Paducah City Commission

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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Riverfront Redevelopment
9:06 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

More work to be done before pausing Riverfront Redevelopment

Paducah City Commissioner Allan Rhodes, center, relates the status of the Paducah Riverfront Redevelopment Project on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at City Hall.
Credit John Paul Henry

The Paducah Riverfront Redevelopment Project needs $50,000 in rock grading before the project can be put on hold for evaluation. 

Paducah City Engineer and Public Works Director Rick Murphy proposed paying MAC Construction to grade the material Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at the Paducah City Commission Meeting at City Hall.

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Government
9:06 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Paducah Shoppers May Have New Way to Access Mall

Image showing proposed plan to connect Olivet Church Road through Kentucky Oaks Mall to New Holt Road.
Credit John Paul Henry

Shoppers headed to Paducah might soon have one more way to access the Kentucky Oaks Mall. Paducah City Manager Jeff Pederson presented a plan to purchase 2.16 acres needed to connect Olivet Church Road, through the mall, to New Holt Road and Highway 60 on Tuesday at City Hall. The land and home to be acquired will cost the city $500,000.

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Business
4:25 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Paducah City Commission Reviews Loan Offer for New Hotel

Credit paducahtransit.com

A new Paducah hotel that would connect to the Julian Carroll Convention Center downtown is one small step closer to coming to fruition.

The City Commission met with City Attorney David Denton in closed session this morning to review a loan offer for the project. A local bank gave the developer that offer this week. City spokesperson Pam Spencer says the plans are not final yet.

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