Human Rights

About the Paducah Human Rights Commission

The Paducah Human Rights Commission (PHRC) helps ensure that Paducah residents and visitors maintain the right to live and work as equal partners in our community. Never should anyone discriminate - or be discriminated against - because of race, color, religion, age, familial status, handicap, sex, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation in connection with employment, places of public accommodation, and housing.  Sadly, unfortunate incidents do occur, even in a progressive city such as ours. If you experience discrimination or humiliation because someone has violated your human rights, the City of Paducah wants to know about it, and the Paducah Human Rights Commission wants to help.

Read the Human Rights Commission Ordinance (adopted January 2018)

About PHRC -- Information about the Paducah Human Rights Commission including its mission statement, authority, commissioners, and meetings.

File a Complaint -- Learn the process to file a complaint if you feel you have been a victim of discrimination.

Human Rights Videos, Events, and News -- Watch television programs, read annual reports and newsletters, and find out details about PHRC events. 

Contact Information

Paducah Human Rights Commission
300 South 5th Street, City Hall, Suite 106
Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-444-8643
Fax: 270-443-8680
Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  The office will close between noon and 12:30 p.m. for lunch.  On the first Tuesday of each month, the hours will be 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. with a break for lunch.  
The office is wheelchair accessible.