City of Paducah

7:50 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Paducah Tax Rate Remains the Same


During a public hearing Wednesday night, the Paducah City Commission introduced the annual property tax. Commission financial director Jonathan Perkins says a twenty-five and one-half cents property tax is recommended to the City.

“Staff recommends you set the city’s tax levy at the twenty-five and half cents, the same as last year, which makes it four and half cents than in two thousand and one,” Perkins said.

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12:22 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

If Paducah Gets a New City Hall, Then Where Should It Be?

Credit City of Paducah

Paducah officials want the public's opinion on where a new city hall may be located as the town weighs options for a new or renovated facility.

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4:07 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Paducah Named One of World’s Smartest Cities

LowerTown Arts & Music Festival 2011
Credit WKMS File Photo

Paducah has been named one of the world’s most intelligent urban areas by National Geographic.

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6:28 pm
Sat August 9, 2014

SNAPSHOT: Paducah's Emancipation Celebration 2014

Lance Dennee

In Paducah today the community celebrated the 152 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The annual Eighth of August Celebration draws hundreds of families to celebrate the African American history of Paducah.

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1:21 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Walkability Expert Assessing Paducah Tonight

Jeff Speck, Urban Planner, at TED

The author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time, Jeff Speck, gives two presentations in Paducah today. The first was a ticketed event for the Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. at the Convention Center. Tonight, Speck speaks at Maiden Alley Cinema at 6:30 (seating is limited). On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Speck, the former director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts.

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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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11:18 am
Fri June 13, 2014

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

Kentucky State Capitol
Credit Kittugwiki, 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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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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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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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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