Paducah City Commission

Government
1:04 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Paducah City Commission Considering Contract For Riverfront Project That Can’t Exceed $90K

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The Paducah City Commission is considering a contract for a phase of the riverfront construction, but it cannot exceed $90,000. The contract with Bacon, Farmer and Workman Engineering includes assistance during the bidding process for the project.

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Business
7:26 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Genova to Start Production in Paducah Mid-July

Credit Lance Dennee

The McCracken County Fiscal Court approved a lease to Genova Products, a Michigan-based vinyl and plumbing products company, for the former Infiniti building for ten years with an option to renew at $298,000 annually during a special meeting last night. Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Chad Chancellor said Genova can start manufacturing by the middle of the month.

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Society
8:19 am
Wed June 4, 2014

125 Jobs May Come to Paducah

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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Government
10:46 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Sagging Paducah City Hall Needs Immediate Attention

Paducah City Hall
Credit Lance Dennee / WKMS

Paducah’s 50-year-old City Hall is showing its age and doesn’t meet modern seismic standards. Rust, cracks and concrete falling from the canopy can be seen around the building, prompting the Paducah mayor and City Commission to consider a nearly $16 million renovation.

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Business
12:11 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Paducah City Commission Creates Board for New Main Street Organization

The Paducah City Commission plans to eliminate the Main Street Department and the Paducah Renaissance Alliance Advisory Board while establishing a new Main Street Board of Directors.

Paducah Planning Director Steve Ervin says the new board will assist with Main Street accreditation along with promoting Main Street, which will focus on design, organization, promotion and economic restructuring for the area.  

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Government
10:42 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Paducah City Commission Set to Approve Union Contracts with Police and Fire Departments

Credit Lance Dennee

With four months left until contracts with the police and fire unions is set to expire, the Paducah City Commission is expecting to pass agreements with the Paducah Police Bargaining Unit and Paducah Fire Fighters Local 186.

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Paducah City Commission
9:34 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Columbia Theatre Concept Study Revealed

Credit Columbia Task Force

A city funded concept study shows renovating Paducah's Columbia Theatre would cost 5.8 million dollars. Grants and tax credits would cover 2.7 million dollars worth of work on the almost ninety-year-old downtown theater.

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Paducah City Commission
6:03 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Anti-Bullying Class Offered by Paducah Police Department

Officer Gretchen Morgan, left, and Chief Brandon Barnhill discuss the Anti-Bullying program at Tuesday's City Commission Meeting.
Credit John Paul Henry

The Paducah Police Department announced a new class Tuesday at the City Commission meeting based off the Anti-Bullying Task Force created through the City earlier this year.  

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Paducah City Commission
9:31 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Paducah Health Insurance Rates Set to Remain the Same

Greg Carlton, of Peel & Holland, and City Human Resources Director Cindy Medford discuss the 2014 insurance plan for the City of Paducah at the City Commission meeting Tuesday.

The Paducah City Commission approved a municipal order for the 2014 health insurance premiums, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at City Hall. The premiums will remain the same as last year. The city is self-insured and uses Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to administer insurance.  

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Paducah Riverfront Redevelopment Project
8:58 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

City approves expenditure to Riverfront Redevelopment on hold

Commissioner Richard Abraham discusses the proposed $80,000 expenditure for the Paducah Riverfront Redevelopment Project.

The Paducah City Commission approved spending $80,000 to grade rock on the Paducah Riverfront Redevelopment Project on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at City Hall. The effort is meant to ensure the structure's safety while the project is on hold for reassessment. 

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