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Aug 26, 2017, 4:55 PM
The story of a message in a bottle that washed up on Paducah's shores in 1882.
Aug 10, 2017, 3:53 PM
A list of the quirky, outdated, and sometimes bizarre laws from 1904 Paducah.
Jul 30, 2017, 6:02 PM
The Histories of Paducah's First Well, Cistern, and Horse Drinking Fountain
Jul 2, 2017, 5:14 PM
Paducah was so overrun by goats in 1898 they had to pass a new law.
May 24, 2017, 3:32 PM
Looking for a new hobby? A new sport? Ever considered frog hunting?
May 10, 2017, 7:57 PM
Apr 20, 2017, 8:52 AM
April 20, 1942 was the deadline for many western McCracken County families to vacate their homes and properties in order to make way for the soon-to-be-formed Kentucky Ordnance Works trinitrotoluene (TNT) production facility. Today, 75 years later, we remember those families, the plant, and the effects that are still visible.
Apr 19, 2017, 3:50 PM
The history and the name behind Paducah's first public playground.
Apr 6, 2017, 5:00 PM
We’ve got so many historical markers in this town that it can be hard to keep track of them all. Turns out that Paducah has always been crazy for historical markers.
Mar 30, 2017, 5:00 PM
Today we remember the late Joe Mangrum (March 29, 1856 – January 13, 1932). While many may not recognize the name, at one time “Blind Joe” Mangrum was possibly the best known musician to come out of the Jackson Purchase. He appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, played before the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and was a personal friend of humorist Irvin S. Cobb.