J.T. Crawford

Breaking Barriers - Tilghman Football Introduces First Female Player

2020 January/February

Can the Katterjohn Building Be Saved?

2020 January/February



By the late 1800s, the United States expanded at unprecedented speeds. The railroad system replaced covered wagons, ushering large groups of people across the expanse of our nation at an unheard-of rate.


Saving LowerTown

2020 January/February

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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.



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