letters http://wkms.org en Watson & Robinson Collection Offers Glimpse into African-American History in Hopkinsville http://wkms.org/post/watson-robinson-collection-offers-glimpse-african-american-history-hopkinsville <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Louise Jones of the Kentucky Historical Society about the Watson &amp; Robinson Families Collection on exhibit at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library. The collection features 27 handwritten letters detailing family history information and offers a glimpse into the history of African-American communities in Hopkinsville. A free community event, made possible by the Kentucky Historical Society and the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky, will be held July 20 at the library. Sessions include open-sharing sessions about the letters, and a special panel discussion on researching African-American roots. For more information, contact the KHS Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, extension 4460, or email <a href="mailto:KHSrefdesk@ky.gov">KHSrefdesk@ky.gov</a>.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:42:21 +0000 Kate Lochte 32900 at http://wkms.org Watson & Robinson Collection Offers Glimpse into African-American History in Hopkinsville Lexington Police Release Letters from Former Governor Nunn to Son http://wkms.org/post/lexington-police-release-letters-former-governor-nunn-son <p>Lexington Police have released documents chronicling a murder investigation that ended in a guilty plea from the son of former Governor Louie B. Nunn.&nbsp; The 191 pages includes a 1997 letter from the former governor to his son Steve Nunn saying quote &quot;within my mind and memory, you do not exist.&rdquo; &nbsp;Nunn pleaded guilty in June to the September 2009, shooting death of 29-year-old Amanda Ross. He had been engaged to Ross. Nunn is serving life in prison without parole. The documents include interviews with family and friends describing the couple&#39;s volatile relationship. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:37:18 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 17535 at http://wkms.org Lexington Police Release Letters from Former Governor Nunn to Son Amish Man's Letters Sway Lawmakers on Buggy Issue http://wkms.org/post/amish-mans-letters-sway-lawmakers-buggy-issue <p>In a high tech world of iPads and smart phones, an old-fashioned Amish man showed that pen and paper remain effective communication devices.&nbsp;&nbsp; Jacob Gingerich wrote 138 simple, heart-felt letters to lawmakers in Frankfort. The letters are being credited for the Senate&#39;s quick passage of a bill that would allow Kentucky&#39;s Amish residents to use reflective tape on their horse-drawn buggies instead of bright orange triangular signs that some object to on religious grounds.&nbsp; The Mayfield resident used no computer, no letterhead, no printer and no copier. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:16:26 +0000 Todd Hatton 16904 at http://wkms.org