Preservation http://wkms.org en Preserving Our Voices on National Day of Listening http://wkms.org/post/preserving-our-voices-national-day-listening <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join us on The National Day of Listening, November 29, for a special broadcast of the oral history project Preserving Our Voices, airing during the noon hour of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In the month of October, </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> staff members met at participating libraries with people from our region at who had stories to record and preserve. We've captured some of the highlights from these recordings and will present them to you the day after Thanksgiving. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:54:20 +0000 Matt Markgraf 36274 at http://wkms.org Preserving Our Voices on National Day of Listening 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 Preserving Kentucky's Historic Cemeteries http://wkms.org/post/preserving-kentuckys-historic-cemeteries <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Ann Johnson of the Kentucky Historical Society about their Cemetery Preservation Program. They have recently added two new services, thanks to grant funds from the Steele-Reese Foundation: KHS' Pioneer Cemetery Program and its Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. Cemeteries dating prior to 1842 are considered "pioneer" and if so designated will be marked and dedicated as such. <a href="http://history.ky.gov/sub.php?pageid=97">Click here to learn more about&nbsp;KHS&nbsp;Cemetery Preservation</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:40:36 +0000 Kate Lochte 30170 at http://wkms.org Preserving Kentucky's Historic Cemeteries Revitalizing the Higgins House and Other Murray Main Street Projects http://wkms.org/post/revitalizing-higgins-house-and-other-murray-main-street-projects <p>Deana Wright visits <em>Sounds Good</em> Friday to give an update on work on revitalizing the Higgins House just west of the Murray Calloway County Public Library on Main Street. Wright says that Main Street is looking at about $200,000 in repairs before "the pretty" work begins to convert the hundred year old home into public spaces, particularly for social gatherings involving fewer than 50 attendees. Also, learn more about the 100 Year Anniversary of the County Court House on the Murray square to be celebrated on May 7.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:11:08 +0000 Kate Lochte 29644 at http://wkms.org Revitalizing the Higgins House and Other Murray Main Street Projects Front Page 7/8/12 - Preservation and Restoration Special http://wkms.org/post/front-page-7812-preservation-and-restoration-special <p>The Four Rivers has a rich history and culture.&nbsp; From ancient Native American mounds to making teas from the herbs growing in our region to preserving and protecting the resting places of War of 1812 veterans, there are people working to safeguarding the past for the generations to come. &nbsp;We&rsquo;ll also meet a Marshall County man preserving his family&rsquo;s tradition of making quality moonshine and the woman who&rsquo;s reviving the art of burlesque in Paducah.&nbsp; Then, we&rsquo;ll hear how sorghum is still being made the old-fashioned way and what&rsquo;s being done to keep big singing alive in Benton. It&#39;s a special presentation of Front Page Sunday from WKMS.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:13:57 +0000 Chad Lampe & Todd Hatton 18956 at http://wkms.org Front Page 7/8/12 - Preservation and Restoration Special