Paducah Commission to Discuss Automatic Raises

Paducah, KY – Paducah Mayor Bill Paxton and Commissioners Gerald Watkins, Carol Gault, Gayle Kaler and Richard Abraham are each receiving an approximately 3% raise in their next paycheck. The raises are automatic and are based on cost of living estimates from Kentucky's Department of Local Government. The city's 205 non-uniformed employees have not received a raise so far this year, but may see a 1.5% increase in July. The Paducah Sun reports Mayor Paxton supports the raises, but several commissioners wish to decline them. They are expected to discuss the issue at tonight's meeting.