Civic Beautification Board

Mission and History

The Mission of the Paducah Civic Beautification Board (CBB) is to create a more pleasing environment within our community through the instigation, association, cooperation, and coordination of individuals, organizations, businesses, and government on local, state, and national levels. It is our civic duty to act in an advisory capacity to the City, to enhance the visual beauty and preserve the historical values of the community, and to promote environmental stewardship. 

In September 1959, seven local groups organized themselves into a Community Council of Garden Clubs. The overall purpose of the new council was to unify the efforts of the various clubs toward beautifying Paducah and McCracken County. In May 1960, the Council became affiliated with the Sears-Roebuck and Company HANDS program (Home and Neighborhood Development Sponsors). Through this program, funds were made available to garden clubs in promoting a campaign of beautification, preservation, and rehabilitation of urban areas. The Paducah Board of Commissioners, recognizing the success of the programs initiated and executed by our Board, adopted on July 5, 1960 an ordinance making the Board an Advisory Board to the City.  More CBB History 

Contact, Membership, Meetings, and Donations

If you have a question about the Civic Beautification Board or the Dogwood Trail, email Paducah Civic Beautification.

The Civic Beautification Board, governed by Paducah Code of Ordinances Section 2-381 through 2-384, meets the second Monday of each month at noon in City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. Prospective Board members are proposed by application for membership by an existing member of the CBB. Board members are approved by the Paducah City Commission. For more information, click Current Members and Past Chairs.

Civic Beautification Board Meeting Minutes

To donate to the Civic Beautification Board in honor or in memory of a loved one, send your donation to

Paducah Civic Beautification Board
300 South 5th Street, P.O. Box 2267
Paducah, Kentucky  42002-2267

Civic Beautification Board Initiatives


The Paducah Civic Beautification Board, in conjunction with the City of Paducah, manages the Adopt-A-Spot program.  The program encourages, individuals, organizations, and businesses to improve the environment and appearance of our community by adopting a small public area in the City.  Adopt-A-Spot sites range from large areas in the city that would be ideal for groups to sponsor or small plantings on public property and right-of-ways. 

Adopt-A-Spot Guidelines 
Adopt-A-Spot Agreement

Annual Business Awards

The CBB presents award to the businesses that renovated or improved their landscaping.

2023 Award Recipients

Special Beautification Award -  Barkley Regional Airport


  • Clymer Law, PLLC, 629 Washington Street
  • Cynthia’s Ristorante, 125 Market House Square
  • Market House Theatre Kentucky Avenue Properties: Studio 200, 209 Marine Way and Dance MHT Studios, 249 Marine Way
  • Mike’s Automotive Repair, 703 S. 3rd Street
  • The Focus Building, 221 Kentucky Avenue

Lower Town - A.I.R. Studio, 621 Madison Street


  • Adam Ford State Farm Insurance, 2601 Jackson
  • Jennings & Associates Financial Advisors, LLC, 1920 Broadway
  • Music Garden, Bob Noble Park, El Arbol Garden Club, Fleur de Lis Garden Club, Four Seasons Garden Club, LaPetite Fleur Garden Club, Paducah Garden Club, Prestwick Garden Club and Potting Shed Garden Club, City of Paducah Parks & Recreation Department
  • OKN Mercantile, 121 S. 17th St.
  • Pat & Jim Brockenborough Rotary Health Park, 421 N. 13th Street
  • Sullenger Law Office, PLLC, 2508 Jefferson

West End

  • Baptist Health Medical Group Pulmonary & Critical Care, 546 Lone Oak Road
  • Chantillies, 540 N. 32nd Street

Mall Area - Flamingo Row, 2640 Perkins Creek Drive


  • Kolb Park, 1650 S. 6th Street
  • Taco John’s, 2201 Bridge Street

2022 Award Recipients

Community Beautification Award (first ever award) - Boy Scouts Troop 1 Grace Episcopal Church


Barrel & Bond (100 Broadway)
Paducah/McCracken County Health Center (916 Kentucky Avenue)
Stella’s (202 Broadway)
With Love From Kentucky (106 Broadway)

Mall Area

Cunningham Dental (4570 Pecan Drive)
Barre Co. Paducah (2725 James Sanders Blvd.)
IMAC Regeneration Center (2725 James Sanders Blvd.)

Lower Town

Ephemera Paducah (333 N. 9th Street)
Integrative Medicine of Kentucky (233 N. 7th Street)


Mott Electric (632 S. 3rd Street)
Rose’s Gas (800 S. 6th Street)
MW Hair Studio (933 S. 3rd Street)

Lone Oak Road Area  McAuley Village Apartments (631 McAuley Drive)

West End

The Dirt Road (541 N. 32nd Street)
Fresh Foodies Gourmet Catering & Healthy Meal Prep (532 North 32nd Street)
Midtown Wine & Spirits (512 N. 32nd Street)


Edward Jones, Heath Bowling (1249 Broadway)
Treasure Tree Boutique & Tree Climbers Children’s Boutique (1428 Broadway)
Ritz Midtown (2201 Broadway)
Uniform Headquarters (455 S. 31st Street)

2021 Award Recipients


Grumley, Riley & Stewart, P.S.C., 1634 Broadway
Broussard’s Cajun Cuisine, 123 N. 2nd St

Fountain Avenue Neighborhood     The House of Ross Coffee Bar, 227 North 13th Street


Third Moon Tattoo, 3029 Broadway
F.A.C.E. Makeup Artistry, 2121 Broadway
FNB Bank, Inc., 130 Lone Oak Rd., Suite 101

West End

Williams Park, 3901 Technology Dr.
LuCASAcare, 3025 Clay St.

Lower Town     Buddenbaum House, 618 Monroe St.

Southside     Divine Design Center, 600 S 3rd St.

Dogwood Trail Celebration

The first lighted Dogwood Trail was held two weekends in April 1964 along two blocks of Sycamore Drive.  Today, the trail is a driving tour several miles long with celebrations and contests.  Learn More about Dogwood Trail Celebration

House of the Month

Each month, the CBB selects a Paducah residence for its House of the Month award to honor its beauty and contribution to the neighborhood.  

July 2024 | Adam and Kelly Groves | Red Fox Trail

House of Kelly and Adam Groves

June 2024 | Shawn and Amanda Johnson | Harrison Street

Home of Amanda and Shawn Johnson

May 2024 | Danny Brown and James Fields | Clay Street

Home of Danny Brown and James Fields

April 2024 | Pat Herring | North 8th Street

Pat Herring's home

March 2024 | Mike Troutt and Stacie McKinnon | Mimosa Drive

March House of the Month

February 2024 | Kyle and Julie Henderson | Alben Barkley Drive

Kyle and Julie Henderson's Home

January 2024 | Lisa and Bob Shelby | Forrest Avenue

Home of Lisa and Bob Shelby

December 2023 | William and Kyle Robinson-Spivey | North 16th Street

House of William and Kyle Robinson-Spivey

November 2023 | JM and Betty Park | Lone Oak Road

November House of the Month

October 2023 | Chuck and Tonya Walter | Kentucky Avenue

Chuck and Tonya Walter's home

September 2023 | David and Tammye Rogers | Monroe Street

September House of the Month

August 2023 | Haley and Ned Arthur | North 38th Street

August House of the Month

July 2023 | Justin Taraba | Clark Street

June 2023 | Mark and Paula Fields | Old Orchard Road

Mark and Paula Fields Home




Landscape and Trees Resources
McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office
Tree Advisory Board

Garden Clubs

There are more than a dozen garden clubs that work to make Paducah beautiful.  Many of the Civic Beautification Board members are members of local garden clubs.    

El Arbor Garden Club
Fleur De Lis Garden Club
Four Seasons Garden Club
La Petit Fleur
McCracken County Master Gardeners
Open Gate Garden Club
Paducah Garden Club
Perennial Garden Club
Prestwick Garden Club 
The Potting Shed