Community unites to save 'Duck Island' at Noble Park


Reporter - Todd Faulkner
Photojournalist - Randall Barnes

PADUCAH — The people's voices are playing a large role in possibly saving a local landmark.

Paducah's "Duck Island" at Noble Park is getting a temporary reprieve from the chopping block thanks to thousands of very passionate people.

The earth keeping Duck Island afloat on the small lake is quickly eroding. What's not disappearing fast is support by thousands to save the Duck House.

In fact, more people are urging city leaders by the day to find a way to restore the structure and the land it sits on. Word by some city leaders even discussing a plan to demolish it is sparking debate, outrage and now a Facebook fan page in support of saving it.

To date, more than 3,400 people have "liked" the page and hundreds are flooding the page with suggestions on how to save it. The problems include a lack of money and a plan by the city.

However, the Parks Services director and city manager are drafting several ideas to save it, as well as the approximate cost associated with each idea.

A possible plan that will soon make its way to the next city commission meeting. The Paducah Parks Department will make a presentation to the commission Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Paducah City Hall.

To view the "Save Duck Island" Facebook fan page, click here.