Clinton

Matt Markgraf, WKMS - courtesy of Pogue Library

Decades before the construction of Murray State in Calloway County, there existed a college farther west in Hickman County, called Marvin College, and later Marvin University School. Vice President Alben Barkley is perhaps the most notable alumni. The Marvin special collection at Pogue Library, albeit small, may very well be the most substantial about this largely forgotten turn-of-the-last-century higher ed institution.

Hickman County Arts Council Friends, Facebook

Friends of Hickman County Arts & the Hickman County Arts Council host an Arts, Crafts & Book Fair this Saturday in Clinton at the Hickman County Elementary School gymnasium, featuring local arts and crafts by over 45 local vendors. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Mary Potter and Cherry Pyron about how the event has grown since it began 11 years ago.

Hickman County Museum of KY, Facebook

Hickman County is gearing up for Heritage Days, September 8 - 12, with activities including historical displays around town, a community birthday cake, the ribbon cutting for a new garden at the Historical Society and an Old Hymn Sing. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Mary Potter and Liz Jewell about the event. 

Hickman County Arts Council & Friends, Facebook

The Hickman County Arts Council is raising money in connection with Clinton's Chicken Festival by selling hand-painted chickens crafted out of concrete. The brightly decorated chickens are on sale during the Hickman County Spring Chicken Festival, April 25-26. Mary Potter speaks with Kate Lochte about the chickens and the festival on Sounds Good

Hickman County Arts Council & Friends, Facebook

Celebrating Clinton's heritage in the arts, The Friends of Hickman County Arts Council present the 9th Annual Arts, Crafts & Book Fair this Saturday (December 7) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hickman County Elementary School's gym in Clinton. Kate speaks with council members Mary and Ivan Potter about the event on Sounds Good. The school is located at 416 McMorris St. in Clinton. 

See more on the Hickman Co. Arts Council Facebook page.

Harper's Country Hams

The Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham fetched $350,000 at a charity auction today. Harper’s Country Hams of Clinton produced the  grand champion country ham.

The sale was conducted during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 50th annual country ham breakfast.

History was made on a couple of fronts at this year’s auction.   For the first time in a half-century of sales, the auctioneer was a woman — Danetta Allen of Mt. Vernon, Ky.