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George
Paducah, KY

I live in Paducah, ky. it is ok.

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vera
Bakersfield, CA

hometown - 12/24/2013

i was born and raised in paducah moved to california 1979 i want to move back so bad but i live on fixed income and pay 1,000d in rent so can't save up have to go to food bank in order to eat on top of that my water and gas/electric are getting turned off because i can't pay so stop your moaning that theres nothing to do!!!

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Alison
Paducah, KY

Nice People, Boring Town - 8/26/2013

I moved here for my husband's job 2 years ago with our 2 small children. I immediately noticed how friendly everyone is. At least to your face, because it didn't take me long to figure out that it is also a very "gossipy" town, hence a little thing called "topix". (Shudder) I have always lived in larger cities and so Paducah was a bit of a culture shock for me. Very difficult to live here if you don't have family or friends. Most people who do live here were born and raised, so its close to impossible to meet and mingle with others in the same situation. Church is the only thing to do around here and being a non-believer (in organized-type religion, anyway), I feel that if "my secret" were to get out, I'd be burned at the stake! I have lived in a lot of different places and this is the first place where there was prayer at a job orientation, or I'm asked immediately upon meeting someone what church I attend. There is no Target, no YMCA, no Whole Foods, no 24Hour Fitness, no zoo, no museums (other than the quilter's museum, which perplexes me b/c there also isn't a Joanne fabrics anywhere around here). Just nothing to do. Really, nothing. So we will not be spending year #3 here.

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Jeremy
Paducah, KY

Paducah Culture & Attactions - 7/1/2013

Paducah is a nice friendly place to live great place to rise a family with a low cost of living. The city needs some Attractions like a Zoo or Water Park to help the city grow. West Paducah is growing fast. Lots of new businesses are popping up in West Paducah with the grow of the population. Meanwhile inside the city limits of Paducah there no population growth. Either way if you live in Paducah or West Paducah Its a place some one can move too and Start a life very Easily everyone is so friendly.

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Steve
Paducah, KY

Medical Facilities - 4/1/2013

Multiple and the best in the area

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Bp
Calvert City, KY

Quilters staying in private homes in Paducah, Kent - 4/19/2012

It is astonishing how locals that live in Paducah can open up their homes for the "Quilters" lodging and accomodations, when by law, if a resident charges any kind of fee (whether non-profit or not)they are required by the LAW to be licensed and inspected and present a business license. It is totally against all standards of the law to charge anyone to "stay" in a persons' private home unless they are inspected and have a business license. This arrangement has had a tremendous impact for us that do own bed and breakfast and prepare for the quilters all year long and that do have the proper license and home inspections. When trying to talk to Mr. Paxton about this situation, his rude secretary said he was too busy. Go figure.. Barbwire n Roses bed and breakfast in Calvert City KY and the Rose of the Lake bed and breakfast in Grand Rivers KY are inspected and present our business license proudly.

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George
Paducah, KY

no title - 12/26/2009

I live in Paducah, ky. it is ok.

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Lou
Paducah, KY

Temporary/Rental Housing - 6/15/2009

Although there is a high vacancy rate in the city, the quality of available rental housing is questionable. Rental apartments and housed are typically older units, and many are government assisted or public units.

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Connie

Paducah? What is in Paduah? How do you spell that? - 8/10/2008

P.A.D.U.C.A.H.....The most asked questions I get when people; family,friends and strangers find out I'm moving to Paducah. I'm moving because my husband's career is taking us there. It's not a bad place, really, it is a pretty place; to visit is what I'm thinking as the words come out of my mouth, for the tenth time. Unfortunately, Paduah does not have much to offer in shopping. And I am a woman....OMG what will I do....how often will I travel to Nashville to shop, my mind wonders... I find it very stange there is no Target, Stein Mart, Fresh Market, Publixs, Cold Water Creek but they have Talbots. Figure that one out. Should I even mention shopping for food, only Walmart and Krogers. I'm told time after time, there is money in this city due to the company my husband is working for but there is not much to offer for the shopper. However, there are alot of places eat. Still on my quest to make Paducah my home even if you must get out of your car and walk inside a building to purchase a cup of coffee at Starbuks.

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Bp
Paducah, KY

Retirement haven - 3/31/2008

My Wife & I retired to Paducah 2 1/2 yrs ago after 30+ years in Hawaii. We chose Paducah for it's mild climate, low cost of living, scenic beauty, friendly people and great shopping & hospitals. We have never had second thoughts about our decision to retire here. Being a bluegrass fan, a stock car fan and a gardener (new at this) we find plenty to keep us occupied. It's just a great place! Claude

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Winston
Bend, OR

Paducah, KY - a diamond in the rough - 12/25/2007

Interestingly, over the years what Paducah has lost it has gained by migrants from other national locales. So, what has Paducah lost? It's native sons and daughters who went away to college or military and did not return. However, the reasons why these young people did not return to their "home town" is why others have relocated to Paducah. Paducah is the largest town in western Kentucky and at under 30k population, it offers OPPORTUNITY to many small businesses and larger businesses relocating to a very moderate year round climate and the gateway to points north, south and east (St. Louis, Louisville/Lexington, Nashville) via I-24. Paducah has become the stopping off point for travelers because it has a decent size Shopping Mall, access to a Riverboat Casino (across the river in Metropolis, IL), much history, headquarters of the International Quilter Museum, a large new Cultural Center (entertainment, theatrical shows, etc.). Paducah is an old pre-Civil War city and was once General U.S. Grant's southern headquarters for a while. Also, Paducah is a short drive to the largest twin man-made lakes in America (Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake), land between the Lakes recreation area and natual wildlife preserve (an outdoorsman's paradise for hunting, fishing, camping, etc.). Paducah has also become one of the nation's hidden jewels for retirees due to it's geographical location, cultural activity, recreation, regional shopping, superb medical facilities (Western Baptist Hospital and Lourdes Hospital), low cost of living, affordable property values, and moderate climate due to its being located on the Ohio River.

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P.J.
Paducah, KY

Paducah, KY - 4/5/2007

After living in the central part of Illinois for years I have spent my last 20 years in the Paducah area. I have found the city very well below the cost of living from my former area. The tax structure is some what different than what I am use to but over all I find a very comfortable and affordable area

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Mallory
Ruidoso, NM

A little different than what I am used to. - 10/4/2006

It must be a difference in cultures, I am originally from the southwest USA, but people in this area seem to be more pushy about religion. It was a little bit of a shock (and maybe even intimidating) for me to be asked about my religious beliefs so much in a short period of time by virtual strangers. I'm agnostic and I, personally, am sensitive towards other's beliefs. I think it is ok to believe in a higher being of your choice or not believe. So, to me, it was shocking to be around people who cared so much about my beliefs. Aside from that, Paducah is a nice little town. There seems to be a sense of community spirit. Lots of good places to eat. Kirchoff cookies are the best.

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Randy
Paducah, KY

hate it - 7/19/2006

no activities and nothing to offer outsiders coming here to work or live with the exception of quilters

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