J.T. Crawford

KY Proud & Paducah Beer

2018 May/June

Paducah's Youngest Mayor

2018 March/April

Occasionally, Mayor Brandi Harless is introduced as Paducah’s youngest mayor. When that occurs, she’s quick to correct. “Second youngest,” she says. In 1947, 30-year-old Gene Peak defeated Rex Cornelison to win the title thus beating Brandi by a few years.

 

Class of 68

2018 May/June

1968 was a year of major transition for the U.S. The nation, mired in the midst of the Vietnam war, was in a state of unrest. We lost both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy within the first six months. Major protests marked that year’s Democratic National Convention, and the American Civil Rights movement blossomed into a force that could not be ignored.

 

The Story of the Story Behind the Story

2018 March/April

In 2013, we told you the story of another story in another magazine. That magazine was Yank, the Army weekly distributed to service men and women around the world during World War II. Yank spread the news of U.S. forces’ efforts from all points around the globe. It featured cartoons, humor, and profiles of cities and people back home. It kept soldiers connected to the broader world and also reminded them of what awaited them at the end of the war.

 

Leonard the Band

2018 March/April

A Look Back at the 1918 Flu Epidemic

2018 March/April

On September 26, 1918, Allied forces in Europe launched a bombardment of the Hindenburg Line, the last of the organized German defensives forming the Western Front in Europe. The line was, in places, 6,000 yards deep, littered with sprawling strands of barbed wire and hidden firing positions that housed German snipers.

 

HeArt & Soul

2018 March/April

Elizabeth Russell dips a paintbrush into a small dab of white. She gently moves it over to a sheet of paper that she textured with contrasting pink and gray watercolors. After the tip of the brush lightly touches the surface, she drags the bristles in a curve, the white paint leaving the brush behind in a streak on the page, instantly creating the forward part of a dragon’s wing.

LIFE In The Fast Lane

2018 March/April

“You have two minutes! Two minutes!” shouts Paducah Swim Team Coach Kevin Blum. “It is two minutes until four o’clock. Don’t waste time!”

 

A Magical Match Made Downtown

2018 January/February

“Who can explain it, who can tell you why? Fools give you reasons, wise men never try.” -Rodgers and Hammerstein, South Pacific

 

A New View

2018 January/February

In a recent social media post, Kelsie Gray declared, “I have finally achieved the enviable state of being where ‘getting ready to go out’ entails digging the who-knows-what out from under my fingernails and swapping out my gross bandaids for clean ones. Oh, and lip gloss. Because I'm a lady, dammit.”

 

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