Bob Leeper

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  The state of the City of Paducah and McCracken County is one of resilience. That theme emerged in an address given by local officials to members of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Mayor Brandi Harless and County Judge Executive Bob Leeper anticipate challenges surrounding state pensions in the new year.

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Coal and natural gas may dominate the Ohio Valley’s energy but the region also has a long history with nuclear power. Some Kentucky officials hope a new law might help the struggling industry get back some of its old glow.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

It took ten years for the Kentucky legislature to pass Senate Bill 11, known as the “Leeper Act,” lifting a moratorium on the nuclear industry. But state leaders say it could take another decade before there is nuclear energy development in the commonwealth. Governor Matt Bevin and area lawmakers gathered in Paducah on Wednesday after for a ceremonial signing of the bill.  

U.S. Department of Energy,

Governor Matt Bevin is joining state and local officials in Paducah on Wednesday to ceremonially sign the bill that effectively lifted the nuclear moratorium in Kentucky. 

Lance Dennee

McCracken County Judge/Executive Bob Leeper is promoting his work to trim the county budget. In the annual state of the county address today Leeper noted a recent communications audit has shown that the county can save $30,000 annually by cutting unused fax and phone lines.

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court is considering using a portion of the transient room tax to reimburse the City of Paducah for relocating the dome pavilion.

McCracken County Judge/Executive Bob Leeper is working on a way for the county to get back nearly $144,000 dollars it overpaid previous county attorneys.

McCracken County judge-executive Bob Leeper told the fiscal court at Monday night’s meeting he will sign an emergency order Tuesday for repairs of damage from last week’s flash flooding.

McCracken County Sets Budget for 2015-16

May 12, 2015
Lance Dennee

  After several weeks of workshops, the McCracken County Fiscal Court conducted their first reading of the 2015-2016 budget Monday night in Paducah.

A budget of $34 million includes renovations to the old portion of the courthouse that are projected to cost $300,000.

Lance Dennee

The McCracken County Fiscal Court held its first regularly scheduled meeting of the year Monday night, and the first under new judge-executive Bob Leeper.