Paducah

Business
7:26 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Genova to Start Production in Paducah Mid-July

Credit Lance Dennee

The McCracken County Fiscal Court approved a lease to Genova Products, a Michigan-based vinyl and plumbing products company, for the former Infiniti building for ten years with an option to renew at $298,000 annually during a special meeting last night. Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Chad Chancellor said Genova can start manufacturing by the middle of the month.

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Arts
1:59 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Paducah Artist Exhibits Mobile Phone Photography at Tribeca Gallery

Paducah photographer C. Todd Birdsong showcases his work at Tribeca Restaurant's gallery through August 3 in downtown Paducah. On Sounds Good, he speaks with Kate Lochte about his work in the medium of mobile phone photography and his take on observing both beautiful moments and the every day through the modern lens.

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Environment
9:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

UK Study on Hazardous Waste Impacts

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The University of Kentucky will use a $12 million federal grant to reduce the negative health and environmental impacts found at hazardous waste sites. 

UK Superfund Research Center According to Director Bernie Hennig, lab studies are indicating healthy individuals stand a better chance of warding off contaminants.

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Sports
7:17 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Titans' George Wilson Comes Home to Paducah for Sports Fest

Credit Lance Dennee

Young athletes gathered for the annual George Wilson Sports Fest  Saturday for a chance to train with Tennessee Titans safety and Paducah native George Wilson.

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Culture
12:46 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Tonight: BBC Films Paducah Square Dance For Doc

Tonight, a BBC film crew will be in Paducah to shoot part of a documentary about Southern music. Specifically, they'll be visiting a square dance, and it just so happens that the person who organized the BBC's visit is the one person to talk to if you want to know anything about Southern music or Southern culture: Dirt Daubers and Shack Shakers frontman J.D. Wilkes. Todd Hatton speaks with the musician, author, and filmmaker about how he got the BBC's attention.

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Environment
3:02 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Olmsted Dam Work Proceeding with Target Completion Date 2020

Olmsted Locks and Dam
Credit US Army Corps of Engineers

It was 1987 when the Corps of Engineers formally recommended to Congress that a new dam be built near Olmsted, Illinois. The Olmsted Locks and Dam would replace old wicket dams between Paducah and Metropolis and between Joppa and Olmsted. It's a massive project in an erratically flowing river. The locks were finished long ago. Today, we get an update on the building of the dam and learn more about the controversial construction method being used for the dam, called "in-the-wet." Kate Lochte speaks with Olmsted Division Chief Mike Braden of the Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Society
8:19 am
Wed June 4, 2014

125 Jobs May Come to Paducah

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) and potential lease agreement approved last night by the Paducah City Commission clears the way for Michigan-based Genova Products to add 125 jobs to the region. Paducah Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Chad Chancellor made the announcement after emerging from a commission executive session.

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Arts
3:29 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Market House Theatre Brings 'Young Frankenstein' to Life

From Mel Brooks and the creators of the Broadway hit The Producers comes the musical monster comedy, Young Frankenstein. It's a re-imagining of  the classic comedic film, featuring songs like "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend," and "Puttin' on the Ritz." On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Market House Theatre director Michael Cochran talks about all of the components unearthed to bring this musical to life.

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Government
5:29 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Paducah Reviews Next Year’s Budget, Finds Evidence of Growing Economy

Credit Lance Dennee / WKMS

More revenue is allowing Paducah city officials to increase their budgets and consider some city updates.

Commissioner Carol Gault says this week’s budget workshop shows that the economy is slowly rebounding with a nearly four percent rise in revenue.

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History
3:46 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Listen: John E.L. Robertson Discusses His New Book "Paducah Kentucky...A History"

In John E.L. Robertson's latest book, "Paducah Kentucky...A History," he continues to offer new research adding to his previous books about his town.  

Mr. Robertson gave up seniority in his job to teach a few classes in history when Paducah Junior College began and liked it so much he made a career out of it.  

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