Paducah Life

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...

Carousel in the Condo

Bill and Lois Moore decided to take a spin into Paducah. What they found was a new place for their carousel and a new life on Paducah’s scenic riverfront. Sponsored by Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub By Elene Wrye It could be unassuming at...

LIFE Through a Different Lens

Back at the very beginning of 2020, when cold, grey skies shrouded the sun day after day, blanketing our city in a typical, winter pall, we found a great deal of comfort in planning the late-spring edition of Paducah Life Magazine. An interesting...

Real Change in the Meme-Mind Age

J.T. Crawford, Associate Editor COVID-19. Black Lives Matter. What do the two have in common other than that they are at the forefront of our society at the same time? They are both complicated, multi-pronged topics that require critical thinking...