Paducah Receives $400k Grant for New Park

Apr 15, 2015
Lance Dennee

The Paducah City Commission has introduced an ordinance to accept a $400,000 grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for the development of a new park near Fountain Avenue.

Murray Calloway County Parks and Recreation / Facebook

The Murray-Calloway County Park Board discussed many concerns at its meeting last night. At the top of a list of 10 priorities were problems with the community pool and field lighting.


The Calloway County Judge Executive says it’s unlikely the Fiscal Court will endorse a local park tax that the Murray City Council unanimously supported last week.

Larry Elkins says the tax would give area parks 5 cents on every $100 of assessed property. That would total around $1.2 million dollars each year, which is 800,000 dollars more than the parks’ current annual budget. 

Colorful spring unfolds on state website

Apr 4, 2012

Kentucky is in full bloom this spring, and the Commonwealth wants to make it easy to find the most colorful spots.  The state Departments of Travel and Parks are sponsoring the Unbridled Spring program again, with a website that includes reports from parks across Kentucky.  The reports are updated weekly, and the agencies say they provide a guide to locations where blooms are most beautiful.  The website is an off-shoot of Kentucky Tourism's site: .