Richard Abraham

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Officials in a western Kentucky city have voted in favor of an ordinance that requires private correctional facilities to more quickly notify law enforcement agencies when there is an escape.

Kentucky Department of Corrections

The Paducah City Commission is looking for ways to secure the safety of a neighborhood adjacent to a correctional facility. 

City Commission meeting video screenshot, paducahkygov via YouTube

Paducah City Commissioner Richard Abraham read a statement at Tuesday’s commission meeting that the tearing down of Confederate monuments will not fix issues facing the black community.

Lance Dennee, WKMS

With numerous projects underway in the City of Paducah: from neighborhood revitalization to riverfront development, workforce development, the foreign trade zone, efforts to attract young entrepreneurs and much more, this November's mayoral and city commissioners race has many in the community wondering about the leadership will look like guiding a changing Paducah. WKMS and The Paducah Sun hosted a forum Thursday night where candidates expressed their views on these topics.

Author: Monika M. Wahi, via Wikimedia Commons

Paducah city officials are considering drafting an ordinance to expand the use of food trucks in the city.

Right now, mobile food vending is allowed only on a couple stretches of Hinkleville and Lone Oak roads in what’s known as highway business districts.

PPS Updates City Commission

Dec 10, 2014
Paducah Power System

Paducah City Commissioners asked Mayor Gayle Kaler to request a brief from Paducah Power System on the Rate Recovery Plan at last night’s city commission meeting.

Commissioner Richard Abraham says the City Commission wants more details about a PPS meeting with insurance and bond rating companies this week.

Paducah Moves Ahead On Building New City Hall

Nov 19, 2014
Lance Dennee

Updated 2:52 p.m. 11/19/14

The Paducah City Commission approved a motion Tuesday night to proceed with the preliminary design of a new City Hall. The current, 50-year-old structure doesn’t meet modern seismic standards and has rust, cracks, and concrete falling from its canopy.

In a call for comments regarding a new building’s location, seventy-two percent of respondents prefer to either build a new building or renovate an existing building other than the current facility. City Hall Commissioner Richard Abraham sees opportunity in the area near City Hall.

Increase to Paducah Police/Firefighter Pension Pay-out Fails

Sep 3, 2014
paducahky.gov

An ordinance to increase payment from the Paducah Police and Firefighters’ Pension Fund by 2 percent to retirees did not pass at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. The ordinance failed by a 2 to 2 vote with one commissioner not present.

 Commissioners Carol Gault and Richard Abraham voted to approve the increase. Abraham says Paducah’s police and firefighters are among the most deserving of increased support from the city’s budget.

New Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church

Paducah has lost a formative civil rights activist and its first black City Commissioner. Reverend Wardelle G. Harvey died the Tuesday evening at the age of 88.