J.T. Crawford

The Spirit of 'Shine in Paducah

2014 September/October Edition

Moses Hubbard plopped down at the base of the towering oak, simultaneously thudding against the parched, unyielding ground and the rough bark at the base of the tree. Sweat rolled from his brow and face as with one motion he swept his hat off his head with his hand and drug his shirt sleeve across his forehead with his arm. His back ached. His legs needed steadying. 

Rhythms of the River

2014 September/October Edition

Photos courtesy of the McCracken County Public Library

 

Take the Plunge!

2014 September/October Edition

Downtown's Bus Stop Brewery

2014 September/October Edition

BEER! It’s more than a beverage. It’s a rallying cry interwoven throughout human history and tradition. And, after a long dry spell, it’s returning to production right here in Paducah.

 

One Tough Tomato

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All I wanted was a job. I had spent a couple of summers picking up aluminum cans along roadsides, and while I did enjoy the fruits of my labor, at 15 years old, I was ready for the big time; the kind of big time that only three-dollars and thirty-five cents an hour would bring. A boy my age with that kind of summer money was surely just one step away from a mustache, muscle car, and all the girls he could ask for.

What is the significance of Paducah's Emancipation Celebration Date?

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Reverend W.G. Harvey: One Man's Journey on the Road to Civil Rights

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The Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln’s executive order freeing slaves in the United States, went into effect January 1, 1863. Yet over a century later, full freedom for black Americans was not yet realized.

 

Having a Blast!

2014 May/June Edition

The warmth of the summer air relaxes as darkness eases into the countryside just south of Lone Oak on an early July evening. The quiet nightfall is deceiving.

 

Grab Your Partner, It's a Paducah Square Dance!

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When's the last time you heard about a community-wide square dance in Paducah? Been a while? Maybe never? J.D. Wilkes wants to change that.

 

Author Dustin Lynn Finds Life Abundant in the Midst of Adversity

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The greatest beauty in life often rises from the darkest ashes of despair. Just ask Dustin Lynn.

 

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