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 Board of Commissioners of the City of Paducah, 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
Membership, Meetings, and Donations
The Civic Beautification Board 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.
To donate to the Civic Beautification Board in honor or in memory of a loved one, send your donation toPaducah 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.
- Annual Business Awards
The CBB presents award to the businesses that renovated or improved their landscaping.
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
Cunningham Dental (4570 Pecan Drive)
Barre Co. Paducah (2725 James Sanders Blvd.)
IMAC Regeneration Center (2725 James Sanders Blvd.)
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)
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
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.
March 2023 | Kory Payne and Natalie West | Marlborough Way
February 2023 | Sherri Morrill and Brian Culp | Monroe Street
January 2023 | Mr. and Mrs. Richard Washington | Old Mayfield Road
December 2022 | Kerrie Peck, Cathy Hayden, & Nelson | Hilldale Road
Landscape and Trees Resources
McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office
Tree Advisory Board
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