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2018 Evening of Discussion - Youth Lead

The Evening of Discussion will be Tuesday, March 27, 2018.  This free community event will be from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Robert Cherry Civic Center (2701 Park Avenue).  A discussion will be led by Paducah Tilghman and McCracken County High School students regarding the underrepresentation of minorities in high school advanced placement and honors level classes.  Panelists will be representatives from McCracken County High School, Paducah Tilghman High School, and West Kentucky Community & Technical College.

PHRC: 2016 Evening of Discussion-Justice for All

PHRC: 2015 Evening of Discussion-Justice for All

2018 Fair Housing Luncheon

The Paducah Human Rights Commission and the Lexington Fair Housing Council will hold the 21st Annual Fair Housing Luncheon and Training on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Robert Cherry Civic Center (2701 Park Avenue). To register visit Lexington Fair Housing or call the Paducah Human Rights Commission at 270-444-8643.  

Other News 

50th Anniversary:  The Paducah Human Rights Commission celebrated its 50th anniversary in May 2014. WKYX Inteview about 50th Anniversary (March 30, 2014) >>

Panel Discussion About Basic Human Rights and Constitutional Rights:  The public was invited to a panel discussion about basic human rights and constitutional rights held March 24, 2014 on the campus of West Kentucky Community & Technical College.  Your Rights Event Flyer for March 24, 2014 >>

Anti-Bullying Initiative:  On February 26, 2013, Mayor Gayle Kaler and the Paducah Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution supporting anti-bullying foundations, initiatives, and programs within the City of Paducah and McCracken County.  The joint resolution is signed by the City of Paducah, the McCracken County Fiscal Court, the Paducah Human Rights Commission, and the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation.  Anti-Bullying Resolution >>

Creation of Position of Intern:  At its bimonthly meeting held October 2, 2012, the Human Rights Commission created the position of intern with Ms. Shelby Kester appointed as the first intern.  This is the first time in the 48-year history of the Commission that there has been the position of intern.     Announcement Letter >>

Proclamation to Governor Beshear:  On Friday, November 21, 2008, the Commission sent a proclamation to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear congratulating Governor Beshear for adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the employment discrimination protection policy for state government.   News Release >>