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Calvert City Drive-In Opens 2013 Season, Surviving the World of Digital Movies

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The drive-in theater is pure Americana. We became an automobile nation in the 40s and 50s, and enterprising business owners catered to the hordes of motorists taking to the roads. From eating to banking and even a drive-in ferris wheel, it only seemed natural to take our movie entertainment outdoors and do it all from the car.

 

The Silver Bullet

2013 March/April Edition

Two friends walk into a bar. The first friend has lived in Paducah nearly all her life , but the second friend is new in town, and after a long day of work for them both they decided it was time for the second friend to experience the wonder that is the bar named The Bullet.

Dreamers and Schemers are Making Music in Midtown

2013 March/April Edition

While on a lunch break from Music Zone one day, Timothy Corts took a tour of the property at 2104 Broadway. It was promising with its welcoming exterior and clean lines, but as Timothy looked across the street from behind the FOR RENT sign in its storefront window, he forgot all about the potential of the space in which he stood. He turned to the person showing him 2104 Broadway and said, “I’m sorry, but I’ve got to talk to whoever owns that building.”

PTHS Class of ‘64 Reunion Enjoys 50 Years of Friendship

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The dreaded high school class reunion comes but once every few years. For classmates of Paducah Tilghman High School’s Class of 1964, reunions are neither dreaded nor are they only an obligation one has to fulfill. In fact, the class will celebrate its 50th year reunion in 2014 and they are already excitedly making plans for the week of the event.

Prison Pups

2013 Jan/Feb Edition

 

Two forgotten elements of society, criminals and unwanted shelter dogs, have found each other at Fredonia’s Western Kentucky Correctional Complex’s SAFE program – as one prisoner becomes the salvation of the other
 

Local Lawyers Devote Their Time and Skills To New Clinic

2013 Jan/Feb Edition

“For attorneys, in particular, pro bono work is important to ensure that people have access to the legal system.  The Domestic Relations Clinic fills a need I have seen in our community for a long time.”

Paducah Women Make an IMPACT

2013 Jan/Feb Edition

Jeanne Van Copenolle is no stranger to the devastating effects cancer takes on a person’s body and their family. She’s also no stranger to grief. Just after losing her brother to lung cancer, Jeanne’s husband, Joe, was diagnosed with stage one lung cancer. That was four years ago.

 

American Studies at Paducah Tilghman Now Transcends Two Generations

2013 Jan/Feb Edition

For a school that prides itself on a tradition of excellence, Paducah Tilghman’s annual American Studies trip to Washington, D.C., just reached a new depth of experience.

Ag Class

2013 Jan/Feb Edition

The unconventional agriculture program at Lone Oak High School is so much more than sows, cows, & plows!

West Kentucky Wanderings: Fredonia Kentucky

2012 Nov/Dec Edition

We are posting this edition of West Kentucky Wanderings with heavy hearts for the people of Fredonia. The Blair-Wilson School, a symbol of the sense of preservation held by the town of Fredonia, burned overnight. May the sense of community, the value of the past, and the hopes of a bright future continue to uplift all those who put so much work into the retoration of Blair-Wilson.

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