Benton http://wkms.org en Vampire Novelist from Benton Debuts Final Book in Trilogy http://wkms.org/post/vampire-novelist-benton-debuts-final-book-trilogy <p><em>"For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy. Dating them is the hard part."</em></p><p>Author T. Michelle Nelson's vampire fiction heroine finishes her run with the last in the Lily Drake series, "Death Warmed Over," released today. The novel published by Inkspell Publishing, concludes the trilogy by the Benton native and Murray State graduate. &nbsp;From her website: "When a devastating loss crushes her will to live, can Lily go on and be the leader she has to be? &nbsp;What is she willing to sacrifice to save others?" Hear the conversation:</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:30:24 +0000 Kate Lochte 41695 at http://wkms.org Vampire Novelist from Benton Debuts Final Book in Trilogy Marshall Co. 9th Graders Invent Firefighting Device, Compete in National Contest http://wkms.org/post/marshall-co-9th-graders-invent-firefighting-device-compete-national-contest <p>A team of three 9th graders at Marshall County High School in Benton is developing a device to more effectively combat fires, and their work has won them a week's trip to DC to compete in a national competition, the U.S. Army-sponsored eCYBERMISSION. On <em>Sounds Good</em>,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Kate Lochte asks Marshall Co. High School science teacher Lisa Devillez to explain how the students got involved and she asks the students to describe the device and explain what it does.</span></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listen to the conversation:</span></em></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:32:55 +0000 Kate Lochte 41182 at http://wkms.org Marshall Co. 9th Graders Invent Firefighting Device, Compete in National Contest 'Race to the Finish' Derby Party for Children's Art Building in Benton http://wkms.org/post/race-finish-derby-party-childrens-art-building-benton <p>Music by Paducah Jazz Ensemble, food by Chef Kelly Staples, an auction and hat contest! The Marshall County Arts Commission continues to fund raise for its 6,800 square foot Children's Art Activity Center in Benton. Longtime board member and office Ann Riley visits with Kate Lochte&nbsp;on <em>Sounds Good </em>to talk about its 3rd Annual Race to the Finish Derby Party on April 25.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:30:21 +0000 Kate Lochte 39257 at http://wkms.org 'Race to the Finish' Derby Party for Children's Art Building in Benton Benton Main Street Welcomes Christmas with Dickens' Celebration http://wkms.org/post/benton-main-street-welcomes-christmas-dickens-celebration <div>Benton Main Street Board Member Elayna Blevins is our Dickens' Christmas Celebration correspondent during <em>Sounds Good</em>. &nbsp;The Saturday, December 14th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;celebration features a sweet shoppe, bakery, ye </span>olde<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pub, a pig roast, live nativity scene, children's games, and a lighted Christmas Parade. It all begins at dusk. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:06:11 +0000 Kate Lochte 37114 at http://wkms.org Benton Main Street Welcomes Christmas with Dickens' Celebration KSP and State Fire Marshal Investigate Possibility Of Marshall County Double Arson http://wkms.org/post/ksp-and-state-fire-marshal-investigate-possibility-marshall-county-double-arson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky State Police and State Fire Marshall are investigating foul play surrounding two Marshall County house fires that occurred within hours of each other Tuesday night.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:44:39 +0000 Rob Canning 35766 at http://wkms.org KSP and State Fire Marshal Investigate Possibility Of Marshall County Double Arson Kentucky Historical Society Honors Marshall Co. Education Pioneer http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-historical-society-honors-marshall-co-education-pioneer <p>The Kentucky Historical Society dedicates an historical marker honoring Marshall County education pioneer Henry H. Lovett Sr. Monday, September 16. Kate Lochte speaks with Becky Riddle of KHS about Mr. Lovett. Lovett was elected head of the Benton schools in 1905, helped establish Benton High School as the first high school in Marshall County. He was later active in the Kentucky Bar Association and served as the first circuit judge of the 42nd district. <a href="http://history.ky.gov/">See more about events at the Kentucky Historical Society at their website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:59:33 +0000 Kate Lochte 34837 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Historical Society Honors Marshall Co. Education Pioneer Marshall Co. Arts Commission Raising Funds for Children's Art Center http://wkms.org/post/marshall-co-arts-commission-raising-funds-childrens-art-center <p>The Marshall County Arts Commission is raising funds to finish the Marshall County Children’s Art Center on East Elm Street in Benton. Today on <em>Sounds Good</em>, Commission Director George Milam describes the effort to Kate Lochte. <a href="http://www.marshallcountyarts.com/">See more events at the Marshall County Arts Commission website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:01:35 +0000 Kate Lochte 31214 at http://wkms.org Marshall Co. Arts Commission Raising Funds for Children's Art Center New Free Medical Clinic to Open in Benton http://wkms.org/post/new-free-medical-clinic-open-benton <p></p><p>A new free clinic is being prepared to open in Benton by the end of the month. Marshall County Free Clinic will see patients on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Stilley Professional Building. To qualify for free medical care, patients must work at least 15 hours a week, have an income within 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines and not qualify for government assistance or insurance. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:02:35 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 27592 at http://wkms.org New Free Medical Clinic to Open in Benton Ky. Lawmaker Honored with Historical Marker http://wkms.org/post/ky-lawmaker-honored-historical-marker <p>The first Kentucky lawmaker to head the state legislative ethics board who also served as House speaker in the 1960s will have a historical marker in his honor in Benton. Shelby McCallum was born in Tennessee in 1917 but he moved to Benton just before 1940. McCallum opened several theaters and founded WCBL in December 1954. He was a state representative in the ‘50s and ‘60s and presided over passing civil rights legislation. McCallum died in 1987. The ceremony for the marker honoring McCallum is today in Benton.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:55:55 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 23436 at http://wkms.org Benton Shape Note Singers Looking to Next Generation http://wkms.org/post/benton-shape-note-singers-looking-next-generation <p>Benton&rsquo;s annual Big Singing is the longest running indigenous musical event in the country. It&rsquo;s a gathering of singing enthusiasts in the Benton courthouse every spring. But in recent years, attendance has been dwindling. We&rsquo;ll join Rose Krzton-Presson as she explores this tradition and why it&rsquo;s struggling to bring in a new generation of singers.</p><p> Sat, 07 Jul 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18874 at http://wkms.org Benton Shape Note Singers Looking to Next Generation