Information Technology

Mission Statement

The mission of the Information Technology Department is to provide quality, cost-effective IT services while advancing the use of technology in city government to increase excellence in operational efficiency and responsiveness to the needs of residents and stakeholders.  The Information Technology Department mission is accomplished by providing professional and technical services in

  • Network and telecommunication infrastructure
  • Application software deployment, training and support
  • System hardware installation and support
  • Geospatial data, information, analysis and solutions

Department Divisions

The Information Technology department consists of two divisions: IT Network Administration and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 

IT Network Administration administers and maintains the City network operations center providing voice and data communications and network resources to all City departments, E911, and the Joint Sewer Agency. Paducah’s voice and data network reaches over 20 locations throughout the City interconnected via Paducah Power’s high speed fiber optic network. The IT department administers and maintains a wireless mobile network for Paducah Police and Fire Departments as well as hardware, software, and network infrastructure for E911 operations.

The GIS division is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the City’s geographic information systems and plays the lead role in the continued operation of the McCracken and Paducah GIS Consortium (MAP~GIS). This division overseas all GIS software and hardware upgrades, new data acquisition, web publishing, mobile app development along with maintenance and updates to existing geospatial data. Support and training is provided for all City departments using GIS. This division provides contractual GIS services to McCracken County, and the Joint Sewer Agency. Technical assistance is also shared with Paducah Power and Paducah Water.

Contact

  Information Technology Director  270-444-8622
GIS Manager  
Network Administrator  
Jessica Raes GIS Specialist  
Help Desk Technician  

Maps and G.I.S.

Various maps and data are provided through the Map-GIS Consortium.  They are for illustration purposes only and are not suitable for site-specific decisions. The  map gallery contains a variety of themed map services and features including government boundaries, addresses, property lines, transportation, utilities, route directions, Google Street View, and more.

Map-GIS is a consortium of members who have a common interest in bettering our technological efficiencies in order to better serve the public. Members include McCracken County, City of Paducah, Paducah McCracken Joint Sewer Agency, Paducah Power System, Paducah Water, and Paducah McCracken E-911.

In the video below, City of Paducah GIS Manager Stephen Chino explains the GIS Consortium and the benefits of having a shared Geographic Information System.  

Paducah View (episode 44) - Geographic Information System (GIS)

Free Wireless Hotspot Locations

There are several locations where citizens have free wireless internet access courtesy of the City of Paducah.  To take advantage, go to the locations and configure your laptop or phone to connect to the "PaducahHotSpot" wireless access point. 

Brooks Stadium 2400 Brooks Stadium Drive
Cherry Civic Center 2701 Park Avenue
Robert Coleman Park Walter Jetton Boulevard (10th Street) and Caldwell Street.  Best access is near the sprayground.
Convention & Visitors Bureau   128 Broadway--Signal extends outside onto Broadway and into the large downtown parking lot. 
Dolly McNutt Plaza 300 South 5th Street--near the McCracken County Library
Noble Park Swimming Pool  In Noble Park at 2801 Park Avenue 
Oak Grove Cemetery 1613 Park Avenue
Riverfront The benches and area on the riverfront between Broadway and Kentucky have the best signal.
Skatepark Located within Noble Park at 2801 Park Avenue
Texaco Station in Lowertown The best signal is within a half block radius of the Texaco Station Information Center located at 402 North 7th Street.
 W.C. Young Community Center 505 South 8th Street

Click here for a map showing the locations of the PaducahHotSpots.