Friday, April 18, 2014

Conrad's 2-Day Sale Starts Today

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jasis seeks Jailer nomination

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Volunteers rescue stranded motorist

Crittenden County Rescue Squad and Shady Grove Fire Department assisted a stranded motorist this morning whose vehicle was swamped by Tradewater River backwaters off Cool Springs Road. No one was reported injured.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mid-Continent to close June 30

The financial crisis at Mid-Continent University has reached the breaking point with all faculty and staff laid off and the school scheduled to close by June 30. The Mid-Continent University Board of Trustees met for more than three hours Tuesday night before announcing those decisions. The board also held a six-hour meeting on Saturday. Acting President Robert "Tom" Walden, who was appointed Saturday to replace Ken Winters, said every staff member from the president on down has been laid off because of lack of finances. Employee benefits will cease immediately.

For the full story, visit The Paducah Sun online.

Smithland bridge inspected Thursday

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet inspectors plan to conduct a walk-through inspection of the U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland in Livingston County on Thursday. 

Motorists should be alert for one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon Thursday. Delays should be minimal.

The U.S. 60 Cumberland River bridge at Smithland, also known as the Lucy Jefferson Lewis Memorial Bridge and the Smithland Bridge, is at U.S. 60 Livingston County milepoint 12.348.   

The 1,817-foot through truss structure was opened to traffic in 1931. About 5,500 vehicles cross the bridge in an average day.

All Kentucky bridges get a detailed inspection every two years. Long-span bridges get an additional walk-through inspection at least once a year.

Superintendent search nets nine applicants

Crittenden County's school superintendent screening committee has received nine applications for the position of superintendent of the Crittenden County Public Schools.

Six are in-state applicants and three are from out of state. One candidate has superintendent experience.

The screening committee will now begin the process of vetting all applications following the guidelines established in KRS 160.352 and Board Policy 02.1.

The screening committee will make its recommendation to the Board of Education by April 29.

The Board of Education is not required to accept the committee's recommendation. Any final decision rests solely with the elected members of the school board.

The school system has hired a consultant to assist with the screening process.

Pre-School and Kindergarten Registration

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Area death

Cosetta Faye Curnel, 72, of Marion, died April 14, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

CCMS SBDM meeting rescheduled

Due to scheduling conflicts, the CCMS SBDM meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for April 30.

Welcome Salem Foods to The Press Online

Salem Food Market has joined The Press Online.

Shoppers can find the market's weekly grocery advertisement in The Early Bird Shopper's Guide, or here online. A link in the left column will appear regularly with updates each Monday.

Click Here to See This Week's Grocery Sales