Flags Memorial Day in LowerTown Paducah

PADUCAH, KY – This is brief look at some of the American flags flying on Memorial Day in the LowerTown neighborhood in Paducah, KY.

Boy Dwyer and his wife Terrie, true patriots, volunteered to start the program three years ago and they fly these flags on seven different occasions during the year.

They are very much appreciated as well. While I was taking pictures, I was talking to a new resident that was really happy with the flags.

For Memorial Day the flags are placed on lawns and along sidewalks to pay respect for those who have served in the military and to never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

LowerTown is one of Paducah’s historic neighborhoods that dates back to 1836 when it was annexed.  It was coined LowerTown because it was downstream from Paducah’s commercial area at the time.

Global War on Terrorism Memorial Ceremony, Paducah

Video above shows the unveiling and some touching clips after the ceremony.

PADUCAH, KY – Torian says, “Two Paducah natives, Sgt. Christopher Heflin and MSGT. Aaron Torian, gave the ultimate sacrifice in these wars. No words can describe how much Paducah needs to memorialize those who served along with those who gave everything.” (source paducahky.com)

McCracken County Judge Leeper, during the unveiling ceremony on May 28, said to the crowed, “It takes one person to have a vision.” He then looks over to Nathan Torian and said, “Nathan, that was you.”

He continues looking over at Nathan and said, “I have a little phrase I like to use….refuse to do nothing, and I think you epitomized that today.”

Nathan Torian, brother of Aaron Torian who was killed while on duty in Afghanistan in 2014, was at the helm of this project and his unwavering commitment was legendary.

Nathan said to the crowed, “If it wasn’t for you all, it wouldn’t have gotten done. Now I hear everyone thanking me, but all I did was put everyone’s money and efforts into one place.”

Engraved on the monument is MSGT. Aaron Carl Torian and Marine Sgt. Christopher Todd Heflin. They both lived in Paducah and were high school friends as well.

Members of the Operation Enduring Freedom Fund organized the unveiling ceremony.

MSGT. Aaron Carl Torian
KIA: 15/FEB/2014,
Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Marine Sgt. Christopher Todd Heflin
Al Anbar Province, Iraq

Global War on Terrorism Memorial Monument
Dolly McNutt Memorial Plaza Park
At Clark Street & 5th
Paducah, KY 42003
Unveiled: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Video produced by Bob Dwyer

Flash Flooding Paducah at Joe Clifton & Laclede

PADUCAH, KY – At around 2:30 PM yesterday the Paducah Police Department responded to flash flooding at Joe Clifton Road and Laclede Avenue making it safer for first responders in an ambulance to get through the flooded intersection. Couldn’t figure what was going on at first until I got home and watch the video. Nice teamwork.

Frutta Bowls Paducah Opens

PADUCAH, KY – Frutta Bowls is now open in the former Pancheros Mexican Grill space located at 5194 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, KY.

Base: Organic Açaí with Banana Toppings: Granola, Strawberry, Pineapple, Kiwi, Nutella, Peanut Butter, Honey, Coconut Flakes

Base: Organic Açaí with Banana Toppings: Granola, Banana, Strawberry, Nutella, Peanut Butter, Coconut Flakes

Base: Chocolate Whey Protein, Organic Açaí with Banana. Toppings: Granola, Banana, Peanut Butter…..more on MENU

Frutta Bowls (coming soon)
5194 Hinkleville Rd
Paducah, KY 42001
Menu: fruttabowls.com/kentucky

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival Paducah

Paducah’s Lower Town Arts & Music Festival 2018 and the beautiful people that attended…

The Annual Lower Town Arts & Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is a two day celebration that features its rich culture with food, music and art in a six-block area in the Historic Arts District of Lower Town.

Friday evening, a bit after 8pm, Nora Jane Struthers and her band were performing? Incredible. The photos below were taken just before and during her performance.

The yearly festival is made possible by local sponsors, grassroots artists and nonprofits. There were donation boxes with a suggested $1 donation at the street entrances but it wasn’t mandatory.

I wanted to thank you all for letting me take your picture and being so kind. Even though the meetings were brief, I will always cherish them.

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival [Official Links]
Social: facebook.com/lowertownamf
Website: lowertownamf.com

Drone Photography Paducah by Bob Dwyer

PADUCAH, KY – Here is a small collection of the incredible drone photography by Bob Dwyer. The drone shots you see below were created from 2014 to present. The film location was mostly in the beautiful Main Street section of historic downtown Paducah, KY.

See latest video work at Range American

Bob has inspired me so much with his work and drive. Visit his incredible portfolio at terriedwyer.smugmug.com.

Visits Bob’s YouTube Channel at youtube.com/channel/MelonmanBob

Drew’s Pet Salon, Downtown Paducah (coming soon)

PADUCAH, KY – Drew’s Pet Salon will soon be moving into the former space where Jo’s Baskets and Gifts once resided at 404 Broadway Street in downtown Paducah KY.

This space is between Creatures of Habit and the Gold Rush Cafe at Broadway and 4th Streets.  see street view in Google Maps

Drew’s Pet Salon (coming soon)
404 Broadway St, Paducah KY 42001
Map: google.com/maps

Mom & Daughter win at Quilt City Classic Dog Show in Paducah

PADUCAH, KY – A mother and daughter both won 1st Place Ribbons during the Paducah Kennel Club Quilt City Classic Dog Show on Saturday at the Schroeder EXPO Convention Center in Paducah, KY.

April 7, 2018 - Mother (R) and Daughter (L) win at Kennel Club Paducah Dog Show/photonews247.com
April 7, 2018 – Beautiful Mother (R) and Daughter (L) win at Kennel Club Paducah Dog Show 2018/photonews247.com

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