Paducah City Manager Jim Zumwalt resigns
PADUCAH, KY - City Manager Jim Zumwalt resigned suddenly after 12 years on the job. The resignation came after a five hour closed-door city commission meeting. Neither Zumwalt or city leaders are saying what happened behind those closed-door meetings. His resignation came as somewhat of a shock to many members of the city staff.
Mayor Bill Paxton fought back tears as he announces to city staff that their City Manager resigned.
"I just want to say as mayor, Jim has been a wonderful friend and confident of mine," Paxton told city staffers.
His resignation is effective immediately so as Zumwalt steps out, the Mayor asked staff to pull together until another City Manager is in place.