Sandra Wilson

Lance Dennee, WKMS

With numerous projects underway in the City of Paducah: from neighborhood revitalization to riverfront development, workforce development, the foreign trade zone, efforts to attract young entrepreneurs and much more, this November's mayoral and city commissioners race has many in the community wondering about the leadership will look like guiding a changing Paducah. WKMS and The Paducah Sun hosted a forum Thursday night where candidates expressed their views on these topics.

Community Leaders Call for Paducah Power Board Chairman to Resign

Sep 19, 2014
Paducah Power System

Updated 9/19/14 at 3:28 p.m.

Pressure is mounting for Paducah Power System Board chairman Ray McLennan to step down due to disappointment with high power rates and alleged inappropriate comments made from a Facebook account in his name. 

Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce President Sandra Wilson says the comments are surprising and disturbing.

In response to recent Paducah Power price spikes, the Paducah Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors sent a letter asking the general manager to explore alternative electricity sources to keep rates competitive.

Increase to Paducah Police/Firefighter Pension Pay-out Fails

Sep 3, 2014

An ordinance to increase payment from the Paducah Police and Firefighters’ Pension Fund by 2 percent to retirees did not pass at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. The ordinance failed by a 2 to 2 vote with one commissioner not present.

 Commissioners Carol Gault and Richard Abraham voted to approve the increase. Abraham says Paducah’s police and firefighters are among the most deserving of increased support from the city’s budget.

Paducah City Commission

The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce has selected Sandra Wilson to serve as its new president.

Wilson is a city commissioner and has most recently worked as the public affairs officer for the NewPage paper mill in Wickliffe. Wilson succeeds Elaine Spaulding, who stepped down in March after 13 years as the Chamber of Commerce's president.

Paducah Renaissance Alliance Wants to Expand Board

Feb 6, 2013

The Paducah Renaissance Alliance wants to expand its advisory board from nine to 15 members. Executive Director Lisa Thompson and Chairperson Darlene Mazzone lobbied for the increase at the Paducah City Commission meeting Tuesday, saying the move would bring more diversity to the board. Commissioner Sandra Wilson agreed.

“The PRA board would have more people to give them ideas, more people to submit suggestions about what could be done, so I think it’s a great idea to expand it,” Wilson said.