Barbecue on the RIver

2:52 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Longtime Barbecue on the River Team Pulls Out of This Year's Event

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At least one veteran team has dropped out of this year's Barbecue on the River in Paducah.

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7:40 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Vendors form Advisory Council for Barbecue on the River

Shane Parker convenes a gathering of barbecuers to form an advisory council.
Credit Lance Dennee

Nearly 40 people gathered to vote on whether to form an advisory board of vendors for Barbecue on the River to communicate with Barbecue Incorporated on successes, failures, and ways to improve the annual Paducah event.  The Monday meeting was comprised of mostly barbecuers, but the council will include barbecuers, other food vendors, and non-food vendors. 

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3:47 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Paducah Officials Waiting to Receive BBQ on the River Contractual Audit

Credit Lance Dennee

Paducah city officials are still waiting to receive a financial report from Barbecue on the River that they hope will provide more insight into the organization's financial practices. 

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7:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Symphony Declines Barbecue on the River Contract

The BBQ Contract given to PSO
Credit Stephen Lance Dennee

The Paducah Symphony declined the contract to operate the Paducah Barbecue on the River Beer Garden this fall after managing it for 19 years.

Roger Truitt, PSO president, felt the Symphony did not have enough options.

“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.”

The PSO 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.

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4:49 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Paducah Officials Examining Whether or Not City is Responsible for Barbecue on the River Festival

Paducah officials are investigating whether or not the city is required to hold Barbecue on the River Incorporated accountable to requirements listed in municipal orders the city adopted to subsidize its largest downtown event.

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9:31 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Barbecue on the River Officials Brief City Commission Amid Financial Scrutiny

Credit Lance Dennee


Amid public scrutiny regarding financial oversight of Paducah’s Barbecue on the River, the group behind the festival gave an informational presentation to city commissioners Tuesday night ahead of its 20th anniversary event.

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