A car crash changed Kimberlee Willis' life, forcing her to change her career.
In 2006, Fred and Peggy Paxton started a scholarship to help pay for the college tuition of African American students in McCracken County.
Fourteen years later, we are taking look at the McCracken County Community Career Endowment to see how it has shaped the lives of its participants.
Throughout the month of February, WPSD Local 6 and The Paducah Sun will be profiling just a few of the students who have received scholarships.
You’ll be able to see WPSD’s stories below.
Information on the scholarship, including how qualifying students can apply, is also available down below.
The decision to become stronger is what led him to use the Paxton scholarship he received in high school, transfer to Southern Illinois University Carbondale and enroll in the aviation program.
If you are driving down Interstate 24 east from Metropolis, Illinois, to Paducah, chances are you have seen Jade Townsley's smiling face. Behind it is the story of a hard-working woman. Jade is a former Class III Paxton scholar.
Kamari Turnley and Erycah Edwards are making a difference in the world. They share how the scholarship started by Fred and Peggy Paxton made a difference for them.
Applicants must be a United States citizen, of African American decent, living in Paducah/McCracken County and be working on their first undergraduate degree.