Paducah

Casey Watson

Many volunteer for overseas humanitarian aid trips, traveling thousands of miles and raising thousands of dollars to help others. But what about volunteering at home? Casey Watson explores the dilemma of one nonprofit in Paducah. Starfish Orphan Ministry can find plenty of people willing to travel and to assist children in El Salvador and other countries. But, with the exception of special events, it struggles to find regular volunteers willing to help address the needs of people in its own city. 

Mountain Workshops, via Facebook

A workshop documenting the lives of Paducah residents opens this Saturday. The 41st Mountain Workshop features documentaries, photography and other graphics from 70 photojournalists from around the country. 

screenshot via paducahky.gov

Update: The measure passed.  

Paducah’s city commissioners are considering widening a grant program to renovate the upper floors of the city’s downtown buildings. An amendment to the Upper Story Residential Grant Program is set for a vote on February 28.

siraphol, 123rf Stock Photo

Update: The measure passed.  

Paducah’s City Commissioners are set to vote on amending the taxicab ordinance to make it easier for someone with a nonviolent felony to obtain a license. 

WKMS File Photo

Artists now have an easier process for selling or demonstrating their work in Paducah's downtown and Lower Town spaces.

Paducah based musician and songwriter, Chris Black, premieres the music video for his song "Karaoke Excuse," today here at WKMS.  Austin Carter spoke with Black about his upcoming album, the inspiration behind the video, and what's in store for him this year.

Amada44 / Wikimedia Commons

Tracy Ross speaks with organizer Albert Parker about activities happening this Saturday in Paducah as part of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

paducahky.gov

Paducah residents are holding a rally in front of Paducah City Hall Tuesday called ‘Paducah Stands for Kentucky.’ 

Islamic Center of Paducah, via Facebook

An Islamic center in far western Kentucky has been met with community support since President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration. 

Paducah City Commission Meeting, via YouTube

Paducah City Commissioners are discussing plans for the city’s next revitalization efforts. City Planning Director Steve Ervin presented work from the Planning Department and the Urban Renewal & Community Development Agency at a meeting Tuesday night. 

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