Cadiz resident Mike Conver's novel Small Forces captures a credible high school world of kids, parents, and teachers dealing with learning disabilities, drug dealers and retirement- focused administrators. Kate speaks with the educator-turned-author about his new book on Sounds Good.
The Janice Mason Art Museum presents "An Island is Unreliable," a new exhibition featuring work by sculptor Cody Arnall and photographer Sarah Phyllis Smith. The work explores how objects become a part of a visual language for constructing and understanding our relationships with time, place, and memory. Cadiz's Janice Mason Art Museum's Executive Director Megan Whittaker Nesbit visits Sounds Good to preview the exhibit.
Continental Divide won IBMA's "Emerging Artist of the Year" Award in 1995. David Parmley is regrouping his Continental Divide for the weekend and brings the bluegrass band, including founding member Randy Graham, who has worked with Doyle Lawson, to Cadiz for a November 2nd performance at Lakeland Jamboree.
Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Gregg Rentfrow of the UK Extension Faculty about how to judge country hams. The 37th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival takes place this weekend and many people are bringing hams for judging. Dr. Rentfrow talks about the criteria: confirmation, which is the overall shape of the ham, how plump it is, and whether it has a pleasing shape - like a classic teardrop; workmanship, the ability to clean the ham up - extra curing, mold (yes, mold! he explains this), etc.; and color and aroma! See more about the Trigg County Country Ham Festival on Facebook.
WKDZ's Melissa Noel has the scoop on this weekend's 37th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival. UK Extension event organizers who started the Festival said they had to choose between hams and moonshine in celebrating a local product and they thought they ought to go with hams. Kate Lochte speaks with Melissa about the Trigg County tradition and this year's events, October 11 - 12 in downtown Cadiz. See more at hamfestival.com.
Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre's Paul Forshee describes the group's September 20th and 21st "Dining with the Dearly Departed" event. It's a new format this year: Actors travel through time portraying owners of acreage now called RB Farms; it all happens under a large wedding style tent with a catered dinner to boot on September 20 and 21 at RB Farms near Kenny Rogers' house on Old Hopkinsville Road near Gracey. A cast of nearly twenty actors will depict nearly a dozen families through history, all whom shared the same farm (the current owners will be portraying themselves.) See more at Janice Mason Art Museum's website.
Please Note: We were only able to record the second half of this interview.
Cadiz Rotary Auction Chair Dr. Shae Godwin updates us on the final day of the fundraiser seeking to raise $200,000 for the youth and senior citizens of Trigg County. Every year, Trigg County Rotarians raise money for youth and senior activities in the community, including the Trigg County Ambulance Service Toys for Tots, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Senior Nutritional Assistant Program, etc. Learn more about the auction and how to give at the Cadiz Rotary website.
Kate Lochte meets Megan Nesbit, Executive Director of the Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz. She talks about how she came to the region, the history of the museum, and how exhibits are orchestrated. Megan also talks about an upcoming exhibit featuring middle and high school art in Trigg County and how students and art teachers are able to accomplish creative works with limited resources.
Railroads were an integral part of the infrastructure throughout Western Kentucky in the 19th and 20th centuries. But what of the men who undertook the backbreaking task of building and maintaining the rails in an era without mechanical aid?