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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.

John Null/WKMS

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. 

WKCTC

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, weather.gov

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. 

City of Paducah

The Paducah Board of Commissioners met Tuesday night to discuss the future of revitalization efforts for the city. 

Mitch McConnell/Facebook

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the featured speaker at a Paducah area business gathering later this month. Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a public policy luncheon August 15. 

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

As reports across the Commonwealth show increased dependency on prescription pills and heroin, recovery centers seek creative solutions for these evolving addictions. CenterPoint Recovery Center for Men in Paducah may have just found one that works.

paducahky.gov

Update Wednesday: Grabinski has been arrested after turning himself in Tuesday night. He is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault and menacing. He was released on a $2,500 dollar bond. 

Event flyer, via Concert Rally for Peace Facebook Event Page

A concert rally for peace and unity will be held in Paducah this weekend. Singers, poets and activists gather at the Noble Park Amphitheatre Sunday in the wake of recent racially motivated violence.

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