Culture

Jazz
9:30 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

A Cafe Jazz Conversation with Pianist Taylor Eigsti

Café Jazz host Dr. Brian Clardy recently spoke with jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti, for A Café Jazz Christmas with Brian Clardy (aired: 12/19 at 9 p.m.). They talk about Taylor's influences, memories of Dave Brubeck and improving as a young musician into adulthood. Taylor began studying the piano at the age of four and recorded his first album at the age of 14, titled Tays Groove. He was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards and lives in New York City. Brian spoke with Taylor Eigsti over the phone.

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Culture
8:43 am
Wed December 19, 2012

KY Has New Travel Resources

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A new guide and smartphone app is now available to help people pinpoint Kentucky tourism hot spots. The Travel and Tourism Department has made its 2013 Kentucky Official Visitor’s Guide available at welcome centers throughout the state, and the Kentucky Historical Society has released its latest installment of its free smartphone app Explore Kentucky History guiding people through historical markers all over the Commonwealth.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Tue December 18, 2012

We Need to Talk...About Sensible Gun Control

It’s time for those of us who enjoy shooting to lead the push for sensible gun and ammo and magazine laws, for closing loopholes, and for more energetic enforcement of existing gun laws. For too long there has been no debate about guns in this country. That was allowed to happen because people were choosing sides and thinking the other side was unreasonable. Those who wanted more control thought of gun owners as holding the view that no laws should ever be passed restricting gun access in any way, period. On the other hand, gun owners and users have looked at those wanting some controls as if all they wanted was to take everyone’s guns away.

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Culture
11:53 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Silver Trail Distiller Balentine Talks Moonshine

Spencer Balentine

Hear Balentine's interview on Sounds Good.

Spencer Balentine is owner and head distiller of Silver Trail Distillery in Marshall County. He makes old-fashioned whiskey moonshine, based on a family recipe. Balentine’s product won the 2012 SIP Award for Best Whiskey Moonshine, and his “LBL Moonshine” has recently been picked up by a national distributor.

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Culture
8:09 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Family to Restore Utica Historic Cemetery

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A Daviess County family is planning to restore a cemetery in Utica that’s the resting place for a Revolutionary War soldier who was friends with Thomas Jefferson. Charles Evans says he plans to set the tombstones back up in the family plot south of Owensboro and fence it off. He also plans on applying for a historical marker. Evans’ great-great-great grandfather was Capt. Benjamin Field who was commissioned as a captain in the American Revolution by Jefferson.

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Culture
9:00 am
Sun December 9, 2012

Master, Apprentice Make Bentwood Willow Chairs

Justin Roberts works on a willow chair.
Whitney Jones

In a small workshop filled with tree limbs, Justin Roberts bends, hammers and pieces together chairs made from willow wood. He has been fascinated with willow furniture since his childhood, but little did he know that George Beard, the man whose willow furniture shop he often passed, would one day be teaching him the trade.

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Culture
3:57 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Tenn. Gov. Declares Today 'Pearl Harbor Day'

The U. S. S. California sinking at Pearl Harbor.
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Gov. Bill Haslam is designating Dec. 7 "Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day" in Tennessee.

On December 7, 1941, more than 3,500 Americans serving in the United States military stationed at Pearl Harbor were killed or wounded in a surprise attack by Japan.

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Culture
8:16 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Historical Society Releases Abe Lincoln App

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If you want to know more about Abraham Lincoln in the Commonwealth, there's an app for that. The Kentucky Historical Society has released a free app guiding users along a statewide tour of all of Abraham Lincoln's Kentucky connections. It maps out his birthplace, his wife's childhood home and other significant Civil War sites.

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Crime
2:41 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Lattus Trial Set For April 2013

Fulton County Circuit Judge Tim Langford has set an April 22 trial date for the man accused of killing Hickman mayor Charlie Murphy. Tommy Lattus of Hickman admitted to killing Murphy in January. Judge Langford says Lattus will have a chance at a plea agreement February 14.

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Culture
8:22 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Handwritten TN Constitutions Moved By Hand

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Three versions of the original handwritten Tennessee Constitution are being carefully moved to the state’s Supreme Court building today in preparation for their upcoming public display. The documents will be carried by hand in archival boxes from a State Library and Archives vault to the Supreme Court building with an escort detail of Tennessee Highway Patrol officers.

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