McCracken County

12:04 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Heath Nominated in Special Election

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Graves County business owner Richard Heath will be on the ballot for State Representative twice on November 6th.

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9:00 am
Sun June 24, 2012

New McCracken County High School Principal Talks Transitions, Planning

Michael Ceglinski

McCracken County Schools announced the principal of its new consolidated high school this week. Michael Ceglinski has been involved in plans for the school combining students from Reidland, Heath, and Lone Oak since its early stages. 

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4:59 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

McCracken County Consolidated High School Names Principal

Michael Ceglinski has been named principal of McCracken County High School.

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4:19 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

McCracken County Names New Consolidated High School Principal Next Week

 McCracken County Schools officials will name the principal of the new consolidated high school on Monday. The district held a three month search process which included out of state postings and hundreds of stakeholder surveys.

Assistant Superintendent Heath Cartwright tells the Paducah Sun the position was created at the March 15th board of education meeting with interviews concluding June 7th. The new principal will oversee the school's five academic houses each with assistant principals and guidance counselors.

The new high school opens in the fall 2013.

3:36 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Barge Salvage Work Continues

Salvagers are at work on a partially submerged barge near the site of the new US 60 Ledbetter Bridge between McCracken and Livingston Counties. 

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4:30 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Economic Impact of Tourism in McCracken County showed an increase of $8.1 Million in 2011

The Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet released the results today of the examination of the Economic Impact of Tourism for 2011.

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Fiscal Court
9:46 am
Fri May 4, 2012

McCracken County Fiscal Court Balances Budget, Deputies Get a Raise

In just over an hour last night, the McCracken County Fiscal Court produced a tentative balanced budget for the next fiscal year. Commissioners met to close an over $170,000 dollar shortfall. They overcame the gap by eliminating the county’s annual financial contribution to EntrePaducah and reducing funds for the county’s new animal shelter.  EntrePaducah is running a $350,000 dollar surplus, and Commissioner Ronnie Freeman says that means the county can cut their $300,000 dollar contribution to zero.

Fiscal Court
9:17 am
Thu April 26, 2012

McCracken Fiscal Court Discusses Animal Shelter Funding

The McCracken Fiscal Court tentatively plans to spend about $364,000 dollars next year to cover expenses at the county's animal shelter.

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7:48 am
Wed April 18, 2012

McCracken County Inmate Missing from Work Detail

William C. Murrell
McCracken County Jail

Police are looking for a McCracken County jail inmate held on theft and drug charges after he escaped from a work detail yesterday.  Kentucky State Police say 20-year-old William C. Murrell was last seen just after two Tuesday afternoon at his work detail in Paducah. He's believed to have left the area on foot.  Police say his green jail jumpsuit was found nearby, and officers are unable to give a current clothing description.  Murrell is described as black, 5-foot-10 and 152 pounds.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact state police.

McCracken County Fiscal Court
9:55 am
Tue April 10, 2012

McCracken County Fiscal Court Meeting 4/9

The McCracken County Fiscal Court decided last night to schedule a workshop to discuss an advisory board for the county’s animal shelter. Judge-Executive Van Newberry says the current proposal outlines a governing body of five members. The Court will hold the workshop within the next few weeks. The court also voted to allocate $12,000 toward transportation for non-public school children in the St. John’s area. Newberry says for years, the state has given money to the Court for this purpose, and it has mainly helped transport children to the St. Mary’s School System.