Todd Hatton http://wkms.org en McConnell Discusses Issues and Agendas at Murray Town Meeting http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-discusses-issues-and-agendas-murray-town-meeting <p>U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered insights during a visit to Murray this morning into what he would do if he becomes majority leader in a Republican Senate in 2015. &nbsp;McConnell told attendees at the Robert O. Miller Conference Center what he’d need to get done first.&nbsp; "Repair the institution," he said, "there's been a lot of institutional damage done to the Senate in the last few years.&nbsp; And that's in the best interest, in my view, of both parties, and the country." Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:23:50 +0000 Todd Hatton 41696 at http://wkms.org McConnell Discusses Issues and Agendas at Murray Town Meeting Significant Inactive Facility at PGDP Site Demolished http://wkms.org/post/significant-inactive-facility-pgdp-site-demolished <p>Workers at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant are demolishing the last of 32 inactive facilities scheduled for removal as part of cleanup at the PGDP site.&nbsp; The U.S. Department of Energy reports the C-410 Feed Plant will be razed to a slab by this fall, ridding the site of a structure contaminated with asbestos and the low-level radioactive compound uranium hexafluoride, or UF-6. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:41:42 +0000 Todd Hatton 41630 at http://wkms.org Significant Inactive Facility at PGDP Site Demolished Tonight: BBC Films Paducah Square Dance For Doc http://wkms.org/post/tonight-bbc-films-paducah-square-dance-doc <p>Tonight, a BBC film crew will be in Paducah to shoot part of a documentary about Southern music. Specifically, they'll be visiting a square dance, and it just so happens that the person who organized the BBC's visit&nbsp;is the one person to talk to if you want to know anything about Southern music or Southern culture: Dirt Daubers and Shack Shakers frontman J.D. Wilkes. Todd Hatton speaks with the musician, author, and filmmaker about how he got the BBC's attention.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:46:50 +0000 Todd Hatton 41282 at http://wkms.org Tonight: BBC Films Paducah Square Dance For Doc MSU’s Bolin Elected to Humanities Council Board http://wkms.org/post/msu-s-bolin-elected-humanities-council-board <p>Murray State history professor Dr. James Duane Bolin has been elected to the Kentucky Humanities Council Board of Directors.&nbsp; He will serve one three-year term with the option of a second.&nbsp; The KHC is an independent, nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. It promotes Kentucky’s culture, heritage, arts and tourism.&nbsp; Fri, 02 May 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Todd Hatton 40292 at http://wkms.org MSU’s Bolin Elected to Humanities Council Board Drinking Water Week: Ways to Conserve Water http://wkms.org/post/drinking-water-week-ways-conserve-water <p>Next week is the 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and it’s Drinking Water Week in Kentucky.&nbsp; The state Energy and Environment Cabinet is marking the occasion by offering residents ways to conserve water inside and outside their homes.&nbsp; Fri, 02 May 2014 16:57:39 +0000 Todd Hatton 40293 at http://wkms.org Drinking Water Week: Ways to Conserve Water Listen to "Irvin S. Cobb: Back Home" A WKMS News Documentary http://wkms.org/post/listen-irvin-s-cobb-back-home-wkms-news-documentary <p><em>Irvin S. Cobb: Back Home</em> is the latest entry in WKMS' award-winning series of documentaries that tell the stories of our Four Rivers region.&nbsp; It originally aired March 30th, 2014, marking the 70th anniversary of the passing of one of western Kentucky's most famous native sons.&nbsp;</p><p>His name, along with that of U.S. Vice President Alben W. Barkley, is ubiquitous throughout the region they both called home.&nbsp; However, not many people today are aware of his remarkable career and his achievements in journalism, literature, the movies, and on radio.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:50:38 +0000 Todd Hatton 40085 at http://wkms.org Listen to "Irvin S. Cobb: Back Home" A WKMS News Documentary Owensboro Airport to Get Federal Grant http://wkms.org/post/owensboro-airport-get-federal-grant <p>The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Owensboro-Daviess County Airport one million dollars to fund the completion of two major projects.&nbsp; The grant will cover 90 percent of the overall cost of relocating a beacon to improve visibility and to the final phase of terminal building improvements. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:04:17 +0000 Todd Hatton 39928 at http://wkms.org Owensboro Airport to Get Federal Grant The Battle of Paducah, Forrests' Expedition into West Kentucky and Tennessee http://wkms.org/post/battle-paducah-forrests-expedition-west-kentucky-and-tennessee <p>On March 25, 1864, Confederate cavalry leader Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest launched a successful raid on Paducah, quickly occupying the town, recruiting soldiers, and stripping supplies and horses from the Union troops, forcing Union leader Col. Stephen G. Hicks to withdraw to the west end of the town. Paducah Tilghman House Director Bill Baxter speaks with Todd Hatton on <em>Sounds Good</em> about the battle on the eve of its Sesquicentennial.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:49:07 +0000 Todd Hatton 39441 at http://wkms.org The Battle of Paducah, Forrests' Expedition into West Kentucky and Tennessee "Irvin Cobb: Back Home" A Documentary http://wkms.org/post/irvin-cobb-back-home-documentary <p>Join us Sunday, March 30 at 9 a.m. for the story of <em>Irvin Cobb: Back Home</em>.</p><p>Irvin Cobb's name can be found throughout western Kentucky. It graces a bridge, a resort, a hotel, and a golf tournament. But despite being one of the most famous writers of the early 20th century, not many people know that much about him. This latest <em>Sounds Good </em>documentary hopes to change all that.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:49:10 +0000 Matt Markgraf, Todd Hatton & Chad Lampe 39369 at http://wkms.org "Irvin Cobb: Back Home" A Documentary Winter Weather Update: Avoid Travel http://wkms.org/post/winter-weather-update-avoid-travel <p><strong>UPDATE: 2:25 p.m.</strong></p><p>A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman says I-24 is clearing due to plowing and salt, but other western Kentucky roads remain snow-packed after the last 24 hours of winter weather. Keith Todd says to avoid unnecessary travel, and that recommendation won't change until sometime Tuesday as temperatures rise to 30 degrees and road salt starts working. But Todd says KYTC salt supplies are running out.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:46:34 +0000 Todd Hatton, John Null & Chad Lampe 39015 at http://wkms.org Winter Weather Update: Avoid Travel