American Duchess makes first voyage to Paducah

Aug 25, 2017 - American Duchess riverboat makes maiden voyage to riverfront on Aug 25, 2017 in downtown Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
American Duchess makes first voyage to Paducah
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PADUCAH, KY – The new American Duchess riverboat made its first voyage to Paducah today on Aug. 25, 2017. The ship, owned by the American Queen Steamboat Company, docked earlier this morning at Paducah’s downtown riverfront and sailed off without a hitch early afternoon.

The American Duchess was officially christened by Marissa Applegate in New Orleans on Monday, August 14, 2017.

The ship is extravagant from bow to stern that happens to be the first all-suite riverboat cruise ship of its kind. And the high-end cabins can accommodate 166 guests who will experience gourmet cuisine and world class entertainment throughout their cruise.

The 1st floor is pure elegance with vaulted ceilings that climb two stories making it look more like a luxury ocean cruiseliner than a riverboat. Read complete details regarding the American Duchess at the American Queen Steamboat Company.

 

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/photonews247.com
Andrew Ripp performs in Paducah, KY
5 (100%) 2 votes

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 😉 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.

Max’s Brick Oven Cafe, Downtown Paducah, KY

May 21, 2017 - Max's Brick Oven Cafe closed on Sunday's at 112 Market House Square, Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Max’s Brick Oven Cafe, Downtown Paducah, KY
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PADUCAH, KY – Max’s Brick Oven Cafe is an upscale eatery, with Executive Chef Lisa Murphy-Jones at the helm, located on Market Square in beautiful downtown Paducah, KY.

The menu features assorted pastas, thin-crust pizza, grilled steak, brick oven salmon, Greek Chicken and so much more. The dessert menu is created in-house known to satisfy even the most sophisticated palates.

Hours:
Mon – Thur: 5 to 10PM
Fri – Sat: 5 to 11PM
Sunday Closed

Max’s Brick Oven Cafe
112 Market House Square
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 575-3473
menu: maxsbrickoven.com/eat-2/
directions: google.com/maps

 

Market House Theatre, Paducah, KY

May 21, 2017 - Market House Theater in historic downtown Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Market House Theatre, Paducah, KY
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PADUCAH, KY – The Market House, built in 1905, provides the community with a rich cultural center that houses an art gallery, an event center, a museum and a performing arts theater located in the heart of downtown Paducah.

Up until the 1960s, the Market building was a bustling plaza filled with local produce vendors and various merchants selling their goods.

Today the building continues to be a local icon and landmark nestled across the street from many locally owned businesses that include gems like Kirchhoff’s Bakery & Deli that opened in the 1800s, a family owned shop now in its 5th generation.

Curls & Cream featuring rolled ice cream opened on July 1, 2017 just down the street on Market Square.

The Market House (built in 1905)
Builder: George Katterjohn
Architect: W.L. Brainerd.

Market House Theatre
132 Market House Square
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 444-6828
site: markethousetheatre.org
directions: google.com/maps

Federal Courts Building, Paducah, KY

May 28, 2017 - Classic hot rod driving down Broadway by Federal Courthouse in downtown Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Federal Courts Building, Paducah, KY
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ADUCAH, KY – The U.S. District Court is housed in an historic building on Broadway across the street from the soon-to-open Columbia Theatre currently under renovations in downtown Paducah, KY.

Federal Court Building
501 Broadway Street
Paducah, KY 42001
kywd.uscourts.gov/paducah
directions: google.com/maps

Tribeca Mexican Restaurant, Paducah

05.04.2017 - Tribeca Mexican Restaurant, Downtown Paducah KY/photonews247.com
Tribeca Mexican Restaurant, Paducah
5 (100%) 2 votes

PADUCAH, KY – Tribeca is a quaint Mexican restaurant with a full bar located on Market House Square in the historic downtown area of Paducah, KY.

The menu features traditional Mexican dinners with signature desserts like the mouth watering Cheesecake Burrito or the Fried Ice Cream.

AL A Carte Menu
◊ Hard Taco $1.99
◊ Soft Taco $2.25
◊ Flauta $1.99
◊ Enchilada $2.50
◊ Burrito $6.75
◊ CHIMICHANGA $6.99

Bar Drinks
◊ 16 oz Margaritas $6.50
◊ Wine $6.00
◊ Domestic Beer $3.00

Tribeca
127 Market House Square
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 444-3960
menu: tribecarestaurant.com/menu
directions: google.com/maps

John’s PASS Carriage Service

Dec 18, 2017 - John's Pass Carriage at Christmas at Noble Park/photonews247.com
John’s PASS Carriage Service
5 (100%) 9 votes

PADUCAH, KY – John’s PASS Carriage Service provides horse and carriage rides and tours that begin at Carriage Corner on 2nd and Broadway by the Gazebo in historic Downtown Paducah.

Downtown changes bit around twilight becoming more beautiful and mysterious as the sun goes down. Taking a carriage ride at this magical time will allow you to see how the city lights cascade down off the buildings onto the brick laid streets and sidewalks. All this in concert with a light breeze from the Ohio River can make for the perfect romantic date.

Create a memory that will last a lifetime for you and your partner. And don’t forget to stop and get an ice cream from Curls & Cream, the recently opened eatery on Market House Square that’s all the rage.

COST
20-Minute Tour: $10/person
Trip Around the Block: $5/person

TIMES
Thursday & Friday, 4-9 PM; Saturday, Noon-9 PM; Sunday, 1-5 PM (March 1-November 1, weather permitting)

OTHER CARRIAGE SERVICES
weddings, parades, private parties and special events

MINIATURE HORSE & STAGECOACH
birthday parties, parades, daycare

John’s PASS Carriage Service
PO Box 511 South Fifth
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 243-4365
https://www.facebook.com/Johns-PASS-Carriage-Service

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