The Owensboro Museum of Science & History is raising money in order to bid on a collection of documents from the Amos Riley plantation in Daviess County – famous for its association with abolitionist Josiah Henson.
Henson was a runaway slave whose autobiography would inspire Harriet Beecher Stowe’s "Uncle Tom’s Cabin." He lived on the Yelvington plantation for several years in the 1820s.
Kentucky's health commissioner says the typical smoker in Kentucky spent $2,237 to buy 468 packs of cigarettes last year. Dr. Stephanie Mayfield told lawmakers yesterday nearly 962,000 Kentucky smokers over age 18 last year who purchased 450 million packs of cigarettes. Mayfield, speaking to the Program Review and Investigations Committee, said 28.4% of Kentucky adults smoked last year. She says 24.4% of pregnant women smoked as did 24.1%of minors.
LBL's Pickin' Party, an old-time music festival, returns to Land Between the Lakes' Homeplace for its 15th year, June 15 and 16. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nathan Blake Lynn emcees with performances by the Dixie Volunteers, Thomas Maupin & Daniel Rothwell, Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, Mark Dvorak, and more. Bring your own musical instruments to jam and perform, also bring your own chairs and blankets. See more at LBL's event calendar.
Madisonville is hosting the 1st Annual MAD Flavor Fest this Saturday, celebrating artists of all medias in the Western Kentucky region The MAD Flavor Fest will feature over 20 arts and crafts makers, 24 local musicians, 12 independent film, and food venders from The Crowded House to Patterson's Tru Blu BBQ. All profits from this festival will go to the Western Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross. Kate Lochte speaks with Jessica Dockrey about the event. See more at the Mad Flavor Fest website.
Against a backdrop of the Progressive Era, including presidential elections, campaigns for equal suffrage, war in Europe and opening the Panama Canal, Daughters of the American Revolution in North Carolina initiated a project to mark the trail of Daniel Boone that enabled America's Western Movement. Daniel Boone Scholar, Randell Jones, wrote "Trailing Daniel Boone - Marking Daniel Boone's Trail 1912 to 1915." The Captain Wendell Oury Chapter of the DAR invited Mr. Jones to Murray to learn more about his book. Mr. Jones speaks with Kate Lochte.
We're teaming up with WNIN of Evansville to bring you live music from the W.C. Handy Festival in Auburn Mill Park in Henderson this week! We hope to broadcast 8 p.m. performances Wednesday through Saturday nights including The Voices of the Wetlands Allstars including Cyrille Neville, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, The Homes Brothers and Janiva Magness. Sounds Good!
Susan Jones visits our studio to speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about Downtown Paris Week, June 9 through 15 in the downtown square. Jones says there's something special every day of the week. On Sunday, the week begins with worship downtown, at the eight churches; Monday, dine downtown with a spotlight on local eateries; Tuesday, movie night outdoors; Wednesday, Heritage Day with a new exhibit at the Heritage Center; Thursday, songwriters on the Square; and Friday is government and value day, honoring civil servants and special sales in shops. See more on the DPA Facebook Page.
Membership among Southern Baptists has fallen slightly for the sixth straight year. The nation's largest Protestant denomination released in-house statistics yesterday showing that total membership dropped .66% in 2012. The annual report prepared by the Southern Baptist Convention's Lifeway Christian Resources and reported by the Baptist Press news service says there were 105,000 fewer Baptists in 2012 than the year before.