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Hotel-turned-museum hosted Black people during segregation

Jan. 22, 2022 00:02 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — For African Americans who were traveling around the country during the days of segregation, there were not many hotels that would allow them to stay for the night. For some travelers, that meant finding a local family that would take them in for the night if the...

First woman to command USS Constitution takes over on Friday

Jan. 16, 2022 13:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — History is being made aboard the U.S.S. Constitution this week. Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell is scheduled to become the first woman to lead the crew of the 224-year-old warship known as Old Ironsides during a change-of-command ceremony on Friday. She takes over from Cmdr....

1st woman to command USS Constitution, aka Old Ironsides

Jan. 04, 2022 11:18 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman is taking over as the commanding officer of the U.S.S. Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, for the first time in the warship's 224-year history, the Navy announced Tuesday. Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell is scheduled to assume command at an on-board ceremony...

Kentucky school districts devastated by tornadoes seek help

Dec. 31, 2021 14:46 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Superintendents of the western Kentucky school districts affected by December's tornadoes asked this week for an extended freeze on a school funding formula that ties average daily attendance to money. The program known as Support Education Excellence in...

Charity donates toys, clothes to Graves County CASA group

Dec. 26, 2021 00:09 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — One of the many buildings in Mayfield destroyed by the the EF-4 tornado on Dec. 10 was the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Graves County & Southwestern Kentucky office. On Tuesday, a Texas-based charity group dropped off a truckload of supplies to provide...

Downtown Paducah came to life for Small Business Saturday

Dec. 05, 2021 00:06 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The turnout for Small Business Saturday in downtown Paducah was telling for those who follow local business and the local economy. Paducah Main Street is an organization that works toward revitalization and is concerned with the management of...

Paducah's Groceries for Good helps nursery with diapers

Nov. 21, 2021 00:16 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paducah Day Nursery has served and supported local families for more than 100 years, dating back to 1911. A lot has changed throughout the years, but it still works to take care of children. The day nursery, located at 2425 S. 25th St., is a...

Market House Theatre production tackles race riots

Nov. 14, 2021 00:16 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky playwright will finally get to see her play hit the stage when Market House Theatre’s production of “Riot: Ashbury Park” premieres this week. “Riot: Asbury Park,” the story of how a group of Black and white individuals held a...