City of Paducah

Lower Town Arts and Music Festival, Facebook

A founder and co-director of Paducah’s Lower Town Arts and Music Festival is stepping back from his position. 

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 City of Paducah is adding a temporary site for residents to dispose of recyclable materials until a new transfer station is in place.  

Starting Monday, the public will be able to use the new location across from the Public Works building on Burnett Street.  

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The National Weather Service has lowered projected Ohio River crest levels, leading Paducah officials to cancel preparations to install the city’s floodgates.

Paducah Area Transit System, Facebook

The Paducah Area Transit System has a unique status as the only fixed route bus system in Kentucky that serves a rural town community with a population under 50,000. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with the system's executive director Arthur Boykin about understanding the services provided and the challenges of operating such a system in our region.

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The Paducah City Commission has approved a resolution to provide funding support for a second annual quilt show. 

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The Paducah Transit System is in need of significant upgrades according to the community development group Progress Paducah. At its meeting this week, discussion involved extending service hours for fixed route transportation, a mobile app to track buses and designated stops, and making more roads accessible to cyclists and pedestrians.

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The Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center Corporation is taking ownership of the city’s dome pavilion, assuming financial responsibility for the convention space.

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The Paducah City Commission is contracting an architectural design firm to develop blueprints for a new city hall.  

National Low Income Housing Coalition / http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/oor/OOR_2015_FULL.pdf

  It’s been a year since the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development mandated a flat rate increase for public housing. Some local housing officials thought it would price people out of the homes as HUD set rates based off of fair market value prices. 

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