Ebony Clark, WKMS

Friends and colleagues of basketball coaching legend Clarence “Big House” Gaines gathered in his hometown of Paducah Monday to honor him with a monument and street dedication.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless covered a range of topics from recreational centers to food truck festivals in a community listening session Tuesday night. The event titled “Informed & Involved” was designed by high school student interns working with the city government. About 50 people attended diverse in age, race and gender identity.

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A parade committee will hear an appeal from the Sons of Confederate Veterans after a Kentucky city commission voted to limit participation in its Veterans Day parade to those representing the United States.

Fountain Avenue Neighborhood via Facebook

Paducah’s Health Park has nearly completed the first phase of a two-part construction effort.

Yeiser Art Center

The City of Paducah in collaboration with the Yeiser Art Center will submit a grant application to create a “pocket park” featuring a community-made mural.

City of Paducah

Paducah mayor Brandi Harless is organizing a public meeting for residents to share ideas for community growth. 

Courtesy of City of Paducah

The City of Paducah has a new planning director. Paducah’s Board of Commissioners named Tuesday night Tammara Tracy to the position. 

Courtesy of Laura Schaumberg Osward, Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau

Nonprofit arts in Paducah is an annual $27.5 million industry supporting 991 jobs. That’s according to a national study from national advocacy group Americans for the Arts. 

Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell went to the western Kentucky city of Paducah this week to talk about improvements to a local flood wall. Outside, more than 30 protesters led a flood of complaints about the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced in Paducah on Wednesday more than $19 million for repairs and upgrades to the city's floodwall system.