Paducah

kentucky.gov, Kentucky Department of Education

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt hosts a meeting in Paducah Monday to discuss public opinions on the development of a new accountability system to improve student readiness.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on far west Kentucky on August 21 seeking a prime seat for the total solar eclipse.

U.S. Department of Energy, energy.gov

With the passage of a bill lifting the ‘nuclear moratorium’ in Kentucky, now that Senate Bill 11 also known as the 'Robert J. Leeper Act' has been signed into law, there is a renewed attention on the past, present and future of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. 

via UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries, Inc. Facebook Page

A Paducah manufacturing plant is getting an expansion that will create up to 50 jobs within the next year. UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries Inc. is adding a 56,000 square foot expansion to their facility that will include machining centers, robotics and fabrication equipment.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes held a panel discussion in a packed room the Paducah School of Art and Design with Paducah area leaders Thursday afternoon to discuss findings from the 2016 Kentucky Civic Health Index. 

belchonock, 123rf stock photo

A driver has pleaded not guilty in the death of a former McCracken County official who was hit while riding his bicycle last fall.

Site Selection via Facebook

Two communities in far west Kentucky have made an international business magazine’s list of Top Micropolitans in 2016.

Casey Watson

Many volunteer for overseas humanitarian aid trips, traveling thousands of miles and raising thousands of dollars to help others. But what about volunteering at home? Casey Watson explores the dilemma of one nonprofit in Paducah. Starfish Orphan Ministry can find plenty of people willing to travel and to assist children in El Salvador and other countries. But, with the exception of special events, it struggles to find regular volunteers willing to help address the needs of people in its own city. 

Mountain Workshops, via Facebook

A workshop documenting the lives of Paducah residents opens this Saturday. The 41st Mountain Workshop features documentaries, photography and other graphics from 70 photojournalists from around the country. 

screenshot via paducahky.gov

Update: The measure passed.  

Paducah’s city commissioners are considering widening a grant program to renovate the upper floors of the city’s downtown buildings. An amendment to the Upper Story Residential Grant Program is set for a vote on February 28.

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