Paducah riverfront

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On Thursday's Sounds Good, John Null caught up with Maiden Alley Cinema's John Holt to discuss a couple movies with some common themes coming to Paducah's arthouse theater in the next two weeks. The New Zealand-set comic adventure Hunt for the Wilderpeople and drama Captain Fantastic both feature characters that head into the wild, for different reasons.

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Paducah is one of the best places in America to retire to, according to a national magazine.

“Where to Retire” magazine finds more than 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire every year.  

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Issues surrounding the Paducah Riverfront Project, community outreach and economic development took center stage of the Market House Theatre Monday night in a forum of the 2016 Paducah Mayoral Candidates.

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The board behind the Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center Corporation (CCC) has decided to self-manage the Julian Carroll Convention Center.

This move negates a prior arrangement to let Owensboro’s LinGate Hospitality run the convention center. LinGate are developing the nearby Paducah Riverfront Holiday Inn, set to open sometime in 2017.

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Developers have broken ground on the long-awaited Paducah riverfront hotel. The city contracted with LinGate Hospitality for the $18 million project in July after previous developers missed a financing deadline

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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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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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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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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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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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