The Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony on Saturday, October 3. His final completed symphony, Tchaikovsky premiered this and conducted it himself in October 1893, nine days before his death. The second performance was in November and was played at his memorial service. On Sounds Good, Paducah Symphony's Maestro Raffaele Ponti describes the composer's struggle behind this piece and Barber's progressive Symphony No. 1 and Saint-Saens' lauded Cello Concerto No. 1 ahead of their performance.

LBL Forest Service

Thursday marks the beginning of the fall wildfire season across the Commonwealth.  This week’s rainfall is welcomed by Division of Forestry firefighters.

To Kill A Mockingbird: A Big Read Documentary

Listen Thursday, October 8th at 12:30 pm to celebrate the kick-off of Hopkinsville's Big Read.

Featuring commentary by actor Robert Duvall, playwright Horton Foote, NEA Jazz Master David Baker, and Former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, among others. 

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Kentucky’s lieutenant governor candidates have contrasting views on how the state should handle the financial health of rural hospitals but both agree to rolling back taxes for Kentuckians.  

Republican Jenean Hampton and Democratic candidate Sannie Overly spoke at the Paducah Chamber of Commerce Lieutenant Governor forum Thursday.  

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The Hopkinsville Art Guild is celebrating its 50th anniversary year with workshops and juried exhibitions. A fully-booked watercolor workshop with west Tennessee artist Tuva Stephens is underway and she judges an exhibition next week. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Henrietta Kemp and Stephens about events underway and coming soon.

"Milwaukee Makerspace Aluminum Pour" by Pete Prodoehl, Flickr Commons, (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

  Century Aluminum plans to continue operations at its aluminum smelter in Hawesville, Ky., but the company will still idle 60 percent of its working capacity at the plant later this month, resulting in more than 300 layoffs.

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  Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones has been on a roll.

Following interviews with dueling Senate candidates Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes last year, KSR became a must-stop for candidates looking to reach a different audience.

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A drug that reverses the effects of heroin and other opioid overdoses is now available without prescription at CVS Pharmacies in Tennessee.

The field is growing among Republicans interested in Kentucky’s 1st District Congressional seat. Ed Whitfield announced this week that he would not seek re-election next year.

Kentucky Department of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education has just released its report cards on school performance for the 2014-2015 school year.  

The KDE ranks individual schools and districts based on standardized test performances, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards and parent involvement.