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      Paducah's National Quilt Museum is featuring a space-inspired exhibit, Fly Me to the Moon, for the summer. Over 130 artists from 8 countries submitted art quilt pieces celebrating all things lunar, and 44 of those pieces will be on display in Paducah. Susanne Jones, the museum's exhibit curator, visits Sounds Good to discuss the astral artwork. 

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Update: Paducah Police said in a Facebook update Friday night the man accused of killing his former roommate was found and arrested in a wooded area without incident. 

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 The Paducah-McCracken County Development Authority is providing 20 free acres to an unidentified business in the I-24 Industrial Park.

CITY OF PADUCAH

Update May 29: The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved an emergency ordinance for the employment of James Arndt to serve as City Manager. The agreement is for an initial three-year period beginning July 1. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

USA Today’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Travel Awards ranks Paducah the third Best Small Town For Culture.

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 The Lowertown Arts & Music Festival is taking place this weekend, May 18th and 19th, in Paducah, KY. Stacy Reason, the co-director of LTAMF and the executive director of the Yeiser Art Center, visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming weekend and what festival goers can expect to see and hear. 

Paducah School of Art & Design

The City of Paducah and West Kentucky Community and Technical College are getting $25,000 for a proposed interactive art park.

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The City of Paducah is joining communities across the country on June 2 recognizing National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

In Paducah, on Monday, Baptist Health Paducah Director of Outreach Dr. Patrick Withrow led a community stakeholder forum with Congressman James Comer to discuss the region's needs for how to best allocate the $3.6 billion in the new 'omnibus' spending bill to combat the opioid crisis. Withrow also called for volunteers to help the many community services working in prevention and treatment efforts.

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  The Paducah Board of Commissioners is considering zoning ordinances that would change Midtown from a residential area to commercial. The City Planning Commission is recommending that approximately 10 acres encompassing parts of Kentucky Avenue, Clark Street and South 31st street be rezoned from a low and medium density residential zone to a convenience and service zone.

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