City and County Moving Forward on 911 Upgrades and Outdoor Sports Complex

Date of Release: 
July 12, 2022

McCracken County Judge Executive Craig Clymer and Paducah Mayor George Bray have agreed to move forward on the 911 Radio Communications upgrade and the Outdoor Sports Complex projects. They jointly agree on the importance of each project and will proceed, guided by the two Memoranda of Understanding approved in 2021, to execute interlocal agreements on each as soon as possible. 

The County agrees that the 911 Radio upgrade is an essential and urgent matter that must be completed in order to assure that our community fulfills its most important mission of providing public safety.

Judge Executive Clymer stated, “I understand the concerns the City of Paducah has as the owner of a 911 system which has reached its end of life, and I agree that we must proceed with an enhanced sense of urgency. I am committed to fully supporting the 911 Committee that has been appointed and to doing everything possible to finalize the 911 interlocal agreement by the end of this year or sooner, if possible.”

Mayor Bray stated, “The City agrees that the Outdoor Sports Complex is a tremendous opportunity for a sports facility for our residents, as well as a significant economic development achievement through tourism. We are committed to partnering with the County to ensure this project is a resounding success.”

Both government bodies state that the 911 and Sports Complex projects will move at a pace, with a strong sense of urgency, while assuring due diligence is exercised to assure strong results for the mutual benefit of our community.