Paducah

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes held a panel discussion in a packed room the Paducah School of Art and Design with Paducah area leaders Thursday afternoon to discuss findings from the 2016 Kentucky Civic Health Index. 

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A driver has pleaded not guilty in the death of a former McCracken County official who was hit while riding his bicycle last fall.

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  Two communities in far west Kentucky have made an international business magazine’s list of Top Micropolitans in 2016.

Casey Watson

Many volunteer for overseas humanitarian aid trips, traveling thousands of miles and raising thousands of dollars to help others. But what about volunteering at home? Casey Watson explores the dilemma of one nonprofit in Paducah. Starfish Orphan Ministry can find plenty of people willing to travel and to assist children in El Salvador and other countries. But, with the exception of special events, it struggles to find regular volunteers willing to help address the needs of people in its own city. 

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A workshop documenting the lives of Paducah residents opens this Saturday. The 41st Mountain Workshop features documentaries, photography and other graphics from 70 photojournalists from around the country. 

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Update: The measure passed.  

Paducah’s city commissioners are considering widening a grant program to renovate the upper floors of the city’s downtown buildings. An amendment to the Upper Story Residential Grant Program is set for a vote on February 28.

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Update: The measure passed.  

Paducah’s City Commissioners are set to vote on amending the taxicab ordinance to make it easier for someone with a nonviolent felony to obtain a license. 

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Artists now have an easier process for selling or demonstrating their work in Paducah's downtown and Lower Town spaces.

Paducah based musician and songwriter, Chris Black, premieres the music video for his song "Karaoke Excuse," today here at WKMS.  Austin Carter spoke with Black about his upcoming album, the inspiration behind the video, and what's in store for him this year.

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Tracy Ross speaks with organizer Albert Parker about activities happening this Saturday in Paducah as part of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

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