John Williams http://wkms.org en Paducah United Way Director Named WKCTC Vice President http://wkms.org/post/paducah-united-way-director-named-wkctc-vice-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ashley Wright, the director of the Paducah/McCracken County United&nbsp;Way&nbsp;is leaving to be West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Vice President of Institutional Advancement.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:24:12 +0000 Rob Canning 33786 at http://wkms.org Paducah United Way Director Named WKCTC Vice President Newberry and Williams Debate the Paducah - McCracken County Merger on WKMS http://wkms.org/post/newberry-and-williams-debate-paducah-mccracken-county-merger-wkms <p>Local voters will decide next month whether to move forward with a Paducah and McCracken County government merger. WKMS News held a debate this morning with two men on either side of the issue. Speaking for the measure was Paducah businessman John Williams Jr., and against it, McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry. Williams says bigger is better when it comes to getting support for the area. He says,</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:38:44 +0000 Shelly Baskin 22969 at http://wkms.org Newberry and Williams Debate the Paducah - McCracken County Merger on WKMS Paducah/McCracken County Merger Debate Today http://wkms.org/post/paducahmccracken-county-merger-debate-today <p>Today at 11 a.m., WKMS News continues coverage of the candidates – and the issues – on the ballot this fall with a live debate from Murray State’s Crisp Center in Paducah on the proposed Paducah/McCracken County merger.&nbsp; McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry will speak against the merger and Paducah businessman John Williams Jr. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:37:45 +0000 Todd Hatton 22956 at http://wkms.org Paducah/McCracken County Merger Debate Today Blue Ribbon Tax Reform Commission http://wkms.org/post/blue-ribbon-tax-reform-commission <p>Early last month, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear&rsquo;s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform held its first meeting to begin the process of addressing a long-discussed issue in the Commonwealth.&nbsp; They&rsquo;ll wrap up their workshops early next month and begin a series of public meetings around the state with a session in Paducah in late May.&nbsp; Tax reform is a complex and contentious set of issues, and to get some perspective on how the commission will navigate those issues, I sat down with one of its members, CSI Chairman and former board chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Todd Hatton 17630 at http://wkms.org