Paducah riverfront

9:04 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Paducah Riverfront Hotel Plans Announced

Lance Dennee

Paducah officials have announced a contract with Owensboro-based LinGate Hospitality to build a new hotel on the city's riverfront. 

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3:14 pm
Thu June 4, 2015

Shultz Park Paducah Riverfront Project Delayed; Contractor Bids $1M Overbudget


Overbudget bids are delaying a project to develop a Paducah riverfront recreation area and dock.  

The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority accepted contractor bids this week for the second phase of renovations to Shultz Park, which involves building a gangway and transient fueling dock as well as adding new sidewalks, stairs and lighting around the park.

A $10 million bid topped the proposals and a $7.8 million dollar bid, from New Albany, Ind.-based Mac Construction and Excavating, was the lowest.  

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4:01 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Free Concerts at the Paducah Riverfront this Summer


Paducah Parks Services hosts a free concert series this summer featuring national and local acts on the Wilson Stage by the riverfront at the end of Broadway. The kick-off is May 28, featuring Louisville group Harpeth Rising and local group The Wheelhouse Rousters. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Special Events Coordinator Molly Tomasallo about RIVERfront Concert Series.

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3:36 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Paducah Officially Received Riverfront Development Funding, Still Waiting on State Approval

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Paducah is closer to starting an expansion project for Schultz park near the riverfront with help from a nearly one-million dollar grant.

The city had budgeted for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Grant which it officially received yesterday.

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1:04 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Paducah City Commission Considering Contract For Riverfront Project That Can’t Exceed $90K

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The Paducah City Commission is considering a contract for a phase of the riverfront construction, but it cannot exceed $90,000. The contract with Bacon, Farmer and Workman Engineering includes assistance during the bidding process for the project.

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9:31 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Paducah Riverfront Group Poised to Present Plan

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The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority board is ready to present their plans to the City Commission to construct a marina along the Ohio River.

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12:18 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Organizers Ready For 19th Annual BBQ On The River


Preparations for Paducah’s 19th annual Barbeque on the River festival are already under way. The three-day festival will feature live music, games for kids and, of course, over 90,000 pounds of smoked meat from competing vendors. But plans are in the works to include a new contest category that would allow casual barbequers to compete. Festival Director David Boggs said the decision to include the “In Your Backyard Pig Cook-Off” was a logistical necessity.

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7:58 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Paducah Riverfront Project Groundbreaking

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The Paducah Riverfront Development Project breaks ground today after several years of delays. The ceremony is at 11 am in Schultz park, and will celebrate the launch of the project. The PRDP was delayed several times after endangered mussel species were found at the proposed locations. The decision to move forward comes after a recent ecological impact report came back clear for the current location. Paducah Mayor Bill Paxton said in August that construction would likely begin early next year.

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Morning Cram
9:18 am
Tue June 5, 2012

the morning cram [give me freedom edition]

"What do you need?"

NPR reports the Chinese artist Yang Weidong is travelling his country asking "what do you need?". The answer; freedom. 

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