Posts from August 2016

By Patty Ranft

Paducah easily could be referred to as the Commonwealth’s City of the Arts. Not to take anything away from other Kentucky towns, but the diversity, scope and concentration (Paducah’s population is a mere 25,000-plus) of artists, artisans and musicians make this western Kentucky city a mecca of creativity. Visitors are treated to art throughout Paducah—from museums and galleries to outdoor public art to performance venues. This abundance of art and culture officially was recognized when Paducah was designated a UNESCO Creative City in November 2013. It is among 116 cities in the Creative Cities Network in 54 countries around the world. 

By Amy Lynch

Can I just say how much I love, love, fricking LOVE Kentucky? The food, the hospitality, the scenery, the bourbon… I just got back from two days in the Bluegrass State for work and pleasure, but mostly pleasure. So close to my Indiana home, but worlds away food-wise, I can totally get down with menus that boast newfangled twists on country ham, pimento cheese, hot browns and grits. Bring. On. The. Grits.

Mary Hammond, Executive Director of the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has earned the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation, the only integrated executive program specifically designed for the destination marketing industry. The focus of the program is on vision, leadership, productivity and the implementation of business strategies.  Hammond was recognized at the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) 2016 Annual Convention in Minneapolis, MN.