City of Paducah

Environment
4:19 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

VIDEO: Biologists Band Geese at Noble Park

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife migratory bird biologist John Brunjes (Center) prepares to band a Canada goose.
Stephen Lance Dennee

State Biologists spent the morning at Noble Park in Paducah banding a flock of Canada geese. Children there were given the opportunity to assist in releasing the birds after a silver colored band with a unique number was crimped loosely around each bird’s leg.

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Government
11:18 am
Fri June 13, 2014

KY Utilities Now Required to Notify Customers, Cities When Increasing Rates

Kentucky State Capitol
Credit Wikimedia Commons

A new state law requires utility companies to notify customers and county and city commissions when increasing their rates.

Joint Sewer Agency Director John Hodges says KRS 65A also means the districts permitted to tax residents will have to publicly notify those residents and the commissions the utility serves.

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Government
5:29 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Paducah Reviews Next Year’s Budget, Finds Evidence of Growing Economy

Credit Lance Dennee / WKMS

More revenue is allowing Paducah city officials to increase their budgets and consider some city updates.

Commissioner Carol Gault says this week’s budget workshop shows that the economy is slowly rebounding with a nearly four percent rise in revenue.

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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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