Paducah Laborers Local 1214 raising money for Shimkus twins

Paducah-based Laborers Local 1214 is seeking financial help for the children of Josh Shimkus, a member of the local who was fatally injured at the TVA Shawnee Power Plant near the city.

"He was hurt on the job on Sunday night and passed away on Monday night," wrote Local 1214 Business Manager Perry Blades in a letter.  "Josh was a member in good standing and will be greatly missed."  

He was the father of twin girls, Ava and Mya, both 9. Donated money "would help buy those girls Christmas this year; without it I am afraid they would not have much of a  Christmas," Blades also wrote.

"Please consider their family during this Christmas season," said Bill Londrigan, Kentucky State AFL-CIO president.

Anyone interested in donating or requiring additional information may call Blades at (270) 442-3434. Please consider their family during this Christmas season.  In Solidarity,  Bill.