Paducah

Event flyer, via Concert Rally for Peace Facebook Event Page

A concert rally for peace and unity will be held in Paducah this weekend. Singers, poets and activists gather at the Noble Park Amphitheatre Sunday in the wake of recent racially motivated violence.

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Update: WKCTC has ended their campus alert for evacuation of the Allied Health Building and Emerging Technology Center.   

A natural gas leak near West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah this morning prompted evacuations of nearby buildings. According to a news release, a contractor for Atmos Energy reported damaging an 8-inch high pressure gas transmission line. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS - courtesy of Pogue Library

Paducah area native J. Polk Brooks found a unique business opportunity in western Kentucky during a time when most of the country was in financial despair. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Sarah Hopley, Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian for Pogue Library at Murray State University, about the special collection telling the story of the rise and fall of the Brooks Bus Line and the people who commuted out of the Great Depression to opportunity in Detroit and back home again.

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.

PaBREWcah Logo, via Facebook

Saturday is the inaugural PaBREWcah Beer Fest, featuring 19 craft breweries from across the region and live music in downtown Paducah. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Daniel Sene about the event, which benefits Paducah Symphony Orchestra.

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Paducah artists will soon have the opportunity to color the downtown floodwall using a quilt-like cloth. The city has announced plans for a series of murals to be commissioned on the 19 blank panels of the floodwall near the Convention Center.

TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority is proposing to build a facility to remove and recirculate water used in coal ash management at a Paducah area site. TVA is seeking public comment on potential environmental impacts of this facility at the Shawnee Fossil Plant. 

City of Paducah

The City of Paducah is getting a upgrade to its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software after more than 20 years. The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved the upgrade Tuesday for a more than $2,686,000 contract with Tyler Technologies.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Community members in Murray and Paducah held candlelight vigils last night remembering the victims of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando over the weekend, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

amerisourcebergen.com

Pharmaceutical company AmerisourceBergen is closing its distribution center in Paducah, affecting around 90 employees.

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