McCracken County

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The City of Paducah and McCracken County passed in a joint meeting on Monday an agreement that involves generating revenue for future sports facilities. 

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The City of Paducah and McCracken County are one step closer to an agreement that involves generating revenue for a future sports facility.

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A black Democratic Kentucky lawmaker who was told by a white Republican colleague to “sit down” during a heated moment in the general session is calling on Democrats to "take a stand."

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court on Monday approved dissolving a joint tourism commission with the City of Paducah and to form a new county commission. 


The trial for former McCracken County Jailer charged with perjury didn’t occur on Thursday as planned due to a request from the defense for recordings from a grand jury testimony.

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Paducah and McCracken County leaders agreed to move forward with creating a county Convention and Visitors Bureau as a means to collect more hotel tax to fund a “tournament worthy” sports complex. The Fiscal Court and City Commission discussed the proposal in a joint meeting Monday night.

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McCracken County is considering putting CASA and other nonprofit groups that receive local government grants “on notice” as the county grapples with ever-tightening purse strings.

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A discussion whether to dissolve the McCracken County/Paducah Tourism Commission continues in the local Fiscal Court.

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McCracken County is expected to have a $890,000 budget shortfall this upcoming fiscal year.


The McCracken County School Board named a new superintendent Thursday night following a string of controversies at their high school.