J.T. Crawford

Day Trippin': Offbeat Southern Illinois

2015 January/February

Southern Illinois is known for its lush, rolling hills, laden with grapevines that give birth to a booming wine industry. Then there's Shawnee National Forest, attracting thousands of visitors to its dense flora, rocky crevasses, and panoramic cliffy heights.


Cory Roof's Prolific Palate

2015 January/February

Paducahan Cory Roof isn't completely accustomed to his newfound notoriety and fame. But he's gleefully learning to adjust. The 27 year-old lived a mostly quiet life out of the public eye; that is until he embarked on a mission and became well-known for a single activity: eating.


Driver's Grocery

2015 January/February

Before the era of the big-box store and ease of travel, ma and pa markets dotted the American landscape, serving even the smallest of communities.


Arctic Bright View

2015 January/February

Valerie Rowe Megson drifts somberly among her herd of foals in west Marshall County. Memories flood her mind as she surveys the solemn faces of these young, rare horses.


We All Have Stories

2014 November/December Edition

Write what you know. The oft quoted and sometimes misunderstood mainstay of advice for new writers has been touted so often that it is nearly relegated to the realm of cliche.


When Paducah author Rick Algood began his writing career, no one gave him that prescription for becoming a novelist. He simply lived it.


Runnin' the Silver Trail

2014 November/December Edition

Four year old Spencer Balentine eagerly hopped into the passenger side of his daddy's coal black '49 Chevy. His feet, barely clearing the edge of deep bench seat, jutted out of the rolled up pants legs of his striped bib overalls. He rested them on the glass gallon jugs that occupied every inch of the floorboard.


Pumpkin Pie: The Champion of Holiday Desserts

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A Dickens of a Dessert

2014 November/December Edition

After hearing about the popularity of Christmas Pudding (a dense, holiday cake dessert) in Britain, we quickly rushed off to the the Paducah Life test kitchen to create one of our own. The result was a tasty dish that will no doubt become one of our favorite holiday traditions!


Rare Art Discovered Downtown

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The unexpected revelation of historical, advertisement artwork has created quite a stir in downtown Paducah.


It's All About Understanding

2014 September/October Edition

Travel begins with a question. The curious seeker's mind often remains unsettled as there is always another hill, another sea, another path. 



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