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The Carson Center in Paducah hosts the 11th Annual Distillers Dinner on October 17, one of their signature fundraising events. This year's menu features Four Roses Distillery with Bourbon Hall of Famer Al Young. Tracy Ross speaks with Director of Development Debbie Wattier about what's on the menu and more about the evening's festivities.

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With bands from Red Ember, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Bawn in the Mash, Solid Rock'it Boosters and many others, Paducah has a very prominent local music scene. This scene burgeoned in the 1960s, with bands like the Moxies, Palisades, The Paducah Dukes, Stormy & The Shandels and The Rivals to name a few. Todd Hatton goes back to 1965 with a look at the music scene of the day with Paducah native and musician Tommy Thompson and George Coryell, one of the founding members of the Moxies. Their single, "I Must Apologize" topped the Beatles on the 1964 charts in Paducah.

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A Trigg County man charged with plotting the October murders of his family and an acquaintance won’t face trial until late next year.

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  Kentucky loses one baby every five days to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. The state is launching a public awareness campaign to educate the public about the risks infants face when sleeping. Kentucky Department of Public Health mortality nurse Louan Cottrell says after premature births and birth defects, SIDS is the leading cause of infant deaths


Kentucky’s congressional delegation members are expressing a mix of sentiments — from pleasure to anxiety — over House Speaker John Boehner’s surprising announcement that he’s leaving Congress.


A barge that teaches students about river ecosystems is beginning its fall tour in Louisville this week. 

Special Olympics Kentucky presents "Scramble for the Plunge" this Saturday morning at 8 at the Kentucky Dam Golf Course. The format is a four person scramble with all proceeds going to Marshall/Calloway Special Olympics. To register, call (270) 362-8658. 

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  Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has gotten national attention for her refusal to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but two other Kentucky county clerks have adopted similar policies in recent months.

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American pioneer and frontiersman Daniel Boone is considered one of the founding fathers of white settlement in Kentucky and though it can be a challenge to find relevance to Boone to the far western part of Kentucky - since there's no evidence he personally spent time in the region, one could argue a connection through his daughter, says Murray State history professor Ted Franklin Belue. He's done significant research on Boone, including consulting with the History Channel and serving on the board of the Filson Historical Society. Todd Hatton speaks with Belue about Boone and his legacy in the Commonwealth.

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Seventy-two history professors in Kentucky have signed a letter to the Historic Properties Advisory Commission of Kentucky calling for the removal of the statue of the controversial Jefferson Davis in the capitol rotunda in Frankfort to a museum. Todd Hatton speaks with two history professors at Murray State University who signed the letter, Dr. Duane Bolin and Dr. David Pizzo who argue for a contextual understanding of Davis and explain Kentucky's distinct position as a state on both sides of the Civil War.