Christian County

Society
2:58 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Enjoy "Music @ Midday" at Grace Episcopal Church in Hopkinsville

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Steve Wiggin joins us today on Sounds Good to spread the word about "Music at Midday," a series of organ recitals held Fridays at noon at the Grace Episcopal Church on East Sixth Street in Hopkinsville. He's the Organist/Music Director for the church and invites people to come out and enjoy the music during their lunch hour. See more at the Grace Church website.

Culture
2:26 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Dancing, Crafts, Food and Fun at the Hopkinsville International Festival

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On Sounds Good, we welcomed Yasamin Ausenbaugh,Director of Christian County Cares 2015. She outlined the events of the International Festival in Hopkinsville at the JEB Convention Center, March 15 & 16. featuring international foods, a global village, international performers from Indian to American, performing Tribal Belly Dance to the Nyama Drum Ensemble. The performers come from the Global Education Center in Nashville. Click here for more information about the festival.

Society
3:23 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Betty Lingenfelter and The Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates

Betty Lingenfelter received a liver 15 years ago via the Kentucky Organ Donor program. She waited a year and a half before a liver became available. She's grateful for the time and worries everyday about others who are now waiting like she did. Today, Betty is a Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliate and a Christian County Chamber Diplomat and spoke with Kate Lochte about her work with the program on Sounds Good.

Learn more about Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates on their website.

Education
4:03 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Exhibit for Hopkinsville African American Educator Rozelle Leavell

Alissa Keller is with us next. She's the Executive Director of the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County clustered around the Pennyroyal Area Museum at 217 East 9th Street, in the old post office building. The other museums across the street include the Charles Jackson Circus Museum and the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum. Today's conversation centers on what's happening at The Pennyroyal this month and next. Kate Lochte has the conversation. 

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Front Page Episodes
11:15 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Front Page Sunday 12-9

Justin Roberts works on a willow chair
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To say the least, George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” has staying power. The powerful, moving oratorio is a masterpiece of Baroque music and has become a staple of holiday choral performances around the world, and in our region, since it was first performed in 1742. Kentucky Public Radio’s Charles Compton brings us the story of why it’s become, and remained, a Christmastime favorite, on this week's Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.

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Crime
7:28 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Former Soldier Convicted of Possessing Child Porn

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A former Fort Campbell soldier has been convicted of possessing child pornography. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says a Christian County jury found Michael Myers guilty on 12 counts and recommended he register as a sex offender for 20 years. Myers was indicted in 2010 after an undercover cybercrimes investigation in September 2009. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 5.

Crime
8:34 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Hopkinsville Men Found Guilty of Murder

Two men with alleged ties to a Clarksville, Tennessee gang are facing five decades in prison after a Hopkinsville, Kentucky jury found them guilty of the 2008 murder of Shyarra Olavarria. Her remains were found in a remote area of Christian County in May of that year. 

Culture
11:05 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Hopkinsville Historian Recounts Black Patch Tobacco Wars

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The black patch tobacco wars of the early 20th century pitted farmer against farmer as a group of men sworn to secrecy used destructive tactics to coerce collective action. Hopkinsville’s Pennyroyal Area Museum commemorates the war with several activities starting Friday (September 21). Official Historian for Hopkinsville and Christian County William T. Turner recounts the story of the Tobacco War  in conversation with Kate Lochte. 

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Environment
9:42 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Christian County Fertilizer Ban Considered

High levels of run-off pollution in a Christian County river that empties into Lake Barkley has officials considering a fertilizer ban there. The Kentucky New Era reports that’s one of the options federal environmental authorities are looking at if the Little River isn’t cleaned of agricultural run-off pollution.  

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Culture
9:00 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Industrial Hemp in the Jackson Purchase

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The Kentucky Hemp Museum is looking to make the Jackson Purchase its new home. The museum, which was previously located in Lexington now hope to settle in Christian County, once hotbed of industrial Hemp Growth. WKMS’s Drew Adams spoke to Kentucky Hemp Museum Director Katie Moyer about the move to the Purchase, the uses for hemp and why it’s different from its psychoactive cousin, marijuana. 

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