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The Purchase District Health Department is providing a pre-registration vaccination form online for those who would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the region. 

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McCracken County community and healthcare leaders hosted a virtual conference this afternoon to discuss progress of the ongoing vaccination rollout in Paducah, and encourage the community to continue to be vigilant in health safety measures. 

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A McCracken County woman thought because she’s young and healthy, if she caught coronavirus, she would heal quickly and move on. After contracting it and suffering a myriad of symptoms for nearly three weeks straight, she said going out to eat isn’t worth the risk.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday the most daily confirmed COVID-19 cases ever, along with the most deaths reported in a single day.

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Elected officials and health leaders in McCracken County held a virtual conference Thursday urging communities to take the pandemic seriously amid rising coronavirus cases and increased demand on hospital resources as the holiday season approaches.


Some bar and restaurant managers in western Kentucky worry their businesses and employees could financially struggle following new restrictions announced Wednesday by Gov. Andy Beshear to limit the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the state.


Governor Andy Beshear confirmed 2,700 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday, the highest the state has seen in a single day.

Paducah Public Schools, via Facebook Page

  Paducah Public Schools in a release Tuesday said Paducah Middle School football players are quarantining after potentially being exposed to a positive COVID-19 case during a recent game. 

McCracken County Sheriff's Office

  A Kentucky sheriff says a deputy investigating a stolen vehicle fatally shot a suspect after the man pointed a gun at him.

McCracken County Jail

  The McCracken County jailer is facing allegations of violating state civil rights and whistleblower laws in the treatment and firing of a former nurse at the county jail.