Rhythms of the River

2014 September/October Edition

Photos courtesy of the McCracken County Public Library


A living, boiling, bubbling, baking history of a time long ago in Land Between The Lakes

2014 September/October Edition

What magic exists in those heirloom recipes from our great-grandmothers that just reading them connects us into family and culture and time as poetry might? In making the recipe we can physically smell and taste what once kept a family going.


Can the Coke Plant be Saved?

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This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Paducah Life Magazine.


Paducah is a city of landmarks. From Whitehaven to the Market House, buildings teeming with history dot our landscape. One of the most noticeable and iconic of them is the Coca-Cola plant in Paducah’s mid-town community.


The Coke Plant

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This article appeared in the Jan/Feb 2010 edition of Paducah Life Magazine.


What is the significance of Paducah's Emancipation Celebration Date?

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Reverend W.G. Harvey: One Man's Journey on the Road to Civil Rights

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The Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln’s executive order freeing slaves in the United States, went into effect January 1, 1863. Yet over a century later, full freedom for black Americans was not yet realized.


West Kentucky Wanderings - Princeton: A Bloom in the Black Patch

2014 May/June Edition

Carson Park: A Gift for the Ages

2014 May/June Edition

Luther F. Carson, founder of the Paducah Coca-Cola bottling plant, knew something had to be done. The McCracken County fair lost its home in 1923 after a property sale, and ever since then, became itinerant.


Gettin' Ready for the County Fair

2014 May/June Edition

Every year when summer comes around, they stretch a banner 'cross the main street in town. You can feel something's happenin' in the air ... getting ready for the county fair. -Bruce Springsteen


The Devil & Mr. Cobb

2014 March/April Edition

March 11 marks the 70th anniversary of the death of Paducah's own Irvin S. Cobb, and by the time of his passing he had amassed a stunningly prolific and varied resume: author of over 60 books and 300 short stories, newspaper columnist, World War I correspondent, screenwriter, actor in 10 films, and host of the 6th Annual Academy Awards


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