The initial testing took place at the Port of Paducah by loading fifty-four 20-foot ISO shipping containers from dock to barge utilizing the port’s new tower crane. An Ingram towboat will transport the barge with the containers to the port of St. Louis and then back to Paducah for unloading.
Last year the Riverport Authority installed the largest flat-top tower crane in North America, with a lift capacity of 53 tons up to 100 feet from the tower, and a boom that stretches 250 feet. Prior to the new crane, a 40-year-old crane with a 20-ton capacity was used.
The older crane was capable of loading or unloading one barge at a time, but the new Linden Comansa crane can load or unload two barges at a time, at a faster rate and with a greater load capacity. Currently, the Paducah Riverport Authority moves about 875,000 tons of cargo a year, equating to the loading and unloading of about 400 barges.
The Riverport’s decision to install the new multimillion dollar crane was inspired by an increase in shipments on inland waterways in recent years, and the highly anticipated expansion of the Panama Canal, which is sure to create bigger shipments, more cargo, and a demand for faster turnarounds.
The Riverport also has applied for Foreign Trade Zone designation, which could yield economic opportunities for the entire Paducah area.
“We are excited about assisting Ingram Barge Company in this test move,” said Ken Canter, Executive Director, Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority. “Our companies have a long history of working together.”
Greenfield Products of Union City, Tennessee, has partnered with the Port and Ingram Barge by providing a 20-foot-long container handling “spreader” which locks into the container on land, and then automatically unlocks the container when it is placed on a barge. The spreader not only provides an efficient means to handle the containers, it also eliminates the need for people in danger areas where containers and lifted and lowered.
The Cave-In-Rock ferry re-opened Saturday, and all roads are reportedly open.
KY 1129/Adams Rd CLOSED between KY 94 and KY 239
KY1354 is CLOSED at the Dorena-Hickman ferry landing
The Dorena-Hickman Ferry remains closed by high water on the Mississippi River
KY 133 CLOSED at KY 137 intersection at Berry's Ferry
KY 137/River Road CLOSED @ KY 133 intersection at Berry's Ferry
KY 137/River Road is CLOSED from the KY 763 intersection to the 15mm
KY 137 Water Over Road at 3.7mm- Signs Posted
KY 1436 is CLOSED at the KY 137 Intersection
KY 819/Sunnyside Loop closed between the 2.2-2.6 mile point.
KY 1255/Bonds Rd at near KY 450/Oaks Rd intersection
State officials remind drivers not to risk driving through flood-covered roads.
Celebrating Paducah’s 51st Dogwood Trail
Sponsored by Paducah Civic Beautification Board
Coordinated & Judged by Paducah School of Art & Design
Paducah School of Art & Design (PSAD) has received the artwork listed on the following page(s) from the artist on a loaned basis for the purpose of judging for the Dogwood Art & Photography Contest. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in both categories will be on exhibit in Mayor Kaler’s office at Paducah’s City Hall April 8 th – June 29 th.
· Artwork (2-D, all mediums accepted) and Photographs (any size) must be framed and ready to hang with a wire or other hanging device already in place. Sawtooth hangers are strictly prohibited.
· No entry fee.
· All entries will be photographed and displayed on the Dogwood Trail Facebook page. Photographers may provide digital files (file size no larger than 3 mega pixels).
· The artist agrees to allow Dogwood Art & Photography Contest to photograph the loaned artwork for the purposes of documentation, research, publication, education, and/or publicity unless specifically prohibited from doing so by the artist in writing.
· Artists may submit as many as two entries per category: Art and Photography.
· Fill in an entry form for each submission. Attach to the back of each entry.
· Requests for purchase shall be directed to the artist.
· The City of Paducah requires a waiver (on last page) be signed to hold them harmless for art exhibited in the Mayor’s office at City Hall. This will be requested when winners are announced.
· Please sign and return this loan agreement with entry(s) between 10 am and 5 pm Monday thru Thursday, March 30 th thru April 2 nd. It will be signed by a PSAD representative, and a copy will be returned to you at that time.
· Judging will be coordinated by Paducah School of Art & Design on Monday, April 6.
· 1st place winners in both the Art and Photography categories will receive $100, 2nd place-$50 and 3rd place-$25.
· The winners’ work may not be withdrawn before the closing date of the exhibit for any reason without written consent of the artist and Dogwood Art & Photography Contest.
· Depending on the number of entries, additional locations may host the Dogwood Art during the month of April. This will be determined following judging on April 6th. Info concerning winners and possible display options will be available for all to see on the Dogwood Trail Facebook page (after April 6 th).
I agree to the above guidelines governing the 2015 Paducah Dogwood Art and Photography Contest.
________________________________ (artist's signature)
Return Signed Agreement to: Deliver Artwork to:
Paducah School of Art & Design Paducah Dogwood Art & Photography Contest
Attn: Paul Aho Paducah School of Art & Design
409 Broadway 409 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001 Paducah, KY 42001
* Entries accepted Monday – Thursday, March 30 th – April 2 nd, 2015 10 am – 5 pm.
* Judging will be on April 6 th.
* 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be notified on April 6 and work will be exhibited in the Mayor’s office at City Hall - starting April 8. At this time the City will require a waiver be signed by each artist to hold the City harmless while his/her art is on exhibit.
* Awards will be presented at a City Commission meeting in April (to be determined when dogwoods bloom).
Retail Price: _____________________ Insurance Value if NFS: ________________
City of Paducah
Mayor’s Art Club
Release and Waiver of Liability
Printed Name: _________________________________
I hereby forever release, indemnify, and hold harmless the City of Paducah, its directors, officers, employees and assigns from and against all liability, claims, damages, demands, losses, actions, causes of action, suits, and proceedings whatsoever, known or unknown, whether at law or in equity, now or in the future, arising in strict liability, breach of warranty, breach of contract, negligence, or gross negligence, or under any other theory of recovery, for or by reason of any matter, cause or thing, including but not limited to any and all claims for any loss, loss of property, or property damage or personal injury of any kind, nature, or description, including disability or death, that may arise out of or relate to my involvement in the Mayor’s Art Club.
I agree to conform to the rules and procedures to the best of my ability. I understand that my participation is voluntary and is to be completed without remuneration or monetary benefit of any kind, including any expenses I may have. I also understand that volunteers are responsible for their own insurance (medical, automobile, liability, or any other) and are not covered through City insurance. In no event, shall any act taken or omission made by the Released Parties in any way limit the scope of this release without written agreement of the parties.
I also give my permission to use any photographs taken of me or my work for marketing or other purposes.
I have read and fully understand this release and waiver, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it, acknowledge that this release is being relied on by the parties listed above in accepting me as a volunteer/exhibitor/participant and is material to their decision to do so, and sign it freely and voluntarily without any coercion.
Signature of Volunteer/Exhibitor/Participant: ____________________________________________________
Signature of Parent if under 18 years of age: _____________________________________________________
Witness Signature: __________________________________ Date: ______________
Phone Number: _________________________________
Contact (e-mail): ________________________________
Describe each piece of art being released for display in the Mayor’s Art Club as described above. Please include number of pieces, medium, art dimensions, etc.
Those who attend can meet and hear from candidates for statewide offices who are participating in the May primary election.
Scheduled speakers include gubernatorial candidates James Comer, Hal Heiner, Matt Bevin, and Will T Scott; lieutenant governor candidates Christian McDaniel, K.C. Crosbie, Rodney Coffey, and Jenean Hampton; and attorney general candidates Whitney Westerfield and Mike Hogan.
Also scheduled is secretary of state hopeful Stephen L. Knipper; state treasurer candidates Allison Ball and Kenny Imes; agriculture commissioner candidates Ryan Quarles and Richard Heath; and state auditor candidate Mike Harmon.
The event will begin at 6:30pm in the Carson Center's Myre River Room. Tickets are $30. For more information call 270–534–8344 or email Rgrana1@me.com .
Rising floodwaters forced the ferry to halt operation at 6:00 pm March 12th. Ferry Operator Lonnie Lewis says the ferry crew has taken advantage of the break to perform maintenance and even do so painting on the boat and barge.
With the Ohio River expected to drop below 40 ft. overnight on the Shawneetown gauge, Lewis said the ferry plans to resume operations on the normal schedule Saturday morning.