Paducah

Courtesy of City of Paducah

The City of Paducah has a new planning director. Paducah’s Board of Commissioners named Tuesday night Tammara Tracy to the position. 

Courtesy of Laura Schaumberg Osward, Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau

Nonprofit arts in Paducah is an annual $27.5 million industry supporting 991 jobs. That’s according to a national study from national advocacy group Americans for the Arts. 

Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell went to the western Kentucky city of Paducah this week to talk about improvements to a local flood wall. Outside, more than 30 protesters led a flood of complaints about the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced in Paducah on Wednesday more than $19 million for repairs and upgrades to the city's floodwall system. 

Heath High School Memorial Committee via Facebook

Design plans have been unveiled for a new memorial honoring the victims of a 1997 school shooting in west Kentucky. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is one of three national finalists in a 2017 Chamber of the Year Award category. 

U.S. Department of Energy, energy.gov

Governor Matt Bevin is joining state and local officials in Paducah on Wednesday to ceremonially sign the bill that effectively lifted the nuclear moratorium in Kentucky. 

Nadezhda Prokudina, 123rf Stock Photo

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear was in Paducah on Thursday to announce nearly $100,000 dollars in grant funding from the Child Victims’ Trust Fund for statewide and regional programs aimed at preventing child abuse. 

Courtesy of Baptist Health Paducah

A new, $19.1 million cancer care center in Paducah is nearly complete. The Baptist Health Paducah Ray and Kay Eckstein Regional Cancer Care Center will open for public tours on June 28. 

PGDP Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a contract valued at more than $1.4 billion on Thursday to Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership to continue deactivation and remediation of the Paducah nuclear site. 

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