Paducah’s Main Street 2017 Highlights [music video]

Paducah’s Main Street 2017 Highlights [music video]
4.6 (92.5%) 8 votes

PADUCAH, KY – Paducah’s Broadway Street and surrounding area is lined with beautifully renovated historic buildings that sends you back in time.

Paducah has ties to the past that date back to 1815 when first settled. Today Historic Main Street is the heart of downtown and part of the twenty blocks listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This area, now deemed Paducah’s official Historic District, is filled with locally owned shops, eateries, apartments, boutique hotels with more to come.

Like its buildings, these businesses are one-of-a-kind gems, exclusive only to Paducah and part of what makes this town so special.

Paducah Main Street
300 S 5th St
Paducah, Kentucky 42003
(270) 444-8690
Site: paducahmainstreet.org
Social: facebook.com/PaducahMainStreet

The Lofts Paducah KY (coming)

The Lofts Apartments coming to 3rd and Broadway in downtown Paducah/photonews247.com 2017
The Lofts Paducah KY (coming)
5 (100%) 2 votes

PADUCAH, KY – The Lofts Apartments will consist of six residential units slated to be built on the upper three floors of the 4-story American German National Bank building at 227 Broadway in historic downtown Paducah, KY.

Centurion Development, owner of the 4-story bank building, plans to invest around $800,000 for renovations. The first floor is planned for commercial use.

The Loft Apartments will be located right across the street from the new Reside Apartments, Citizens Gym and FreshWater Bar. This once vacant corner was creatively renovated in 2017 and now looks beautiful.

First Snow in Paducah 2018

Jan 12, 2018 - First Snow on Paducah Main Street Jan 12, 2018 Paducah KY/photonews247.com
First Snow in Paducah 2018
5 (100%) 1 vote

PADUCAH, KY –  The first snowfall in Paducah happened on January 12, 2018. There was a layer of ice covered with snow so everyone was being extra cautious driving nice and slow.

Many businesses were either closed of closed early including a 24-hour McDonald’s on Hinkleville Road.

The photos below were taken on January 12, 2018 around 5:15 PM in downtown Paducah with a temp around 19 degrees.

 

LGBTQ, Age, Gender added to Paducah’s Human Rights Commission

May 11, 2017 - Paduach City Hall McCracken County building at night/photonews247.com
LGBTQ, Age, Gender added to Paducah’s Human Rights Commission
5 (100%) 2 votes

PADUCAH, KY – The Paducah City Commission voted 4-1 passing a Fairness Ordinance on Jan. 9, 2018 that will focus on age, gender identity and sexual orientation complaints. The complaints will be handled by Paducah’s Human Rights Commission that was already in place.

it was standing room only at City Hall with people out in the hallways either waiting to be called to voice their thoughts at the podium or to hear the outcome of the historic vote.

Mayor Brandi Harless was at the helm of this Fairness Ordinance and worked overtime to help pass this amendment. She is a trailblazer – to say the least – and has done a remarkable job since voted in by the people of Paducah in November 2016.  And with this historic endeavor we can add another A+ to her already impressive 5.0 GPA as Mayor.

The new amendment represents fairness, equality and nondiscrimination. Paducah is a wonderful town but got a little better on that particular night. Read details from source at paducahky.gov.

City Hall
300 S 5th St
Paducah, KY 42003
Map: google.com/maps

Christmas on Tunica Main Street

Dec 22, 2017 - Alex's Downtown Deli during Christmas time in Historic Downtown Tunica MS/photonews247.com
Christmas on Tunica Main Street
5 (100%) 1 vote

TUNICA, MS – Tunica Main Street was beautifully decorated with Christmas lights again this year in the Historic Downtown section of Tunica, MS.

While setting up I met a nice gentleman on the sidewalk that reminded me of my late cousin Charlie that we all love so dearly. That was my special moment of the night along with visiting the memorial.

Tunica was founded in 1884. According to a chart on Google, in 2016 there was 968 people living in Tunica.

It’s a wonderful small town with all the eateries, markets and services that big cities provide. But this one adds a splash of good ol’ Southern Hospitality that may keep you coming back for more.

Tunica is known for its many Casino Hotels that you can book for sometimes under $50. If you are ever in the area and like small towns, you may want to add this little gem to your bucket list.

Tunica Main Street
909 River Road
Tunica, MS 38676
662-363-6611
Site: tunicamainstreet.com
Map: google.com/maps

 

Christmas on Canal Street – New Orleans

Dec 20, 2017 - Harrah's Casino New Orleans Christmas decorations on palm trees/photonews247.com
Christmas on Canal Street – New Orleans
5 (100%) 4 votes

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Christmas lights wrapped around palm trees and light posts help brighten Canal Street even more during the holiday season in the the heart of downtown New Orleans.

There are over 1 million lights that glow all night long on Canal Street that run from the Mississippi River to Elk Place.

Canal Street is the widest street in downtown New Orleans. Its straight and runs the length of the city with streetcars running in the middle. The streetcars are popular and used by 1000s of people daily to get around the city.

And William, it was wonderful meeting you briefly and talking camera-shop. It’s always exciting to meet other photographers on the streets of New Orleans. People come from all over the world to photograph this wonderful city, and like New York, it never sleeps.

 

 

Construction Bourbon St. New Orleans

Dec 21, 2017 - Construction on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA/photonews247.com
Construction Bourbon St. New Orleans
5 (100%) 3 votes

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The construction on Bourbon Street is part of the $6M French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project in New Orleans, LA.

The project is still ongoing. The updates include replacing existing water and drainage lines, repaving roadways, reconstructing sidewalks, repairing sewer lines and adding new curb ramps compliant with the American with Disabilities Act.

A gentleman on the site stated that the construction should be finished in a few more months.

The project was coordinated with The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works, along with the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.

St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, LA

Dec 21, 2017 - St Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, LA/photonews247.com
St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, LA
5 (100%) 4 votes

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in continual use in the United States located at 615 Pere Antoine Alley in the French Quarter neighborhood of New Orleans, LA.

It was founded as a Catholic Parish in 1721 along the banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans. The St. Louis Cathedral is world renown and a major landmark in New Orleans.

Visitors are allowed to take photos inside the Cathedral without any flash. They can freely walk around this beautiful house of God or sit down in the pews to take in all the beauty.

♦ Daily Mass: 12:05 p.m.

St. Louis Cathedral
615 Pere Antoine Alley
New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
+1 504-525-9585
Site: stlouiscathedral.org
Map: google.com/maps

bbQ & More, Paducah, KY

Dec 16, 2017 - bbQ & More gift shop Broadway Main Street, Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
bbQ & More, Paducah, KY
5 (100%) 3 votes

PADUCAH, KY – bbQ & More is a unique boutique and gift shop for everything bbq located at 321 Broadway Street in the heart of downtown Paducah, KY.

Suzy Pointer, cofounder of the Annual BBQ on the River festival,  said, “We just had an outstanding busy day today. We probably wrapped sixty Fancy Panz that are personalized and wrapped in our amazing burlap bundles. We are pumping out 22 corporate gifts in back there as well.”

This local shop is high-tech and uses all the tools needed to get the word out such as Facebook Live. They have their products online making this shop a global competitor.

This is another locally owned shop filled with wonderful people along with bbq items and gifts for all ages.  And remember, you can be a part in keeping downtown vibrant and growing strong by shopping at great places like bbQ & More.

I really love the shop and all the unique gifts. It was so nice meeting everyone and I thank you all for being so kind. The jelly was delicious by the way.

bbQ & More
321 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 534-5951
Store: bbqandmore.biz (online ordering)
Map: google.com/maps
Social: facebook.com/bbqandmoreKY