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Calvert City Drive-In Opens 2013 Season, Surviving the World of Digital Movies

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The drive-in theater is pure Americana. We became an automobile nation in the 40s and 50s, and enterprising business owners catered to the hordes of motorists taking to the roads. From eating to banking and even a drive-in ferris wheel, it only seemed natural to take our movie entertainment outdoors and do it all from the car.


Juniors Join the Jam!

2013 March/April Edition

By the beginning of 2012, WKRR head coach Barbie Clark (aka Barba Fett) was ready to start a Junior League. Her own children, along with other skaters' kids, were showing interest in the sport.

A Bit of Derby Background

2013 March/April Edition

Debuting in Chicago in 1935, the Roller Derby started as a simple race between two-person skating teams. By the late 1930s, organizers allowed physical contact between skaters, and the core of the sport was formed. Around 2001, roller derby reemerged as a true sport in Austin, TX. Today there are over 1200 leagues world wide.

Off to the Derby

2013 March/April Edition

For these western Kentucky women GOING TO THE DERBY takes on a whole new meaning!

Come and Get It!

2013 March/April Edition

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” -George Bernard Shaw There is no place this is more true than in the galley of a riverboat.

Close Cobb Encounters: Shirley Temple's First Oscar

2013 March/April Edition

This photo, taken February 27, 1935, shows Paducah native Irvin S. Cobb handing an honorary Oscar to a six-year-old Shirley Temple, the youngest Oscar recipient ever. Cobb, a famous writer, humorist and columnist in the1920s, 30s and 40s, served as Host for the 6th Academy Awards at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. 

Matty Matlock - Music Legend, Paducah Native

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Paducah has always been a musical city, even spawning some well-known and highly influential musicians. One such artist was clarinetist Matty Matlock. Read about him from the liner notes in his famous 1958 album Dixieland Story.

Sing a Song of Paducah: The B Sides

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We recently posted an exclusive, online story about Paducah songs, and it proved to be a smash hit! We heard from many of you about your own fond memories of some of these Paducah melodies. Here's some input from a couple of our readers!

Grown Up Grilled Cheese

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Grilled cheese is a classic, American comfort food. It has the power to conjure memories of mom, a warm and inviting kitchen, and snowy days. And even though the toasty, melty, feel-good sandwich is oft connected to childhood, Laura Duff at Paducah's A Pampered Palette doesn't see that as a reason to stop enjoying it. In fact, she's discovered a medley of ways to make grilled cheese a little more grown up!


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