McCracken County

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McCracken County emergency management officials are getting the word out about construction now underway on an existing natural gas pipeline that runs through far-western Kentucky.

McCracken County Sheriff's Department

A Confederate monument in McCracken County has been vandalized. 

McCracken County Fiscal Court / Facebook

The McCracken County Fiscal Court has notified the City of Paducah that it has not made a decision whether to contract with the Kentucky State Police or continue its interlocal agreement with the city for emergency 911 services.  The City said it would start to establish its own 911 department if the County did not make a decision by March 1st. 

McCracken County Sheriff's Department

An “Internet Purchase Exchange Location” is now in the McCracken County courthouse parking lot. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department established the designated meeting point to offer a “peace of mind” when meeting a buyer or seller from an internet transaction.

Lance Dennee

McCracken County Judge/Executive Bob Leeper is promoting his work to trim the county budget. In the annual state of the county address today Leeper noted a recent communications audit has shown that the county can save $30,000 annually by cutting unused fax and phone lines.

McCracken County Fiscal Court / Facebook

The McCracken County Fiscal Court is considering using a portion of the transient room tax to reimburse the City of Paducah for relocating the dome pavilion. 

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The Paducah Transit System is in need of significant upgrades according to the community development group Progress Paducah. At its meeting this week, discussion involved extending service hours for fixed route transportation, a mobile app to track buses and designated stops, and making more roads accessible to cyclists and pedestrians.

Paducah Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC. / Facebook

Alumnae of an historically black sorority want to start a community conversation about student achievement among subgroups in Paducah. The local alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta’s “Call to Action” Town Hall Meeting is Saturday.  

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McCracken County Schools will begin a new half-day kindergarten class as soon as enough students enroll in the program.  The class will be held at Lone Oak Elementary.

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.

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