I'm beginning to check out options for planning a trip to Nashville, TN and then to Kentucky. My dad lives in Benton, about 30 minutes from Paducah. Alex has convinced himself that it will be charming, like cottage country in Ontario.
Paducah manages to be both rural and charmless, like a little hunk of Northern New York State. I went looking around You Tube and discovered the apparent phenomenon of William Sledd who has a popular series of You Tube videos on the theme "Ask a Gay Man" if, in fact, you want the opinion of a 23-year-old gay man who lives in Paducah what he thinks of the man-purse (he's pro).
My favorite descriptive passage from a video synopsis:
Before there was Virginia Tech, before there was Columbine, there was Paducah!