Paducah City Commission

Paducah keeps tax rates from 2011

Sep 12, 2012

Paducahresidents will see their real estate and personal property tax rate remain the same for the 2012 fiscal year.  Last night, Mayor Bill Paxton and city commissioners introduced an ordinance keeping the current tax of 25 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value.  The city has maintained this rate for the last five years.  Commissioner Carol Gault says the city has tried to streamline spending to balance its budget without collecting more revenue.  LowerTownArts and Music Festival organizers also presented a report last night.  They told commissioners almost 16,000 people attended this ye

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From Kentucky: Paducah Mayor Bill Paxton tangles with a USEC workers' comp advocate.


An argument erupted last night at Paducah's city commission meeting between Mayor Bill Paxton and an advocate for nuclear plant workers dealing with rejected workers’ compensation claims.  Gary Vander Boegh represents several former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant employees and often attends commission meetings with his clients. Vander Boegh has them tell their stories at the end of each meeting during the public comment portion. Last night, Paxton told Vander Boegh the city had little power to help the workers receive their claims.

The Paducah City Commission last night introduced an ordinance creating a commercial construction financial assistance program aimed at improving the city’s Fountain Avenue Neighborhood. The program provides incentives to property owners spending a minimum of $100,000 constructing new commercial buildings. Property owners can receive a five-year, forgivable loan for as much as $20,000. However, the commission limits the program’s total budget to only $40,000.

Paducah’s Henry Clay Park is getting a new name.  City commissioners voted last night to rename the park in honor of former Mayor Albert Jones who served from 1996 until 2000.  

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The Paducah City Commission decided at their meeting last night to allow the owner’s of the Ethan Allen Carriage House to demolish the building. 

Parties Argue over Ethan Allen Carriage House Fate

Jul 11, 2012
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Two parties argued over the fate of the Ethan Allen Carriage House building during the Paducah City Commissioner’s meeting yesterday. 

Paducah City Commissioners yesterday discussed making significant changes to the city Inspections Department. 

Paducah City Commissioner Field Narrows

May 23, 2012

Paducah residents narrowed the field of potential city commissioner candidates from 20 to eight in last night’s  primary elections.  They will in turn run against one another in November for one of four city commissioner seats.

Election Returns

May 22, 2012

All Kentucky counties reporting. Listen to Morning Edition with Todd Hatton to hear a full digest of tonight's returns.