Paducah

Election 2012
5:06 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Tentative Merger Vote Set May 1st

The Charter County Government Commission have changed a plan for the proposed merger of Paducah and McCracken governments. Vice Chairman Tom Garrett says the changes reflect concerns residents voiced during public forums held earlier in the year. The changes clarify the role of a transitional committee appointed to speed the merger if the plan passes and moves elections for new officials from 2013 to 2014 to avoid a special election. The changes also include an “out” clause allowing voters to revert to the current government. Tom Garrett…

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Arts and Culture
4:54 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Paducah in 3rd Place in Contest to Premiere "Bully"

A contest is on to bring the controversial movie “Bully” to 10 towns around the U.S. for a free premiere and Paducah is one of the top contenders. The Demand It! contest website has Paducah in 3rd place for the movie, which goes to the top ten cities with the most votes. The contest ends Friday at 2 pm.

Government
8:56 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Paducah City Commissioners Go Back on Housing Contract

Paducah City commissioners last night rejected an ordinance that would have changed a property swap agreement with the city’s Housing Authority.  In May 2009, both parties agreed to exchange city property on H.C.

Morning Cram
9:17 am
Mon March 19, 2012

the morning cram [its a matter of life after death edition]

Tab Brockman

Are children conceived  after the death of a parent are eligible for  survivors' benefits? NPR reports at  least 100 such cases are pending before the Social Security Administration.

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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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