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3:46 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Listen: John E.L. Robertson Discusses His New Book "Paducah Kentucky...A History"

In John E.L. Robertson's latest book, "Paducah Kentucky...A History," he continues to offer new research adding to his previous books about his town.  

Mr. Robertson gave up seniority in his job to teach a few classes in history when Paducah Junior College began and liked it so much he made a career out of it.  

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Culture
9:35 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Amish Leave Pa. In Search Of Greener, Less Touristy Pastures

The tourism attracted by the Amish population in Lancaster, Pa., is now making it harder for Amish to maintain their traditional lifestyle. Some families are leaving the area as a result.
Mark Makela Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Thu May 22, 2014 8:50 am

Rolling pastures dotted with grazing cows, fields of corn and classic buggies driven by Amish in hats and bonnets — these are the images that attract visitors to Lancaster County, home to more than 30,000 of the Pennsylvania Dutch.

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Culture
4:18 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

The Vegetables Most Americans Eat Are Drowning In Salt And Fat

This isn't exactly what a healthy serving of veggies looks like.
Lauri Patterson iStockphoto

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 4:02 pm

Popeye and our parents have been valiantly trying to persuade us to eat our veggies for decades now.

But Americans just don't eat as many fruits and vegetables as we should. And when we do, they're mainly potatoes and tomatoes — in the not-so-nutritious forms of french fries and pizza, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Culture
5:00 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Selfie, Unfriend, Hashtag: From Your Teen's Phone To The Dictionary

Selfie is one of the 150-plus new words added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
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Originally published on Mon May 19, 2014 5:38 pm

In school, many of us were sent to dictionaries to look up words we didn't know.

Now, dictionaries are coming to us, filling themselves up with terms that may already feel overly familiar.

More than 150 new words and definitions have been added to the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the publisher announced Monday. The list includes selfie, hashtag, big data and unfriend.

"So many of these new words show the impact of online connectivity to our lives and livelihood," Peter Sokolowski, a Merriam-Webster editor, said in a statement.

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Culture
9:17 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Owensboro Distillery Closer to Producing Bourbon

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A distillery in Owensboro will once again produce Kentucky’s signature spirit.

Officials with TerrePURE Kentucky Distillers announced Tuesday afternoon that they are purchasing the Charles Medley Distillery and will create bourbon and other lines of spirits.

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Culture
3:35 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Kentucky Derby Winner California Chrome to Contend for Triple Crown Championship

California Chrome at the 2014 San Felipe with Victor Espinoza on board
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California Chrome's rather easy Kentucky Derby win is once again prompting speculation about a Triple Crown threat. 

The easy winner, with far fewer dollars invested compared to a typical Derby champion, will head to Maryland two weeks from now to compete in the Preakness.

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Kentucky Derby
12:16 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Constructing the "Garland of Roses" for the Kentucky Derby

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On Saturday, the winner of the Kentucky Derby will be presented with a beautifully-ornate wreath of roses traditionally known as the Garland of Roses. For the last 28 years, the Garland project has been constructed by a team of florists at the Kroger Company, and Carol Besler has been there for every one of those 28 years. 

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Kentucky Derby
11:15 am
Fri May 2, 2014

'Mint Julep' Author Shares Insights on the Official Derby Drink

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The official drink of tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby is the Kentucky Mint Julep, a drink that includes muddled mint leaves, sugar, ice and about two shots of bourbon served in the glass of your choice, but it’s supposed to be consumed from a silver or pewter cup. It’s a safe assumption that thousands of people will consume a variation of this drink tomorrow.

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Sports
12:45 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Kentucky Oaks Favorite Untapable Gets Outside Post

Untapable

Originally published on Tue April 29, 2014 12:33 pm

  The favorite for Friday's Kentucky Oaks will start the mile and 1/8 race from the outside post.

The post draw was held Tuesday. Untapable will be ridden by Rosie Napravnik and is trained by Steve Asmussen. Fashion Plate, written by Gary Stevens and trained by Simon Callaghan, starts from the seventh position and is the second choice at 6-1.

Post Position

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Culture
12:27 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Bobbie Smith Bryant: Growing Up on a West Kentucky Tobacco Farm

Kentucky author  and Calloway County native Bobbie Smith Bryant holds a talk about the social and cultural experience of life on the farm at Calloway County Public Library. Her two books are Passions of the Black Patch: Cooking & Quilting in Western Kentucky and Forty Acres & A Red Belly Ford: The Smith Family of Calloway County. She previews her talk today on Sounds Good.

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