City of Paducah

PADUCAH PD UNIFORMS TO BOAST NEW PATCH The Paducah Police Department will be sporting new patches on their uniforms in the next few days. Patches that have a hometown feel to them. Paducah Police Chief Roper Gunter is excited about the new patches and for good reason. It’s kind of a community effort. ‘I wanted to get the kids from school to help me make a patch for the Police Department,’ says Gunter. ‘The last community I came from the department created a patch that incorporated the schools logos into it. We wanted the kids to be able to see it and feel confident, secure and safe coming up to us. We do not want kids or students being scared to come to the police. That’s when I got the idea of putting the Paducah School logo into our patch.’ But Roper decided to take the patch one step beyond by getting some of the local kid’s at PISD to help him with the design work. ‘I reached out to the school and found Aidan Piper and Natalee Vogel and told them my plan and asked them to come up with some designs for me. They came out with a fantastic design and we got it done.’ The orignal designs by the girls were black and white but the graphics place sent back samples with color in them. ‘On those first patches the color took away from the drawing,’ Gunter said. ‘I asked them to send me a couple of other options. He sent one saying since I was from Texas I’d probably like it. He sent one with the texas flag in the back and I thought it looked phenomenal. And I asked them to incorporate the thin blue line in the state of Texas for officers killed in the line of duty.’ ImprintOnes in Wichita Falls actually created the patch from the girls design. Gunter said all his department’s TAC equipment will have the patches on soon, dress uniforms in about a week.

Code Red is no longer available through the City of Paducah. The City is looking into a replacement. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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Notice About 2021 Tax Rates

Property Tax Rates in City of Paducah

This notice concerns the 2021 property tax rates for City of Paducah. This notice provides information about two tax rates used in adopting the current tax year's tax rate. The no-new-revenue tax rate would Impose the same amount of taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. In most cases, the voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate a taxing unit can adopt without holding an election. In each case, these rates are calculated by dividing the total amount of taxes by the current taxable value with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value.

This year's no-new-revenue tax rate: $0.8691/$100

This year's voter-approval tax rate: $0.9078/$100

To see the full calculations, please visit for a copy of the Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet.

Unencumbered Fund Balance

The following estimated balances will be left in the unit's accounts at the end of the fiscal year.

These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation.

Type of Fund Balance

General Fund 75,000

Current Year Debt Service

The following amounts are for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts

will be paid from upcoming property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable).

Description of Debt : Sewer Treatment Plant

Principal or Contract Payment to be Paid from Property Taxes: $25,000.00

Interest to be Paid from Property Taxes: $32,161

Other Amounts to be paid: $0.00

Total Payment: $57,161

Total required for 2021 debt service $57,161

- Amount (if any) paid from funds listed in

unencumbered funds $0.00

- Amount (if any) paid from other resources $0.00

- Excess collections last year $0.00

= Total to be paid from taxes in 2021 $57,161

+ Amount added in anticipation that the unit will

collect only 101.08% of its taxes in 2021 $-611

= Total debt levy $56,550

This notice contains a summary of actual no-new-revenue and voter-approval calculations as

certified by Nakia Hargrave, Chief Appraiser on July 29, 2021.