City of Paducah

Nearly 1,000 volunteers from around Western Kentucky are building a community playground in Paducah this week.

Silent Brigade Distillery

There must be something in the water in Paducah, because in less than two years three different businesses have opened to brew alcohol; the trend began with beer, this time the business is bourbon. 

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The City of Paducah is getting a upgrade to its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software after more than 20 years. The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved the upgrade Tuesday for a more than $2,686,000 contract with Tyler Technologies.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

What was once just an alley space now serves as an art pocket park for inspiration, reflection and relaxation. Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler says the idea to utilize small spaces came to her three years ago. Friday, 117 ½ South 2nd Street in Lowertown is officially open as the Market Square Art Park.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Paducah is one of the best places in America to retire to, according to a national magazine.

“Where to Retire” magazine finds more than 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire every year.  

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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.

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  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.