City of Paducah

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A non-profit group crowd-sourcing ideas for reduced carbon dioxide emissions will hold a public forum in Paducah tonight.

Brandi Harless for Mayor & Gayle Kaler for Mayor, Facebook

The two female candidates for Paducah Mayor carried the non-partisan election results in the Kentucky primary. Brandi Harless had the most support with 2,177 votes. Incumbent Mayor Gayle Kaler was slightly behind with 1,816 votes. Kaler says she is not surprised that she and Harless are the two candidates moving on to the general election.

Lance Dennee, WKMS

Incumbents pulled the highest vote totals of the twelve primary candidates for Paducah City Commission.  The top 8 will move on to the general election. 

Jackson Purchase Foundation and City of Paducah

A local conservation organization is putting an artistic spin on sustainable water practices. The Jackson Purchase Foundation partnered with the City of Paducah, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and students at Paducah Tilghman High School to implement Water Smarter! The Artistic Rain Barrel Partnership Project. The students designed and painted rain barrels that will be auctioned off tonight at the Clemens Fine Arts Center.

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.

Lance Dennee, WKMS

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.

Silent Brigade Distillers / Facebook

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

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.