McCracken County

McCracken County, Kentucky

PO Box 609
Paducah, KY 42002
Phone: (270) 444-4700
Fax: (270) 444-4704

On southwestern border of KY; established Dec 17, 1824 from Hickman County. Name Origin: For Capt. Virgil McCracken (?-1813), a soldier killed during the War of 1812 at the Frenchtown Battle on the River Raisin, MI

Area (sq mi):: 268.08 (land 251.02; water 17.05) Population per square mile: 257.70
Population 2005: 64,698 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.20%; 1990-2000 4.20% Population 2000: 65,514 (White 86.20%; Black or African American 10.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 39.20
Income 2000: per capita $19,533; median household $33,865; Population below poverty level: 15.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,761-$30,316
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 17.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Paducah County seat (25,545)

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    called Peoples First National Bank of McCracken County.
    transfer station under a long-term contract with the city and McCracken County.
    Jones commented, "This acquisition fits nicely with our other Western Kentucky bank holdings and is a natural extension into familiar markets contiguous to McCracken County.
    The Paducah Power System provides electric service to its 22,455 primarily residential customers located throughout the City limits and portions of McCracken County.
    Project announcements are always very exciting, but what's most exciting to me is when people get hired and go to work," said McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry.
    5,025,000 McCracken County, KY, hospital facilities revenue refunding bonds, series 1994A (Mercy Health System); insured -- MBIA Insurance Corporation;
    In 2012 Lamar was working on the McCracken County Consolidated High School in Kentucky where a section of the school's gymnasium collapsed during early stages of construction.
    An exact amount of how much money was taken over the past approximate two-year period by Pyfrom is pending the completion of an audit that is under way," the McCracken County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.
    The declaration covers McCracken County and the adjacent counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Graves, Livingston and Marshall in Kentucky; Massac and Pulaski in Illinois.
    Today Judge Jeff Hines of the McCracken County Circuit Court will rule on a planned request from the boy's lawyer to change the plea to guilty but mentally ill.
    We serve all of Ballard County (population of entire county is around 8,000) and a portion of McCracken County (considered West McCracken County).
    Marshall and McCracken county school districts launched the program with 100 high school juniors and seniors in 2009 by partnering with West Kentucky Community & Technical College.