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Paducah, 1952 Revisited

2015 May/June

A few years ago, we experienced a truly magical moment. It happened on Broadway in front of the Irvin Cobb Hotel. For a time, it was 1952 again as three friends gathered for an impromptu reunion.

 

Many Are Happy That Happy's Is Back!

2015 May/June

On a pristine, early spring day in Paducah, there emerges a sound that has been noticeably absent in recent years on North 12th Street. Lively conversation and laughter swirl about a group of friends, some old, some new. Their merriment lingers for just a moment before racing through the propped-open door and across the sidewalk to the street in front of Happy's Chili Parlor.

 

Live, From WKMS, It Sounds Good!

2015 March/April

Silence quickly settles in to Studio B at WKMS. "One minute, one minute," says Tracy Ross, host of the radio program, Sounds Good. A reporter with Kentucky Public Radio wraps up the noontime report, his voice muffled through the wall of the studio next door. 

 

Paducah's Iron Mom

2015 March/April

The sun, barley aroused from its slumber, casually ascends to illuminate the streets of downtown Paducah. The cool breeze warms as the hue of the sky shifts from the cool of night to the warmth of day.

 

Picture This: The Best Of 2014

2015 January/February

As we eagerly enter into a new year, we pause to reflect on a beautiful one that has just past. We are immensely grateful to share the stories of the people, events, and places that make our river city so special. Along the way, we've documented those stories in a treasure trove of images that forever freeze in time this city's magic.

 

Day Trippin': Offbeat Southern Illinois

2015 January/February

Southern Illinois is known for its lush, rolling hills, laden with grapevines that give birth to a booming wine industry. Then there's Shawnee National Forest, attracting thousands of visitors to its dense flora, rocky crevasses, and panoramic cliffy heights.

 

Driver's Grocery

2015 January/February

Before the era of the big-box store and ease of travel, ma and pa markets dotted the American landscape, serving even the smallest of communities.

 

A Passion For Pizza

2015 January/February

Passion is a member of the household of destiny. It is an inescapable love that drives, defines, and molds a life into work of art. For Terry Anderson, it comes topped with cheese and pepperoni.

 

Terry's passion is pizza. And his life's work, his destiny, has fed Paducahans some of tastiest pies around for 25 years.

 

Preserving The Past For The Future

2015 January/February

"We don't just think about yesterday, today, or tomorrow. We think in terms of eternity," says Jim Sanders of the Mt. Carmel Cemetery board of directors as he stands on the cemetery's windswept hill, surveying the markers.

 

"And what we do today needs to advantage whoever is looking after this place fifty, a hundred, two hundred years from now."

 

Home Is Where You Make It

2014 November/December Edition

Home is where you make it, and Chef Jason Ison makes it delicious for the many residents at Superior Care Home

 

For most people, the thought of cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal for their family, no matter what size, stresses them out.

 

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