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Politics
7:38 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Clinton Campaigns for Grimes in Paducah

Credit Lance Dennee

Former President Bill Clinton joined Allison Lundergan Grimes in Paducah Tuesday to help the Democrat campaign for the upcoming U.S. Senate election in Kentucky.

Grimes' father Jerry Lundergan lead Kentucky's Democratic Party when Clinton campaigned in the 90's and the families remain close. 

At the event, held at McCracken County High School, the former president criticized Grimes' opponent, Republican senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.

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Education
1:04 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

McCracken County Schools Asks Parents to Pay Off Nearly $32,000 in Lunch Charges

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The McCracken County School District is asking parents to help reduce $31,986 in unpaid cafeteria bills.

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Education
5:02 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

McCracken HS Band to Play at Kentucky Derby Festival's Pegasus Parade

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McCracken County High School’s marching band is gearing up to play at the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual Pegasus Parade Thursday.

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Politics
4:01 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Newberry Switches to Independent for Third Run at Office

Credit McCracken Fiscal Court

McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry is running for a third term, and will do so as an independent.

Newberry was a Democrat and says he has considered the party switch since 2010. He says county level officials should be nonpartisan. Newberry's party switch, at present, allows him to avoid a primary race against Democrat Jeff Hines.

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McCracken County High School
7:49 am
Mon November 11, 2013

McCracken County Football Living Up to Expectations

The McCracken County High School Mustangs are living up to the expectations of being a power house school, after the consolidation of three local schools.
Credit John Paul Henry

McCracken County High School football is living up to the expectations of the newly consolidated school, crushing almost all of their opponents in lopsided blowouts. 

And after the first round playoff pummeling of Boone County last week, the Mustangs will face, easily one of the toughest opponents yet, the 11-1 Central Hardin County High School. 

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Education
12:31 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Traffic Backs Up Outside New McCracken High School

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The new consolidated McCracken County High School had its first day of classes today and, as sheriff deputies expected, there was a high volume of traffic on the roads.  Six McCracken County sheriff deputies were stationed outside the school this morning dealing with traffic back-ups as more than 1,500 students arrived.  Sheriff Jon Hayden said there were officials from the Kentucky Department of Highways monitoring traffic flow and looking into alternate solutions.

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Education
3:26 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

McCracken Co. Schools Superintendent on the New High School

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Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Nancy Waldrop, Superintendent of the McCracken County Schools, about the new McCracken County High School. They talk about what qualities make the new school a "landmark" school regionally and nationally, the instructional design known as "small learning communities," and how the small-school intimacy of the previously separated high schools is being preserved in the much larger, consolidated school. Click here for more about the new high school.

Sports
4:17 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

'An Evening of Excellence' with Ray Lewis at MCHS

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Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the year and 12 time Pro Bowler Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens headlines “An Evening of Excellence” at the new McCracken County High School August 17. MCHS Football Coach Jack Haskins Kate Lochte more about it during Sounds Good. Lewis is involved in charitable activities, including his own Ray Lewis 52 Foundation, providing personal and economic assistance to disadvantaged youth. Click here for information on how to attend.

Education
7:22 am
Fri July 12, 2013

McCracken County High School Opens

McCracken County Public Schools held a ceremonial ribbon cutting for its new high school Thursday.

After seven years of planning and two and a half years of construction, public school superintendent Nancy Waldrop revealed McCracken County High School to the public and discussed some of the school’s priorities.

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Education
12:22 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Inspectors Say McCracken County High School Is Safe

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Building inspectors contracted through McCracken County Public Schools say concerns raised at last week’s school board meeting about the safety of the newly-completed McCracken County High School are without merit.

Bacon, Farmer and Workman Engineering and Testing Vice President Ronald Bacon said the school has passed a battery of tests.

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