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RYAN HERMENS | The Sun
Dick Paetzold, operations manager with Energy Transfer, a Texas-based oil and natural gas company, explains to local emergency
      responders Monday the companyâ  s plans to convert a 30-inch pipeline that runs through a portion of McCracken County to transport
      light sweet crude oil from North Dakota to Texas. Paetzold emphasized the need for local officials to work with the company
      in the event of an emergency caused by a release of the substance, which would pose significant danger to local residents.

Oil company addresses risks associated with long pipeline

A Texas-based oil and natural gas company wants to assure local residents and emergency responders it is fully aware of safety concerns regarding a pipeline that will carry light sweet crude oil - a highly volatile product - through a portion of McCracken County by the end of the year. A company called Energy Transfer plans to be pumping about 450,000 barrels of crude oil each day beginning ...

Demand for child abuse help rises

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 1,923 children in the United States are abused or neglected daily, resulting in at least four child deaths each day.  In Kentucky, Child Protective Services fielded more than 54,100 reports of child abuse or neglect in 2015. Of those, 15,100 reports involving 26,952 children were found substantiated. Locally, Child Watch ...

Tate hired to manage convention center

The newly named convention center director Charles "Chuck" Tate won't see much of a change in his commute to work after working the past 12 years at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. "It feels like I'm going away to Japan. It's such a big move for me because I've been here for 12 years ... but I'm only going a few blocks away," Tate said. The Padu ...
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