Press Releases

Residents of Paducah are invited to participate in a community quilt “hang out” on Friday, April 26, 2019 by hanging their favorite quilts outdoors in celebration of 55 years of Paducah’s lighted Dogwood Trail and 35 years of American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek.

The 78th annual running of the National Retriever Club (NRC) Championships, an American Kennel Club event for retrievers, is set to take place November 10-17 at the West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area.

Paducah, KY is celebrating its fifth anniversary as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative City of Crafts & Folk Art. Since its designation in 2013, Paducah has boosted the local economy through tourism promotion, made invaluable relationships with cities around the world and brought global experiences and opportunities to the region.

Local Community Recognized for Tourism Economic Impact

Friday, September 28, 2018 10:00 AM

McCracken County received the Economic Engine Award from the Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) during the Budget Review Subcommittee on Economic Development, Tourism, and Environmental Protection of the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue meeting this morning. The award is given to those counties in which tourism has had a significant impact on their local economy.

Tourism Works!, a compilation of community-level success stories produced by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) features Paducah’s engagement with the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The publication debuted at the STS Congressional Summit on Travel & Tourism in July.

Tourism spending in McCracken County grew to $233.9 million in direct expenditures in 2017 according to the 2017 Economic Impact of Kentucky Tourism Report. This represents an increase of 2.6% over 2016 and contributes to a total economic impact of $15 billion statewide.

Mary Hammond Receives Summit Award

Monday, January 29, 2018 10:00 AM by Laura Oswald

Mary Hammond, Executive Director, Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau was recognized with the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Summit Award for “literally putting our community on an international map.”