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Paducah Life

La Petite Fleur

Cultivating Friendships for Fifty Years By Rosemarie Steele In 1965, Paducah native Lucinda Rudd and her friends were in their mid 20s. They knew little or nothing about gardening. There were a few established garden clubs in Paducah, but none for...

Paducah’s First Frontier: The 100 Block of Broadway

Paducah’s First FrontierJ.T. Crawford The heart and soul of the city of Paducah is and always has been its downtown. Even now, when the main flow of traffic in and out of the area takes place in what used to be farmland about five miles from...

A Modern Southern Belle

Preservationists Melinda and Cary Winchester bring the Belle Louise Historic Guest House back to life  By Amy Sullivan  For just a little over a year, Melinda Winchester, historic preservation specialist, and her husband...

The Wild World of Patience

J.T. Crawford Patience Renzulli lives in a world of magical creatures—from friendly squirrels bearing bouquets of flowers to cottontail bunnies with tiny carrots to miniature foxes who can stand perfectly poised and on guard indefinitely. It is a...

Precision. Paducah. Parts.

J.T. Crawford It’s a typical, sun-soaked, Southern California day as Steven Spielberg merges his Tesla onto the Pacific Coast Highway. The ground-breaking director has just left his L.A. home, on his way to a meeting about a new project. He glances...

Breathing New Life Into Opera

J.T. Crawford When Paducah Tilghman alum Blake Denson took the stage to perform at New York’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions back in March, he was humbled. But he wasn’t surprised. From birth, it appeared that Blake’s possibilities...

A Lasting Memorial

J.T. Crawford In 1956, just about every buttoned-front shirt in Paducah was on the verge of popping with pride. Construction wrapped on the new Paducah Tilghman High School building, and that fall, students returned to classes in a beautiful, state...

Take it to the Field

Bringing Paducah Tilghman’s Football Field into the Future is Just One Part of a Grand Plan J.T. Crawford Occasionally, Paducah Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Donald Shively takes a stroll around the  Paducah Tilghman High School grounds. He...

LIFE in the Big Leagues

by J.T. Crawford When Ethan Morgan started playing t-ball as a child, he wasn’t all that enthused. It was just another activity inflicted upon him by his mom. What he’d yet to experience was the generational impact of America’s pastime.  “My...

For the Love of National Parks

J.T. Crawford Sponsored by Visit Cape Amelia Beames guided her rented Chevy Malibu down the center of a long dirt road, the dust flying and rising in a swirling cloud behind her. Ten miles from her departure from asphalt, she reached her...