City of Paducah http://wkms.org en VIDEO: Biologists Band Geese at Noble Park http://wkms.org/post/video-biologists-band-geese-noble-park <p>State Biologists spent the morning at Noble Park in Paducah banding a flock of Canada geese. Children there were given the opportunity to assist in releasing the birds after a silver colored band with a unique number was crimped loosely around each bird’s leg.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:19:39 +0000 Lance Dennee 41611 at http://wkms.org VIDEO: Biologists Band Geese at Noble Park KY Utilities Now Required to Notify Customers, Cities When Increasing Rates http://wkms.org/post/ky-utilities-now-required-notify-customers-cities-when-increasing-rates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new state law requires utility companies to notify customers and county and city commissions when increasing their rates.</span></p><p>Joint Sewer Agency Director John Hodges says KRS 65A also means the districts permitted to tax residents will have to publicly notify those residents and the commissions the utility serves.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:18:01 +0000 Lance Denee 41279 at http://wkms.org KY Utilities Now Required to Notify Customers, Cities When Increasing Rates Paducah Reviews Next Year’s Budget, Finds Evidence of Growing Economy http://wkms.org/post/paducah-reviews-next-year-s-budget-finds-evidence-growing-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More revenue is allowing Paducah city officials to increase their budgets and consider some city updates.</span></p><p>Commissioner Carol Gault says this week’s budget workshop shows that the economy is slowly rebounding with a nearly four percent rise in revenue.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:29:42 +0000 Whitney Jones 40932 at http://wkms.org Paducah Reviews Next Year’s Budget, Finds Evidence of Growing Economy Vendors form Advisory Council for Barbecue on the River http://wkms.org/post/vendors-form-advisory-council-barbecue-river <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly 40 people gathered to vote on whether to form </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">an advisory board of</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> vendors</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;for Barbecue on the River to communicate with Barbecue Incorporated on successes, failures, and ways to improve the annual Paducah event. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Monday meeting was comprised of mostly barbecuers, but the council will include </span>barbecuers<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, other food vendors, and non-food vendors.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:40:19 +0000 Troy Taylor 40054 at http://wkms.org Vendors form Advisory Council for Barbecue on the River Organizers Unpacking for Paducah Quilt Week http://wkms.org/post/organizers-unpacking-paducah-quilt-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 10,000 quilts have been displayed in Paducah and more than $2.5 million in cash prizes have been awarded during the American Quilter's Society's shows that are in their third decade in 2014. The Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center is the epicenter of the </span>AQS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Quilt Week activities that start with an awards preview next Tuesday (April 22) then show opening Wednesday, continuing through Saturday. American Quilter's Society co-founder Meredith Schroeder is at the Expo Center helping to unpack quilts for judging over the weekend and Kate </span>Lochte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> speaks with her on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:38:58 +0000 Kate Lochte 39985 at http://wkms.org Organizers Unpacking for Paducah Quilt Week McCracken Animal Shelter Task Force Recommends Partnership with Humane Society http://wkms.org/post/mccracken-animal-shelter-task-force-recommends-partnership-humane-society <p>McCracken County’s Animal Shelter Task Force is recommending the Humane Society there partner with the county’s animal control.&nbsp;&nbsp;The plan, approved by the task force 6 to 3&nbsp;Tuesday and sent to the Fiscal Court,&nbsp;has one director overseeing the operations of both Animal Control and Humane Society operations.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:19:00 +0000 Lance Dennee 39951 at http://wkms.org McCracken Animal Shelter Task Force Recommends Partnership with Humane Society Symphony Declines Barbecue on the River Contract http://wkms.org/post/symphony-declines-barbecue-river-contract <p>The Paducah Symphony declined the contract to operate the Paducah Barbecue on the River Beer Garden this fall after managing it for 19 years.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roger Truitt, </span>PSO<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> president, felt the Symphony did not have enough options.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We were told absolutely it’s not negotiable,” he said. “We were offered take it or leave it. And so, we’re not going to take it.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>PSO<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the nonnegotiable contract made it too difficult to deal with increasing costs, weather related issues, and the 500 plus volunteer hours required for the event.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:14 +0000 Lance Dennee 39831 at http://wkms.org Symphony Declines Barbecue on the River Contract Meet Paducah Sun's New Executive Director http://wkms.org/post/meet-paducah-suns-new-executive-director <p>Today on<em> Sounds Good</em> we welcome the new executive editor of the Paducah Sun, Steve Wilson. In the mid-eighties, when he was with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Wilson edited and directed a year-long project "Life on the Land: An American Farm Family" which won that newspaper's Pulitzer Prize.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:29:21 +0000 Kate Lochte 39671 at http://wkms.org Meet Paducah Sun's New Executive Director "Irvin Cobb: Back Home" A Documentary http://wkms.org/post/irvin-cobb-back-home-documentary <p>Join us Sunday, March 30 at 9 a.m. for the story of <em>Irvin Cobb: Back Home</em>.</p><p>Irvin Cobb's name can be found throughout western Kentucky. It graces a bridge, a resort, a hotel, and a golf tournament. But despite being one of the most famous writers of the early 20th century, not many people know that much about him. This latest <em>Sounds Good </em>documentary hopes to change all that.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:49:10 +0000 Matt Markgraf, Todd Hatton & Chad Lampe 39369 at http://wkms.org "Irvin Cobb: Back Home" A Documentary Paducah Land Set Aside for Public Recreation Will Become Site of Factory http://wkms.org/post/paducah-land-set-aside-public-recreation-will-become-site-factory <p>The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission has passed a resolution that aims to use a tract of land near the site of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant as part of an economic development plan in Paducah. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:58:57 +0000 Parker Franklin 39191 at http://wkms.org Paducah Land Set Aside for Public Recreation Will Become Site of Factory