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City To Reorganize Main Street, Renaissance Boards
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:06 AM
At Tuesday night's Paducah City Commission meeting, an ordinance was introduced to abolish the Main Street Department and Paducah Renaissance Alliance Advisory Board, and create a Main Street Board of Directors. In December 2013, City Manager Jeff Pederson made a presentation about the reorganization of the city’s Main Street Department, also referred to as PRA, with the goal of ...
City Commission Gets Budget Workshop Preview
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:49 PM
At the Paducah City Commission meeting Tuesday night, City Manager Jeff Pederson and Finance Director Jonathan Perkins led the Mayor and Commissioners through a pre-budget workshop, as city department heads are working to prepare their fiscal year 2014-2015 budgets. Perkins provided trends over the past few years of the city’s sources of revenue including the payroll tax, business ...
Quilt Week Is Here! Friends of Museum Welcomed
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:00 AM
Friends of the National Quilt Museum head to Paducah for AQS QuiltWeek days before the official show and contest begin. This is the 30th Annual QuiltWeek in Quilt City USA. Monday evening they were welcomed during a "Friends of the Museum" reception at the and treated to view the galleries of superb exhibits prior to their busy schedules this week. Currently showing: ...
Gas Leak Causes Brief Evacuation
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:10 AM
Several Paducah residents were voluntarily evacuated early Tuesday morning, due to a gas leak. According to the Paducah Police Department, the leak happened around 1 A.M. in the 800 to 1000 block of North 23rd and North 24th streets. Officials with the Paducah Fire Department determined the leak was caused when someone accidentally backed over a gas meter. Residents living ...
Southside Fire Reported Tuesday Morning
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:38 AM
The Paducah Fire Department responded to a fire early Tuesday morning on Flora Avenue. Initial reports say that nobody was inside at the time of the fire. Paducah Fire Department officials have not yet released a cause of the fire. West Kentucky Star will have more information as it becomes available. ...
BBQ Vendors Vote to Form Council
Monday, April 21, 2014 10:02 PM
BBQ on the River vendors met Monday evening to discuss plans to elect one of their own to help run the annual event. Vendor Chairperson and Moderator of Events Shane Parker, aka Bear on the Air on Willie 102.1, spoke to a crowd of vendors at the Paducah Downtown Farmer's Market about plans to elect a representative to sit on the BBQ on the River, Inc. Board of Directors. This will give vendors ...
Thompson Drops Out of Commissioner Race
Monday, April 21, 2014 1:14 PM
Paducah City Commission candidate Lennis Thompson has announced that he is withdrawing from the race, effective immediately. "I deeply regret having to withdraw," he said. "But the need for work has forced me to go a great distance outside Paducah; and, as a result, I would not be able to properly tend to either a campaign or, if elected, the duties of commissioner." When he entered ...
50th Dogwood Trail Winners, Award Signs in Yards
Sunday, April 20, 2014 6:20 PM
Civic Beautification Board members who judged this year's 50th Dogwood Trail were pleasantly challenged with lots of gorgeously lighted trees and lawns. "Thank you, Paducah," says Dabney Haugh, CBB's 50th Dogwood Chairwoman. "You continue to light up and show off the beauty of our City. Each night I drive the trail there are more and more spectacular views. Oh my! Thank you! We will welcome the ...
Christian Group Addresses Human & Sex Trafficking
Sunday, April 20, 2014 9:00 AM
"Let’s stop pretending that it’s not happening,” says Paducah Human Rights Commission (PHRC) Chair Dr. Bernice Belt. On the latest episode of PHRC, Raising the Standard, Dr. Belt and Commissioner Shulorn Jeter talk about the prevalence of human and sex trafficking. Their guests are Carol Smith and Kellie Russell with Victory Through Grace Ministries.The new episode ...
Tilghman Juniors Selected for Governor's Scholars
Sunday, April 20, 2014 8:00 AM
Paducah Tilghman juniors Karlee Humphrey and Anne Lasher have been chosen as scholars, and junior Molly Thompson has been chosen as an alternate in the 2014 Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program. The Governor's Scholars Program is a prestigious five week summer program that is limited to 1,000 of the state's most outstanding students. Established in 1983, the program provides academic and ...
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