J.T. Crawford

Huge Happiness On A Small Scale

2015 November/December

Trains elicit a spirit of magic, enchanting within us our innate love of exploration and freedom. Bill Harris witnesses the love of trains every day. As owner of Classic Trains in Paducah, he deals in locomotive nostalgia of the minor scale.

 

Steel Rail Dreams

2015 November/December

Trains set the American spirit in motion. Forged in iron and steel, these massive workhorses propel the innate desire for freedom and exploration, gliding our aspirations along rails stretching to every point across our nation.

 

From Performance To Performer

2015 September/October

Some of us know Craig Carter as a consummate, education professional dedicated to improving the performance of academics in the state. As the KEA Director for Kentucky's first district, he spends his weekdays in the halls and offices of our school systems, assessing and fixing problems, moving the education of our children forward.

 

Smoke, Sauce, & Solidarity

2015 September/October

Rollin' On The River

2015 September/October

Discovering Paducah's Dragon Boat Festival

 

The idea was simple: tell the story of Paducah's annual Dragon Boat Festival from the point of view of its participants. The question was unexpected: Why don't you join the team?

 

Sing A Song Of Paducah - The Songwriters

2015 September/October

In our May/June issue, we asked you to put your feelings for Paducah in song and submit them for our Sing A Song Of Paducah contest. You did not disappoint! We posted six of them on Facebook and asked our followers to vote. After a month of listening and deliberation, you chose our winner: J.D. Wilkes with his song Paducah, Jewel on the Ohio.

 

It Came From Outer Space!

2015 July/August

It was another sweltering, summer day in Kelly, Kentucky just a few miles north of Hopkinsville. The mercury pushed to 95 on that late, August day in 1955, and the Sutton family settled back into their farmhouse in the evening to enjoy a visit from Billy Ray Taylor who'd come down from Pennsylvania.

 

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.

 

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