Datebook
10:13 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Datebook: June 25 - National Catfish Day

Murray/Calloway County veterinarians host an evening rabies vaccination clinic tomorrow night from 5 to 7 at Kirksey Methodist Church. The cost is $10. Vaccinations are also available through the end of the month at Veterinary Medical Center, Warner Animal Clinic, or Westside Veterinary Service. 

Read more
Education
2:19 am
Wed June 25, 2014

West Ky. Teachers Are Ready to Teach Next Generation Science Standards

WKEC teachers take a guided tour of Union City's Discovery Park of America.

Listen to the full report.

Kentucky K-12 schools are preparing for the implementation of the new Next Generation Science Standards, which  have been met with acclaim and some controversy both in the commonwealth and across the country.

Read more
Society
4:23 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Columbia Theater Restoration Project Receives $49,000 Grant

Credit Columbia Club

The Columbia Club has received a $49,000 grant from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet to clean up asbestos and lead contamination in Paducah’s Columbia Theatre.

Read more
Government
3:37 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Kentucky Aerospace Industry Could Boost Economy and Science Scores

Credit education.ky.gov

Advocates for aerospace development in Kentucky briefed lawmakers on the needs of the industry, and how state investment in the field could spur economic growth and improve math and science scores among students. 

Read more
Arts
12:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

"The Middle Ground" A Civil War Story Being Filmed in Western Kentucky

"A tale of two brothers, wrapped up in circumstances that could have only ever happened in Kentucky."

The Middle Ground is a Civil War era film set and currently being shot in western Kentucky - primarily in Owensboro and Madisonville. We met the filmmakers on Sounds Good, with Murray State connections: Director/Writer Dallas Lee Blanton, Actors/Producers Angela Yonts and Nathan Austin. Featuring actors and extras from western Kentucky, the film includes a reenactment of the Battle of Sacramento and a on-location shoot in a homestead from the era.

Read more
Government
12:25 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Paris Native Retires After Three Decades in US Navy, His Life & Career

Force Master Chief Russell Mason (left) relieves Force Master Chief Cash Caldwell as the senior enlisted as the senior enlisted advisor to Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, at a June 6 retirement ceremony for Caldwell at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Credit U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released

Submarine Force Pacific Fleet's Force Master Chief Cash Caldwell, raised in Paris, Tennessee, has retired after a three decades in the U.S. Navy. He joins us during Sounds Good to talk about his career -- lauded with a Legion of Merit Award.

Read more
Government
11:53 am
Tue June 24, 2014

UPDATE: Ky. Dam Village Annexation Will Be Complete Wednesday

Credit parks.ky.gov

UPDATE: Tuesday, 11:54 a.m.:

The Calvert City Council unanimously passed the ordinance to annex Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park at a specially-called budget meeting Monday night. The ordinance will be published in the paper of record Wednesday, making the park officially within Calvert City limits.

Read more
Government
11:50 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Paducah Fire Dept Launches Storm Shelter Registration Program

Credit paducahky.gov

The Paducah Fire Department is launching a storm shelter registration program to aid first responders in the case of a disaster. 

Read more
Arts
10:57 am
Tue June 24, 2014

What We're Cookin' for 4th of July Weekend

Celebrate 4th of July weekend with special programming on WKMS! Here's a rundown of what we're airing. (More to be added soon)

THURSDAY JULY 3 SPECIALS:

Jive House Funky 4th of July - (9 p.m.)

Join hosts John McMillen and Brad Robertson for a funky 4th of July featuring Ray Charles, Ike & Tina Turner, Syl Johnson, Rufus Thomas, Johnny Otis, Curtis Mayfield and many others! We'll start the fireworks for the whole weekend on Jive House!

FRIDAY JULY 4 SPECIALS: 

Read more
Government
9:30 am
Tue June 24, 2014

McCracken County Court Considers $50K Grant to Build Women’s Shelter

Credit Lance Dennee / WKMS

The McCracken County Fiscal Court is considering a $50,000 grant for Paducah Cooperative Ministry to build a shelter for women.

Paducah Cooperative Ministry executive director Heidi Suhrheinrich told the court changes to Housing and Urban Development regulations will end a 24-year partnership with the Paducah Housing Authority.

Read more

Pages