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The technology based support provider TeleTech will receive $100,000 from the McCracken County Fiscal Court to assist in employee training. Judge Executive Van Newberry says the court will provide support to TeleTech after creating more jobs than originally expected.  

McCracken Co. Animal Shelter Keeps Euthanasia Policy

Oct 14, 2014
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The McCracken County Animal Shelter will continue with their current euthanasia policy even though overcrowding remains a problem. At a fiscal court meeting Monday night, Animal Shelter Director Ryan Brown said the shelter will follow the current policy of only euthanizing sick, injured, or dangerous animals as long as possible.

“First and foremost, I would do as much as I can to ensure no dogs are put down, as long as they’re what we would consider adoptable,” Brown said. “I don’t want a dog to spend months upon months upon months in a crate.”

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court is considering a $50,000 grant for Paducah Cooperative Ministry to build a shelter for women.

Paducah Cooperative Ministry executive director Heidi Suhrheinrich told the court changes to Housing and Urban Development regulations will end a 24-year partnership with the Paducah Housing Authority.

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court voted on the first reading of a 2014-2015 budget Monday that totals $32m, including over $6m  for the McCracken County Jail. The jail has a large number of employees and houses more than 450 inmates. 

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a former deputy county clerk.

The county and its insurance company will pay Leslie Hannan a total of $345,000, with $195,000 coming from the county.

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McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge-Executive Doug Harnice face a charge of tampering with public records in connection with unauthorized zone changes affecting at least 500 pieces of property in the county.  

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Jerome Mansfield of Paducah will take over as Emergency Management Director of McCracken County. Mansfield is the current Emergency Management Director of USEC's operations at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and a retired Army National Guard officer. 

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TV is on the mind in McCracken County as the Fiscal Court is scheduling a public hearing about Comcast's services, while Representative Gerald Watkins urges the court to support his proposed "a la carte" bill. 

McCracken County Commissioner Zana Renfro announced her candidacy for McCracken County Clerk yesterday.

Because of this decision Renfro is not seeking reelection as County Commissioner, a position that she has held since 1999. She also served as Paducah City Commissioner from 1993 to 1999.

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McCracken County Emergency Management Director Paul Carter has resigned from his post three months after a road-side argument allegedly turned physical. 

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