BBQ & More

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.

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.

The City of Paducah has released a report showing how much it cost the city for 2013’s Barbecue on the River festival.

This comes shortly after Mayor Gayle Kaler asked for an audit of the BBQ & More retail store at a city council meeting to fulfill a 2011 agreement with Barbecue on the River organizers.

BBQ On The River To Send Audit

Mar 5, 2014

Paducah City Manager Jeff Pederson says BBQ on the River Incorporated will comply with its 2011 contract with the city and supply a limited-scope audit to officials. 

The audit is part of the agreement in which the city provided BBQ on the River 20 thousand dollars to establish a downtown retail store. 

Paducah City officials are staying mum on what they will do about BBQ on the River’s violation of a 2011 agreement in the wake of the festival organization ending Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s management of a beer garden.