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The Revival Of The Big E

2016 January/February

The most iconic component of Paducah's Executive Inn were the two, large neon Es found atop its roof. They so identified the hotel that many simply called it "The Big E."

 

When The Big E was demolished, the salvage company in charge donated the two neon letters to The Easter Seal Center to be auctioned in support of the annual telethon.

 

Travelin' With Ray

2015 November/December

"Well, to say something about Ray Smith, you're talking about a man who had as much to do with the foundation of rockabilly music as anybody I knew. Ray Smith should have been, and was, in the hearts of people like me, and his fans, one of the truly great rockin' talents who came out of the fifties years." -Carl Perkins, rockabilly pioneer and writer of the song "Blue Suede Shoes." 

With Waylon, Willie, And The Boys

2015 November/December

"Hey pretty boy in your cowboy hat, you couldn't hit country with a baseball bat. Country ain't just about where you're at. It's about bein' true to what's inside." -Shooter Jennings

 

House Hunters In Paducah

2015 November/December

Model Citizen

2015 November/December

John Dunaway surveys the land of his creation. There's the countryside, lush and green. To his right, a quaint town blooms on the edge of a vast prairie. At the opposite end, rocky hills rise up above a water-fall generated lake.

 

A Little Boy's Dream Became A Man's Singular Train Of Thought

2015 November/December

As a young boy growing up in the 50’s, fall was always exciting because the Sears Christmas catalogue would arrive around October 15. It included the most popular toys available that ranged from a few dollars to nearly $100. I always wanted a Lionel electric train but they were so expensive - $68.00.

 

Huge Happiness On A Small Scale

2015 November/December

Trains elicit a spirit of magic, enchanting within us our innate love of exploration and freedom. Bill Harris witnesses the love of trains every day. As owner of Classic Trains in Paducah, he deals in locomotive nostalgia of the minor scale.

 

Barbara & Dawn Conjure Up A Harry Halloween

2015 September/October

New Life for an Historic Building. New Southern Cuisine for Downtown Paducah

2015 September/October

Sara Bradley Has Come Home To Her Roots.

 

An Award For An Illuminating Work

2015 September/October

John Romang creates magic on Plexiglas acrylic sheets—he drops bright hues of ink and resin onto these surfaces and watches them blend and bend and swirl. Now, they have won him an award.

 

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