Tent City

Government
8:52 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Petition Against Tent City Brought to Paducah Commissioners

A group of Paducah citizens are telling city officials they don’t want a homeless resource center in their neighborhood. Resident Bob Kelley presented Mayor Bill Paxton and City Commissioners yesterday with more than 250 signatures on a petition asking for an ordinance banning homeless shelters in residential neighborhoods. Tent City Resource Center will open soon on Bridge Street near Kelley’s home.

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Society
12:47 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Rural Homelessness in Western Kentucky

It’s one of those cold gray days in Paducah where the rain doesn’t seem to ever stop. For many that means curling up in their homes. For Carrie Brown, that means her new trailer. It’s the first place she’s had to call her own since her uncle passed away last June. Carrie worked as a caretaker for her uncle. But when he died, that meant she lost her job. Soon after, she lost her house and was living out of her car.

“Everybody is just one paycheck away from not having a place to live if you don’t have family.”

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