City of Paducah

Culture
7:40 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Vendors form Advisory Council for Barbecue on the River

Shane Parker convenes a gathering of barbecuers to form an advisory council.
Credit Lance Dennee

Nearly 40 people gathered to vote on whether to form an advisory board of vendors for Barbecue on the River to communicate with Barbecue Incorporated on successes, failures, and ways to improve the annual Paducah event.  The Monday meeting was comprised of mostly barbecuers, but the council will include barbecuers, other food vendors, and non-food vendors. 

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Arts
11:38 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Organizers Unpacking for Paducah Quilt Week

Credit American Quilter's Society, Facebook

More than 10,000 quilts have been displayed in Paducah and more than $2.5 million in cash prizes have been awarded during the American Quilter's Society's shows that are in their third decade in 2014. The Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center is the epicenter of the AQS Quilt Week activities that start with an awards preview next Tuesday (April 22) then show opening Wednesday, continuing through Saturday. American Quilter's Society co-founder Meredith Schroeder is at the Expo Center helping to unpack quilts for judging over the weekend and Kate Lochte speaks with her on Sounds Good.

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Society
7:19 am
Thu April 17, 2014

McCracken Animal Shelter Task Force Recommends Partnership with Humane Society

Credit nhandler, Wikimedia Commons

McCracken County’s Animal Shelter Task Force is recommending the Humane Society there partner with the county’s animal control.  The plan, approved by the task force 6 to 3 Tuesday and sent to the Fiscal Court, has one director overseeing the operations of both Animal Control and Humane Society operations.

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Society
7:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Symphony Declines Barbecue on the River Contract

The BBQ Contract given to PSO
Credit Stephen Lance Dennee

The Paducah Symphony declined the contract to operate the Paducah Barbecue on the River Beer Garden this fall after managing it for 19 years.

Roger Truitt, PSO president, felt the Symphony did not have enough options.

“We were told absolutely it’s not negotiable,” he said. “We were offered take it or leave it. And so, we’re not going to take it.”

The PSO says the nonnegotiable contract made it too difficult to deal with increasing costs, weather related issues, and the 500 plus volunteer hours required for the event.

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Business
11:29 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Meet Paducah Sun's New Executive Director

Today on Sounds Good we welcome the new executive editor of the Paducah Sun, Steve Wilson. In the mid-eighties, when he was with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Wilson edited and directed a year-long project "Life on the Land: An American Farm Family" which won that newspaper's Pulitzer Prize.

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Culture
2:49 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

"Irvin Cobb: Back Home" A Documentary

Budding Paducah Evening News reporter Irvin Cobb c. 1895 (seated left front, with poker).

Join us Sunday, March 30 at 9 a.m. for the story of Irvin Cobb: Back Home.

Irvin Cobb's name can be found throughout western Kentucky. It graces a bridge, a resort, a hotel, and a golf tournament. But despite being one of the most famous writers of the early 20th century, not many people know that much about him. This latest Sounds Good documentary hopes to change all that.

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Government
4:58 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Paducah Land Set Aside for Public Recreation Will Become Site of Factory

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission has passed a resolution that aims to use a tract of land near the site of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant as part of an economic development plan in Paducah.

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Society
4:06 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Paducah Named Among Best Day Tours by AAA Midwest Traveler

Readers of AAA Midwest Traveler have voted Paducah as the best day trip from Evansville, Indiana. The annual poll gives readers the opportunity to name top destinations from metropolitan areas in the Midwest. Paducah received word earlier this month and sent an award plaque to the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The award was completely reader-driven. Midwest Traveler highlighted Paducah’s arts district and attractions like the National Quilt Museum and National Heritage Museum as reasons for the honor.

Government
12:39 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Developers Negotiate Contract with Major Hotel Chain for Downtown Paducah Project

Credit paducahtransit.com

The city of Paducah is awaiting loan approval before beginning construction on a downtown hotel project. Hotel developers are also in negotiations with a national chain to operate the facility.

The $18 million, 124- room hotel should occupy waterfront property adjacent to the Julian M. Carroll Convention Center.

Discussions between the Senate Hospitality hotel management group, developers and city officials include a pedestrian bridge between the center and the hotel.

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Arts
7:22 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Floodwall Artist Says Murals Belong To Him

Credit wikipedia.org

The artist who painted many of the floodwall murals in Paducah’s historic downtown district is speaking out against the city for the way officials are handling the restoration of his paintings.

Louisiana-based muralist Robert Dafford says the images from Paducah’s past that decorate the walls along the Ohio River are his images and that only he has the right to restore them.

Paducah commissioners will consider Dafford’s restoration bid at Tuesday's meeting.

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