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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.

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The omnibus spending bill approved by Congress earlier this month included $200 million for continued deactivation and cleanup at the site of the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler says local leaders are already working on securing funding for the next budget cycle.

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An advisory group is now in place to help the city of Paducah decide whether to renovate its City Hall or construct a new one.

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Paducah city officials say the developers of a multi-million downtown hotel project missed the city’s deadline for securing their bank loan.

The planned $19 million project would have added lodging downtown for large events including the annual quilt show.  After months of planning and negotiation, the city commission gave the developers the Jan 29 deadline to secure their end of the bank loan.

As of 2pm today, the developers did not meet those requirements. 

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Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler and Judge Executive Bob Leeper issued the State of the City and County addresses this morning to the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce.

PPS addresses City Commission and Residents

Sep 24, 2014
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The Paducah City Commission introduced a resolution ‘Call for Action’ demanding a solution from the Paducah Power System. Last night the commission heard a presentation by Prairie State Energy Campus executives addressing their part in sky-rocketing energy costs to area consumers. Residents like Gayle Frye voiced their concerns to Prairie State and Paducah Power executives.

“I felt like I was listening to a philandering husband or a wife who had been caught cheating. And, all that you were doing was explaining why you were not producing,” Frye said. “And, your capacity, it seems, produces a product that you cannot produce.”

Increase to Paducah Police/Firefighter Pension Pay-out Fails

Sep 3, 2014
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An ordinance to increase payment from the Paducah Police and Firefighters’ Pension Fund by 2 percent to retirees did not pass at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. The ordinance failed by a 2 to 2 vote with one commissioner not present.

 Commissioners Carol Gault and Richard Abraham voted to approve the increase. Abraham says Paducah’s police and firefighters are among the most deserving of increased support from the city’s budget.

125 Jobs May Come to Paducah

Jun 4, 2014

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) and potential lease agreement approved last night by the Paducah City Commission clears the way for Michigan-based Genova Products to add 125 jobs to the region. Paducah Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Chad Chancellor made the announcement after emerging from a commission executive session.

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be ​in Paducah Tuesday performing pro bono cataract surgeries.

Paducah Mayor Heading to China for Culture & Design Expo

Apr 15, 2014
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Two Paducah officials will visit China this weekend for the Suzhou International Culture & Design Industry Expo. Mayor Gayle Kaler and Mary Hammond of the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau will meet with local officials and visit various creative industries.

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