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Society
8:13 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Paducah Hunter's Death Ruled an Accident

Kentucky wildlife officials say the death of a Paducah man while deer hunting was accidental. The Paducah Sun reports 38-year-old Samuel Ryan Henderson was struck in the head by a bullet as his hunting party crossed a fence on a Ballard County farm. The incident occurred about 8 a.m. Sunday. Sgt. Garry Clark of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says another hunter took a bolt action rifle from his shoulder to hand it to another man when the weapon discharged.

Politics
7:24 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Paducah Independent Running for Senate President

An independent from Paducah says he's running for the top position in the Republican-controlled state Senate. The Herald Leader reports state Senator Bob Leeper made the announcement Thursday.

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Politics
6:03 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Paducah - McCracken County Merger Proposal Shut Down in Landslide

With a 40 percent margin, McCracken County and Paducah residents voted against merging their city and county governments yesterday.

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Business
8:14 am
Tue October 30, 2012

300 New Jobs in the Works for Paducah

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Paducah development officials are negotiating with a Florida company to bring 300 new jobs to the city. Economic Development President Chad Chancellor tells The Paducah Sun he expects to reach a deal in the near future. Chancellor says he won’t name the company involved until the deal is finalized. He will say the company is an outsource call center. Chancellor says similar businesses offer salaries around 9 dollars an hour, with benefits. He says incentives for the company would be provided by the PED rather than tax money.

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Society
3:53 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Easter Seals Announce Child Care Program

Easter Seals West Kentucky is opening a new regional program for children with special health care needs. The group kicks off “The Lily Pad at Easter Seals West Kentucky,” Friday in Paducah. It's the first Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care program in western Kentucky. The new program opens facilities to give daytime nursing care to medically fragile children.

Health
3:53 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

American Cancer Society Enrolling for Cancer Prevention Study in Paducah

Lourdes Hospital hosts enrollment for CPS-3 in mid-November.  This study continues over a half century of research that has confirmed links between smoking and obesity and cancer. Eric Walker is Associate Director for Mission Support of the American Cancer Society. He joins us on Sounds Good to explain what’s involved in enrolling in this national cancer prevention study. Lourdes Hospital hosts a two day enrollment program in mid-November. 

You can also register at cps3lourdeshospital.org.

Society
9:00 am
Sun October 21, 2012

The Paducah History of Krispy Kreme Donuts

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Paducah sits a little more than two hours from the nearest Krispy Kreme donut shop, and local fans of the brand’s glazed treats can only find them here and there in local gas stations. Yet, Paducah is where Krispy Kreme creator Vernon Rudolph discovered the recipe for his famous yeast-raised doughnuts and where he worked at his uncle’s store, selling the pastries from a box on his bicycle. Casey Northcutt has more on Rudolph’s impressive and somewhat disputed transformation from humble doughnut peddler into bakery mogul.

Culture
10:49 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Angel's Envy Bourbon Inspires the 8th Annual Distiller's Dinner

Lincoln Henderson, Angel's Envy Bourbon

72 year old Lincoln Henderson is described as a distinguished looking man with a tidy white goatee and a wry smile. Former Master Distiller for Brown-Forman, Mr. Henderson helped develop Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack, and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. Now he’s spearheading the new craft distiller, the Louisville Distilling Company, whose 86.6 proof small-batch bourbon Angel’s Envy is the star of the Carson Center’s 8th Annual Distiller Dinner on Saturday, October 27th.

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Crime
8:28 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Paducah Man Denied Probation for Motorcycle Death

A McCracken circuit judge has denied probation for a Paducah man whose stepdaughter was killed while riding with him on a motorcycle. Kira Bryant was just 14 when she died in a summer 2011 crash.  Jamison Turney pled guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the case. Authorities say his blood-alcohol level was .09 percent and that Kira Bryant was not wearing a helmet. Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Raymond McGee opposed the probation request, saying early release of a drunk driver who killed a teenager unduly depreciates the seriousness of the crime.

Society
1:44 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Suzanne Clinton on the Five Tons of Love Drive in Paducah

Suzanne Clinton
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On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte spoke with Suzanne Clinton, an Americorps/Build Corps Member, Paducah Cooperative Ministry. She's involved with October's Five Tons of Love Drive to collect 10,000 pounds of food for the Emergency Food Pantry at the Ministry, which includes a Trick or Treat for Food program.

See more on the Make a Difference Day Food Drive Facebook page.

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