Paducah

Harold S. Jones
Cairo resident and founder of the Cairo violin program, Harold S. Jones, was elected to serve on the board of directors of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra at the board’s annual meeting on July 27.  Jones is the first black person ever selected to the board. He said he has been an involved...
Dangerous heat is expected through Sunday in the region. On Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service office in Paducah issued an excessive heat watch for Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky. The weather service stated on its website that “dangerous heat” was expected to...
The Union County Sheriff's Office in Jonesboro is looking for Tiffany B. Townley, also known as Tiffany Beggs.
The Union County Sheriff's Office in Jonesboro is asking for assistance in locating a wanted person. The sheriff's office is looking for Tiffany B. Townley, also known as Tiffany Beggs.  Townley is a white female, 27 years of age, 5'7", 160 pounds with brown/red hair and blue eyes. She is wanted on...
The remnants of a tropical storm were expected to impact parts of the region late last week. The National Weather Service was calling for the possibility of a “significant heavy rainfall event” from last Thursday through Friday evening in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky....
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Twelve cyclists participating in the 2017 Remember the Removal Bike Ride left the Cherokee Nation Tuesday, May 30, to begin a three-week, 950-mile trek retracing the northern route of the Trail of Tears. The journey is scheduled to bring the riders through Western Kentucky and...
Flood warnings continued last week for the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in the region. The website for the National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on May 31 that a flood warning continued for the Ohio River at the Grand Chain dam and at Cairo. The warning for the Ohio River affected...
A tree limb was seen on South Street in Anna Saturday evening.
Damaging winds accompanied storms which swept through the Union County area last Saturday evening. The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on its website that multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms impacted the Middle Mississippi Valley on the first day of the Memorial Day holiday...
Flood warnings continued this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri. Union County is bordered by both of the rivers. The National Weather Service office at Paducah reported early this week on its website that a flood warning for the Mississippi...
Work was being done Saturday, May 6, to stabilize a sand boil situation along the Mississippi River levee near Wolf Lake.
Recent spring downpours and flooding have caused around $500,000 in damage in Union County. An update on the flooding – and the damage that it caused – was shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse...
Volunteers worked last Saturday on a sand boil along the Mississippi River levee west of Wolf Lake. The sand boil was on the east side of the levee, between the river and the Union County community. The work done at the site was seen as a more permanent solution to a recurring problem.
A voluntary evacuation order for all of the areas of Union County which were affected by the recent threat of flooding conditions was lifted Monday afternoon, May 8. The order was lifted at 4 p.m. Monday in a statement issued by Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and Union County Board of...

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