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Native of Paducah, KY. An example of one of those who left "home" for the Military and Career, then never went home again.
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Paducah, KY - a diamond in the rough Posted On: 12/25/2007 8:21:54 PM
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.