Railroads http://wkms.org en KYTC Aims To Gather Public Feedback On Kentucky Rail Plan Update http://wkms.org/post/kytc-aims-gather-public-feedback-kentucky-rail-plan-update <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is set to gather public input to update the Commonwealth's rail plan.&nbsp;The&nbsp;plan outlines freight and rail passenger trends and long-term rail transportation goals.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:47:59 +0000 Rob Canning 38744 at http://wkms.org KYTC Aims To Gather Public Feedback On Kentucky Rail Plan Update KTC Survey Shows Strong Support For Passenger Rail Service http://wkms.org/post/ktc-survey-shows-strong-support-passenger-rail-service <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new survey shows strong support for passenger rail service in Kentucky.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s “Your Turn” survey sought input on transportation from over 16,000 respondents in every county across the state.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:12:58 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36853 at http://wkms.org KTC Survey Shows Strong Support For Passenger Rail Service KY Counties Receive Railroad Safety Grants http://wkms.org/post/ky-counties-receive-railroad-safety-grants <p></p><p>Projects to improve safety at railroad crossings in 17 Kentucky counties will be helped with nearly $2.2 million in grants.</p><p>The grants require a dollar-for-dollar match from the railroad companies and come from the Kentucky Railroad Crossing Improvement Program, administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.</p><p>Beshear's office says 77 of the projects are to be carried out by R.J. Corman Railroad, 22 by TransKentucky Transportation Inc. and six by Paducah &amp; Louisville Railroad. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:32:50 +0000 The Associated Press 35989 at http://wkms.org KY Counties Receive Railroad Safety Grants Looking for a Home on the Orphan Train http://wkms.org/post/looking-home-orphan-train <p></p><p></p><p>The Great Depression, along with floods and a severe drought in the 1930s, left many Kentucky families with the difficult decision to keep their hungry children or send them away to a place where they could be taken care of and fed. For at least one orphanage in Jefferson County, that meant overcrowding, and eventually the children’s home began sending orphans across the state on westbound trains. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 15:43:00 +0000 Whitney Jones 28744 at http://wkms.org Looking for a Home on the Orphan Train Boom to Bust: The History of Earlington, Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/boom-bust-history-earlington-kentucky <p></p><p>The history of many towns in west Kentucky has been shaped, in large part, by the coal companies and railroads that brought in jobs, money, and people. During the golden years of coal and rail in the early 20th century these towns boomed. And when the coal ran out and the trains stopped rolling, they crashed. The city of Earlington, Kentucky is one of those towns. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Shelly Baskin 28750 at http://wkms.org Boom to Bust: The History of Earlington, Kentucky WKMS Premieres West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail http://wkms.org/post/wkms-premieres-west-kentucky-high-iron-story-four-rivers-rail <p>Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS presents the first program in its new “<em>Sounds Good </em>Documentary Series” with the airing of&nbsp;<em>West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail</em>&nbsp;on Sunday, March 3 at 9:00 a.m.</p><p>The hour-long documentary takes listeners around the four rivers region exploring the rail industry’s history and how this&nbsp;method of transportation has touched people’s lives. Rail historian Cliff Downey and WKMS Producer Todd Hatton connect the segments with reflections recorded while riding the historic “City of New Orleans” Amtrak line from Carbondale, IL to Fulton, KY.</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:06:07 +0000 Jenni Todd 28641 at http://wkms.org WKMS Premieres West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail