Jim is an attorney Keuler, Kelly, Hutchins, Blankenship & Sigler, LLP.

1. Where are you from?

Henderson, KY

2. What do you like most about Paducah?

Paducah has a small town feel but also has a lot to offer. When I used to come and visit, there seemed to be something different going on every weekend with all of the events taking place. People are very accepting and welcoming here. I have also been impressed by how generous this community is and how eager its citizens are to meet the needs of others.

3. What organizations are you a part of?

Currently, I am a member of Paducah Young Professionals. I plan on applying for Leadership Paducah in the near future. One unique thing about Paducah is the opportunity young people have to really get involved and step into leadership roles at such a young age. I plan to take full advantage of that and find out where I can best serve.

4. What do you like to do on weekends in Paducah?

We love going out to eat and making a night of it. Paducah has so many great places to eat! Italian Grill is probably my favorite.

5. What advice do you have for a young professional wanting to thrive in Paducah?

Join as many groups as you can. Ask your co-workers and employer for their advice on what groups to join. It’s important to not be afraid and get involved!

6. What would you recommend for someone visiting on the weekend?

l’d recommend grabbing a coffee at Pipers Tea & Coffee, breakfast at Gold Rush Cafe, lunch at Kirchhoff’s Deli, a beer at Dry Grounds Brewing Co., dinner at Grill 211, and a cocktail at the Juniper Room in lowertown. (Maybe not all in the same day.) It’s also a lot of fun to just walk around downtown and check out the neat shops. And if you come during BBQ Week, you can’t miss BBQ on the River! The Dragon Boat Festival is also a must see!