City Manager Jeff Pederson http://wkms.org en Sagging Paducah City Hall Needs Immediate Attention http://wkms.org/post/sagging-paducah-city-hall-needs-immediate-attention <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1; white-space: pre-wrap;">Paducah’s 50-year-old City Hall is showing its age and doesn’t meet modern seismic standards. Rust, cracks and concrete falling from the canopy can be seen around the building, prompting the Paducah mayor and City Commission to consider a nearly $16 million renovation.</span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:46:30 +0000 Whitney Jones & Lance Dennee 40719 at http://wkms.org Sagging Paducah City Hall Needs Immediate Attention Paducah Police/Fire Chiefs Consider Possibility of Multi-Department Building http://wkms.org/post/paducah-policefire-chiefs-consider-possibility-multi-department-building <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paducah's Police and Fire departments may consolidate facilities to operate under one roof. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Police Chief Brandon </span>Barnhill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he and Fire Chief Steve Kyle have been researching the idea of a joint-department facility for about five years and are now looking into how it could work for Paducah. &nbsp;</span>Barnhill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says both departments are currently working out of cramped, out-dated quarters.</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:48:06 +0000 Rob Canning 37676 at http://wkms.org Paducah Police/Fire Chiefs Consider Possibility of Multi-Department Building Paducah Officials Condemn Historic Downtown Building http://wkms.org/post/paducah-officials-condemn-historic-downtown-building <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paducah's downtown&nbsp;</span>Kresge<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;building may be set for demolition after the collapse of a large part of its roof. Paducah Fire Department Officials condemned the building this week fearing further damage might spill out onto the street. Officials said the building’s condition has been deteriorating for years and last weekend’s heavy rain only accelerated the damage.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:26:46 +0000 Rob Canning 31905 at http://wkms.org Paducah Officials Condemn Historic Downtown Building Paducah Commissioners get Budget Preview http://wkms.org/post/paducah-commissioners-get-budget-preview <p>Paducah City Commissioners got an overview of the projected budget for the next fiscal year at last night&rsquo;s meeting.&nbsp; City Manager Jeff Pederson says the coming year will be challenging because revenues will likely be flat.&nbsp; The city is seeing a slight increase due a rise in the payroll tax, but those gains are offset by declines in the insurance premium tax.&nbsp; Pederson says he expects General Fund revenue gains to only be about 1 percent over last year.&nbsp; However, several expenditures are also expected to rise.&nbsp; They include employee wage increases, fuel and in Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:57:22 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 17672 at http://wkms.org Paducah Commissioners get Budget Preview