Paducah

Local Televised Debate
8:51 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Chamber of Commerce to Host Debate

The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a televised debate May 14th for candidates running in the primaries for mayor and city commission. The Paducah Sun reports the debate will be at 6 p.m. at Crounse Hall on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Four mayoral and 19 city commission candidates registered for the debate. The debate will be broadcast live and replayed locally before the May 22nd election.

Kerr, Wilson Plead Guilty
3:45 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Kerr and Wislon Plead Guilty

J. Patrick Kerr and Susan Wilson pleaded guilty today to federal charges stemming from the embezzlement of more than $230,000 dollars from the Paducah-McCracken Convention and Expo Centers. The charges include Theft and Misappropriation of Property under Custody of a Federal Program. The two could face up to 20 years in federal prison. Sentencing is scheduled for June 8th in Paducah.

Paducah Convention Center
12:36 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Paducah-McCracken County Covention Center Corp Discusses Budget

The Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center Corporation discussed a healthy budget during the Executive Committee meeting Tuesday. The committee mulled over the center’s current cash flow and expenses in preparation for future budget workshops with city and county representatives. The corporation will submit budget requests to both governments for funds to help cover upcoming costs.

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Morning Cram
8:51 am
Mon February 27, 2012

the morning cram [the same thing we do every night edition]

Warner Bros.

New research shows nerve damage can be repaired in days, not months.

NPR reports scientists have found a way to reattach severed ends of nerve cells in rats. This could mean new methods to help the more than 50,000 people a year in the U.S. who suffer nerve injuries could be available soon.

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Taliban Attacks Kills Paducah Native
7:44 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Paducah Native Dies in Afghanistan

Paducah native and Calloway County High School alumni Lieutenant Colonel John Darin Loftis was among those killed in Afghanistan Saturday in a Taliban attack. Lieutenant Colonel Loftis was one of two who died in the attack on a heavily guarded ministry building in Kabul. The Taliban claim the attack is in retaliation for reports of Qur’an burnings at Bagram Air Base north of Kabul. Loftis is survived by his wife and two daughters in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Post Office Closings
1:48 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

U.S. Postal Service Will Close Paducah Mail Processing Plant

The U.S. Post Office will close the mail distribution plant in Paducah sometime after May 15. The USPS announced the closure after a months long study on downsizing. The Postal Service is merging the plant’s operations with the Evansville, Indiana plant. Local American Postal Workers Union President Gerl McKinney says the loss of the Paducah facility will be bad for local businesses. He says, 

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This Week at Maiden Alley Cinema
10:16 am
Thu February 23, 2012

This Week at Maiden Alley, "The Artist"

The 2011 film playing at Maiden Alley this week harkens back to the early days of Hollywood's Golden Age in more ways than one.  The Oscar-nominated French film The Artist is set in 1927, shot in black and white, and silent, save for the incredible score and a single line of dialogue.  You may have seen films with a similar plot, but you likely never seen a love letter to Hollywood so beautifully and meticulously crafted.  Todd Hatton and Larry Thomas preview The Artist.

Environment
8:29 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Delta Mariner Departs Paducah

The Delta Mariner departed James Marine of Paducah Friday night more than three weeks after colliding with the Eggner's Ferry Bridge. Foss Maritime officials say the ship will resume hauling rocket parts to Cape Canaveral for use in the Delta and Atlas rocket programs. The 312- foot ship was docked at James Marine for several days for minor repairs. The American Bureau of Shipping and U.S. Coast Guard deemed the ship safe to travel following weeks of inspection.

Government
7:42 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Paducah/McCracken County Merger

McCracken County's Joint Consolidation Study Commission held the last of its four scheduled public meetings Thursday to present its draft plan to merge Paducah and McCracken County governments. More than 175 people attended the event at Lone Oak Middle School. They voiced concerns over such issues as the number of representatives on the proposed government's council. Commission Vice Chairman Tom Garrett says they'll meet soon to discuss the public's concerns and possibly adjust the draft.

Government
3:38 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Final Merger Forum Tonight at LOHS

The fourth and final public forum discussing a possible merger for McCracken County and Paducah governments is tonight at Lone Oak High School at 6:30 p.m. The Charter County Government Merger Committee has worked on the merger plan since 2009 before presenting it to the public in January. After tonight’s forum, the committee will meet to discuss concerns voiced by residents before finalizing the plan and deciding if the issue belongs on the ballot in November.

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