PADUCAH –Paducah-McCracken County and Calvert City are two of the fifteen Tennessee River communities selected for the inaugural cohort of the Tennessee River Towns Program. They are the only Kentucky communities in the Program.
Each of these two communities is beginning its journey to become an official Tennessee River Town and part of the Tennessee River Line, North America’s next great regional trail system incorporating a continuous system of paddling, hiking and biking experiences along the Tennessee River’s 652-mile reach.
Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless said, “Paducah's involvement in the Tennessee River Towns Program is a game changer. The opportunity to enhance recreational use of the natural resource we've been given has the potential to make Paducah an even better place to live and visit.We are excited to have our neighbors in Calvert City join us on this endeavor.
"McCracken County Judge Executive Craig Clymer said, “Through the River Towns.Program, McCracken County is proud to join with Paducah and all our upriver neighbors in promoting and celebrating our mutual fortunes to be located on the great Tennessee River.”
To celebrate being selected for the Tennessee RiverTowns Program, join representatives from the City of Paducah, McCracken County, River Discovery Center, and Calvert City on Wilson Stage located on Paducah’s riverfront at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 23.
Attendees are asked to wear facial coverings and maintain social distancing during the celebration. If rain is in the area, the event will be moved indoors to the River DiscoveryCenter located at 117 South Water Street