McCracken County

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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.


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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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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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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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.

No Decision on McCracken Co. 911

Jan 7, 2015

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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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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The cheers of school children erupted as veterans marched up Broadway during the annual Veterans Day parade in Paducah today. The rain did not dampen the onlookers’ spirits.

Hardy Gentry was awarded the Distinguished Veteran Award this year for his service not only in the military but also in the community. He has been the American Legion post commander numerous times.

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.