Paducah City Commission

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Candidates for Paducah City Commission debate Thursday evening, October 11, at the Murray State Paducah campus. ‘The Great Debate of Paducah’ is at 6 p.m. 

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A hemp product manufacturer has been approved for a “light industrial operation” in downtown Paducah.

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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. 


Paducah City Manager finalists will introduce themselves to residents next week at a public meet and greet.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS news


  Paducah City Commissioners will vote Tuesday night on an amendment to the city’s smoking ordinance to suggest how citizens can enforce the policy.  

Matt Markgraf, WKMS news

  The Paducah Board of Commissioners is considering zoning ordinances that would change Midtown from a residential area to commercial. The City Planning Commission is recommending that approximately 10 acres encompassing parts of Kentucky Avenue, Clark Street and South 31st street be rezoned from a low and medium density residential zone to a convenience and service zone.


  The Paducah Board of Commissioners has approved an extension for City Manager Jeff Pederson’s employment agreement through the rest of this year’s budget season.

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

The Paducah Board of Commissioners issued a statement on Wednesday condemning racial hatred and violence in the wake of events in Charlottesville, Virginia