the Kentucky State Police.

Hayden allayed some fears about the missing pets, saying there is no known dog fighting ring in the region.

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Government
2:46 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Amid Federal Pressure, Kentucky Drug Courts Look Into Expanding Addiction Treatment

Credit Eric Molina, Wikimedia Commons

The state’s drug courts might allow addicts to receive medically assisted drug therapy as part of court mandated treatment.

The move comes after White House drug czar Michael Botticelli said in February that drug courts that prohibit medical treatment would stop receiving federal funding.

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Government
1:41 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

McCracken County Fiscal Court to Try Again for Demolition of Burned Griffith House

Credit McCracken County Fiscal Court / Facebook

The McCracken County Fiscal Court discussed what to do about a burned Reidland home at the center of the Keith Griffith murder trial.

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Education
6:45 am
Mon February 23, 2015

No Decision Yet on Fate of Farley Elementary Property

Credit Facebook

At a McCracken County Board of Education meeting last week, members deliberated without making a decision on whether to sell or lease the Farley Elementary School building after it closes later this year.

McCracken County Schools spokeswoman Jayme Jones said there was much deliberation during the closed door meeting last Thursday.

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Education
10:02 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Former Reidland Middle School Teacher Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges

Pictured: Chelsea Rose
Credit McCracken County Sheriff's Department

A former Reidland Middle School teacher has been arrested after police received a complaint describing an alleged inappropriate student/teacher relationship. The McCracken County Sheriff Department says Chelsea Rose, 24, turned herself in Friday.

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Government
7:19 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Paducah-McCracken County Officials Still Considering KSP Dispatching Services

Credit Hopkins County Central Dispatch

The Kentucky State Police presented a plan for E911 services to the Paducah City Commission and the McCracken County Fiscal Court last night.  Major John Bradley says the consolidated dispatch service is the largest proposed in the state and would cost $1.2 million in startup costs.

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Government
12:01 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Leeper and Kaler Address Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

Credit Lance Dennee

Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler and Judge Executive Bob Leeper issued the State of the City and County addresses this morning to the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Government
8:18 am
Wed January 7, 2015

No Decision on McCracken Co. 911

Credit paducahtransit.com

Paducah Fire Chief Steve Kyle told the city commission Tuesday night there are still too many unknowns to make a recommendation on whether to contract with Kentucky State Police for 911 operations or continue self-operations. Kyle says a major concern for the Emergency Communication System is the ability of the Mayfield KSP’s proposed 10 dispatchers to handle Paducah-McCracken County’s entire call volume with a decrease in certain services and connections.

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Government
8:30 am
Fri November 28, 2014

McCracken Asst. Attorney Writes Law Proposal to Change Misdemeanor Trials

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A proposed bill could give prosecutors across Kentucky more teeth in convicting repeat DUI and domestic assault offenders.

3rd District State Representative Gerald Watkins is sponsoring the bill crafted by Assistant McCracken County Attorney Todd Jones. 

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