Paducah City Commission

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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.

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.  

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.

Columbia Theatre Concept Study Revealed

Dec 17, 2013
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.

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.  

Paducah Health Insurance Rates Set to Remain the Same

Oct 22, 2013

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.  

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. 

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.

Paducah Shoppers May Have New Way to Access Mall

Oct 1, 2013
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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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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