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In "City Profile," various City topics and personnel are highlighted.  The program is hosted by WKCTC Television Production Coordinator Tom Butler.

 

Episodes

Click the title to view the episode.  Videos are linked to Youtube.  Videos older than August 2011 are in WMV format. 

September 2017:  City Profile - Commissioner Sandra Wilson   Tom Butler interviews City Commissioner Sandra Wilson about her third term as City Commissioner and what has inspired her to serve the community. Wilson talks about her role as President of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and how that has given her a unique perspective regarding the interaction between businesses and City government and the general health of Paducah's business climate. Additional topics of discussion include Paducah's attributes and amenities for citizens and visitors, population growth, and her vision for Paducah's future.  28 minutes

September 2017:  City Profile - Commissioner Sarah Stewart Holland Tom Butler interviews City Commissioner Sarah Stewart Holland about her first term in office, what inspired her to move back to Paducah and run for office, and what she learned from the community during her campaigning. She also discusses topics including curbside recycling, the upgrades to the 911 system, and storm water management.  29 minutes

September 2017:  City Profile - Commissioner Allan Rhodes   Tom Butler interviews City Commissioner Allan Rhodes about his 3rd term in office and the successes and challenges facing the City.  27 minutes

March 2014:  City Profile, Police Chief Brandon Barnhill  Tom Butler interviews Paducah Police Chief Brandon Barnhill.  Chief Barnhill talks about his recent promotion as chief of the Paducah Police Department and provides an overview of the department, his philosophy, and many of the specialized units including SWAT and the Bomb Squad.  28 minutes     News Release >>

March 2014:  City Profile, 2014 State of the City  Tom Butler interviews Mayor Gayle Kaler about the state of the city of Paducah.  Mayor Kaler talks about the progress being made on Paducah projects, noteworthy anniversaries, and some of her initiatives started in the past year.  28 minutes     News Release >>

July 2013:  City Profile, Commissioner Richard Abraham  Tom Butler interviews Paducah City Commissioner Richard Abraham about his fourth term as Commissioner.  The episode includes discussions about what motivated him to run for office, what he has learned over four terms, the proposed hotel adjacent to the Julian Carroll Convention Center, and his advice for young people.  29 minutes     News Release >>

July 2013:  City Profile, Commissioner Carol Gault  Tom Butler interviews Paducah City Commissioner Carol Gault about her three terms as Commissioner.  The episode includes discussions about the Riverfront Redevelopment Project, the proposed hotel adjacent to the Julian Carroll Convention Center, the Fountain Avenue Neighborhood Revitalization Program, economic development, and the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.  28 minutes     News Release >>

June 2013:  City Profile, Commissioner Sandra Wilson  Tom Butler interviews Paducah City Commissioner Sandra Wilson about her first term.  She was elected in November 2012.  The episode includes discussions about her decision-making process, her role as Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce President, economic development, and the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.  29 minutes; posted 6-28-2013     News Release >>

June 2013:  City Profile, Commissioner Allan Rhodes  Tom Butler interviews Paducah City Commissioner Allan Rhodes about his first term.  He was elected in November 2012.  The episode includes discussions about his background in Paducah, his thoughts about Paducah Renaissance Alliance, Paducah's fiscal responsibility, and the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. 28 minutes; posted 6-28-2013     News Release >>

June 2013:  City Profile, Mayor Gayle Kaler  Tom Butler interviews Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler about her first term.  She was elected in November 2012.  Much of the episode focuses on large issues affecting the area including the transition of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.  28 minutes; posted 6-28-2013     News Release >>

November 2012:  City Profile, Mayor Bill Paxton's Tenure  Tom Butler interviews Mayor Bill Paxton about this three terms as mayor of Paducah.  Find out what Mayor Paxton considers to be his greatest accomplishments and what he considered to be the most challenging aspects of being mayor.  28 minutes; posted 11-13-2012     News Release >> 

January 2012:  City Profile, State of the City Address  Tom Butler interviews Mayor Bill Paxton about his final year as Mayor and about the State of the City.  Topics include the gaseous diffusion plant, riverfront project, parks department projects, potential city/county merger, and the importance of volunteers.  28 minutes; posted 1-19-2012     News Release >>

August 2011:  City Profile: Korean War Monument Part 1       Part 2     Tom Butler interviews City Commissioner Gayle Kaler, Artist Linda Odgen, and Korean War Veteran Robert Coleman about the plans underway for a Korean War Monument in Dolly McNutt Plaza.  28 minutes; posted 8-5-11     News Release >> 

August 2011:  City Profile:  Emancipation Celebration Part 1        Part 2     Tom Butler interviews former City Commissioner Robert Coleman about the history of the Emancipation Celebration and the events scheduled to celebrate.  28 minutes; posted 8-3-11     News Release >>

February 2011:  City Profile:  Human Rights Commission 2011 Events   Tom Butler interviews three members of the Paducah Human Rights Commission about the mission of the Commission and about two upcoming events:  14th Annual Fair Housing Luncheon and the 5th Annual Evening of Performance.  28 minutes; posted 2-21-11     News Release >> 

January 2011:   City Profile: January 2011 Commissioner Richard Abraham  Tom Butler interviews Commissioner Richard Abrahm about the challenges and opportunities facing the City of Paducah and the nation.  28 minutes; posted 1-25-11     --News Release--

January 2011:   City Profile: 2011 State of the City   Tom Butler interviews Mayor Bill Paxton about his State of the City address.  The Mayor gave his State of the City address at the January 6, 2011 Chamber of Commerce breakfast.  Topics discussed include the demolition of the Executive Inn, financial health of the city, economic development projects, and the Mayor's goals for his final two years in office.  28 minutes; posted 1-18-11.     --News Release--

September 2010:   (4 episodes)  City Profile:  Commissioner Richard Abraham     City Profile:  Commissioner Carol Gault     City Profile:  Commissioner Gayle Kaler     City Profile:  Commissioner Gerald Watkins   Tom Butler interviews individually each of Paducah’s City Commissioners for City Profile.  28 minutes each; posted 9-21-10      --News Release--

September 2010:   City Profile: Proud of Paducah   Tom Butler interviews Mayor Bill Paxton.  Paxton, using a presentation he calls Proud of Paducah, discusses the various projects that are providing jobs, construction opportunities, and growth for Paducah and the surrounding region.  29 minutes; posted 9-9-10.     --News Release--

April 2010:   City Profile: Human Rights Commission   Tom Butler interviews three members of the Paducah Human Rights Commission.  Learn about the volunteer board and its role in the community in addition to details about the upcoming An Evening of Performance scheduled for May 21, 2010.  29 minutes; posted 4-7-10.    --News Release--

January 2010:   City Profile: State of the City   Tom Butler interviews Mayor Bill Paxton about his State of the City address.  The Mayor gave his State of the City address at the January 7, 2010 Chamber of Commerce breakfast.  Topics discussed include the purchase of the Executive Inn, land for a sports park, and a pavilion that will be used during the AQS Quilt Show.  28 minutes; posted 1-15-10.  --News Release--

May 2009:   City Profile: An Evening of Performance   Tom Butler interviews Human Rights Commissioners Bernice Belt and Lanny King about the 3rd annual An Evening of Performance set for May 29, 2009 at the Carson Center.  29 minutes; posted 5-18-09

April 2009:   (4 episodes)   City Profile:  Paducah Commissioner Gayle Kaler     City Profile:  Paducah Commissioner Gerald Watkins     City Profile:  Paducah Commissioner Carol Gault     City Profile:  Paducah Commissioner Richard Abraham     Tom Butler interviews Paducah City Commissioners about current issues and their priorities for the City of Paducah.  30 minutes each; posted 3-30-09     --News Release-- 

March 2009:   City Profile: Fire Chief, Steve Kyle   Tom Butler interviews Paducah Fire Chief, Steve Kyle, about his transitions from Fire Marshal to Interim Fire Chief to Fire Chief.  Find out the changes that Kyle has brought to the Department.  Kyle also discusses the Fire Department's response during the January 2009 ice storm.  29 minutes; posted 3-9-09     --News Release--

March 2009:   City Profile: Ice Storm Recovery   Tom Butler interviews Public Works Director, Earnie Via, and Streets Superintendent, Pat Stephenson, about the City's recovery after the January 2009 ice storm.  Learn about the City's preparations, the work during the storm, and the clean up efforts.  29 minutes; posted 3-9-09     --News Release--

January 2009:   City Profile:  2009 State of the City Address   Mayor Bill Paxton presents his State of the City Address as TV Production Coordinator, Tom Butler, asks questions.  This is the slide presentation that Mayor Paxton gave at the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on January 8, 2009.  29 minutes; posted 1-22-09     --News Release--