J.T. Crawford

The Fruits Of Their Labor: Lessons In Life, Love, & Peaches

2015 July/August

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Cozy rays of summer sun nudge their way through the leaves of the trees of the neatly-rowed, peach tree orchard. The grass is still wet as even the dew has not been aroused from its slumber. Not a single sound is heard. All appears asleep this early in the morning.

Counting Their Chickens

2015 July/August

"A chicken ain't nothin' but a bird," Cab Calloway sang. It's a catchy tune, but you probably won't find Rachel English, Dia Canter, or Melinda Winchester humming along. Unexpectedly, these three ladies found beauty in barnyard fowl, and now they share a passion for all things poultry.

 

RACHEL ENGLISH

 

Paducah, 1952 Revisited

2015 May/June

A few years ago, we experienced a truly magical moment. It happened on Broadway in front of the Irvin Cobb Hotel. For a time, it was 1952 again as three friends gathered for an impromptu reunion.

 

Sing A Song of Paducah Contest

2015 May/June

Love of home swells the heart. The people and places of our upbringing or our chosen land causes a soul stirring that is indescribable, yet we can all relate to how it feels.

 

Many Are Happy That Happy's Is Back!

2015 May/June

On a pristine, early spring day in Paducah, there emerges a sound that has been noticeably absent in recent years on North 12th Street. Lively conversation and laughter swirl about a group of friends, some old, some new. Their merriment lingers for just a moment before racing through the propped-open door and across the sidewalk to the street in front of Happy's Chili Parlor.

 

Caretaker, Coach, Consultant ... Dad

2015 May/June

Terri and Chris Myskowski's hearts flowed over with newfound love when they were blessed with the birth of their first child, a daughter. The contented little trio did not know what the future held, nor did it seem to matter.

 

Live, From WKMS, It Sounds Good!

2015 March/April

Silence quickly settles in to Studio B at WKMS. "One minute, one minute," says Tracy Ross, host of the radio program, Sounds Good. A reporter with Kentucky Public Radio wraps up the noontime report, his voice muffled through the wall of the studio next door. 

 

Year Of October

2015 March/April

Nashville band Year of October is making a splash around Music City U.S.A and beyond. Phelicia Sullivan, a Graves County native, recently spoke with Paducah Life about their formation, their influences, and their decision to pursue music as a career.

 

The core of the band started with you and your husband Josh. How did you guys start making music?

A Revolution At 33 1/3

2015 March/April

"Somewhere, in a burst of glory, sound becomes a song." -Paul Simon

 

Paducah's Iron Mom

2015 March/April

The sun, barley aroused from its slumber, casually ascends to illuminate the streets of downtown Paducah. The cool breeze warms as the hue of the sky shifts from the cool of night to the warmth of day.

 

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