Halfway to Lower Town Fundraiser Event Page, Facebook

Halfway to LowerTown is a fundraising event for the LowerTown Arts & Music Festival this Friday at 7 p.m. at Paducah Beer Werks. On Sounds Good, Seth Murphy, Music Director for the festival and Shannon Vetter of Gideon's Rifle join Austin Carter in studio with an update on the event, what the bands have been up to and Vetter plays a new song, "Existential Blues."

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Both of Paducah’s state legislators are working on bills to lift Kentucky’s nuclear moratorium this upcoming legislative session.  

Republican State Sen. Danny Carroll says he’s working on a measure lifting the ban on construction of nuclear reactors within the state.  

A bill to eliminating the ban passed the Senate last session but stalled in the House.  

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It can be a stranger passing by... a statement by a loved one... or a natural disaster... Those are just some instances in which your life could be forever changed... WKMS is proud to present Preserving Our Voices 2015: Life Saving Stories.

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The Paducah Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance to fund consulting services for upgrades to the Paducah-McCracken County Emergency Communications Center.

Sam Gaskins for Congress, via Facebook

A Democrat has announced his candidacy in the race to succeed Kentucky’s retiring 1st District U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield.

Sam Gaskins is holding an official announcement event Monday at noon at Hopkinsville’s Pennyroyal Arts Council headquarters. Gaskins is an Army veteran who served eight years before receiving a medical retirement in 2009.


Michael Hiser started taking drugs when he was 8 and was only able to sober up while serving time for a felony.

While in prison, he decided he wanted to vote — an act prohibited for felons in Kentucky.

There’s a Murray Community Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow. A non-denominational worship service starts at 11, and the dinner is from 11:30 to 1 at the Murray Banquet Center. This year’s dinner is hosted by Soup for the Soul. Volunteers and donations are needed. 

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Thanks to the Republican Party of Kentucky approving a caucus instead of its usual primary next year, Kentucky’s junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is running for both president and a second term in Washington.

Paul concluded a two-day tour of the commonwealth Tuesday with a town hall-style event in Fulton County. Paul told a crowd at Fulton’s Pontotoc Community Center that he is opposed to sending ground troops to the Middle East to fight ISIS.

Yeiser Holiday Home and Gallery Tours, Facebook

The Holiday Home and Gallery Tour is the Yeiser Art Center's biggest fundraiser, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Paducah. New this year are the galleries in LowerTown open to tour to see artists working in their studios. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Lindsey Maestri, Executive Director for the Yeiser Art Center and event coordinator Ashlea McMillan about the event.

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Thanksgiving is typically a time when family members come together around the table and enjoy a nice meal, but sometimes the conversations can get heated or become difficult. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and Dr. Michael Bordieri of Murray State University's Department of Psychology discuss some helpful tips for getting along better with relatives and being more effective in making interactions positive.