West Paducah, Kentucky

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West Paducah
Unincorporated community
West Paducah is located in Kentucky
West Paducah
West Paducah
West Paducah is located in the US
West Paducah
West Paducah
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°04′59″N 88°44′39″W / 37.08306°N 88.74417°W / 37.08306; -88.74417Coordinates: 37°04′59″N 88°44′39″W / 37.08306°N 88.74417°W / 37.08306; -88.74417
Country United States
State Kentucky
County McCracken County
Elevation 361 ft (110 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip 42086
Area code(s) 270 & 364
GNIS feature ID 506464[1]

West Paducah is an unincorporated community in McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Its elevation is 361 feet (110 m).[1]


The Heath High School shooting occurred at Heath High School in West Paducah on Monday, December 1, 1997. Fourteen-year-old Michael Carneal opened fire on a group of praying students, killing three and injuring five more.[2]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the West Paducah Post Office along U.S. Route 60.[3]

West Paducah is also the location of National Weather Service forecast office that services Paducah and its surrounding area.[4]


McCracken County Public Schools operates public schools. Schools include Heath Elementary School, Heath Middle School,[5] and Heath High School.[6]

Notable natives[edit]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, West Paducah has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]


  1. ^ a b "West Paducah, Kentucky". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "When Grief Wanted a Hero, Truth Didn't Get in the Way", New York Times, 25 July 2000
  3. ^ "Post Office Location - WEST PADUCAH." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on October 17, 2010.
  4. ^ "National Weather Service Paducah, KY"
  5. ^ "Welcome." Heath Middle School. Retrieved on October 17, 2010. "4336 Metropolis Lake Road West Paducah KY, 42086"
  6. ^ "HSS Home." (Direct image link) Heath High School. Retrieved on October 17, 2010. "4330 Metropolis Lake Road West Paducah, KY 42086"
  7. ^ Climate Summary for West Paducah, Kentucky