Public Meetings


This category is for public meetings other than City Commission or Planning Commission Meetings.  You'll find ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, news conferences, public hearings, forums, and proclamation presentations listed here.


Public Meetings

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Southside Neighborhood Public Meeting  This is a public meeting held March 4, 2021, to hear from Southside Paducah residents and business owners.

BUILD Grant Announcement/News Conference  This is a news conference to announce that Paducah will be receiving $10.4 million in grant funding for the downtown riverfront through the Department of Transportation's BUILD Grant.  The news conference was held November 6, 2019, at City Hall.  18 minutes

2019 Fall AQS QuiltWeek  Here are highlights from the Fall 2019 AQS QuiltWeek (September 11-14) in Paducah.  2 minutes

New Day Initiative - Launch of Customer Experience Department  On June 28, 2019, the City of Paducah invited the community to celebrate the launch of the Customer Experience Department and the New Day Initiative. This places the citizen, the customer, at the forefront with initiatives to assist businesses, citizens, and developers as they conduct business with the City. The celebration included miniature golf, music, food, and inspiring words from Mayor Brandi Harless, Commissioner Brenda McElroy, City Manager Jim Arndt, and City Clerk/Customer Experience Department Director Lindsay Parish.

City Hall Unveiling Ceremony  On May 2, 2019, the City held an unveiling ceremony for the City Hall Project, a more than $4 million project to rehabilitate this historic structure. The 2019 Dogwood Trail Awards also were presented by the Paducah Civic Beautification Board.  65 minutes

2019 Spring AQS QuiltWeek  Here are highlights from the Spring 2019 AQS QuiltWeek (April 24-27) in Paducah.  2 minutes

Stormwater Public Meeting  This is a 90 minute presentation along with a question and answer session regarding the proposed Stormwater Utility.  This public meeting was held at City Hall on November 14, 2018.

Wall that Heals  The Wall that Heals, a 3/4 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, visited Paducah, October 25-28, 2018, at Carson Park.  3 minutes

Sustainability Presentation by City Manager Arndt at WKCTC  On October 1, 2018, City Manager Jim Arndt kicked off Sustainability Month at West Kentucky Community & Technical College by discussing the economic, social, and environmental sustainability factors that a City government considers.     51 minutes

2018 Fall AQS QuiltWeek  Here are highlights from the Fall 2018 AQS QuiltWeek (September 12-15) in Paducah.  1 minute

Ohio River Flooding News Conference  This is a news conference held February 25, 2018, regarding floodgate installation, flood preparations for the Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center complex, and the partial collapse of the building located at 133 South 3rd Street.  17 minutes 

Health Park Phase I Ribbon Cutting  On August 1, 2017, the community gathered for the ribbon cutting for the first phase of the park located at 421 North 13th Street. Also, at the ribbon cutting was the announcement that the park would be renamed from the Health Park to the Pat & Jim Brockenborough Rotary Health Park.  Pat Brockenborough donated $500,000 to kick off the second phase of the park's construction to include a splash park and restroom facilities.  The completed Phase I includes the Paducah Rotary Playground and its safety surface, a 1/3 mile walking path, an outdoor fitness area, the enhancement of the Community Garden, and drainage and grading improvements to the center lawn area.  17 minutes

Floodwall News Conference U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell held a news conference July 5, 2017 at the Carson Center regarding significant federal funding for the floodwall that is operated and maintained by the City of Paducah.  10 minutes

2017 Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony  The annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony was held Monday, May 15 on the lawn of the McCracken County Courthouse. The service is sponsored by the Jackson Purchase Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #15. The ceremony honors the men and women who have devoted themselves to preserving our freedoms with their lives. In 2016, 144 Peace Officers gave their lives in the line of duty.  29 minutes

2017 QuiltWeek  This video welcoming quilters to Paducah highlights the excitement, art, and creativity found during the 2017 QuiltWeek (April 26-29).  It  captures the event that brings thousands of people from all over the world to Paducah.  

Health Park Groundbreaking  A groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Health Park was held December 7, 2016.  This phase of the Health Park project will take approximately six months to complete.  It includes safety surfacing for the Paducah Rotary Playground which was constructed by Rotary members and volunteers this past summer.  In addition to the grading, drainage, irrigation of the great lawn in the center of the park, this phase also includes the 1/3 mile walking trail, lighting, an expansion of the Community Garden, and a fitness area.  12 minutes

Olivet Church Road Improvement Project Ribbon Cutting  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held November 3, 2016 to celebrate the completion of the Olivet Church Road Improvement Project.  Speakers are Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler, McCracken County Judge-Executive Bob Leeper, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 Chief District Engineer Mike McGregor, and City Engineer-Public Works Director Rick Murphy.  13 minutes

Riverfront Project Construction - September 2016  This is aerial footage of the Riverfront Redevelopment Project taken in mid-September 2016.  It shows the base of the large park, the revetment (stone steps), and the pilings for the gangway and transient dock which will arrive in November 2016. 

Highlights from AQS QuiltWeek  This fun one-minute video provides highlights from AQS QuiltWeek.  The images are from April 22, 2016.  

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Ceremony  A Welcome Home Commemoration Ceremony was held March 29, 2016 at Dolly McNutt Memorial Plaza.  The Paducah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution organized the event.  Speakers include Cheryl Bendick, Judge Executive Bob Leeper, Mayor Gayle Kaler, and Vietnam Veteran Michael Swinford.  City Commissioner Richard Abraham sang the Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful.  The Welcome Home event was part of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War.  Yellow ribbons were placed around the trees at the McCracken County Courthouse with the 50th Anniversary Commemoration Flag and other items on display inside the Courthouse.  Bendick explained that Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald asked the nearly 9,000 commemorative partner members around the world to hold an event on March 29, the day the last boots were on the ground in Vietnam.  The Commemoration is a three year program designed to reach out to every Vietnam era veteran and/or their families to say thank you.  The Commemoration began in 2015 and will end December 31, 2017.  32 minutes

Governor Beshear Check Presentation for Riverfront  On November 23, 2015, Governor Steve Beshear ceremonially presented $1.525 million in state funding to support Paducah’s Riverfront Redevelopment Project, which aims to transform the community’s Ohio River shoreline.  The state funding will give a boost to a phase of the project that includes completion of a land mass in the river and construction of a gangway and floating service dock at which passing boaters can take on fuel, water and other supplies and have sewage safely disposed.  17 minutes

Holiday Inn Paducah Riverfront Groundbreaking Ceremony, October 19, 2015 The groundbreaking for the Holiday Inn Paducah Riverfront was held October 19, 2015. This five-story, 123-room hotel will be built adjacent to the Julian Carroll Convention Center. The hotel developer is LinGate Hospitality. 12 minutes

Riverfront Hotel News Conference, June 23, 2015  On June 23, 2015, Mayor Gayle Kaler held a news conference to introduce the development team, LinGate Hospitality, that is planning to bring a 123-room Holiday Inn to downtown Paducah adjacent to the Julian Carroll Convention Center.  18 minutes

Ohio River Boat Launch Ribbon Cutting  The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Ohio River Boat Launch located at North 6th and Burnett Streets was held October 22, 2014. Mayor Gayle Kaler, Commissioner Sandra Wilson, Commissioner Allan Rhodes, Commissioner Carol Gault, City Manager Jeff Pederson, Parks Services Director Mark Thompson, and City Engineer-Public Works Director Rick Murphy spoke at the event. The Paducah Tilghman JROTC Color Guard led off the ceremony. The Boat Launch provides 85 parking stalls, a large boat ramp, and a courtesy dock.  10 minutes

Greenway Trail 2014 Ribbon Cutting   The ribbon cutting ceremony for the third section of the Greenway Trail was held October 22, 2014. The ceremony was held at the east side of the underpass at North 8th Street/U.S. 45. Mayor Gayle Kaler, Commissioner Sandra Wilson, Commissioner Allan Rhodes, Commissioner Carol Gault, City Manager Jeff Pederson, Parks Services Director Mark Thompson, and City Engineer-Public Works Director Rick Murphy spoke at the event. BikeWorld provided bicycles for folks to ride. PATS provided a trolley to the event.  9 minutes

Convention Center Hotel Development Agreement News Conference  Mayor Gayle Kaler held a news conference on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4:45 p.m. in the Commission Chambers on the second floor of City Hall to provide details of a hotel development agreement between the City and hotel developers.   Attendees included City officials, hotel developers, and Independence Bank representatives.  The hotel, planned for the site next to the Julian Carroll Convention Center, will be a 121-room, branded, upscale hotel with a restaurant.  The hotel will be constructed on the same site where the dome pavilion has stood and will be attached to the Julian Carroll Convention Center with a pedestrian bridge over the floodwall.  Developers plan to begin construction on the six-story hotel in 2014.  20 minutes

Public Power Week 2013  Each year the American Public Power Association (APPA) sets aside a week to honor community-owned utilities such as Paducah Power System.  For 2013, Public Power Week is October 6-12.  This video produced by APPA explains the benefits of community-owned utilities.  At the September 24, 2013 City Commission meeting, Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler presented a proclamation to Paducah Power System to honor its contributions to the community.

2013 Administrative Professionals Week Proclamation

Convention Center Hotel Developer Announcement     Mayor Bill Paxton held a news conference on December 19, 2012 to introduce the public to the developers who have proposed to build a 121-room hotel adjacent to the Julian Carroll Convention Center.  27 minutes Hotel Annoucement News Release

Paducah Riverfront Development Project Infill Ceremony  Ceremony held November 2, 2012 commemorating the upcoming construction on the riverfront in Paducah, Kentucky.  This is a project that will start with the expansion of a land mass adjacent to Schultz Park into the Ohio River.  The project also includes a 400 foot dock, a new boat launch area at 6th and Burnett, and a marina services building.  A marina also is in the plan as a public-private partnership.  Speakers include Parks Services Director Mark Thompson, Mayor Bill Paxton, Joe Framptom with the Paducah Riverfront Development Authority, and City Engineer-Public Works Director Rick Murphy.  22 minutes

Scholar House Ribbon Cutting  The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Scholar House was held October 9, 2012.  Scholar House is located next to WKCTC.  It's a community of students with children with childcare located on site.  44 minutes

Mayor's Award of Merit to Russ Cochran  On August 7, 2012, Mayor Bill Paxton presented the Mayor's Award of Merit to professional golfer and Paducah native Russ Cochran.  10 minutes     Russ Cochran news release

Riverfront Project Public Hearing, May 30, 2012  As part of the approval process for the Environmental Assessment document, the City of Paducah held a public hearing on May 30, 2012 for the Waterfront Development Project. John Farmer, an engineer with Florence & Hutchison, made the presentation along with City Engineer-Public Works Director Rick Murphy.  51 minutes

Candidate Forum 2012: Mayoral Candidates  (40 minutes)    Candidate Forum 2012: Commission Candidates  (62 minutes)     The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum at City Hall on May 14, 2012 with 3 of the mayoral candidates and 13 of the commission candidates participating.

2012 Administrative Professionals Week Proclamation

News Conference--Ohio River Historical Levels:  City and County news conference held on May 2, 2011 regarding the rise in the Ohio River.  40 minutes

Midtown Alliance of Neighbors Session 1:  Informational session for residents of the Fountain Avenue Neighborhood. 

Administrative Professionals Week 2011:  City Clerk Tammy Brock reads a proclamation that names April 24-30, 2011 as Administrative Profesionals Week.  4 minutes

Floodwall Public Meeting:  The Corps of Engineers held a public meeting November 8, 2010 regarding the feasibility study about the rehabilitation for the floodwall in Paducah.  35 minutes     Floodwall Public Meeting News Release     Floodwall Slide Presentation

Riverfront Phase I Public Meeting:   Public information meeting was held March 10, 2010 for Phase I of the Riverfront Redevelopment Project to discuss the design features of Phase I and the approved Environmental Assessment document.  A public comment session was held after a presentation of the project.  45 minutes; posted 3-11-10     Riverfront Phase I News Release     Environmental Assessment Document (Nov. 2009)

Administrative Professionals Week:   Mayor Bill Paxton reads a proclamation that names April 19-25, 2009 as Administrative Professionals Week.  6 minutes; posted 4-13-09

Floodwall History and Repair Status:  During the October 7, 2008 City Commission Meeting, City Engineer, Rick Murphy, outilined the history of the floodwall and the current status of repairs.  If you want to view a copy of the Powerpoint presentation, click Floodwall Presentation for a pdf file to download.  27 minutes; posted 10-10-08

Ohio River Webcam Time Lapse April 26, 2011 Through Crest