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3:32 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Summer Activities at the Calloway County Public Library

Calloway County Public Library’s Sandy Linn visits Sounds Good for an update on activities there, including art workshops for kids, a book to movie club, staff reads coming soon to WKMS, and a book sale on July 27th. See more about events at Calloway County Public Library.

Culture
11:06 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Free Museum Admission Offered Locally to Military Families

Credit bluestarfam.org

Twenty-five Kentucky museums, including four in Paducah and Owensboro are offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. 

The Blue Star military family benefits interest group sponsors the nationwide campaign. This is the third year Kentucky museums have participated in the program. 

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Culture
12:49 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Celebrate Independence Day at The Homeplace

LBL's Special Events Coordinator Cindy Earls and Public Affairs Specialist Denise Schmittou join Kate Lochte in the studio to talk about special 4th of July events at Land Between the Lakes this weekend. At The Homeplace, attend events including decorating the house and dinner on the ground (bring a picnic lunch), raise the Liberty Pole and join Kentucky Statesman Henry Clay. Enjoy old-time music by The Dixie Volunteers, tales by Don Bailey, patriotic crafts, games, and refreshments. Click here for more information (PDF).

Culture
7:32 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Earthcam Livestreams Pickett's Charge And Other Gettysburg Events for 150th Anniversary

Credit www.gettysburgreenactment.com

Listen to this interview here.

It's the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and while you might not make it to the Pennsylvania battlefield to watch some of the many reenactments happening over the next few days, Kate Lochte speaks with Lisa Kelly of Earthcam to explain how you can watch the reenactment on one of earthcam's many live streaming cameras.

Culture
2:27 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

WK&T Halfway Through Broadband Project

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Officials with the West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative say they are nearing the halfway point in a project to provide the region with high-speed fiber-optic service.

The more-than $120 million project has 700 miles of broadband cable left to install, leaving the final, and lengthier exchange process left. Officials in 2009 announced a switch from the slower copper lines to the 20 percent faster fiber-optic cable.

WK&T Marketing and Sales Manager Michael Lee says that was an important decision for the company’s more-than twenty-thousand customers.

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Culture
12:52 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Hopkinsville Theatre Meets Fundraising Goal for Digital Projector

Credit cinematreasures.org

Hopkinsville’s Alhambra Theatre will begin showing movies again this fall, thanks to a successful fundraiser. The Alhambra raised $36,000 for a digital projection system and a new screen.

Donations included $15,000 from the city of Hopkinsville and $5,000 from the Christian County Fiscal Court.

Pennyroyal Arts Council Executive Director Margaret Prim said the theatre will show movies as special events, rather than daily programming.

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Culture
1:04 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Owensboro Mystery Writers Festival Canceled

The International Mystery Writers Festival, set to take place at Owensboro’s RiverPark Center this October, has been canceled due to a lack of funding.

The decision comes after Gov. Steve Beshear cut funding to the festival in the most recent state budget. The festival received $70,000 of its $100,000 budget in state funding last year.

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Culture
6:56 am
Thu June 20, 2013

TBI: Women More Likely Family Violence Victims

A new study of domestic violence in Tennessee last year found women were nearly two times more likely to be victimized than men and children were the victims in 16% of all family violence cases. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation put out a report this week analyzing crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the state.

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Culture
6:47 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Urban Outfitters Pulls Pill Glasses

Credit drugfree.org

Political leaders in drug-plagued Kentucky say they're pleased that retailer Urban Outfitters has stopped selling flasks, shot glasses and pint glasses that look like prescription pill bottles. The state's top leaders, including Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, had joined in a push to get the retailer to pull the items, saying they could encourage teens to misuse prescription meds.

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Culture
2:50 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

A Preview of Murray's Freedom Fest 2013

Murray Tourism and Convention Center’s Executive Director Erin Carrico previews Murray’s Freedom Fest with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good. Freedom Fest kicks of Friday, June 28 with a street fair featuring vendors and a free outdoor concert by Matty McRee and Clarence Dobbins. Saturday's events include a parade, kid's activities, a 5k, and one of western Kentucky's largest fireworks displays. See more at TourMurray.com.

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