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In Paducah, on Monday, Baptist Health Paducah Director of Outreach Dr. Patrick Withrow led a community stakeholder forum with Congressman James Comer to discuss the region's needs for how to best allocate the $3.6 billion in the new 'omnibus' spending bill to combat the opioid crisis. Withrow also called for volunteers to help the many community services working in prevention and treatment efforts.

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  The Paducah Board of Commissioners is considering zoning ordinances that would change Midtown from a residential area to commercial. The City Planning Commission is recommending that approximately 10 acres encompassing parts of Kentucky Avenue, Clark Street and South 31st street be rezoned from a low and medium density residential zone to a convenience and service zone.

Courtesy of Bryan Canavan

  The National Weather Service said the Ohio River will crest at 50 feet in Paducah on Thursday.

Update: Paducah Police have arrested a convicted felon who said he accidentally shot himself in the leg last night in a shopping mall parking lot. 

Paducah Creative City Facebook Page

An artisanal and gastronomic festival in Mexico will feature Paducah culture and cuisine.

Nathan Torian

A memorial to recognize local sacrifices made in the effort to end the Global War on Terrorism will be placed in Paducah.

Smallbones, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Update: Local authorities and the Kentucky HazMat #1 Response Team have determined that the mysterious white substance that appeared Thursday on the Whitehaven property in Paducah was starch.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The City of Paducah's Human Rights Commission should still be considered the 'first stop' for all complaints of discrimination, under the new ordinance, said Mayor Brandi Harless. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Paducah Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance Tuesday to amend the city’s smoking ban ordinance to continue the prohibition in enclosed public places and extend it to all places of employment.

Kentucky Department Of Corrections

  Local and state officials met in Frankfort on Tuesday to discuss solutions to long-time issues with the halfway house in Paducah.