City Manager Jeff Pederson

Government
10:46 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Sagging Paducah City Hall Needs Immediate Attention

Paducah City Hall
Credit 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.

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Government
12:48 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Paducah Police/Fire Chiefs Consider Possibility of Multi-Department Building

Credit paducahky.gov

  Paducah's Police and Fire departments may consolidate facilities to operate under one roof.  

Police Chief Brandon Barnhill says he and Fire Chief Steve Kyle have been researching the idea of a joint-department facility for about five years and are now looking into how it could work for Paducah.  Barnhill says both departments are currently working out of cramped, out-dated quarters.

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Society
2:26 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Paducah Officials Condemn Historic Downtown Building

Credit Paducah Sun

Paducah's downtown Kresge building may be set for demolition after the collapse of a large part of its roof. Paducah Fire Department Officials condemned the building this week fearing further damage might spill out onto the street. Officials said the building’s condition has been deteriorating for years and last weekend’s heavy rain only accelerated the damage. 

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Government
7:57 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Paducah Commissioners get Budget Preview

Paducah City Commissioners got an overview of the projected budget for the next fiscal year at last night’s meeting.  City Manager Jeff Pederson says the coming year will be challenging because revenues will likely be flat.  The city is seeing a slight increase due a rise in the payroll tax, but those gains are offset by declines in the insurance premium tax.  Pederson says he expects General Fund revenue gains to only be about 1 percent over last year.  However, several expenditures are also expected to rise.  They include employee wage increases, fuel and insurance costs, and mandated con

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