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Downtown Businesses Receive Grants for Facade Work
Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:07 PM
Four downtown businesses are the recipients of grant funding through the Paducah Main Street Façade Grant Program. Paducah Main Street, a division of the Paducah Planning Department, developed the program to benefit local business owners in the historic downtown district. Paducah Main Street Manager Melinda Winchester says, “Paducah Main Street is dedicated to promoting and ...
Noble Park Tennis Courts Closed for Repairs
Thursday, August 28, 2014 4:05 PM
Due to repairs of the court surface, the Parks Services Department is restricting access to three of the six tennis courts at Noble Park. Paducah Public Information Officer Pam Spencer said that late yesterday, staff began using an acrylic latex mineral filler to repair the cracks on the playing surface, which must be allowed to cure for several days. The courts being repaired are surrounded ...
Hickory Man Charged With Cash Express Robbery
Thursday, August 28, 2014 3:08 PM
A Graves County man faces charges related to a robbery earlier this month in Lone Oak. On the afternoon of August 9, McCracken County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported armed robbery at Cash Express, on Lovelaceville Road. An employee reported that a heavy-set white male, wearing a camouflage bandana over his face, entered the business and walked behind the counter. The employee said ...
Tire Dropoff in McCracken County September 11-13
Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:21 AM
The state is offering McCracken County residents an opportunity to bring in old waste tires September 11-13 at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Garage on Lane Road from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, and they will dispose of them at no charge. According to a press release, tires on rims will be accepted. Tires that will NOT be accepted are: foam-filled tires, off-road construction tires, ...
MSU President to Speak at Paducah Breakfast
Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:10 AM
The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce has announced Dr. Bob Davies, the new President of Murray State University, will be the featured speaker for the Power in Partnership Breakfast on September 4 at 7:30 am. The event will be held at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. Dr. Davies began his official duties as the 13th President of Murray State on July 14. Since then he has been busy ...
Old Ledbetter Bridge Metal, Piers Coming Down
Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:35 AM
Demolition has entered the next phase for the old Ledbetter bridge. The road surface was the first to be removed, and now attention has turned to the metal superstructure and concrete piers of the bridge. Photographer Mark D. McCoy visited the site this week to check on the progress of the demolition. ...
Magazine: Paducah is World's 5th 'Smartest City'
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:05 PM
Paducah is listed in the top five in a National Geographic Traveler article describing the fifty "World's Smartest Cities." The article in the October issue, which just hit news stands, lists essential places, people, trends, and ideas that have turned the world’s most intelligent cities into travelers’ hottest tickets. In the article, Ian MacFarlane, consultant for National ...
Charity Golf Open Raises $80,000 for Lourdes
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:16 PM
It was another successful fundraiser for Lourdes Foundation on Monday. The 15th Annual Charity Golf Open raised $80,000 at the Country Club of Paducah. The tournament hosted a total of 52 teams, with over 200 golfers and volunteers participating. “We are very humbled by the generosity of our donors and community,” said Steven Grinnell, Lourdes President and CEO. “With ...
Paducah Police Searching for Missing Woman
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:38 AM
Police in Paducah need your help to find a 23-year-old woman who was last seen on Tuesday, August 26, and they believe she may be in danger. Police say Elizabeth Morris was last seen around 7:30 am Tuesday. Morris is 5'11" and 250 pounds, brown shoulder-length hair, and blue eyes. She also has a scar on her left leg, her ears are pierced, and she has a scar on her groin area. Police say Morris ...
Paducah Economic Development Hires New CEO
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:21 AM
The Paducah Economic Development (PED) says they have hired a new CEO. His name is Scott D. Darnell. PED says it was a 3 ½ month search for a new officer to replace Chad Chancellor who is leaving to pursue other interests. "We are very excited that we were able to find and attract someone of Scott’s caliber to lead our program”, said Ken Hunt, chairman of ...
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