Rose Krzton-Presson http://wkms.org en Sturgis to get new water source http://wkms.org/post/sturgis-get-new-water-source <p>The city of Sturgis, Kentucky will purchase treated water from the Union County Water District with the help of state funds. Governor Steve Beshear announced a new $986,000 state grant today, as well as an additional $3-million from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority. The current outdated water system has received 33 Notices of Violations for unsafe levels of methane and acids found in the water in the past. Water rates will not increase for Sturgis residents.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 19:59:34 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 22548 at http://wkms.org KY Jobless Rates for August http://wkms.org/post/ky-jobless-rates-august <p>Kentucky’s unemployment rate increased last month to 8.5 percent. Up 0.2 percent from July according to the Office of Employment and Training. The national jobless rate, however, fell from 8.3 to 8.1 percent during those months.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:57:49 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 22387 at http://wkms.org KY Jobless Rates for August Paducah Renaissance Alliance unveils new nonprofit partner http://wkms.org/post/paducah-renaissance-alliance-unveils-new-nonprofit-partner <p>The Paducah Renaissance Alliance is unveiling the new face of its nonprofit partner at Paducah’s Barbecue on the River next weekend. The Columbia Club will work to preserve and restore historic sites in Paducah. Paducah Renaissance Alliance director Lisa Thompson says the club’s first project will focus on the historic Columbia Theater. Thompson says Information about The Columbia Club will be available at the Quilt Museum booth next weekend.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:21:55 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 22233 at http://wkms.org Paducah Renaissance Alliance unveils new nonprofit partner Afternoon Round-Up 9/16/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-91612 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/09/17/161283651/for-liberian-youth-a-creative-outlet-in-krumping">Krumping</a> is a form of dance that originated in California and — with the help of DVDs and the Internet — has made its way to Dunbar and other kids in the West African nation of Liberia. Founded by freed American slaves, the country embraces all things American. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:25:58 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 22198 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 9/16/12 White House speaker Gautam Raghaven on LGBT week http://wkms.org/post/white-house-speaker-gautam-raghaven-lgbt-week <p>The Murray State University Alliance hosted "Conversation and Dessert" with Gautam Raghaven, Associate Director of Public Engagement and LGBT Liasion for the White House on September 10th. Listen to the full conversation with Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Bonnie Higginson here.</p><p>For more information, <a href="http://www.murraystate.edu/lgbt">visit murraystate.edu.lgbt</a>.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 02:34:21 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21934 at http://wkms.org White House speaker Gautam Raghaven on LGBT week "Our Town" at The Krider Performing Arts Center http://wkms.org/post/our-town-krider-performing-arts-center <p>Thorton Wilder’s play Our Town examines typical American life in the early 1900s. Set in the “Anytown, USA” of Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire, Our Town divides the characters’ lives up into three acts marked by major life events, emphasizing the eternal beauty of mundane everyday events. For their inaugural production, The Paris Players are presenting this classic today at The Krider Performing Arts Center in Paris, and Rose Krzton-Presson sat down to talk about it with Paris-Henry County Arts Council Director Mike Murphy, who produced the show and plays the character of George Gibbs.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 18:24:11 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21913 at http://wkms.org "Our Town" at The Krider Performing Arts Center Afternoon Round-Up 8/31/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-83112 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/31/160400108/possible-harvard-cheating-scandal-nets-125-students">Harvard University is investigating 125 students for possible cheating on a final exam last spring.</a></p><p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:52:41 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21585 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 8/31/12 Murray's Playhouse in the Park presents "Big River" http://wkms.org/post/murrays-playhouse-park-presents-big-river <p>Based on the&nbsp; novel <u>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</u>, the musical “Big River” follows the story of Huck after he leaves his home in Missouri and takes on the Mississippi River in flatboat with a new companion- an escaped slave name Jim. “Big River” shows at Murray’s <a href="http://www.playhouseinthepark.net/">Playhouse in the Park</a> weekends through September 16th. Rose Krzton-Presson sat down with director Lisa Cope and Michael Martin-who plays the character of Jim to talk about the play’s themes of race, freedom, and morals.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:11:39 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21577 at http://wkms.org Murray's Playhouse in the Park presents "Big River" Afternoon Round-Up 8/28/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-82812 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/28/160196031/paul-ryan-had-a-black-girlfriend">Paul Ryan Had A Black Girlfriend — Does It Matter?</a></p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:26:07 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21415 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 8/28/12 Hurricane Isaac will bring rain to this region this weekend http://wkms.org/post/hurricane-isaac-will-bring-rain-region-weekend <p>The now-Category 1 hurricane Isaac is expected to hit landfall near New Orleans tonight. National Weather Service meteorologist Robin Smith says Isaac’s effect on this region could vary, but that rain is expected Friday night and Saturday.</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:39:59 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21404 at http://wkms.org Hurricane Isaac will bring rain to this region this weekend