J.T. Crawford

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.

 

You Never Know What LIFE Will Bring You

2013 Jan/Feb Edition

“You never know what a day will bring. You never know what your life will bring, for that matter.”

The Winter of 1918

2013 Jan/Feb Edition

In the dark, morning hours of January 29, 1918, the sound of thousands of pounds of metal and ice shooting down the Ohio River shattered the quiet of the night in Paducah. The roar was deafening. It sounded as if the Great War itself had come to the quiet shore of this river town. It was heard as far away as Mayfield.

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