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.


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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

There are 11 sources of revenue, including basketball, volleyball, court rentals, fitness memberships, fitness and training, rental swim meets, aquatics, youth programming, food and beverage, retail, and secondary revenue from advertisement and sponsorship.