City of Paducah

Culture
2:49 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

"Irvin Cobb: Back Home" A Documentary

Budding Paducah Evening News reporter Irvin Cobb c. 1895 (seated left front, with poker).

Join us Sunday, March 30 at 9 a.m. for the story of Irvin Cobb: Back Home.

Irvin Cobb's name can be found throughout western Kentucky. It graces a bridge, a resort, a hotel, and a golf tournament. But despite being one of the most famous writers of the early 20th century, not many people know that much about him. This latest Sounds Good documentary hopes to change all that.

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Government
4:58 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Paducah Land Set Aside for Public Recreation Will Become Site of Factory

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission has passed a resolution that aims to use a tract of land near the site of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant as part of an economic development plan in Paducah.

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Society
4:06 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Paducah Named Among Best Day Tours by AAA Midwest Traveler

Readers of AAA Midwest Traveler have voted Paducah as the best day trip from Evansville, Indiana. The annual poll gives readers the opportunity to name top destinations from metropolitan areas in the Midwest. Paducah received word earlier this month and sent an award plaque to the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The award was completely reader-driven. Midwest Traveler highlighted Paducah’s arts district and attractions like the National Quilt Museum and National Heritage Museum as reasons for the honor.

Government
12:39 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Developers Negotiate Contract with Major Hotel Chain for Downtown Paducah Project

Credit paducahtransit.com

The city of Paducah is awaiting loan approval before beginning construction on a downtown hotel project. Hotel developers are also in negotiations with a national chain to operate the facility.

The $18 million, 124- room hotel should occupy waterfront property adjacent to the Julian M. Carroll Convention Center.

Discussions between the Senate Hospitality hotel management group, developers and city officials include a pedestrian bridge between the center and the hotel.

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Arts
7:22 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Floodwall Artist Says Murals Belong To Him

Credit wikipedia.org

The artist who painted many of the floodwall murals in Paducah’s historic downtown district is speaking out against the city for the way officials are handling the restoration of his paintings.

Louisiana-based muralist Robert Dafford says the images from Paducah’s past that decorate the walls along the Ohio River are his images and that only he has the right to restore them.

Paducah commissioners will consider Dafford’s restoration bid at Tuesday's meeting.

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Society
2:26 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Paducah Officials Condemn Historic Downtown Building

Credit Paducah Sun

Paducah's downtown Kresge building may be set for demolition after the collapse of a large part of its roof. Paducah Fire Department Officials condemned the building this week fearing further damage might spill out onto the street. Officials said the building’s condition has been deteriorating for years and last weekend’s heavy rain only accelerated the damage. 

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Society
12:22 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Kentucky 400 Mile Sale Passes Through Murray and Hazel

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The tenth annual 400 Mile Sale will begin Thursday, June 6th. The four day event invites visitors from all over the country to travel along historic Highway 68 and shop at state-wide yard sales and antique shops. Coordinator of the sale Debby Spencer said the event works to bring economic opportunity to small communities.

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Arts
11:27 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Terra: Annual Lower Town Arts Festival a Success

Asia says hi from the WKMS booth!

Organizers say the weekend’s Paducah Lower Town Arts and Music Festival was another success.

A double-digit percentage increase in visitors, several new events and some tweaks to the regular line-up of events led to what co-director Michael Terra called a tremendous weekend of festival food and fun.

Some 14,000-16,000 visitors swarmed Paducah’s lower-town district for new events like the “Top Potter” event, which featured nearly a dozen local artists in a timed competition.

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Environment
2:37 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

TVA Eyes Closing Power Units at Shawnee Fossil Plant, Other Coal Facilities

Credit TVA, Wikimedia Commons

TVA’s Shawnee Fossil Plant faces an uncertain future as the Knoxville-based utility company begins retiring coal-powered energy plants.

Yesterday, as part of an ongoing effort to clean up non-renewable energy stations, TVA announced plans to retire 18 of 59 fossil units region-wide by 2018.

At Shawnee, where nine units are coal-based, two units are being looked at for possible closure.

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Politics
6:01 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Paducah City Commissioner Gayle Kaler to Serve as Mayor

Paducah residents elected City Commissioner Gayle Kaler mayor Tuesday with nearly 8,000 votes. She ran against write-in candidate Renee Raney.

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