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Old 12-19-2007, 08:02 PM
 
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First off, I want to thank kygman and kyperson with their wonderful feedback about Paducah. We will be moving there probably not until April or May now, so it will give us more time to find the right house! My husband and I took a quick trip to Paducah today (we are currently in west TN) and it was everything as described that we saw. Whoever mentioned the shopping in Paducah was 100% correct. It seems as if Paducah had every store we could think of except one and that would be Target. We get used to Target when we visit Jackson, TN. The mall seemed to be not too big and not too small, but just the right amount and mix of stores. Every chain restaurant you can think of was near there as well. Our next stop was downtown and it was so beautiful. The quaint shops and architecture were amazing as was the river wall murals. We also found out that Paducah has two hospitals? Is this correct? We stayed on the main roads and did not really have time to do too much in depth exploring, but from what we have seen, we were impressed. We kept asking how Paducah could be so spread out and have so much to offer and only have 26,000 population! I think we are going to love the move!!! Also, the Carson Center (?), is that the place that has the symphony? The building looks like something you would see in a huge city. Are you sure Paducah only has 26,000 people?
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:18 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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If you get back up there before New Year's get directions to Noble Park. It is all lit up to drive through with Christmas lights. Not sure about now but admission used to be canned goods.

Did you stay on 60 coming in from the mall towards Paducah? If you did, you went right by it on your left across from Dairy Queen. Also I bet you didn't make it to the flood wall along the Ohio River. Great murals painted on them!
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Paducah is only 26,000 because the city taxes are so high most people live in the surrounding area and not in the town, and yes Paducah has 2 hospitals Lourdes and Western Baptist.

Other than their taxes and goofy lay out of roads, Paducah is a great town.
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:21 PM
 
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Paducah is only 26,000 because the city taxes are so high most people live in the surrounding area and not in the town, and yes Paducah has 2 hospitals Lourdes and Western Baptist.

Other than their taxes and goofy lay out of roads, Paducah is a great town.
McCracken county has a population of 64,000. A lot of people moved out of the city in the last couple of decades, now more people live outside the city limits than do in Paducah.
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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Also at play is that Kentucky Counties are extremely small in terms of area. What that means for Paducah is that there are several counties that are within a 15-20 minute drive. The "Metro" Paducah population will easily swell to 175,000+ when you include these counties as part of the area's population.

Rounded off and estimated populations of the area around Paducah:
McCracken: 64,000
Marshall: 32,000
Graves: 40,000
Carlisle: 5,000
Ballard: 8,000
Livingston: 10,000
Massac (IL): 15,000

And in reality the area that comes to paducah to shop and for entertainment purposes is probably another 75-100,000 outside of these counties (areas that are 45 minutes to an hour away).
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