[Audio] The WKMS Short Storytelling Contest Results Are In!

Nov 2, 2016

WKMS Storytelling Contest Finalists: Amanda Futrell, Tasha Mitchell, Daniel Milam, Tony Smith and Corrie Johnson
Credit WKMS

The results are in. Congratulations to WKMS Short Storytelling Contest Winner Amanda Futrell and runner-up Tony Smith!

Top Five Finalists:

  • Amanda Futrell, Antioch, TN: What Allen Took
  • Tony Smith, Madisonville, KY: Granaw’s Chicken
  • Corrie Johnson, Murray, KY : Come Back Anytime
  • Daniel Milam, Paducah, KY: Sea Isle Park Incident
  • Tasha Mitchell, Dexter, KY: The Beekeepers

The readers told their tales in the MSU’s Clara Eagle Gallery last Tuesday night and the Top 2 were chosen by the judges. They will go on to tell their stories at Hopkinsville’s Big Read Finale this Friday night from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hopkinsville Brewing Company. It’s all part of the Pints and Poe-try celebration in honor of the end of the month-long community read of the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Amanda will also have excerpts of her story about a son leaving for basic training published in Paducah Life Magazine.

Over 50 participants from all over the region sent in their recorded stories. Program Director, Tracy Ross, says that he was overwhelmed by the amount and quality of the entries received, “There are so many people in our region with stories to tell. We hope we’ll be able to hear even more as the story-telling contest becomes an annual station event.”

Read and listen to the finalists below and catch them on WKMS’s midday music and conversation program, Sounds Good, every day this week at 11:15 a.m.


 What Allen Took by Amanda Futrell


Granaw's Chicken by Tony Smith


Come Back Anytime by Corrie Johnson


Sea Isle Park Incident by Daniel Milam


The Beekeepers by Tasha Mitchell