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  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch - NewsChannel5.comSevere Thunderstorm Watch - NewsChannel5.com

    Severe Thunderstorm WatchNewsChannel5.comWatch county notification for watch 516 national weather service paducah ky 1105 am cst sat nov 18 2017 the national weather service has issued severe thunderstorm watch 516 in effect until 5 pm cst this afternoon for the following areas in illinois ...

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  • Lourdes Names New Regional Quality Officer - West Kentucky StarLourdes Names New Regional Quality Officer - West Kentucky Star

    Lourdes Names New Regional Quality OfficerWest Kentucky StarShe will also function as the Patient Safety Officer, ensuring a continuously improving culture of safety. She will have oversight over Mercy Health's Kentucky region, which includes Lourdes Hospital in Paducah and Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital ...

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  • Lourdes Names New Regional Quality OfficerLourdes Names New Regional Quality Officer

    Lourdeshas namedPolly Bechtold to the position of Regional Quality Officer for Mercy Health's Kentucky Region. Bechtoldcomes to Lourdes from Baptist Health Paducah where she most recently served as the Baptist Health West Region Clinical Informatics Director. In previous roles, she also served as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Outpatient Center and the Center for Digestive Health.Bechtoldis licensed by the Kentucky Board of Nursing and the Kentucky Board of Nursing Home Administrators.She is also a member of the Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders and the Kentucky Hospital Association andholds a master's degree in both Nursing and Healthcare Administration.Her primary responsibilities include development and execution of network-wide quality and performance improvement. She will also function as the Patient Safety Officer, ensuring a continuously improving culture of safety. She will have oversight over Mercy Health's Kentucky region, which includes Lourdes Hospital in Paducah and Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital in Irvine, KY.

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  • Missing 16-Year-Old Located by PoliceMissing 16-Year-Old Located by Police

    A missing teen has been located. According to the Paducah Police Department, 16-year-old Michael Nall was reported missing Friday night, and had last been seen about 8:30 pm in the 3000 block of Old Mayfield Road.Police say Nall was located and returned to the group home where he was staying.

    West Kentucky Star / 2 h. 11 min. ago
  • Donate 'Groceries for Good' Today at StoresDonate 'Groceries for Good' Today at Stores

    People can donate food to help families in need at the 25th annual "Groceries for Good" campaign on Saturday. "I think it's a great way to recognize the blessings that we haveindividually, and a great way to start out the holiday season of giving,"event coordinator Lisa O'Rourke said. "It puts everything into perspectiveas we go into the holiday season." From 9 am to 5 pm, participating grocery stores in McCracken and Massaccounties will accept donations. They are the three Kroger stores in Paducah, Banks Market in Lone Oak, Cash Saver on Jackson Street, ForthmanFoods IGA in Kevil, Food Giant in Reidland, Big John and Save-A-Lot inMetropolis, and Barney's Market in Brookport. Donations will be taken to Paducah Tilghman High School where volunteerswill sort the items. Service agencies will collect donated goods fordelivery to families during the holidays. Agencies participating are The Salvation Army, Family Service Society, HopeUnlimited Family Care Center, Martha's Vineyard, Merryman House, PaducahCooperative Ministry, Paducah Day Nursery, River City Mission and St.Vincent de Paul. The last event raised more than $46,000 and saw nearly 300 volunteers. O'Rourke said more volunteers are still needed Saturday, Nov. 18. So far, volunteers include local Boy and Girl Scout troops, youth groups, communitymembers, and students from Paducah Tilghman, McCracken County and St. Maryhigh schools. In addition to canned goods, donations accepted include dry food items,baby items, hygiene products, cleaning supplies and paper products. The event is sponsored by The Paducah Sun and The Metropolis Planet, andall proceeds remain local. For more information on volunteering or cash donations, contact The PaducahSun at 270-575-8801.

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  • Governor Still Planning Special SessionGovernor Still Planning Special Session

    Kentucky's Republican governor said he still plans tocall a special session of the state legislature to make changes to the state'stroubled public pension system. Gov. Matt Bevin and Republican legislative leaders unveiled the plan lastmonth. But since then, the GOP House Speaker resigned his leadership postfollowing a sexual harassment scandal. Republican leaders in the House have saidthey do not have the votes to pass the bill unless it is changed. Asked if the pension bill was dead, Bevin told reporters Friday "not at all." He said the pension bill will pass and it will happen soon. He did not say whenhe plans to call a special session. The state legislature is scheduled to convene its regular session on Jan. 2.

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  • Wind Advisory Today with Marginal Risk For StormsWind Advisory Today with Marginal Risk For Storms

    The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook today due to the potential for thunderstorms and gusty winds. A wind advisory has also been issued until 9 pm. The chance of thunderstorms is associated with the passing of a strong cold front. Strong winds are possible in the morning, but even stronger northeast winds are likely during the afternoon and evening. Peak wind gusts will likely be 40-45 mph, which could cause minor damage and impact driving condiditons. After a high of 70 on Saturday, Sunday will be much colder with a high only in the 40s.

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  • Symphony Salutes Veterans Tonight at Carson CenterSymphony Salutes Veterans Tonight at Carson Center

    The Paducah Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Raffaele Ponti, invites everyone to a special performance tonight that honors our veterans and members of the U.S. armed forces.Prior to the 7:30 performance at the Carson Center, a meal will be served in the River Room.Members of each branch of the military will present their flags prior to the orchestra's performance. Maestro Ponti chose inspiring and patriotic music, including three from John Williams, to highlight this salute to veterans and those currently serving. JOHN WILLIAMSSummon the Heroes AARON COPLANDAn Outdoor Overture JOHN WILLIAMSSuite from JFK VINCENT PERSICHETTIA Lincoln Address(feat. City Commissioner Richard Abraham, narrator) JOHN WILLIAMS Hymn to the Fallen (from "Saving Private Ryan") Tickets are available at the link below.

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  • WKCTC Education Express Visits Livingston CentralWKCTC Education Express Visits Livingston Central

    Faculty, staff, and students from West Kentucky Community Technical College visited Livingston Central High School this week as part of the college's "Education Express: Connecting Communities" Tour. More than 30 students, educators, and local government officials turned out to meet WKCTC's faculty and staff on November 14, in what was the last visit for the tour for 2017. The college plans to visit several other communities in 2018. WKCTC is a two-year, comprehensive, regional college serving more than 8,000 students annually. It offers more than 250 associate degree, diploma and certificate options in more than 40 academic and career programs, with classes offered in Paducah and Hickory, as well as online. The Aspen Institute has recognized WKCTC as one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation each of the four times they have awarded prizes. For more information, contact Janett Blythe, (270) 534-3079 or Janett.blythe@kctcs.edu

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  • Harless to Attend 'Authentic Leadership' SeminarsHarless to Attend 'Authentic Leadership' Seminars

    Paducah's Mayor Brandi Harless is among 41 people from 8 states who will attend a Delta Regional Authority event focusing on "Authentic Leadership." The educational opportunity is part of the continuing partnership between the DRA and Harvard Kennedy School, and will take place November 27-30. This executive training will equip regional leaders across the Delta with the latest advancements in leadership skills and will prepare them to make positive changes in their local communities, said Peter Kinder, DRA's alternate federal co-chairman. These participants are alumni of the Delta Leadership Institute's Executive Academy and were selected due to the leadership they have exemplified in their communities and their ability to translate these experiences to actionable solutions for the region. The class includes two members of the Delta Leadership Network from Kentucky - Harless, and Mark Lee from Madisonville; six members from Alabama; seven from Arkansas; six from Illinois; four from Louisiana; four from Mississippi; six from Missouri; and six from Tennessee. The group reflects the diversity of the Delta region and includes public, private, and non-profit leaders that have graduated from the DLI's Executive Academy. The 2017 Authentic Leadership participants are: Alabama •Susan Keith of Selma | City of Selma •Teresa McCall of Montgomery | Alabama Department of Mental Health •Donald Mills of Livingston | The University of West Alabama Small Business Development Center •Chad Nichols of Hoover | Sight Savers America •Gena Robbins of York | City of York The University of West Alabama •Max Snyder of Northport | City of Northport Arkansas •Mellie Bridewell of Lake Village | Arkansas Rural Health Partnership •Jennifer Conner of Lake Village | University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service •Lynn Hawkins-Caldwell of Lexa | Arkansas Rural Health Partnership •Bevin Hunter of Wilson | Lawrence Group •Karen McDaniel of Jonesboro | Arkansas State University •Trudy Redus of Pine Bluff | City of Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation •Peggy Robinson Wright of Forrest City | Arkansas State University Illinois •Brandi Bradley of Marion | Office of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin •Lynne Chambers of Grand Chain | Bigler Law Office •Brian Chapman of Ava | Southern Illinois University System •Tracey Glenn of Herrin | Peoples National Bank •Jennifer Olson of Carterville | The Lookout at the Lake •Woody Thorne of Makanda | Southern Illinois Healthcare Kentucky •Brandi Harless of Paducah | City of Paducah •Mark Lee of Madisonville | Paragon Development Consultants, LLC Louisiana •Cole Avery of Jonesboro | Office of U.S. Representative Ralph Abraham •Leslie Durham of St. Joseph | Office of Governor John Bel Edwards •Adam Holland of Oak Grove | Town of Oak Grove •Heather Malone of Vidalia | City of Vidalia Mississippi •Josh Bower of Jackson | Hinds Community College •Rolando Herts of Cleveland | Delta State University The Delta Center for Culture and Learning •Tim Lampkin of Clarksdale | Higher Purpose Co. •Lane Riley of Cleveland | Delta Hands for Hope Missouri •TR Dudley of Potosi | City of Potosi •Steve Halter of Poplar Bluff | Greater Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce •Maude Harris of Sikeston | University of Missouri Extension •Kris Klaus of Perryville | Klaus Construction •Scott Sattler of Perryville | Perry County Economic Development Authority •Christina Wade of Caruthersville | Delta Regional Authority Tennessee •Minnie Bommer of Covington | City of Covington •Julie Allen Burke of Milan | Milan Chamber of Commerce •Landy Fuqua of Martin | University of Tennessee at Martin REED Center •Travis Martin of Jackson | TLM Associates, Inc. •Bill Rawls of Brownsville | City of Brownsville •Kayla Taylor of Jackson | Younger Associates DLI Staff •Andrea Allen | Arkansas State University •Shawnie Carrier | Arkansas State University •Leigh Hersey | University of Louisiana Monroe •Lauren Lewis | The University of Alabama

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  • WKCTC Selling Poinsettias for Study Abroad Program - West Kentucky StarWKCTC Selling Poinsettias for Study Abroad Program - West Kentucky Star

    West Kentucky StarWKCTC Selling Poinsettias for Study Abroad ProgramWest Kentucky StarPADUCAH, KY - West Kentucky Community and Technical College students are selling holiday poinsettias to help pay for their educational study abroad trip to ...and more »

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  • WKCTC Selling Poinsettias for Study Abroad ProgramWKCTC Selling Poinsettias for Study Abroad Program

    West Kentucky Community and Technical College students are selling holiday poinsettias to help pay for their educational study abroad trip to Austria, Germany and Switzerland in May."This is an annual fundraiser to help our students have the opportunity to study abroad and make life-long memories," said Pat Blaine, trip tour leader and WKCTC education professor. "We are asking the community to help make this trip possible for students who might not otherwise be able to go. Plus, this is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to brighten their homes for the holidays with beautiful poinsettias." Poinsettias can be ordered in a variety of sizes and colors, including new this year, a Christmas Cactus and a Mumsettia (a cross between a red poinsettia and a mum). Prices range from $13 to $25. Contact Pat Blaine for a full list of poinsettias available for purchase.Place orders by December 1. Orders will be delivered to WKCTC's Haws Gymnasium on December 6. All proceeds will benefit WKCTC students. To place an order, contact Pat Blaine at pat.blaine@kctcs.edu or call 270-534-3207. Check should be made out to PJC, Inc., P.O. Box 7380, Paducah, Kentucky 42002-7380. Mail checks to Pat Blaine, 4810 Alben Barkley Dr., Paducah,KY 42001.The Austria, Germany and Switzerland trip is also open to community members. Anyone interested can contact Blaine for more information. Trip details, itinerary and early registration can be found at patblaine.grouptoursite.com.Registration for spring classes at WKCTC is currently underway. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu for class offerings. Spring classes begin January 8.West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College each of the four times the Prize has been awarded by the Aspen Institute and has twice been named a Finalist with Distinction for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.For more information about the Study Abroad Program and poinsettia sale,go tohttp://westkentucky.meritpages.com/news/wkctc-s-study-abroad-program-holiday-poinsettia-sale/1653 Attachments

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  • Dickens of a Christmas Small Business - West Kentucky Star - Events - West Kentucky StarDickens of a Christmas Small Business - West Kentucky Star - Events - West Kentucky Star

    Dickens of a Christmas Small Business - West Kentucky Star - EventsWest Kentucky StarWest Kentucky Star's aim is to provide 24/7 constant local information updates for Paducah, western Kentucky and southern Illinois.Downtown to transform for Dickens of a Christmas - WPSDWPSD Local 6all 2 news articles »

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  • Project Fit America to Begin Monday at 3 SchoolsProject Fit America to Begin Monday at 3 Schools

    Graves County Schools, Project Fit America, Baptist Health collaborate to announce donations at three schools Monday, Nov. 20th.Physical education teachers and school leaders recently met with a trainer from Project Fit America and a Baptist Health representative to prepare for the Monday launch of the student fitness program at Lowes, Symsonia and Wingo elementary schools.Baptist Health has partnered with 15 area schools since 2007 to provide indoor and outdoor equipment and teacher training to boost children's fitness. Funding for the most recent three Graves schools was provided by a Baptist Health donor for outreach during the Celebrating Miracles, Transforming Lives capital campaign.

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  • The season for readingThe season for reading

    Mario Gonzalez, 9, and his grandmother Marlene Hill, both of Reidland, shop Thursday at the McCracken County Public Library Christmas Mini Book Sale, hosted by Friends of McCracken County Public Library.

    Paducah News / 15 h. 38 min. ago
  • Kentucky to Launch Help Line for Opioid AddictionKentucky to Launch Help Line for Opioid Addiction

    Kentucky is spending $500,000 to create a phone number people can call to get help with opioid addiction. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said beginning Dec. 1 anyone needing help battling opioid addiction in Kentucky can call 833-8KY-HELP, or 833-859-4357. People who call will be connected to social workers and other programs to help with addiction.The call center will be staffed by six people, plus a supervisor. A person will answer the phone from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Any other time, people can leave a message. Bevin said he is in talks with a large corporation to donate another $500,000 to keep the help line staffed all the time.More than 1,400 people died from drug overdoses in Kentucky last year. Most of those were from opioids.

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  • Baptist Health Paducah employees donate $200K to community - KFVSBaptist Health Paducah employees donate $200K to community - KFVS

    Baptist Health Paducah employees donate $200K to communityKFVSPADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -. Baptist Health Paducah recently finished its annual Employee Caring Campaign, which allows employees the opportunity to give to local charitable causes. 441 employees committed to give $203,490 to support the community.

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  • Bikers Toy Run set for SaturdayBikers Toy Run set for Saturday

    The Bikers 34th Annual Toy Run in Paducah is Saturday. Admission is one new toy or $10 per person.

    Paducah News / 20 h. 21 min. ago
  • Groceries for Good food drive coming SaturdayGroceries for Good food drive coming Saturday

    Groceries for Good, a communitywide effort to help stock the pantries of nine area community agencies, is celebrating its 25th year Saturday.

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  • Police find Paducah woman, arrest fugitivePolice find Paducah woman, arrest fugitive

    Police said Lori Peavy, 41, was located unharmed approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday by the Kentucky State Police and Fulton City Police.

    Paducah News / 1 d. 6 h. 22 min. ago
  • U.S. 60 collision sends driver to hospitalU.S. 60 collision sends driver to hospital

    McCracken County sheriff's deputies were dispatched about 6 a.m. They learned that 23-year-old Michael Kester was traveling east on U.S. 60 in a 2010 Ford Taurus when he stopped for a westbound McCracken County school bus that was loading children.

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    Senior Medicare Patrol, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive. Learn to detect potential Medicare errors, fraud and abuse.

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  • Founder honoredFounder honored

    Frances Hamilton attended the dedication of the B.A. Hamilton Collision Repair Technology Classroom in memory of husband B.A. Hamilton on Thursday.

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  • Commandment Number 9 is for Paw Paws, tooCommandment Number 9 is for Paw Paws, too

    If you have grandchildren that live close enough to be seen on a regular basis, count yourself fortunate. Terry and I have seven grandchildren to this point, but each of them live hundreds of miles away from here.

    Paducah News / 1 d. 17 h. 49 min. ago
  • War on Terrorism memorial for veterans nears completionWar on Terrorism memorial for veterans nears completion

    A new Global War on Terrorism Memorial is being developed at Dolly McNutt Plaza in Paducah to honor those who "gave the ultimate sacrifice," such as Master Sgt.

    Paducah News / 2 d. 3 h. 13 min. ago
  • Warming Center needs volunteersWarming Center needs volunteers

    The Warming Center at Paducah's Community Kitchen will open its doors Saturday night when temperatures are anticipated to drop to 40 degrees or below.

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  • MISSING: KSP searches for woman, concerned for her safetyMISSING: KSP searches for woman, concerned for her safety

    A woman has been reported missing and the Kentucky State Police are asking for the public's assistance finding her. Lori Peavy, 41 was last seen on Tuesday, Nov. 15 around 3 p.m. in the Paducah, Kentucky area.

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  • 3 facing charges after thefts in McCracken Co., KY3 facing charges after thefts in McCracken Co., KY

    An 18-year-old and two other juveniles are facing charges after in connection with several reported stolen vehicles, according to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office. Two juveniles from Paducah, Kentucky face the following charges: evading police, receiving stolen property, and receiving a stolen property including a firearm.

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    Brian Green, of the city of Paducah Public Works Department, hangs a holiday light fixture Tuesday on a light pole in downtown Paducah.

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  • Milling to close southbound lane on portion of KY 944/Old Mayfield Road in Paducah - WPSD Local 6Milling to close southbound lane on portion of KY 944/Old Mayfield Road in Paducah - WPSD Local 6

    Milling to close southbound lane on portion of KY 944/Old Mayfield Road in PaducahWPSD Local 6PADUCAH, KY — A portion of a road in Paducah will be blocked to southbound traffic starting Wednesday. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the southbound lane of KY 944/Old Mayfield Road will be closed from the US 60/Irvin Cobb Drive ...

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  • Electric companies partner to fight fraudElectric companies partner to fight fraud

    The phone calls are often urgent. Pay a past-due balance on your electric bill, now, before your electricity is disconnected.

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  • I-24 back open at Paducah Exit 3 after closure due to truck fire - WPSD Local 6I-24 back open at Paducah Exit 3 after closure due to truck fire - WPSD Local 6

    WPSD Local 6I-24 back open at Paducah Exit 3 after closure due to truck fireWPSD Local 6UPDATE: All lanes of Interstate 24 are back open to traffic at Exit 3 to Paducah. All lanes eastbound and westbound were closed for a time Tuesday night due to a truck that caught fire along the highway. As of around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Kentucky ...3 facing charges after thefts in McCracken Co., KYKFVSall 14 news articles »

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  • Police Foundation to host training session in Paducah, KY - KFVSPolice Foundation to host training session in Paducah, KY - KFVS

    Police Foundation to host training session in Paducah, KYKFVSPADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -. A training session will be held to prepare Paducah, Kentucky organizations in case of an act of violence. The Police Foundation of Paducah-McCracken County along with the Paducah Police Department will have a training event the ...and more »

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  • 3 Paducah, KY brothers arrested on drug-related warrants - KFVS3 Paducah, KY brothers arrested on drug-related warrants - KFVS

    West Kentucky Star3 Paducah, KY brothers arrested on drug-related warrantsKFVSPADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -. Police arrested three Paducah, Kentucky men on drug related warrants on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The men have been charged with drug and weapon offenses after officers with the Paducah Police Department executed a search warrant at ...3 arrested on drug, weapons charges in PaducahWPSD Local 6By West Kentucky StaffWest Kentucky Starall 5 news articles »

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  • High water halts shipping on Ohio River near Paducah, Kentucky - ReutersHigh water halts shipping on Ohio River near Paducah, Kentucky - Reuters

    WPXI PittsburghHigh water halts shipping on Ohio River near Paducah, KentuckyReutersThe Ohio River at Paducah has risen more than 3 feet (91 cm)in the past week to a gauge reading of 16.6 feet (5.06 meter), and is expected to peak at 24 feet (7.32 meter) next Tuesday, according to the latest National Weather Service river forecast.Rising Ohio River halts shipping near Paducah, KentuckyTimes of Indiaall 4 news articles »

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