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8:38 am
Sun July 27, 2014

For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope

An Aymara woman prepares to take part in a pageant in La Paz, Bolivia, in 2013. Jaqi-Aru, a community of volunteers is working on translating the Facebook interface in the indigenous language of Aymara.
Juan Karita AP

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 6:59 pm

At a time when social media users, for no particularly good reason, are trading in fully formed words for abbreviations ("defs" instead of "definitely"), it may seem that some languages are under threat of deterioration — literally.

But social media may actually be beneficial for languages.

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8:37 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Lessons From Behind The Counter At A Comic Book Store

Jason Aaron also writes Amazing X-Men and Original Sin for Marvel.
Jason Aaron

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 6:03 am

When the news broke that Thor, the hyper-masculine thunder god, had become a woman, my Twitter feed exploded. It seemed like everybody had something to say. "Who will play the female Thor in the movies?" came up a lot. Meanwhile, I first had to figure out who Thor was. To me, stories about superheroes were for nerdy white guys imagining a world where they could lift heavy things and somehow get the girl. In short, boring. I was hopelessly behind the times.

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10:40 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook

These Lego dragons washed up at Bigbury-on-Sea, on the south coast of Devon, England in the late 1990s.
Tracey Williams Lego Lost At Sea

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 9:31 pm

Nearly two decades ago, a massive wave struck the Tokio Express, a container ship that had nearly 5 million Legos onboard. The colorful toy building blocks poured into the ocean. Today, they are still washing up on shores in England.

Tracey Williams and her children first happened upon the Tokio Express Legos in the late 1990s. Since then, she's created a Facebook page called — Lego Lost At Sea — where other collectors show off their findings.

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4:36 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

MSU Archaeologist Asks 'Was Wickliffe a Native American Cathedral Town in 1250?'

Mounds and Priests, Cathedrals and Popes... Unlock the secrets of the Wickliffe Mounds in a presentation by archaeologist Dr. Kit Wesler at the McCracken County Public Library's Evenings Upstairs program tomorrow night (July 24) at 7. We get a preview on Sounds Good.

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4:33 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Replica Pioneer Village to Neighbor Fort Massac

A non-profit group is moving ahead with plans to construct a replica 19th century pioneer village on recently acquired land near Fort Massac State Park. 

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4:52 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Ice Cream and Antique Cars Galore in Downtown Paris

Ice Cream Eating Contest
Credit Downtown Paris Association, Facebook

"You can eat ice cream for three hours!" This Saturday, Downtown Paris hosts their annual Ice Cream Social and Antique Car Show fundraiser. Dig in to 180 gallons of ice cream at themed booths and see shiny cars on display. There's also ice-cream eating contests, frozen t-shirt contests, and inflatables for kids. Downtown Paris Association's Director Kathy Ray joins Sounds Good with the details.

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4:36 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Nearly 24,000 Books for Sale in Paducah, Including Rare and Out-of-Print Works

Credit McCracken County Public Library, Facebook

This year's Friends of the McCracken County Public Library book sale is likely to be one of their largest, featuring an estimated 24,000 books, from genres including art, history, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, westerns, literary fiction, large print works and children's books. They received a large donation from a book store going out of business as well as several rare and out-of-print works. On Sounds Good, Jennie Boyarski speaks with Kate Lochte about the sale and some of the unique finds.

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3:12 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Craft Brewery Opening in Paducah This Fall

Paducah Beer Werks Logo

Today on Sounds Good, we meet Todd Blume, the co-owner and brewer of Paducah Beer Werks, set to open this fall in Paducah. Located in the old Greyhound Bus station at 301 N. 4th Street, Blume is converting the space into a fully-functional craft brewery, while keeping some of the station aesthetic and artwork. He's in the discovery process of determining the palate of Paducah and aims to start with four beers, some seasonals, and eventually partnering with local restaurants. Hear the conversation:

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9:33 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

In 1880, Louisville Men Became The First Americans To Do A 100-Mile Bicycle Ride

This isn't Anderson or Schimpler, most likely, but the bicycle is similar to the one the men rode in 1880. It is called a penny farthing.

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 6:09 am

The Tour de France began Saturday in Leeds, England.  The 21-day race traverses more than 2,200 miles and the riders will average 107 miles on the bike every day.

Though no Louisvillian has ever raced in the Tour de France, two Louisville men are known to be the first Americans to ride at least 100 miles on a bicycle in less than 24 hours.

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10:50 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Reading The Declaration Of Independence: A Tradition Continues

Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, is shown placing the document before John Hancock, president of the Congress, in this painting by John Trumbull.
Architect of the Capitol

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 11:27 am

It was 238 years ago today that church bells rang out over Philadelphia, as the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. That revolutionary document not only formalized the American colonies' united front in the Revolutionary War, it articulated the ideals of human equality and self-determination that still serve as the guiding principles of American government.

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