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12:54 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Moscow Festival Ballet Comes to WKCTC's Clemens Fine Arts Center

The classic Tchaikovsky ballet "Swan Lake" is performed at Paducah's West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts Center tomorrow night (April 24) at 7:30 p.m. Fifty dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet perform the great work. Kate Lochte speaks with Gail Robinson Butler, Director of the Clemens Fine Arts Center for a preview.

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Business
12:11 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Paducah City Commission Creates Board for New Main Street Organization

The Paducah City Commission plans to eliminate the Main Street Department and the Paducah Renaissance Alliance Advisory Board while establishing a new Main Street Board of Directors.

Paducah Planning Director Steve Ervin says the new board will assist with Main Street accreditation along with promoting Main Street, which will focus on design, organization, promotion and economic restructuring for the area.  

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Arts
11:57 am
Wed April 23, 2014

American Quilters Society Show Brings Thousands to Paducah

Janome America, Inc. Best of Show Award #3-123 ElaTED Ted Storm, ‘s-Gravenzande, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Credit aqsshows.com

There's lots of traffic in Paducah because 2014's American Quilters Society Quilt Week is underway through Saturday. Winners were announced Wednesday night and you can see these remarkable works of art at aqsshows.com. Bonnie Browning is the Executive Show Director, and has been for many years, as well as being a quilter and author in her own right. She and Kate Lochte outline the attractions and logistics for visitors on Sounds Good.

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History
11:50 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Listen to "Irvin S. Cobb: Back Home" A WKMS News Documentary

A hand-colored postcard of Cobb's birthplace on 3rd St. in Paducah.
From the collection of Todd Hatton

Irvin S. Cobb: Back Home is the latest entry in WKMS' award-winning series of documentaries that tell the stories of our Four Rivers region.  It originally aired March 30th, 2014, marking the 70th anniversary of the passing of one of western Kentucky's most famous native sons. 

His name, along with that of U.S. Vice President Alben W. Barkley, is ubiquitous throughout the region they both called home.  However, not many people today are aware of his remarkable career and his achievements in journalism, literature, the movies, and on radio. 

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Politics
11:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Some Western Ky. Political Races to Be Decided Next Month

With Kentucky primary elections less than a month away, some local races are entering the final stretch because they will be decided in May, not November.

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Datebook
10:31 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Datebook: April 23 - Shakespeare's Birthday

The Murray State University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band present their final concert of the spring semester tomorrow night at 7:30 in Lovett Auditorium. The program includes works by Wagner, Dvorak, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Clifton Williams, Fred J. Allen, and Todd Stalter. Admission is free. 

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Environment
6:45 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Atmos Energy Annual Rate Increase Approved

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Atmos Energy Corporation customers will see their bills rise after the company won approval for an $8 point 5 million annual revenue increase. The Kentucky Public Service Commission PSC stated that the adjusted rates will be “fair, just and reasonable.” 

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Culture
6:25 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Best of Show at the AQS Show Goes to Veteran Quilter from the Netherlands

This year's Best in Show at AQS
Credit Lance Dennee

The 30th anniversary American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show and Contest Best of Show goes to Ted Storm, a quilter from the Netherlands.  Meredith Schroeder, President of the American Quilter’s Society, was  complimentary of Storm's work.   

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Government
5:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Host Public Meeting for Honeywell Plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has thus far found no issues in its two-year safety review of the Honeywell uranium conversion plant in Metropolis, Illinois.  

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Arts
4:20 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Alison Krauss & Union Station Reschedule CFSB Center Concert

Credit Original photo by Forrest L. Smith, III. Cropped by Sven Manguard at en.wikipedia [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Alison Krauss and Union Station have delayed the Murray portion of their tour with Willie Nelson due to an unforeseen health concern.

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