News Archive

Update on Bridge Project
May 11, 2022
- Thought you might like an update of the Smithland Bridge project that is being accomplished by Jim Smith Contracting, American Bridge Co. and Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority. The project continues to move along well and they have now begun painting the bridge. We have been advised that the barge flotilla...

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Kentucky United Marketing Trip
April 18, 2022
- Bruce Wilcox, GPED President and CEO, recently attended a marketing mission to Atlanta along with other KAED Kentucky United Team Members. 

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Wilcox Speaks to Rotary Club
March 21, 2022
- Bruce Wilcox, Greater Paducah Economic Development (GPED) President and CEO, recently spoke to the Paducah Rotary Club and highlighted the key role local utilities play in economic development and projects. To read the full article from the Paducah Sun, follow this link:   https://www.paducahsun.com/eedition/page-...

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Power In Motion - Recreation
January 14, 2022
- Outdoor recreation in Paducah, KY puts families in motion for more fun and more great together time in a river city with beautifully designed assets for play and relaxation. The scenic Greenway Trail links neighborhoods, a nature preserve + 3 city parks, including Noble Park, 135-acre showcase for sports and events. And...

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Paducah KY - Power in Creativity
January 5, 2022
- In the vibrant river city of Paducah, KY, the currents of creativity power an arts scene both exciting and enriching and always rolling out something new in a designated UNESCO Creative City. At the inviting Riverfront 50 panoramic murals make history a beautiful experience; in the Downtown Arts District, the vibe...

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Dr. Anton Reece on the Importance of Apprenticeships
December 7, 2021
- Dr. Anton Reece, President of West Kentucky Community & Technical College, describes the College’s advanced manufacturing apprenticeships as “an incredible opportunity for employers” with a placement rate in the high 90 percent. The College works closely with business and industry along with economic development leaders to align...

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Keeping Student Skills Aligned to Industry Needs
November 16, 2021
- For Superintendent Dr. Donald Shively, and his staff at Paducah, KY Public Schools, the cycle of improvement never ends to keep student skills aligned to industry needs. “It is a constant process of turning out more talented students, more specific skills for our industry partners. That’s what...

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Routes That Move Students & Industry To The Top
November 10, 2021
- In Paducah, KY, we’re turning out leaders today in high-performing K-12 schools with aligned career tracks and dual enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College allowing students to earn up to 60 credit hours. A Paducah education means world-class readiness with resources like the Innovation Hub where students...

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Steve Powless, Executive Chairman of the Board of CSI on Paducah
November 2, 2021
- “We’re bullish on where we are in Paducah,” says Steve Powless, Executive Chairman of the Board of Computer Services, Inc., a leading global provider of fintech, regtech and cybersecurity services, based in Greater Paducah-McCracken County, KY. While Murray State University and West KY Community & Technical...

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GPED President & CEO & Blockware Leaders Address KY Joint Committee on Economic Development in Frankfort
November 1, 2021
- GPED President and CEO Bruce Wilcox, along with Blockware Mining CEO Michael Stoltzner and Executive Vice President of Engineering Jeremy Witten, recently addressed a Kentucky legislative committee on economic development and workforce investment about the benefits of the emerging cryptocurrency industry.   The Paducah Sun published this story recently....

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