Andrew Ripp performs in Paducah, KY

July 27, 2017 - River Concert with Andrew Ripp with America cruise boat in background docked at Port of Paducah, KY/
Andrew Ripp performs in Paducah, KY
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PADUCAH, KY – Andrew Ripp performed flawlessly last night on Wilson Stage with the Mighty Ohio River and the America riverboat cruiseliner as a backdrop.

The night was beautiful with a slight breeze coming off the Ohio River while Ripp went through his favorite songs.

The music echoed over the floodwall into the streets of historic downtown Paducah attracting shoppers and the like to the jovial sounds of celebration. It was a wonderful performance; everyone enjoyed it immensely.

Read Andrew Ripp’s thank you note he wrote on his¬†Facebook page:

THANKS for coming out folks! Haven’t played in Kentucky since 1996 & that was with my travel baseball team ūüėČ I was just a little dude back then & had absolutely no idea I would be interested in music one day. I thought I was gonna be a pro baseball player. I remember they nicknamed me “spaz”. Truth be told, I never liked that nickname. I found it to be too literal & I like a little more color in a nickname. I would have much rather “Fishbone” or something w/ a bit more pazaz. Anyhoo, t’was a splendid evening & I look forward to the next one.

The America is a small riverboat cruise ship launched in 2016 by American Cruise Lines. This state-of-the-art paddlewheeler can carry up to 185 guests with luxurious amenities from bow to stern.

The America is one of many ships that dock at the Port of Paducah for the day. This gives tourist ample time to enjoy all the locally owned boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants and cafes along the riverfront in downtown Paducah.

Queen of the Mississippi, Downtown Paducah, KY

Aug 14, 2017 - The Queen of the Mississippi riverboat docked on Ohio Riverfront in Downtown Paducah, KY/
Queen of the Mississippi, Downtown Paducah, KY
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PADUCAH, KY – The Queen of the Mississippi is a 150-passenger riverboat cruiseliner that docks at the Port of Paducah at the foot of Broadway Street in beautiful downtown Paducah, KY.

While docked tourist are cordially greeted by Paducah Ambassadors (dressed in red) answering any questions they may have about the Norman-Rockwell-like town of Paducah.

The Queen of the Mississippi was built by the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Company for American Cruise Lines. It’s an authentic paddlewheeler with a length of 295 feet weighs 2700 tons.

see Port of Paducah’s ¬†riverboat docking schedule at¬†
for more information call 1.800.PADUCAH

The Carson Center, Paducah, KY

May 21, 2017 - The Carson Center concert hall, Downtown Paducah, KY/
The Carson Center, Paducah, KY
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PADUCAH, KY –¬†The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center is a ¬†non-profit multi-use building for concerts, live theatre, events and more located at 100 Kentucky Avenue in downtown Paducah, KY.

The main concert hall/theatre seats 1806 people. And with the farthest seat being only 112 feet from the stage, there’s no bad seat in the house.

Check bands and events coming to Carson Center at:

Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Ave, Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 450-4444

Three photos below were taken from Carson Center’s 2nd-floor patio overlooking downtown Paducah.


Restaurant space 613 Market St, Metropolis, IL

Aug 13, 2017 - Restaurant space (former Farley's Cafeteria) at 613 Market Street, Metropolis, IL/
Restaurant space 613 Market St, Metropolis, IL
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METROPOLIS, IL – The former Farley’s Cafeteria building has been completely renovated and is now ready for anyone in the market for a nice pre-zoned restaurant space located at 613 Market Street Metropolis, IL.

This is now one of the most attractive storefronts on historic Market Street as you can see by the photo. And I here the owners had a lot of fun rehabbing the former eatery to boot.

Downtown Metropolis is turning into a Norman Rockwell-like town once again due to existing shops standing firm with their commitment to the community along with new places opening such as 718 Cafe¬†and¬†Miltons Hot Dogs.¬† And now, with 613 Market Street all spruced, it’s like ‘icing on the cake’ for downtown.

Restaurant (coming soon hopfully)
613 Market St Metropolis, IL


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Massac County Courthouse, Metropolis, IL

Aug 13, 2017 - Massac County Court House Market Street Superman Square, Metropolis, IL/
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METROPOLIS, IL РThe Massac County Courthouse (built in 1942) is located next to the Giant Superman statue at 1 Superman Square in Metropolis, IL.

Massac County, Illinois was formed in 1843 from Johnson and Pope Counties and its boundaries have remained unchanged since. The name Massac originated from Fort Massac, named after the French naval minister, Marquis de Massiac.

Massac County Court House
1 Superman Square
Metropolis IL 62960
(618) 524-5213

Grill 211 Paducah, KY (opening soon)

Aug 14, 2017 - Grill 211 Restaurant, 211 Broadway Street, Paducah, KY/
Grill 211 Paducah, KY (opening soon)
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PADUCAH, KY – The Grill 211 restaurant, featuring made-from-scratch entrees, is opening soon in the former Ristorante Di Fratelli space at 211 Broadway Street in downtown Paducah, KY.

This is a new casual waiter-served restaurant concept with owners Joan Manganaro and Lauren Hunt at the helm. Customers have a choice to make reservations or conveniently walk in. Carry Out will be available as well.

Grill 211
211 Broadway Street
Paducah, Kentucky, KY 42001
(270) 217-1270


Apartment Hotel in Superman Square Metropolis, IL (coming soon)

Aut 13, 2017 - Jones Building short-stay apartment hotel on Market Street in Superman Square, Metropolis, IL/
Apartment Hotel in Superman Square Metropolis, IL (coming soon)
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METROPOLIS, IL – A new Apartment Hotel¬† is coming to Superman Square featuring short-term stay options located on the 2nd floor of the Jones Building above the new Milton’s Hot Dog eatery in beautiful downtown Metropolis, IL.

The new Jones apartment hotel will be listed on booking sites such as Airbnb and VRBO. These are companies that feature short-term lodging options where people rent apartments and vacation homes from a few days to weeks at a time.

Renovations of the 2nd floor are slated to begin this winter. Joshua Reagor, owner of the Jones Building, stated that:

”The eight offices on the second floor will be converted into 4 apartments. But they are not going to be permanent apartments like you rent month-to-month. We are going to put them out on Airbnb and VRBO. So when visitors come for the Superman Celebrations and Quilt Shows, we’ll rent them more like a hotel room. And that will stimulate some of the downtown evening traffic downtown.”


The construction of the building began in 1905 and finished in 1908. It’s all brick and oak timber.

It’s called the Jones building due to the name being stenciled above the front door. And the name has been on the building since anyone can remember. However, no records can be found of any Jones ever owning or residing in the building.

“When I bought the building, this is where I wanted my real estate offices,” said Joshua. He comically added with a smile, “And I don’t believe in renting,” as we all laughed in agreement.

Joshua’s Real Estate Company takes up three units on the first floor. Residing in the other units are Beard & Pugh CPAs and the recently opened Milton’s Hot Dog eatery that serve the best dogs ever!


Milton’s Hot Dogs was the second eatery to open on Market Street this year with the other one being 718 Brew Cafe that opened in March.

Two more eateries slated to open in Metropolis are the Cordavino’s Italian Restaurant on Ferry Street and the¬†donut shop on E. 5th Street.

MENU Milton’s Hot Dogs, Metropolis, IL

Aug 8, 2017 - Miltons hot dogs opens in Jones building on Market Street in Metropolis, IL/
MENU Milton’s Hot Dogs, Metropolis, IL
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METROPOLIS, IL – Miltons Hot Dogs is a sidewalk-served, carryout-only eatery located on Market Street across from the Courthouse and the giant Superman statue in beautiful downtown Metropolis, IL.

Gourmet Hot Dogs Now Served in Superman Square

I went there today and ordered two chili dogs measuring 6×3 inches that happened to be some of the best chili dogs I have ever had. The high quality chili, cheese and onions in concert with Nathan’s hot dogs was a recipe for perfection. The end result was a gourmet hot dog like no other. The staff was very kind and had our dogs neatly packaged and ready to go in no time.


The hot dog eatery was named after Milton, ¬†an Attorney that had an office in this building for years. He retired two years ago at 91. He’s now 93 still living in town. His dad worked as an attorney in this same building as well.

The construction of the building began in 1905 and was finished in 1908. It’s all brick and oak timber. The building is like a classic car, it’s gotten better with age.


The 3-story building was originally built for office space with each floor having a whopping 3200 square feet. Joshua Reagor, real estate agent and owner of the building, explained that:

”It’s just hard to rent office space. So I told my wife: ya know what…we are going to make this work. I said you figure out a business that you want and she came up with this. She designed all this. And of course because I am in real estate I know a lot of sign people. We mainly did it for our girls to work and maybe make a couple part time jobs for someone else.”


These are the best hot dogs around that are loaded with the best toppings ever.  Please visit this hot dog eatery as much as possible to help support family owned businesses.


This is the second locally owned eatery to open on Market Street this year, the other being 718 BrewCafe that opened in March. 718 Cafe is a highly endorsed casual eatery that offers alcohol to boot.

And just a few blocks down on Ferry Street is the highly anticipated Cordavino’s Italian Restaurant slated to open soon along with¬†the¬†donut shop on E. 5th Street.

 The Super Dog $4 (ketchup, mustard, relish)
 The Chili Dog $5 (chili, cheese, onions)
 The New York $5 (sauerkraut, onions, spicy mustard)
 The Chicago $5 (celery salt, relish, mustard
 pickles, peppers)

CHIPS $.50 Classic or Barbecue

 Lemonade Shake Up, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite
 Mr Pibb, Tea, Bottled Water

 Mon - Sat: 11AM-3PM

Miltons Hot Dogs
500 Market St, Metropolis, IL 62960
(618) 645-0230