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Murray State projecting record enrollment

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Murray State University is projecting record enrollment this year, for the third year in a row. Preliminary figures show this year's enrollment at 11,166 students. That's a 2.5 percent increase over last fall. According to the University, categories of students experiencing the most growth include first-time transfers, new master's level students and international students. (Murray State University; Updated: 11:23 am, Tuesday)

Senate Hospitality to take over Jan. 1st

Paducah city leaders are working hard to make changes to the downtown area a reality. Jeff Forman with the Carson Center said Senate Hospitality wants to work together until next year, when they bring in a Hilton Garden Inn. They agreed to push it backto January 1 to allow for a smooth transition. That is when Senate Hospitality will start managing the Convention Center. Once the hotel is built, Senate Hospitality will manage both the Convention Center and the hotel. (Updated: 11:18 am, Tuesday) 

Baptist Health to rename atrium

As Baptist Health celebrated its 90th anniversary in seven facilities across Kentucky, Baptist Health Paducah looked to its longest-serving president – retired CEO Larry Barton – for a special tribute. The atrium of Doctors Office Building 2 was renamed the Larry Barton Atrium along with a plaque unveiling his accomplishments. Barton served the hospital for 21 years from 1992 to 2013. (Updated: 11:14 am, Tuesday)

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Drug take-back a success in Paducah

More than 200 pounds of unwanted medication will be disposed of properly thanks to a recent event. On Saturday, the Paducah Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration held a Drug Take-Back Day at the Kentucky Oaks Mall. Residents dropped off 243 pounds of pills, more than double turned in at a similar event last year. (Updated: 11:12 am, Tuesday)

Hunting application deadline approaching

The window to apply for quota deer, small game, waterfowl and bear hunts managed by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources closes tomorrow. Information about the quota hunts offered on state wildlife management areas and other public land is available online. Results of the drawings will be posted on Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s website by October 8. (Updated: 11:05 am, Tuesday)

Third round of bridge blasting set

A demolition team is set to take down the third and final truss section of the Old Ledbetter Bridge using controlled explosives at 8:00 am, Wednesday. The team will be taking down the center truss section. There will be a strictly enforced 1500 ft. clear zone around the blast site. The U.S. Coast Guard will halt traffic on the river about an hour prior to the blast. The truss will break into about ten 40 foot sections. The contractor will remove the steel from the river in an effort to restore tow boat traffic within 24 hours.(Updated: 11:03 am, Tuesday)

Police search for murder suspect

Paducah Police are seeking the public's help in locating a Clinton man charged in the murder of a Paducah resident. Detectives have obtained a warrant for 32-year-old Mauricus Haynes of Clinton, with the death of 34-year-old Nathanial Cody of Paducah last Wednesday. Cody was found lying in the middle of Old Mayfield Road with multiple gunshot wounds. Haynes is black, 6'2", 190 pounds, with brown eyes. Anyone with information about Haynes' should call (270) 444-8550. (Updated: 10:59 am, Tuesday)

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