City of Paducah

  Two of west Kentucky’s largest cities are looking to find success with their curbside recycling programs. Paducah officials said they want to grow their program in 2019 and Hopkinsville prepares to launch their program in February.  

Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise Recycling Manager Chris Powell said he hopes the program will help move Hopkinsville towards becoming “totally green city.”  

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The City of Paducah is asking community members to take an online survey to gather feedback about services, civic participation, city characteristics and other topics. 

Courtesy of the City of Paducah

The Paducah Police and Fire Departments are seeking public assistance in the investigation involving two recent fires in the downtown area. The departments are calling the fires “suspicious” in nature. 

Courtesy of the City of Paducah, Facebook

Paducah city crews are installing the floodgates that protect the city from the rising Ohio River.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The City of Paducah now has protections in place for people with complaints of discrimination based on  gender identity and sexual orientation. Commissioners voted Tuesday night to adopt what LGBTQ advocates call a ‘fairness ordinance.’

Courtesy City of Paducah

Paducah residents can now sign up for voluntary curbside recycling. The first collection is scheduled to begin January 22. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Paducah Board of Commissioners are developing a work plan centered around a new list of city priorities for the next two years.

Laschon Maximilian, 123rf Stock Photo

The City of Paducah is moving forward with a curbside recycling program. Commissioners voted Tuesday night to move forward with developing plans to implement the service with a target date beginning January 2018. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A discussion over the fate of the statue of Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman dominated a Paducah City Commission meeting Tuesday night. A diverse audience of black and white individuals made up a well-attended meeting. Some weighed in on the issue of Confederate symbols during the public comment period and others wanted to hear what city officials had to say.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Around a dozen members of veterans groups, mostly Vietnam veterans, in west Kentucky gathered on the plaza opposite of Paducah City Hall on Friday to protest the city's ban on certain flags in the Veterans Day parade and called for a boycott. They also burned a version of the Confederate flag they called a "hate flag."