Paducah City Commissioners

Nicole Erwin

 

The historic Smedley-Yeiser house in Lower Town Paducah was filled with winning candidates Tuesday evening as the Brandi Harless "election night watch party" celebrated as Paducah residents voted for a change in leadership.

Lance Dennee, WKMS

With numerous projects underway in the City of Paducah: from neighborhood revitalization to riverfront development, workforce development, the foreign trade zone, efforts to attract young entrepreneurs and much more, this November's mayoral and city commissioners race has many in the community wondering about the leadership will look like guiding a changing Paducah. WKMS and The Paducah Sun hosted a forum Thursday night where candidates expressed their views on these topics.

Paducah Chamber of Commerce

  The Paducah Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Power in Partnership candidate forum breakfast Thursday at 7:30, featuring the 3rd District State Representative candidates, sitting State Rep. Gerald Watkins and Joni Hogancamp as well Paducah Mayoral Candidates Mayor Gayle Kaler and Brandi Harless.

WKMS and Paducah Sun will host a moderated forum featuring candidates for Paducah Mayor and City Commission. Our focus will center on guiding a changing community. We invite and encourage the public to attend this free, community event.

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A new incentive package is set to entice businesses to move into Paducah's Fountain Avenue area. City officials have been working to develop the area by giving residents financial incentive packages to build or renovate homes. 

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The Paducah Mayor and City Commissioners support efforts to preserve 
Noble Park’s duck house and island. Commissioners and the Mayor discussed ways to preserve the small island during Tuesday's commission meeting after many residents opposed the city’s previous decision to remove the island due to its state of disrepair. Commissioner Gayle Kaler says people voiced their concern not only through emails and phone calls but through Facebook, as well. As of Tuesday night, the group, “Save Duck Island”, had more than 3,500 members. Kaler said she approves of such enthusiasm.

The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Mayoral and City Commissioner Candidate Forum on Monday, May 14, 6 p.m., in the City Hall Commission Chambers.

Paducah Mandates Alcoholic Beverage Server Training

Apr 25, 2012
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The Paducah City Commission approved an ordinance last night requiring alcoholic beverage training for persons licensed for or employed in the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink.  The training is to include the identification of false documents, recognition of intoxication, and liability issues.  It is also to explain how to handle different scenarios such as confronting a patron who needs to be cut off.  Current employees must receive training within 90 days of the ordinance’s adoption and all employees hired afterwards have 60 days from their date of hire to complete the program.  R

Paducah and Local Union Approve Contract

Apr 11, 2012

The Paducah City Commission has approved a three year contract with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees local 1586. The union represents employees in the city’s engineering, public works and parks departments. If ratified by vote in by City Commissioners, the new contract would take effect July first. Both city and union officials site a cooperative spirit in coming to an agreement quickly.

Alcoholic Beverage Server Training Ordinance

Apr 11, 2012
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Paducah City Commissioners discussed a prospective ordinance last night requiring training for anyone who serves alcoholic drinks at restaurants and bars in the city. The training focuses on spotting fake ID’s and recognizing heavily intoxicated patrons. Should the ordinance pass, existing wait staff would have 90 days to complete the training and new servers would have to complete the course within 60 days of their hiring date. Commissioners will vote on the ordinance in their next session.

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