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1:39 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Love Poems Sound Good! Read the Top 10

Thank you to everyone who sent us a love poem as part of our First Ever Love Poems Sound Good Contest. We hope to make it an annual tradition, so be sure to keep us in your minds and hearts. Today, on a special Valentine's Day edition of Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and Bec Feldhaus read the ten finalists with much adulation and affection. The top ten poets received a box of chocolates from The Chocolate Factory in downtown Paducah! ...And here they are in their printed glory:

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Culture
4:01 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Wooden Wand Sounds Good This Saturday at Big Apple

Wooden Wand
Credit Leah Hutchison Toth

Wooden Wand (James Toth) performs Saturday evening at 9 at The Big Apple Cafe in Murray and live on WKMS during Beyond The Edge. Tracy Ross recently spoke with Toth about his relationship with touring, how illegal downloads affect working musicians, and his latest album, Blood Oaths Of The New Blues.

Tune in for a live broadcast from Murray’s Big Apple Café for“Sounds Good: Live From the Big Apple” on Saturday, February 16 from 9-10 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Wooden Wand, with Doc Feldman, mixes lyrically rich tunes, Americana, and soulful country. The live broadcast airs during Tracy Ross’ Beyond the Edge.

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Culture
11:20 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Western Kentucky Black Patch Tobacco Documentary Airing on KET Tonight

Last November, a new documentary about raising dark-fired tobacco titled “Farming in the Black Patch" debuted in Murray. The film starts its first run on KET at 8 p.m. Central tonight, with shows scheduled through March on both KET and KET KY. The name Black Patch comes from the dark leaves of the kind of tobacco that's smoke-cured in barns and used for pipe blends, chewing, and snuff. Kate Lochte has more with the filmmaker and writer. 

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Culture
7:05 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Celebration Honors Hackett, Hudson as Black Leaders

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FRANKFORT—  Kentucky legislators and community leaders on Wednesday honored an athlete and an academic during the 10th annual Black History Month Celebration at the Capitol.

The 2013 Black History Month celebration honoree was Wilbur Louis Hackett Jr., a groundbreaking football player. He was also the 2011 Kentucky Black Sports Hall of Fame inductee who state Sen. Gerald Neal, of Louisville, said "epitomizes all that is good about sports."

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Literature
12:42 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

A Book of Homeplace History and Recipes

Paducah resident Gerry Marshall has a degree in zoology from the University of Kentucky.  She’s published a number of books, as well as over 100 articles, stories and poems for both children and adults.  Her most recent work involves LBL’s Homeplace 1850 and documents recipes from the mid 19th century that have not been well-documented to date. The Homeplace History and Receipt Book:  History, Folklore, and Recipes from Life on an Upper Southern Farm a Decade before The Civil War is available at amazon.com.

Culture
3:33 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Nat. Geo. to Feature KY Archaeology Work on Hatfields and McCoys

New Years Day 1888 was an especially bloody day in the historic, long-running feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys. Now, with the help of Dr. Kim McBride with the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, National Geographic’s show “Diggers” is digging even up even more clues about the attack.

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Culture
2:32 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Hits Half-Million Visitor Mark

For the first time since its inception, over a half million people last year traveled the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.  The new attendance record represents a 15 percent increase over 20-11.  Kentucky Bourbon Trail Experience Director Adam Johnson says there were visitors from all 50 states and over 50 countries.

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Culture
10:37 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Study Links Headaches and Migraines to Weather

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If you've ever blamed the weather for a splitting headache, you might be right.  A new University of Cincinnati study finds that lightning may affect the onset of headache and migraines.

"What we found was that on days with lightning around the patients'  homes there was approximately a 30-percent increase in headache activity, or headache occurrence, and also a 30-percent increase in migraine," said fourth-year medical student Geoff Martin, one of the researchers.

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Culture
2:42 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Kentucky Equine Survey Finds Horse Population on the Rise

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The number of Kentucky equine operations has dropped in the last 30 years but the total number of horses in the Commonwealth has increased.

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Culture
12:01 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Starfish International: Educating and Empowering Girls in The Gambia, West Africa

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Murray State Graduate and former adjunct professor Yassin Sarr hails from The Gambia West Africa. She and her husband David Fox have, for the last 5 years, been working to empower Gambian girls through education.

Their organization, Starfish International, is working toward developing a comprehensive education program for girls from pre-school to graduate school. They are back in Murray for a visit. Yassin speaks with Chad Lampe about their work.

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