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A House, a History, a Closet Full of Life Lessons

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If living in surroundings that resembled the magical winter forest in the classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the only unique characteristic of my seasonal childhood memories of the family farm, then perhaps the houses at 6601 Old U.S. Highway 60 were nothing exceptional. But it wasn't. We had the intriguing wardrobes as well.

 

Around the World with Hunter Watkins

2013 July/August Edition

Quick! What is the capital of Bhutan? What is the monetary unit of Estonia? What is the largest religious group in Monaco? Ok, how many did you get right? Now imagine going through that drill on a stage in front of thousands of people, TV cameras, and Alex Trebek. For most, it sounds like the makings of a bad dream. For Paducah teen Hunter Watkins, it was the culmination of a passionate pursuit as he competed at the National Geographic Bee in May.

Growth is Slow, but Business is Booming!

2013 July/August Edition

Growth is slow at Louis Davis's business. For most, that would sound bad. But for Louis, that's just the nature of things. Business itself is booming. It's his product that has a rather lackadaisical temperament. Louis owns Paducah-based Plant Oddities, a part time hobby that quickly turned into a full time job.

 

Welcome to Paducah: An American Burger Town

2013 July/August Edition

The word HAMBURGER is distinctly German. The HAMBURGER SANDWICH is wholly American.

 

Paducah Burgers - Parker's Drive In

2013 July/August Edition

"This is the family dynasty," says Paul Parker as he thinks about his family's business and why we came back to Paducah after nearly two decades in Lexington. "I came back to carry that forward." The dynasty he refers to is Parker's Drive-In, a Lone Oak mainstay and hamburger haven.

 

Paducah Burgers - The Station Burger Co.

2013 July/August Edition

Among Paducah’s best burger joints, the Station Burger Company is the new kid on the block. But then again, no other restaurant has caused quite a sensation in the burger world like they have in quite some time.

 

Paducah Burgers - Bob's Drive In

2013 July/August Edition

The hamburger market can be fiercely competitive. To stay ahead, one must be innovative, forward thinking, and a step ahead of the other guys. Just ask McDonalds and Burger King. But one of Paducah’s finest burger joints has carved out its place in history by keeping things just the way they’ve always been.

 

Paducah Burgers - Dairyette

2013 July/August Edition

"This place is always packed at lunchtime," laughs a Dairyette devotee as he makes his way to the counter to place his order. "What are you gonna do, Roy?"

 

"I'm gonna build up," quips owner Roy Bohannon. "And the top's gonna rotate!"

 

The truth is that if Roy did indeed want to expand, up is the only direction available.

 

Paducah Burgers - G&O Pharmacy Grill

2013 July/August Edition

G&O Pharmacy has been bucking trends for a while. It is not only a thriving, locally owned drug store, it is a local lunch hotspot that attracts those who are in the know around Paducah.

The Dog Days of Summer

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Here they are. The pooches of Paducah celebrating summer in all its glory!

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