Paducah City Commission

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.

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.

Paducah Renaissance Alliance Wants to Expand Board

Feb 6, 2013

The Paducah Renaissance Alliance wants to expand its advisory board from nine to 15 members. Executive Director Lisa Thompson and Chairperson Darlene Mazzone lobbied for the increase at the Paducah City Commission meeting Tuesday, saying the move would bring more diversity to the board. Commissioner Sandra Wilson agreed.

“The PRA board would have more people to give them ideas, more people to submit suggestions about what could be done, so I think it’s a great idea to expand it,” Wilson said.

Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham will swear-in Paducah's newly elected City Commissioners and Mayor Gayle Kaler this afternoon at city hall. This is Mayor Kaler's first term along with returning commissioners Richard Abraham, Carol Gualt and new commissioners Allan Rhodes, and Sandra Wilson. The ceremony starts at 5 pm with a commission meeting to follow at 6.

Columbia Theatre Restoration Progresses

Dec 19, 2012

The heads of two of the Paducah groups working together to restore and reopen the downtown Columbia Theatre as a multipurpose facility updated Mayor Bill Paxton and city commissioners last night on their progress. The Paducah Renaissance Alliance and Maiden Alley Cinema have combined efforts to revitalize the historic building. PRA Executive Director Lisa Thompson says they hope to turn it into a space for local events such as performances, music, dance recitals, film showings and more.