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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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Culture
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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Culture
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.

Culture
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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Culture
5:11 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

New Exhibits at Paducah's Market House Museum

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The Market House Museum in downtown Paducah opened new exhibits this past weekend and its director, Penny Baucum Fields, describes them on Sounds Good. The Market House Museum is located at 121 South 2nd Street in Market House Square, downtown Paducah. Their new hours are Tuesday through Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. Click here for more on the Market House Museum website.

Culture
2:42 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Madisonville Wins Arbor Day Award

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The National Arbor Day Foundation has named Madisonville a "A Tree City USA" Community. 

The city is recognized for its incorporation of an active tree board, tree care ordinance, community forestry program and participating in an Arbor Day celebration. This year marks the 18th time the city has received the award. 

Culture
4:25 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Cinema International Presents Cairo, IL Doc "Between Two Rivers"

Murray State's Cinema International is including "Between Two Rivers" the 2012 Documentary about Cairo, IL, in this week's features with a showing tomorrow night (first showing was Thursday night). Tim Johns is Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator, Jesse Stuart Fellowship, in the Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State and is becoming active with the Cinema International organization on campus.

Culture
12:06 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Keeneland Features New Attractions At This Year's Season Opening

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Keeneland will be featuring a number of new attractions and services at this year’s Spring Race Meet starting tomorrow. But one unwelcome change could be the amount of traffic – as major construction is set to continue on US60/Versailles Road for the next ten months. Keeneland spokesperson Julie Balog said state and local officials have been working with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to lessen the impact of the roadwork.

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Culture
2:49 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

'Stitch Like An Egyptian' at Quilt Week in Paducah

EGYPTIAN APPLIQUE ART #95 - MOHAMED IBRAHIM
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Tens of thousands of visitors will be in our region to view the contemporary art of quilting in a myriad of styles, methods, and materials during the AQS Quilt Show and Contest in Paducah the 24th through the 27th of April. Among these visitors will be two men from Cairo, Egypt who will be demonstrating their art of applique’, making works on the spot, exhibiting their textile art and selling works as well. Next we meet the woman who paved the way for these artisans to have access to the American marketplace. Kate Lochte interviews Jenny Bowker.

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Culture
11:00 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Hopkinsville-Christian Co. Museums feature local women in STEM fields

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An interview with Alissa Keller

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is hosting a special exhibit in this year’s theme, “Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.”  The exhibit features the stories of historic, local women who’ve made contributions to those fields.  Todd Hatton speaks with Museum Executive Director Alissa Keller to find out more.

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