Paducah

Business
3:00 pm
Sat August 11, 2012

Panama Canal expansion's effect on Paducah ports

The Ohio River at Paducah
Rose Krzton-Presson

The Panama Canal expansion project promises to increase river traffic in our region, but to service those ships, area ports will need to invest money to make the ports accommodate large ships.  The Alabama Port Authority has made some of those investments in Mobile.  Vice President of trade and development for the port authority Mark Sheppard spoke to Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce members as a follow-up to a Transportation Summit the Chamber held in May 2011.

Government
11:44 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Paducah Walgreens Robbed at Gun Point

Walgreens at 521 Lone Oak Road in Paducah.
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Paducah Police officers are looking for two suspects who allegedly robbed a Paducah Walgreens. Police report two armed robbers came into the store at around 4:30 a.m. today, and took an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes.

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Government
9:57 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Todd Hatton discusses RAMP with the PRDA's Steve Doolittle and Bruce Brockenborough

Rendering showing site of proposed hotel.
Paducah Riverfront Development Authority

The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority will submit its Renaissance Area Master Plan, or RAMP, to the city commission.  The RAMP’s purpose is to facilitate improved movement between Paducah’s historic downtown, the Lowertown Arts District, and the riverfront.  Officials with the PRDA hope this will in turn make Paducah a more attractive destination for tourists as well as a greater economic resource for current residents and those yet to become residents. To find out more about RAMP and its way forward, Todd Hatton sp

Business
3:46 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Paducah Economic Development Executive Looks to Plant Site Redevelopment

Chad Chancellor

Paducah Economic Development Council president Chad Chancellor says officials need to start thinking about alternative future uses for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

Chancellor's comments come on the heels of First District Congressman Ed Whitfield's comment that nuclear fuel refining operations are on their “last leg.”

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Government
12:34 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Merger Proponents Launch Website

Paducah, Ky.
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Paducah and McCracken County merger proponents hope a new pro-merger website will boost support for the issue. The long discussed issue is on the November ballot. Paducah McCracken United members say the site  allows citizens to access fiscal information regarding the proposed merger.

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Culture
8:31 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Paducah Dog Park Set to Open

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Paducah’s first and only dog park is set to open August 15th. Construction started yesterday on fencing to enclose the one point six acre parcel in Stuart Nelson Park. The finished area will be two small parks; one for dogs more than thirty pounds and one for smaller dogs. In 2010 the Paducah City Commission challenged the public to raise $20,000 towards the $40,000.  Two years later, private donors met that goal and the City of Paducah matched it.

Arts
9:43 am
Mon July 30, 2012

New Performing Arts School Opens

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Registration will begin Friday for classes at a new performing arts school in McCracken County. The new performing arts classes will take place in Lone Oak’s Linden Plantation. According to the Paducah Sun, the new Main Stage school will offer year-round training in theater and music and produce four shows each year. 

Culture
8:26 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Paducah Convention Center Discusses Contract

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Time and financial uncertainty are at the center of a contract negotiation between the Paducah convention center board and the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center.  

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Arts
3:11 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Art Meets Activism Grants Go To Area Artists

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Murray State's Music Department and a pair of Paducah artists will share a $6,500 Art Meets Activism Grants  from The Kentucky Foundation for Women.

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Education
4:59 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

McCracken County Consolidated High School Names Principal

Michael Ceglinski has been named principal of McCracken County High School.

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