Kevil, KY is a small city that lies in Ballard County and is included in the larger metropolitan area of Paducah, KY. The entire Paducah region, Kevil included, lies in western Kentucky. This region is famous for milling, farming, quilting, and wildlife preservation.
You will find that there is more to do and see in the City of Paducah than in Kevil. Keep in mind that Kevil, KY is a part of Paducah so all the attractions are not far away.
You can enjoy the outdoors at the West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area. There are several wildlife management areas in Kentucky and this is the nearest one to Kevil. It is located in McCracken County 7 miles from Interstate 24, Exit 4. This reserve has areas for picnics, hiking trails, kennels and stalls for field trials, and seven ponds for fishing.
The 1905 Market House in Paducah is a museum that captures the history of this region which includes Kevil. This area was once the public market in Paducah. Here, you can see a restoration of the List Drug Store which operated in this market in 1877. In the List Drug Store, you can marvel at the stained glass windows and oak designs that were typical of commercial interiors in that day. There is also a statue of Henry Clay who represented Kentucky in the early 19th century in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the 8th, 10th, and 13th Speaker of the House and the 9th U.S. Secretary of State. Other historical items you can see at this museum include the first motorized fire truck that came to this area in 1913 and the brass fog bell and wheel rudder of the USS Paducah which served the country through both world wars.
This area has a long heritage in the quilting industry. You can visit the National Quilt Museum which has three galleries displaying many traditional as well as contemporary quilting designs. The Museum gives workshops allowing anyone to come in and find out what quilting is all about.
Another artisan communities lies about 20 miles away from Kevil and Paducah. This is the area of Grand Rivers Kentucky. You will find many antique stores in Grand Rivers plus quilting shows. There is also a recreational vehicle park here for the camping enthusiasts.