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Lower Town Fine Arts District

Lower Town Artists Studio & Galleries, Paducah, KY An alluring attraction for tourist and art enthusiasts, this treasure trove of skilled artisans host regular hours and offer visitors the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind handcrafted fine art items. Just west of downtown Paducah lies the Lower Town Fine Arts District, which is a neighborhood whose old houses are being converted into artists' studios. This is being done...

Paducah's Past

Paducah, KY - Art, Rhythm & Rivers In 1795, General George Rogers Clark, the famous hero of the American Revolutionary War, laid claim to the 37,000 acres at the mouth of the Tennessee River on the basis of a Virginia Treasury warrant. The same site was also claimed by the Porterfield family heirs on the basis of a Virginia Military warrant. This dispute delayed settlement and eventually went to U.S. Supreme...

Quilt City USA

The "Air Show" Quilt History: In 1984 Bill and Meredith Schroeder founded American Quilter’s Society (AQS) in Paducah, Kentucky after discovering a need for the worldwide recognition of the beauty of quilting as an art form. AQS continues to support the accomplishments of todays quilters by promoting the study and development of quilts. With 1500 members in its first year, American Quilter’s...

RiverPlace

RiverPlace - Dining & Lodging Downtown Paducah, KY The signs are in place and barbeque and pies are being served at RiverPlace downtown. This major historic renovation project combines upscale lodging, food, shopping and entertainment under one roof. This historic riverfront lodging is located along Broadway between Water Street and Maiden Alley in downtown Paducah. You'll find nationally-famous barbecue, hand-made arts &...

Paducah International Raceway

Paducah International Raceway, KY America’s Premier 410 Winged Sprint Car Series The All Star Circuit of Champions kick off their Anniversary Season. Home of the 2000 UMP Nationals, and our very own World 50. The USA World 50 was known as the world's richest 50-lap race. Jerry Inman won the inaugural USA World 50 in 1978. He followed it up with another win in 1979. Tom Helfrich went to victory lane in 1980....

Agritourism

BAGWELL FUNNY FARM Trinity Hills Farms B & B Inn and Spa Bed and Breakfast accommodations, full breakfast, deluxe suites and guesthouse, massage therapy. Candlelight dinners, afternoon teas, brunch tours, meeting or wedding facility along with small group retreats. Fishing lake, exotic animals and birds. At the beginning of 2003, Trinity Hills Farm was approved to serve Romantic Candlelight...

Paducah Song

Paducah Song Since publishing this article, we've had two people send in more information! --- Here's an update --- Jerry Jarrett of Paducah, has part of the movie on a VCR tape and was kind enough to send in a clip containing the song. Thanks to Jerry, we also know that "it is a number done by Benny Goodman and Carmen Marenda". Lisa Summers had this to contribute: "This is an old song...

Taste of Paducah 2000

Taste of Paducah 2000 The only thing better than the weather Saturday was the food. Area resturaunts gathered at Paducah's Riverfront to give people a little "Taste of Paducah". Paducah's "Taste of Paducah" gives people a chance to sample area resturaunt's trademark dishes. The portions are smaller, but the taste couldn't be any bigger. Damon's served their famous ribs, and Backyard Burger served...

Forest of Illusions 2000

Forest of Illusions 2000 Halloween is once again upon us. This time of the year brings some of the best entertainment. I love a good Haunted House or Forest, and I had the chance to visit the longest consecutively running program around. The Forest of Illusions will open Friday October 20th, and I have to say it is going to be bigger than ever this year. The guys at the Cunningham Fire Dept. let me...
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