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“In 2011, my good friend Louie Kirchhoff mentioned that he had always wanted to host an Oktoberfest in Paducah,” said Landee Bryant-Greene, Executive Director of Maiden Alley Cinema. “Then he said my favorite words, ‘I want it to be a fundraiser for Maiden Alley Cinema.’”
Being a river city is just one of the many reasons Paducah has so many creative ways to celebrate. Of late, rowing so-called “dragon” boats up and down the river each fall has been added to the mix. As a River Discovery Center fundraiser, this new-to-Paducah event is making a colorful entry into Paducah’s annual riverfront gatherings.
Moses Hubbard plopped down at the base of the towering oak, simultaneously thudding against the parched, unyielding ground and the rough bark at the base of the tree. Sweat rolled from his brow and face as with one motion he swept his hat off his head with his hand and drug his shirt sleeve across his forehead with his arm. His back ached. His legs needed steadying.
The story goes that when Luther Carson was rescued by boat during the 1937 flood he remarked to his boat mates that when he reached dry ground that’s where he planned to build his Coca Cola bottling building. That high point turned out to be at the corner of Broadway and Lone Oak Road.