civil war http://wkms.org en "The Middle Ground" A Civil War Story Being Filmed in Western Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/middle-ground-civil-war-story-being-filmed-western-kentucky <p><em>"A tale of two brothers, wrapped up in circumstances that could have only ever happened in Kentucky."</em></p><p><em>The Middle Ground</em> is a Civil War era film set and currently being shot in western Kentucky - primarily in&nbsp;Owensboro and Madisonville. We met the filmmakers on <em>Sounds Good</em>, with Murray State connections:<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Director/Writer Dallas Lee Blanton, Actors/Producers Angela&nbsp;Yonts and Nathan Austin. Featuring actors and extras from western Kentucky, the film includes a reenactment of the Battle of Sacramento and a on-location shoot in a homestead from the era.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:50:03 +0000 Kate Lochte 41541 at http://wkms.org "The Middle Ground" A Civil War Story Being Filmed in Western Kentucky 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 152 Years Later: Fort Henry's Construction, Battle and Legacy http://wkms.org/post/152-years-later-fort-henrys-construction-battle-and-legacy <p>The Battle of Fort Henry was fought on February 6, 1862, in western Tennessee and was the first important victory for the Union led by Ulysses S. Grant, in the Western Theater during the Civil War. Dover historian Susan "Ski" Witzofsky previews her February 8th program for the 152nd Anniversary of Fort Henry's construction, battle and legacy.</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:11:12 +0000 Kate Lochte 38458 at http://wkms.org 152 Years Later: Fort Henry's Construction, Battle and Legacy LISTEN: For Its 150th, A Reading Of The Gettysburg Address http://wkms.org/post/listen-its-150th-reading-gettysburg-address On this 150 anniversary of President Lincoln's <a href="http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/gettysburgaddress/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Gettysburg Address</a>, his words — not ours — are important.<p>So we will simply offer them, as <a href="http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/gettysburgaddress/exhibitionitems/Pages/MemorialTranscription.html" target="_blank">inscribed at the Lincoln Monument</a> and as <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/11/19/246095479/gettysburg-address-turns-150" target="_blank">read Tuesday on <em>Morning Edition</em></a> by historian <a href="http://www.ericfoner.com/" target=" Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:24:40 +0000 Mark Memmott 36698 at http://wkms.org LISTEN: For Its 150th, A Reading Of The Gettysburg Address A Historical Ghost Walk in the Murray Cemetery http://wkms.org/post/historical-ghost-walk-murray-cemetery <p>Sons of Confederate Veterans member Sandy Forrest stops by our studio to talk about Saturday's (October 19) Ghost Walk and Historical Tour of the Murray City Cemetery, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, during which Civil War era Confederate soldiers and local citizens tell their stories. <a href="http://kyscv.org/">See more about the Kentucky Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.</a></p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:08:58 +0000 Kate Lochte 35735 at http://wkms.org A Historical Ghost Walk in the Murray Cemetery 'From the Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts' at the National Quilt Museum http://wkms.org/post/pieces-nation-civil-war-period-quilts-national-quilt-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kate </span>Lochte<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;meets Judy </span>Schwender<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah to&nbsp;learn more about the exhibit of Civil War Era Quilts. This exhibit is open through October 8, featuring quilts made while the nation was being torn apart, from </span>Arlan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Pat Christ's collection. </span>Schwender<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks about a few of the stand-outs, including quilts made by men of the Civil War era, and also how quilt-making has become popular in modern Japan.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:38:28 +0000 Kate Lochte 33537 at http://wkms.org 'From the Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts' at the National Quilt Museum Summer Events at Ft. Donelson National Battlefield http://wkms.org/post/summer-events-ft-donelson-national-battlefield <p>Todd Hatton speaks with Mike Manning, Chief Ranger, and Brian McCutcheon, Park Superintendent, of Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover, Tennessee about events and activities this summer. In this interview, Manning also describes the historical significance of the fort during the Civil War. Work starts on a new museum, with new exhibits like gunboats, earthworks, and the effects on regional populations. For now, see the traveling exhibit, "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War, " on display now in the welcome center. Later this summer, see an Army/Navy Exhibit offered by longtime friends of the park. <a href="http://www.nps.gov/fodo/index.htm">See more on the Fort Donelson&nbsp;website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:48:07 +0000 Todd Hatton 31886 at http://wkms.org Summer Events at Ft. Donelson National Battlefield Reenactors and Music at the 'Turn of the Century Social' in Murray http://wkms.org/post/reenactors-and-music-turn-century-social-murray <p><em>Music From the Front Porch</em> co-host Mike Gowen&nbsp;organizes the "Turn of the Century Social" at Murray’s Central Park this Saturday from 10 to 2 with reenactors in period costumes reenacting scenarios at the old schoolhouse, courthouse, and train depot. Mike stopped by Sounds Good to talk with Todd Hatton about the weekend festivities. <em>PS: Todd will be there handing out some&nbsp;WKMS News CDs (technology from the future).</em></p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:56:37 +0000 Todd Hatton & Mike Gowen 30986 at http://wkms.org Reenactors and Music at the 'Turn of the Century Social' in Murray Trigg County Civil War Days at Lake Barkley State resort Park http://wkms.org/post/trigg-county-civil-war-days-lake-barkley-state-resort-park <p>Gary Polete joins us from the grounds of Lake Barkley State Resort Park where Trigg County Civil War Days are underway through Sunday. Highlights include artillery night fire at dark tonight and Saturday, a ladies tea under the camp tent at 11 Saturday, a Blue and Gray Camp Ball from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and a re-enacted battle with cavalry and artillery at 1 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Organizer Polete expects about 300 re-enactors in full costume unless cold weather deters.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:14:51 +0000 Kate Lochte 29645 at http://wkms.org Trigg County Civil War Days at Lake Barkley State resort Park Volunteers Sought to Clean up Civil War Battlefields http://wkms.org/post/volunteers-sought-clean-civil-war-battlefields <p>The Civil War Trust is looking for volunteers to clean and restore battlefields, including sites in Kentucky and Tennessee for its 17<sup>th</sup> annual Park Day, scheduled for April 6<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; Volunteers will be asked to rake leaves, haul trash, paint signs and plant trees.&nbsp; The nationwide event encompasses 100 historic sites in 24 states.&nbsp; The sites in our region include Fort Donelson in Dover, Tennessee and Columbus-Belmont State Park in western Kentucky.&nbsp; Those interested can find more information at <a href="http://www.civilwar.org/aboutus/events/park-day/">c Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:27:59 +0000 Todd Hatton & AP 29333 at http://wkms.org Volunteers Sought to Clean up Civil War Battlefields