The Paris City Council voted to rename Martin Luthor King, Jr. Park on Johnson Street. By a 4-3 vote, the council changed the park’s name to Joan Mathis Park. Mathis is a retired Paris Junior College instructor and long-time community advocate.
The Paris City Council at this week’s meeting confirmed Timothy DeGhelder as the Director of the Public Library. Members also approved the Paris Economic Development Corporation budget and made appointments to city boards and commissions. Yulanda Robins Reeves was recognized for her outstanding work organizing the Juneteenth Parade.