McCracken County Kentucky

300 Clarence Gaines St

Paducah, KY 42001


Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


Craig Clymer
Judge Executive

Jeff Parker
First Dist. Com.

Bill Bartleman
2nd Dist. Com.

Edwin Jones
Third Dist. Com.

Sheriff Norman

Ryan Norman

David Knight

Amanda Melton
County Coroner

Sam Clymer
County Attorney

Jamie Huskey
County Clerk

Bill Dunn


Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.

Ready and its Spanish language version Listo ask individuals to do three key things: (1) build an emergency supply kit, (2) make a family emergency plan and (3) be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses. Select the links below for more information.

Natural Disasters:

Extreme Heat


Home Fires

Severe Weather

Thunderstorms and Lightning


Winter Storms & Extreme Cold

Build an Emergency Supply Kit:

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

Maintaining Your Kit

Kit Storage Locations

Car Safety

Utilities Shut-Off:

Natural Gas /Water/Electricity

Prepare for Terrorist Hazards:

Biological Threats

Chemical Threats 

Cyber Attack 


Nuclear Blast

Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD)