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8:08 am
Tue March 12, 2013

McCracken County Fiscal Court Sets Date for Precinct’s Wet/Dry

McCracken County’s Maxon Precinct will have a wet/dry vote this spring. Residents there recently filed a petition to change the area’s dry status, and the Fiscal Court scheduled the local option election for Tuesday, May 7th. Judge Van Newberry says he expects strong campaigning for and against alcohol sales leading up to the vote. So far, a local attorney whom Newberry says possibly represents the opposition has asked to see the petition.

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Cafe Jazz
4:39 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Pianist and Composer Kelly Brand on Cafe Jazz

Chicago area pianist, composer, and band leader Kelly Brand has been on the music scene for well over a decade and a half entertaining jazz lovers with her innovative compositions and arrangements. Her original compositions, as well as her covers of musicians like Bobby Hutcherson, have enthralled listeners from the concert stage to her stellar recordings. Murray State History Professor and host of Café Jazz Dr. Brian Clardy spoke with her via telephone in an interview that was aired recently on the Wednesday night broadcast. Hear is the full interview. Discover more of her work at kellybrand.com.

Culture
3:05 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Man Charged with Shooting Hickman Mayor Pleads Guilty

The man charged with killing Hickman Mayor Charles Murphy early last year has pleaded guilty today as part of a plea bargain. Under the agreement, 31-year-old Tommy Lattus pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, and will serve more that 37 years in prison for the murder. A formal sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 28th.

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Culture
2:26 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Dancing, Crafts, Food and Fun at the Hopkinsville International Festival

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On Sounds Good, we welcomed Yasamin Ausenbaugh,Director of Christian County Cares 2015. She outlined the events of the International Festival in Hopkinsville at the JEB Convention Center, March 15 & 16. featuring international foods, a global village, international performers from Indian to American, performing Tribal Belly Dance to the Nyama Drum Ensemble. The performers come from the Global Education Center in Nashville. Click here for more information about the festival.

WKMS Sounds Good
5:33 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

See Who's on Sounds Good This Week

Sounds Good: The Week of August 26

Monday: Murray State's LGBT and URSA Program Coordinator Jody Cofer also chairs the Murray Human Rights Commission, and we speak with Cofer for the 11:15 interview on Sounds Good today - the topic is bullying in the workplace. And at 12:15 we welcome Annie Vandiver to Sounds Good. She's with the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State and is planning the annual AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day at Miller to raise scholarship funds for women in the TSM program.

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West Kentucky High Iron
9:10 am
Sun March 3, 2013

Boom to Bust: The History of Earlington, Kentucky

Earlington depot in 1910 with railroad employees out front.
Credit Shelly Baskin / WKMS

West Kentucky High Iron feature story - Boom to Bust: The History of Earlington.

The history of many towns in west Kentucky has been shaped, in large part, by the coal companies and railroads that brought in jobs, money, and people. During the golden years of coal and rail in the early 20th century these towns boomed. And when the coal ran out and the trains stopped rolling, they crashed. The city of Earlington, Kentucky is one of those towns.

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Culture
9:01 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Western Kentucky Historian & Musician Featured on Sounds Good

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WKMS hosts a special early-bird fundraising event with live string band music in Studio A for Sounds Good with Tracy Ross. One of the rotating hosts of Music from the Front Porch, Mike Gowen, joins in to introduce old-time string music of the Purchase Region with Nathan Blake Lynn and Josh Coffey, known through Bawn in the Mash and other groups. 

As part of today's special presentation, Nathan plays music from his historical music project titled The Places I Used To Know. The album features 10 original songs focused on Lynn’s experiences in the Jackson Purchase. All songs were written, performed, and engineered by Lynn at his farm in Heath, Kentucky. For more information visit nathanblakelynn.com.

See a video describing the album and a special fundraiser premium after the jump.

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Culture
2:51 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Hopkinsville Native Wins ALA Award

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The Black Caucus of the American Library Association has given its 2013 Best Poetry Award to Hopkinsville native and author bell hooks for her book "Appalachian Elegy."

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Culture
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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