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.

JRA Architects

A $16.3 million dollar ‘innovation hub’ in Paducah in a design stage will replace the Area Technology Center and offer educational opportunities to all ages.

Pixabay

  The City of Paducah may soon become a designated “Blue Zone” placing greater emphasis on healthy eating and exercise.

CREDIT AMERICAN QUILTER'S SOCIETY VIA FACEBOOK

The American Quilter’s Society is anticipating between 15,000 to 20,000 visitors in downtown Paducah for the inaugural Fall QuiltWeek.

City of Paducah

A Paducah city official said Friday that the city is receiving a $1 million Community Development Block Grant to rehabilitate a floodwall pump station.

City Commission meeting video screenshot, paducahkygov via YouTube

Paducah City Commissioner Richard Abraham read a statement at Tuesday’s commission meeting that the tearing down of Confederate monuments will not fix issues facing the black community.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Paducah Board of Commissioners issued a statement on Wednesday condemning racial hatred and violence in the wake of events in Charlottesville, Virginia

W.C. Young Community Center's Facebook Page

Tuesday marks the 154th anniversary of Emancipation Day in Paducah. The holiday commemorates when slaves in Paducah got the news of the Emancipation Proclamation, which was signed in January of that year.

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