As a public utility, Paducah Power System is dedicated to being a positive influence on this community and serves Paducah/McCracken County in many ways.
That includes raising funds for helping agencies, providing scholarships, making in-lieu-of-tax payments to local schools and providing science and safety lessons in the schools. We hold regular blood drives and E-scrap collections, we are one of the top supporters of United Way locally and many of our employees serve on boards and volunteer for a variety of organizations. We are committed to our community.
Christmas in the Park
Each year, Paducah Power System sponsors a magnificent display of Christmas lights in Paducah’s Noble Park. A half million twinkling bulbs illuminate the park between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day each holiday season. Thousands of people visit the event, making it a holiday favorite for people of all ages.
Community volunteers man the Santa House at the park, collecting donations of money and nonperishable food for area helping agencies. All donations from Christmas in the Park activities go to Paducah Cooperative Ministry, Family Service Society, the Salvation Army and St. Vincent DePaul Society.
In recent years, a significant portion of the proceeds have come from the annual School Challenge which involves local school districts. During the School Challenge, schools in Paducah/McCracken County compete against each other by collecting canned goods. The school that collects the most pounds of food per student wins $1,000.
This year’s event kicks off Wednesday, November 23, at 5:30pm with a free Walk Under the Lights. Christmas in the Park runs nightly November 23 through December 31 from 6 to 9pm Sunday through Thursday nights and 6 to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
We also participate in reality stores, career fairs and the Associated General Contractors’ Construction Jobs Fair for high school students. We have contact with hundreds of students each year. Please contact Paducah Power System at 270-575-4025 if we can help in your classroom.
We are now accepting applications for the 2022 program. Download the forms below and return the completed forms to PPS by 4pm February 28 to apply for this year’s scholarship program.
Power for Patients Blood Drive
Monday through Friday
7:00am - 4:30pm
Connect/Disconnect Power 270.575.4000
Main Switchboard 270.575.4000 | Engineering Department 270.575.4015 | Service Department (Outages) 270.575.4010
Paducah Power System Address: 1500 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001