Albert Jones

West Kentucky High Iron
9:00 am
Sun March 3, 2013

Remembering Railroad Detective Richard Kelley

Former prosecutor, FBI Agent, and Paducah mayor Albert Jones at the site of Illinois Central Special Agent Richard Kelley's murder, the former South IC Yard in Paducah.
John Paul Henry Photography

On an unseasonably cool May night in 1935, railroad special agent Richard Kelley was gunned down by thieves trapped in a freight car in Paducah's south Illinois Central yard.  Todd Hatton speaks with Kelley's daughter about his legacy, and with the former prosecutor and Paducah mayor who wants to make sure the policeman is remembered.

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WKMS Press Releases
3:06 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

WKMS Premieres West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail

Former Paducah Mayor Albert Jones at the Paducah & Louisville Railway yard. Photo Copyright John Paul Henry 2013, www.johnpaulhenry.com

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS presents the first program in its new “Sounds Good Documentary Series” with the airing of West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail on Sunday, March 3 at 9:00 a.m.

The hour-long documentary takes listeners around the four rivers region exploring the rail industry’s history and how this method of transportation has touched people’s lives. Rail historian Cliff Downey and WKMS Producer Todd Hatton connect the segments with reflections recorded while riding the historic “City of New Orleans” Amtrak line from Carbondale, IL to Fulton, KY.

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