Paducah Renaissance Alliance

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.

Paducah City Manager Jeff Pederson wants to restructure the Paducah Renaissance Alliance, by moving it into the Parks and Planning Departments.

Sounds Good welcomes Paducah native Craig Felker. Felker is the front man for the Christian pop/rock group Hearts of Saints performing on the riverfront this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. He speaks with Kate Lochte about growing up in Paducah, how his faith has played a role in his style of music and how music has strengthened his faith. The Christian pop/rock group, also comprised of Jason Killebrew, Jesse Grisham, and Joel Purdy, plays on Wilson Stage. The concert is free to the public. For more information on the summer concert series, visit

Watch their music video for "Merciful God" below:

Paducah Renaissance Alliance Director Lisa Thompson is stepping down from her position after less than two years on the job.

Thompson informed City Manager Jeff Pederson of her decision Tuesday.

Thompson’s resignation is effective immediately and follows the office losing its marketing specialist several weeks ago.

Paducah Public Information Officer Pam Spencer says the executive assistant, and only PRA employee left, will leave in mid-June for another job. 

Paducah Downtown Farmers’ Market Gets a Bit Smaller

Apr 10, 2013

Paducah Downtown Farmers’ Market patrons can expect fewer vendors this summer.

Paducah Renaissance Alliance Executive Director Lisa Thompson told city commissioners Tuesday only 10 to 15 farmers have registered for booths due to a liability insurance requirement for vendors. The market attracted more than 20 vendors in previous years.

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.

Paducah Renaissance Alliance unveils new nonprofit partner

Sep 18, 2012

The Paducah Renaissance Alliance is unveiling the new face of its nonprofit partner at Paducah’s Barbecue on the River next weekend. The Columbia Club will work to preserve and restore historic sites in Paducah. Paducah Renaissance Alliance director Lisa Thompson says the club’s first project will focus on the historic Columbia Theater. Thompson says Information about The Columbia Club will be available at the Quilt Museum booth next weekend.

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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.