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Ferry service helping rural way of life continue
Ferry service helping rural way of life continue

Even before 1800, a ferry was serving travelers crossing the Ohio River between Kentucky and what what would become Cave In Rock, Ill. Fast forward to 2017, and the Cave In Rock Ferry is as vital as ever, offering a direct link for goods and services between two rural communities on opposite sides of the river, a shortcut for commuters and a unique experience for sightseers. Whatever the reason have boarding the free ferry between Crittenden County and Hardin County, Ill., the impact the bi-state service that connects Illinois Highway 1 with Ky. 91 North has had on local commerce and accessibility is immeasurable.

FNB PREPARES WINGO ELEMENTARY FOR TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
FNB PREPARES WINGO ELEMENTARY FOR TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

FNB's donation of over 500 eclipse glasses to Wingo Elementary ensures that the students and staff have the proper eye protection during this once in a lifetime event. NASA advises that the only way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as "eclipse glasses."

Petition against Tilghman statue faces pushback
Petition against Tilghman statue faces pushback

People who support keeping a monument to a local Confederate general standing in Paducah's Lang Park have taken a stance against a citizen-organized effort to remove it that began this week. Two Change.org petitions to keep the statue standing had received close to 6,000 signatures between the two of them as of Thursday afternoon. One was created by a group identifying itself as "Paducah Heritage" on the website, and the other was created under the name Barbara Johnson, who gave Paducah as her location.

SOLAR ECLIPSE WEEKEND FEATURING THE CHICKASAW DANCERS AT WICKLIFFE MOUNDS
SOLAR ECLIPSE WEEKEND FEATURING THE CHICKASAW DANCERS AT WICKLIFFE MOUNDS

3-Day Eclipse Celebration on the Ceremonial Mound featuring the Chickasaw Nation Dancers