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City of Paducah / Facebook

Paducah officials are ready to unveil the city’s newest community space and park to downtown visitors.

Paducah Power System

Paducah Power System is reporting four years without injuries to its crew resulting in lost work hours. The utility says they reached this safety milestone Monday.

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The Ballard-Carlisle County Library is scheduled to reopen this Friday, June 10.

The library was closed in December after 30-year librarian Sonja Mainord retired.

McCracken County Sheriff's Department

A McCracken County man died in an accident involving a lawnmower early Monday evening. McCracken County Sheriff’s Office reports 56-year-old James Airsman of Paducah had been driving the mower near the edge of a pond when the tire slipped, causing it to roll into the bank. 

Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police at Post 1 in Hickory held a dedication ceremony Monday for a memorial honoring two fallen Graves County troopers. The monument remembers Trooper Eric Chrisman and Joseph Ponder. Both troopers died in service last year. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

The eastbound I-24 ramp to northbound Purchase Parkway will be closed until 5 p.m. today. The closure is due to the ongoing reconstruction of the interchange. 

Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc., Facebook

Working with horses requires discipline and self-control, Susan Garon says, two things in which some of her younger therapy patients could use some practice. Garon speaks with Austin Carter on Sounds Good about how she combined her love of horses with her training as a family therapist to found Equine Assisted Transitions in Cadiz, Kentucky.

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Update Friday: Officials have confirmed that the body found at a plane crash site in western Kentucky is the pilot who went missing on Monday.

Kentucky State Police said Friday that the Hancock County coroner's office and the Kentucky medical examiner's office used dental records to determine the body was that of 70-year-old Robert Dalzell of Owensboro.

Graves Co. Sheriff's Office

Update Friday afternoon: The Graves County Sheriff's Office says the real identity of the methamphetamine supplier is Jose A. Garcia-Orinia. He had previously given the officers an alias.

He has now also been charged with Giving an Officer a False Name, 2 counts of Theft of Identity and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st Degree. He's being held at the Graves County Detention Center with a $250,000 cash bond.

101st CAB, Wings of Destiny, via Facebook

Two Fort Campbell soldiers, Chief Warrant Officer 2 David Woodward and Captain Lindsay Gordon, were presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross in a ceremony Wednesday.

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