Gayle Kaler

City of Paducah

Update Wednesday: Paducah Rotary Playground will be closed until further notice. City crews are preparing the site for a rubberized safety surface.  

Groundbreaking for the Paducah Health Park in Fountain Avenue begins next week. According to the City of Paducah, the first phase of development will take six months to complete.

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Kentucky's 'Atomic City' cleared a hurdle this week with the U.S. Department of Energy to sell depleted uranium from a former enrichment plant to re-enrich at a future nearby facility. A one-billion dollar GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment facility will re-enrich tails left in the cylinders at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in McCracken County.

Dixie Lynn, WKMS

Some 200 Paducah area veterans, family members and residents gathered for a Veterans Day ceremony and many more lined downtown Broadway for a parade this morning.

Lance Dennee, WKMS

With numerous projects underway in the City of Paducah: from neighborhood revitalization to riverfront development, workforce development, the foreign trade zone, efforts to attract young entrepreneurs and much more, this November's mayoral and city commissioners race has many in the community wondering about the leadership will look like guiding a changing Paducah. WKMS and The Paducah Sun hosted a forum Thursday night where candidates expressed their views on these topics.

Lance Dennee, WKMS / Kaler Harless

Candidates for Paducah Mayor squared off in the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce forum Thursday morning. Incumbent Gayle Kaler and challenger Brandi Harless outlined positions on topics ranging from regulations, manufacturing jobs, neighborhood revitalization, population decline and diversity outreach. 

James Chen, Jingdezhen, City of Crafts & Folk Art, courtesy of Paducah CVB

Representatives from UNESCO Cities of Crafts and Folk Art will meet in Paducah next September. This will be the first formally-designated annual meeting of the thematic area. 

Lance Dennee, WKMS

The owners of Silent Brigade Distillery, Mayor Gayle Kaler, Paducah Ambassadors and members of the community gathered Friday at the new business to begin producing the city's first bourbon since prohibition.

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Paducah city leaders want City Hall on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places.

Brandi Harless for Mayor, via Facebook

Paducah mayoral candidate Brandi Harless is hosting a telephone town hall Thursday evening.

Paducah voters are encouraged to call 270-495-2788 at 6:30 p.m. to ask Harless questions. The event is hosted by city commissioner Allan Rhodes, who has endorsed Harless for mayor.

City of Paducah, via Facebook

With Tuesday's 4 p.m. filing deadline passed, five candidates have emerged in this year’s race for Paducah Mayor.

Incumbent Gayle Kaler is seeking a second term, and will be joined on May’s primary ballot by Arthur Baskin, Brandi Harless, Elliot Polach and Buzz VonTesmar.

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