LIFE keeps going round and round at Skateland

2013 March/April Edition

"This place is exactly the same as it was when I was kid." Connie Markgraf hears that often. As owner of Paducah's Kingsway Skateland, she has seen many changes at the local roller rink. They have been so subtle, however, that to most, Kingsway truly appears the same as it did when it opened in 1973.

January of this year marked the 40th anniversary of the Paducah landmark.

Super Bowl Champion

2013 March/April Edition

For Bryan Hall, that has a certain ring to it!

Juniors Join the Jam!

2013 March/April Edition

By the beginning of 2012, WKRR head coach Barbie Clark (aka Barba Fett) was ready to start a Junior League. Her own children, along with other skaters' kids, were showing interest in the sport.

A Bit of Derby Background

2013 March/April Edition

Debuting in Chicago in 1935, the Roller Derby started as a simple race between two-person skating teams. By the late 1930s, organizers allowed physical contact between skaters, and the core of the sport was formed. Around 2001, roller derby reemerged as a true sport in Austin, TX. Today there are over 1200 leagues world wide.

Off to the Derby

2013 March/April Edition

For these western Kentucky women GOING TO THE DERBY takes on a whole new meaning!

The Last Dance

2013 March/April Edition

Senior prom is a bittersweet moment for most students, but for students attending this year’s proms at Lone Oak, Reidland and Heath High Schools—as well as those with fond memories of proms past—the night will be especially poignant. These mothers and daughters from each of Paducah’s soon-to-merge schools joined us at Paducah Life in a nostalgic trip down high school-memory lane; here are their photos and thoughts of proms past in honor of The Last Dance.

Art in the Garden

2013 March/April Edition

Celebrating Local Art in Memory of a Son’s Life Honorably Lived

Welcome to New York City. Intern here. Then Move Back Home.

2013 March/April Edition

First, she sketches a bold, black brow over the model’s eye. From the inner corner of the brow she brings the black down, contouring with the face’s natural shadows. She then strokes the brush diagonally to close the triangle, and fills it in to complete the shock of black. Next, she makes one more quick, decisive stroke from the outer corner of the eye upward and outward. Finally, she fills in the spaces between the black with white, marrying the two colors where they meet. It’s intense. It’s dramatic. It’s unmistakably David Bowie.

Lisa Heine Hancock

2013 March/April Edition

A new job. A new husband. A new member of our Board of Contributors.

Coming Home

2013 March/April Edition

There's just no accounting for that pull to come back home!


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