J.T. Crawford

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!

Sing a Song of Paducah

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For those of us who love Paducah, it wouldn't seem strange to find a song about our fair city gracing our lips. Over the years, several songwriters have felt the same, and tunes about Paducah entered into pop culture. Here's a round up of some of the best Paducah songs!

 

It Rained in Every Town Except Paducah

Tom T. Hall

Paducah Past & Future

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Like most of you, I love Paducah. And while it is easy to start making a list of all the amenities I like, it is often hard to identify that visceral, deep, emotional reason why my heart loves to call this place home.

 

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