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Murray, KY – Burt Munro never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from New Zealand to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of the times. Munro's story is told in the film, "The World's Fastest Indian," showing at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah this weekend.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's discussion with Larry Thomas about the film.

Murray, KY – The recovery process continues for Marshall County residents following an upper level F-3 tornado that hit the area November 15.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Shannon Wells' report on the continuing recovery process as part of our spotlight on Marshall County.

Murray, KY – "A New World" is a sweeping adventure set amidst the first encounter of European and Native American cultures during the founding of the Jamestown settlement in 1607. The film offers a unique interpretation of the classic tale of Pocahontas and her relationship with adventurer John Smith. Colin Farrell and Chritian Bale star in the movie, but Larry Thomas says the film's cinematography deserves top billing.

Murray, KY – The first feature in a WKMS spotlight of Marshall County.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Chad Lampe's interview with Dr. T.Y. Hiter on the history and folklore of Marshall County.

Murray, KY – In 1959, author Truman Capote set out to write about the murder of a Kansas family and the two drifters accused of the crime. The subsequent five years would culminate in the acclaimed non-fiction novel, In Cold Blood. Maiden Alley Cinema's Larry Thomas talked to Bryan Bartlett about the Oscar-nominated biopic, Capote, starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Thomas says Hoffman's portrayal of Capote is dead-on.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's report on "Capote."

Murray, KY – Two Murray State Professors have helped to develop a new communication system to give remote rural areas access to otherwise unheard of communication amenities during a crisis.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Chad Lampe's report on MITOC.

Murray, KY – Over 100 evacuees from New Orleans arrived in Murray and are staying at the Woodmen of the World Youthcamp just north of town. Some have left to go stay with family elsewhere. Some have found work here and may end up staying. Others continue to search for missing family members who have been lost since Hurricane Katrina.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear the stories of some of the evacuees.

Murray, KY – The concept goes back literally hundreds of years, and is rooted in British higher education.

So-called "residential colleges" serve to integrate students on a university campus. They form a body of distinct social communities, and are led by faculty, but set up to allow student initiative. Murray State University's eight residential colleges have been operating since the mid-1990's.

Murray, KY – Maker's Mark CEO Bill Samuels, Jr., enjoys telling his family's history in the whiskey business, which pretty much parallels the history of the Commonwealth. He visits his old summer stomping grounds in Paducah Friday, August 19th, to regale guests with tales at a benefit Distiller's Dinner at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center for the Arts.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Samuels explain to Kate Lochte how his father succeeded in making a smoother, sweeter whiskey.

Murray, KY – A German sunroof maker now calls Murray home for part of its worldwide operations.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Gary Scott's update on what they'll be doing and when production will actually begin.

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