Gayle Kaler http://wkms.org en 125 Jobs May Come to Paducah http://wkms.org/post/125-jobs-may-come-paducah <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A memorandum of understanding (</span>MOU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) and potential lease agreement approved last night by the Paducah City Commission clears the way for Michigan-based </span>Genova<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Products to add 125 jobs to the region. Paducah Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Chad Chancellor made the announcement after emerging from a commission executive session.</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:19:13 +0000 Lance Dennee 41041 at http://wkms.org 125 Jobs May Come to Paducah Rand Paul to Perform More Eye Surgeries in Paducah http://wkms.org/post/rand-paul-perform-more-eye-surgeries-paducah <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be ​in Paducah Tuesday performing pro bono cataract surgeries.</span></p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 17:42:52 +0000 John Null 40836 at http://wkms.org Rand Paul to Perform More Eye Surgeries in Paducah Paducah Mayor Heading to China for Culture & Design Expo http://wkms.org/post/paducah-mayor-heading-china-culture-design-expo <p>Two Paducah officials will visit China this weekend for the Suzhou International Culture &amp; Design Industry Expo. Mayor Gayle Kaler and Mary Hammond of the Paducah Convention &amp; Visitors Bureau will meet with local officials and visit various creative industries.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:25:24 +0000 Parker Franklin 39912 at http://wkms.org Paducah Mayor Heading to China for Culture & Design Expo PACRO Official: "Matter of a Few Months" Before Agreement Is Reached for PGDP Site http://wkms.org/post/pacro-official-matter-few-months-agreement-reached-pgdp-site <p>The director of the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization, or PACRO, says negotiations are going well between the U.S. Department of Energy and General Electric-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment for use of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.</p><p>Charlie Martin said the two parties have had multiple meetings in Lexington, Ky. and Washington D.C. <a href="http://wkms.org/post/global-laser-enrichment-could-bring-new-laser-based-technology-paducah-gaseous-diffusion-site-0">since beginning negotiations in November</a> and thinks an agreement will be reached soon.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 01:25:36 +0000 John Null 38066 at http://wkms.org PACRO Official: "Matter of a Few Months" Before Agreement Is Reached for PGDP Site Newberry, Kaler Visit DC to Meet with Energy Secretary http://wkms.org/post/newberry-kaler-visit-dc-meet-energy-secretary <p></p><p style="line-height:200%">McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry and Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler were part of the McCracken County Chamber of Commerce delegation that met today with US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in Washington, D.C.</p><p style="line-height:200%">The group discussed a long-term solution for private sector development and accelerating cleanup activities at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site.</p><p style="line-height:200%"> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:38:29 +0000 John Null 34832 at http://wkms.org Newberry, Kaler Visit DC to Meet with Energy Secretary Paducah Continues Floodwall Rehabilitation http://wkms.org/post/paducah-continues-floodwall-rehabilitation <p></p><p>The City of Paducah is continuing its plans to rehabilitate its floodwall. The mayor and city commissioners passed an ordinance Tuesday for a design agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.</p><p>The city says the corps released a feasibility report in 2010 outlining a series of projects to improve the wall’s reliability and to restore its system performance, which includes updates to the floodwall’s 12 pump stations. The entire rehabilitation is estimated to cost $20 million. The design phase is expected to cost $600,000, with the city paying $150,000 of that sum. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:39:43 +0000 Casey Northcutt 28607 at http://wkms.org Paducah Continues Floodwall Rehabilitation Front Page Sunday 12-16 http://wkms.org/post/front-page-sunday-12-16 <p>This week on Front Page, Gayle Kaler is a Paducah city commissioner and stylist whose clients once included the River City’s first female mayor, Dolly McNutt. Now, appropriately enough, Kaler herself is preparing to become Paducah’s next chief executive. We’ll profile Mayor-elect Kaler, today on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News. Gayle Kaler is a Paducah city commissioner and stylist whose clients once included the River City’s first female mayor, Dolly McNutt. &nbsp;Now, appropriately enough, Kaler herself is preparing to become Paducah’s next chief executive. We’ll profile Mayor-elect Kaler, this week on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:34:31 +0000 Chad Lampe & Todd Hatton 25787 at http://wkms.org Front Page Sunday 12-16 Paducah Pool, Historic Building Renovations Discussed http://wkms.org/post/paducah-pool-historic-building-renovations-discussed <p></p><p>Paducah city commissioners introduced ordinances for two major renovation projects at their Tuesday night meeting.&nbsp; One continues the second phase of the Noble Park swimming pool renovation. It will include gutter and drain replacement, filtration, disinfection, pumping and other repairs. Bidding for the third phase starts in early 2013. The other authorizes the start of renovation on the Market House building and the River Discovery Center. Commissioner Gayle Kaler says she worked with the city manager and the city engineer-public works director for two years to get the buildings repaired. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:24:42 +0000 Casey Northcutt 25577 at http://wkms.org Paducah Pool, Historic Building Renovations Discussed Paducah City Commissioner Gayle Kaler to Serve as Mayor http://wkms.org/post/paducah-city-commissioner-gayle-kaler-serve-mayor <p></p><p>Paducah residents elected City Commissioner Gayle Kaler mayor&nbsp;Tuesday with nearly 8,000 votes. She ran against write-in candidate&nbsp;Renee Raney. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:01:11 +0000 Casey Northcutt 24205 at http://wkms.org Paducah City Commissioner Gayle Kaler to Serve as Mayor Commission Adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan http://wkms.org/post/commission-adopts-hazard-mitigation-plan <p>Paducah City Commissioners adopted a new hazard mitigation plan Tuesday in order to receive funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Commissioners and Mayor Pro Tem Gayle Kaler approved a municipal order for parts of the Purchase Region Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan applying to McCracken County. Jurisdictions covered by the plan must adopt it in order to receive FEMA funding. &nbsp;The plan identifies potential hazards for our region such as tornados, severe thunderstorms, flooding and winter weather. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:47:49 +0000 Casey Northcutt 23031 at http://wkms.org Commission Adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan