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Eddie Jones: Candidate Resume

By | September 20th, 2016|Resources|

Father to daughter, Allison, and lifelong resident of western Kentucky. Eddie serves on his church finance committee and enjoys an active lifestyle including running, cycling and tennis.

Bumps in the Road(s): The Jefferson/Broadway Conversion Question

By | September 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Am I prepared to offer my unequivocal support to the conversion? Not at this time. But I do support being thoughtful and thorough and taking a deeper look, up to and including considering options that may seem counter-intuitive.

More on Jeff Speck and a Walkable Paducah

By | September 2nd, 2016|Bikeable/Walkable|

Our current society has traded our social lives, our physical health, and our children’s physical well-being for a car ride.

A Mini-Post about Mini-Grants for Walkable Communities in Kentucky

By | September 1st, 2016|Bikeable/Walkable|

I was pleased to learn this morning of a funding opportunity, albeit small, through the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Ten Kentucky cities will receive $2,000. According to the press release:

We move more when we have inviting places to be active. But there are still neighborhoods where personal safety is an issue, communities without […]

Bikeable Walkable Progress

By | August 31st, 2016|Bikeable/Walkable|

Many forward thinking city leaders deserve credit for the trail progress thus far (and make no mistake, Greenway is an outstanding facility), including Mayor Kaler and City Commissioners Rhodes, Abraham, Wilson, and Gault, leadership past and present from the city planning office including Director Steve Ervin with excellent support from City Grants Administrator, Sheryl Chino, as well as Parks Director Mark Thompson and many others.

Paducah Power – Rate Protection Ordinance Part II: The Legalese

By | August 25th, 2016|Paducah Power|

This post follows on the first installment which should be read prior.

Here I include back-up information and the KRS Statutes on which my strategy regarding Paducah Power is based.

Some Legislative History (Exciting and Riveting Stuff)

If organization structure is or was part of the problem, (and to be very clear – I do believe it certainly was) […]

Paducah Power – Rate Protection Ordinance

By | August 24th, 2016|Paducah Power|

Should a local power company board, no matter how well intentioned, have the unchecked ability to gamble with the future financial stability of a community?

Bikeable Walkable Paducah – FAST Act Cash Goes Fast

By | August 23rd, 2016|Bikeable/Walkable|

Beginning in 2016, the federal government implemented a new program which is entitled “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation” or the FAST Act for short. The FAST Act has set aside $835 million dollars per year over the next five years for the purpose of funding “a variety of smaller scale transportation projects such as pedestrian […]

Bike Camp

By | July 18th, 2016|Bikeable/Walkable|

Last week, I was pleased to meet with participants from the Bike World’s Bike Camp at the law office of Boehl Stopher and Graves. We discussed a future “bikeable walkable” Paducah along with some career planning thoughts.  Over the week, these future leaders rode over 75 miles visiting various places in Paducah, Kentucky.  Bike Camp was […]

Is it TIME for Paducah to join the Midsized City Renaissance?

By | July 15th, 2016|Bikeable/Walkable|

I’ve been in 20 midsize cities over the last year and there’s been a downtown revival in almost every one. -Brookings scholar Bruce Katz as quoted in TIME.