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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless covered a range of topics from recreational centers to food truck festivals in a community listening session Tuesday night. The event titled “Informed & Involved” was designed by high school student interns working with the city government. About 50 people attended diverse in age, race and gender identity.

City of Paducah

Paducah mayor Brandi Harless is organizing a public meeting for residents to share ideas for community growth. 

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

  Four days into her new position as Paducah Mayor, Brandi Harless is asking the city’s business leaders to keep her accountable for her campaign promises. Addressing about 350 people at the ‘State of the City-County’ Power and Partnership breakfast Thursday, she then gave out her email address as an act of sincerity. Harless also touched on projects started by the previous administration that she would be completing during her four-year term.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

 

Brandi Harless is officially the mayor of Paducah. She and the city commissioners were ceremonially sworn in Tuesday at City Hall. She said her plan for her first three months in office is to listen and learn from meetings with city officials and departments.

Lance Dennee, WKMS

With numerous projects underway in the City of Paducah: from neighborhood revitalization to riverfront development, workforce development, the foreign trade zone, efforts to attract young entrepreneurs and much more, this November's mayoral and city commissioners race has many in the community wondering about the leadership will look like guiding a changing Paducah. WKMS and The Paducah Sun hosted a forum Thursday night where candidates expressed their views on these topics.

Lance Dennee, WKMS / Kaler Harless

Candidates for Paducah Mayor squared off in the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce forum Thursday morning. Incumbent Gayle Kaler and challenger Brandi Harless outlined positions on topics ranging from regulations, manufacturing jobs, neighborhood revitalization, population decline and diversity outreach. 

Brandi Harless for Mayor, via Facebook

Paducah mayoral candidate Brandi Harless was in Washington, D.C. this week with members of the Mississippi Delta Leadership Academy to press western Kentucky issues on national officials.  

22 Kentucky counties are considered within jurisdiction of the Delta Regional Authority, which provides economic and infrastructure support for local projects.  

Brandi Harless for Mayor & Gayle Kaler for Mayor, Facebook

The two female candidates for Paducah Mayor carried the non-partisan election results in the Kentucky primary. Brandi Harless had the most support with 2,177 votes. Incumbent Mayor Gayle Kaler was slightly behind with 1,816 votes. Kaler says she is not surprised that she and Harless are the two candidates moving on to the general election.

Brandi Harless for Mayor, via Facebook

Paducah mayoral candidate Brandi Harless is hosting a telephone town hall Thursday evening.

Paducah voters are encouraged to call 270-495-2788 at 6:30 p.m. to ask Harless questions. The event is hosted by city commissioner Allan Rhodes, who has endorsed Harless for mayor.

Kentucky Democratic Party, via Facebook

According to RealClearPolitics, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has nearly a quarter of the necessary 2,383 delegates to gain her party’s nomination. But her big lead over rival Bernie Sanders is almost entirely due to pledged superdelegates: politicians or party leaders that will get their own say at this summer’s Democratic National Convention.

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