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4:13 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Market House Theatre: One Weekend, Two Shows

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Both hours of Sounds Good today feature directors of upcoming productions at the Market House Theatre in Paducah. "Tomato Plant Girl," by Wesley Middleton, opens May 9-12 in the Studio Theatre and follows a new girl in town, sharing a garden with a 'bossy best friend,' when mayhem ensues. 'Love, Loss, and What I Wore" is May 11 and 12th at 7 p.m. This special production for Mother's Day weekend uses clothing and accessories to tell a funny, wistful, and universal stories that women can identify with. Hear both interviews below.

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10:39 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Charges Possible In Death Of Ky. 2-Year-Old Shot By Brother

The home in Kentucky's Cumberland County where a 2-year-old girl was shot by her 5-year-old brother with a gun he'd been given as a gift. Investigators say the shooting Tuesday was accidental, but there is a chance some charges might be filed.
Dylan Lovan AP

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 11:23 am

The heartbreaking death of a 2-year-old Kentucky girl who was shot and killed Tuesday by her 5-year-old brother with a rifle he had been given as a gift might lead to criminal charges.

The Lexington Herald-Leader writes that "Kentucky State Police said Wednesday it is too early to say whether charges will be filed in the case of a 5-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister."

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7:25 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Orb is the Early Favorite in 20-Horse Kentucky Derby Field

The post positions are set for Saturday’s running  of the Kentucky Derby.

Orb has been made the early 7-2 favorite for the Derby and a full field of 20 horses.

Trained by Shug McGaughey, Orb drew the No. 16 post on Wednesday. Four horses have won from there, most recently Animal Kingdom two years ago. McGaughey is in racing's Hall of Fame, but the 62-year-old trainer has yet to win the Derby in six previous tries.    He says he's happy with the post position draw.

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3:23 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Kentucky Ranks 47th in Bicycle Friendliness

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 2:48 pm

A national bicycling advocacy group has ranked the 50 states for cyclist friendliness.

Their determination: Kentucky is not so bicycle-friendly. 

Kentucky ranked 47th in the U.S., according to the League of American Bicyclists. 

That's better than North Dakota, Alabama and New Mexico. (And worse than the rest.)

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Culture
3:41 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

One Of Nation's Most Valuable Quilts On Display At Paducah's Quilt Show

Many Quilt Week attendees are crowding Paducah's National Quilt Museum to see one of the nation’s most valuable quilts. The piece, called “Innocence”, was made by quilter Hollis Chatelain. Museum Director Frank Bennett said his museum is lucky to showcase the piece.

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4:56 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Reenactors and Music at the 'Turn of the Century Social' in Murray

Mike Gowen

Music From the Front Porch co-host Mike Gowen organizes the "Turn of the Century Social" at Murray’s Central Park this Saturday from 10 to 2 with reenactors in period costumes reenacting scenarios at the old schoolhouse, courthouse, and train depot. Mike stopped by Sounds Good to talk with Todd Hatton about the weekend festivities. PS: Todd will be there handing out some WKMS News CDs (technology from the future).

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6:52 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Kentucky Poet Laureate to be Inducted

Kentucky's new poet laureate being inducted today in Frankfort as the state recognizes Kentucky Writers' Day.

Frank X. Walker and several of the state's past poet laureates will conduct poetry readings at the ceremony in the Capitol.

Walker is a Danville native who is known for coining the term "Affrilachia" to describe black culture in the multi-state Appalachian region. The Kentucky Arts Council says Walker at age 51 is both the youngest person to be named poet laureate in Kentucky and the first African-American.

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4:06 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Quilt Show Brings Art and Visitors from Around the World to Paducah

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We've met Jenny Bowker, wife of the former Australian Ambassador to Egypt, who initiated introducing Egyptian craftsmen's quilts to the world. We've spoken with Meredith Schroeder who co-founded the American Quilters Society and this year is being inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame. Today, Kate Lochte brings an interview with the person who directs and organizes the American Quilters Society Show and Contest, which starts Wednesday at the Convention Center in Paducah. She opened by asking Bonnie Browning how many "hats" she actually wears in her work. 

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5:02 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

PSO's Amy Sanders Previews the 2013 LowerTown Arts & Music Festival

The 2013 LowerTown Arts and Music Festival is just around the corner and Amy Sanders of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra's staff shares the rundown on the music line-up during Sounds Good. The festival runs from May 17-19 on 7th and Madison in Paducah. WKMS will be broadcasting live on the evening of Friday, May 17th. More information about that coming soon! Click here to see festival news and the complete schedule.

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12:30 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Idaho Company Partners with Paducah Business to Consider PGDP Site

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An Idaho-based company, along with Advanced Process Technology Systems of Paducah, has expressed interest in taking over operations of the U.S. Department of Energy's Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant if current lessee, the United States Enrichment Corporation, is unable to extend operations past next month.

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