Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A criminal case against a former deputy jailer that resulted from inmates' complaints of mistreatment has been dismissed. 

City of Paducah Kentucky Government via Facebook

A national research and evaluation firm has awarded the City of Paducah the 2017 Voice of the People Award for Transformation in Recreation and Wellness.

Randy Bridges

  Paducah realtor Randy Bridges has placed a bid for the third district seat in the state House of Representatives.

Shand Stamper

  West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art & Design is hosting a memorial exhibition for a founding member of the Paducah Arts Alliance who died this past summer.


  Baptist Health Paducah is warning against false solicitation calls.

Barbecue on the River via Facebook

Paducah’s 23rd annual Barbecue on the River Festival is expected to bring up to 50,000 attendees, according to director David Boggs.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Paducah is the 'poster child' micropolitan city poised for an urban-rural future. That's according to Rural Policy Research Institute President and CEO Chuck Fluharty. RPRI is a nonprofit group that assesses rural wealth, sustainable economic development and rural equity. Fluharty addressed international delegates from UNESCO Creative Cities of Crafts and Folk Art meeting in Paducah.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Using arts and culture to drive economic development and urban revitalization was the focus of Tuesday's UNESCO Creative Cities meeting in Paducah. Delegates from eight international cities of Crafts and Folk Art heard local examples of how such investments have paid off.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Panelists at a UNESCO Creative Cities meeting in Paducah on Monday discussed new technologies and ‘authentic experiences’ in developing a city’s tourism identity. Delegates from eight Cities of Craft and Folk Art are in west Kentucky to share ideas.

Barkley Regional Airport

Funding that subsidizes domestic flight services at Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah will return in the 2018 federal budget and be fully restored in 2019. Transportation secretary Elaine Chao made the announcement in a meeting with Paducah business leaders in Washington D.C. last week.