The Paducah Sun from Paducah, Kentucky on January 28, 2011 · A2
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The Paducah Sun from Paducah, Kentucky · A2

Paducah, Kentucky
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Friday, January 28, 2011
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Today Steak night , 5-8 p.m., River City Eagles Aerie 3686, 1919 Cairo Road. Fish fry , 5:30-8 p.m., Paducah Elks Lodge 217, 310 N. Fourth St. $10. Dance , 7-10 p.m., American Legion Post 26 Hall, Mayfield. Band: Just Breakin’ Even. $5. Dance , 7-10 p.m., Grand Rivers Community Center, 155 W. Cumberland. Stanley Walker Band. $5. 362-8272. Saturday Community dance , 6 p.m., Senior Citizen’s Center, 508 Rudd St., Smithland. Terry Ray All-Country Band. Dance , 7-10 p.m., American Legion Post 26 Hall, Mayfield. Just Friends. $5. ■ ■ ■ Items for the Lineup must be received in writing. Mail to: Lineup, The Paducah Sun, P.O. Box 2300, Paducah, KY 42002-2300; fax the newsroom at 442-7859; or e-mail Information: 575-8677. The Lineup 2A Friday, January 28, 2011 The Paducah Sun L OCAL Miss a day miss a lot. Coming Up ... SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY To subscribe, call 800-959-1771. ■ News from the local religious communities. Faith ■ Entertainment news from around the region. Current ■ Your weekly source for health and medical news. House Call ■ High school basketball results. Sports ■ Promotions and awards at regional businesses. People & Business ■ News from the local business community. Business ■ Groundhogs: Waiting for Spring. Outdoors Thursday’s lottery Kentucky Pick 3-midday: 5-7-4 Pick 3-evening: 5-5-9 Pick 4-midday: 2-2-6-6 Pick 4-evening: 1-3-2-0 Cash Ball: 16-20-25-33 CB 28 Cash Ball Kicker: 9-2-1-3-0 Illinois Pick 3-midday: 0-4-1 Pick 3-evening: 6-6-9 Pick 4-midday: 9-1-3-9 Pick 4-evening: 6-8-8-0 Little Lotto: 04-05-15-26-39 Independence Bank does not plan to develop a rental property at the Forest Circle Hannan Plaza area, a possibility mentioned in Sunday’s Biz Buzz section. A reporter erred. ■ ■ ■ South Marshall Middle School won district Governor’s Cup competition Saturday, totaling the most points of four schools. A headline in Thursday’s Sun was incorrect. Corrections BY DANIELLE RAY Paducah’s Wall to Wall Floodwall Murals have graced three blocks of the historic downtown district for more than a decade. Although most locals have at some point or another admired the murals while strolling by the flood- wall, understanding how much money and labor goes into the masterpieces is another story. Maintenance on the murals began in 2008. Each summer, the city contracts with artist Herb Roe of Lafayette, La., to restore and maintain the paintings. Roe evaluates each panel and rotates touch-ups based on their conditions. Each mural is coated with a clear, protective sealer. Businesses, organizations and other mural sponsors paid a onetime fee to have Lafayette, La.- based Robert Dafford Murals paint their murals. After the initial cost, the city provides funding for mural maintenance on an annual basis. This fiscal year, the city spent $21,400 from its Investment Fund to maintain the paintings, said Jonathan Perkins, city finance director. Jessica Perkins, spokeswoman for the Paducah Renaissance Alliance, which oversees mural maintenance, said that’s about average for yearly upkeep. The city will begin planning the budget for fiscal year 2012 in the spring. The wall has 50 painted panels, some individually commemorating a historic event and others depicting grand scenes through a series of panels. Work began in 1996. The first 21-panel timeline was completed in 2001. “It has been a way for residents to express their memories of Paducah and to preserve the history of Paducah,” she said. “It’s also been a way for the younger people to familiarize themselves with the history and events that helped Paducah become what it is today.” PRA promotes the mural program by selling merchandise in its Broadway office. Perkins said the murals reflect the community’s heritage and cre- ate vibrancy in a district that once housed very little artistic expression. A few scenes depicted in the murals are a bird’s-eye view of the city in 1873, black heritage, early river industry, the Civil War, the Market House, Alben Barkley, Irvin Cobb, railroads, Paducah floods and Broadway in the 1940s. Contact Danielle Ray, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8657. JOHN WRIGHT | The Sun The Paducah floodwall displays murals depicting images of Paducah. The city spends about $20,000 a year to maintain the murals. Mural maintenance requires city’s continuing investment Sun files Herb Roe, a Lafayette, La., artist, paints the floodwall mural honoring Boy Scouts Troop 1 last summer. Roe restores and maintains the murals each summer. The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership breakfast on Thursday will celebrate Black History Month. Danny Murphy, a University of Kentucky Law School administrator and formerly of Paducah, will speak. The sponsor is Lourdes hospital. Murphy, assistant dean for administration and community engagement, is a 1998 graduate of the UK College of Law. Prior to joining the UK administration in 2010, he was counsel at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in Lexington, and was formerly a member at McMurry & Livingston in Paducah, where he focused primarily on real estate law. The breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m. in the Ohio Room of the Julian Carroll Convention Center. The cost is $14 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. Reservations are mandatory by 5 p.m. Tuesday by calling 270-443-1746 or Murphy Chamber to celebrate Black History Month BY CORIANNE EGAN Every 6-year-old has big dreams. For Todd Duff, the dream was always to be a magician. But Duff was different from most children, who change their dreams monthly and eventually forget them. He studied and practiced, reading hundreds of books on his craft. He made spending money in college by entertaining people on the street. After earning his degree, he started his own marketing company, still toiling over new tricks in his free time. When a smaller local playhouse came to him for marketing advice, Duff took it under his wing. “The Market House Theatre is my cause,” Duff said. “What they do for the community and the arts is fantastic. But I wanted to go further than just helping them with marketing and branding. I wanted to really help.” Duff will star in Market House Theatre’s “From Stage to Street” on Saturday, a magic show that takes audiences through magic’s history and through the tricks that became most famous. All proceeds will go to the theater. “We have held fundraisers and benefits before, but this is special because Todd came to us and asked, ‘How can I help?’” said Michael Cochran, executive director. “He is a really special performer. You can really tell he loves what he does.” “I am a professional now, I own my own business,” Duff said. “I can help — using my absolute favorite thing — to raise some money for them. I get to use everyday objects and use them to make people smile and build a connection. What’s not to love?” In December, Duff did multiple private performances to benefit Market House Theatre, which raised $3,000 over the month. He hopes his Saturday performance will bring in about $5,000. The performance is both informational and entertaining, and includes an exceptional amount of audience participation. Among other tricks, Duff will perform “The Trick That Fooled Houdini,” a card trick. “What most people don’t know is that their favorite tricks have been around for about 100 years,” Duff said. “They are tried and true, and still awe-inspiring.” Duff’s show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available at the box office or at Contact Corianne Egan, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8652. Magician stars in MHT fundraiser Duff Police await a report from the state medical examiner’s office to determine more about the death of 14-month-old Lakadia “Kady” Bradshaw-Beard of Fulton. Fulton police Chief Terry Powell has said Kady was discovered face down in a bucket of bleach water Monday evening. Her babysitter, Vickie Dickerson, said she had been mopping and set the bucket aside after her hip began hurting. Dickerson said she took a pain pill and lay down in a bedroom. Six children, including Lakadia, were watching cartoons in another bedroom. Several adults had gathered in the living room. No one noticed the child toppling into the bucket, Dickerson said. Powell said investigators met Thursday with Commonwealth Attorney Mike Stacy at the Fulton Police Department to discuss the death. Powell said previously that Stacy would determine whether charges should be filed against anyone. Police continued to seek information and interview those involved, Powell said. Police await child’s autopsy results

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