J.T. Crawford

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.”

 

Serving Others, Finding Himself

2018 January/February

The Power of Sour

2017 November/December

Tart. Tangy. Sharp. Sour. It is sometimes formidable, sometimes subtle. It is a sensation that is unmistakable—and often desirable.

 

Sour drinks are nothing new, but in recent years, the tingle on the tongue has become trendy in cocktails and craft beer. So get ready to pucker up and enjoy the power of sour!

 

SHRUBS

 

What Are You Watching?

2017 November/December

As the daylight hours grow shorter and the outdoor landscape bleaker, we find the winter months to be the perfect time to curl up on the couch and catch up on some of the amazing stories being told on television. We asked you, what are you watching? Here’s what you are saying.

 

Judy Mae Kamp Rodgers - Greenleaf (Oprah Winfrey Network)

Making It On Music Row

2017 November/December

“It gets old dying ten times a day,” says Juan Contreras as he recalls his days working at Kaintuck Territory in the late 60s and early 70s in Marshall County. Juan, a Murray State student, was employed to portray a Native American at the American Old West theme park where he normally wound up on the wrong end of a gun on an hourly loop. “I had too much gravel in my face!”

 

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