McCracken County

Flooding in Paducah, photo by James Elder

Paducah and McCracken County officials are asking for public input to aid in seeking assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency following the July 7th flooding.

The city and county are hoping to determine the number of people who received flood damage in addition to several  public buildings.  The documents will be used to determine whether the damage constitutes for disaster relief.

photo courtesy of McCracken County Sheriff's Department

  A man with a duffel bag and a syringe sticking out of his arm led McCracken County Sheriff’s deputies into the Ohio River Wednesday.

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  A shelter has been set up for evacuated flood victims in McCracken County.

American Red Cross Manager Angela Roberts says they have identified four affected areas, mostly within the Paducah city limits.

Courtesy of Paducah Police Department

A flash flood watch is in place through Wednesday evening as heavy rain continues to fall on parts of the region.

McCracken County Emergency Management meteorologist Beau Dodson estimates that overnight storms caused “several million dollars” in flash flood damage, with pocket areas receiving more than 5 inches of rain.

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Three of the four Republican gubernatorial candidates converged in Paducah Friday night to court votes at the McCracken County Republican Party’s Reagan Dinner, held at the Carson Center.

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

Sheriff: No Dog Fighting Link in Missing Pet Reports

Mar 10, 2015
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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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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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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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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