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4:49 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

"The Whiskey Professor" Comes to Paducah's Distillers Dinner

"Whiskey Professor" bourbon creator is the special guest of this year's Distillers Dinner. Bernie Lubbers of Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardson is the evening's speaker for the Distiller's Dinner featuring Elijah Craig this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson Center in Paducah. Elijah Craig is a small batch premium bourbon and will be paired at the dinner with a multi-course dinner catered by Artisan Kitchen. Lubbers is the author of "Bourbon Whiskey - Our Native Spirit." Tickets are $125 per person and proceeds benefit the performing arts center, which is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit.

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10:44 am
Tue October 22, 2013

"The War of the Worlds" Broadcast on WKMS

The lower town dramatists presented "The War of the Worlds" as their inaugural production on Saturday, October 26 at Etcetera Coffeehouse in Paducah.

This performance will be broadcast on WKMS at 1 pm, right after Sounds Good on Halloween and again in place of The World Cafe that evening, along with a documentary about the original broadcast hosted by George Takei. Hear the documentary, "War of the Welles" at 7 pm, and the "War of the Worlds" lower town dramatists performance at 8 pm.

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4:25 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Why We're Drawn to Vampires

The image of the vampire has long been a staple of our collective imagination. But while we all know why vampires draw blood from their prey, why they continue to draw our interest is a deeper question.

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4:14 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Jack O'Lanterns Light Up Louisville

Through November 2nd, Louisville's Iroquois Park has eyes... roughly 10,000 of them. Hear Kate Lochte's interview with Louisville Convention and Visitor's Bureau President and CEO Jim Wood about Louisville's Jack O' Lantern Spectacular.

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12:30 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

RiffTrax Brings Classic Zombie Flick to Paducah Theater

On Thursday, October 24th, Cinemark Paducah is offering a live national simulcast of George Romero's seminal 1968 zombie flick "Night of the Living Dead." What makes this unique? One word: Rifftrax. And if you don't know what that is, here's five more words: Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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4:55 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

"Beer. Sausage. Polka. Repeat." at Maiden Alley's Oktoberfest!

PROST! The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Weekend at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah begins with a Beer Dinner tomorrow night (10-18) at 7 at Kirchhoff's Deli prepared by Laura Duff's Pampered Palate. Hear Kate's conversation with Landee Bryant...

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4:08 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

A Historical Ghost Walk in the Murray Cemetery

Sons of Confederate Veterans member Sandy Forrest stops by our studio to talk about Saturday's (October 19) Ghost Walk and Historical Tour of the Murray City Cemetery, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, during which Civil War era Confederate soldiers and local citizens tell their stories. See more about the Kentucky Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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4:32 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Trail Of Tears Association Commemorates History and Heritage in Hopkinsville

  The Trail of Tears Association is holding their annual conference and symposium in Hopkinsville this week. The four-day conference includes board meetings, trips to Trail of Tears sites, panel discussions, informational sessions and a tour of the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville.

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3:58 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

How to Judge A Country Ham

Credit Trigg County Ham Festival, Facebook

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.

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3:41 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Preview of the 37th Annual Trigg County Ham Festival

Credit Trigg County Ham Festival, 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.

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