J.T. Crawford

Jazzy, Man & Band's Best Friend

2016 September/October

Putting More Western Into Western Kentucky

2016 September/October

"I loved horses all my life," says Becky Henson, "and never seemed to have the opportunity to have one. When my kids were small, everybody in the neighborhood starting getting ponies for their children. So, we began with ponies and then got a horse. But when we started looking around for things for the horse, we had to drive at least an hour to find what we needed."

 

Moonshine Speaks Volumes At The Silent Brigade

2016 September/October

Success blossoms brightest when it is organic—when it is borne naturally out of one's own interests and talents. That's what John Brown and Keith Bundy discovered as they unknowingly cultivated a backyard hobby into a growing business in downtown Paducah

 

Time On The String: The Musical Journey Of Josh Coffey

2016 July/August

They Saw Him Standing There

2016 July/August

On February 7, 1964, four young men launched the offensive. John, Paul, George, and Ringo arrived in New York to a throng of eager fans and reporters. Beatlemania was here. The British Invasion had begun.

 

It was the first visit to the U.S. by the band, and their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and subsequent two-week tour forever changed the face of popular music.

More Than Skimming The Surface

2016 July/August

Western Kentucky is awash in opportunities for aqua fun. A myriad of rivers and lakes draw outdoor enthusiasts from near and far to make a splash in the summer sun. The question is, how do you enjoy the water—skim, float, or dive right in?

 

Found Photos: Memories Eight Decades In The Making

2016 May/June

They sat, tucked away in a box of dusty memories, patiently awaiting their moment. The photo negatives enjoyed life last in the camera of Richard Bobo. Filed carefully in an envelope, they remained hidden for nearly 80 years, unclaimed recollections of a bygone era.

 

Thinking Tiny, Living Large

2016 May/June

"Creature comfort goals, they only numb my soul and make it hard for me to see. My thoughts all seem to stray to places far away. I need a change of scenery." The Monkees song, Pleasant Valley Sunday, penned by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, questioned the values of suburban, American life, rethinking the mid-1960s notion of what it meant to be successful.

Turning Trades

2016 May/June

Darla Baker has a hard time seeing herself as an artist.

 

"I was in the corporate world and worked so hard for so long," she says. "I was a petroleum landman. We're talking about a completely different thing from what I'd call an artist. I was out there negotiating leases and contracts to get oil wells drilled. I am so Type A."

 

Bringing It On Home

2016 May/June

The Revival Of A Paducah Baseball Tradition

 

Coast to coast, the American landscape is dotted with baseball diamonds. From the historic parks of the Major Leagues to community fields tucked away in the smallest of towns, the ball field is the quintessential, backyard playground of our nation.

 

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