J.T. Crawford

Hugh Edwards - Paducah Photography Pioneer

2019 November/December

Photos courtesy of the McCracken County Public Library


The Happy World of Hedgehoggery

2019 September/October

Lives in Transition

2019 May/June

Paducah Public Schools Tackle the Problem of Homelessness, Putting Students and Families on the Path to Success


A Spectacular Spring For Dogwoods

2019 May/June

They Called Him "Big House"

2019 March/April

Paducah native Clarence Gaines will be forever equated with basketball. In his 47 years as head coach at Winston-Salem State University, he amassed 828 wins. At the time of his retirement in 1993, that made him the winningest black coach in history and second overall. He was only bested by Adolph Rupp of the University of Kentucky.


Beyond the Arc—the Unrivaled Basketball Stories of Barry Smith

2019 March/April

One of Barry Smith’s most prized possessions is a photo of himself from his playing days at SIU in Carbondale. In that captured moment, Barry soars above the court, escorting the ball to the rim. He makes it look effortless as he rises above the defenseless opponent below—an opponent by the name of Larry Bird.


The Madness of March

2019 March/April

James Naismith may have invented basketball in Massachusetts, but the Bluegrass State perfected it. From heart-stopping buzzer beaters, to the roar of the impassioned devotees, to the thrill of those legendary barn-burners—the heart of basketball beats in Kentucky.


Paducah Schools Introduce Innovation Hub

2019 January/February

An Education for LIFE

A Look at Paducah Public Schools’ Coming Innovation Hub


Wanderings: Hazel Kentucky

2019 January/February

Get More Out Of LIFE At The Library!

2019 January/February

If one were to pluck problems like weeds from the soil of life, exposing the unseen roots feeding the thorns above, ignorance would be exposed as the footing of most troubles. Knowledge, therefore, is the weeding tool needed to nourish a verdant and varied garden of the mind and soul. And the gardening sheds with the sharpest and most superior tools are our public libraries.



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