By Heartland News
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Summer will be a little less festive in western Kentucky this year.
The group that has run the Paducah Summer Festival over the years is calling it quits.
The Paducah Summer Festival Committee announced it is canceling the 2011 Paducah Summer Festival due to a shortage of donations and volunteers.
The committee says it cannot pull together a safe, entertaining and viable festival this year, so it's donating the money it has raised to a Paducah charity.
Organizers say it's leaving the committee bank account open, just in case a future group wants to take up the banner and run a new Paducah Summer Festival.