Insider's Guide to Barbecue on the River

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In 2012, we learned about the far-reaching expertise and the international attention of Shane Draper, owner of DBQ. So we asked the pro to offer up a little insight into the world of competitive BBQ. Here’s what we learned.


An Injury to One is the Concern of All

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I often think about the old Knights of Labor on Labor Day.


Okay, I’m a retired history teacher who still packs a union card.


Big Game Lives Up to Big Hype

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A new school, a new game, and a new generation of local football lore begins!


One point.


More Men Join Nursing Field as Stigma Starts to Fade

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Lexy Gross, a contributor to PADUCAH LIFE Magazine, has been selected as one of 17 national collegiate correspondents by USA TODAY. Here is one of her articles which recently appeared on the USA TODAY website.


Lexy Gross, The Tennessean

Scouts salute “broad stripes and bright stars”

2013 July/August Edition

You may have seen them recently on Flag Day. Or, maybe you saw them out and about on Memorial Day. Regardless of when or where it might be, it’s hard to miss the teams of Boy Scouts from Troop 1 that place 153 American flags in local yards of those who participate in the U.S. Flag Holiday Fundraiser.

A new door opens for the Paducah Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club

2013 July/August Edition

The Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club of Paducah has been a vital force in the Paducah-McCracken County community for over sixty years. It began with a dream of Oscar M. Cross, a probation officer, who saw a need for young men to set higher goals for themselves and prepare for their future. Fast forward to today, the Club has offered positive programs and endless opportunities for youth in our area. Thanks to a partnership

Celebrating a century of stopping to smell (and plant) the roses!

2013 July/August Edition

The Paducah Garden Club has been “digging” Paducah’s gardens for 100 years and counting

They went to a GARDEN party . . . to reminisce with old friends about a long and beautiful history!

2013 July/August Edition

The Paducah Garden Club celebrated its 100th anniversary in true garden club fashion by hosting a garden party at the lovely home of Mr. Basil and Genie Drossos.


More Than a Building

2013 July/August Edition

The New Paducah Middle School reminds us of what it means to work for the common good

H.O.R.S.E.S. Saddle up for an inspiring ride!

2013 July/August Edition

Brandon Holder’s team of volunteers helps him out of the wheelchair and positions him on Cappy, the horse he will ride today. It takes a wide Velcro strap and a back brace to hold Holder in place. The 19-year-old, who deals with arthrogryposis, a rare congenital disorder characterized by stiff joints and abnormally developed muscles, has a smile the size of Texas on his face. Holder, who loves all things horse-related, comes to Carson Park every week from Benton to ride with H.O.R.S.E.S. The non-profit group “Helps Others Reach Success using Equine Services.” Joy and Bill Winebarger launched this therapeutic riding program in 2005.


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