City of Paducah

City of Paducah

  The Paducah McCracken County Convention Center Corporation (PMCCC) Board has appointed Charles “Chuck” Tate as the new director of operations. The Kentucky native has spent the last 12 years as the house manager and event supervisor for the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. Tate will now oversee operations and sales for the Julian Carroll Convention Center, William & Meredith Schroeder Expo Center, and the inflatable dome pavilion starting  May 16th.  


More than 800 quilts attempted to showcase at the 32nd American Quilter’s Society annual Paducah show. Only half of those made it to the viewing room. As attendees enter the exposition center,  they are welcomed by hundreds of hanging fine art fabric pieces, diverse in color and creative inspiration.

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A half-million dollar demolition project is complete on a downtown Paducah  building. The city now looks to turn the vacant lot at 432 Broadway into a pop-up park in the short term before selling the property to a private developer.

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A new craft distillery is planning to open in downtown Paducah this spring.

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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.

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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.

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