City Manager Jeff Pederson

A stalled Paducah riverfront project is being revitalized thanks to more than a million dollars in state funds.  

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Paducah has 54 capital projects planned for the next five fiscal years but the city doesn’t yet have the more than $70 million to fund them all, including rebuilding the crumbling City Hall.

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The Paducah City Commission has approved a two-year contract with Barbecue on the River, Inc. - the first formal agreement between the city and organizers of the event, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year.

Paducah city officials say the developers of a multi-million downtown hotel project missed the city’s deadline for securing their bank loan.

The planned $19 million project would have added lodging downtown for large events including the annual quilt show.  After months of planning and negotiation, the city commission gave the developers the Jan 29 deadline to secure their end of the bank loan.

As of 2pm today, the developers did not meet those requirements.

Paducah city officials are considering introducing a curbside recycling service next year. 

The City Commission met Tuesday to discuss the city's contract with solid waste disposal company Republic Services which expires in June, 2015. 

PPS Updates City Commission

Dec 10, 2014
Paducah Power System

Paducah City Commissioners asked Mayor Gayle Kaler to request a brief from Paducah Power System on the Rate Recovery Plan at last night’s city commission meeting.

Commissioner Richard Abraham says the City Commission wants more details about a PPS meeting with insurance and bond rating companies this week.

Paducah Moves Ahead On Building New City Hall

Nov 19, 2014
Lance Dennee

Updated 2:52 p.m. 11/19/14

The Paducah City Commission approved a motion Tuesday night to proceed with the preliminary design of a new City Hall. The current, 50-year-old structure doesn’t meet modern seismic standards and has rust, cracks, and concrete falling from its canopy.

In a call for comments regarding a new building’s location, seventy-two percent of respondents prefer to either build a new building or renovate an existing building other than the current facility. City Hall Commissioner Richard Abraham sees opportunity in the area near City Hall.

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High Paducah Power rates are impacting both residents and the city through higher bills for government buildings and lighting.

City Manager Jeff Pederson said electricity makes up a small portion of the budget, totaling more than $1.1 million out of a $44.7 million budget in fiscal year 2013.

PPS addresses City Commission and Residents

Sep 24, 2014
Lance Dennee

The Paducah City Commission introduced a resolution ‘Call for Action’ demanding a solution from the Paducah Power System. Last night the commission heard a presentation by Prairie State Energy Campus executives addressing their part in sky-rocketing energy costs to area consumers. Residents like Gayle Frye voiced their concerns to Prairie State and Paducah Power executives.

“I felt like I was listening to a philandering husband or a wife who had been caught cheating. And, all that you were doing was explaining why you were not producing,” Frye said. “And, your capacity, it seems, produces a product that you cannot produce.”

Lance Dennee / WKMS

Paducah’s 50-year-old City Hall is showing its age and doesn’t meet modern seismic standards. Rust, cracks and concrete falling from the canopy can be seen around the building, prompting the Paducah mayor and City Commission to consider a nearly $16 million renovation.