City of Paducah

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The Kentucky State Police presented a plan for E911 services to the Paducah City Commission and the McCracken County Fiscal Court last night.  Major John Bradley says the consolidated dispatch service is the largest proposed in the state and would cost $1.2 million in startup costs.

[VIDEO] MLK Day March in Paducah

Jan 20, 2015
Lance Dennee

Hundreds gathered yesterday at Paducah’s Cherry Civic Center for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. march to the King Memorial on Park Avenue. WKMS Reporter Lance Dennee documented the event. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Kentucky Heritage Council, Preservation Kentucky Inc. the Kentucky Main Street Program and Paducah Main Street invite the public to a full day of information and discussion about the historic preservation of downtown Paducah this Saturday at Maiden Alley Cinema and the River Discovery Center. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Kentucky Heritage Council's executive director and state historic preservation officer Craig Potts about the conference, focusing on revitalizing downtown neighborhoods.

McCracken Co. Animal Shelter Keeps Euthanasia Policy

Oct 14, 2014
nhandler, Wikimedia Commons

The McCracken County Animal Shelter will continue with their current euthanasia policy even though overcrowding remains a problem. At a fiscal court meeting Monday night, Animal Shelter Director Ryan Brown said the shelter will follow the current policy of only euthanizing sick, injured, or dangerous animals as long as possible.

“First and foremost, I would do as much as I can to ensure no dogs are put down, as long as they’re what we would consider adoptable,” Brown said. “I don’t want a dog to spend months upon months upon months in a crate.”

Paducah Tax Rate Remains the Same

Oct 8, 2014
paducahtransit.com

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.

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

SNAPSHOT: Paducah's Emancipation Celebration 2014

Aug 9, 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.

Walkability Expert Assessing Paducah Tonight

Aug 7, 2014

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.

VIDEO: Biologists Band Geese at Noble Park

Jun 26, 2014
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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