Culture http://wkms.org en MSU Archaeologist Asks 'Was Wickliffe a Native American Cathedral Town in 1250?' http://wkms.org/post/msu-archaeologist-asks-was-wickliffe-native-american-cathedral-town-1250 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mounds and Priests, Cathedrals and Popes... Unlock the secrets of the </span>Wickliffe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mounds in a presentation by archaeologist Dr. Kit </span>Wesler<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">at&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the Mc</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cracken</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Public Library's Evenings Upstairs program tomorrow night (July 24) at 7. We get a preview on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:36:03 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42323 at http://wkms.org MSU Archaeologist Asks 'Was Wickliffe a Native American Cathedral Town in 1250?' Replica Pioneer Village to Neighbor Fort Massac http://wkms.org/post/replica-pioneer-village-neighbor-fort-massac <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A non-profit group is moving ahead with plans to construct a replica </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century pioneer village on recently acquired land near&nbsp;Fort </span>Massac<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;State Park.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:33:27 +0000 Allison Crawford 42329 at http://wkms.org Replica Pioneer Village to Neighbor Fort Massac Ice Cream and Antique Cars Galore in Downtown Paris http://wkms.org/post/ice-cream-and-antique-cars-galore-downtown-paris <p><em>"You can eat ice cream for three hours!" </em>This Saturday, Downtown Paris hosts their annual Ice Cream Social and Antique Car Show fundraiser. Dig in to 180 gallons of ice cream at themed booths and see shiny cars on display. There's also ice-cream eating contests, frozen t-shirt contests, and inflatables for kids. Downtown Paris Association's Director Kathy Ray joins <em>Sounds Good </em>with the details.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:52:32 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42267 at http://wkms.org Ice Cream and Antique Cars Galore in Downtown Paris Nearly 24,000 Books for Sale in Paducah, Including Rare and Out-of-Print Works http://wkms.org/post/nearly-24000-books-sale-paducah-including-rare-and-out-print-works <p>This year's Friends of the McCracken County Public Library book sale is likely to be one of their largest, featuring an estimated 24,000 books, from genres including&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">art, history, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, westerns, literary fiction, large print works and children's books. They received a large donation from a book store going out of business as well as several rare and out-of-print works. On<em> Sounds Good</em>, Jennie&nbsp;Boyarski&nbsp;speaks with Kate Lochte about the sale and some of the unique finds.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:36:29 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42180 at http://wkms.org Nearly 24,000 Books for Sale in Paducah, Including Rare and Out-of-Print Works Craft Brewery Opening in Paducah This Fall http://wkms.org/post/craft-brewery-opening-paducah-fall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we meet Todd </span>Blume<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the co-owner and brewer of Paducah Beer </span>Werks<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, set to open this fall in Paducah. Located in the old Greyhound Bus station at 301 N. </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Street, </span>Blume<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is converting the space into a fully-functional craft brewery, while keeping some of the station </span>aesthetic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and artwork. He's in the discovery process of determining the palate of Paducah and aims to start with four beers, some </span>seasonals<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and eventually partnering with local restaurants. </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Hear the conversation:</em></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:12:55 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 41944 at http://wkms.org Craft Brewery Opening in Paducah This Fall In 1880, Louisville Men Became The First Americans To Do A 100-Mile Bicycle Ride http://wkms.org/post/1880-louisville-men-became-first-americans-do-100-mile-bicycle-ride <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="This isn&#039;t Anderson or Schimpler, most likely, but the bicycle is similar to the one the men rode in 1880. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 02:33:30 +0000 Jacob Ryan 41862 at http://wkms.org In 1880, Louisville Men Became The First Americans To Do A 100-Mile Bicycle Ride Reading The Declaration Of Independence: A Tradition Continues http://wkms.org/post/reading-declaration-independence-tradition-continues It was 238 years ago today that church bells rang out over Philadelphia, as the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. That revolutionary document not only formalized the American colonies' united front in the Revolutionary War, it articulated the ideals of human equality and self-determination that still serve as the guiding principles of American government.<p><em>Morning Edition</em> continues its Independence Day tradition of reading that document aloud. This year, we asked visitors at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to do the honors. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:50:53 +0000 NPR Staff 41823 at http://wkms.org Reading The Declaration Of Independence: A Tradition Continues Murray Freedom Fest Kicks Off with Veterans Remembrance http://wkms.org/post/murray-freedom-fest-kicks-veterans-remembrance <p>Murray's annual tradition of food, fun and fireworks is back this Friday and Saturday. Festivities kick off Friday evening with a street fair featuring food, crafts, games, a beer garden, and an outdoor concert by Swamp Donkey and Margarita Beach. Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Erin Carrico walks us through Freedom Fest, beginning Friday with a 7:30 a.m. Veteran's Remembrance Ceremony at Chestnut Park. Hear the conversation:</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:29:13 +0000 Tracy Ross 41741 at http://wkms.org Murray Freedom Fest Kicks Off with Veterans Remembrance Madisonville's 4th Annual 4th Fest http://wkms.org/post/madisonvilles-4th-annual-4th-fest <p>Madisonville goes all out on the week of 4th of July, featuring baseball, fireworks, live music, outdoor movie night and more. Hopkins County's Tourism and Convention Commission Executive Director Trish Noel joins us on <em>Sounds Good</em> to talk about 4th Fest, starting tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1) with Praise in the Park starting at 6 p.m. Hear the conversation:</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:18:56 +0000 Tracy Ross 41694 at http://wkms.org Madisonville's 4th Annual 4th Fest NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2014 (So Far) http://wkms.org/post/npr-musics-25-favorite-albums-2014-so-far At the year's halfway point, with summer just about to flip the calendar over to Side B, it's a challenge to get a satisfying picture of the year in music, even if you're just looking at a single genre. Consider the voices of the couple dozen obsessive listeners from NPR Music and our public radio partners who made this list, and the only thing that remains undeniably true is that great albums come out of every genre, from every corner of the world.<p>What links them together? 2014 has, in its first six months, been a wonderful year for musicians who go deep. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:37:52 +0000 editor 41692 at http://wkms.org NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2014 (So Far)