J.T. Crawford

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. 

 

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.

 

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