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Paducah population under 25,000 for first time since 1920s


PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paducah's population has fallen below 25,000 for the first time since the 1920s, according to population estimates. Mayor Gayle Kaler told The Paducah Sun that many people who work in Paducah don't live in the city. But Kaler is still ...

In Metropolis (Illinois), a museum about Superman


It’s not, however, the skyscraper-studded city of movies and television. It’s a sleepy little town along the Ohio River in southern Illinois, just 12 miles from Paducah, Ky., but 360 miles from Chicago. The Illinois legislature proclaimed Metropolis as ...

Paducah Tilghman boys, North Oldham girls take 2A track titles


The 1,600-meter relay, actually. Paducah Tilghman won the race and, with that, the team championship. Tilghman edged defending champion Highlands 81-80 at the University of Kentucky's track complex. Lexington Catholic nudged North Oldham 66-65 for third place.

Friday's Kentucky boys Class 2-A state track results


Team Scores – 1, Paducah Tilghman 81. 2, Highlands 80. 3, Lexington Catholic 66. 4, North Oldham 65. 5, Covington Catholic 56. 6, South Warren 38. 7, Elizabethtown 28. 8, Boyle County 27. 9, John Hardin 26. 10, Mason County 24. 11, Ashland Blazer 20.

How Kentucky Became a Confederate State


In Paducah, Ky., the presence of black troops in the fall of 1865 largely suppressed mob attacks on freedpeople. Many white residents thus begged to have federal troops removed, especially black — in Maryland, they soon were sent to Texas. In areas with ...

QuiltWeek transforms Kentucky town into a quilter's paradise


For more about QuiltWeek in Paducah, Ky., and other American Quilter's Society events around the country, go to www.americanquilter .com. For more about Paducah, Ky., go to www.paducah.travel. Say “Indy,” and one thinks “500.” Hear “Nashville ...

Paducah man lands 106-pound carp


GRAND RIVERS, KY (KFVS) - A Paducah may have landed a record-breaking catch. Bill Schroeder, 84, of Paducah caught a Silver Asian Carp that weighed 106 pounds and was 4.5 feet long, according to The Lake News. It took Schroeder one hour and 45 minutes to ...

The Jewish Origins of Kentucky Bourbon


Despite his achievements within the whiskey industry, Bernheim was always ambivalent about the liquor business, a trade he had fallen into in 1868 after two distillers from Paducah, Kentucky, enlisted him for his bookkeeping abilities. After earning enough ...

Paducah Memorial Day events


PADUCAH, KY - The city of Paducah has release a list of 2015 Memorial Day weekend events, and information on city services during the holiday weekend. Starfish Orphan Ministry Run for the Children Color Run 5K: The annual race will be held at 8 a.m. on ...

DRO Nostalgia Nitro Challenge at Paducah, Ky.


Frank Ousley and his driver Marc White made drag racing history Saturday night, May 9, at Beacon Dragway by winning the first ever drag racing national event where nitro burning Funny Cars, Dragsters and Altereds all tried to qualify for a single eight-car ...

Two Paducah women arrested in connection to separate drug charges


PADUCAH, KY – The Paducah Police Department says two women were arrested yesterday for attempting to fraudulently obtain prescription drugs in separate incidents. Later that day, Tolliver was alerted …

More Quilts from the AQS show in Paducah, 2015


Georgetown Wedding by Ann L. Peterson  I'm actually hoping to blog 2 times this week, knock on wood. I thought I'd show you a few more quilts from the wonderful AQS show in Paducah last month and then…

KSP involved in Lyon County Shooting


– During the early morning hours on Saturday May 9, 2015 the Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Bryson Road, in Eddyville, KY. After Mr. Smith refused several verbal com…

Ceremony to honor 4 Paducah officers who died in the line of duty


PADUCAH, KY – The public is invited to attend a brief ceremony to honor four Paducah police officers who died in the line of duty. Officer Cal Smith was ambushed and shot to death on Oct. 3, 1893. He …

Paducah girl, 13, finds her calling in precision shooting


Earlier this month, Noelle was one of two local students to travel to Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the 2015 Junior Olympic Championships. Junior Olympics shooting competitions include athletes as y…

Driver injured in crash on Cold Springs Rd. in McCracken Co.


MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY – One person was injured in a crash on Cold Springs Road in McCracken County, Kentucky on Friday night. According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded …

Conservative Party posts strong results in Britain election


Count in Witney, England Friday, May 8, 2015. Cameron’s coalition partner, the Liberal Democrat party, was expected to lose most of its seats. Campaign, which had put the Conservatives and Labour neck…

Paducah man cited after crash


PADUCAH, KY – A Paducah, Kentucky man was cited for DUI after a crash on Oaks Road Thursday night, May 7. Jeffrey Driver, 52, was cited for DUI first aggravated circumstances, third degree criminal mi…

Peace Officer Memorial Service in Paducah


PADUCAH, KY – Paducah police is inviting the public to the annual Peace Officer Memorial Service, scheduled for noon Monday on the lawn of the McCracken County, Kentucky Courthouse. The service is hel…

Comer touts tax plan in Paducah


A press conference and campaign stop at Midwest Aviation Inc. “McCracken County is a important county in this election. That are struggling – struggling to survive, struggling to pay for education, st…




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Victms of discrimination in PADUCAH KENTUCKY

The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission´s interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.

The EEOC has held that discrimination against an inpidual because that person is transgender (also known as gender identity discrimination) is discrimination because of sex and therefore is covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Macy v. Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 0120120821 (April 20, 2012), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120120821%20Macy%20v%20DOJ%20ATF.txt. The Commission has also found that claims by lesbian, gay, and bisexual inpiduals alleging sex-stereotyping state a sex discrimination claim under Title VII. See Veretto v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120110873 (July 1, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120110873.txt; Castello v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Request No. 0520110649 (Dec. 20, 2011), http://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0520110649.txt.

While discrimination based on an inpidual´s status as a parent (prohibited under Executive Order 13152) is not a covered basis under the laws enforced by the EEOC, there are circumstances where discrimination against caregivers may give rise to sex discrimination under Title VII or disability discrimination under the ADA. See Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities, www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/caregiving.html.

Federal government employees may file claims of discrimination under the Part 1614 EEO process on any of the bases covered under the laws EEOC enforces, and/or may also utilize additional complaint procedures described below.

Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" http://www.opm.gov/ovrsight/proidx.asp) based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), www.osc.gov, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), www.mspb.gov, enforce the prohibitions against federal employment discrimination codified in the CSRA. For more information, see OPM´s Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment at www.opm.gov/er/address2/guide01.htm, OPM´s Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Inpiduals in the Federal Workplace at www.opm.gov/persity/Transgender/Guidance.asp, and OSC´s Prohibited Personnel Practices and How to File a Complaint at http://www.osc.gov/ppp.htm.

Executive Orders

Additionally, federal agencies retain procedures for making complaints of discrimination on any bases prohibited by Executive Orders reviewed below. For example, some lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees may file complaints under both the agency´s Executive Order complaint process (for sexual orientation discrimination) and 1614 process (for sex discrimination), as these are separate processes.

Executive Order 11478, section 1 (as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152) provides:

It is the policy of the government of the United States to provide equal opportunity in federal employment for all persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or status as a parent, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. This policy of equal opportunity applies to and must be an integral part of every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of civilian employees of the federal government, to the extent permitted by law.

Executive Order 13152 states that "status as a parent" refers to the status of an inpidual who, with respect to an inpidual who is under the age of 18 or who is 18 or older but is incapable of self-care because of a physical or mental disability, is: a biological parent, an adoptive parent, a foster parent, a stepparent, a custodian of a legal ward, in loco parentis over such inpidual, or actively seeking legal custody or adoption of such an inpidual. The Executive Order authorized OPM to develop guidance on the provisions of the Order.

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The situation of health coverage in in PADUCAH KENTUCKY

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 


2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.


3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 


4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 


5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 


These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 

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Domestic violence in PADUCAH KENTUCKY

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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