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Flood and Winter Storm WATCH in effect


The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Flood Watch today for portions of western Kentucky and southeast Missouri through 6:00 am Wednesday. A Winter Storm Watch also remains in effect through late Wednesday night. Rain should begin changing over to freezing rain, sleet and snow with accumulations from 2 to 5 inches. This much snow and sleet will cause significant travel issues across the region. Isolated power outages will also be possible. (National Weather Service; Updated: 12:56 pm, Tuesday)

Grant to help out hungry in Kentucky

Kentucky has received a $3.6 million grant that could help rural families with children get more money for food. Gov. Steve Beshear said the grant would test giving families an extra transportation deduction of $50 to account for the long journeys rural families often have to get to a grocery store. The project will begin in January and finish in September 2017. Only families with children under 16 can qualify. (Updated: 12:54 pm, Tuesday)

Paducah Power's credit rate stabilizes

Paducah Power System's Rate Recovery Plan and the improved performance of the Prairie State Generating Campus prevented a large drop in the utility's bond rating. Moody's Investors Service, Inc.downgraded PPS' rating from "A3" to "Baa1," a one notch drop, with a "stable" outlook. Moody's said the stable outlook reflects their expectation that the steps recently taken by PPS will lead to a better financial picture. (Updated: 12:51 pm, Tuesday)

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