| 18 April, 2017

Local and Family History Articles

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A list of the quirky, outdated, and sometimes bizarre laws from 1904 Paducah.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.
Jun 15, 2017, 5:10 PM
Ever stop and look at the 1937 Flood Monument at the 29th block of Jefferson Street? Ever wonder where its eagle came from? Ever wonder what may be inside?
May 24, 2017, 3:32 PM
Looking for a new hobby? A new sport? Ever considered frog hunting?
May 10, 2017, 7:57 PM
Who was Paducah’s first muralist? Of course, we can’t ever really know for sure. There have likely been painters as long as there have been residents. But one of the earliest, and potentially the most famous in his time, was a man named John Banvard.
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.