Paducah City Commission

Government
7:09 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Paducah Moves Ahead On Building New City Hall

Credit 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.

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Business
7:22 am
Tue October 28, 2014

TeleTech Receives $100k from McCracken Co. Fiscal Court

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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.  

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Government
7:50 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Paducah Tax Rate Remains the Same

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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.

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Energy
8:47 am
Wed September 24, 2014

PPS addresses City Commission and Residents

Credit Lance Dennee

The Paducah City Commission introduced a resolution ‘Call for Action’ demanding a solution from the Paducah Power System. Last night the commission heard a presentation by Prairie State Energy Campus executives addressing their part in sky-rocketing energy costs to area consumers. Residents like Gayle Frye voiced their concerns to Prairie State and Paducah Power executives.

“I felt like I was listening to a philandering husband or a wife who had been caught cheating. And, all that you were doing was explaining why you were not producing,” Frye said. “And, your capacity, it seems, produces a product that you cannot produce.”

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Society
7:35 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Increase to Paducah Police/Firefighter Pension Pay-out Fails

Paducah's retired firefighters and police will not see an increase in their pension payments after Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
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An ordinance to increase payment from the Paducah Police and Firefighters’ Pension Fund by 2 percent to retirees did not pass at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. The ordinance failed by a 2 to 2 vote with one commissioner not present.

 Commissioners Carol Gault and Richard Abraham voted to approve the increase. Abraham says Paducah’s police and firefighters are among the most deserving of increased support from the city’s budget.

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Environment
3:49 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Paducah City Commission OKs Payment for Mussel Relocation

Credit Lance Dennee

The Paducah City Commission has approved an ordinance to pay approximately $136,000 to the Kentucky Aquatic Resources Fund for the relocation of mussels impacted by previous riverfront development.

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Government
3:45 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Paducah City Officials Seeking Community’s Input On What To Do About City Hall

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The Paducah City Commission is seeking input from the public about its preferences for a new or just improved city hall.

City spokesperson Pam Spencer says a canopy on city hall has drooped 9 inches, causing Paducah officials to both limit access to that area and consider either renovating the building or moving to a new one. But Spencer says the 1960s era building has more than just structural issues.

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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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