Mary Hammond

Courtesy of Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau

The head of Paducah’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking to grow the city’s arts reputation through collaborations with other UNESCO Creative Cities. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on far west Kentucky on August 21 seeking a prime seat for the total solar eclipse.

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. 

Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau

Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Mary Hammond has been appointed to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. On Sounds Good Matt Markgraf speaks with Hammond about how this opportunity came about, how the UNESCO designation has changed Paducah, how area residents can get involved and other events and efforts on the horizon.

The Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet released the results today of the examination of the Economic Impact of Tourism for 2011.