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Agencies welcome action to change pension payments

Jim DuPlessis accepted a huge challenge when he agreed to be part of the Public Pension Oversight Board. The mounting burden of unmet state pension obligations is a crisis of the legislature’s own creation. Chartering a path out is a …

Can you curb your cell use?

Americans have a love affair with their cell phones. New data shows people are spending more time on their cell phones than with their significant others, a sign that technology is becoming more and more engrained in our daily lives. …

Paducah monitoring Ohio River stage

Paducah city officials are watching forecasts issued by the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service regarding river stages for the Ohio River at Paducah. The river stage at noon Thursday was 48.12 feet. The forecast shows the Ohio River …

Former McCracken coach pleads guilty to sex charges

The former volunteer fishing coach at McCracken County High School pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted first-degree sexual abuse and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. John Parks, 57, initially faced one count of first-degree sexual abuse …

Law enforcement investigating unusual vehicle break-ins

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a string of thefts that have occurred in recent weeks where multiple vehicles have had windows shattered so items inside could be stolen. Thefts from vehicles are not uncommon, but the thefts sheriff’s …

Coal company cited for violation in mine death

Warrior Coal received a citation for violating federal rules after a miner was struck and killed in an entryway. The violation is revealed in the final report by the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) on the death of Jeremy …

Man fatally struck by train in Oldham

An unknown man was struck by a train near Buckner Wednesday and died. Oldham County Police Major Neil Johnson said he has limited information on the incident at the moment; other than it was a white male who was standing …

Hopkinsville to get new mayor on Sunday

Wendell Lynch will be sworn in as the 27th mayor of Hopkinsville at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Memorial Building. Council members voted unanimously to appoint Lynch to the position Feb. 4 after former Mayor Carter Hendricks resigned to become …


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