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The City of Paducah is making progress on their plan to redevelop a portion of the city’s downtown.

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The Paducah City Commission approved a services agreement on Tuesday for the design and construction of an aquatics and recreation facility with a base fee of $1.1 million. The estimated budget for the construction is $15 million.

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 Dozens of Paducah residents showed support Tuesday night at a city commission meeting for an inaugural LGBTQ festival planned for August. Supporters of the Western Kentucky Pride Festival came to the meeting following rumored controversy that critics would petition the city to move the festival indoors. The festival is planned to take place outside at the downtown riverfront.


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The Paducah City Commission approved an amendment Tuesday night revising the city’s ‘fairness ordinance’ to protect religious liberty.

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The Paducah City Commission voted Tuesday to keep a 2017 commision resolution regarding the Veterans Day Parade and who can participate. 

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The City of Paducah will have two new commissioners: Brenda McElroy and Gerald Watkins.

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The ongoing debate in Paducah over Confederate symbols continued in a city commission candidate forum Thursday night. What to do with the statue of General Lloyd Tilghman generated considerable community attention last year, as similar debate rang across Kentucky and the nation.

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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.