Paducah City Commission

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Paducah’s mayor introduced a resolution to the city commission last night to retain the Paducah/McCracken County 911 emergency communications center.

The Paducah City Commission may authorize the city’s police department to participate in a roadside drug testing pilot program.

A $25,000 grant from the Kentucky Office of Safety will fund the program. Police will use a saliva swab test on voluntary participants after they’ve been arrested for driving under the influence.

City of Paducah Supports LIFT

Jan 28, 2015

The Paducah City Commission passed a resolution in support of House Bill 1 Local Investments for Transformation Kentucky at their meeting last night.

Paducah city officials are considering introducing a curbside recycling service next year. 

The City Commission met Tuesday to discuss the city's contract with solid waste disposal company Republic Services which expires in June, 2015. 

Fitch to Lower PPS Credit Rating to Triple B

Dec 17, 2014
Lance Dennee

Paducah Power Systems interim general manager Mark Crisson told the Paducah city commission Tuesday night the credit rating company Fitch plans to announce a downgrade of PPS to triple B.

PPS Updates City Commission

Dec 10, 2014
Paducah Power System

Paducah City Commissioners asked Mayor Gayle Kaler to request a brief from Paducah Power System on the Rate Recovery Plan at last night’s city commission meeting.

Commissioner Richard Abraham says the City Commission wants more details about a PPS meeting with insurance and bond rating companies this week.


The Paducah City Commission will license restaurants, hotels, and motels to sell alcoholic drinks. City Clerk Tammy Sanderson says the commission’s amendment falls more in line with state law and opens alcohol sales to a wider range of businesses.

Paducah Moves Ahead On Building New City Hall

Nov 19, 2014
Lance Dennee

Updated 2:52 p.m. 11/19/14

The Paducah City Commission approved a motion Tuesday night to proceed with the preliminary design of a new City Hall. The current, 50-year-old structure doesn’t meet modern seismic standards and has rust, cracks, and concrete falling from its canopy.

In a call for comments regarding a new building’s location, seventy-two percent of respondents prefer to either build a new building or renovate an existing building other than the current facility. City Hall Commissioner Richard Abraham sees opportunity in the area near City Hall.

The technology based support provider TeleTech will receive $100,000 from the McCracken County Fiscal Court to assist in employee training. Judge Executive Van Newberry says the court will provide support to TeleTech after creating more jobs than originally expected.  

Paducah Tax Rate Remains the Same

Oct 8, 2014

During a public hearing Wednesday night, the Paducah City Commission introduced the annual property tax. Commission financial director Jonathan Perkins says a twenty-five and one-half cents property tax is recommended to the City.

“Staff recommends you set the city’s tax levy at the twenty-five and half cents, the same as last year, which makes it four and half cents than in two thousand and one,” Perkins said.