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Mayfield mayor to file for reelection

Mayfield Mayor Kathy O’Nan announced at the end of Monday’s city council meeting she will file for re-election in January 2022. Before taking her mayoral position in January 2019, O’Nan had served on the city council for 16 years. Many residents had been asking her if she would run again...
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Kuttawa City Council eyes short-term rental ordinance

Nearly a dozen Kuttawa residents turned up to hear an ordinance that establishes regulations on short-term rentals at the Sept. 13 meeting of the Kuttawa City Council. The provenance of short-term rental properties, such as Airbnb and Vrbo, did not stir any discussion a couple of years ago in Kuttawa. As stated previously by city council members, complications amplified during the summer of 2020, fostering the first-kind ordinance.
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West Kentucky school districts discuss mask requirement plans

WEST KENTUCKY — All but one west Kentucky school district in the Local 6 area have decided to continue requiring masks indoors. This, as Senate Bill 1 went into effect Friday morning. The new law gives school districts the power to decide whether to enforce mask requirements. Hickman County Schools...
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Emergency relief endures with State of Emergency extension, legislature advocacy

PRINCETON — The termination of pandemic unemployment insurance benefit programs took effect nationwide on Sept. 6. In response, more than 70 Kentucky organizations urged legislatures “to protect the health of Kentuckians, our workforce and our children’s education.”. Four unemployment programs expired as a result: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, Pandemic Unemployment...
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Caldwell holds off Union County in 24-14 win

The Caldwell County Tigers put an end to Union County’s winning season Friday night at Tiger Stadium with the 24-14 win over one of Western Kentucky’s top ranked teams. Union County now, 4-1, is currently ranked #1 in the 3A class in District 1 while Caldwell County, now 3-2, is ranked #3 in the 2A class also in district 1, just behind Mayfield and Murray.
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Local NAACP chapter to host celebrated author

The Paducah-McCracken County NAACP announced it would be hosting author, minister, scholar and media personality Dr. Michael Eric Dyson for a lecture later this fall. Billed as “An Evening with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson,” the event is set for 4 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Paducah Tilghman High School Auditorium.
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School board revises COVID-19 plan

EDDYVILLE — The Lyon County Board of Education recently convened for a special called meeting to discuss a revised COVID-19 school plan and give renovation updates. With a reported 90% unvaccinated school population, Superintendent Russ Tilford said he believes being aggressive and prepared outweighs being conservative and naive. He told...
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McCracken poised to reach 10K COVID cases this weekend

With the way things are going as far as the number of new COVID-19 cases are concerned, McCracken County may surpass the 10,000 mark this weekend. According to information provided by the Purchase District Health Department, there were 7,459 total cases of COVID-19 in McCracken County through Aug. 15. The next week, there was an increase of 594 new cases, or 84.9 cases per day. The week after that, through Aug. 29, there were 483 new cases, or 69 per day.

Parents voice support and opposition for masks at McCracken County Board of Education meeting

PADUCAH- Masks in schools continue to be a hot-button issue Nationwide and locally. The McCracken County Board of Education heard both sides of the debate during their monthly meeting on Thursday. Despite being given the ability to choose whether or not to enforce masks following a bill from the Kentucky legislature, McCracken County will still require them in schools. During the meeting, one parent even donned a bee keeper's jacket while addressing the school board in an attempt to draw a parallel between the number of children killed by bee stings each year and requiring kids to wear masks in school.
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McCracken student COVID cases drop this week

The number of COVID-19 cases among school-age youth in McCracken County is seeing a downward trend, marking the lowest number of cases since July. In August, there were 582 cases of COVID-19 among children age 4 to 18 in McCracken County, and through the first 16 days in September, there have been 259 cases, according to the Purchase District Health Department.

Western Ky. School Districts Decide To Require Masking

Almost all western Kentucky school districts have decided to require face masks in schools following the state legislature’s decision to eliminate a statewide school mask mandate and leave the decision up to the districts and school boards. The bill passed by the state legislature — which supporters say will better...

Cedar Hill Cemetery Gaining Historical Marker

Following back-to-back Saturdays, several Princetonians are about to be so much closer to their town’s deep and rich history. At 2 p.m. this Saturday, the Caldwell County Historical Society and City of Princeton officials will oversee a dedication ceremony of two historical markers set to be unveiled in Cedar Hill Cemetery — with Kentucky Historical Society Community Engagement Coordinator Alli Robic set to be in attendance.
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PTHS marks POW/MIA Recognition Day

Every third Friday in September is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, an opportunity to recognize the thousands of service people who were prisoners of war or missing in action. The recognition day became official in 1998 with the passage of the Defense Authorization Act. The POW/MIA flag was first recognized in...

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet releases impact report for Sept. 19-25

Multiple construction projects are going on in western Kentucky. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 has released a traffic impact report for the week of Sept. 19 to Sept. 25, to help you plan your travel routes for the week ahead. District 1 includes Fulton, Hickman, Carlisle, Ballard, McCracken, Graves, Calloway,...
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Southern Seven counties remain orange

METROPOLIS, Ill. — All seven counties of the Southern Seven Health Department are marking their second week at Orange Warning Level status on the COVID-19 risk metrics. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Sept. 10 the amount of new cases Per 100,000 people, test positivity percentage metrics and falling ICU bed availability at area hospitals are causing the elevated risk levels.
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Paducah chamber ready for D.C. Fly-In

More than 40 local government, business and industry leaders are heading to the nation’s capital as part of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual federal advocacy effort, the D.C. Fly-In. The chamber contingent will be in Washington Monday and Tuesday to meet with Kentucky’s federal delegation and key government...

Western Ky. early childhood schools get clean air systems

MURRAY, Ky. (KFVS) - Western Kentucky schools are continuing their efforts to fight COVID-19 with air disinfection devices. Now, in phase 2 of their testing, they are adding these devices to classrooms for kids under the age of 12. The head start program at Murray State University was one of...