Front Page PM 3/9/12

Mar 9, 2012

(1.) COLSTON ON THE CAPITOL –- It’s been another busy week in the Kentucky General Assembly. And to summarize what happened and why Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston speaks with Rick Howlett. 


(2.) KHSAA BASS FISHING --  Kentucky has been the home of bass fishing for some time, and while the sport is a statewide obsession, not until this year has it been officially incorporated into the high school sports spectrum. The Kentucky High School Sports Association made a decision last month to include bass fishing as a varsity sport across the commonwealth.  WKMS’ Drew Adams has more.

(3.) RACER HISTORY: Next is a preview of our special on Basketball culture in the Commonwealth and the Racer’s historic season thus far. The Racers have re-written the record books this year, and as Murphy ’s Law would dictate that has thrown a wrench in the operation of Racer Basketball Legend Bennie Purcell and former MSU Sports Information Director Jimmy Wilder, who are behind a book called “Banner Years” Chronicling the Racers 85 year basketball history. WKMS sports buff Tracy Ross speaks with Purcell and Wilder about the book and some of the Racers greatest ball players. 

(4.)  JOURNEY STORY: SARAH GUTWIRTH -- Murray State University Department of Art and Design faculty member Sarah Gutwirth recounts her family’s harrowing history next, in response to our request that listeners share their personal Journey Stories.