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Paducah’s dog muzzling ordinance is up for debate after members of the community brought up concerns at a city commission meeting Tuesday. Past Paducah Kennel Club President Patience Renzulli was on the committee that set up the ordinance in 2002 and said there was once a need for such a law.

Robert Worden, chairman of the board of directors for Mount Kenton Cemetery in Paducah, talks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good about the non-profit’s ongoing efforts to identify those buried at the cemetery and find their family members.

Centerpoint Recovery Center for Men via Facebook

Paducah’s CenterPoint Recovery Center for Men has received a grant from the employer of a former client. Josh Randles says he was fighting an alcohol addiction and Centerpoint changed his life.

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Rural western Kentucky was host to the 'only all-lesbian film festival in the United States' over the weekend. Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema was home to the inaugural three-day Cinema Systers Film Festival.  Matt Markgraf went to the festival on Saturday and brings this report:

Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau

Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Mary Hammond has been appointed to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. On Sounds Good Matt Markgraf speaks with Hammond about how this opportunity came about, how the UNESCO designation has changed Paducah, how area residents can get involved and other events and efforts on the horizon.

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Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul is the featured speaker at the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce ‘Power in Partnership’ breakfast this week. 

McCracken County Sheriff’s Department

A Paducah man was arrested and charged Wednesday with the sexual abuse of a minor. McCracken County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint last month that 48-year-old David Averitt had sexually abused a child under the age of 12. 


West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah has a new president. Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box named Dr. Anton Reece to the position Friday night. 

NOAA Paducah,

The National Weather Service in Paducah says this month is already the wettest August on record. As of Thursday, Paducah had more eight inches of rain when normal rainfall is 2.76 inches.