Front Page PM 5/25/12

May 25, 2012

Combined military service and 14 years in the state legislature Mike Cherry or Princeton has given 41 years of his life to public service. We talked the retiring representative today on Front Page P.M. from WKMS News.

(1.) MIKE CHERRY RETIRING -- Mike Cherry has served as a democrat in the state house representative for 14 years. He’s retiring as the chair of the house state government committee and, as a former navy captain, the highest ranking military member of the General Assembly. Cherry represents the fourth district which includes Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston and part of McCracken counties.  Representative Cherry, thanks for coming in.

(2.) MAIDEN ALLEY, BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL: It’s a traveler’s nightmare; you arrive at your vacation resort only to find that the pictures in the brochure are so out-of-date they’re practically of a different place.  Just such an experience lies at the heart of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, playing this weekend at Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema.  A group of senior citizens from the U-K arrive in India only to find that their destination and their relationships aren’t what they thought.  Todd Hatton and Maiden Alley’s Larry Thomas check in to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

(3.) SUMMERTIME COMMENTARY: At Murray State University, summertime is marked by graduation, and excellent parking in the weeks and months to follow. Elsewhere in the Four Rivers Region, it’s marked by sunny weather, long days, and exciting prospects for all that “free time.” It’s all about time, says commentator Robert Valentine, not summertime – but rather the value of time in the summer and how it is spent. 

(4.) DAVID HOLT -- David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, and a TV and radio host. If you listen to WKMS on Sunday’s, you may have heard him as the host of Riverwalk Jazz. But, as a musician in his own right, Holt is a four-time Grammy winner, and he’s a renowned storyteller and music historian. He will be entertaining at the Pennington Folk Festival in Princeton next weekend. Gary Pitts spoke with him about his upcoming performance.