Parks, Streets Affected by Multiple Weekend Events
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY -
The city of Paducah released this reminder about events that affect parks or roads on Saturday, in addition to information about other events.
United Way 5K: The 18th Annual United Way 5K and Youth 1 Mile Race is Saturday, September 29. The races will start and finish at the Paducah Bank main office at 555 Jefferson Street. Registration for the races begins at 7:30 am in the Paducah Bank parking lot. The 5K race begins at 9 am with the youth race at 10 am. Lanes of traffic will be blocked during the race for the safety of the runners. The 5K course begins on 6th Street next to Paducah Bank. Runners will run southbound on 6th Street, turn right on Broadway, turn right on 8th Street, then left on Jefferson. Runners will follow Jefferson until 16th Street, and then turn right on Fountain Avenue and staying on the left side of Fountain. Runners will go around Fountain Circle and proceed back to Broadway where they will turn left. Runners will continue in the left lane of Broadway until they turn left on 4th Street staying in the left lane. At Jefferson, runners will turn left and proceed to the finish in front of Paducah Bank at 555 Jefferson Street. For more information about the race, visit http://unitedwaypaducah.org.
Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk: The annual Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk will be held at Noble Park on Saturday, September 29. Set up for the event starts at 7 am with the walk beginning at 10 am. The park will remain open during the event but please use caution.
Drug Take Back Event: On September 29 from 10 am to 2 pm the Paducah Police Department, McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, Four Rivers Behavioral Health, Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold the Drug Take Back event at the front entrance of Kentucky Oaks Mall. This is the chance for the public to properly dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. As a reminder, there is a prescription drop box available year round during normal business hours in the lobby of the Paducah Police Department at 1400 Broadway.
BBQ on the River: Also, don’t forget about BBQ on the River through this Saturday evening! Enjoy some great food and entertainment while supporting local charities. Marine Industry Days also is this Saturday along the riverfront. Pets are allowed at BBQ on the River; however, to make sure that the public is safe, the City’s dog ordinance lists three requirements. The dog must be 1. Licensed by McCracken County Animal Control or by any other state or county; 2. Restrained by a leash or other lead that is no longer than three feet; and 3. Restrained by a muzzle. City streets are also closed during the event from 3rd Street to the floodwall, and from Madison Street to Kentucky Avenue.
And a reminder that City of Paducah Engineering-Public Works Crews will not collect brush on Monday, October 1. The trash collection schedule for the week will not change. On Monday, crews will be focusing their efforts on cleaning the downtown area following the BBQ on the River festival.