Here's a preview of our featured guests on Sounds Good, November 23 through 27. Hear the music and community conversation program weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The schedule may be subject to change.

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes hosts Christmas in 1850 this Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The afternoon’s events include visiting Santa Claus, making traditional Christmas decorations, tasting homemade Christmas treats, singing carols, and more. Photos with Santa are welcome. 

Paducah Cooperative Ministry

  The Paducah Cooperative Ministry has reopened their homeless shelter for women and children after being forced to relocate a year ago.   PCM Case Manager Candace Melloy says each of the new four  houses is fitted with four bedrooms and two baths. Two of the homes are allotted for single women only and the others are being utilized as family units. The homes are available as a first come first serve basis.

Paducah Tilghman Presents: Shrek The Musical, Facebook

Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquaad... and a singing dragon! Paducah Tilghman High School presents Shrek: The Musical this weekend. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Music Director Matt Hinz about the production, which features music by a live, professional orchestra.

The Paducah Transit System is in need of significant upgrades according to the community development group Progress Paducah. At its meeting this week, discussion involved extending service hours for fixed route transportation, a mobile app to track buses and designated stops, and making more roads accessible to cyclists and pedestrians.

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In his final days in office, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an emergency regulation implementing mandatory national background checks on nursing home and long-term care facility employees.

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UPDATE: Preliminary results of the autopsies show Marisol Hernandez and Bulmaro Arellano died as a result of gunshot wounds. 

It is believed both children succumbed to smoke inhalation but further testing is being conducted for verification. 

The University of Tennessee at Martin hosts its 12th Annual Empty Bowls event tomorrow from 11 to 1 at the Fine Arts Building Little Theatre. Guests receive a handmade bowl and soup lunch in exchange for donations. Proceeds support the hunger relief efforts of We Care Inc. 

Hickman County Arts Council Friends, Facebook

Friends of Hickman County Arts & the Hickman County Arts Council host an Arts, Crafts & Book Fair this Saturday in Clinton at the Hickman County Elementary School gymnasium, featuring local arts and crafts by over 45 local vendors. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Mary Potter and Cherry Pyron about how the event has grown since it began 11 years ago.

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Kentucky legislative leaders Thursday spelled out their party’s 2016 priorities before a large group of county officials in Lexington.

They spoke at the Kentucky Association of Counties conference.