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Teen Takeover - The Peacemaker: Hasaan Ali

2016 March/April

Part of Paducah Life's TEEN TAKEOVER

 

Hasaan Ali loves his Islamic faith and his Kentucky community, and even as a teenager, he’s worked hard to meld the two.

 

Fortunately, he says, the task wasn’t too difficult.

 

Teen Takeover - The Film Buff: Hannah Hunt

2016 March/April

Part of Paducah Life's TEEN TAKEOVER

 

Hannah Hunt has gone to see movies at Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema since she was a little girl, and now at 17, she is a member of the theater’s Teen Scene, a board made of city and county high school students.

 

Teen Takeover - The Problem Solver: Caleigh Propes

2016 March/April

Part of Paducah Life's TEEN TAKEOVER

 

At McCracken County High School (MCHS), there’s one student who wants to cure Alzheimer’s disease. You’ll often find her at a basketball game waving pompoms.

 

Caleigh Propes cares very little for stereotypes.

 

Teen Takeover - The Entrepreneur: Barton Christmas

2016 March/April

Part of Paducah Life's TEEN TAKEOVER

 

Barton Christmas has had a dream since he was 13. He wants to give every person on planet earth a Coke, just like the 1971 song.

 

Teen Takeover - The Volunteer: Ashley Dunn

Teen Takeover - The Recruit: Amiya Jones

"Octopus" Artists John Hasagawa and Lily Liu

2016 January/February

Lily Liu says working in Paducah as an artist is like being an octopus.

 

"Here, I’ve met so many artists [who work in] so many different mediums, I feel like I have grown to become an octopus with tentacles," she says. "Each tentacle is grabbing and growing stronger in an area [of art]."

 

Finding Home

2016 January/February

Brothers Jim and Tom DeCillis spent most of their lives as nomadic businessmen. Both worked within the energy industry, managing construction of new facilities in the oil/gas sector. Separately, they globetrotted to every continent.

 

Just Hamburgers

2016 January/February

All In Good Taste

2016 January/February

Connie Overstreet wants only the best for her "boys."

 

After a day job she loves as Director of Physician Recruitment at Lourdes Hospital, she spends her evenings lovingly baking treats made of the freshest, healthiest ingredients for her little guys.

 

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