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The National Weather Service in Paducah says the average temperature there for December is going to end up being around 48.8 degrees, shattering the previous average low of 45.4 degrees, set in 1971.

The next four coldest Decembers on record for Paducah are within a degree of each other.

Courtesy of Paducah Police Department


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is closing the US 51 Ohio River "Cairo" Bridge at two locations tonight due to high water predictions.  

The closure may last for more than a week and cause lengthy detours for many motorists.  

Floodwall Artist Says Murals Belong To Him

Jun 25, 2013

The artist who painted many of the floodwall murals in Paducah’s historic downtown district is speaking out against the city for the way officials are handling the restoration of his paintings.

Louisiana-based muralist Robert Dafford says the images from Paducah’s past that decorate the walls along the Ohio River are his images and that only he has the right to restore them.

Paducah commissioners will consider Dafford’s restoration bid at Tuesday's meeting.

Paducah Continues Floodwall Rehabilitation

Feb 27, 2013

The City of Paducah is continuing its plans to rehabilitate its floodwall. The mayor and city commissioners passed an ordinance Tuesday for a design agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The city says the corps released a feasibility report in 2010 outlining a series of projects to improve the wall’s reliability and to restore its system performance, which includes updates to the floodwall’s 12 pump stations. The entire rehabilitation is estimated to cost $20 million. The design phase is expected to cost $600,000, with the city paying $150,000 of that sum.

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