The aquatic center project is officially paused until Jan. 1.
In November 2019, the Paducah City Commission approved an ordinance to raise the city’s insurance premium tax from 6% to 7% to help fund a $22 million indoor aquatic center. Local 6 brings you continuing coverage of the plans for the center, its funding and where it fits with the city’s other needs.
Two major development projects in Paducah are on the agenda for today's city commission meeting, including the indoor recreation and aquatic center and a development agreement with Weyland Ventures.
The aquatic center project could face another delay after today's Paducah City Commission Meeting, where the commission will vote on whether to keep the project on pause until January 2021.
The statement comes one day after mayoral candidate George Bray called for termination of the proposed $20-million-plus recreation and aquatic center.
Paducah mayoral candidate George Bray is calling for the city's indoor recreation and aquatic center project to be canceled. Click "read more" to see why Bray wants to end the multimillion dollar project.
Paducah mayoral candidate George Bray's call to cancel the project comes after the city manager suspended the city's contract with design firm Lose Design for 88 days due to financial issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the companies interviewed to potentially manage the indoor recreation and aquatic center in Paducah is a sister company of the advisory company that provided the five-year pro forma. We look at how the city of Paducah is making sure all other qualified candidates get a fair chance to possibly manage the center.
COVID-19 has affected practically everything, including city government. We're taking a closer look at the impact on major projects planned in the city of Paducah.
The city of Paducah is facing financial issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that some things, such as the pool and spray ground, won't be opened up this summer.
As the city of Paducah tries to balance the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and city business, controversial city decisions will have to wait for another day. Stormwater infrastructure, the indoor recreation and aquatic center and the TIF district are still moving forward, but major decisions for the city commission are on hold.
A written statement released Thursday says a private group has an initial goal of $10 million for an endowment to “assist in supporting and maintaining” the Paducah recreation and aquatic center project.
Support for and opposition to the Paducah indoor recreation and aquatic center is still strong. The opposition effort has splintered into two groups, mainly over finances.
The city of Paducah is reviewing five proposals from companies to determine who will manage the multimillion-dollar recreation and aquatic center. For the first time Friday, we're getting a look at those proposals.
Paducah city staff will start reviewing all the proposals for companies interested in managing the indoor recreation and aquatic center.
Today is the final day companies can submit applications to manage Paducah's proposed Recreation and Aquatic Center. The city is hoping to have a contract in place by April 28.
The fight to pause construction on the indoor recreation and aquatic center failed in a four-to-one vote. Groups for and against the multimillion-dollar facility move forward.
Work will continue to bring a recreation and aquatic center to Paducah. Last night, a resolution to postpone construction bids on the center failed. Only one city commissioner voted to postpone the project.
About 20 people came to George Bray's event to listen and ask questions. Most of the voters were concerned about the finances of the recreation and aquatic center project.
Paducah City Commissioner Richard Abraham is expected to propose a resolution during the commission meeting to postpone construction bids for the recreation and aquatic center project.
Watch as Paducah mayoral candidate George Bray holds a news conference Tuesday on the city's planned multimillion-dollar recreation and aquatic center.
The back and forth about the recreation and aquatic center continues, but this time it's from the Paducah mayoral candidates.
Two Facebook groups for and against the city of Paducah's recreation and aquatic center have popped up over the past two days. Social media can become a voice for those who feel left out.
The Little League program will play at Paducah's Noble Park this summer, but after that they'll have to find another place to play. The ball fields are being torn down to make room for the multimillion-dollar aquatic center.
After Local 6's special reports aired, Paducah City Commissioner Gerald Watkins asked to update his previous interviews for the series. He did not respond to our initial request when offered. Watkins calls the currently $20.5 million recreation and aquatic center the last leg of economic development.
A small group had a big part in plans for the multimillion-dollar recreation and aquatic center proposed in Paducah. Click "read more" for a look at how that group got a seat at the table.
Affordability is something city leaders have discussed with the aquatic center, specifically a scholarship program for people who can't afford the membership fees.
Paducah's mayor, city commission, and city staff spent five hours today at the retreat discussing how your tax dollars are going to be spent. There was no mention of scaling back on the $22 million indoor recreation aquatic center.
Paducah City Commissioner Brenda McElroy is hopeful McCracken County will help with the aquatic center, but multiple county leaders don't see it happening.
Paducah City Commissioner Richard Abraham is challenging his fellow commissioners to reconsider plans for a proposed activity center.