PADUCAH, KY – Quilt in a Day is a quilt shop downtown that provided free horse driven trolley rides to and from the Schroeder Expo Center during Quilt Week Spring 2017 in Paducah, KY.
PADUCAH, KY – The Carnegie Library Memorial with a sculpture of Oscar Turner sits in the median at the 2400 block of Jefferson Street between N. 24th and N. 25th Streets in Paducah, KY.
1915: Originally the memorial was erected by Billy Turner Abram in 1915 located in front of Carnegie Library at 9th & Broadway. It was dedicated in memory of her father, Oscar Turner, a First District Congressman.
1970: The Carnegie Library burnt to the ground in 1970 while the memorial was put in storage.
1994: The memorial was rebuilt at the current location in 1994 through the efforts of Walter L. Beasley, Jr., Gus E. Hank III, H. Eugene Katterjohn, Jr.
Read more about the Carnegie Library Memorial in the 7th article down from the top at: paducahky.gov/monuments-and-memorials
PADUCAH, KY – Whitehaven Welcome Center is a 24/7 rest stop that resides in a beautiful 1860’s two-story Southern mansion located on Lone Oak Road at I-24 in Paducah, KY. The mansion is completely restored and tastefully filled with furniture and decor from the period.
Also in the home you will find memorabilia that belonged to Alben W. Barkley, a McCracken County native and served as Vice President of the United States from 1949 to 1952.
When we stopped at Whitehaven for the first time, we were in awe. We just moved to Paducah at the time and had no idea that we now lived in a town that happens to have one of the the best looking rest stops in the United States. I forgot to mention it’s Award Winning to boot.
The mansion is advertised as a potential movie set location for either a haunted house or a Civil War theme at paducahfilms.com/paducah-movie-film-location. It has been noted that a female ghost can be spotted at times on the balcony of the second story bedroom as well.
Paducah is filled with historic places like Whitehaven but these gems must be seen in person since pictures do little justice regarding the feel of these places. For example, the night I visited the air had a heavenly mix of fresh cut grass and roses with a perfect temperature of 75 degrees.
And the people? Remarkable! Irvin Cobb said it best:
“More Genuine hospitality is offered than any other town of like size in the Commonwealth.”
So anytime you find yourself wanting to stop and literally ‘smell the roses’ or flowers so-to-speak, visit Whitehaven and submerse yourself in the grandeur of the past.
TOURS: 2pm to 4pm (mon-fri)
Whitehaven Welcome Center
1845 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah, KY 42003
PADUCAH, KY – The new Five Guys burger and fries is located in the Sanders Corner retail center at the corner of James Sanders Blvd. and Hinkleville Road in Kentucky Oaks Mall.
Five Guys is not your average fast food restaurant. The burgers are exceptional but cost a bit more; a regular cheeseburger, large fries and large drink will cost over $15.00.
Large Fries: $5.69
Large Drink: $2.69……..Total $15.37 + Tax
PADUCAH, KY – ‘Light Switch’ is a work of art that’s planted on a vacant grassy lot across the street and katty-corner from the Columbia Theatre on Broadway Street (AKA Historic Main Street) in downtown Paducah, KY.
The artwork was created by the late Julia Ann Kennedy (1952-2009) from Biloxi, MS. The work has a figurative tagline the reads, “Paducah, Kentucky… Turns Me On!”
You can read and see more creative works by Artist Julia Kennedy on her personal website at: biloxisoriginalsin.com