Paducah's Pet Whisperer - Dena Rowe

This week’s iMeet loves animals and birds of every type but her business, FurKidz Pet Hotel, Spa & Daycamp, focuses on our special family pets. She’s a single Mom to Lexie – who wants to take over the world, (we mean the family business). Dena Rowe is doing just what she has always wanted to and she’s loving it.  iMeet this farm-owning, outdoor-loving, scuba diving enthusiast!

iMeet the Celebrities of 2017

2017 has been another great year for our weekly iMeet. We have introduced a lot of people in the Purchase Area - some new to the region and some new to their jobs. This week, we’ve complied a little retrospective of these now famous folks! We invite you, our readers, to let us know if you have someone that you’d like to see featured on iMeet. We are always looking for new and interesting folks to shine a spotlight on.

Kelley Gorline is taking us for a RIDE

Kelley Gorline was born and spent most of her childhood in Paducah before moving to Florida. She has returned home and opened RIDE, Paducah’s first SPIN studio. She is the mother of a soon-to-be two year old daughter. Between her studio and her family, this is one busy lady! iMeet a multi-tasking business woman who is balancing it all pretty amazingly!

Mary Katz (who just wants fries and a guitar pick)

Mary Katz is the new Executive Director at The Carson Center. Her new responsibilities are keeping her super busy, but she occasionally makes time for some Netflix during a bubble bath! Fun facts – she is fluent in French, and her first job was at Mr. J’s Pancake House. iMeet this multi-tasking, mother of three who wants guitar lessons for Christmas!

Jake and Kayla Clutts live in a virtual reality!

Jake and Kayla Clutts have just opened an exciting new business in our area, Mindscape VR-Cade - our area’s first virtual reality arcade! These two high school sweethearts got married last year. This home town couple loves Paducah, and there’s no place they’d rather be…except Disney World! iMeet this dynamic, virtual couple!

A One Woman Dynamo - Trish Steckenrider

Trish Steckenrider is the Executive Director of Tourism for the City of Metropolis - for the second time. She and her husband of ten years have three children and two dogs. She stays super busy with her family & job, and she also teaches dance classes in Paducah. All she wants for Christmas is another Louis Vuitton bag. iMeet this multi-tasking, one-woman dynamo of Metropolis tourism.

Mitch & Shand - deuxième partie (That’s part two in French!)

Mitch Kimball and Shand Stamper are local artists and art teachers at McCracken County High School. Their daughter Wren is their greatest artistic collaboration to date. They opened Ochre last year - a place where local artists can sell their creations. We just couldn’t squeeze all their talent into one week so the second part of their iMeet is today!

The Very Creative Shand Stamper & Mitch Kimball

Mitch Kimball and Shand Stamper are wonderful local artists -they also happen to be art teachers at McCracken County High School. They have a beautiful daughter named Wren who is their greatest artistic collaboration to date. They opened Ochre last year - a place where local artists can sell their creations. This interesting and talented couple have so much going on we’re going to iMeet them for two weeks - part one is today!

Dr. Austin Beck

Dr. Austin Beck is a west Kentucky guy through and through! He returned home as a physician with Mercy Primary Care – Marshall County. He loves his family, his Wildcats and new foods - Mexican might be his favorite. iMeet this new addition to Lourdes’ Primary Care team!

The ghostly and slightly spooky Gavin Kelly & Paula Purcell

Gavin Kelly and Paula Purcell are the hosts of the new TV show, The Paranormal Journey: Into the Unknown which has just been released by Amazon. Paula is originally from Paducah. They will be hosting the next Evenings Upstairs: Paranormal Ghostology at the McCracken County Public Library. iMeet these amazing ghost hunters!