4th of July

Author Interviews
2:09 am
Thu July 4, 2013

For 'Star-Spangled Banner,' A Long Road From Song To Anthem

American lawyer Francis Scott Key witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry from a boat about 8 miles away.
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Originally published on Thu July 4, 2013 8:48 am

All over the country on Thursday, fireworks will light up the sky. In many places, those fireworks will come with a patriotic soundtrack — one that wouldn't be complete without "The Star-Spangled Banner." The song officially became America's national anthem in 1931, but it's been around since the early 19th century.

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Culture
12:49 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Celebrate Independence Day at The Homeplace

LBL's Special Events Coordinator Cindy Earls and Public Affairs Specialist Denise Schmittou join Kate Lochte in the studio to talk about special 4th of July events at Land Between the Lakes this weekend. At The Homeplace, attend events including decorating the house and dinner on the ground (bring a picnic lunch), raise the Liberty Pole and join Kentucky Statesman Henry Clay. Enjoy old-time music by The Dixie Volunteers, tales by Don Bailey, patriotic crafts, games, and refreshments. Click here for more information (PDF).

WKMS Press Releases
3:53 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Paducah Symphony Presents "Made in America" July 5th

Underwritten by Peel & Holland  

Hear the sounds of the Paducah Symphony Adult, Youth and Children’s Choruses and the Murray State Concert Choir as they perform a concert filled with some of our most beloved patriotic songs, including American folk music favorites from “My Old Kentucky Home” to “Oh Susanna.” Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Peel & Holland of Murray present "Made in America," a special 4th of July weekend special, broadcasting on July 5, from 11 a.m. to Noon.

Society
2:27 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Watch Regional Fireworks

Western Kentucky 4th of July Fireworks Locations:
Credit source:  1 Western Kentucky 

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