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4:37 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Paducah Man Arrested for Arson

McCracken County Jail

A Paducah man is in jail on first degree arson charges for allegedly starting a fire at the home of his estranged wife Wednesday night. Police arrested 44-year-old Norman Landers for violating a domestic violence order when he came to the house after the fire started. Police questioned Landers about the blaze after Fire Marshall Greg Cherry determined the fire’s origin was suspicious. Police say Landers later admitted to starting the fire and is being held in McCracken County Jail. No one was injured in the fire.

Morning Cram
9:59 am
Mon September 10, 2012

morning cram [Chicago no school day edition]

suntimes.com

Teachers in Chicago walked off the job Monday after contract negotiations fell through, leaving 400,000 students in the nation's third-largest district shut out of their classrooms.

TN: Tennessee prison sentences are shorter than most. Renew your drivers license all by yourself.

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Business
7:27 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Prairie State electricity rates higher than expected

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A new report says the country’s newest coal-burning power plant is far more expensive for ratepayers than expected.  The report was released by the non-profit Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, and says that the Prairie State power plant in Illinois isn’t living up to its promises of cheap rates.  The Kentucky Municipal Power Agency, or KMPA, owns about eight percent of the Prairie State plant, and provides power to the municipalities of Paducah and Princeton.  KMPA issued nearly five hundred million dollars in bonds to buy its share of the generation, and General Manage

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Government
5:13 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Another Perspective on Paducah's Renaissance Area Master Plan

Paducah's existing riverfront.
paducahky.gov

Earlier this month, we spoke with Bruce Brockenborough and Steve Doolittle of the Paducah Riverfront Development Authority about a proposal to enhance the city’s downtown, lower town, and riverfront.  It’s called the Renaissance Area Master Plan, or RAMP, and while it has its supporters, it’s also drawn criticism.  Among those who’ve expressed reservations is retired journalist, and Paducah resident Bob Hopper.  

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Government
4:27 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Two Arrested for Paducah Walgreens Robbery

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Paducah Police have arrested and charged two brothers in connection to a Paducah Walgreens armed robbery earlier this month. Eighteen-year-old Delquan and 19-year-old Delvonte Copeland, of Eddyville, face first degree robbery charges.

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Business
2:52 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Paducah offers incentives to commercial enterprises on Fountain Avenue

www.fountainave.com

A new incentive package is set to entice businesses to move into Paducah's Fountain Avenue area. City officials have been working to develop the area by giving residents financial incentive packages to build or renovate homes. 

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Government
9:11 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Ledbetter Bridge Lane Restriction Wednesday

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will restrict traffic to one lane on the U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter tomorrow. The restriction allows inspectors to take a close look at the bridge’s structure.  Highway engineers have been inspecting the span on an accelerated schedule since a three-ton load limit was instituted earlier this year. Transportation officials say the bridge carries more than 7,000 vehicles across the Tennessee River between Paducah and Ledbetter on an average day.

Business
12:16 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Federal Funds Released for Paducah Waterfront Project

Paducah's long-awaited waterfront development project is set to begin early next year after the federal government freed up transportation funds for the project. 

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Morning Cram
9:28 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Paducah City Commissioners Discuss Duck Island Preservation

paducahky.gov/paducah/noble-park

The Paducah Mayor and City Commissioners support efforts to preserve 
Noble Park’s duck house and island. Commissioners and the Mayor discussed ways to preserve the small island during Tuesday's commission meeting after many residents opposed the city’s previous decision to remove the island due to its state of disrepair. Commissioner Gayle Kaler says people voiced their concern not only through emails and phone calls but through Facebook, as well. As of Tuesday night, the group, “Save Duck Island”, had more than 3,500 members. Kaler said she approves of such enthusiasm.

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Afternoon Update
3:39 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/14/12

By the time she was gently shown the door in 1997, after more than 30 years, the magazine had become an icon, with decades' worth of variations on "how to please your man."

Today on NPR: When Brown took the reins at Cosmopolitan magazine in 1965, it was a foundering monthly known for fiction. Without any editing experience, she turned it into the wildly popular, sexy, women-focused, hugely profitable glossy we know today. She died Monday in New York.

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